Saturday, September 7, 2013

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

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Today is September 7th, the 250th day of 2013. There are 115 days left in the year.

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Players looking forward to new divisions, conferences.

Luongo arrives in Vancouver looking forward.

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

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The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States on this date in 1813. The reference appeared in an editorial in the New York's Troy Post.

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Cornish, Paredes power Stamps over Esks in rematch.

Ford to start in place of injured Simpson vs. Riders.

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

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George Ligowsky was granted a patent for his device that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters on this date in 1880.

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Regina, SK.- The first half of the CFL season is over and the Saskatchewan Roughriders have the best record in the league, but head coach Corey Chamblin says he is taking nothing for granted.

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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Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator on this date in 1888.

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Tampa, FL. — The Bucs' final injury report of the week indicates that they will be without G Carl Nicks and TE Tom Crabtree on Sunday for the season opener…Plus, the possible replacement for Nicks, more injury updates, team captains and more.

Read the rest here.


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Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ on this date in 1921.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Taking a pounding from a lower-division opponent can't help the collective confidence of a defense.

But a 49-46 loss to FCS power Eastern Washington could serve as a wakeup call to Oregon State's defensive unit as it prepares for Saturday's 5 p.m. matchup with Hawaii at Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1927, Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using an image dissector.

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Seattle, WA. -- A gaffe on the bases and one in the field perpetuated the Rays' West Coast struggles Friday night when the Mariners took a 6-4 win at Safeco Field.

Read the rest here.

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The cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the comic strips on this date in 1930.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Yusmeiro Petit barely missed baseball immortality, but gained legitimacy.

Read the rest here.

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The final episode of the original "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was aired on CBS-TV on this date in 1966.

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Cotton candy is yummy Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Beavers pounding on Hawaii tonight, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis finished recording seasonal tracks for a forthcoming Christmas album.

1974 - The album "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" hit #44 in the U.K.

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"The Beverly Hillbillies" was seen for the final time on CBS-TV on this date in 1971. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 -  
The half hour Saturday morning cartoon "The Beatles" aired its last show. The show had debuted on September 25, 1965.

1976 - Paul McCartney commemorated Buddy Holly's 40th birthday with the inauguration of "Buddy Holly Week" in Britain.

2010 - A parole board decided not to release Mark David Chapman. It was his sixth denial of parole.

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American Express Co. issued the first of its Platinum charge cards on this date in 1984.

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Today in Sports History:

1896 - A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race held on a racetrack. The race was held in Cranston, RI.

1963 - The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, OH.

1979 - ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.

1986 - Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins threw his 100th career touchdown pass, in only his 44th NFL game, which set a NFL record.

1998 - Mark McGwire set a new major league baseball record for most homeruns hit in a single season. The previous record was 61 set in 1961.

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Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa on this date in 1986.

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RICHMOND, Va. -- You can call Brad Keselowski the heartbreaker.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. Senator Bob Packwood announced that he would resign after 27 years in the Senate on this date in 1995.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

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 --

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

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 powered by Coca Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

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

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:05pm 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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