Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 25th, the 238th day of 2012. There are 128 days left in the year.

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Islanders looking for more consistency this season.

Report: Doan will make decision by Sept. 15.

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

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Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana on this date in 1718. Some settled in present-day New Orleans.

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Lulay, Lions stun Blue Bombers on late field goal.

Landry: Waters carrying Argos special teams.

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

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Joseph Gibbons received a patent for the seeding machine on this date in 1840.

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With their 4th straight loss, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have slipped to 3-4 on the season. Their next game is today at home against the 3-4 Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action is set for 3:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. at ESPN3.com.

The view from Regina: Week 4 loss to Stamps continues to haunt Riders.

The view from Calgary: Stampeder says heat is on Riders.

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

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On this date in 1875, Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about 22 hours.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay defeated the AFC Champion New England Patriots, 30-28, Friday night at Raymond James Stadium in a matchup that featured both team’s starters for more than half of the game.

Read the rest here.

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The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior on this date in 1916.

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Let's play ball!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Rider football. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays bullpen, which had been so strong all year long, was bound to have a letdown eventually.

Reliever Joel Peralta gave up a two-run homer in the top of the eighth to former Ray Jonny Gomes that gave the Athletics a 5-4 win Friday at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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The first airplane to fly from New York to Alaska arrived in Nome on this date in 1920.

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San Francisco, CA.--
After his standup RBI triple in the fourth inning that proved to be the game's go-ahead hit, a grinning Angel Pagan saluted toward the Giants' dugout.

And after a four-hit performance sparked the Giants to a 5-3 win over the Braves on Friday for their fifth straight victory, Pagan had plenty to smile about and celebrate.

Read the rest here.

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Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward were married on this date in 1940 while suspended in parachutes at the World’s Fair in New York City.

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - In Texas, Elvis Presley reported back to Fort Hood.

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On this date in 1941, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill appropriating funds for construction of the Pentagon.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles single "A Hard Day's Night" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1965 - The Beatles' movie "Help!" opened in the U.S.

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NBC Radio debuted "Father Knows Best" on this date in 1949. The show went to TV in 1954.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - Ben Hogan won the PGA in Portland, OR. It was his first major golf title.

1985 - Dwight Gooden became the youngest pitcher to win 20 major league baseball games in a season.

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In Great Britain, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan) was introduced on this date in 1972.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- After passing Kevin Harvick for the lead on Lap 216 of 250, Joey Logano held on to win Friday night's Food City 250 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway -- winning his series-best sixth victory of the season.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Voyager 2 sent back pictures and data about Saturn on this date in 1981. The craft came within 63,000 miles of the planet.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma 4:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 8:00pm 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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