Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is July 20th, the 201st day of 2013. There are 164 days left in the year.

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NHL announces 2013-14 season schedule.

Agreement reached for player participation in Sochi.

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

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A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr on this date in 1801. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

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Ray exceptional as Argos earn road win over Bombers.

Dunk: Austin set to make his return to Riderville.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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British Columbia joined Confederation as a Canadian province on this date in 1871.

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Regina, SK. -- Just like exactly one year ago at this time, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have opened the CFL season with three-straight wins and, understandably, the province is going nuts.

Read the rest here.

The Riders next play tomorrow, July 21st at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.


Visit the team's official website, riderville.com.

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NBC radio debuted "G-men" on this date in 1935. The show was later renamed "Gangbusters."

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional pick in the 2014 draft, the team announced Friday.

Read the rest here.

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The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS) began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa on this date in 1942.

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Toronto, ON. -- Friday night's home run contest between the Rays and Blue Jays was settled by a hit that stayed in the park.

Ryan Roberts' RBI single with two outs in the eighth led the Rays to an 8-5 comeback win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in front of 33,266, who saw each team homer four times.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago on this date in 1944.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Chad Gaudin continued to look more like a regular member of San Francisco's starting rotation and less like a fill-in Friday night.

Gaudin limited the Arizona Diamondbacks to three hits in seven innings and didn't allow a runner past first base as the Giants outlasted the National League West leaders, 2-0.

Read the rest here.

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"Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opened in London on this date in 1961.

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley made his first public appearance. He performed on a flatbed truck in Memphis, TN, with Scotty Moore and Bill Black under the name "Blue Moon Boys."

1974 - The Elvis Presley single "If You Talk In Your Sleep" hit #40 in the U.K.


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Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon on this date in 1969.



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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -
The Beatles single "And I Love Her"/"If I Fell" was released.

1968 - Jane Asher appeared on BBC-TV's "Dee Time." She announced that her relationship with Paul McCartney was over.

1969 - The Beatles viewed a rough cut of the movie "Let it Be."



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America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars on this date in 1976.

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Today in Sports History:

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission was charged to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary.

1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.

1958 - The PGA championship changed from match play to stroke play.

1974 - Carl Rosen's Chris Evert beat Miss Musket by 50 lengths in the winner-take-all match race at Hollywood Park.

2003 - Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, won the British Open.

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On this date in 1985, treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and silver from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship sank in 1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:15pm EDT (Make up of rain out at Cincinnati July 4th)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds (Follows first game)

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Bigmachinerecords.com at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

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

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