Friday, September 6, 2013

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 6th, the 249th day of 2013. There are 116 days left in the year.

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NFL star J.J. Watt maintains love for hockey.

Button: Burke/Feaster tandem can work in Calgary.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Comedian-actress Jane Curtin (Saturday Night Live) is 66; New Jersey governor Chris Christie is 51; Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is 37; Socialite Pippa Middleton is 30.

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2013 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 11.

Morris: Long-snapper Matechuk all ears around McCallum.

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

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Walmart employees scheduled a strike for Thursday. [So, if I went shopping in Walmart Thursday, and I needed help with something, and there was no one around, how is that different from any other day?]

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Toronto, ON.- Darian Durant, Chip Cox, Chris Milo and Marc-Olivier Brouillette were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Month for August, the Canadian Football League announced today.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 8-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 8th against the 1-8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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George Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce Thursday, less than two months after her husband was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin and a week after she pleaded guilty to perjury in his case. In an email sent out by her attorney, Shellie Zimmerman made the decision because of "disappointment."

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Tampa, FL. — WR Vincent Jackson is ready to build on his outstanding first season in Tampa and thinks the Buccaneer offense is primed for greater things in year two...Plus, an updated injury report, options at left guard and more.

Read the rest here.


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Robert Fernandes, of Forks Township, Pennsylvania, wants people to know exactly how much he doesn't like paying his taxes. Last week, the father of three took his wife and children -- and $7,143.54 in cash -- to the tax collector. He paid the township tax bill in single dollar bills. And, just to make sure that he made his point, he posted the whole thing on YouTube.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State football team landed a player from the Aloha State just a few days before hosting Hawaii.

Read the rest here.

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Police in Poland want to talk to a man who farted loudly when asked by his boss for ideas. After passing gas -- during a staff meeting -- he knocked over some filing cabinets, tipped over a desk, then fled.

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Anaheim, CA. -- Perched on the brink of claiming their four-game series with the Angels, the Rays came up empty behind staff ace David Price in a 6-2 loss Thursday night at Angel Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1876, the Southern Pacific rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco was completed.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Ultimately, the strikes Ryan Vogelsong threw weren't as effective as the ones Gerardo Parra unleashed.

Read the rest here.

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In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting on this date in 1952.

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Thanks for the cotton candy Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as getting your vacuum cleaner fixed, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley performed in the high school gym in Bono, Arkansas. The floor gave away during the show due to the large crowd. Nobody was injured in the incident.

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Don't."

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"Dead or alive, you're coming with me." The first trailer for the remake of Robocop is finally here. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Abbie Cornish, it's scheduled for release February 7. | trailer 

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 -  
Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

1972 - John and Yoko appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

1974 - Splinters album "The Place I Love" was released on the Dark Horse label. It was the first release by the George Harrison label.

1982 - Paul McCartney released "Tug Of War."

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Riddick (R).

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Smith (Chicago White Sox) pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. The game set a record for the most lopsided margin of victory for a no-hitter in AL history (15-0).

1924 - Urban Shocker (St. Louis Brown) pitched two complete games against the Chicago White Sox. He won both games 6-2.

1943 - The youngest player to appear in an American League baseball game was pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics. Scheib was 16 years, eight months and five days old.

1972 - Rick DeMont lost the gold medal he received in a 400-meter swimming event because a banned drug was found in his system during routine drug testing.

1972 - The Summer Olympics resumed in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis that took the lives of 11 Israelis and five Arab abductors.

1976 - Steve Yeager (Los Angeles) was seriously injured when part of a broken bat struck him in the throat. He was waiting in the on-deck circle when the incident occurred.

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers) tied a National League record of seven shutouts by a rookie pitcher.

1989 - The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their upcoming concert.

1995 - Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Baltimore's Camden Yards before Cal Ripken Jr. set baseball's all-time consecutive games played record.

1995 - Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at the O.J. Simpson trial.

1995 - Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game setting a new record. Lou Gehrig previously held the record.

1996 - Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers. He was only the third person to have at least 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.

2000 - Scott Sheldon (Texas Rangers) became the third player in major league baseball history to play all nine positions in one game.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) became the fifth player in major league baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 160: Baby girls named Khaleesi in 2012, after the character on Game of Thrones.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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 vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 9:10pm EDT

Sunday --

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

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

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

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

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