Saturday, July 5, 2014

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

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Today is July 5th, the 186th day of 2014. There are 179 days left in the year.

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Bruins on outside as Atlantic teams make changes.

Lightning retain RFA Sustr on one-year contract.

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

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William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London on this date in 1865.

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Tampa, FL. -- Defenseman Slater Koekkoek was soaking up some of the spotlight this week at Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp. That says a lot, considering some of the talent in attendance and the adversity Koekkoek has encountered since being taken with the 10th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Read the rest here.

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Andrew Beard was issued a patent for the rotary engine on this date in 1892.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-0) will open their road portion of the 2014 CFL season as they visit the Toronto Argonauts (0-1).

Read the rest here.

Coming up, the Saskatchewan Roughriders travel to Toronto to take on the Argonauts this afternoon. Game time from Rogers Centre is 3:00pm EDT. Catch the game on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2. (There will be no stream on ESPN3 in the lower 48.)

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On this date in 1916, Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City and arrived in San Diego, CA, on September 12, 1916.

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Shaw-Shank Redemption: Kicker clutch when it counts.

Alouettes score early, handle Lions at home.

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

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"Hawaii Call" was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1935.

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Tampa, FL. -- The mailbag returns with fan-submitted queries into the best return men in franchise history, the potential shape of the offense in 2014 and the strength of the Bucs’ running back corps.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act into law on this date in 1935. The act authorized labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.

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Detroit, MI. -- A night after the Rays fell victim once again to the big inning, it seemed bound to doom them again.

Read the rest here.

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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut on this date in 1946 during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.

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San Diego, CA. -- Friday began with the Giants rallying around each other. That turned to soul-searching by the afternoon.

Read the rest here.

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Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect on this date in 1948, providing government-financed medical and dental care.

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The birthday boy and his Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son for a play date.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "I Love You Because," "Blue Moon of Kentucky," and "That's All Right". This was his first commercial session. 

1969 - Elvis Presley's "In The Ghetto" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1969 - Elvis Presley flew to Las Vegas to begin rehearsals for his comeback show. 

2004 - Radio stations around the world simultaneously played "That's All Right" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the July 5, 1954 recording session that produced Elvis Presley's first single ("That's All Right"). Scotty Moore, Presley's first guitarist, hit the button that began the satellite broadcast to over 1,200 stations.

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Dr. William Shockley announced that he had invented the junction transistor on this date in 1951.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles left the Philippines. They were greeted by an angry mob that was the result of offending President Marcos' wife. 

2002 - Paul and Heather McCartney made their first public appearance since their recent marriage. In London, they attended an awards ceremony that was honoring outstanding young artists and athletes. 

2005 - London Live 8's "Hey Jude" finale led by Paul McCartney was offered for download.

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The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster on this date in 1995.

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Today in Sports History:

1947 - Larry Doby pinch hit for the Cleveland Indians against the Chicago White Sox. The event made him the first black player to play in the American League. 

1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first African-American man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors in four sets. 

1997 - Martina Hingis, at age 16, became the youngest Wimbledon winner in 110 years when she beat Jana Novotna in the women's final. 

1998 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) got his 3,000th career strikeout. 

2005 - Roger Federer won his 15th Grand Slam tennis title.

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On this date in 1998, Japan joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe to Mars.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kasey Kahne and Ryan Sieg were non-factors for much of Friday night's Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

Read the rest here.

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Euan Blair, the oldest son of British prime minister Tony Blair, was arrested on this date in 2000, after police found him drunk and lying on the ground in London's Leicester Square.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 4:08pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Pocono Indy Car 500 at Long Pond, PA. 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 4:10pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Newton Iowa 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 9:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

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


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