Thursday, September 11, 2014

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 11th, the 253rd day of 2014. There are 112 days left in the year.

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2015 NHL Winter Classic to be held at Nationals Park.

Wild to attend Bob Suter funeral as team: report.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Virginia Madsen (Sideways, American Dreams) is 53. Musician Moby is 49. Harry Connick Jr. is 47. Rapper Ludacris is 37.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Barkett brothers look forward to having their name up in lights. Not the name Barkett, but their company’s name, Amalie Oil.

Read the rest here.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders today announced international quarterback Keith Price has signed with the team.

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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Alexander Hamilton was appointed by U.S. President George Washington to be the first secretary of the treasury on this date in 1789.

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Moffat: Sutton, Whitaker forming great duo in Montreal.

Dunk: Top 10 prospects to watch for in 2015 Draft.
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Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


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"Professor Tidwissel's Burglar Alarm" was featured in the New York Daily Graphic on this day in 1875 and became the first comic strip to appear in a newspaper.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will miss cornerback Mike Jenkins for the rest of the season after he was placed on injured reserve, pushing Johnthan Banks back into the starting lineup.


Read the rest here.


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In Canada a nine-year-old boy stole a city bus that he then crashed into another city bus. [The bus company says that it won't press charges since the kid did keep to the schedule.]


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New York, NY. -- A four-run first inning didn't provide enough of a cushion for the Rays to avoid taking an 8-5 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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As Netflix, Kickstarter, Tumblr and a host of other websites on Wednesday urged users to chime in on the need for robust net neutrality rules, the FCC said that total public comments on the issue reached close to 1.5 million. That figure is greater than the previous record, the 1.4 million comments that flooded into the FCC following Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Though Ryan Vogelsong received no decision in the Giants' 5-0 victory Wednesday night over the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco's latest triumph at least can be attributed to him.

Read the rest here.

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A Florida (Ormond Beach) woman was arrested after she threatened a lawn care worker with a gun because he woke her up with his leaf blower.

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What shall I do next?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as finding a creepy crawly in your morning coffee, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1963 - 
Filming finished on the Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas." Filming had begun on July 15. 

1968 - "Variety" announced that the bordello scene from the 1968 TV Special "Elvis" had been cut. It was cited that the scene had passed NBC censors but the sponsor singer had requested that it be removed. 

1971 - The Elvis Presley boxed compilation "World Wide Gold Award Hits, Vol. 2" hit #120 in the U.S. 

2000 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" was released on DVD. 

2001 - The Elvis Presley CD compilation album "The 50 Greatest Love Songs" was released. 


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Facebook is experimenting with setting expirations on posts. Not everyone can do it, however. Facebook says "setting posts to expire is only available in some areas right now."

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Today in Beatles History:


1962 - 
George Martin had the Beatles return to EMI's Abbey Road to re-record "Love Me Do." They also recorded "P.S. I Love You" and an early version of "Please Please Me." 

1964 - George Harrison formed Harrissongs, his own song publishing company. 

1967 - "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles was certified as a million seller. 

1967 - The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" bus began cruising the English countryside. 

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavette Show". Lennon tweaked a new catch phrase when he joked "love is having to say you're sorry every five minutes".


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TV TONIGHT: NFL THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF -- The NFL comes to CBS Thursday nights. James Brown hosts this pregame show, along with analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher. (8p ET, CBS)


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Today in Sports History:


1912 - 
Eddie Collins (Philadelphia Athletics) stole six bases against the Detroit Tigers. 

1926 - The U.S. won its seventh consecutive Davis Cup. 

1943 - The NHL approved the Hockey Hall of Fame. The official building for the hall of fame was not opened until August 26, 1961 on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition. 

1946 - The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds played to a scoreless tie in 19 innings. 

1951 - Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. 

1956 - Frank Robinson (Cincinnati Reds) tied a rookie record for most home runs in one season when he hit his 38th of the year. 

1959 - Roy Face (Pittsburgh) ended a 22-game winning streak. He finished the season 18-1. 

1985 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) achieved hit number 4,192 to break the record held by Ty Cobb. 

1987 - Howard Johnson (New York Mets) became the first National League infielder to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. 

1999 - Brett Favre and Robert Brooks of the Green Bay Packers completed a 99-yard touchdown reception against the Chicago Bears to tie an NFL record. 


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In the U.S. on this date in 2001, four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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