Friday, October 24, 2014

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is October 24th, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.


Super 16: Time needed to judge young goalies.

Parise gets personal in Hockey Fights Cancer video.

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Today's Birthdays: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 78. F. Murray Abraham is 75. Kevin Kline is 67. B.D. Wong (Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) is 54. Rapper Drake is 28.


Winnipeg, MB. -- Lightning look to continue winning ways on long road trip.

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On this date in 1632, scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals.


Calgary, AB. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-7) will look to end a four game skid as they travel to Calgary to take on the league leading Stampeders (13-2) in week 18 CFL action.

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Coming up next for the 9-7 Riders is a week 18 road game at the 13-2 Calgary Stampeders tonight. Game time at Calgary's McMahon Stadium is 9:30pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on


Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match on this date in 1836.



Stephen: Hufnagel, Stamps focus on details.

2014 Game Notes: A look at Week 18.

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A 500-pound Florida man resisted arrest by sitting down and challenging deputies to move him. [That’s pretty much the same strategy congress has had for the past six years.]


Tampa, FL. -- The first decision the Bucs must make regarding Josh McCown is whether he's healthy enough to play again, but his return from injury helps the team...Plus a roster addition and Vincent Jackson on trade rumors.

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If you’re a man and you’re trying to conceive, you should start drinking. According to a study (Massachusetts General Hospital), a few beers a day increases chances of having a baby. However, drinking even a few cups of coffee is bad for reproduction.


Berkeley, CA. -- The Pac-12 Conference held its annual Men’s Basketball Media Day on Thursday at the Pac-12 Networks in San Francisco, Calif. Head coach Wayne Tinkle and junior guard Langston Morris-Walker were there to represent Oregon State, and the following are their quotes from the interview session on main stage.

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Over 160,000 diapers were stolen from a children’s charity in Dallas. The charity says the loss is equivalent to almost two months’ worth of diapers. Dallas police are still investigating. But there is some good news in this story. Kimberly Clark, which makes Huggies and other diapers, is going to replace all of the diapers that were stolen.


San Francisco, CA. -- It was hardly unusual that after each of San Francisco's playoff series clinchers this month, the Giants rallied around Tim Hudson. First, they spoke of wanting to give him a chance to pitch in his first League Championship Series. Then they wanted their 16-year veteran to appear in a World Series. Now that he's here, they want him to win the darn thing. Each year, a well-respected veteran such as Hudson seems to find his way into the Series for the first time, and similar stories emerge.

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On this date in 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent when Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to U.S. President Lincoln.


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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - 
Arkansas State University inducted Elvis Presley into the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity as an honorary member.


18-month-old Colin Lambert was stuck. At first his grandmother was amused, but then she had to figure out how to get Colin out of a claw toy vending machine in Maryville, Tennessee. Firefighters were called to the coin laundry where Colin had climbed into the machine. After they freed him they let him keep one of the toys.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles left Great Britain for their first tour outside of their homeland. 

1965 - The Beatles recorded "I'm Looking Through You." 

1967 - "A Hard Day's Night" was premiered on NBC-TV. 

1979 - Paul McCartney was awarded a rhodium disc from the Guinness Book of World Records for his status as the world's best-selling songwriter. 

1980 - John Lennon's single "(Just Like) Starting Over" was released in the U.K.


TV TONIGHT: MLB WORLD SERIES - The series moves to San Francisco for Game 3. The Royals and Giants are tied at a game apiece. Little Big Town will perform the national anthem. (7:30p ET, FOX)


Today in Sports History:

1857 - 
The Sheffield Football Club of England was formed. 

1943 - The Green Bay Packers intercepted nine passes in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions. 

1948 - The Chicago Cardinals scored 35 points in the third quarter on the way to a 49-27 victory over the Boston Yanks. 

1965 - Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota Vikings) threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-41 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. 

1970 - In Athens, Christo Papanikolaou (Greece) pole vaulted 18' 1/4". He was the first pole vaulter to clear the 18-foot mark. 

1971 - Texas Stadium officially opened in Irving, TX. 

1976 - Chuck Foreman (Minnesota Vikings) rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. 

1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series. 

1996 - The Atlanta Braves played their last game at Fulton County Stadium. They lost to the New York Yankees 1-0 in Game 5 of the World Series. The next season the Braves began playing at Olympic Stadium. 

1997 - In Arlington, VA, former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was spared a jail sentence after a courtroom apology to the woman he'd bitten during a sexual encounter. 

1998 - Ricky Williams (University of Texas) became the leading scorer in NCAA Division I history. At the end of the game he had a total of 428 points. 

2003 - The Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Mike Smith.


IN THEATERS - St. Vincent (PG-13); John Wick (R); Ouija (PG-13); 23 Blast (PG-13). Christmas gift?


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 3) 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:30pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 4) 8:00pm EDT 

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 5) 8:00pm EDT 


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

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