Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 5th, the 249th day of 2012. There are 117 days left in the year.

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Landeskog surprising, but 'logical' choice as captain.

Report: Luongo prefers returning to Panthers.

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

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Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards on this date in 1698.

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Top 10 Plays of Week 10.

Best of Scotiabank Labour Day Weekend.

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

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The first session of the U.S. Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia on this date in 1774. The delegates drafted a declaration of rights and grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton Randolph as the first president of the Continental Congress.

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Pedersen: Riders taking time to enjoy dominant win.

4-5 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday at 1:00pm EDT at 2-7 Winnipeg in the annual Banjo Bowl. 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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Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas on this date in 1836.

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Tampa, FL. -- Bryan Glazer, Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano all spoke at Tuesday's Back to Football Chalk Talk event thrown by the unified Chambers of Commerce for Clearwater, Greater Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Read the rest here.

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The American Red Cross provided relief for disaster for the first time on this date in 1881. The disaster was the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan.

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It's my classroom!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....washin' dishes and watchin' Rays baseball tv. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Never try to figure out this year's Rays.

All season, the team's offense has been much maligned. So on Tuesday night, one had to figure that once the Yankees had a two-run lead after their first turn at bat -- thanks to Robinson Cano's homer -- they would continue to bash homers like the college jocks at a company picnic.

Instead, the Rays went toe-to-toe with the Yankees' sluggers, winning the long-ball contest while getting a quality start from Alex Cobb en route to a 5-2 win at Tropicana Field with 17,652 watching.

Read the rest here.

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The first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in New York City on this date in 1882.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The D-backs may have walked away with the extra-inning 8-6 win Tuesday night, but the valuable resilience the Giants showcased with a late-game comeback to erase a four-run deficit sent an affirming message to future opponents -- against this team, no lead is safe.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1885, Jake Gumper bought the first gasoline pump to be manufactured in the U.S.

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley made his first and last appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.

1957 - Elvis Presley began recording seasonal tracks for a forthcoming Christmas album.

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Treat Me Nice." The song was released as a single in September 1957.

1993 - The Elvis Presley five-CD boxed set "The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters" hit #159 in the U.S.

2001 - "Junichiro Koizumi Presents - My Favorite Elvis Songs" was released exclusively in Japan. The collection of Elvis Presley songs were picked by Japan's prime minister.

2006 - The Elvis Presley two CD and one DVD set "Essential" was released in Australia.

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France proclaimed a protectorate over Chad on this date in 1900.

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Today in Beatles History:

1975 - Wings released "Letting Go."

1996 - Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology video set. Over ten hours of material made up the set.

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Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City all in reverse gear on this date in 1930. The trip took 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A.

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Today in Sports History:

1901 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues was formed in Chicago, IL. It was the first organized baseball league.

1906 - Brandbury Robinson of St. Louis University was recognized as throwing the first forward pass in football history.

1914 - Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional player in the International League.

1918 - Babe Ruth (Boston Red Sox) threw a six-hitter in the opening game of the World Series.

1920 - Bill Tilden won the first of seven U.S. Open men's singles crowns.

1955 - Don Newcombe (Brooklyn Dodgers) hit his seventh home run of the season. The feat set a National League record for home runs by a pitcher.

1960 - Cassius Clay won the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Clay later changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

1971 - J.R. Richard, of the Houston Astros, tied Karl Spooner’s record when he struck out 15 batters in his major-league baseball debut.

1972 - Arab guerrillas, the Black September movement, attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games. 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the siege.

1975 - In New York, Martina Navratilova appeared at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service office and asked for political asylum.

1983 - "Sports Illustrated" became the first national weekly magazine to use four-color process illustrations on every page.

1987 - John McEnroe was fined $17,500 and suspended for two months for his behavior during a match with Slobodan Zivojinovic.

1989 - Chris Evert retired from professional tennis after a 19 year career.

1997 - The FOX group announced a deal to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis) hit his 60th home run of the season. The home run tied McGwire with Babe Ruth.

1998 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 58th home run of the season.

1999 - The Cincinnati Reds set a major league team record for home runs in two consecutive games. The team hit 14 home runs over the two games at Veterans Stadium.

2001 - The New York Islanders signed Alexi Yashin to a 10-year $90 million contract. It was the biggest deal in NHL history.

2002 - In New York, the NFL held a concert to celebrate its season opener. Eve, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone performed. The event preceded the rare Thursday-night opener between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.

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The NBC Red network broadcast "Life Can Be Beautiful" for the first time on this date in 1938.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

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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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