Saturday, May 3, 2014

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

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Today is May 3rd, the 123rd day of 2014. There are 242 days left in the year.

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Sharks GM says coaches should stay after collapse.

Panthers GM Tallon will shop No. 1 pick in draft.

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

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Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city on this date in 1802.

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Tampa, FL. -- Voting is underway for the Fan's Choice Awards, with fans making their choice for top defenseman for the Bolts this season....

Read the rest here.

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Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Works on this date in 1888.

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Video: Hervey's Eskimos Coming Along Nicely.

Roughriders announce Grey Cup championship DVD.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax on this date in 1921.

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Tampa, FL. — The Greg Schiano experiment seemed to be on the right path when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started the 2012 campaign under him at 6-4. Schiano's militaristic style, however, wore thin and he (and general manager Mark Dominik) were clearly walking the plank as the club sunk to a 5-17 record the rest of their two seasons together.

Read the rest here.

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The revival of Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opened in New York on this date in 1926.

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New York, NY. -- After playing 18 innings in Thursday's doubleheader, the Rays played 14 more on Friday night before coming away with a 10-5 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, NY, patented the electric sign flasher on this date in 1927.

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Atlanta, GA. -- Nobody in the Giants' clubhouse said that Friday night's 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves felt like a postseason game.


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The U.S. Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first time on this date in 1933, when Nellie Ross took the position.


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Is it time to bat yet?


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a buzzer beater 3-pointer , isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley worked on the soundtrack recordings for "Jail House" rock. 

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On this date in 1937, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind."

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 -  Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10 years when the "Wings Over America" tour began in Ft. Worth, TX. 

1980 - Paul McCartney's single "Coming Up" hit #2 in the U.K. 
  
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The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole on this date in 1952.


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Today in Sports History:

1936 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) made his major league debut. He got three hits. 

1938 - Lefty Grove got the first of a record 20 consecutive wins. 

1951 - Gil McDougald (New York Yankees) became the fifth player to get 6 RBIs in an inning. 

1969 - U.S. President Nixon attended the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president attended the race. 

1980 - Willie McCovey (San Francisco Giants) hit his 521st and final home run. 

1980 - Ferguson Jenkins (Texas Rangers) became the fourth player to win 100 games in the American League and the National League. 

1981 - Sally Little won the LPGA CPC Women's Golf International. 

1986 - Don Mattingly (New York Yankees) became the 6th player to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game. 

1992 - Gregg Olson (Baltimore Orioles) became the youngest player to record 100 saves. He was 25 years old. 

1992 - Eddie Murray (New York Mets) became the 24th player to hit 400 home runs. 

1995 - David Bell debuted for the Cleveland Indians. 

2007 - The Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6. It was the first time a No. 8 seed team had defeated a No. 1 seed team in a 7-game playoff series. 

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The game "Twister" was featured on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson on this date in 1966.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 1:35pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

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

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Kansas Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3:30pm 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!

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