Saturday, September 6, 2014

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 6th, the 248th day of 2014. There are 117 days left in the year.

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Blues' Elliott confident he's ready to be No. 1 goalie.

Knights graduating class ready for next step.

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

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The Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in the New World on this date in 1620.

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Tampa, FL. -- It was announced this morning that the Tampa Bay Lightning will continue their affiliation with the Syracuse Crunch AHL franchise through the 2016-17 season.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1819, Thomas Blanchard patented a machine called the lathe.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of former Rider linebacker Ken Reed.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 7-2 Riders is a week 11 away game at the 6-4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday, September 7th. Kickoff for the Banjo Bowl at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg 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 ESPN.

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The Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio went co-educational on this date in 1837.

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Costly Win: Lulay leaves in Lions win in Ottawa.

Irving: Lots to shore up for Bombers ahead of Banjo Bowl.

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

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The Southern Pacific rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco was completed on this date in 1876.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers finally start their season tomorrow. We have all the details you need to watch the game, including online streaming, odds, injury reports and previews.

Read the rest here.

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Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk on this date in 1899.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- On Friday night, The Rays finally got their perfect storm. Dominant starting pitching giving way to lockdown relievers. Crisp defense. Timely hitting. All things Tampa Bay came up with in its 3-0 win over the Orioles in the series opener at Tropicana Field -- and a combination that has gone missing far too often in 2014.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1909, Robert Peary, American explorer, sent word that he had reached the North Pole. He had reached his goal five months earlier.

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Detroit, MI. -- Toward the end of Friday night's rain delay that lasted two hours and 42 minutes, Bruce Bochy stood in full uniform at the top of the Comerica Park dugout steps, ready to go.

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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was crowned on this date in 1948.

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It's official. I'm in first grade!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the opening of your team's hockey season, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - 
Elvis Presley performed in the high school gym in Bono, Arkansas. The floor gave away during the show due to the large crowd. Nobody was injured in the incident. 

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Don't." 

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In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting on this date in 1952.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - 
Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." 

1972 - John and Yoko appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. 

1974 - Splinters album "The Place I Love" was released on the Dark Horse label. It was the first release the George Harrison label. 

1982 - Paul McCartney released "Tug Of War." 

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Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament on this date in 1975.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - 
Frank Smith (Chicago White Sox) pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. The game set a record for the most lopsided margin of victory for a no-hitter in AL history (15-0). 

1924 - Urban Shocker (St. Louis Browns) pitched two complete games against the Chicago White Sox. He won both games 6-2. 

1943 - The youngest player to appear in an American League baseball game was pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics. Scheib was 16 years, eight months and five days old. 

1972 - Rick DeMont lost the gold medal he received in a 400-meter swimming event because a banned drug was found in his system during routine drug testing. 

1972 - The Summer Olympics resumed in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis that took the lives of 11 Israelis and five Arab abductors. 

1976 - Steve Yeager (Los Angeles) was seriously injured when part of a broken bat struck him in the throat. He was waiting in the on-deck circle when the incident occurred. 

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers) tied a National League record of seven shutouts by a rookie pitcher. 

1989 - The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their upcoming concert. 

1995 - Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Baltimore's Camden Yards before Cal Ripken Jr. set baseball's all-time consecutive games played record. 

1995 - Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at the O.J. Simpson trial. 

1995 - Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game setting a new record. Lou Gehrig previously held the record. 

1996 - Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers. He was only the third person to have at least 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. 

2000 - Scott Sheldon (Texas Rangers) became the third player in major league baseball history to play all nine positions in one game. 

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) became the fifth player in major league baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season.

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James Wickwire and Louis Reichardt reached the top of the world's second largest mountain, Pakistan's K-2 on this date in 1978. They were the first Americans to reach the summit.

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RICHMOND, Va.—- Picture perfect.

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U.S. Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon was expelled by the Senate Ethics Committee on this date in 1995.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 1:08pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs University of Tampa 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs University of Tampa 9:30am EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 4:25pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday--

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 Powered By Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

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

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 10:00am EDT


USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Myafibstory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 1:00pm EDT

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

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

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

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