Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

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Today is July 26th, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

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Reimer, Maple Leafs agree on two-year contract.

Flames expect Hiller to recover quickly: report.

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

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A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States on this date in 1775. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

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Tampa, FL. -- Go behind the scenes for part two of the Lightning Girls tryouts for the 2014-15 team at the Tampa Bay Times Forum...

Read the rest here.

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New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-2) welcome the Toronto Argonauts (1-3) in week five Canadian Football League action.

Read the rest here.

The Riders were off last weekend. Their next action is tonight, 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 and Carm Carteri 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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On this date in 1881, Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184).

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Hajrullahu, Bombers leg out a win over Lions.

Preview: Ottawa at Hamilton in week 5 action.

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

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Commercial production of the Addressograph started in Chicago, IL on this date in 1893.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning drove the Buccaneers off the field twice on Friday evening, but Head Coach Lovie Smith used it is a teaching opportunity, and the team didn't lose one of its more coveted padded practices.

Read the rest here.

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The Chester was launched on this date in 1907. It was the first turbine-propelled ship.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- One pitch. Evan Longoria fought off Junichi Tazawa's strikeout pitch, then the slugger came through for the Rays.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.

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San Francisco, CA. -- A handful of historic feats were achieved inside AT&T Park on Friday night, all of which were accomplished by the Dodgers, so it's understandable that Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't particularly keen when a reporter prompted him to talk about Yasiel Puig's three-triple performance after the game.

Read the rest here.

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Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister on this date in 1945.

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Look everybody, I'm on second base!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as another nice night out, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1958 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.S. 

1965 - Elvis Presley's version of the Orioles' "Crying in the Chapel" peaked at #3 on the pop chart.

1969 - Elvis began a month long appearance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. It was his first live engagement in almost eight years.


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On this date in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Today in Beatles History:


1968 - 
John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude." 

1974 - The Strawberry Fields Forever Fan Club began its first Beatle Convention in Boston, MA. 

2001 - Ringo Starr and his 2001 All Starr Band began a 28-city North American tour. The lineup included Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake, Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Sheila E. and Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's band.


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Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL on this date in 1971.


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Today in Sports History:


1859 - 
The first intercollegiate Regatta was held in Worcester, MA, with Harvard beating Yale and Brown. 

1928 - Gene Tunney beat Tom Heeney by a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title. 

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story." 

1992 - Miguel Indurain of Spain won his second straight Tour de France. 

1996 - American swimmer Amy Van Dyken won the 50-meter freestyle to become Atlanta's first quadruple gold medalist and the first U.S. woman to win four in a single Olympics. 

1998 - Three spectators were killed and six were injured by flying debris from a one-car crash at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway. They were the first fan deaths at a major race in the United States in more than a decade. 

2004 - The Arizona Diamondbacks ended their club-record losing streak of 14 games.  


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AT&T and British Telecommunications PLC announced on this date in 1998, they were forming a joint venture to combine international operations and develop a new Internet system.


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Coming Up:




Tonight --


Nascar Nationwide Series -- Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 10:00pm EDT


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:07pm EDT


Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:10pm EDT

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa REDBLACKS 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented By New Holland at Iowa Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indycar Series -- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT


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





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