Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is October 5th, the 278th day of 2013. There are 87 days left in the year.

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Tapped In: Dubinsky dishes on golf, Alaska, fashion.


Ducks' Selanne to sit out Saturday, play Sunday.


Bruins beat Lightning in season opener.

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

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On this date in 1930, Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.

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Streak busters: Ticats win Round 2 of provincial battle.

Reilly cleared to play vs. Als; status still unknown.

Visit the league's official website: cfl.ca.

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"The Fighting Priest" began airing on CBS radio on this date in 1930.

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Regina, SK. -It seems only fitting that the CFL uses a term from arithmetic - a "ratio" - to describe the number of imports and non-imports on a team's roster.

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Next up for the 9-5 Riders is a game on Saturday, October 12th at home against the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:30pm EDT.

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Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon landed in Washington after flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1931. The flight originated in Japan and took about 41 hours.

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Tampa, FL. — Special Teams Coordinator Dave Wannstedt says former Olympian Jeff Demps has toughness and instincts to go with his speed, and the big plays will come if the Bucs don't try to force it.

Read the rest here.


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"Hollywood Hotel" became the first major network radio to originate from Hollywood, CA on this date in 1934.

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Corvallis, OR. -- After spending a season on special teams and backing up Colin Kelly at right tackle, Gavin Andrews was determined to have a big sophomore year for Oregon State.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Harry S Truman held the first televised presidential address from the White House on this date in 1947. The subject was the current international food crisis.

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Boston, MA. -- On the bright side, the Rays weren't playing an elimination game.

But not much else worked in their favor on Friday in their mistake-riddled 12-2 loss in Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park.

Read the rest here.


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"Inner Sanctum" was heard for the last time on ABC radio on this date in 1952.

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Here I go Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Wenatchee Wild, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Almost In Love" hit #95 in the U.S.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

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The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened at the Cort Theatre in New York on this date in 1955.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
"Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It was their first single.

1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

2004 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the third time. Chapman was convicted of killing John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

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A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida on this date in 1969. The plane entered U.S. air space and landed without being detected.

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Today in Sports History:

1919Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.

1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1932 - The Detroit Falcons introduced a new name (the Redwings) and new uniforms to the city of Detroit.

1983 - Wayne Gretzky began a streak of scoring that covered 51 games. The streak ended on January 27, 1984.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 71st and 72nd home runs in a single season.

2003 - The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since the 1908 World Series.

2003 - Dante Hall (Kansas City Chiefs) scored on a return in an NFL-record fourth straight game. He scored his fourth touchdown on a return in only 5 games.

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"Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television on this date in 1969.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Houston at Houston, Texas Race 1 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 5:30pm ALDS Game Two

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minot Minotauros 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Houston at Houston, Texas Race 2 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 6:00pm EDT ALDS Game Three

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 8:30pm EDT ALDS Game Four (If necessary)

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 5:30pm EDT ALDS Game Five (If necessary)

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 4:30pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Port Huron Fighting Falcons 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EDT

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington State Cougars 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:00am EDT

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

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Port Huron Fighting Falcons 4:00pm EDT

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

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