Thursday, October 17, 2013

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 17th, the 290th day of 2013. There are 75 days left in the year.

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Over the Boards: Leetch enjoying new job.


NHL teams benefitting from quick impact of '12 draft.


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

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Today's Birthdays: George Wendt (Cheers) is 65; Ziggy Marley is 45; Eminem is 41.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis was not on the ice for practice Wednesday and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. His status for the game Thursday against the Minnesota Wild is uncertain.

Read the rest here.

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The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands on this date in 1888.

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Argos admit they need to be better out of the gate.

Logan back in comfortable territory with Lions.

Visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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New research by the Harvard School of Public Health says that eating bacon reduces the vitality of a man's sperm. [Let me get this straight: So, not only is bacon tasty but it's also a contraceptive?]

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Regina, SK. -On this Thanksgiving Day long weekend, the Saskatchewan Roughriders can be thankful for their defence coming up with not only a game-saving goal-line stand, but perhaps a season-defining goal-line stand and a goal-line stand that will enable them to host a home playoff game which arguably could still be the Western final.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 10-5 Riders is a game at home on Saturday, October 19th against the 9-6 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ on this date in 1933, after leaving Germany.

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Tampa, FL. — One of three members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers diagnosed with MRSA has had surgery to get rid of the staph infection. MRSA is difficult to treat because it's resistant to many common antibiotics.

Read the rest here.


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A sunglasses salesman from Newcastle has been named Britain's most frequent restaurant reviewer. Fifty-two year old Phil Blackett has written critiques on 780 businesses, from carry-out joints to bakeries to 5-star restaurants and hotels. His reviews, posted on the website TripAdvisor, occurred in 501 cities across 36 countries.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Will Oregon State's Saturday night game at California be a breather for the Men in Orange?

Read the rest here.

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After learning that the first two packets of ranch dressing were free but that he would have to pay for a third, a customer at a Seattle area Jack In the Box flew into a rage and attacked another man.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays announced on Wednesday the players to be named in the Jesse Crain deal.

Read the rest here.


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"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" premiered on this date in 1939.

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Jimmy watches some baseball.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as enjoying a quiet morning at home, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered at Loew's State Theater in Memphis. Elvis had worked at the theater in 1952.

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Matthew McConaughey has bulked up for roles in films like Magic Mike, but when he had to lose weight for a project, he called in the expert - Tom Hanks. Matthew says when it was time to drop a 50 pounds for Dallas Buyers Club he called Tom about how he lost weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 -
The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 4½: Circumference, in feet, of the world's biggest afro. Aevin Dugas showed her afro off on the TV show The Doctors this week. According to Dugas, the afro takes hours for her to prepare.

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Today in Sports History:

1860Willie Park won the first professional golf tournament to be held in Scotland.

1962 - The New York Yankees won their 20th World Series when they beat the San Francisco Giants.

1943 - The Detroit Lions set a rushing record when they achieved a negative fifty-three yards against the Chicago Cardinals.

1968 - Bob Beamon long jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches at the Olympic Games in Mexico.

1978 - The New York Islanders began a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8).

1992 - Jari Kurri (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal in an 8-6 win over the Boston Bruins. Kurri was the 18th player to reach the mark.

2000 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) achieved his 448th victory as a goalie in the NHL. Roy passed Terry Sawchuck to become the record holder for career victories.

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Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on this date in 1979.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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