Saturday, October 12, 2013

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

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Today is October 12th, the 285th day of 2013. There are 80 days left in the year.

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Letang skates with Penguins; no return date yet.


Biron to start for Rangers on Saturday.


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

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Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas on this date in 1492. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.

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Tampa, FL. -- Fresh-off picking up his third straight win, Bolts’ goaltender Ben Bishop woke up Friday not feeling 100-percent after his most recent victory Thursday. As a result Bishop did not skate Friday and was replaced by Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2013 draft pick Kristers Gudlevskis. Gudlevskis is currently in training camp with the Lightning’s ECHL affiliate, the Florida Everblades.

Read the rest here.

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The first monument honoring Christopher Columbus was dedicated in Baltimore, MD on this date in 1792.

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Cornish, Stamps hold off late rally to tame Lions.

Another tough break for Sherritt.

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

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Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on this date in 1810. The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest.

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Regina, SK. -The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-5) return home to Mosaic Stadium after two games on the road to face the visiting Edmonton Eskimos (3-11) in week 16 CFL action.

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Next up for the 9-5 Riders is a game today at home against the 3-11 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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Inventor Elmer Sperry was born on this day in 1860. He held patents on more than 400 inventions. The most important being the Sperry Automatic Pilot.

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Tampa, FL. — A third player on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team has been diagnosed with an infection of the highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, team officials said today.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1892, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Columbus landing the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in public schools.

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Pullman, WA. -- This game could set the tone for the rest of OSU’s season.

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On this date in 1915, former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt criticized U.S. citizens who identified themselves by dual nationalities.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Joe Maddon was asked to give his evaluation of Wil Myers' rookie season.

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Construction of the Holland Tunnel began on this date in 1920. It opened on November 13, 1927. The tunnel links Jersey City, NJ and New York City, NY.

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Look at my balloon Daddy!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1999 - 
The book "Elvis Day by Day" by Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen was released.

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"Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons" debuted on radio on this date in 1937.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
The "Paul is Dead" craze began when a radio DJ played "Revolution #9" backwards.

2003 - In Britain, Stella McCartney, Paul McCartney's daughter, presented her spring-summer ready-to-wear clothing line.

2004 - Paul McCarney's CD-Single "Tropical Island Hum" was released in the U.K.

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Filming began on "The Wizard of Oz" on this date in 1938.

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Today in Sports History:

1986Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) became the first National Football League (NFL) player to accumulate 20,000 yards.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) passed Jim Brown and moved into fourth place on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 12,513 yards.

1997 - Eddie Murray (Minnesota Vikings) set an NFL record when he kicked his 235th consecutive extra point.

2002 - Ron Tugnutt (Dallas Stars) became the first NHL goalie to win a game for seven different teams.

2010 - The Texas Rangers won the first playoff series in franchise history when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.

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The first video memoirs by a U.S. president were made on this date in 1961. Walter Cronkite interviewed Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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CONCORD, N.C. — Status quo.

Kyle Busch won from the Coors Light pole—as he almost always does—and the race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship remained excruciating tight.

Read the rest here.

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The Soviet Union launched Voskhod 1 into orbit around the Earth on this date in 1964. It was the first space flight to have a multi-person crew and the first flight to be performed without space suits.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Monday -- 

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- MAVTV 500 at Fontana, California 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talledega Super Speedway 1:00pm EDT

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

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