Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 12th, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.

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Wild trying to take next step on Stanley Cup path.

Kings to retire Blake's No. 4 prior to Jan. 17 game.

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

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Isaac Singer was issued a patent on the double-headed sewing machine on this date in 1851.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their 10-game mini-plans for the 2014-15 season, the team announced today. Lightning 10-game plans start as low as $220 and offer great value to fans at just $22 per game. There are four options for fans to choose from, the Rivalry, Weekend, Weekday and Home Opener Plans.

Read the rest here.

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Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by Joseph Lister on this date in 1865.

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U.S. Under-18 Select Team Loses, 4-2, to Czech Republic in First Hlinka Cup Game
Team USA continues tournament action 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow vs. Russia
BRECLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC — In its first game of the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, the U.S. Under-18 Select Team lost to the Czech Republic, 4-2. Team USA received goals fromBrock Boeser (Burnsville, Minn.) and Robert Jackson (Alameda, Calif.).
“We had some opportunities to score,” said Derek Plante, head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. “The second period was tough, there were many penalties from our side. Almost 17 minutes in the penalty box. We rallied, but we could not catch up.”
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U.S. President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him when he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton on this date in 1867.

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Regina, SK. -- Games like Thursday’s Saskatchewan Roughrider 23-17 victory at Winnipeg are what make sports so great, and why we consider ourselves very lucky to make a living at it.

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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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Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording on this date in 1877.

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Report: Brink to get start under centre vs. Riders.

Short memory serving veteran Glenn well.

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

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On this date in 1915, "Of Human Bondage", by William Somerset Maugham, was first published.

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Tampa, FL. -- Despite his own harsh critique of his first NFL game performance, rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is clearly doing something right because he's seeing increased time with the first-team offense

Read the rest here.

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Regular airmail service began between Washington, DC, and New York City on this date in 1918.

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Arlington, TX. -- Drew Smyly pitched like a certain Rays southpaw and the offense kicked in with some early run support in a 7-0 Rays' win over the Rangers on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

Read the rest here.

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Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the "Rudy Vallee Show" on NBC on this date in 1937.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Ask 10-year-old Peter Zucca about the first time he met Dave Dravecky, and the youthful exuberance in his voice is unmistakable.

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On this date in 1939 "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Oconomowoc, WI. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th.

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Jimmy plays first base.

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Today in Elvis History:


1958 - 
In Memphis, Elvis Presley visited his mother in the hospital. She had been diagnose with acute hepatitis. 

1964 - Elvis Presley was released by the studio after concluding work on the film "Girl Happy." 

1972 - The compilation album "Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Volume 1" hit #87 in the U.S. 

1977 - The Angola Coach Company sold Elvis Presley's original former tour bus. 

1992 - RCA and the RIAA presented Elvis Presley's estate with 110 gold and platinum records. 

2002 - In Memphis, TN, Mobile Graceland began a tour of 31 cities.


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On this date in 1960, the balloon satellite Echo One was launched by the U.S. from Cape Canaveral, FL. It was the first communications satellite.

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Today in Beatles History:


1960 - 
Pete Best passed a drumming audition to join the Silver Beatles. He was the son of Mona Best, the owner of the Casbah Coffee Club. 

1966 - John Lennon apologized at a news conference in Chicago, IL, for his remark that "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus." 

1989 - Paul McCartney's single "This One" hit #18 in the U.K. 

1991 - Paul McCartney's album "Tripping The Live Fantastic - Highlights!" was certified platinum by the RIAA.


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On this date in 1962, the Soviet Union launched Pavel Popovich into orbit. Popovich and Andrian Nikolayev, who was launch a day before, both landed on August 15.


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Today in Sports History:


1879 - 
The first National Archery Association tournament took place in Chicago, IL. 

1964 - Mickey Mantle set a major league baseball record when he hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game. 

1969 - The Boston Celtics were sold for $6 million. To date it was the highest price paid for a pro basketball team. 

1973 - Jack Nicklaus won his 14th major golf title. The win broke the record that had been held by Bobby Jones for 50 years. 

1986 - Rod Carew became the first player in the history of the California Angels franchise to have his uniform (#29) retired. 

1994 - Major league baseball players went on strike rather than allow team owners to limit their salaries. The strike lasted for 232 days. As a result, the World Series was wiped out for the first time in 90 years.   


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The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test on this date in 1977.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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