Saturday, September 13, 2014

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

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Today is September 13th, the 255th day of 2014. There are 110 days left in the year.

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NHL announces rules changes for 2014-15 season.

Stastny ready for new challenges with Blues.

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

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The Constitutional Convention decided on this date in 1788 that the first federal election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national capital.

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Tampa, FL. -- Despite a disappointing playoff performance last spring, the Tampa Bay Lightning -- who were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round -- actually may be one of the most intriguing teams to watch, with training camp just around the corner.

Read the rest here.

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The United States Government took out its first loan on this date in 1789.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors open their 2014-2015 USPHL schedule this weekend, as they take on the Florida Eels in a home-and-home weekend series. Today's games take place in Ellenton, with the Empire game starting at 5:15pm and the Elite game starting at 8:00pm EDT. On Sunday, the scene shifts to Fort Myers, with the Empire game starting at 9:00am and the Elite game starting at 11:45am EDT. Catch all the action on FastHockey.com.

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On this date in 1898, Hannibal Williston Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film, which is used to make movies.

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Regina, SK. -- It is certainly not the way he wanted to take the job, but Tino Sunseri is now calling the shots as the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback as he tries to take them back to the Grey Cup.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-2 Riders is a week 12 away game at the 2-7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, September 14th. Kickoff for the game at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton is set for 1:00pm 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 broadcast of "Kitty Keene, Incorporated" was heard on the NBC Red network on this date in 1937.

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Back in Business: Reilly in form as Esks top Als.

Denmark inks extension with Blue Bombers.
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Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


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Chiang Kai-shek became the president of China on this date in 1943.

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Tampa, FL. --
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to find a way to manufacture a pass rush without Adrian Clayborn.


Read the rest here.

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The School of Performing Arts opened in New York City on this date in 1948. It was the first public school to specialize in performing arts.

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Toronto, ON. -- Nathan Karns got an early lift then brought the heat Friday night, providing a nice glimpse into the future for Rays fans in a 1-0 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Read the rest here.

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Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate on this date in 1948 and became the first woman to serve in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

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San Francisco, CA. -- While awaiting Clayton Kershaw's appearance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, connoisseurs of left-handed pitching received a worthy opening act Friday from the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. Not that it came as a surprise.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission banned payola on this date in 1960.

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Here's Jimmy in his new classroom.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1962 - 
Location shooting for Elvis Presley's movie "It Happened At The World's Fair" finished.

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The first diesel automobiles were introduced by General Motors on this date in 1977.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
Zak Starkey was born. He is the first son of Ringo Starr. 

1965 - In the U.S., the song "Yesterday/Act Naturally" was released by the Beatles. 

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band made their live debut at the Rock 'n' Roll Revival Concert. Eric Clapton was on guitar. 

1971 - Stella Nina McCartney was born. She is the second child of Paul McCartney. 

2003 - A guitar played by George Harrison during the Beatles' last public performance was sold in a public auction for $434,750. The guitar was used by Harrison during the filming of the movie "Let It Be" and on January 30, 1969, during the Beatles' last public performance.

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Forecasters reported that Hurricane Gilbert's barometric pressure measured 26.13 on this date in 1988. It was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

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Today in Sports History:

1849 - 
In Hastings, NY, The first recorded death in a boxing match occurred after Chris Lilly knocked out Tom McCoy. McCoy died a short time later. 

1923 - George Burns (Boston Red Sox) performed the third unassisted triple play in baseball history. 

1932 - Joe McCarthy became the first manager to win pennants in both baseball leagues when his New York Yankees clinched the American League pennant. 

1946 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit his only inside-the-park home run. 

1949 - The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed. 

1965 - Willie Mays became the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. 

1970 - The first New York City Marathon took place. Fireman Gary Muhrucke won the race. The race was run entirely inside Central Park. 

1971 - The World Hockey Association was formed. 

1971 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run. 

1981 - John McEnroe won his third consecutive U.S. Open. 

1986 - Bert Blyleven (Minnesota Twins) surrendered five homes runs. The game raised Blyleven's total to 44 for the year setting an American League record. 

1989 - Fay Vincent was named commissioner of Major League Baseball, succeeding the late A. Bartlett Giamatti. 

1996 - Alex Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners) set a team record when he became the first player for the Mariners to reach 200 hits in a season. 

1996 - Charlie O'Brien (Toronto Blue Jays) became the first catcher in major league baseball history to wear a hockey goalie-like catcher's mask. The game was against the New York Yankees. 

1996 - John Wetteland (New York Yankees) became only the second Yankee to record 40 or more saves in a season. 

2002 - Mike Vernon retired after a 19-year career as a player in the NHL. 

2003 - In Oakland, CA, Frank Francisco (Texas Rangers), a relief pitcher, threw a chair into the right field box seats. Two spectators were hit in the head. The game was delayed for 19 minutes. The Athletics won the game 7-6 in the 10th inning.

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"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" premiered on NBC on this date in 1993.


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Coming Up:



Tonight --

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 9:00am EDT


USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 11:45am 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


Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 3:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 8:25pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:10pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:40pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:00am EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Ottawa Redblacks 2:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

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

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