Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

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Today is October 18th, the 290th day of 2014. There are 75 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Oct. 17.

Watch: 'What's On Tap' for Saturday games.

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

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The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon on this date in 1767. It was the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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Tampa, FL. -- Season series: This is the first game of two games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks. The Lightning won both games against the Canucks in 2013-14. Tampa Bay center Valtteri Filppula and Vancouver right wing Alexandre Burrows each had two goals and an assist; Burrows had his three points in one game, on March 17.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1842, Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable.

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Regina, SK. -- Leader-Post's Rob Vanstone and Murray McCormick preview this Sunday's clash between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Edmonton Eskimos.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-6 Riders is a week 17 home game with the10-5 Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday, October 19th. Game time at Regina's Mosaic Stadium is 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 ESPN2.

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On this date in 1867, the U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre).

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Bouncing back: Ticats ground REDBLACKS at home.

Blast from the past: Joseph to start for Riders.

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

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The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago, IL, and New York City, NY, was opened on this date in 1892.

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Tampa, FL. -- On Sunday, October 26, before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers and the National Football League will host the Buccaneers Style Lounge, a first-of-its-kind experience for female football fans in the Tampa Bay area that will bring in an exclusive retail boutique showcasing chic and stylish ways to display Buccaneers pride. In addition to the Style Lounge, which is free and open to the public, Buccaneers fans will also have the ability to attend a special Women’s Tailgate experience.


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The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico on this date in 1898, only one year after the Caribbean nation won its independence from Spain.



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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State volleyball team (13-5, 3-4 Pac-12) took on the No. 19 UCLA Bruins (14-5, 5-3 Pac-12) Friday evening. The Bruins took a 2-0 lead in the match, but the Beavers rallied and pushed the match to 5-sets. The OSU comeback fell short with UCLA taking the final set and the match 28-26, 25-14, 19-25, 15-25, 15-10.

Read the rest here.

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The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled on this date in 1929 that women were to be considered as persons in Canada.

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San Francisco, CA. -- When Cody Ross came to the Giants more than halfway through the 2010 season, he had already struck out 100 times in 120 games. He hadn't posted an on-base percentage above .322 in three years. The Marlins, a fourth-place team, designated Ross for assignment. He hooked on with the Giants and became their National League Championship Series MVP, en route to a World Series title.



Read the rest here.





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The first broadcast of "Perry Mason" was presented on CBS Radio on this date in 1943. The show went to TV in 1957.



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Jimmy with Phinley.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a three-game hockey weekend, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
The Elvis Presley single "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S. 

1967 - Near Sedona, AZ, filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Stay Away, Joe."

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"Forever Amber", written by Kathleen Windsor, was first published on this date in 1944.

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Today in Beatles History:

1957 - 
Paul McCartney made his debut appearance with the Quarrymen in Norris Green, Liverpool. 

1967 - "How I Won the War," starring John Lennon, premiered in London. 

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana when Ringo Starr's apartment was raided by police.

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The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art Linkletter's show on this date in 1958.

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Today in Sports History:

1873 - 
The first rules for intercollegiate football were drawn up by representatives from Rutgers, Yale, Columbia and Princeton Universities. 

1924 - Red Grange (Illinois) scored four touchdowns in the first 12 minutes of a game against Michigan. He scored a fifth touchdown, intercepted a pass and threw a touchdown-pass in the second half. 

1950 - Connie Mack announced that he was going to retire after 50 seasons as the manager of the Philadelphia Athletics. 

1956 - NFL commissioner Bert Bell disallowed the use of radio-equipped helmets by NFL quarterbacks. 

1967 - The American League granted permission for the A's to move to Oakland. Also, new franchises were awarded to Kansas City and Seattle. 

1968 - Two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, were suspended by the U.S. Olympic Committee for giving a "black power" salute during a ceremony in Mexico City. 

1968 - At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Bob Beamon set a record of 29'2½" in the long jump. The record remained unbroken until August 30, 1991, when Mike Powell jumped 29'4½". 

1977 - Reggie Jackson tied Babe Ruth's record for hitting three homeruns in a single World Series game. Jackson was only the second player to achieve this. 

1997 - Hanson sang the national anthem at the opening game of the World Series. 

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After 34 years, the final issue of "Look" magazine was published on this date in 1971.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm 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


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 2:00pm EDT


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT


Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers 9:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 1) 8:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames 9:00pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 2) 8:00pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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 (If necessary)

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

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