Saturday, January 10, 2015

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

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Today is January 10th, the 10th day of 2015. There are 355 days left in the year.

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Predators' Laviolette, Kings' Sutter named head coaches for 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game.

Bold jersey designs on tap for 2015 NHL All-Star Game.

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

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On this date in 1840, the penny post, whereby mail was delivered at a standard charge rather than paid for by the recipient, began in Britain.

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Tampa, FL. -- Facing a potential upset and a goalie playing his best game of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning leaned on their captain to survive.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1861, Florida seceded from the United States.

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Flyin' Torontonian: Owens gets early start on 2015 prep.

Maze, Williams extend with Roughriders.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1863, Prime Minister Gladstone opened the first section of the London Underground Railway system, from Paddington to Farringdon Street.

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Tampa, FL. -- A look at new Buccaneers offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter.

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On this date in 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.

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Corvallis, OR. --The No. 11/13 Oregon State women’s basketball team notched its eighth-consecutive Civil War win, as the Beavers defeated Oregon 70-37 Friday evening at Gill Coliseum. The game was played in front of a crowd of 7,652, the third-highest total in Oregon State history, and the most since 1996.

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On this date in 1901, oil was discovered at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, TX.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as playoff football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley began recording his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Was the One," "I’m Counting On You," "I Got a Woman" and "Money Honey." 

1957 - Elvis Presley left Memphis by train for Hollywood, CA.

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On this date in 1911, Major Jimmie Erickson took the first photograph from an airplane while flying over San Diego, CA.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing The Beatles," was released by Vee-Jay Records. The album "Meet the Beatles!" was released in the U.S. on Capital Records on January 20. 

1968 - The General Secretary of the Movement for the Spiritual Regeneration announced that the Beatles would visit India to attend a transcendental meditation course. 

1969 - George Harrison left the Beatles. 

2003 - It was announced that police had recovered about 500 original Beatles tapes that were stolen shortly after sessions in 1969.

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On this date in 1943, the quiz show, "The Better Half," was heard for the first time on Mutual Radio.

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Today in Sports History:

1950 - 
Ben Hogan appeared for the first time in a golf tournament since an auto accident a year earlier. He tied ‘Slammin’ Sammy Snead in the Los Angeles Open, however, Hogan lost in a playoff. 

1962 - The NFL entered into a single-network agreement with CBS for telecasting all regular-season games for $4.65 million annually. 

1963 - The Chicago Cubs became the first baseball club to hire an athletic director. He was Robert Whitlow. 

1990 - The NCAA approved a random drug testing program among college football players and harsh penalties for drug use. 

1995 - NHL owners rejected the players unrestricted free agency proposal (one year at 32, five years at 31) and countered with three years at 32 and three at 31. 

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On this date in 1971, "Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke. The introduction drama series was "The First Churchills."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Adirondack Wings 8:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Jersey Hitmen 9:10pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Rochester Junior Americans 7:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 10:10am EST

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00pm EST

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 1:30pm EST

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

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