Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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

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Today is August 19th, the 230th day of 2014. There are 135 days left in the year.

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Senators sure lessons learned will lead to playoffs.

Flyers goalie Mason back on ice after injury: report.

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

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Today's Birthdays: John Stamos (Full House, Danon commercials) is 51. Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) is 49. Matthew Perry is 45.

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Tampa, FL. -- Having already felt the chill of the "Ice Bucket Challenge," Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos found himself faced with yet another water-related challenge during the filming a TV commercial for Powerade Canada.

Read the rest here.

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The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald on this date in 1848.

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Regina, SK. -- Darian Durant paid a price after completing the Saskatchewan Roughriders' lone touchdown pass on Saturday.

Read the rest here.

Up next for the 5-2 Roughriders is a road game against the 5-3 BC Lions on Sunday, August 24th. Kickoff is set for 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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Gail Borden received a patent for his process of condensing milk by vacuum on this date in 1856.

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2014 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 8.

Top 10 Plays of Week 8.

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

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NEW ON DVD - Released August 19

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Once Upon A Time: Season 3
Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' most glaring weakness is at the offensive guard position, but coach Lovie Smith said the team is close to settling on the starters for the offensive line.

Read the rest here.

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The Wall St. Journal and USA Today report that professional volleyball players are surprisingly making good money. [Unfortunately, the same can't be said of athletes on the Ladies Professional Hopscotch Tour.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Vince Lombardi once noted that fatigue makes cowards of us all.

Read the rest here.

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"Amos and Andy," the radio comedy program, made its debut on NBC on this date in 1929, starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The first six weeks of Joe Panik's Major League career didn't go as dreamt.

Read the rest here.

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Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. How tiny is it? It's a 4-inch box. The satellite - barely 2 pounds - holds instruments to measure temperature and pressure, and cameras that will photograph Earth.

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Hey Coach, I put my helmet back.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as celebrating your forever friend's birthday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1954 - 
Elvis Presley went to Sun Studios to record "Blue Moon." 

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Loving You" hit #28 in the U.S. 

1967 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" hit #47 in the U.S. 

1972 - The Elvis Presley album "He Touched Me" hit #38 in the U.K. 

1974 - Elvis Presley began his 11th season at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. 

1978 - The album "Elvis - NBC TV Special" hit #50 in the U.K.


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It looks like Flappy Bird's creator has decided to come back after deciding his maddening bird-murder simulation was too addictive. His followup to Flappy Bird is called Swing Copters, and it's due out on Thursday. The game will be free to play with a small ad, or you can pay a dollar to remove the ad if you're feeling generous.

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Today in Beatles History:


1964 - 
In San Francisco, CA, the Beatles began their first American tour which would cover 26 cities. 

1967 - Ringo and Maureen Starr had a baby boy, Jason. He was their second son. 

1967 - The Beatles single "All You Need Is Love" hit #1 in the U.S.


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If you're an ice cream fan and you find yourself in New York City, get to a restaurant called Bubby's High Line and order the Kitchen Sink Sundae. It includes 16 scoops of ice cream, pretzels, pecans, peanuts, chocolate-chip cookie crumbs, chocolate and caramel syrups, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and, of course, a few cherries on top. This behemoth serves eight to ten.


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Today in Sports History:


1909 - 
The first car race to be run on brick occurred at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

1909 - The Philadelphia Phillies were rained out a major-league record 10th consecutive day. 

1917 - Team managers John McGraw and Christy Matthewson were arrested for breaking New York City's blue laws. The crime was their teams were playing baseball on Sunday. 

1921 - Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) recorded his 3,000 career hit. 

1951 - The St. Louis Browns sent a midget to the plate against the Detroit Tigers. Eddie Gaedel, wearing the number 1/8 and standing only 3 feet, 7 inches tall, walked on four consecutive pitches and was then replaced by a pinch-runner. 

1957 - The New York Giants Board of Directors voted to move the team to San Francisco in 1958. 

1962 - Homero Blancas shot a 55 at the Premier Invitational Golf Tournament held in Longview, TX. It was the lowest score in U.S. competitive golf history. 

1981 - In Zurich, Switzerland, Renaldo Nehemia set a new world record with 110 hurdles in 12.93 seconds. 

1995 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox) got his 40th save of season and became the eighth and fastest to record 40 saves in a season. 

1995 - Mike Tyson knocked out Peter McNeeley after just 89 seconds. 

1996 - Paul Molitor (Minnesota Twins) tied Lou Gherig by hitting his 534th career double. 

2002 - John Madden debuted on "Monday Night Football." 

2004 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a contract extension through 2009.


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Taylor Swift will release her first official pop album, 1989, October 27. Taylor was heavily inspired by the music of the 1980s and has been working on the project for the last two years.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 4:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills 4:30pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 1:35pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma, California 4:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

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

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