Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is August 31st, the 243rd day of 2013. There are 122 days left in the year.

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Selanne returning to Ducks for 2013-14 season.

MacLean: Senators in no rush to name new captain.

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

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The first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress on this date in 1852.

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Down to the Wire: Lions hold on in cat fight at BC Place.

Calvillo ruled out vs. Argos; future in doubt?

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

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The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1887. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

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Regina, SK.- With the possible exception of the game, the Labour Day Classic should live up to its monicker.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 7-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 1st at home against the 1-7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired on this date in 1920. The station was 8MK in Detroit, MI.

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Tampa, FL. — Second-year LB Najee Goode may or may not have needed any more help on Thursday night to stick on the Bucs' regular-season roster, but he certainly didn't hurt himself with the defensive play of the game.

Read the rest here.


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Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married on this date in 1940.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Mike Riley's team will hope to build on last season's 9-4 campaign when it opens the 2013 season against Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Read the rest here.

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The radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" made its debut on NBC on this date in 1941.

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Oakland, CA. -- Rays players had the kind of day that would make "The Big Bang Theory" look like a drama. Only it really wasn't that funny.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1946, Superman returned to radio on the Mutual Broadcasting System after being dropped earlier in the year.

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Phoenix, AZ. -- Feeling a connection with his teammates, Angel Pagan sent Tim Lincecum a text message before the right-hander completed his no-hitter at San Diego on July 13. "I wanted to tell him he was pitching a great game," Pagan said.

Read the rest here.

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The Caribbean nations Tobago and Trinidad became independent within the British Commonwealth on this date in 1962.

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I wonder if it's under the couch?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the opening game of the Oregon State football season, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" hit #22 in the U.K.

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California officially became the most populated state in America on this date in 1964. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 -  
The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.

1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

1999 - The album "All You Need Is Love - Beatles Songs for Kids" was released. 

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1950 - Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.

1959 - Sandy Koufax set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.

1968 - At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mike Powell set a record when he jumped 29'4½" in the long jump.

1969 - The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.

1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

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The 30-year contract between Milton Berle and NBC-TV expired on this date in 1981.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Eastern Washington Eagles 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 - Sep 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

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

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

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 at Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

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

Friday, August 30, 2013

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 30th, the 242nd day of 2013. There are 123 days left in the year.

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Bruins sign GM Chiarelli to four-year extension.

30 in 30: New division, same goal for Capitals.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Comedian Lewis Black is 65; Michael Chiklis (Emmy and Golden Globe for The Shield) is 50; Cameron Diaz is 41; Tennis player Andy Roddick is 31.

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Irving: Could more changes be ahead in Winnipeg?

Ray out 4-8 weeks with injury to throwing shoulder.

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

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In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on this date in 1956.

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Regina, SK.- My how the times have changed for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 7-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 1st at home against the 1-7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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Today (Friday) is Toasted Marshmallow Day. Saturday is International Bacon Day. Sunday begins National Waffle Week.

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Tampa, FL. — Despite some individual bright spots, the Buccaneers absorbed a 30-12 loss to Washington Thursday night to cap the 2013 preseason in a game played almost exclusively by reserves on both sides of the ball.

Read the rest here.





Here I am at last night's game.














Coin toss.











Touchdown Redskins.












Back to pass.












There was an RGIII sighting.












Game over.












Not a good result for the Bucs.








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There's now a new home pregnancy test that tells a woman how far along she is in her pregnancy. [That way she'll know if it happened that weekend with the New York politician or the previous weekend on the yacht with Simon Cowell.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Jason Vargas delivered a major mood kill to the 15,741 Rays fans attending Thursday's matinee at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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For many years, Colorado has had a state flag and seal, but until now it's never had a unified brand. That's all changed, with the release of this new logo design. It's based around a green-and-white triangle with a snow-capped peak -- purposely reminiscent of the state license plate -- sitting atop the letters CO. | logo

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San Francisco, CA. -- A Most Valuable Player typically is defined by statistics. A most important player transcends them.

Read the rest here.

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The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation on this date in 1963.

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Jimmy is a pretty good little artist.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as getting a new chair, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - 
Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.

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French police said three sisters brought in over $206,000 they found stashed in their deceased brother's couch. The sisters traveled from Algeria to clear out the apartment that belonged to their brother. The women discovered the money and a social security card and bank card belonging to their father, who died in 1995. Police think the women's brother had been continuing to collect on his father's pension in the years following his death. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 -  
The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was released.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down". 

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Hold everything. Bryan Cranston isn't actually signed on to play Lex Luthor in the next Superman movie. The rumor originated on a fake comic book news site called Cosmic Book News. Cranston responded to the rumor by saying, "Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he's misunderstood. He's a lovable, sweet man."

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play.

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title.

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis.

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use.

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game.

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.

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NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Closed Circuit (R); Getaway (PG-13); One Direction: This Is Us (PG)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Eastern Washington Eagles 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 - Sep 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Thursday











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

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Today is August 29th, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Iginla makes himself at home with Boston Bruins.

30 in 30: Penguins know they have something to prove.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 77; Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business) is 54; Lea Michele (Glee) is 27; Liam Payne of One Direction is 20.

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Stamps: 'I'm just so hungry right now, I want to win'.

Cauz: YouTubing old CFL games and loving it.

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

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A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake on this date in 1828.

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Regina, SK.- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the addition of import returner Tristan Jackson to the team’s roster.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 7-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 1st at home against the 1-7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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Alec Baldwin is in trouble again. This time he roughed up a photographer. [Apparently, he was upset about being photographed while he was roughing up a photographer.]

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Tampa, FL. — As the Bucs concluded their on-field preparations for Thursday's game against Washington – and took a bit of a peek at the New York Jets – QB Josh Freeman discussed the readiness of the team's offense for the regular season...And other notes.

Read the rest here.

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First I told you about the Manhattan restaurant playing Christmas music, and now there's word Starbucks is secretly serving the addicting Pumpkin Spice Lattes already. According to sources, you can start ordering Pumpkin Spice Lattes with a secret code: PSL10. Starbucks confirmed it on its official Facebook page.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Two games separated by 24 hours played out very similarly, at least for the first seven innings, between the Rays and Angels at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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A New Hampshire man who documented his marijuana-growing operation on YouTube was sentenced to jail. Assistant Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Attorney Jerome Blanchard said Kyle Berry was "showing how to grow it, how to set it up, what chemicals he uses, where he gets his seeds."

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Denver, CO. -- In a long, trying season, the Giants avoided what would have been the horrible indignity of being held hitless on Wednesday night at Coors Field.

Read the rest here.

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Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes on this date in 1957.

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Jimmy likes to draw.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to watch NFL football live, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S.

1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1987 - The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K.

1992 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Female video to Pink.

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Don't count Kris Jenner out quite yet. Reports of her talk show being "canceled" are false, according to a 20th Television representative. The rep said Wednesday, "It's too early to make a decision." Representatives of the show took to Twitter, as well, to deny Wednesday reports citing sources that said that low ratings during its six-week test run left the show dead in the water. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 -  
George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way.

1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special.

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 75: Number of cases of people biting people reported to New York City police each year.

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Today in Sports History:

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season.

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.

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30 WAYS TO STAY MARRIED FOR 30 YEARS

- Mind your manners. Say please and thank you and excuse me.
- Take care of yourself. Eat right, exercise and get some sleep so you can be around for the next 30 years.
- Assume the best. Chances are he/she meant to do the right thing even if they messed it up.
- More

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 1:10pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 - Sep 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

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