Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 2nd, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

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Top 14 centers can lead to Cup championship.

Panthers' top pick Ekblad welcomes father's guidance.

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

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The U.S. Treasury Department was established on this date in 1789.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Florida Panthers made several key offseason additions hoping to bolster their roster and make the playoffs for the second time in four seasons...

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On this date in 1897, the first issue of "McCall’s" magazine was published. The magazine had been known previously as "Queens Magazine" and "Queen of Fashion."

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders have had one-sided wins over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the annual Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium and they have eked out victories. Sunday’s 35-30 victory will fall into the latter as the Riders made it 10 straight Labour Day wins in dramatic fashion.

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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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Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said "Speak softly and carry a big stick" in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair on this date in 1901.

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Happy Homecoming: Ticats hold off Boatmen.

Wild West Outlaws: Stamps beat Esks on Labour Day.

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

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The "Question Mark" made the first non-stop flight from Europe to the U.S. on this date in 1930. The plane was flown by Captain Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte.

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Tampa, FL. -- Monday Notes: Russell Shepard believes he won his spot on the roster with a specific play in the 11th hour of the preseason...Plus, Patrick Murray's confident approach and the Bucs' new team captains.

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The first railroad car to be equipped with fluorescent lighting was put into operation on the New York Central railroad on this date in 1938.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- When the ball took off from Matt Joyce's bat, Yoenis Cespedes didn't even bother trying to go catch it.


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On this date in 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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Denver, CO. -- Monday represented a missed opportunity for the Giants. There's no other way to describe it.

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"The CBS Evening News" was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes on this date in 1963.

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Let's go to class!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son getting into his school's gifted pregram, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley EP "Loving You Vol II" hit #18 in the U.S. 

1957 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack EP "Love Me Tender" hit #22 in the U.S. 

1961 - Joe Dowell's version of Elvis' "Wooden Heart" hit the U.S. charts. 

1966 - Elvis Presley completed his work for the film "Double Trouble." 

1967 - Elvis Presley's album "Double Trouble" hit #34 in the U.K. 

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NBC-TV canceled "Star Trek" on this date in 1969. The show had debuted on September 8, 1966.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles received a gold record for the song "Help!" 

1965 - The Beatles released "Yesterday." 

1978 - George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company. 

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It was announced on this date in 1985 that the Titanic had been found on September 1 by a U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.

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Today in Sports History:

1917 - 
Grover Cleveland Alexander (Philadelphia Phillies) pitched and won two entire games of a doubleheader versus Brooklyn (5-0 and 9-3). 

1924 - Bill Tilden won his fifth straight U.S. Open men's singles title. 

1957 - Warren Spahn (Milwaukee Braves) set a record for left-handed pitchers when he recorded his 41st shutout. 

1961 - The estate of Ty Cobb was estimated at $11.78 million. Cobb had died two months earlier.

1962 - Ken Hubbs (Chicago Cubs) set a record for a second baseman when he played his 74th game without an error. 

1966 - The Miami Dolphins played their first regular-season game. They lost the game to the Oakland Raiders 23-14. 

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) set a National League record when he played in his 1,117th consecutive game. 

1970 - Jimmy Connors played in his first match at the U.S. Open. He lost to Mark Cox. 

1971 - Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors won their first U.S. Open singles matches. 

1973 - Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Martin was relieved of his duties three days after ordering his pitchers to throw spitballs against Cleveland Indians batters. 

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners played to a 7-7 tie after 19 innings. It was the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was resumed the following day and the Mariners won 8-7 in 20 innings. 

1986 - The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs played 14 innings and used 53 players in the game. Houston won the game 8-7 when the game resumed the next day. 

1990 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox) set a major league record with his 47th save. 

1996 - Mike Greenwall (Boston Red Sox) set a major league record when he drove in all nine runs in a 9-8 win over the Seattle Mariners. 

1996 - David Cone (New York Yankees) pitched in a game for the first time in four months after an aneurysm was removed from his shoulder. 

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis) hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the season. The record at the time was 61 held by Roger Maris. 

1998 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 56th home run of the season. 

1998 - Nomar Garciaparra (Boston Red Sox) hit his 30th home run of the season. He joined Mark McGwire, Rudy York, Ron Kittle and Jose Canseco as a player that hit 30+ home runs in his first two years. 

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) signed a six-year contract for $36 million. The deal made him the highest paid wide receiver in the league. 

1999 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 400th career home run. 

2003 - Eric Gagne (Los Angeles) established a major league record with his 55th consecutive save.

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The U.S. formally recognized the independence of Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia on this date in 1991.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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

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

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

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