Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday, happy, happy Tuesday. This is your day, to have a lot of fun! Here's what's happening....


It's Waffle Iron Day!


Ryan Gunderson promoted to football operations post.

Bob DeCarolis named Atletic Direcor of The Year by NCADA.


On this day in 1940, in Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan.


Recchi returns to Bruins.

Waiver wire heats up.


California is considering putting ads on license plates. They're looking into live ads which could flash Amber Alerts, road conditions and regular ads. (So, let me see if I have the right: The state can ban us from using cell phones while we drive, saying they're distracting, but now they're going to put ads on license plates? Just how distracting is that going to be? "Well gee officer, I didn't mean to hit that car, but I wanted to see that cialis ad.")


Today in Sports History:

1897 - The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. He broke George Sisler's record from 1922.

1958 - Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 in the World Cup. Pelé, at age 17, scored a goal in the game.

1998 - With negotiations on a new labor agreement at a standstill, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight.


The Tampa Bay Rays, 44-31 and third in the A.L. East, are back in action tonight in Boston, against the Red Sox. The Rays, 1 game behind Boston and 3 games behind the Yankees, swept a four-game set against the Red Sox at Boston in mid-April. Tampa Bay has lost 7 of their past 10, 19 of their last 31, and are just 20-19 at home, but are a major league best 24-12 on the road. Coverage of the road swing, starting with the two games against the Red Sox at 7:10pm EDT both nights, is on 620AM WDAE, the Rays Radio Network and Sun Sports. The Rays move on to Minnesota for four games starting Thursday. After this road trip, the Rays come home for seven games, with three against Boston and four against Cleveland starting next Monday.


Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearing continues. (If she survives the hearing this week, Kagan will go on to play Germany.)


Opening game on Canada Day sold out!

Rod Pedersen's CFL Notebook.


Today is Camera Day. (Say cheese!)


KARLSTAD, Sweden -- The U.S. InLine National Team took a 4-0 lead after two periods en route to a 7-2 victory over Canada in its opening game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship. J.P. Beilsten (St. Louis, Mo.), Kyle Kraemer (St. Louis, Mo.) and Anthony Miner (Glendora, Calif.) each scored twice in the victory.

"We've been champing at the bit for this tournament to begin, so it was good to get out there," said U.S. head coach Rob Chornomud. "I was extremely pleased with our first half and thought we demonstrated terrific puck control."

Team USA jumped out to a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the contest when Kraemer snapped a wrist shot high over the glove of Canada goaltender Brett Leggat. Miner gave the U.S. a two-goal edge four minutes later on a quick one-timer from the low slot off of a pass from Juaquin Chavira (Upland, Calif.).

Chavira pushed Team USA's advantage to 3-0 with a goal late in the first period. Beilsten then scored the lone second-period tally with a high wrist shot past Leggat.

Both teams traded goals in the third period, with Kraemer and Miner collecting their second goals of the game to give the U.S. a 6-2 lead. Then, with less than two minutes remaining in the third, Beilsten notched an unassisted tally to complete the game's scoring.

U.S. goalie Tommy Tartaglione (Harbor City, Calif.) logged 15 saves in the victory, while Leggat stopped 24 shots in a losing effort.

Team USA (1-0-0-0) will face the Czech Republic tomorrow (June 29) at 12 p.m. EDT in its second of three preliminary-round games.

NOTES: Team USA went 0-for-5 on the power play, while Canada was 0-for-2 with the man advantage ... For the full U.S. roster, click here ... Results and statistics from the tournament can be found here ... Rob Chornomud is serving as head coach for the 2010 U.S. InLine National Team for the second consecutive year, while former U.S. InLine National Team member Josh Milewski is serving as the assistant coach … In the 13-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2006; silver medals in 1998, 2001 and 2009; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.


Scoring By Period

USA 3 1 3 0 -- 7
CAN 0 0 2 0 -- 2

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Kraemer (Lee), 3:33; 2, USA, Miner (Chavira, Sigmund), 7:59; 3, USA, Chavira (Lee, Kraemer), 10:03. Penalties: CAN, Ciotti (hooking), 3:58; USA, Yoder (tripping), 11:55.

Second Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Beilsten (Rodriguez, Yoder), 1:53. Penalties: CAN, Finerty (interference), 4:26; CAN, Sheen (high-sticking), 10:35.

Third Period - Scoring: 5, USA, Kraemer (Campbell, Lee), 3:38; 6, CAN, Terry (unassisted), 4:11; 7, USA, Miner (Sigmund, Osterkamp), 5:45; 8, CAN, Hammond (unassisted), 6:28; 9, USA, Beilsten (unassisted), 10:46. Penalties: CAN, Henderson (hooking), 11:44.

Fourth Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: CAN, Benjaminsen (hooking), 3:20; USA, Beilsten (hooking), 8:35.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 4 Total
USA 8 8 9 6 31
CAN 4 3 5 5 17

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 4 Total
USA, Tartaglione, 48:00 4-4 3-3 5-3 5-5 17-15
CAN, Leggat, 48:00 8-5 8-7 9-6 6-6 31-24

Power Play: USA 0-5; CAN 0-2
Penalties: USA 2-3; CAN 5-7.5

Team USA 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Schedule
June 28-July 4 • Karlstad, Sweden

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)
Mon., June 28 Canada W, 7-2
Tues., June 29 Czech Republic 6 p.m./12 p.m.
Wed., June 30 Germany 6 p.m./12 p.m.
Thurs., July 1 Qualification Round TBD
Fri., July 2 Quarterfinal Round TBD
Sat., July 3 Semifinal Round TBD
Sun., July 4 Medal Round TBD


The 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship will include 16 teams divided into the Top Division and Division l. The United States will compete in the Top Division alongside Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan and Slovakia will comprise Division I.

For the preliminary round, the two divisions will each be divided into two groups of four teams based on rankings (Top Division-groups A and B, Division I-groups C and D). Following round-robin play within each group, the two lowest ranked teams from the Top Division and the two top teams from the Division I will face off as part of play-in games to determine pools for the playoff round.


On this day in 1962, the first U.S. pay TV program, Sunrise at Campobello, starring Ralph Bellamy, is broadcast.


The Yankees lead the A.L. East by 2 games over Boston and 3 over Tampa Bay. Toronto is 8 back and Baltimore is 24 games behind.

In the A.L. Central, Detroit takes over first by 1/2 game over Minnesota. The White Sox trail by 2 games, Kansas City is 9 back and Cleveland is 13 games off the pace.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads the Angels by 4 1/2 games, Oakland is 10 back and Seattle trails by 15.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads the Mets by 1 1/2 games, Philadelphia by 3 1/2, while Florida is 8 1/2 back and Washington is 12 behind.

In the N.L. Central, St. Louis leads leads Cincinnati by 1/2 game, Milwaukee is 8 1/2 back, the Cubs are 9 1/2 behind, Houston trails by 13, and Pittsburgh is 16 1/2 games behind.

San Diego leads the Dodgers in the N. L. West by 4 games, San Francisco by 4 1/2 games and Colorado by 5. Arizona is last, 15 1/2 games out of first.


Today is Hug Holiday. ((((((((Hugs to you!))))))))


The (United) States of hockey is doing better than sports pundits think.

Pair of first-round picks on Tuesday's NHL Live!


Jimmy kept busy with a decorating project yesterday, moving his stuffed animals between the bed, his couch and back to his bed again. It's so much fun to watch how seriously he pursues a project like that.

Snoopy sure is handsome!

Smokey is cute. Q-u-t-e cute!

Snoopy sure loves his Mommy!


Lightning video: Yzerman wraps up 2010 draft.

St. Louis wins Lady Byng.

Lightning video: Stamkos talks Rocket.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley rehearsed for his upcoming appearance on Steve Allen's TV show. On July 1, he sang the song "Hound Dog" to an actual basset hound.

1960 - Filming finished for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."


Today is Library Advocacy Day.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-cola at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida 7:30pm EDT

Arena Football: Chicago Rush at Tampa Bay Storm 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Dayton International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

Indy Cars: Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York 3:30pm EDT


That's all for today. Have fun, see you tomorrow!

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