Saturday, July 12, 2014

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

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Today is July 12th, the 193rd day of 2014. There are 172 days left in the year.

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Dubinsky signs six-year extension with Blue Jackets.

Stars' Peverley cautiously working toward return.

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

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England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr on this date in 1543.

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Tampa, FL. -- Veteran forward Brenden Morrow signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced Friday. Financial terms were not released, but Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported the value at $1.55 million.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor on this date in 1862.

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Tryouts Begin Today for 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team
Forty-nine players will vie for spots on both the National and Developmental squads
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tryouts for the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team take place today and tomorrow (July 12-13) at The Northtown Center at Amherst. Forty-nine players will be divided into four teams and play two scrimmages per day. Team USA's final roster will be announced the week of July 21. For a complete tryout schedule with rosters, click here.
Among the competitors are 11 players from the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that earned the gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, earlier this year.
Another 13 players skated for the 2013-14 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team that regularly trains with Team USA.
The 2014-15 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team will also be announced the week of July 21. Attendees at this weekend's tryouts as well as participants in the 2014 USA Hockey Sled Player Development Camp (July 15-18) will be considered for the squad. Stay tuned toUSAHockey.com for updates.
NOTES: Thursday, 2014 Paralympic gold medalists Taylor Lipsett (Mesquite, Texas) and Andy Yohe (Bettendorf, Iowa) announced their retirements from international competition. Click herefor more…Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.), a member of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, will receive the inaugural Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2014 ESPYS on July 16 ... The 2015 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship will be hosted by USA Hockey at the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, N.Y. The tournament will run April 24-May 2.


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The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, "Queen Elizabeth", was shown on this date in 1912.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-1) welcome the B.C. Lions (0-2) for the Green and White’s first West Division regular season matchup of the 2014 season.

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Coming up, the Saskatchewan Roughriders return home to take on the BC Lions tonight. Game time from Mosaic Stadium is 9:30pm 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 ESPN3.

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A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S. on this date in 1933.

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The legend grows: Willy clutch, Bombers shock Als.

Hat-Trick: Bowman scores trio of TDs in Esks win.

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

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"The Adventures of Sam Spade" was heard on ABC radio for the first time on this date in 1946.

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Tampa, FL. -- Continuing our weekly survey of, and reaction to, articles regarding the Bucs...Among this week's choices are a look at how Charles Sims fits into the offense and a roundup of the best plays in team history.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1954, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Sean Rodriguez brought to life Friday night's Tropicana Field crowd of 17,533 with a monster game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported on this date in 1957 that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Seconds after Tim Lincecum tumbled to the ground while covering first base to end the fourth inning, the lone bit of uncertainty for the Giants on Friday night subsided, as he popped back to his feet. Totally healthy, he smiled.

Read the rest here.

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Manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch® on this date in 1960.

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

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records and a one-year personal management contract with Scotty Moore.

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"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" broke all box-office records on this date in 1982 by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - "The Ballad of John & Yoko" hit #8 in the U.S.

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The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI on this date in 1982.

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Today in Sports History:

1901 - Cy Young (Boston Red Sox) got his 300th career victory. He ended his career with 511 wins. 

1931 - A major league baseball record for doubles was set as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a total of 23. 

1979 - At Comiskey Park, "Disco Demolition Night" lead to fans going wild which caused the White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers. 

1984 - Steve Carlton (Philadelphia Phillies) recorded his 100th strikeout for the 18th consecutive season.

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On this date in 1984, democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --



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


Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- 85th All-Star Game at Target Field, Minneapolis 7:00pm

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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 --

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

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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