Saturday, September 14, 2013

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

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Today is September 14th, the 257th day of 2013. There are 108 days left in the year.

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Seven East lottery teams hope for postseason return.

Western lottery teams hope for postseason return.

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

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On this date in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.

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Stamps earn clutch win over Ticats after late TD.

Burris surpasses 50,000 passing yard mark.

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

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George K. Anderson patented the typewriter ribbon on this date in 1866.

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Regina, SK.- Corey Chamblin is being cautious when it comes to playing Weston Dressler against the Toronto Argonauts.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 8-2 Saskatchewan is a home game Saturday evening, September 14th against the 6-4 Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, 620ckrm.com, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 9:30pm EDT.


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Carl G. Muench received a patent for Insulit, the first sound-absorbing material to be used in buildings, on this date in 1915.

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Tampa, FL. — Head Coach Greg Schiano calls Darren Sproles the best in the game in his specific role out of the Saints backfield, but the Buccaneers have athletic linebackers that they hope can keep Sproles limited...Plus, an updated injury report and more.

Read the rest here.


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The VS-300 made its first flight on this date in 1938. The craft was based on the helicopter technology patented by Igor Sikorsky.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Film sessions have revealed a different Utah team than the Oregon State coaches and players have come to know.

Read the rest here.




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The Selective Service Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1940, providing the first peacetime draft in the United States.



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Minneapolis, MN. -- Chris Archer might be on a bit of a short leash these days, but he made the most of his opportunity to prove himself again on Friday night.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1948, in New York, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of the United Nations' world headquarters.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- Friday night's postgame fireworks were a Dodgers promotional tool. The display should have been launched in honor of the Giants.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1959, Luna II, a Soviet space probe, became the first man-made object on the moon when it crashed on the surface.

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Dance Jimmy, dance!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your first hockey games of the season, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Paralyzed" hit #8 in the U.K.

2005 - The cast members of the musical "All Shook Up" appeared on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children."

2004 - The Elvis Presley CD "Good Rockin' Tonight" was released in the U.S.

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded on this date in 1960. The core members were Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1995 -  
Hand written lyrics for "Getting Better" by Paul McCartney sold for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction.


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"My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV on this date in 1965. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 - Christy Mathewson (Cincinnati Reds) won his 373rd career game. It was the only victory he had earned for a team other than the New York Giants during his 17-year career.

1959 - The $32 million Aqueduct, operated by the New York Racing Association, opened.

1968 - Denny McLain (Detroit Tigers) became baseball's first 30-game winner in 34 years. Dizzy Dean (St. Louis) had earned 30 wins in 1934.

1986 - Bob Brenley (San Francisco) tied a major league baseball record when he committed four errors in one inning.

1987 - Tony Magnuson cleared 9.5 feet above the top of the U-ramp and set a new skateboard high jump record.

1987 - The Toronto Blue Jays set a club record of 10 home runs when the defeated the Baltimore Orioles 18-3.

1990 - Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. (Seattle Mariners) hit back-to-back home runs off California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning. The Angels won the game 7-5.

1994 - It was announced that the season was over for the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike. The final days of the regular season were canceled. Baseball owners had voted 26-2 in favor of ending the season. The result was a year with no World Series for the first time since 1904.

1999 - Leon Lett (Dallas Cowboys) was suspended for seven games as punishment for a fifth violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

2002 - Tim Montgomery (American) set a world record in the 100 meters when he finished in 9.78 seconds. The previous record had been set in 1999 by Maurice Green (9.79 seconds).

2003 - Jamal Lewis (Baltimore Ravens) set an NFL record for yards gained in a single-game when he gained 295 yards rushing. The Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 33-13.

2003 - Vinny Testaverde (New York Jets) became the ninth player in NFL history to pass for over 40,000 yards.

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"The Waltons" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1972.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

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

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

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

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

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

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:00am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:00pm EDT

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:45pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs FGCU 5:15pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at San Diego State Aztecs 7:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 4:30pm EDT

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

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