Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 31st, the 244th day of 2012. There are 122 days left in the year.

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NHL hopeful progress continues with NHLPA proposal.

NHL unveils 2012 national television schedule.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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The first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress on this date in 1852.

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Moffat: Alouettes thriving with 'The Expendables.'

Week 10 CFL.ca Game Notes.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1887. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

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Hawkins flying high in return to Saskatchewan Roughriders.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired on this date in 1920. The station was 8MK in Detroit, MI.

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Tampa, FL. -- WR Arrelious Benn, who sustained a knee injury on the first day of training camp that caused him to miss the entire preseason, took another big step towards returning on Thursday when he rejoined practice.

Read the rest here.

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Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married on this date in 1940.

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Jimmy goes to school.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....doing dishes and WMEL Stuff. How 'bout you?

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Toronto, ON. -- "Shut them out or be shut out." That seems to be the Rays' mantra for August.

Unfortunately for them, the latter held true on Thursday night, as their streaky offense fared no better north of the border in a 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Read the rest here.

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The radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" made its debut on NBC on this date in 1941.

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Houston, TX.--
As the Giants' victory total mounted with Thursday's 8-4 triumph over the Houston Astros, the temptation to compare this year's team with the 2010 world champions became more irresistible.

Despite being the Giants' best all-around hitter in 2010, Aubrey Huff didn't favor the past.

Read the rest here.

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Superman returned to radio on the Mutual Broadcasting System on this date in 1946 after being dropped earlier in the year.

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" hit #22 in the U.K.

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California officially became the most populated state in America on this date in 1964.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.

1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

1999 - The album "All You Need Is Love - Beatles Songs for Kids" was released.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1950 - Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.

1959 - Sandy Koufax set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.

1968 - At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mike Powell set a record when he jumped 29'4½" in the long jump.

1969 - The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.

1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

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The 30-year contract between Milton Berle and NBC-TV expiredon this date in 1981.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT at Baltimore 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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