Saturday, August 9, 2014

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

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Today is August 9th, the 220th day of 2014. There are 145 days left in the year.

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Jets looking for answers to end playoff drought.

NHL Network to commemorate Gretzky trade to Kings.

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

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American Indians sold the Bronx to Jonas Bronck for 400 beads on this date in 1678.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper discusses what changes come with moving to the NHL including what adjustments his family made...

Read the rest here.

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The Columbia returned to Boston Harbor after a three-year voyage on this date in 1790. It was the first ship to carry the American flag around the world.

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Team USA Tops Sweden, 7-1, at
U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA downs Sweden in first game as one squad
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Playing as one squad for the first time of the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, Team USA downed Sweden, 7-1, at the Olympic Center’s USA Rink. Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y./U.S. National Under-18 Team) notched a hat trick, Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass./U.S. National Under-18 Team) tallied three assists and Ryan Collins(Bloomfield, Minn./U.S. National Under-18 Team) scored twice.
For complete recaps, boxscores, highlights and photos, click here.


Team USA Rolls Past Finland, 9-1, at
U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp
Team USA players combine for 25 points, including Motte hat trick
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Team USA dominated play from start to finish in a 9-1 victory over Finland at the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp. The line of Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich./University of Michigan), Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass./U.S. National Under-18 Team) and Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y./U.S. National Under-18 Team) combined for five goals and seven assists. Motte tallied a hat trick plus one assist, Eichel had a goal and four assists and Tuch notched a goal and two helpers.
For complete recaps, boxscores, highlights and photos, click here.


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The first steam locomotive began its first trip between Schenectady and Albany, NY. on this date in 1831.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders today unveiled a special edition jersey which will debut at Mosaic Stadium on August 16th against the Montreal Alouettes.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 4-2 Roughriders is a home game versus the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, August 16th. Game time is 7:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620CKRM, 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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The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty on this date in 1842, which solved a border dispute.

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Top Cat: Glenn, Lions outlast Ticats in shootout thriller.

That Green and Golden touch: Esks bury Alouettes.

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

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On this date in 1848, Martin Van Buren was nominated for president by the Free-Soil Party in Buffalo, NY.

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Jacksonville, FL. -- Tampa Bay’s first and second-team defenses played extremely well in Jacksonville on Friday night, and QB Mike Glennon led a game-tying drive in the second half, but the Jaguars prevailed, 16-10

Read the rest here.

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"Walden" was published by Henry David Thoreau on this date in 1854.

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Chicago, IL. -- Joe Maddon's brain seemed to hurt following an afternoon of National League rules baseball. Double switches, pitchers hitting, etc.

Read the rest here.

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The escalator was patented by Nathan Ames on this date in 1859.

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Kansas City, MO. -- Sometimes it simply takes a single slipped past the infield or a bloop into the outfield to shape the outcome of a game and manipulate the final pitching line for a starter.

Read the rest here.

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Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph on this date in 1892.

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You only need one helmet Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as hanging out on a Saturday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1969 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" hit #35 in the U.S. 

2004 - Clay Millican performed a burnout in front of Graceland in the Elvis-themed Dragster. Millican was scheduled to race the car at the upcoming NHRA Mid-South Nationals and the U.S. Nationals.


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A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing machine on this date in 1910.

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Today in Beatles History:


1965 - 
The Beatles film "Help!" opened in the Chicago. It was released across the U.S. on August 25. 

1973 - Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings.


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Betty Boop had her beginning in "Dizzy Dishes" created by Max Fleischer on this date in 1930.


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Today in Sports History:


1893 - 
"Gut Holz" was published. It was America's first bowling magazine. 

1936 - Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He was the first American to win four medals in one Olympics. 

1973 - Secretariat won the 105th Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1 1/2 miles on dirt at 2:24. 

1975 - The New Orleans Superdome as officially opened when the Saints played the Houston Oilers in exhibition football. The new Superdome cost $163 million to build. 

1981 - Major league baseball teams resumed play at the conclusion of the first mid-season players’ strike. 

1984 - Daley Thompson, of Britain, won his second successive Olympic decathlon. 

1988 - Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. The trade was at Gretzky's request. He was sent to the Kings with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley. Edmonton received Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three first-round draft picks and cash. 

1990 - The NHL approved the sale of the Minnesota North Stars by George and Gordon Gund. The Gunds were granted the rights to a Bay Area team that could begin play in October 1991. The team was the San Jose Sharks. 

2000 - Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin was arrested on a Class B misdemeanor of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. 

2012 - Shannon Eastin became the first female to officiate an NFL game when she worked as a line judge in a preseason game between the San Diego Chargers and the Green Bay Packers.   


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CBS radio debuted "Our Secret Weapon" on this date in 1942


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 2:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago White Sox 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago White Sox 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:45pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 4:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 7:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Miami Dolphins 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at The Milwakee Mile 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

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

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