Saturday, August 17, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is August 17th, the 229th day of 2013. There are 136 days left in the year.

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Maple Leafs GM focused on deals for Kadri, Franson.

30 in 30: Despite changes, Red Wings will compete.

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

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The capital city of the U.S. moved to Philadelphia from New York City on this date in 1790.

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Ticats strike first in home-and-home with Blue Bombers.

Lions out to prove they can 'hang' with the Stamps.

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

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On this date in 1807, Robert Fulton's "North River Steam Boat" (known as the "Clermont") began heading up New York's Hudson River on its successful round-trip to Albany.

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Regina, SK.- It will be like old times for Dwight Anderson.

Read the rest here.

Next up for Saskatchewan is a home game this afternoon against the 2-4 Montreal Alouettes. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.

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Solyman Merrick patented the wrench on this date in 1835.

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Foxboro, MA. — Third-round QB Mike Glennon threw two touchdown passes and sixth-round RB Mike James ran for 81 yards as the Buccaneer reserves turned Friday night’s nationally-televised preseason game into a nailbiter in New England.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1859, a hot air balloon was used to carry mail for the first time. John Wise left Lafayette, IN, for New York City with 100 letters. He had to land after only 27 miles.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays' traditional post-win dance party awaited inside the clubhouse, but it could not get started without Friday's walk-off hero.

Drenched from a water-jug bath -- the reward for his first Major League walk-off hit and second career triple in a 5-4 victory over Toronto Friday at Tropicana Field -- Jose Lobaton had one more item of business to tend to before joining the party.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1896, the Klondike gold rush was set off by George Carmack discovering gold on Rabbit Creek in Alaska.

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Miami, FL. -- Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi needed 30 pitches to record the first out of an explosive night for the Giants' offense. Once the dust settled, San Francisco had made Miami the victim of the National League West cellar dwellers' best offensive showing of 2013.

The Giants capitalized on two early errors and did not let up, hammering Eovaldi in a 14-10 win Friday night at Marlins Park. Fourteen runs and 19 hits were both season-high marks for San Francisco.

Read the rest here.

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Joseph Pulitzer donated a million dollars to Columbia University on this date in 1903. This started the Pulitzer Prizes in his name.

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Jimmy practices his baseball stretch.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1969 - 
Elvis Presley's TV special was re-broadcasted on NBC-TV. The song "Blue Christmas" was edited out and replaced with "Tiger Man."

1977 - Elvis was scheduled to perform a concert, however, he had died the day before.

1977 - U.S. President Carter issued the statement, "Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable."

1991 - The Elvis Presley single "Are You Lonesome Tonight (Live)" hit #68 in the U.K.

2006 - The Jerry Schilling book "Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley" was released.

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Charles F. Kettering patented the electric, automobile self-starter on this date in 1915.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 -  
The Beatles began their first engagement away from England when they arrived in Hamburg West Germany. It was the first time the group played under the name the Beatles.

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The movie "Wizard of Oz" opened on this date in 1939.

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Today in Sports History:

1894 - John Wadsworth of Louisville set a major league record when he gave up 28 base hits in a single game.

1973 - Lee Trevino got the first hole in one of his career at the U.S.I. Golf Classic, in Sutton, MA.

1986 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) was struck out for his last at bat by San Diego Padres relief pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage.

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On this date in 1978, Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman became the first to land after a successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight. The voyage began in Presque Isle, ME and ended in Miserey, France.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 4:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4:05pm EDT

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

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