Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 27th, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year.

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Coyotes hope different look will equal success.

Pacioretty ready to become a leader on evolving Habs.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 62. Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad) is 35. Alexa Vega (Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy) is 26. Savannah Paige Rae (Parenthood) is 11.

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Tampa, FL. -- It's been an eventful, sometimes difficult summer for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1858, the first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by "The New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about the peace demands of England and France being met by China.

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Regina, SK. -- That was amazing!

Read the rest here.

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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The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA on this date in 1859.

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Argos release veteran DB Dwight Anderson.

Mo ready to go: Price set to return to Stamps lineup.

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

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When police pulled over a car in Pennsylvania they found a thoroughly intoxicated man behind the wheel with his 8-year-old nephew sitting on his lap steering, and his 9-year-old nephew in the back. [That's something you don't see much of anymore -- families spending time together.]

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Tampa, FL. -- On Tuesday, Tampa Bay addressed its most pressing depth chart need in remarkable fashion, trading TE Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick to the Patriots for five-team All-Pro G Logan Mankins.

Read the rest here.

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Ladies, if you're in the market to get hitched, find a short guy. A new study (out of NYU) found short men marry later, make more money while in the relationship, and divorce less than their taller counterparts.

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Baltimore, MD. -- A lot went wrong for the Rays on Tuesday night, and all those wrongs never added up to a right in a 4-2 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1892, the original Metropolitan Opera House in New York was seriously damaged by fire.

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San Francisco, CA. -- After catching the final out of Madison Bumgarner's Tuesday night masterpiece, Matt Duffy handed the ball to the man of the hour, who will eventually enshrine the keepsake in his personal trophy case. His shutout won't be immortalized in the history books, but it might as well.

Read the rest here.

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A mistake by workmen in Bristol, England, has gone viral after painters managed to misspell the word 'bus' on the road. "Bup stop" was painted in large yellow lettering.

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Buckle me in Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Sportscenter on your tablet, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1965 - 
The Beatles spent the evening with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel-Air, CA. 

1977 - Ten Elvis Presley albums re-charted.


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A nasty rumor falsely claims Katherine Heigl exploded on the set of her new NBC series, State of Affairs, over the way her butt appeared on camera. The National Enquirer alleges the actress was reviewing footage shot for the show when she "suddenly screamed at producers: Look at how you filmed my BUTT!! My [rear end] looks like the size of NEBRASKA!" A source who works on the show says it's false.

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Today in Beatles History:


1965 - 
Elvis Presley played host to the Beatles at his home in Bel-Air, CA. 

1967 - Brian Epstein was found dead in his home from an overdose of sleeping pills. Epstein was the manager of the Beatles. 

1992 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day In The Life" sold for $87,000 at an auction.


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There are many ways to almost destroy your GoPro trying to capture viral footage - jumping off cliffs, jumping a mountain bike across a cliff, pushing the GoPro off a cliff... but for the first time ever we've seen someone almost destroying their action cam by boiling it. Crazy science experiment? Naw - the guy just wanted to give us an underwater view of an egg being poached. See the video.


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Today in Sports History:


1889 - 
Boxer Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey was defeated for the first time of his career by George LaBlanche. 

1921 - The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI. J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers. 

1986 - Nolan Ryan, while with the Houston Astros, earned his 250th career win against the Chicago Cubs.


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On this date in 1962, Mariner 2 was launched by the United States. In December of the same year the spacecraft flew past Venus. It was the first space probe to reach the vicinity of another planet.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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

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