Friday, November 14, 2014

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

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Today is November 14th, the 317th day of 2014. There are 48 days left in the year.

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Unorthodox Hasek dominated on way to Hall of Fame.

Watch: Rosen takes #NHLMailbag questions.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Pianist Yanni is 60. Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 50. Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement, Seinfeld) is 50. Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers) is 42.

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Tampa, FL. -- Prior to Tampa Bay’s matchup at Amalie Arena against the San Jose Sharks, Lightning coach Jon Cooper called San Jose a “benchmark” team much like the Chicago squad the Bolts lost to in a shootout on Tuesday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1832, the first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.

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Regina, SK. -- "You don't always have to be the best player on the field, sometimes you just have to have the best effort." Luc Mullinder breaks down Edmontons defence and shows some of the things that the Riders need to address in order to advance to the Western Final.

Read the rest here.

The West Semifinal takes place on Sunday, November 16th, as the 12-6 Edmonton Eskimos host the 10-8 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Game time at Commonwealth Stadium is set for 4:30pm EST. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, or 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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It’s just been revealed that the Chinese hacked into the U.S. weather satellite system. [That explains that day last July when weather forecasters had us all wearing snow boots.]

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Nye: 5 things to watch in the Western Semi-Final.

Riders announce Joseph to start Western Semi-Final.

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

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COMING UP - Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

Read the rest here.

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Thousands of frozen turkeys that overturned on a highway off-ramp in San Ramon, California, will be donated to a food bank. A health inspector determined the 15,000 to 20,000 turkeys were still good and said they would be donated.

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Tempe, AZ. -- The Oregon State volleyball team (17-9, 7-8 Pac-12) faced the No. 19 Arizona State Sun Devils (17-10, 7-8 Pac-12) Thursday evening. The two teams battled through five sets, but the Beavers came out on top, downing the Sun Devils for the second time in the 2014 season (22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 15-12).

Read the rest here.

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Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S. on this date in 1851.

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You sure we can't watch some tv before school?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Gretchen Littler's birthday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - 
"Billboard" reported that Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" was the fastest selling single in U.K. history. The song sold 780,000 copies in one week. 

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered. 

1963 - Stills were shot for the Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins." 

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Ain't That Loving You Baby" hit #15 in the U.K.

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The 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards will be the first ever televised. Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart and Jonah Hill are all scheduled to appear. Queen Latifah hosts. (8p ET, CBS)

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
 The Beatles finished a run of 14 shows at the Star-Club. 

2006 - The DVD "Paul McCartney - The Space Within US" was released.

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When he was arrested at his Chicago home in 2012 for hacking, Jeremy Hammond was the FBI’s most wanted cybercriminal. In a profile of the 29-year-old’s life behind bars, the Associated Press discovered that Hammond’s encrypted computer was protected by a password named after his cat — Chewy123.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - 
Sid Luckman (Chicago Bears) became the first to throw for more than 400 yards. He threw for 433 yards and seven touchdowns against the New York Giants. 

1970 - The plane carrying the Marshall University football team crashed. Thirty-seven were killed. 

1993 - Don Shula (Miami Dolphins) set a new NFL record with his 325th victory. 

1995 - ESPN Radio acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast NBA games. 

1998 - Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married in Las Vegas, NV.

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IN THEATERS - Dumb and Dumber To (PG-13); Beyond the Lights (PG-13); KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS (PG)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 4:30pm EST (Final race of season)

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 5:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:45pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 11:15am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:00pm EST (Championship Round - Final race of season)

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

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