Saturday, September 20, 2014

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

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Today is September 20th, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.

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Kings' Doughty not skating at start of training camp.

Kesler gets standing ovation at Ducks camp.

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

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this date in 1519 to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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Tampa, FL. -- During the opening drill of the first on-ice day of Lightning training camp at Amalie Arena, Steven Stamkos raced with a puck on his stick toward goaltender Ben Bishop on the other end of the ice.

Read the rest here.

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Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. on this date in 1881. President James A. Garfield had died the day before.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors are on the road this weekend, taking on the Palm Beach Hawks. The 0-2 Elite team plays at 3:10pm today and 9:00am tomorrow, while the 2-0 Empire team plays at 6:00pm tonight and 12:00pm tomorrow. (All times are Eastern.) Catch all the games on Fasthockey.com.

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The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA. on this date in 1884.

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Regina, SK. -- One of the beautiful things about football is, with only playing one game per week, the anticipation building up to each game can be spine-tingling. And then, once the battle is over, we can spend the next several days breaking down what happened on the gridiron before turning our attention to the next challenge.

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Next up for the 8-3 Riders is a week 13 home game with the 1-9 Ottawa Redblacks on Sunday, September 21st. Kickoff for the game 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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KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started a daily radio newscast on this date in 1921. It was one of the first in the U.S.

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Smooth Sailing: Owens, Argos top Lions for key road win.

Jon Cornish to sit out Sunday's game in Montreal.


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


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The first Cannes Film Festival premiered on this date in 1946. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II.

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Tampa, FL. --
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to find a way to get back their home field advantage.



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WNBT-TV in New York became the first station to promote a motion picture on this date in 1946. Scenes from "The Jolson Story" were shown.


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Corvallis, OR. -- Beavers Host Aztecs Under the Lights.

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The TV show "Letter to Loretta" premiered on this date in 1953. The name was changed to "The Loretta Young Show" on February 14, 1954.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Since the end of the 2007 season, since getting rid of the "Devil" in front of their name, the Rays have played only 13 games in which they had already been eliminated from the postseason race. They played 11 in 2009 and two in 2012.


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Jimmy Stewart debuted on the radio western "The Six Shooter" on NBC on this date in 1953.


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San Diego, CA. -- With four losses in their last six games, including Friday's 5-0 setback administered by the Padres, the Giants resemble anything but a likely postseason qualifier.


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"You'll Never Be Rich" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1955. The name was changed less than two months later to "The Phil Silvers Show."


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I guess I'd better get back in my chair, huh Daddy?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting for Beaver football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1949 - 
Elvis Presley and his family were accepted into the Memphis Housing Authority property called Lauderdale Courts. On November 17, 1949, they were evicted because they made too much money. 

1980 - The eight-album boxed set "Elvis Aron Presley" hit #27 in the U.S.

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James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett on this date in 1962. Meredith was later admitted.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
After a charity show that finished their U.S. tour, the Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show." 

1966 - George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

1969 - Associated TV bought control of the Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds. 

1972 - Police found cannabis growing on the farm of Paul and Linda McCartney.

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On this date in 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - 
Candy Cummings (Hartford) pitched two complete games in one day. He won 14-4 and 8-4. 

1902 - Jim Callaghan pitched the first no-hitter in Chicago White Sox history. 

1927 - Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season. He beat his own record of 59 that he set in 1921. 

1955 - Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs) set a major league record with his fifth grand slam of the year. 

1968 - Denny McClain (Detroit Tigers) became the first player to achieve 31 wins in 37 years. 

1973 - Willie Mays announced that he would retire at the end of the season. 

1973 - In an exhibition tennis match, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in three straight sets. The event is viewed as a milestone in women's sports. 

1981 - Marcus Allen (USC) rushed for 274 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 21-0 victory over Indiana. 

1982 - The NFL Players Association announced that a strike would begin at the completion of the Packers-Giants game on Monday night. 

1984 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) recorded his 100th hit of the season. It was the 22nd consecutive season he had recorded at least 100 hits in a season. 

1985 - Tommy Kramer (Minnesota Vikings) threw for 436 yards and three touchdowns. The Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears 33-24. 

1986 - Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres) stole five bases in one game against Houston. 

1987 - Walter Payton scored his 107th touchdown to break the NFL record held by Jim Brown. 

1993 - John Carney (San Diego Chargers) kicked six field goals to extend his consecutive field goal streak to 29 straight games. The Chargers beat the Houston Oilers 18-17. 

1998 - Cal Ripken, Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) ended his record streak of playing in 2,632 games. He had played in every game since May 30, 1982. 

2002 - Tom Gamboa, coach of the Kansas City Royals, was attacked by a man and his son while he was standing near first base. The two fans were arrested and charged with battery.

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"The Cosby Show" premiered on NBC-TV on this date in 1984.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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 12:00pm 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

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators 7:30pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

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

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

Thursday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 8:00pm EDT

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

Friday --

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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