Saturday, May 4, 2013

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is May 4th, the 124th day of 2013. There are 241 days left in the year.

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Islanders spoil Crosby's return, even series.

Blackhawks top Wild for 2-0 series lead.

Canadiens, Price even series with Game 2 victory.

Sharks beat Canucks in OT, lead series 2-0.

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

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Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island on this date in 1626. Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.

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Tampa, FL. --Relive the top goals, saves and moments from the 2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning season in the Chase Review.

Read the rest here.

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A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella on this date in 1715.

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Fairbanks, AK. -- Added depth and a pair of early goals propelled the Wenatchee Wild past the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 3-1 on Friday.

Read the rest here.

The Wenatchee Wild continue the West Division finals tonight in Fairbanks at 11:35pm EDT. Catch all the action on kpq.com or FastHockey.com.

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Rhode Island declared its freedom from England on this date in 1776, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

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Options Open: Austin willing to field offers for first pick.

Craig Smith ready to fly after Monday’s CFL draft.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone on this date in 1886. It was the first practical phonograph.

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Tampa, FL. — Mike Glennon and Mike James knew each other before they both became Buccaneers last weekend, and they began forming the type of relationship that can help them on the field when they got to Tampa on Thursday.

Read the rest here.


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Al Capone entered the Atlanta Penitentiary federal prison for income-tax evasion on this date in 1932.

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Denver, CO. -- The Rays faced a tough task on Friday, having to come from behind before toppling the first-place Rockies in extra innings. The two teams had dominated the other at their respective parks, but the Rays took the game to the wire in the series opener.

Colorado had been great in extras at home, but the Rays turned the tables in the 10th, breaking a four-inning stalemate with Evan Longoria's go-ahead single and a two-run shot from Kelly Johnson, snatching a 7-4 victory to open the series.

Read the rest here.


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"Another World" premiered on NBC-TV on this date in 1964.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Buster Posey may not be a huge fan of Metallica, but he knows a huge hit when he hears one, and the sound of his home run in the ninth inning Friday certainly struck a chord.

Posey hit his first career walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Metallica Night at AT&T Park.

Read the rest here.

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Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman prime minister on this date in 1979.

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Daddy and Jimmy

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Clearwater Threshers, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1967 - Elvis Presley finished his work on the movie "Clambake."

1967 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley flew to Memphis to complete their honeymoon.

1973 - Elvis Presley began a 25-show engagement at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Stateline, NV. The engagement was cancelled after Presley fell ill.

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Live models were used for the first time in Playtex bra ads on this date in 1987.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' "From Me To You" was released.

1968 - Mary Hopkins won on the ITV talent show "Opportunity Knocks." Paul McCartney saw the performance and makes Hopkins the first signed artist on the Apple label.

1973 - Wings released "Red Rose Speedway" in the U.K.

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Oliver North, a former White House aide was convicted of shredding documents and two other crimes on this date in 1989. He was acquitted of nine other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. The three convictions were later overturned on appeal.

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Today in Sports History:

1871 - The first game of the National Association of Baseball Players was played. Fort Wayne beat Cleveland 2-0.

1929 - Lou Gehrig hit three consecutive home runs.

1954 - The first intercollegiate court tennis match in the U.S. It was between Yale and Princeton.

1954 - The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals set a national league record when they used 42 players in one game. The Phillies won 14-10.

1963 - Pitcher Bob Shaw set a record with 5 balks in a game.

1973 - The Phillies beat the Braves 5-4 in 20 innings in the longest game to date at Veterans Stadium.

1975 - Bob Watson (Houston Astros) scored the one-millionth run in major league baseball history.

1980 - Mike Squires (Chicago White Sox) played the position of catcher in the final inning against the Brewers. It was the first time a left handed catcher had played since 1958.

1984 - Dave Kingman hit a fly ball that got stuck in the ceiling of the Metrodome.

1991 - Chris James (Cleveland Indians) set a club record with nine RBIs in a game.

1993 - Dale Hunter (Washington Capitals) was suspended 21 games for his blindside check of Pierre Turgeon (New York Islanders) in a game played on April 8.

1994 - Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns) scored 56 points, 38 of which came in the first half, against the Golden State Warriors.

2004 - Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees) hit his 350th career home run and drove in his 1,000th run. He was the youngest player to reach 350 homeruns at 28 years, 282 days.

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Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for $106.5 million on this date in 2010.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Super Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Sao Paulo Indy 300 at Sao Paulo, Brazil 11:00am EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Super Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT (If necessary)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday--

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway 6:45pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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