Thursday, August 7, 2014

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 7th, the 218th day of 2014. There are 147 days left in the year.

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Rangers must adapt to changes after loss in Final.

Sharks to host Kings outdoors.

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

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George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart on this date in 1782.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning prospect Kristers Gudlevskis played in three leagues, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Olympics and the IIHF World Championships last season...

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Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving door on this date in 1888.

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Regina, SK. --The Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-2) visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-1) in a week seven Canadian Football League western showdown.

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Next up for the 3-2 Roughriders is a game at the 5-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers tonight, August 7th. Game time in 8:30pm 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. Treasure Department issued a new bill that was one third smaller than the previous U.S. bills on this date in 1928.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 7.

Campbell: REDBLACKS not about to lose faith.

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

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On this date in 1934, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling striking down the government's attempt to ban the controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses."

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Tampa, FL. -- Camp Notes: Bucs QB Josh McCown may not play deep into the game on Friday night, but he's still looking forward to watching his younger teammates experience a special moment...And other notes.

Read the rest here.

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The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried a six-man crew 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashed into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago on this date in 1947.

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Oakland, CA. -- The Rays needed this one. At risk of suffering a three-game sweep at the hands of the A's on Wednesday afternoon, Jeremy Hellickson stepped up and the bats roared to life to earn a 7-3 win.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. launched Explorer 6 on this date in 1959, which sent back a picture of the Earth.

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Milwaukee, WI. -- Michael Morse returned. So did the Giants' knack for scoring with two outs. This wasn't a coincidence.

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The Cuban Catholic Church condemned the rise of communism in Cuba on this date in 1960. Fidel Castro then banned all religious TV and radio broadcasts.

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Jimmy gets around the bases pretty good.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as celebrating your dog on his 9th birthday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1954 - 
The August 7, 1954 issue of "The Billboard" Magazine included the following review of the "That's All Right"/"Blue Moon of Kentucky" single. "Presley is a potent new chanter who can sock over a tune for either the country or the r. & b. markets. On this new disk he comes thru with a solid performance on an r. & b.-type tune and then on the flip side does another fine job with a country ditty. A strong new talent." 

1965 - Elvis Presley began filming "Paradise Hawaiian Style."


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French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center on this date in 1974.

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Today in Beatles History:


1957 - 
The Quarry Men made their Cavern Club debut in Liverpool. Paul McCartney was not with the band at the debut. 

1988 - Paul McCartney refuted author Albert Goldman's statement that John Lennon was gay. McCartney said, "If John were gay, you'd think he'd have made a pass at me at least once in 20 years." 

1989 - Paul McCartney's album "Flowers In The Dirt" was certified gold by the RIAA.


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Scientists in Pasadena, CA, announced that the Viking 1 spacecraft had found strong indications of possible life on Mars on this date in 1976.


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Today in Sports History:


1907 - 
Senator pitcher Walter Johnson won his first major league game by defeating the Indians, 7-2. 

1965 - Britain's Jim Clark won his fifth consecutive Grand Prix. 

1968 - In his major league debut, Joe Keough (A's) hit a home run in his first at-bat. 

1985 - A five-year agreement between the major league baseball players union and team owners ended a two-day mid-season players’ strike. The season resumed the next day. 

1987 - Bill Mazeroski's uniform jersey #9 was officially retired from active service by the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

1999 - Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres) got his 3,000th hit.  


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Stephen Geppi bought a 1963 G.I. Joe prototype for $200,000 on this date in 2003.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 2:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8:30pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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

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