Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is August 31st, the 243rd day of 2013. There are 122 days left in the year.

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Selanne returning to Ducks for 2013-14 season.

MacLean: Senators in no rush to name new captain.

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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Down to the Wire: Lions hold on in cat fight at BC Place.

Calvillo ruled out vs. Argos; future in doubt?

Visit the CFL's official website, 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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Regina, SK.- With the possible exception of the game, the Labour Day Classic should live up to its monicker.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 7-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 1st at home against the 1-7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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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. — Second-year LB Najee Goode may or may not have needed any more help on Thursday night to stick on the Bucs' regular-season roster, but he certainly didn't hurt himself with the defensive play of the game.

Read the rest here.


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

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Corvallis, OR. -- Mike Riley's team will hope to build on last season's 9-4 campaign when it opens the 2013 season against Eastern Washington on Saturday.

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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Oakland, CA. -- Rays players had the kind of day that would make "The Big Bang Theory" look like a drama. Only it really wasn't that funny.

Read the rest here.

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

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Phoenix, AZ. -- Feeling a connection with his teammates, Angel Pagan sent Tim Lincecum a text message before the right-hander completed his no-hitter at San Diego on July 13. "I wanted to tell him he was pitching a great game," Pagan said.

Read the rest here.

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The Caribbean nations Tobago and Trinidad became independent within the British Commonwealth on this date in 1962.

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I wonder if it's under the couch?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the opening game of the Oregon State football season, isn't it?

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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 expired on this date in 1981.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Eastern Washington Eagles 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 - Sep 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

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

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

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

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