Sunday, October 21, 2012

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


Today is October 21st, the 295th day of 2012. There are 71 days left in the year.


First to 500, 'Rocket' Richard set scoring standard.

Wrestler Piper owes plenty to Cup-winner Connor.

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On this date in 1797, "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.


Corvallis, OR. -- Ladies and gentlemen of the Pac-12, meet Oregon State receiver Kevin Cummings.

The junior for the Beavers stands at 6-foot-1, 181 pounds, and starts in the slot position. Coming into Saturday's game against Utah, Cummings had just six catches for 69 yards, but on a day in which sophomore receiver Brandin Cooks was missing in action, it was Cummings who came up with two huge catches in the fourth quarter, helping OSU to its third touchdown of the night, giving the Beavers a 21-7 lead and, ultimately, another win.

Oh, yeah, did we mention that six games into the season, the Beavers (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) are bowl-eligible? .

Read the rest here.

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The Can-Can was performed for the first time in Paris on this date in 1858.


Stamps hold off late surge to win thriller at McMahon.

Harris runs his way into CFL record books.

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Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp on this date in 1879. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.


Regina, SK. -- Bo Bowling caught his first career touchdown and Anthony Calvillo rushed for a pair of majors for the first time in his career as the Montreal Alouettes defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 34-28 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Calvillo finished 16 of 28 for 262 yards passing and 1 touchdown to go alongside the two rushing scores. Jamel Richardson lead the way for all receivers with 8 catches for 161 yards - his second 100-plus yard game in a row.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1918, Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.


Tampa, FL. —After a seven-month wait, Judgment Day has arrived for Carl Nicks.

The Pro Bowl lineman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said he circled Sunday's matchup against New Orleans on his calendar since the day he departed the Saints as a free agent by signing a five-year, $47.5 million deal that made him the NFL's highest-paid guard.

Read the rest here.


The photoelectric cell was first demonstrated on this date in 1925 at the Electric Show in New York City, NY.


Did I make a big enough mess Daddy?.


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


ALDS:  New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis wins series 3-2. 

American League Championship Series
Game Matchup                         Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit  4 @ New York 2 (12 innings) 
Gm 2 Detroit 3 @ New York 0
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2
Gm 4 New York  1@ Detroit 8 Detroit wins series 4-0
All games on ESPN Radio

National League Championship Series 
Game Matchup                                 Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 St. Louis 6 @ San Francisco 4
Gm 2 St. Louis  1 @ San Francisco 7
Gm 3 San Francisco 1 @ St. Louis 2
Gm 4 San Francisco 3 @ St. Louis 8
Gm 5 San Francisco 5 @ St. Louis 0 St. Louis leads series 3-2
Gm 6 St. Louis @ San Francisco Sun Oct. 21 7:30 PM FOX
Gm 7* St. Louis @ San Francisco Mon Oct. 22 8:00 PM FOX
* - If necessary

2012 World Series
Game Matchup        Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit @ NLC Wed Oct. 24 TBD FOX
Gm 2 Detroit @ NLC Thu Oct. 25 TBD FOX
Gm 3 NLC @ Detroit Sat Oct. 27 TBD FOX
Gm 4 NLC @ Detroit Sun Oct. 28 TBD      FOX
Gm 5* NLC @ Detroit Mon Oct. 29 TBD FOX
Gm 6* Detroit @ NLC Wed Oct. 31 TBD   FOX
Gm 7* Detroit @ NLC Thu Nov. 1 TBD  FOX
* - If necessary


Construction began on the George Washington Bridge on this date in 1927.


San Francisco, CA. -- Asked what separates this Giants team from the five other clubs he has played for during his 11-year Major League career, Marco Scutaro began droning about pitching and defense.

Then he got to the point.

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Women in France were allowed to vote for the first time on this date in 1945.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered.

1965 - Bill Black died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumor.

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #7 in the U.K.

1992 - Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to Benajmin Storm Keough. 


The Guggenheim Museum was opened to the public in New York on this date in 1959. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.


Today in Beatles History:

1974 - 
John Lennon began producing his "Rock 'n' Roll" album at the Record Plant Studios.

2003 - Yoko Ono's EP "Will I/Fly" was released.


Jesse Turner, an American hostage in Lebanon, was released on this date in 1991 after nearly five years of being imprisoned.


Today in Sports History:

1956 -  
Billy Howton (Green Bay Packers) caught seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. The final score was 42-17.

1966 - The U.S. Congress approved the AFL-NFL merger.

1973 - Fred Dryer (Los Angeles Rams) became the first NFL player to record two safeties in a single game. The Rams defeated the Green Bay Packers 24-7.

1975 - Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run in the 12th inning in a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game Six of the World Series.

1976 - The Philadelphia 76ers purchased the rights for Julius Erving from the New Jersey Nets.

1980 - The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series.

1984 - Steve Cox (Cleveland Browns) kicked a 60-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was the second longest field goal in NFL history. The Browns lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 12-9.

1997 - Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins) became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to play in 1,300 regular-season games.

1998 - The New York Yankees set a major league baseball record of 125 victories for the regular and postseason combined.

2000 - The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-3 in 12 innings. It was the longest World Series game at 4 hours and 51 minutes.

2004 - The CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) ruled that Paul Hamm could keep his Olympic gold medal. They decided that Hamm was the rightful champion in the men's all-around gymnastics competition at the Athens Games. South Korea had challenged the medal.


The play "The Twilight of the Golds" opened on this date in 1993.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Ricky Stenhouse rallied from two laps down to win Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway and tighten the battle for the series championship.
During a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race six laps beyond its scheduled distance of 200 laps, Stenhouse surged to the front in the final turn after Kyle Busch ran out of fuel.

Austin Dillon ran second, .288 seconds behind Stenhouse. Pole-sitter Joey Logano finished third, followed by Elliott Sadler and Cole Whitt, respectively.

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Cancer specialist Dr. Jane Henney became the FDA's first female commissioner on this date in 1998.


Coming up --

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 7:30pm EDT 

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:00pm EDT (if necessary)

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings 8:20pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 4:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:15pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 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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