Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Today is September 30th, the 274th day of 2012. There are 92 days left in the year.


CBA talks resume, will continue during weekend.

Nicklas Lidstrom prepares for next phase of his life.

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The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA on this date in 1777, due to advancing British forces.


Tucson, AZ. -- Oregon State’s Sean Mannion won a passing duel with Arizona’s Matt Scott, and the 18th-ranked Beavers came away with a 38-35 victory over the Wildcats Saturday night at Arizona Stadium..

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The Columbia left Boston on this date in 1787 and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world.


Jackson takes action in Argos win over Bombers.

CFL fines Edmonton Eskimos.

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Ether, an experimental anesthetic at the time, was used for the first time on this date in 1846 by Dr. William Morton at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Late score enough as Riders tip Leos

Regina, SK. --A big touchdown catch late by Greg Carr provided the winning points Saturday night, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the BC Lions 27-21, in front of a sell-out crowd of 32,690 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Both teams had trouble getting their offenses going in the opening quarter, but the Riders were finally able to move the deep ball into BC territory as the scoreless first quarter came to an end.

The Saskatchewan drive, started in the opening quarter, would result in the games' opening points, as Darian Durant found a wide open Weston Dressler on a corner route 15 yards deep in the left side of the endzone, capping a 9 play, 78 yard drive. Sandro DeAngelis kicked the convert and the Roughriders had a 7-0 lead 1:33 into the second quarter. After holding BC to a 2 and out, Durant would find a streaking Dressler down the right sideline. Dressler reached out, hauled it in at around the 14 and did the rest, scoring on a 53 yard pass and run play. DeAngelis converted with 11:28 left in the half, for a 14-0 Saskatchewan lead. After their next drive stalled around midfield, Paul McCallum would kick a 51 yard punt single for a 14-1 Rider lead with 8:34 still on the second period clock. On their next possession Saskatchewan, after having a touchdown taken off the board by an offsides penalty, DeAngelis would boot a 40 yard field goal with 4:13 left, for a 17-1 lead. Chris Milo would add to the lead by kicking a 57 yard punt single with 44 seconds to play in the half for an 18-1 Rider lead. On the ensuing play, the Lions' Travis Lulay panicked under pressure, throwing a left-handed duck for an interception but would survive the mistake when Durant threw an interception on the next play. BC would start to move the ball but run out of time and the two teams would head into halftime with Saskatchewan enjoying that 18-1 advantage.

The Lions caught the first break of the second half when the Riders would turn the ball over on downs at their own 39. Paul McCallum would come on to kick a 40 yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 18-4, with 7:58 left in the third. Saskatchewan would get a point back for a 19-4 lead, when Milo came on to kick a 40 yard punt single with 4:44 left in the third. A spot foul for pass interference on Tristan Jackson would set BC up with a first down at the Roughrider 18, but they would have to settle for a 20 yard field goal by McCallum with 1:10 remaining, slicing the Saskatchewan lead to 19-7.

In the fourth, Milo would extend the lead 2:34 in with a 55 yard punt single, making the Roughrider lead 13, at 20-7. Marco Iannuzzi would get open in the endzone late for a 23 yard major catch from Lulay, the 24th straight game with a TD pass for the Lion pivot, the second longest streak in CFL history. McCallum converted with 2:57 left and the Saskatchewan lead was down to 6, at 20-14. Just when things were starting to get nervous, Greg Carr used all of his 6'6" frame to reach up and grab a 46 yard touchdown pass from Durant underneath the goal posts. DeAngelis converted and the Roughriders were up by 13 at 27-14, with 2:11 to go in regulation time. BC wouldn't quit however, with Lulay firing away to quickly get his team into scoring position. Iannuzzi would haul in a 14 yard pass from Lulay in the left side of the endzone for the touchdown. McCallum converted and the Lions were still breathing, climbing to within 6 at 27-21, with 1:18 yet to play. Taj Smith would muff the short kick and the ball would deflect out of bound off Anton McKenzie, giving BC the ball at 55. One bomb down the right side fell incomplete, the Lions took a procedure penalty, another deep ball down the right side fell uncaught, then, under heavy pressure, Lulay threw a flutterer that was intercepted by Chris McKenzie at the Saskatchewan 26. After a 6 yard run, BC called their second half timeout, only to watch Kory Sheets run up the middle for a huge first down. Durant would then take a knee three times to run out the clock and help the Riders escape with the 27-21 win.

For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 26-of-34 passing for 371 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Weston Dressler caught 9 passes for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns, Greg Carr caught a 46 yard touchdown pass, Kory Sheets rushed 17 times for 103 yards, Sandro DeAngeles kicked a field goal and 3 converts, Chris Milo punted 7 times for A 44.3 yard average with 3 punt singles, Joe Lobendahn had 6 tackles and Chris McKenzie and Shomari Williams each intercepted a pass. For the Lions, Travis Lulay was 19-of-36 passing for 232 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Marco Iannuzzi caught 3 balls for 49 yards and 2 touchdowns, Paul McCallum kicked 2 field goals, 2 converts and punted 8 times for a 47 yard average, with one punt single.

The Riders had 21 first downs, 115 yards rushing, 371 passing and 471 yards total offense. They turned the ball over once, were penalized 5 times for 80 yards and held the ball for 31:51. BC had 18 first downs, 102 yards rushing and 232 passing for 334 total yards. They turned the ball over 3 times, were penalized 7 times for 50 yards and held the ball for 28:09.

With the win, Saskatchewan improves to 7-6, ahead of a Monday, October 8th game in Toronto against the Argonauts. Kickoff is set for 4:30pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., the game can be seen online on The Lions slip to 9-4. Their next game is on Saturday, October 6th at home against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT.

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Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born on this date in 1861.


Tampa, FL. — Once again, the defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers approaches a game with the policy of containment. This week's target is particularly elusive, as Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III directs the NFL's most prolific scoring attack.

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In Appleton, WI on this date in 1882, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating.


Okay, so his picture-taking aim isn't so good yet.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Rays Baseball and hanging out with the family. How 'bout you?


Chicago, IL. -- A battle between two young left-handers failed to live up to the hype, which proved to be a good thing for the Rays on Saturday afternoon when they took a 10-4 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field..

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"Death Valley Days" was heard for the first time on the NBC Blue radio network on this date in 1930.


San Diego, CA. -- Saturday night's 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres reminded the Giants that they have an extremely important project to work on in the handful of days remaining before they enter the postseason: Fix Madison Bumgarner.

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"The Adventures of Dick Tracey" debuted on Mutual Radio Network on this date in 1935.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's EP "Just For You" hit #16 in the U.S.

1958 - EMI deleted all Elvis Presley and all other RCA products from its HMV catalog.

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "Judy" hit #78 in the U.S.

1978 - The album "Sings For Children And Grown Ups Too" hit #130 in the U.S. 


"Porgy and Bess" premiered in Boston on this date in 1935.


Today in Beatles History:

1977 - 
Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth."

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 


"Captain Midnight" was heard for the first time on the Mutual Radio Network on this date in 1939.


Today in Sports History:

1916 - 
 The Boston Braves stopped the New York Giant's 26-game winning streak. It was the longest winning streak in major league baseball history.

1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season. He broke his own record with the home run. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record with 61.

1934 - Dizzy Dean won his 30th game of the season in a 9-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

1947 - The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1971 - The Washington Senators played their last game in Washington before moving to Arlington, TX. They were forced to forfeit the game to the New York Yankees when fans stormed the field in an effort to take souvenirs.

1972 - Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates) recorded his 3,000th career hit. It was his last as he was killed in Venezuela during the off season.

1973 - Hank Aaron finished the season one short of Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. He broke the record in the first month of the 1974 season.

1973 - The New York Yankees completed their 50th season at Yankee Stadium.

1984 - Mike Witt (California Angels) became only the 11th pitcher to throw a perfect game in major league baseball. He defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0.

1984 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record when they registered three safeties in a 33-12 victory over the New York Giants.

1992 - George Brett (Kansas City Royals) reached his 3,000th career hit during a game against the California Angels. He was the 18th player to reach the mark.

1995 - Albert Belle (Cleveland Indians) became the first player in history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season.

1999 - The San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game to be played at Candlestick Park (3Com Park). The Dodgers won 9-4 with 61,389 fans on hand.

2002 - Chris McAlister (Baltimore Ravens) returned a missed field goal 108 yards to set an NFL record.


"The Red Skelton Show" debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1951.


Dover, DL. -- The steep concrete banks of Dover International Speedway aside, Saturday's OneMain Financial 200 was hardly a cliffhanger as Joey Logano dominated from start to finish in winning his seventh Nationwide Series race of the season. Momentarily, at least, a caution on Lap 177 for Tim Andrews' blown engine injected a modicum of suspense, but Logano reasserted his superiority after a restart on Lap 182 and pulled away for his second victory at the Monster Mile and the 16th of his career..

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Tonight --

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars 6:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm 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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