Friday, September 26, 2014

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 26th, the 268th day of 2014. There are 97 days left in the year.

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Eichel stars in All-American Prospects Game.

Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal out 3-4 months.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies) is 81. Olivia Newton-John is 66. Linda Hamilton (Terminator films) is 58. Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest, When the Game Stands Tall) is 46.

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Nashville, TN. -- On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning scored three third period goals to come from behind and defeat the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena.

Read the rest here.

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The New York Stock Exchange suffered its worst decline since 1929 when the word was released on this date in 1955 concerning U.S. President Eisenhower's heart attack.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-3) are looking for back to back wins this week as they are on the road to face their West Division rivals the Edmonton Eskimos (8-4) in week 14 CFL action.

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Next up for the 9-3 Riders is a week 14 road game with the 8-4 Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, September 26th. Kickoff for the game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton is set for 10:00pm 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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An Idaho trucking company received a text that one of its tractor-trailers filled with $80,000 worth of frozen chicken was being held for ransom.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 14.

Preview: Montreal at Ottawa wk.14.


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

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago, IL on this date in 1960.

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Tampa, FL. --
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely start Mike Glennon on Sunday, as they've promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster to act as a backup on Sunday.



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"The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1962.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Arnold Alcantar doesn’t have time for a wife and kids of his own just yet.

Read the rest here.

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The iPhone 6 bending controversy known as "Bendgate" incited the Internet earlier this week, but apparently Apple hasn't heard from many customers who were actually afflicted by the problem. On Thursday the company said it's only heard from nine people about the issue.

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Boston, MA. -- A Major Leaguer's first career home run is always is a special moment.

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"Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1964. The show aired for the last time on September 4, 1967.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Win or lose, a champagne celebration for their clinched postseason berth awaited the Giants in the clubhouse Thursday night. First there was a baseball game to be played. It simply provided another reason to celebrate.

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A Canadian man was caught at the Detroit border trying to smuggle back into Canada 51 live turtles hiding in his pants.

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Yummy nummies!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
The town of Tupelo, MS, declared "Elvis Presley Day." 

1992 - The soundtrack album "Honeymoon In Vegas" hit #18 in the U.S. The film featured cover versions of Elvis songs by Billy Joel, Ricky Van Shelton, Amy Grant, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, Jeff Beck and Jed Leiber, John Mellancamp and Bono. 

2000 - The Elvis Presley album "White Christmas" was released on CD.

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TV TONIGHT: SEASON PREMIERE: THE AMAZING RACE - Season 25 kicks off from Times Square in New York City. In a new twist this season the team that finishes first in the premiere will be awarded an advantage called The Save, which can be used if the team faces elimination. Teams include professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (who lost her arm in a shark attack) and her husband, Boston firefighters Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo and professional wrestlers Robbie E. Strauss and Brooke Adams. (8p ET, CBS)

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
The Beatles album "Abbey Road" was released in the U.K. 

1974 - "Walls and Bridges" was released by John Lennon. He would not release any more new material for almost 6 years. 

2006 - The John Lennon album "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" was released. 

2006 - Paul McCartney's "Ecce Cor Meum" (translates as "Behold My Heart") was released.

2006 - The remastered CD version of the 1973 George Harrison album "Living in a Material World" was released with a DVD. The CD contained 2 bonus tracks not included on the origianl album. The DVD contained 4 videos.

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IN THEATERS - The Boxtrolls (PG) and The Equalizer (R).

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - 
The St. Louis Browns defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in a game that lasted 55 minutes. The game was the second game of a doubleheader. 

1962 - Maury Wills (LA Dodgers) became the first player to steal 100 bases. He ended the season with 104. 

1981 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first player to pitch five no-hitters with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

1983 - The Australia II won the America's Cup. It was the first time in 132 years that a U.S. yacht lost the cup. 

1994 - The double murder trial for O.J. Simpson began with jury selection in Los Angeles. 

1995 - The prosecution began its closing argument in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. 

1998 - Mark McGwire hit home runs 67 and 68 for the season. 

1998 - Dennis Eckersly (Boston Red Sox) appeared in his 1,071st game.

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"The Brady Bunch" series premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1969.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 10:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 6:05pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Roswell Bulldogs 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at USC Trojans 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Roswell Bulldogs 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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

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