Friday, July 18, 2014

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

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Today is July 18th, the 199th day of 2014. There are 166 days left in the year.

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Canucks' Subban hopes to create own niche.

Kings assistant Stevens brings Cup to Jersey Shore.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Astronaut John Glenn (first American to orbit the Earth) is 93. Businessman Richard Branson is 64. Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) is 53. Vin Diesel is 47. Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars) is 34.

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Tampa, FL. -- Six things you need to know about Anton Stralman.

Read the rest here.

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"The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad on this date in 1743.

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Regina, SK. -- Hugh Charles did not perform his patented backflip during a truncated tenure with the 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders. But there was a back flip-flop.

Read the rest here.

The Riders are off this weekend. Their next action is on Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway on this date in 1932.

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Un-D-feated: Esks 'D' stifles Willy, Bombers.

Dunk: Fantuz returns, Masoli takes over in Hamilton.

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

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 200: Calories burned while watching a horror film - more than any other genre.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

Read the rest here.

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Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at a restaurant on a date with a younger man. [She was seen cutting up his veggie burger.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left oblique strain.

Read the rest here.

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"The Columbia Workshop" debuted on CBS radio on this date in 1936.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The last time the Giants went on the road, they were trying to recover from a June swoon that saw the team win just 10 of 26 games in the month. But San Francisco can't dwell on its downfall.

Read the rest here.

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A surgeon from Australia has been suspended after he allegedly cut out a patient's healthy testicle and removed a wrong kidney.

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Get the ball Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son running laps in the house, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1946 - Elvis Presley's family moved to Commerce Street in Tupelo, MS. They had not been able to make their house payments on Berry Street. 

1953 - Elvis Presley privately recorded "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at the Memphis Recording Service. The office manager left a note for Sam Phillips that Elvis was a "good ballad singer." 

1960 - Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released.

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On this date in 1947, U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.

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Today in Beatles History:

1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.

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It was announced on this date in 2000, that Christopher Reeve would direct and serve as executive producer on the TV movie "Rescuing Jeffrey."

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Today in Sports History:

1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928. 

1964 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career. 

1970 - Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career. 

1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL. 

2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was stopped for speeding and then failed to pass a sobriety test. Abdul-Jabbar was the leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history at the time.

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IN THEATERS - Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG). The Purge: Anarchy (R). Sex Tape (R).

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Coming Up:


Tonight --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

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


Saturday --

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT


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


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT


Nascar Nationwide Series -- EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 8:30pm EDT


Sunday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

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


Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT




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




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