Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

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Today is September 16th, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

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Crosby ready after summer of change for Penguins.

Red Wings not expecting Alfredsson at camp: report.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Illusionist David Copperfield is 58. Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) is 58. Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) is 43. Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is 22.

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Antioch, TN. -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin still looks every bit as young as his 19 years of age. In fact, the third pick of the 2013 NHL Draft might be hard-pressed to grow a Stanley Cup Playoff beard if his team makes it that far.

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Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales on this date in 1400 after rebelling against English rule. He was the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders have had better days.

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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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The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England on this date in 1620. The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard.

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Video: #KegSize Plays of the Week.

Esks' Jones on Reilly: 'He's a competitor.'
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Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


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A group of scientists now say that what we learned in grade school about how volcanoes work is all wrong. [According to them, it has absolutely nothing to do with baking soda and vinegar.]

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Tampa, FL. --
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look like they'll be missing a couple of key starters against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.


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General Motors was founded by William Crapo "Billy" Durant on this date in 1908. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays' offense waited until the last minute to produce, and when they did, one run proved to be enough in a 1-0 walk-off win over the Yankees on Monday night at Tropicana Field.



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A Japanese restaurant in New York City has officially placed a ban on tipping and instead, its owners have opted to pay workers a salary with paid vacation and sick leave. Sushi Yasuda co-founder Scott Rosenberg said that customers tend to be very pleased when they realize they don't have to tip. In fact, customers don't even have the option of leaving a tip on their receipt.



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Phoenix, AZ. -- Suddenly, margin for error is something the Giants possess in shrinking supply, particularly after their 6-2 loss Monday to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mark Trumbo's third-inning grand slam off Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong essentially shaped the evening for the Giants, who have not lost a series at Chase Field since April 6-8, 2012.



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A good burglar knows to keep it simple. A man faces breaking and entering charges after he was caught trying to break into an Albuquerque home using garden shears and wearing only his white boxers.

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Let's go home Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Sportscenter Top Ten, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1961 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad" hit #4 in the U.K. 

1963 - Elvis Presley received the songs that director Gene Nelson and musical director Fred Karger had chosen for "Kissin' Cousins." 

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "There's Always Me" hit #56 in the U.S. 

1972 - The "New Musical Express" reported that "Elvis Says No To Britain." Colonel Parker had cited unsuitable venues as the reason. 

2003 - Elvis Presley's estate closed Elvis Presley's Memphis restaurant-nightclub. The venture had been open for six years.

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"The Andy Griffith Show" was seen for the final time on CBS on this date in 1968.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
"She Loves You" was released by the Beatles in the U.S. It was on the tiny Swan label and did not receive much attention until after the relase of "I Want to Hold Your Hand." 

1967 - The Beatles re-recorded "Your Mother Should Know." 

1970 - Led Zeppelin knocked the Beatles out of their position as the U.K.'s most popular group in a Melody Maker poll. 

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released "Some Time in New York City." The album was free with a second disc of a live performance of the couple backed by the Mothers of Invention. 

2010 - Paul McCartney's website announced that McCartney's 1973 album "Band on the Run" would be reissued in November 2010.

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TV TONIGHT: DANCING WITH THE STARS (8p ET, ABC) The first celeb goes home on tonight's results show.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - 
Jim Bottomley knocked in 12 runs in a single game setting a major league baseball record. 

1953 - The St. Louis Browns of the American League were given permission to move to Baltimore, MD, where they became the Baltimore Orioles. 

1988 - Tom Browning pitched the 12th perfect game in major league baseball. 

2004 - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman imposed a lockout due to an impasse in contract negotiations. The players union and NHL officials did not meet again until December 9.

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Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts. Some users had complained about the fact that Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission. Apple is now providing a one-click removal button. Apple users can go to itunes.com/soi-remove.

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Coming Up:



Tonight --

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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