Sunday, August 31, 2014

Allen leads Riders to win in Labour Day Classic












Regina, SK. -- Behind a pair of touchdowns by Anthony Allen, the second with 28 seconds to play, the Saskatchewan Roughriders came from behind to win the Labour Day Classic 30-25 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in front of 33,427 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Winnipeg took the opening possession and ground out a drive that took them into scoring position. On the 8th play of the possession, a ball deflected in the end zone by Woodny Turenne was intercepted by Mark LeGree and the Riders were successful in turning away the Bomber threat. Winnipeg was able to push Saskatchewan back, forcing them to punt out of their own end zone. The Blue Bombers, aided by a major no yards penalty, took over in great position, at the Roughriders' 31. Three plays later, Nic Grigsby scored his league-leading 8th touchdown of the season on a 6 yard run and with the Lirim Hajrullahu convert, Winnipeg was up 7-0, exactly halfway through the opening quarter. Two possessions later, Saskatchewan started moving the football, crossing centre field for the first time, as the quarter came to an end.

The Rider drive reached the 41 yard drive, where a second down pass fell incomplete. Chris Milo came on and bounced a 48 yard field goal attempt off the upright, leaving Saskatchewan scoreless and down by 7 early in the second period. After a couple of penalties and a Rickey Foley sack pushed the Bombers back, a low snap bounced back to Hajrullahu, who was forced to take a knee in the end zone, slicing the Winnipeg lead to 7-2, 3:19 into the second. After going for just one first down on their next turn with the ball, The Roughriders' Josh Bartel got off a beauty of a rugby-style punt, with the Blue Bomber returner being shoved out of bounds at his 3 yard line. Winnipeg went 2-and-out and Hajrullahu took a knee again, making it a 7-4 game with 7:48 remaining 'til two-quarter time. A big return on the ensuing kick by Tristan Jackson set Saskatchewan up in Bomber territory at the 28 yard line. A pass to Jerome Messam took the ball to the 6, then Will Ford went the rest of the way through the left side, for the Riders' first major of the game. Milo converted and Saskatchewan was up 11-7, with 6:19 left in the second. Later on, a shanked punt and good return gave the Riders the ball at the Winnipeg 53. A good mix of pass and run took the ball down inside the 10, where, on third down, Milo would kick a 17 yard field goal with 1:02 to play, putting Saskatchewan up 14-7.

Early in the third quarter, Foley sacked Drew Willy, stripping him of the ball in the process, giving the Roughriders the ball at the Bomber 43. Willy rolled an ankle on the play and had to be helped off the field. Saskatchewan quickly moved into the red zone, where on second down from the 6, Tino Sunseri bulldozed his way for a first down just across the 5. Messam ran to the 3, then Anthony Allen slid over right tackle and just across the goal line for his fourth major of the season. Milo converted and with 8:25 remaining in the third, the Riders were up by two touchdowns, at 21-7. Winnipeg returned the ensuing kick across the 50, then quickly moved deep into Saskatchewan territory. On a second down play, Willy would sprint up the middle on a quarterback draw for 11 yards and a touchdown, capping a 6 play, 59 yard drive. Hajrullahu kicked the convert and the Rider lead was down to 7 at 21-14, with 4:19 left in the third. After holding Saskatchewan to a 2-and-out, the Blue Bombers' Troy Stoudermire brought the punt back 64 yards down the right sideline for a major. Hajrullahu converted and with 2:38 remaining in the third, the game was tied, 21-21. After another two-and-out by the Riders, Winnipeg took over at their own 41, reaching just across the 50 as the third quarter came to a close.

The drive continued to start the fourth, as Robert Marve snuck for a first down. Four plays later, pressure stopped the drive at the 26, where, from there, Hajrullahu would kick a 33 yard field goal, putting the Bombers back on top, 24-21, 3:34 into the final period. Winnipeg blocked a Bartel punt at the end of Saskatchewan's next possession, recovering the ball at the Roughrider 43 near the 6 minute mark. They would turn it into three points, as Hajrullahu booted a 46 yard field goal with 7:48 remaining, giving  the Bombers a 27-21 advantage. Saskatchewan would regain the lead on the next possession, as Darian Durant would hit a wide-open Taj Smith for a catch-and-run 59 yard touchdown. Milo kicked the convert with 5:19 remaining in regulation time, putting the Roughriders back on top, 28-27. Winnipeg would start their next turn with the ball at the 27, getting a 23 yard run from Grigsby on first down. A pass interference penalty on the next play moved the ball to the Saskatchewan 43. After a pair of runs by Carl Volny moved the ball to the 36, Hajrullahu came on and kicked a 43 yard field goal, moving the Blue Bombers back into the lead at 30-28, with 2:58 to go in the fourth quarter. Durant jump started the Roughriders' next possession by scampering for 9 yards on second down, then yielding to Sunseri, who snuck for 1 yard and a first down at the 46, with 2:32 left. A pass to Rob Bagg moved the ball to the Winnipeg 51, Durant ran for 9 yards to the 42, then Messam dove to the 39 for the first down with 1:43 remaining in regulation time. On the next play, Messam blew up the middle behind Dan Clark to the 23. Allen then ran to the 15 with 55 seconds left, then on the next play Durant handed off to Allen, who went the distance, spinning his way to the goal line. The play survived review and with the Milo convert at the end of the 9 play, 75 yard drive, Saskatchewan was up 35-30, with 28 seconds left. Stoudermire ran the kick back to the Winnipeg 31, with 20 second left. After a Rider time out, Nick Moore caught a pass to the 51 with 15 seconds left, Rory Kohlert caught a ball to the Roughrider 51, then, on the game's final play, a Willy pass for Clarence Denmark was knocked away just shy of the goal line, giving Saskatchewan their 10th straight Labour Day Classic win, 35-30.

For the Roughriders, Darian Durant was 14-of-26 for 204 yards and 1 touchdown plus 3 runs for 28 yards, Jerome Messam ran 6 times for 64 yards, while catching 2 balls for 35 yards. Anthony Allen ran 7 times for 38 yards and 2 majors, while Will Ford rushed 7 times for 26 yards and a touchdown.Taj Smith caught just 2 balls, but they went for 78 yards and a touchdown, Chris Milo was 1-of-2 on field goals and 4-of-4 on converts, Josh Bartel punted 5 times for a 44.8 yard average and Brian Peters made 5 tackles and 3 special teams tackles, Tyron Brackenridge contributed 7 tackles and an interception. For the Blue Bombers, Drew Willy was 15-of-23 passing for 171 yards and 1 interception, plus 2 carries for 21 yards and a touchdown. Nic Grigsby ran 15 times for 68 yards and a major, Nick Moore caught 6 passes for 90 yards, Lirim Hajrullahu was 3-of-3 on field goals and 3-of-3 on converts, while punting 2 times for a 42.5 yard average. Ian Wild led the defence with 7 tackles.

Up next for the 7-2 Saskatchewan Roughriders is the Banjo Bowl at the 6-4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers next Sunday, September 7th. Kickoff at Investors Group Field 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 ESPN.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Saturday












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

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Today is August 30th, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Ducks fixing issues that doomed playoff run.

Wild starting job in goal wide open, coach says.

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

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American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam on this date in 1645. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning reporter Michelle Gingras sits down with Bolts prospect Jonathan Drouin and details his season in the juniors and his expectations for this upcoming season...

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1682, William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

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Regina, SK. -- The Rider Nation could have tolerated the sight of Weston Dressler wearing the red of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, but they couldn’t imagine him wearing any other colour in the CFL except green and white. They don’t have to.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 6-2 Riders is a week 10 home game against the 6-3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday, August 31st. Kickoff for the Labour Day Classic 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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New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time on this date in 1806.

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Defence, late Rodgers TD pace Als over REDBLACKS.

Preview: Winnipeg at Saskatchewan wk.10.

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

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Charles Doolittle Walcott first discovered fossils near Burgess Pass on this date in 1809. He named the site Burgess Shale after nearby Mt. Burgess..

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran kicker Connor Barth and are going with unproven second-year player Patrick Murray.

Read the rest here.

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In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on this date in 1956.

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Corvallis, OR. -- THIS WEEK: Oregon State (0-0) opens the 2014 season hosting Portland State (0-0) this Saturday at 4:07 p.m. EDT.

Read the rest here.

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The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation on this date in 1963.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays opened their final series against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field in 2014 without a bang.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1965, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants regained first place Friday night ... in the National League's Wild Card race.

Read the rest here.

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The space shuttle Challenger blasted off on this date in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

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Here's the food.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Army and Oregon State opening their college football seasons, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:



1966 - 
Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble." 

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.



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On this date in 1984, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

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Today in Beatles History:


1968 - 
The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.K. The single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution." 19720830

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England. 

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down".


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On CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on this date in 1993.


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Today in Sports History:


1905 - 
Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers. 

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play. 

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title. 

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis. 

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame. 

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use. 

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game. 

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.


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An expedition to raise part of the Titanic on this date in 1996 failed when the nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Portland State Vikings 4:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- MavTV 500 at Fontana, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (Completion of game suspended on 5/22) 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (Starts 20-30 minutes after completion of suspended game)

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --
MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 1:08pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 4:25pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Friday












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

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Today is August 29th, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.

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Sharks' 'rebuilding' plan features familiar faces.

Education, drug testing program implemented in AHL.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 78. Rebecca DeMornay (Risky Business) is 55. Lea Michele (Glee) is 28. Liam Payne (One Direction) is 21.

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Tampa, FL. -- WThe Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their full roster for rookie camp and the Rookie Tournament being hosted by the Nashville Predators next month.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1828, a patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake.

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Regina, SK. -- "It's more than just X's and O's, its that fire in his eyes." Find out who Rod Pedersen is talking about and what Luc Mullinder thinks the key to success is against the Winnipeg defence on this Labour Day edition of Countdown To Game Day.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 6-2 Riders is a week 10 home game against the 6-3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday, August 31st. Kickoff for the Labour Day Classic 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 "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor laws on this date in 1833.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 10.

Video: Dressler All Smiles, Back in Riderville.

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

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WEAR YOUR COLLEGE COLORS - Today (Friday) is National College Colors Day. More info.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay fell to Washington, 24-10, in the preseason finale Thursday but was able to get a look at dozens of roster hopefuls before final cuts...Jeff Demps and Danny Lansanah were among the standouts.

Read the rest here.

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USC cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended for lying to his coaches about how he sprained both ankles. He told them that he jumped from a balcony onto concrete in an emergency to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in the pool. [It turns out that the balcony was really a porch; the concrete was grass; and the emergency was that the neighborhood ice cream truck was about to pull away.]

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Baltimore, MD. -- J.J. Hardy's RBI single in the seventh turned out to be the game-winner, but the Rays' sloppy play had already set the tone for their 5-4 loss to the Orioles Thursday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1886 in New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Once the Giants remembered that they were supposed to beat the Rockies, they turned this four-game series into a keepsake worth preserving.

Read the rest here.

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President Obama wore a tan suit to a press conference on Thursday, which launched the Twitter hashtag #tansuit.

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Where's the food?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a morning cup of coffee, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:



1962 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S. 

1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland. 

1987 - The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K. 

1992 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K. 

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Femal video to Pink.



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If you have the game Madden 15, don't be surprised if your players start to fly. Apparently there's a glitch in the game that flings players straight up into the air. Here's proof: https://vine.co/v/Ml6vwDpYedA

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Today in Beatles History:


1958 - 
George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members. 

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way. 

1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert. 

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special. 

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.


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Good news - Ice Bucket Challenges are officially over. Bad news - Donald Trump's hair is real. He posted the video Thursday and, frankly, he's the last celebrity we thought we'd see taking the IBC - which is why the IBC is over. See the video.


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Today in Sports History:


1885 - 
The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds. 

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. 

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons. 

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years. 

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season. 

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.


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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - The November Man (R). As Above/So Below (R)


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Portland State Vikings 4:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- MavTV 500 at Fontana, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It's Thursday












It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 28th, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.

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Kings' summer goal was maintaining winning culture.

Red Wings undecided on re-signing Alfredsson.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Daniel Stern (City Slickers and Home Alone) is 57. Jack Black is 45. Jason Priestley is 45. Singer-actress-reality star LeAnn Rimes is 32. Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) is 9.

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Tampa, FL. -- With few exceptions, the majority of top-tier players are established and well-known to the common fantasy owner.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1609, Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson.

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Regina, SK. -- “My dad always said if you are prepared, you shouldn’t be nervous.”

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 6-2 Riders is a week 10 home game against the 6-3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday, August 31st. Kickoff for the Labour Day Classic 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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"American Messenger Company" was started on this date in 1907 by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company's name was later changed to "United Parcel Service."

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Cauz: My thoughts on Bodog's Grey Cup odds Pt. 2.

CFL fines Bighill, four others for Week 9 incidents.

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

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New research shows that losing weight improves brain function. [For example, you no longer have to exhaust yourself trying to remember all the places you keep your secret stashes of Snickers.]

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Tampa, FL. -- The numbers the Bucs have put up this preseason don't necessarily portend a similar performance in the games that count, but if the team can duplicate a handful of them they'll be much improved in 2014.

Read the rest here.

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The ALS folks released a press release Wednesday with the news that the Ice Bucket Challenge has brought in over $94 million since July 29. For perspective, the ALS Association raised just $2.7 million in the same timeframe last year - from July 29 to August 27.

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Baltimore, MD. -- A healthy dose of Drew Smyly helped the Rays overcome some early mistakes Wednesday night in a 3-1 win over the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1922, the first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City. The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for$100.

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San Francisco, CA. -- In a rare on-field display of emotion, Buster Posey quickly clapped his hands twice after lashing a seventh-inning single that gave the Giants a temporary lead Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.

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A pest control pro in Hampshire, England, said he took on "the biggest job of his career" after being called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps. The 3-food wasp nest was discovered on by a homeowner in an unused spare room where a small window had been left open.

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I'm so excited!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the start of the college football season, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:



1958 - 
The Elvis Presley film "King Creole" opened in London. 

1962 - Elvis Presley reported for pre-production work on "It Happened At The World's Fair." 

2002 - A taped interview with Lisa Marie Presley was aired on NBC's "Dateline."



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Americans everywhere work hard and in honor of Labor Day SpareFoot.com crunched some numbers and found the metro areas where the hardest-working Americans live. 1) Minneapolis-St. Paul. 2) Madison, Wisconsin. 3) Omaha, Nebraska.

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Today in Beatles History:


1964 - 
The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine. 

1969 - Mary Anna McCartney was born. She is the first child of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman. 

1976 - The Wings single "Let 'Em In" hit #2 in the U.K. 

2007 - Ringo Starr's "Photograph - The Very Best of Ringo Starr" was released. 

2010 - A toilet that belonged to John Lennon sold for $14,740 at action.


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Just hours before Breaking Bad swept the Emmys Monday night, a fake news organization published an article that said a sixth season of Breaking Bad would be made. The story zipped around the the Internet fast - and got more than a few BB fans excited. Unfortunately the story is false.


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Today in Sports History:


1922 - 
The Walker Cup was held for the first time at Southampton, NY. It is the oldest international team golf match in America. 

1941 - The Football Writers Association of America was organized. 

1972 - Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.


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"The New York Daily News" published its final afternoon edition on this date in 1981.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Portland State Vikings 4:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- MavTV 500 at Fontana, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

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