Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 30th, the 273rd day of 2013. There are 92 days left in the year.

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30 in 15: Blackhawks confident they can repeat.

Versteeg's pair lifts Panthers over Lightning.

Panthers reach one-year deal with Thomas.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) is 59; Fran Drescher (The Nanny) is 56; Crystal Bernard (Wings) is 52; Monica Bellucci (The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix Reloaded) is 49; Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) is 38.

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Bismarck, ND. – Stanislav Dzakhov scored three times Saturday night to lead the Bismarck Bobcats to a 5-2 win over the Wenatchee Wild at the VFW Sports Center.

Bismarck took the lead early in the the opening period on a goal from Evan Giesler at 1:11, assisted by Filip Starzynski and Tony German, for a 1-0 lead. The lead grew late in the period when Dzakhov scored his first, from Nick Wallace and Giesler at 19:06, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Wenatchee would cut into the deficit early in the second on a Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany) goal, with Kyle Buffardi (Westminster, California) assisting just 30 seconds into the second, drawing the Wild to within 2-1. 46 seconds later, however, Bismarck’s Starzynski reestablished the Cats’ two-goal lead, assisted by Nate Repensky and Giesler at 1:16. The Bismarck lead grew to 4-1 in the final minute of the period when Dzakhov scored his second, assisted by Nick Wallace and Geisler, putting the Bobcats on top 4-1 through two.

In the third, Tuomie tallied a shorthanded goal from Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) at 1:18, but Dzakhov would round out his hat trick, scoring into an empty net, assisted by Repensky and Starzynski at 18:35, giving Bismarck the 5-2 lead and the win. “We got beat by a very good, well coached team this weekend” said Wenatchee Head Coach Bliss Littler. “Lots of lessons to learn from the weekend. Time to get back to Wenatchee and regroup.”

The Bobcats outshot Wenatchee on the night 40-22. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 35 saves for the Wild, Aaron Nelson had 20 stops for Bismarck. Wenatchee was 0-for-6 on the power play and 5-of-5 with a shorthanded goal on the penalty kill.

The Bobcats improve to 4-2-0; The Wild is now 3-3-0.

Wenatchee’s home opening weekend at the Town Toyota Center against the Minot Minotauros is set for Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, with faceoff at 7:05pm PDT both nights. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).

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The Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world on this date in 1787.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors USPHL Elite team took two games from the Space Coast Hurricanes over the weekend, winning 3-2 on Saturday and 8-2 on Sunday.

In Saturday's game, Ryan Odgers, David Cross and Ryan Conery scored second period goal for the Juniors, who held on through a scoreless third period for the win. Nick Malvin, in his season debut, made 27 saves for Tampa Bay. The Juniors were 0-for-7 on the power play and 8-of-8 on the penalty kill.

In Sunday's game, David Cross and Nick Reed scored in the first period, Richard Foy, Collin  Malone and  Brandon Goudreau in the second and Foy, Ryan Mattson, Reed and Nakita Zagryadskiy in the third. Malvin made 27 saves for the Juniors, who were 3-for-11 on the power play and 4-of-5 on the penalty kill.

The Empire team dropped a 5-3 decision to Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday.

Both the Empire and Elite teams play next weekend at the Charlotte Showcase with games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All games can be seen on FASTHockey.com.

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When the President of Iran returned to his country he was greeted with protests by hardcore rightwingers because they felt that while he was in the U.S. he was too friendly with the Americans. [Actually, I thought he did a pretty good job hosting Saturday Night Live.]

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2013 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 14.

Argo Bounce: Boatmen rally again, stun Eskimos.

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

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Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction after administering ether to a patient on this date in 1846.

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Montreal, PQ. - Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Geroy Simon has become the Canadian Football League All-Time receptions leader with 1,018 career catches.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-5 Riders is a game on Friday, October 4th at the 9-4 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 10:00pm EDT.

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Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born on this date in 1861.

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Tampa, FL. — After leading for three quarters in rookie QB Mike Glennon’s starting debut, the Buccaneers committed three costly turnovers in the fourth period to facilitate a big comeback in a 13-10 loss to Arizona.

Read the rest here.


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Apple's recently released mobile operating system iOS 7 is making some people nauseous, or so they believe. A small number of users are complaining that the background parallax effect -- which creates the illusion of depth in device screens -- and the app transition animations are making them feel ill.

... There is a way to tame the iOS 7 parallax effect. In the Settings > General > Accessibility menu, there's a Reduce Motion option that does just what its name suggests, though it does not alter the app transition animation.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Sean Mannion keeps etching his name into the Oregon State record books.

The junior passed for a school-record six touchdowns and 414 yards in Oregon State’s 44-17 win over Colorado Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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In Appleton, WI, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating on this date in 1882.

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Toronto, ON. -- Tampa Bay got 'er done.

But that process produced a great deal of anxiety before the Rays persevered by a 7-6 margin over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1930, "Death Valley Days" was heard for the first time on the NBC Blue radio network.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Taking a cue from a city known for its breathtaking bridges, the Giants hope that they've built a span between the end of this season and the 2014 campaign.

Sure, they tumbled from their World Series championship throne. Yes, their streak of four consecutive winning seasons dissolved. But they believe they have positioned themselves to thrive next year, with Sunday's season-ending 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres serving as an example.

Read the rest here.


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"The Adventures of Dick Tracy" debuted on the Mutual Radio Network on this date in 1935.

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Look what I found Daddy!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's EP "Just For You" hit #16 in the U.S.

1958 - EMI deleted all Elvis Presley and all other RCA products from its HMV catalog.

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "Judy" hit #78 in the U.S.

1978 - The album "Sings For Children And Grown Ups Too" hit #130 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1939,  "Captain Midnight" was heard for the first time on the Mutual Radio Network. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - 
Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth."

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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A woman in Flint, Michigan, told police she was sleeping on her couch when, unbeknownst to her at the time, two men had broken into her home. That is until one of their phones went off. Unfortunately they were able to get away with a TV. But that's all they got.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 -The Boston Braves stopped the New York Giant's 26-game winning streak. It was the longest winning streak in major league history.

1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the homerun. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.

1934 - Dizzy Dean won his 30th game of the season in a 9-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

1947 - The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1971 - The Washington Senators played their last game in Washington before moving to Arlington, TX. They were forced to forfeit the game to the New York Yankees when fans stormed the field in an effort to take souvenirs.

1972 - Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates) recorded his 3,000th career hit. It was his last as he was killed in Venezuela during the off season.

1973 - Hank Aaron finished the season one short of Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. He broke the record in the first month of the 1974 season.

1973 - The New York Yankees completed their 50th season at the Stadium.

1984 - Mike Witt (California Angels) became only the 11th pitcher to throw a perfect game in major league baseball. He defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0.

1984 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record when they registered three safeties in a 33-12 victory over the New York Giants.

1992 - George Brett (Kansas City Royals) reached his 3,000th career hit during a game against the California Angels. He was the 18th player to reach the mark.

1995 - Albert Belle (Cleveland Indians) became the first player in history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season.

1999 - The San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game to be played at Candlestick Park (3Com Park). The Dodgers won 9-4 with 61,389 fans on hand.

2002 - Chris McAlister (Baltimore Ravens) returned a missed field goal 108 yards to set an NFL record.

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MEATBALLS WINS WITH $35 MILLION WEEKEND - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 was the weekend's top box office draw, pulling in $35 million. Prisoners moved down to No. 2.

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DOVER, Del.— When Joey Logano sets a record, he does it in style.

Logano didn't just win Saturday's 5-hour Energy 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. He crushed the rest of the field in taking the checkered flag in a record four straight events at the Monster Mile.

Read the rest here.

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"The Red Skelton Show" debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1951.

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DOVER, Del. -- Jimmie Johnson's run toward a possible sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship shifted into high gear Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

On two fresh tires to polesitter Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s four, Johnson held off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate during a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish of the AAA 400 and made a significant dent in the series lead of Matt Kenseth, who finished seventh.

Read the rest here.

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Julie Andrews made her first Broadway appearance in "The Boy Friend" on this date in 1954.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:07pm EDT (Wild Card tiebreaker game)

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

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

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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Riders lose at Montreal









Because of other obligations (namely hockey), I was unable to write my usual Rider recap. Instead, here's the cfl.ca recap of Montreal's 17-12 win over Saskatchewan.

Read the recap here.

Check out the game stats here.

The Riders, now 8-5, next play on Friday, October 4th at the 8-4 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, 620ckrm.com, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 10:00pm EDT.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is September 28th, the 271st day of 2013. There are 94 days left in the year.

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30 in 15: Canucks get used to life under Tortorella.

Pens' visit to West Point puts hockey in perspective.

Panthers reach one-year deal with Thomas.

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

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San Diego, CA, was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo on this date in 1542.

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Bismarck, ND. – The Bismarck Bobcats withstood a late charge by the Wenatchee Wild Friday night, getting a goal late in regulation for a 4-3 win at the VFW Sports Center.

Bismarck took the lead just shy of the midway point of the opening period on a goal from the left wing circle by Filip Starzynski, assisted by Stanislav Dzakhov and Evan Giesler at 9:25.

The Bobcats would increase the lead to 2-0 with a power play goal at 11:34 of the second period as Dzakhov banged one home in tight, assisted by Jared Dedenbach and Matt Anders. Wenatchee would get one back moments later on a David Powlowski (Rochester, New York) tapped home a crossing pass out in front of the Bismarck goal. Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany) and Justin Plate (Rancho San Marg, California) drew the assists at 13:22, slicing the Bobcat lead to 2-1. Traffic out in front of Wild goaltender Mackenzie Sawyer (Landsdowne, Canada) created an opportunity that Bismarck’s Brendan Harris cashed in on, assisted by Tyler Dunagan at 17:27, giving the Cats a 3-1 lead through 40 minutes.

Wenatchee would reduce the deficit just past the halfway point of the third, when River Rymsha (Huntington Woods, Michigan) scored an unassisted goal off a goal mouth scramble on the end of a 3-on-2 break. The goal, coming at 10:52 of the third, made it a 3-2 game. Rymsha scored again at 15:18, blasting a power play point shot past Bismarck goaltender Aaron Nelson. Nicklas Balboa (San Francisco, California) and James Mathias (Ontario, California) assisted on the goal that tied the game 3-3. The Bobcats got the lead back as Chris Diver put a redirect shot into the goal at 18:44. Daniel Kovar and Giesler assisted, putting Bismarck back on top 4-3. The Wild would pull the goaltender in the final minute and pressed the attack, but weren’t able to get the equalizer and the Bobcats hung on for the one-goal win.

“We got better as the game went on” said Wenatchee Head Coach Bliss Littler. “We took four stick penalties, which generally cost you. But I think we battled pretty hard in the third and gave ourselves a chance, we just kind of shot ourselves in the foot a little bit. I think it was a good learning experience for us.”

Bismarck outshot the Wild on the night 35-23. Wenatchee was 1-for-2 on the power play and 4-of-5 on the penalty kill.

The Bobcats improve to 3-2-0; The Wild is now 3-2-0 as well.

The Wild plays in Bismarck again tomorrow (Saturday) night at 5:15pm PDT. The home opening weekend at the Town Toyota Center against the Minot Minotauros is set for Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, with faceoff at 7:05pm PDT both nights. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).

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The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval on this date in 1787.

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Simply Dominant: Lions 'D' shines in win over Bombers.

Is Greg Ellingson the best new receiver in the last five years?

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

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The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment on this date in 1850.

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Regina, SK. - Last week we identified the stars in our defensive secondary as SAM linebacker and UWO grad Craig Butler, Halfbacks Dwight Anderson and Terrell Maze, cornerbacks Prince Miller and Carlos Thomas, and Safety Tyron Brackenridge; and I may have (over) mentioned the fact that the basic principles of a defensive back and an offensive lineman are the same. They react to the receivers; we react to the d-line. They are asked to do everything their opponent does- except backwards! And we are asked to mirror our on rushers- going backwards! And they need to work together to have any success just the same as we do.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-4 Riders is a game on Sunday, September 29th at the 4-8 Montreal Alouettes. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 1:00pm EDT.


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The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army planes when they landed in Seattle, WA on this date in 1924. The trip took 175 days.

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Tampa, FL. — he Bucs hope to have their starting WR duo of Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams on the field Sunday, but it will be a game-day call…Plus, Tom Crabtree's status and other notes.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1936, "Bachelor's Children" debuted on CBS Radio.

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Corvallis, OR. -- After securing two narrow road wins, Oregon State is back in Corvallis to face a much-improved Colorado team Saturday. Here’s what I’ll be watching for when the Beavers host the Buffaloes at noon:

Read the rest here.

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"Fleischmann Hour" aired for the last time on radio on this date in 1939.

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Toronto, ON. -- All the talk heading into Friday night's Rays-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre focused on the roof being closed.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1944, "The Boys From Boise" was shown on WABD in New York as the first full-length comedy written for television.

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San Francisco, CA. -- A trio of Giants auditioning for spots on the 2014 Opening Day roster distinguished themselves in Friday night's 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Read the rest here.


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"Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV on this date in 1961.

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Hi there Daddy!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1993 - 
The Elvis Presley compilation boxed CD-set "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters 1" was released.

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On this date in 1961, "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 - 
A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.

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The first mayor of Washington, DC, Walter Washington, took office on this date in 1967.

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Today in Sports History:

1892 -The first nighttime football game in the U.S. took place under electric lights. The game was between the Mansfield State Normal School and the Wyoming Seminary.

1919 - The New York Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 in a day game that lasted 51 minutes. The time set a National League record.

1941 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit .400 for the season. He was the last major league player of the century to achieve this statistic.

1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1968 - The Atlanta Chiefs won the first North American Soccer League Championship.

1978 - Don Sherman, editor of Car & Driver, set a new Class E record in Utah. Driving the Mazda RX7 he reached a speed of 183.904 mph.

1991 - Michael Jordan was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1995 - Randy Myers (Chicago Cubs) was charged by a 27-year-old man while standing in the outfield. Myers saw him coming, dropped his glove and knocked the man down with his forearm.

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First Lady Betty Ford underwent a mastectomy to remove a lump in her breast on this date in 1974.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer at Dover International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs FGCU Eagles 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Bismarck Bobcats 8:15pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

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

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

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