Saturday, August 30, 2014

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

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Today is August 30th, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Ducks fixing issues that doomed playoff run.

Wild starting job in goal wide open, coach says.

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

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American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam on this date in 1645. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning reporter Michelle Gingras sits down with Bolts prospect Jonathan Drouin and details his season in the juniors and his expectations for this upcoming season...

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1682, William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

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Regina, SK. -- The Rider Nation could have tolerated the sight of Weston Dressler wearing the red of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, but they couldn’t imagine him wearing any other colour in the CFL except green and white. They don’t have to.

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Next up for the 6-2 Riders is a week 10 home game against the 6-3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday, August 31st. Kickoff for the Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina is set for 4:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri 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 ESPN3.com.

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New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time on this date in 1806.

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Defence, late Rodgers TD pace Als over REDBLACKS.

Preview: Winnipeg at Saskatchewan wk.10.

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

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Charles Doolittle Walcott first discovered fossils near Burgess Pass on this date in 1809. He named the site Burgess Shale after nearby Mt. Burgess..

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran kicker Connor Barth and are going with unproven second-year player Patrick Murray.

Read the rest here.

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In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on this date in 1956.

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Corvallis, OR. -- THIS WEEK: Oregon State (0-0) opens the 2014 season hosting Portland State (0-0) this Saturday at 4:07 p.m. EDT.

Read the rest here.

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The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation on this date in 1963.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays opened their final series against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field in 2014 without a bang.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1965, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants regained first place Friday night ... in the National League's Wild Card race.

Read the rest here.

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The space shuttle Challenger blasted off on this date in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

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Here's the food.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Army and Oregon State opening their college football seasons, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:



1966 - 
Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble." 

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.



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On this date in 1984, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

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Today in Beatles History:


1968 - 
The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.K. The single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution." 19720830

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England. 

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down".


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On CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on this date in 1993.


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Today in Sports History:


1905 - 
Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers. 

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play. 

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title. 

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis. 

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame. 

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use. 

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game. 

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.


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An expedition to raise part of the Titanic on this date in 1996 failed when the nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Portland State Vikings 4:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- MavTV 500 at Fontana, California 4:00pm EDT

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (Completion of game suspended on 5/22) 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (Starts 20-30 minutes after completion of suspended game)

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --
MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

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

Thursday --

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

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 1:08pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 4:25pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

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

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