Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Sunday











It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 26th, the 239th day of 2012. There are 127 days left in the year.

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Will new look on bench equal success for Sharks?

Waterloo, Sudbury reach Junior Club World Cup final.

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

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Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta" on this date in 1498.

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Bombers dismiss LaPolice; Burke to take over immediately.

Argos aim to be 'D' best.

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

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The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to start on July 1st in 1842.

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3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT against 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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On this date in 1873, the school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S. public kindergarten..

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Tampa, FL. -- The Buccaneers gave the start to rookie RB Doug Martin on Friday night against New England, and he used it to get into an impressive groove.

Read the rest here.

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The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect on this date in 1920. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.

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Run, Jimmy, run!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....getting ready for Isaac to pass tomorrow. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Having established themselves as kings of the road, the last thing the Rays expected was a .500 homestand.

But that's what transpired at Tropicana Field after the Rays returned from California on Monday night. Saturday afternoon's 4-2 loss to the Athletics served as the final installment of a six-game set in St. Petersburg that saw the Rays (70-57) compile a 3-3 mark.

Read the rest here.

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The radio program, "Arch Oboler’s Plays", presented the NBC Symphony for the first time on this date in 1939.

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San Francisco, CA.--
A two-run double from pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco in the seventh seemed to breathe life into a possible Giants comeback as he pulled the Giants within one run, but the offense stalled from there as the Braves went on to a 7-3 win Saturday.

Read the rest here.

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The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled out on this date in 1957.

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley's album "Something For Everybody" hit #1 in the U.S.

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" was released.

1969 - In Las Vegas, Elvis Presley began laughing during a performance of "Are You Lonesome Tonight." The performance was recorded and was released on several RCA releases.

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On this date in 1973, a U.S. Presidential Proclamation was declared that made August 26th Women's Equality Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles played at the Odeon Cinema. The supporting acts were Tommy Quickly, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Cilla Black (who were making their first major appearance on stage.)

1997 - Yoko Ono's "It's Alright (I See Rainbows)" was released.

1997 - Yoko Ono's "Season of Glass [Remaster]" was released.

1997 - Yoko Ono's "Starpeace" was released.

2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.

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On this date in 1978, Sigmund Jahn blasted off aboard the Russian Soyuz 31 and became the first German in space.

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Today in Sports History:

1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball.

1961 - The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened. The project had been approved on September 11, 1943.

1998 - In east Bohemia, Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek was fined $30 for speeding when he ran his Ferrari off the road and hit a tree.

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The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX on this date in 1987. The company had sold its products door to door for 81 years.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- It wasn't the old Bristol, but it was definitely a better Bristol.

Denny Hamlin saved his best effort for the stretch run in Saturday's IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and his persistence paid off with the No. 11 team's third win of the season in 24 Sprint Cup Series races.

"It's Bristol -- I don't know what to say, man," Hamlin said as he crossed the finish line. "I'm so damn happy."

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. government announced on this date in 1998, that they were investigating Microsoft in an attempt to discover if they "bullied" Intel into delaying new technology.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

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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