Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Thursday











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

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Today is August 29th, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Iginla makes himself at home with Boston Bruins.

30 in 30: Penguins know they have something to prove.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 77; Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business) is 54; Lea Michele (Glee) is 27; Liam Payne of One Direction is 20.

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Stamps: 'I'm just so hungry right now, I want to win'.

Cauz: YouTubing old CFL games and loving it.

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

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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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Regina, SK.- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the addition of import returner Tristan Jackson to the team’s roster.

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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Alec Baldwin is in trouble again. This time he roughed up a photographer. [Apparently, he was upset about being photographed while he was roughing up a photographer.]

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Tampa, FL. — As the Bucs concluded their on-field preparations for Thursday's game against Washington – and took a bit of a peek at the New York Jets – QB Josh Freeman discussed the readiness of the team's offense for the regular season...And other notes.

Read the rest here.

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First I told you about the Manhattan restaurant playing Christmas music, and now there's word Starbucks is secretly serving the addicting Pumpkin Spice Lattes already. According to sources, you can start ordering Pumpkin Spice Lattes with a secret code: PSL10. Starbucks confirmed it on its official Facebook page.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Two games separated by 24 hours played out very similarly, at least for the first seven innings, between the Rays and Angels at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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A New Hampshire man who documented his marijuana-growing operation on YouTube was sentenced to jail. Assistant Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Attorney Jerome Blanchard said Kyle Berry was "showing how to grow it, how to set it up, what chemicals he uses, where he gets his seeds."

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Denver, CO. -- In a long, trying season, the Giants avoided what would have been the horrible indignity of being held hitless on Wednesday night at Coors Field.

Read the rest here.

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

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Jimmy likes to draw.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to watch NFL football live, isn't it?

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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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Don't count Kris Jenner out quite yet. Reports of her talk show being "canceled" are false, according to a 20th Television representative. The rep said Wednesday, "It's too early to make a decision." Representatives of the show took to Twitter, as well, to deny Wednesday reports citing sources that said that low ratings during its six-week test run left the show dead in the water. 

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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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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 75: Number of cases of people biting people reported to New York City police each year.

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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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30 WAYS TO STAY MARRIED FOR 30 YEARS

- Mind your manners. Say please and thank you and excuse me.
- Take care of yourself. Eat right, exercise and get some sleep so you can be around for the next 30 years.
- Assume the best. Chances are he/she meant to do the right thing even if they messed it up.
- More

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 1:10pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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

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