Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Sunday












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

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Today is September 23rd, the 267th day of 2012. There are 99 days left in the year.

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For Yaroslavl, emotional week ends with home win.

Bolts' Boucher shoots first pitch.

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

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The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held on this date in 1642.

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PASADENA, Calif. — Oregon State emphatically stated its case for a national ranking Saturday with a 27-20 victory over 19th-ranked UCLA at the Rose Bowl. Sean Mannion completed 24 of 35 passes for 379 yards and two touchdowns as the Beavers (2-0) knocked the Bruins (3-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1779, John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!"

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Simon scores 100th TD; Harris powers Lions over Esks.

East Division race means Argos, Als rivalry heating up.

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

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The Corps of Discovery, the Lewis and Clark expedition, reached St. Louis, MO on this date in 1806, and ended the trip to the Pacific Northwest.

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5-6 Saskatchewan's next action is this afternoon at 4:00pm EDT vs 7-4 Calgary, a team they lost to 41-38 in week #4 and 17-10 in week #9. 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.

The view from Regina: Durant, Riders ready to roll against Stampeders.

The view from Calgary: Johnson: Resilient Stampeders recover nicely after early-season pratfall.

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

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Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born on this date in 1838. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency.

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Tampa Bay, FL. -- Whether by design or circumstance, Bucs coach Greg Schiano didn't waste any time establishing himself — and his team — as the bullies of the NFC South.

Read the rest here.

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Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune on this date in 1846.

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Jimmy pushes the button so we can cross the street.

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

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The fans at Tropicana Field probably wished they brought their ear plugs. 


Of course, each time a Tampa Bay hitter knocks a home run, the sirens blare, and there was a lot of blaring Saturday night. 

The Rays used four home runs to pace an 11-5 thrashing of the Blue Jays in the second game of a three-game weekend set between the clubs. With its 82nd win on the year, Tampa Bay ensured itself a winning season for the fifth straight year..

Read the rest here.

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Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier in 1930.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Giants general manager Brian Sabean approached Marco Scutaro amid the happy hubbub in the Giants clubhouse and shook the second baseman's hand before they exchanged a hug. Sabean said a few congratulatory words to Scutaro, then repeated the hug. 


It was that kind of night for the Giants, who clinched the National League West title with Saturday's 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres. They had so much to cherish from this season -- which they believe is far from over -- that one round of congratulations wasn't enough..

Read the rest here.

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The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast on this date in 1951. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - 
Elvis Presley's single "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" hit #4 in the U.S.

1963 - Elvis Presley screened the movie "Hootenanny Hoot." 

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Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech" on this date in 1952. At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president..

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
In Hamburg, the Beatles, with Stu Sutcliffe, recorded versions of "Fever," "Summertime," and "September Song."

1968 - The Beatles recorded 45 takes of "Happiness Is a Warm Gun."

1969 - The Illinois University newspaper "Northern Star" printed a story that speculated about the death of Paul McCartney entitled "Clues Hint At Beatle Death."

2001 - Yoko Ono placed a full-page ad in The New York Times with the message - "Imagine all the people living life in peace." The ad was Ono's response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

2003 - The Ringo Starr album "Christmas Collection - 20th Century Masters" was released.

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"The Robe" premiered in Hollywood on this date in 1953, a week after its premiere in New York. The 20th Century Fox movie had been filmed using the Cinemascope wide screen process..

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Today in Sports History:

1845 - 
The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright. It was the first baseball team in America.

2001 - Barry Bonds hit his 65th and 66th home run of the season to tie Sammy Sosa for the second most home runs in a season.

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On this date in 1955, my good friend Rod Hebrank was born.

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SPARTA, Ky. -- In the first Nationwide Series race to be held during the day at Kentucky Speedway, Austin Dillon returned to the site of his first career NNS victory earlier this year to double up with what is now his second series win, capturing Saturday's Kentucky 300. Dillon, who started the race from the pole, regained the lead on Lap 151, slingshotting around Elliott Sadler to eventually build a three-second advantage before finishing with a 1.059-second margin of victory over runner-up Sam Hornish Jr.

Read the rest here.

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Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1998.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys 1:00pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA


Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

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

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT

CFL Football -- BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT 

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 4:25pm 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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