Friday, November 28, 2014

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

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Today is November 28th, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Thursday, Nov. 27.

Blues' Elliott week-to-week; Brodeur in as tryout.

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

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On this date in 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan probably wishes every game could come against his former New York Rangers teammates.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1582, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.

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Un-D-niable: Elimimian makes history with MOP honour.

GC102: Breaking Down the Offences.

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

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COMING UP - World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25. New Years Eve: December 31. New Years Day: January 1.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a capsule look at Sunday's game between the Bucs and the Bengals.

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On this date in 1757, English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."

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Laie, HI. -- It was a holiday game, and the Beavers had plenty to be thankful for, as the No. 19/20 Oregon State women’s basketball team hit 15 three-pointers on their way to an 85-53 win over Butler at the Tom Weston Classic in Laie, Hawaii. The victory was the Beavers’ fourth-straight to open the season, with all four wins coming by 20 points or more.

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On this date in 1919, American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.

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Jimmy gets his breakfast.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as turkey dinner at IHOP, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley went to a matinee showing of "Love Me Tender." 

1957 - Elvis Presley went to see Pat Boone's new movie "April Love." 

1964 - Elvis Presley's song "Ask Me" hit #12 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" hit #11 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You" hit #9 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1922, Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - 
George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released. 

1979 - Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

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On this date in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - 
Ernie Nevers (Chicago Cardinals) set an NFL record when he scored 40 points in a game. He scored six touchdowns and kicked four extra points. 

1948 - Dippy Evans (Chicago Bears) became the first NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a game. 

1969 - The New York Knicks set an NBA record when they won their 18th consecutive game. 

1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. 

1979 - Billy Smith (New York Islanders) became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. Smith was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage (Colorado Rockies) put it into his own net. 

1982 - Ron Sutter began his NHL career as a Philadelphia Flyer. With his start a record was set when 5 brothers all played in the NHL. His brothers were Brian (St. Louis), Darryl (Chicago), Brent (Islanders) and Duane (Islanders). Ron's twin Rich signed with Pittsburgh a year later to make it six Sutters brothers in the league at one time. 

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he would retire for the third and final time at the end of the NBA season. 

2002 - The Dallas Mavericks lost their first game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. The Mavericks had won the first 14 games of the season. 

2002 - LeAnne Rimes performed at the half time show at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins Thanksgiving Day game. 

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On this date in 1983, the space shuttle Columbia took off with the STS-9 Spacelab in its cargo bay.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST

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

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