Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is September 15th, the 259th day of 2012. There are 107 days left in the year.


Bruins sign Lucic to three-year extension.

Doan re-signs with Coyotes for four years.

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The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General on this date in 1789.


Stamp Down: Cornish, Glenn lead rout of Bombers.

BPreview: Argos and Lions ready for chess match at BC Place.

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U.S. President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on this date in 1862. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.


Riders add defensive end.

5-5 Saskatchewan's next action is tomorrow afternoon at 1:00pm EDT at 6-4 Montreal. 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

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Italo Marchiony was granted a patent for the ice cream cone on this date in 1903.


New York, NY. -- Seven months after becoming world champions, the New York Giants were given a harsh reminder that it is a brand-new season.

After opening up the NFL's 2012 schedule with a loss, the Giants play host on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are coming off a victory in head coach Greg Schiano's debut.

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Commercial television began in Great Britain on this date in 1955. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.


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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Tampa Bay Juniors hockey. How 'bout you?


New York, NY. -- David Price and CC Sabathia on a September night in the Bronx typically means there's plenty on the line.

Lately, that line has pointed toward the Rays.

Tampa Bay's ace lefty outdueled New York's yet again on Friday at Yankee Stadium, as the Rays pulled out a much-needed 6-4 win to gain a game in the playoff picture.

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U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps on this date in 1961.


Phoenix, AZ.--
Hunter Pence described the Giants' offense thusly: "We'll get a rally. We don't know when it'll come, but we believe it's going to happen."

Friday night, Pence himself accounted for San Francisco's inevitable surge. His third-inning grand slam fueled a five-run uprising that propelled the Giants to a 6-2 victory over Arizona and inched them closer to the National League West title.

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"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1964.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Don't Be Cruel" hit #1 in the U.S.

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "She's Not You" hit #1 in the U.K.

1973 - Elvis Presley's single "Fool" hit #15 in the U.K.

1973 - The album "Elvis" hit #16 in the U.K.


On this date in 1966, The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles were called "a nothing group" after an interview with Peter Jones of the "London Daily Mirror."

1964 - The Beatles were ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public auditorium so the screaming crowd could calm down.

2003 - A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame spokesperson confirmed the list of nominees for the 2004 ballot. George Harrison, as a solo artist, made this list. He had already been inducted as a member of the Beatles.


On this date in 1986, U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.


Today in Sports History:

1912 - Joe Wood (Boston Red Sox) won his 16th consecutive major league game.

1938 - Lloyd and Paul Waner became the first brothers to hit back-to-back home runs in a major league game. It was Lloyd's last home run.

1946 - A Brooklyn Dodgers-Chicago Cubs game was called when players, umpires and fans were attacked by gnats.

1953 - The National Boxing Association adopted the 10-point scoring system for all of its matches.

1963 - All three Alou brothers - Felipe, Matty and Jesus - played in the outfield at the same time for the San Francisco Giants in a 13-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1969 - Steve Carlton (St. Louis) struck out 19 Mets for a nine-inning game record.

1974 - Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run on his very first major league at-bat.

1978 - Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his 3rd World Heavyweight Boxing title.

1978 - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first major league baseball team to pass the three-million mark in home attendance.

1979 - Bob Watson (Boston Red Sox) became the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues. He hit for the cycle with the Houston Astros on June 23, 1977.

1990 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox) became the first relief pitcher with 50 saves in a season.

1996 - The Baltimore Orioles broke the major league record for most home runs in one season. They finished with a total of 243. The New York Yankees had set the record at 240 in 1961.

1997 - The NHL and the player's union agreed to change the format of the 1998 All-Star Game. The decision was made for the top players from the United States and Canada to play against the best players from the rest of the world.

1997 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners) hit his 51st and 52nd home runs to become the sixth player to hit 100 or more home runs over two consecutive seasons. He had hit 49 home runs the previous season.

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis) hit his 63rd home run of the season.

1998 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners) became the fourth-youngest player to reach 1,000 RBIs when he hit his 52nd home run of the season.

2002 - Curt Schilling (Arizona Diamondbacks) struck out eight to reach 300 for the season. Schilling and Randy Johnson became the first teammates in baseball history to each strike out 300 in the same season.

2004 - The National Hockey League locked out its players in an effort by management to gain massive economic change.


An article in the London newspaper "The Mail" on this date in 1991, revealed that John Cairncross admitted to being the "fifth man" in the Soviet Union's British spy ring.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Mav TV American Real 500 at Fontana, California 8:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 11:30am EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT


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

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