Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Sunday

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


Today is September 2nd, the 246th day of 2012. There are 120 days left in the year.


Bogosian expected to miss 4-6 months after surgery.

1972 Summit Series shaped modern hockey.

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The U.S. Treasury Department was established on this date in 1789.


Eskimos ink Jerome Messam to new deal.

The time is now for the Bombers and Riders.

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The first issue of "McCall’s" magazine was published on this date in 1897. The magazine had been known previously as "Queens Magazine" and "Queen of Fashion."


3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is this afternoon at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg in the annual Labour Day Classic. 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

The view from Regina: Riders looking to end losing streak in Labour Day Classic.

The view from Winnipeg: Decline of the defence.

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Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said "Speak softly and carry a big stick" in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair on this date in 1901.


Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay moved quickly to sign sixth-year RB D.J. Ware after he was released by the New York Giants on Friday, releasing CB Brandon McDonald to make room on the roster…Ware is coming off his most productive NFL season and is very familiar with Mike Sullivan, the Bucs' new offensive coordinator

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The "Question Mark" made the first non-stop flight from Europe to the U.S. on this date in 1930. The plane was flown by Captain Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte.


Oh boy! I get to go to school!


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


Toronto, ON. -- Joe Maddon wore a big smile while describing what happened in the Rays' 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

"Fernando gets his 40th save and B.J. gets his first," the Rays manager said.

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The first railroad car to be equipped with fluorescent lighting was put into operation on the New York Central railroad on this date in 1938.


Chicago, IL.--
Tim Lincecum knows that he has plenty of time to salvage his season.

He began that process on this date two years ago, yielding one run in eight innings to defeat Colorado. That sparked a September in which Lincecum posted a 5-1 record with a 1.94 ERA, vanquished the lingering demons from his 0-5, 7.82 August and helped the Giants win the National League West.

A new month began on Saturday, and with it, perhaps another fresh start for Lincecum. This time, he strengthened San Francisco's grip on first place in the West by working 6 1/3 effective innings to give the Giants a 5-2 triumph over the Cubs.

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"The CBS Evening News" was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes on this date in 1963.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - The Elvis Presley EP "Loving You Vol II" hit #18 in the U.S.

1957 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack EP "Love Me Tender" hit #22 in the U.S.

1961 - Joe Dowell's version of Elvis' "Wooden Heart" hit the U.S. charts.

1966 - Elvis Presley completed his work for the film "Double Trouble."

1967 - Elvis Presley's album "Double Trouble" hit #34 in the U.K.


NBC-TV canceled "Star Trek" on this date in 1969. The show had debuted on September 8, 1966.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles received a gold record for the song "Help!"

1965 - The Beatles released "Yesterday."

1978 - George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.


It was announced on this date in 1985 that the Titanic had been found on September 1st by a U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.


Today in Sports History:

1917 - Grover Cleveland Alexander (Philadelphia Phillies) pitched and won two entire games of a doubleheader versus Brooklyn (5-0 and 9-3).

1924 - Bill Tilden won his fifth straight U.S. Open men's singles title.

1957 - Warren Spahn (Milwaukee Braves) set a record for left-handed pitchers when he recorded his 41st shutout.

1961 - The estate of Ty Cobb was estimated at $11.78 million. Cobb had died two months earlier.

1962 - Ken Hubbs (Chicago Cubs) set a record for a second baseman when he played his 74th game without an error.

1966 - The Miami Dolphins played their first regular-season game. They lost the game to the Oakland Raiders 23-14.

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) set a National League record when he played in his 1,117th consecutive game.

1970 - Jimmy Connors played in his first match at the U.S. Open. He lost to Mark Cox.

1971 - Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors won their first U.S. Open singles matches.

1973 - Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Martin was relieved of his duties three days after ordering his pitchers to throw spitballs against Cleveland Indians batters.

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners played to a 7-7 tie after 19 innings. It was the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was resumed the following day and the Mariners won 8-7 in 20 innings.

1986 - The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs played 14 innings and used 53 players in the game. Houston won the game 8-7 when the game resumed the next day.

1990 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago Cubs) set a major league record with his 47th save.

1996 - Mike Greenwall (Boston Red Sox) set a major league record when he drove in all nine runs in a 9-8 win over the Seattle Mariners.

1996 - David Cone (New York Yankees) pitched in a game for the first time in four months after an aneurysm was removed from his shoulder.

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis) hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the season. The record at the time was 61 held by Roger Maris.

1998 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 56th home run of the season.

1998 - Nomar Garciaparra (Boston Red Sox) hit his 30th home run of the season. He joined Mark McGwire, Rudy York, Ron Kittle and Jose Canseco as a player that hit 30+ home runs in his first two years.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) signed a six-year contract for $36 million. The deal made him the highest paid wide receiver in the league.

1999 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 400th career home run.

2003 - Eric Gagne (Los Angeles) established a major league record with his 55th consecutive save.


The U.S. and Russia agreed to a joint venture to build a space station on this date in 1992.


Hampton, GA. -- There's an arrest warrant out for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -- or perhaps there should be -- after the defending NASCAR Nationwide Series champion stole Saturday night's NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stenhouse grabbed the lead from Kevin Harvick on the final lap, after a restart with three laps remaining. Contact between the cars of Danica Patrick and James Buescher caused the eighth and final caution and set up the three-lap run to the finish.

Brad Keselowski, on fresh tires, passed Harvick for the second spot. Harvick ran third, followed by Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier.

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On this date in 2010 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Brooks & Dunn played their final show together at a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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 -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Wisconsin Badgers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 5:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 10:45am EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:40pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 4:25pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:05pm 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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