Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 31st, the 244th day of 2012. There are 122 days left in the year.

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NHL hopeful progress continues with NHLPA proposal.

NHL unveils 2012 national television schedule.

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

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The first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress on this date in 1852.

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Moffat: Alouettes thriving with 'The Expendables.'

Week 10 CFL.ca Game Notes.

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

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The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1887. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

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Hawkins flying high in return to Saskatchewan Roughriders.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg. 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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The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired on this date in 1920. The station was 8MK in Detroit, MI.

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Tampa, FL. -- WR Arrelious Benn, who sustained a knee injury on the first day of training camp that caused him to miss the entire preseason, took another big step towards returning on Thursday when he rejoined practice.

Read the rest here.

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Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married on this date in 1940.

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Jimmy goes to school.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....doing dishes and WMEL Stuff. How 'bout you?

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Toronto, ON. -- "Shut them out or be shut out." That seems to be the Rays' mantra for August.

Unfortunately for them, the latter held true on Thursday night, as their streaky offense fared no better north of the border in a 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Read the rest here.

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The radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" made its debut on NBC on this date in 1941.

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Houston, TX.--
As the Giants' victory total mounted with Thursday's 8-4 triumph over the Houston Astros, the temptation to compare this year's team with the 2010 world champions became more irresistible.

Despite being the Giants' best all-around hitter in 2010, Aubrey Huff didn't favor the past.

Read the rest here.

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Superman returned to radio on the Mutual Broadcasting System on this date in 1946 after being dropped earlier in the year.

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" hit #22 in the U.K.

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California officially became the most populated state in America on this date in 1964.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.

1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

1999 - The album "All You Need Is Love - Beatles Songs for Kids" was released.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1950 - Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.

1959 - Sandy Koufax set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.

1968 - At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mike Powell set a record when he jumped 29'4½" in the long jump.

1969 - The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.

1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

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The 30-year contract between Milton Berle and NBC-TV expiredon this date in 1981.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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 -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 30th, the 243rd day of 2012. There are 123 days left in the year.

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Continuity could help Kings defend title.

NHL awaits NHLPA counterproposal.

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

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European leaders outlawed the crossbow on this date in 1146.

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Total Hockey Renews Partnership With USA Hockey Through 2015-16 Season


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Total Hockey has extended its partnership as the exclusive hockey equipment retailer of USA Hockey for four years, taking it through the 2015-2016 season.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Total Hockey,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “They’re committed to helping us grow the game, truly care about the overall well-being of the sport and are wonderful ambassadors of the game.”

As part of the agreement, Total Hockey will continue its sponsorship of USA Hockey’s Youth National Championships and Coaching Education Program in addition to supporting USA Hockey's growth efforts by awarding learn-to-play starter equipment sets to programs using innovative ways to increase the number of players at the 8-and-under age level.

New sponsorship elements for Total Hockey will include ties to Try Hockey for Free days, the Learn To Play program and the American Development Model. Total Hockey will also support The Hockey IntelliGym, USA Hockey’s revolutionary, software-based training tool that helps develop players’ hockey sense.

"Thanks significantly to our work with USA Hockey, Total Hockey saw some of its greatest growth and development during the first four years of this sponsorship relationship that began in 2008," said Michael Benoit, founder, president and CEO of Total Hockey. "As we embark on the first of what we hope will be many renewals of the sponsorship, we have increased enthusiasm about leveraging our equipment and customer service experience to help grow USA Hockey membership. We anticipate supporting USA Hockey on many fronts as we work together to expand the penetration and reach of the game."

Total Hockey's partnership moving forward will also include supporting the USA Hockey Foundation by matching $1 donations made by its customers, a practice that first started in November 2008.

ABOUT USA HOCKEY: USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while fostering a lifelong love of the sport.

ABOUT TOTAL HOCKEY: Total Hockey is a dynamic and leading edge hockey retailer delivering superior customer service in the newest store and ecommerce experience. Its core philosophy is Do The Right Thing. Total Hockey's mission is to provide a better hockey experience while growing the game in partnership and collaboration with key hockey organizations and executing thoughtful methods that serve those who are most worthy and deserving. Total Hockey approaches the industry with a high level of commitment and understanding to best serve the mission to advance the sport of hockey while delivering premier customer service and quality products in a unique environment.

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William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America on this date in 1682.

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CORVALLIS — The continuing inclement weather conditions in Louisana and neighboring states due to Hurricane Isaac has prompted school officials at Oregon State and Nicholls State to postpone Saturday’s season opener in Corvallis, OSU announced Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.

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New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time on this date in 18096.

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Reed states Messam's return possible but not imminent.

Argos attempt to get last game 'out of their system.'

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

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Charles Doolittle Walcott first discovered fossils near Burgess Pass on this date in 1809. He named the site Burgess Shale after nearby Mt. Burgess.

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Riders turn to veterans for help.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg. 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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In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on this date in 1956.

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Tampa, FL. -- Both teams rested all their starters, with WR Tiquan Underwood and S Sean Baker standing out among the Bucs’ reserves.

Read the rest here.

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The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation on this date in 1963.

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Jimmy in the car.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to VPK and doing WMEL Stuff. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- Pulling the plug on a starting pitcher who is an out away from qualifying for a win is not an easy thing for a manager to do.

But Joe Maddon knew he had to give Alex Cobb the hook with two outs in the fifth, even though the Rays had a two-run lead.

That decision could not be second-guessed in the aftermath of their 8-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Rangers Ballpark, a win that snapped the Rays' four-game losing streak.

Read the rest here.

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Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice on this date in 1965. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

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Houston, TX.--
The Giants' bullpen-by-committee needed an extra-large boardroom for its Wednesday night meeting against the Houston Astros.

And when San Francisco's 6-4 victory was complete, a new chairman emerged: George Kontos.

Read the rest here.

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The space shuttle Challenger blasted off on this date in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.

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The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time on this date in 1984. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was released.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down".

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On this date in 1993 on CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play.

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title.

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis.

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use.

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game.

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.

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An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed on this date in 1996, when the nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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 -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is August 29th, the 242nd day of 2012. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Bruins refuse to panic after early playoff exit.

Stamkos gets boost from Gary Roberts' training.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 76; singer Michael Jackson would have been 54; actress Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business) is 53; actress Lea Michele (Glee) is 26.

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Oregon State football team opponent, Nicholls State, ishaving issues with a hurricane. OSU officials said they expect the Colonels to make it to Corvallis and play the game on Saturday.
Nicholls State coach Charlie Stubbs says the Colonels have plans to make it to Corvallis. Read more out of his talk with the media Tuesday here.
Read the rest here.
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A Roman Catholic bishop, who has been chosen to be the next archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested for drunk driving. [Police became suspicious when he tried to recite the 12 apostles and listed Sleepy and Grumpy.]

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Lions prepping for Labour Day clash with Als.

Top 10 Plays of Week 9.

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

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We've got a lot of tasty food in this country, but you know what we don't have? Shrimp Stars and Fish Donuts. KFC in Singapore is now offering these new seafood items to customers. Shrimp Stars and Fish Donuts. The Shrimp Stars are made with shrimp nuggets in the shape of stars that are breaded and deep-fried. The Fish Donuts are essentially fish patties breaded and deep-fried into the shape of donuts.

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Steinberg's MMQB: Plenty of positives in Saskatchewan.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg. 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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Fifty-four percent of parents say they give their kids an allowance. And the average amount is $65 a month. Most parents say their kids earn their allowance by doing chores -- at least an hour a week.

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Tampa, FL. -- Players from six local youth football organizations joined the Bucs on the field Friday night before the Tampa Bay-New England game at Raymond James Stadium, celebrating one of America's favorite sports for kids.

Read the rest here.

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Michael Jackson is coming to ABC. The network said Tuesday that it will air BAD25, a documentary about the deceased King of Pop directed by Spike Lee. The documentary, which chronicles the creation of Jackson's 1987 album Bad, will air on Thanksgiving.

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Jimmy watches Fireman Sam as he gets ready for his first day of VPK.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to VPK and doing WMEL Stuff. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- James Shields put into perspective just how it feels to lose 1-0.

"It's not very fun," Shields said. "These are the games we've got to win."

But they did not.

Read the rest here.

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A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake on this date in 1828.

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Houston, TX.--
The Giants' creativity emerged Tuesday night in their 3-2 victory over the Astros.

San Francisco found a relatively new way to win, scoring twice in the ninth inning to erase a 2-1 deficit. This marked only the third time all year that the Giants triumphed when trailing after eight innings. Moreover, despite ranking last among National League clubs with a .177 pinch-hitting average entering the game, the Giants relied on run-scoring hits off the bench from Joaquin Arias and Hector Sanchez to surpass the Astros.

"That's why you go hard for 27 outs," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.

Read the rest here.

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The "Factory Act" was passed in England on this date in 1833 to settle child labor laws.

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S.

1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1987 - The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K.

1992 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Female video to Pink.

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In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey on this date in 1886.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way.

1966 -The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special.

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.

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On this date in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.

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Today in Sports History:

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season.

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.

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Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space on this date in 1965.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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 -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Tuesday











It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 28th, the 241st day of 2012. There are 125 days left in the year.

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After successful season, Coyotes face uncertainty.

Panthers cancel rookie tournament.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor David Soul (Det. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson on Starsky and Hutch) is 69; singer Shania Twain is 47; actor Billy Boyd (Pippin in The Lord of the Rings movies) is 44; actor Jason Priestley is 43; actor Armie Hammer (played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network) is 26.

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All Smiles: Joseph steps in and steps up in win over Argos.

100th Grey Cup celebrated with One-Dollar coin.

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

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Cops in China hate a popular T-shirt which makes it look as if you're wearing your seat belt, but in reality just wearing a shirt with a wide black stripe crossing your body between your shoulder and waist. It's the law to wear a safety belt, but 90% of drivers in China don't care. Failure to wear seat belts remains the third leading cause of traffic accident fatalities in China just after speeding and drunk driving.

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Pedersen: No crisis in Riderville just yet.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT against 2-6 Winnipeg. 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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ON DVD TODAY _ The Pirates! Band of Misfits; Battleship (Taylor Kitsch, Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Liam Neeson); Apartment 143 (Kai Lennox, Michael O'Keefe); L!fe Happens (Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Johnston); Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Second Season; Homeland: The Complete First Season; Sons of Anarchy: Season Four; Two and a Half Men: The Complete Ninth Season; The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season.

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Tampa, FL. -- To meet the NFL-mandated roster limit of 75 players to take effect at 4 p.m. on Monday, the Bucs waived 10 players, placed Davin Joseph on I.R. and moved Da’Quan Bowers to the reserve/PUP list.

Read the rest here.

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American style fast food restaurants are springing up all over Baghdad, Iraq. [Which means there really are weapons of mass destruction there -- cholesterol and high-fructose corn syrup.]

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Fireman Jimmy is the hero next door!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to VPK. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- David Price has been so good so many times this season that Monday night's outing seemed improbable yet inevitable.

Price didn't get out of the fifth inning and the Rays took a 6-5 loss to the Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Read the rest here.

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How do you feel knowing that, as of this week, you now live in a world that has waffle-flavored vodka in it. Georgi, which also produces bubble gum and candy cane vodkas, produced the vodka in honor of National Waffle Day on August 24.

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Houston, TX.--
The Giants were off yesterday. Tonight against the Astros, Matt Cain goes to the mound for the Giants, Bud Norris gets the nod for Houston.

First pitch is set for 8:05pm EDT.

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Need help falling asleep? Then turn on the TV tonight because all the news channels plus the major networks will have coverage of the Republican National Convention.

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - The Elvis Presley film "King Creole" opened in London.

1962 - Elvis Presley reported for pre-production work on "It Happened At The World's Fair."

2002 - A taped interview with Lisa Marie Presley was aired on NBC's "Dateline."

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Oprah's still raking in piles of money. According to Forbes' new Highest-Paid Celebrities list she's the richest with $165 million in earnings for the past year.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

1969 - Mary Anna McCartney was born. She is the first child of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman.

1976 - The Wings single "Let 'Em In" hit #2 in the U.K.

2007 - Ringo Starr's "Photograph - The Very Best of Ringo Starr" was released.

2010 - A toilet that belonged to John Lennon sold for $14,740 at action.

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Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson on this date in 1609.

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Today in Sports History:

1922 - The Walker Cup was held for the first time at Southampton, NY. It is the oldest international team golf match in America.

1941 - The Football Writers Association of America was organized.

1972 - Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.

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"The Tom Thumb" was demonstrated in Baltimore, MD on this date in 1830. It was the first passenger-carrying train of its kind to be built in America.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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 -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 27th, the 240th day of 2012. There are 126 days left in the year.

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High expectations raise pressure for Blackhawks.

Sudbury captures gold at Junior Club World Cup.

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

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Actor Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens is 60; TV dog trainer Cesar Millan is 43; actress Sarah Chalke (Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother) is 36; actor Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad) is 33.

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Boyd returns to Toronto with heavy heart but clear mind.

Irving: Fair or not, LaPolice is out in Winnipeg.

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

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Have you ever scrolled through your partner's text messages or emails? Maybe listened into their voicemails? You're not alone. More that a third of Americans who took part in a survey conducted by an online dating site said suspicious behavior warrants electronic snooping. More women than men said it was OK to spy.

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Durant feels Riders can be better.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT against 2-6 Winnipeg. 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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Tropical Storm Isaac passed my area with little more than a whimper, but storm surge is still possible. It's still thought it will hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between New Orleans and Pensacola as a Category 1 or 2 hurricane.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay's first-string defense has forced nine three-and-outs in 12 possessions over the past two games, as the team's young and fast defenders have begun to feel comfortable in Greg Schiano's scheme.

Read the rest here.

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Neil Armstrong died this weekend. He was the first man to step foot on the moon. [Then he went on to win, not one, but seven Tour de France titles.]

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WEEEEEEEE!

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

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Arlington, TX. -- The Tampa Bay Rays were off yesterday. Tonight, they play the Texas Rangers. David Price goes to the hill for the Rays, Derek Holland for Texas.

First pitch is set for 8:05pm EDT.

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Here's something that Facebook has only made worse -- our obsession with our first love. A new survey found 1 in 5 would like to get back together with their first love. And get this -- 21% of those 1 in 5 say they're secretly planning a reunion with their first sweetheart. Men are more likely than women to make this happen with 24% admitting they still lust after an ex.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The momentum of the Giants' recent five-game winning streak and offensive success continued to stall Sunday night, and the Giants dropped their second straight game to the Braves, 7-1, to split the four-game series.

Read the rest here.

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University of Illinois students in Urbana, Illinois, set a new corn-husking record on Friday, with nearly 3,500 participants simultaneously husking. A Guinness Book of World Records representative was on hand to verify the attempt. The previous record was less than 400.

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Today in Elvis History

1965 - The Beatles spent the evening with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel-Air, CA.

1977 - Ten Elvis Presley albums re-charted.

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Someone is going to have a tasty dinner -- but they obtained the ingredients illegally. A Michigan business owner reported to police that someone broke into her business and stole Chilean sea bass and frog legs.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - Elvis Presley played host to the Beatles at his home in Bel-Air, CA.

1967 - Brian Epstein was found dead in his home from an overdose of sleeping pills. Epstein was the manager of the Beatles.

1992 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day In The Life" sold for $87,000 at an auction.

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The Expendables 2 was No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million.

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Today in Sports History:

1889 - Boxer Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey was defeated for the first time of his career by George LaBlanche.

1921 - The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI. J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers.

1986 - Nolan Ryan, while with the Houston Astros, earned his 250th career win against the Chicago Cubs.

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On Friday American Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard convinced both judges and the audience at the 17th Air Guitar World Championships final in Finland (Oulu) that he is the world's best air musician. Matt "Airistotle" Burns came in second. He also hails from the U.S.

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SONOMA, Calif. -- Ryan Briscoe had finished second twice, third and fourth at Sonoma in the past four years. Think he was due?

Long overdue -- on the road course and in general -- the veteran Team Penske driver would interject.

So it was an elated Briscoe, who started next to Team Penske teammate and pole sitter Will Power, who hoisted a glass of Cabernet in Victory Circle following the 85-lap GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. He held off Power by 0.4408 of a second for his first victory since Texas in 2010. Briscoe is the seventh different winner in 13 IZOD IndyCar Series races this season.

Read the rest here.

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Mariner 2 was launched by the United States on this date in 1962. In December of the same year the spacecraft flew past Venus. It was the first space probe to reach the vicinity of another planet.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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 -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Sunday











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

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Today is August 26th, the 239th day of 2012. There are 127 days left in the year.

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Will new look on bench equal success for Sharks?

Waterloo, Sudbury reach Junior Club World Cup final.

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

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Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta" on this date in 1498.

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Bombers dismiss LaPolice; Burke to take over immediately.

Argos aim to be 'D' best.

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

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The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to start on July 1st in 1842.

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3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT against 2-6 Winnipeg. 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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On this date in 1873, the school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S. public kindergarten..

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Tampa, FL. -- The Buccaneers gave the start to rookie RB Doug Martin on Friday night against New England, and he used it to get into an impressive groove.

Read the rest here.

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The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect on this date in 1920. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.

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Run, Jimmy, run!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....getting ready for Isaac to pass tomorrow. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Having established themselves as kings of the road, the last thing the Rays expected was a .500 homestand.

But that's what transpired at Tropicana Field after the Rays returned from California on Monday night. Saturday afternoon's 4-2 loss to the Athletics served as the final installment of a six-game set in St. Petersburg that saw the Rays (70-57) compile a 3-3 mark.

Read the rest here.

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The radio program, "Arch Oboler’s Plays", presented the NBC Symphony for the first time on this date in 1939.

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San Francisco, CA.--
A two-run double from pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco in the seventh seemed to breathe life into a possible Giants comeback as he pulled the Giants within one run, but the offense stalled from there as the Braves went on to a 7-3 win Saturday.

Read the rest here.

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The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled out on this date in 1957.

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley's album "Something For Everybody" hit #1 in the U.S.

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" was released.

1969 - In Las Vegas, Elvis Presley began laughing during a performance of "Are You Lonesome Tonight." The performance was recorded and was released on several RCA releases.

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On this date in 1973, a U.S. Presidential Proclamation was declared that made August 26th Women's Equality Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles played at the Odeon Cinema. The supporting acts were Tommy Quickly, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Cilla Black (who were making their first major appearance on stage.)

1997 - Yoko Ono's "It's Alright (I See Rainbows)" was released.

1997 - Yoko Ono's "Season of Glass [Remaster]" was released.

1997 - Yoko Ono's "Starpeace" was released.

2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.

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On this date in 1978, Sigmund Jahn blasted off aboard the Russian Soyuz 31 and became the first German in space.

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Today in Sports History:

1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball.

1961 - The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened. The project had been approved on September 11, 1943.

1998 - In east Bohemia, Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek was fined $30 for speeding when he ran his Ferrari off the road and hit a tree.

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The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX on this date in 1987. The company had sold its products door to door for 81 years.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- It wasn't the old Bristol, but it was definitely a better Bristol.

Denny Hamlin saved his best effort for the stretch run in Saturday's IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and his persistence paid off with the No. 11 team's third win of the season in 24 Sprint Cup Series races.

"It's Bristol -- I don't know what to say, man," Hamlin said as he crossed the finish line. "I'm so damn happy."

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. government announced on this date in 1998, that they were investigating Microsoft in an attempt to discover if they "bullied" Intel into delaying new technology.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Izod Indy Car Series -- GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma 4:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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 -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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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