Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is September 4th, the 247th day of 2013. There are 118 days left in the year.

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Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins on ice after shoulder surgery.

Kings center Stoll 'a hundred percent' after seizure.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami) is 56; Radio/TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky is 55; Damon Wayans is 53; Beyoncé is 32.

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Alouettes get it done on the road with 20-9 win over Argos.

Singled Out: Hervey says Rottier will be benched.

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

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A farmer in Poland took in a stray pup with the intention of training it to guard his sheep. Unfortunately, the pup wasn't a dog but a wolf. [The sheep alerted the farmer to the danger after they picked up Internet chatter about a terrorist plot involving sleeper agents.]

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Regina, SK.- The 47th Labour Day Classic saw the Riders beat the Bombers 48-25 and move to 8-1 on the season. Nearly 45,000 fans packed the rafters of Mosaic Stadium to see one of the most anticipated games of every season.

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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A Washington Post photographer snapped a photo of John McCain playing online poker during Tuesday's Syria hearings on Capitol Hill. McCain isn't even attempting to get evasive. After the photos started making the rounds, McCain tweeted: "Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!"

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Tampa, FL. — A star-studded group of Bucs – Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, General Manager Mark Dominik, Head Coach Greg Schiano, QB Josh Freeman, S Dashon Goldson, RB Doug Martin, DT Gerald McCoy and CB Darrelle Revis – was the main attraction at Tuesday's Chalk Talk Chamber of Commerce event

Read the rest here.


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A new study discovered that a few glasses of wine a week can ward off depression. Two to seven glasses a week cuts your risk by 32%.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State's special teams were average at best in last Saturday's 49-46 loss to Eastern Washington.

Read the rest here.

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A woman told police in Flint, Michigan, recent problems with a neighbor started after he came by and asked if he could mow her lawn. She declined his offer but she said he decided to do the lawn anyway without her permission a couple days later. She went and talked to the man's girlfriend and asked that he not do her lawn anymore. Then in some odd retaliatory move, she said he dumped dry concrete in her driveway and then onto her lawn.

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Anaheim, CA. -- Though the Rays' offense continued to sputter, it was effective enough to give Matt Moore the run support he needed to make a successful return to the rotation in a 7-1 win over the Angels on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1921, the first police broadcast was made by radio station WIL in St. Louis, MO.

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San Diego, CA. -- The opportunities were plentiful but the runs were scarce for the Giants in Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the Padres at Petco Park.

Read the rest here.

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HBO announced Tuesday that True Blood will end its run after seven seasons in 2014. The final 10 episodes will air next summer. The sixth season of True Blood ended last month with an average gross audience of 10.6 million viewers per episode.

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Yay Ray Guys!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the watching your son walk to his room at school, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Such A Night" hit #13 in the U.K.

1982 - The album "Romantic Elvis/Rockin' Elvis" hit #62 in the U.S.

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They're making a sequel to Horrible Bosses, which starred Jennifer Aniston and was a modest box office hit. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 -  
The Beatles began recording at EMI's Abbey Road for the first time. They reluctantly record Mitch Murray's "How Do You Do It." "Love Me Do" was also recorded.

1970 - George Harrison released "My Sweet Lord."

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The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. on this date in 1951. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York City, NY.

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Today in Sports History:

1949 - The longest pro tennis match in history was played when Pancho Gonzales and Ted Schroeder played 67 games in five sets. The record was broken in 2010.

1953 - The New York Yankees became the first baseball team to win five consecutive American League championships.

1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven gold medals. World records were set in his seven events.

1993 - Jim Abbott, pitcher for the New York Yankees, pitched a no-hitter. Abbott had been born without a right hand.

2002 - The Oakland Athletics won their AL-record 20th straight game. The A's gave up an 11-run lead during the game and then won the game on a Scott Hatteberg home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The game hosted the largest crowd (55,528) ever for a regular season game at the Coliseum.

2002 - St. Louis manager Tony La Russa got his 1,905th major league win. He tied Casey Stengal for eighth place.

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"Gilligan's Island" aired for the last time on CBS-TV on this date in 1967. It ran for 98 shows.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at L.A. Angels 10:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at L.A. Angels 10:05pm EDT

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

Friday --

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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