Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 28th, the 240th day of 2013. There are 125 days left in the year.

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Predators past and present rooming together.

30 in 30: Flyers add veterans, expect better season.

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

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Today's Birthdays: David Soul (Det. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson on Starsky and Hutch) is 70; Billy Boyd (Pippin in The Lord of the Rings movies) is 45; Jason Priestley is 44; Jack Black (Tropic Thunder, Nacho Libre) is 44; Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network) is 27.

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Top 10 Plays of Week 9.

CFL.ca Power Rankings: Boatmen take a dip.

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

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Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson on this date in 1609.
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Regina, SK.- If you could bottle and sell it, you'd be a millionaire. Actually a quick Google search tells me a few fragrance-makers have tried that in the past, but quickly wound up in the clearance bin.

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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Nike has introduced glow-in-the-dark running shoes for women. [That way, ladies, if you like to jog before the sun comes up, you can still be clearly identified by all of the neighborhood dogs.]

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Tampa, FL. — The Bucs returned to practice Tuesday, and as preparations begin for the preseason finale attention is turning to how the uncertain situations at tight end and back-up RB will shake out...Plus, CB Danny Gorrer undergoes surgery, and other updates.

Read the rest here.

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Internet addiction among kids in Japan has become so prevalent - one statistic holds that half a million of them suffer from it - that the government is investing in "immersion projects" to break this dependency. These Internet "fasting" camps are for kids who need some rehab. There's total Internet blackout, with thing like outdoor activities and team games instead.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- A 5-1 Rays lead after six innings evaporated into an ugly 6-5 loss to the Angels on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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According to a recent blind taste test Starbucks coffee is just as good as Walmart coffee. The blind taste test was conducted at Consumer Reports.

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Denver, CO. -- Journeyman Yusmeiro Petit gave the Giants a much-needed, and perhaps unexpected, lift Tuesday night. Starting in place of injured Matt Cain, Petit worked six solid innings as the Giants beat the Rockies, 5-3.

Read the rest here.

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The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City on this date in 1922. The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for$100.

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Here's a Jimmy flash back to 2009.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as forgetting to have your son take his backpack to school, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
The Elvis Presley film "King Creole" opened in London.

1962 - Elvis Presley reported for pre-production work on "It Happened At The World's Fair."

2002 - A taped interview with Lisa Marie Presley was aired on NBC's "Dateline."

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Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans is on Discovery tonight (10p ET). This 4-part documentary features Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey as he trains for the most prestigious race in motorsports; the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  
The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

1969 - Mary Anna McCartney was born. She is the first child of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman.

1976 - The Wings single "Let 'Em In" hit #2 in the U.K.

2007 - Ringo Starr's "Photograph - The Very Best of Ringo Starr" was released.

2010 - A toilet that belonged to John Lennon sold for $14,740 at action.

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The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane took place on this date in 1939. The plane was a German Heinkel He 178.

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Today in Sports History:

1922 - The Walker Cup was held for the first time at Southampton, NY. It is the oldest international team golf match in America.

1941 - The Football Writers Association of America was organized.

1972 - Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC on this date in 1963. More than 200,000 people attended.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Thursday --

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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