Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 21st, the 172nd day of 2011. There are 193 days left in the year.

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Don't forget about Krejci.

Boston.com video: Cam Neely, Jeremy Jacobs: 'Lord Stanley, welcome home!'

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Todays Birthdays: Actor Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat) is 77; actress Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) is 64; actor Michael Gross (Family Ties) is 64; drummer Joey Kramer of Aerosmith is 61; eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is 44; YouTube star Rebecca Black (song Friday) is 14.

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Top 2011 NHL Entry Draft Prospects to Participate
in American Development Model Demonstration Thursday

Guy Gosselin to Lead Event; Darby Hendrickson, Wes Walz,
Cal Clutterbuck and Brad Staubitz to Instruct

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In conjunction with the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft, USA Hockey and the NHL will host a special American Development Model demonstration on Thursday (June 23). The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CDT at the Saint Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights, Minn.

Some 50 youngsters from the local Minnesota hockey community will participate in the clinic, which will feature cross-ice games and station-based skill development led by ADM Regional Manager and two-time U.S. Olympian Guy Gosselin, along with several top 2011 NHL Entry Draft prospects.

Minnesota Wild alumnus Wes Walz and Wild assistant coach Darby Hendrickson, along with current Wild players Cal Clutterbuck and Brad Staubitz, will serve as guest instructors, as well. Reebok will host a special press conference including all of the top prospects immediately following the event.

Launched in January 2009 with support from the NHL, USA Hockey's American Development Model is a nationwide initiative that provides local associations across the country with a comprehensive blueprint for optimal athlete development that focuses on age-appropriate training utilizing long-term athlete development principles. For more information, visit ADMKids.com.

NOTE: The 2011 NHL Entry Draft will be held at the Xcel Energy Center on Friday (June 24) and Saturday (June 25). It will be the second-ever NHL Entry Draft held in the state of Minnesota and the first at Xcel Energy Center. For more information, visit NHL.com/Draft.


"Tween" Scores Big with Degree Cool & Confident Kid Award
Jack Cohen Wins Skills Clinic for His Youth Team
Led by the Florida Panthers' David Booth

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey and Degree Deodorant today announced the winner of their inaugural Degree Cool & Confident Kid Award. Jack Cohen, a nine-year-old from Miami, was selected from hundreds of entries as this year's male Cool & Confident Award winner.

As part of his prize, Jack and his team, the Miami Toros, will participate in a VIP skills clinic on Saturday (June 25) hosted by David Booth, who has played on multiple U.S. national teams and is a current member of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers. Jack's team will also receive $500 to help with equipment costs and team travel.

From bouncing back from injury to helping a teammate, "tweens" around the country told USA Hockey and Degree their moments of success and the many ways that they inspire others.

"I have a great hockey sense," said Jack. "I can't hear from my left ear, so I can't hear where a player is coming from. But I seem to know where the puck is. My mom calls this my sixth sense, but I just call it playing hockey!"

"We love our partnership with Degree Deodorant, and their concept of the Cool & Confident Kid Award is terrific," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "Having confidence both on and off the ice is important and we couldn't be more pleased to recognize Jack as our inaugural winner."

NOTE: The Cool & Confident Kid Award and Degree's sponsorship of USA Hockey is part of a larger Unilever mission to provide product solutions that help free tweens from odor and discomfort. For expert tips, tools and real life stories about how parents are communicating and transitioning their tweens into confident and self-reliant teens, visit Facebook.com/DontFretTheSweat.

ABOUT USA HOCKEY

USA Hockey, Inc., founded in 1937 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the National Governing Body of the sport of ice hockey in the United States. With a membership of nearly 600,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states, USA Hockey seeks to promote the growth of hockey and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. For more information, visit USAHockey.com.

ABOUT UNILEVER UNITED STATES, INC.

Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. In the United States the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann's, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Pond's, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Ragu, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Suave, TIGI, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 10,000 people in the United States – generating over $8 billion in sales in 2010. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.

U.S. Inline National Team Edges Slovenia, 4-2,
at 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship
Team USA Improves to Perfect 2-0-0-0 in Tournament

PARDUBICE, Czech Republic – Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored twice and Tommy Tartaglione (Harbor City, Calif.) made 33 saves, as the U.S. Inline National Team edged Slovenia, 4-2, in its second game of the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship.

“We saw two great goaltenders play tonight," said Rob Chornomud, head coach of the U.S. Inline National Team. "I thought our team defense was excellent, and our special teams played well when we were killing penalties late in the game.”

After falling behind, 1-0, in the first period, Team USA jumped out to a two-goal lead with three unanswered second-period goals. Cadiz scored less than 90 seconds into the frame to tie the game, 1-1. Then, just 31 seconds later, Anthony Miner (Glendora, Calif.) gave the U.S. its first lead of the night. Cadiz' second goal of the period with 10 seconds remaining in the stanza sent Team USA to halftime with a 3-1 advantage.

Slovenia cut Team USA's lead in half with a power-play goal two minutes into the third. But Nathan Sigmund (San Diego, Calif.) found the back of the net at 4:53 of the frame to give the U.S. a 4-2 edge heading into the final period.

Despite taking two penalties early in the fourth, Team USA held off Slovenia to improve to 2-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament. The U.S. will face Canada tomorrow at 2 p.m. EDT in its third and final preliminary-round game. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: A win tomorrow by Team USA would guarantee the U.S. a first-place finish in its preliminary-round group ... The U.S. is defending its gold medal from last year, when Team USA capturedRob Chornomud is serving as head coach of the U.S. InLine National Team for the third consecutive year, while former U.S. Inline National Team member Josh Milewski is the assistant coach for the second straight year … In the 14-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2010; silver medals in 1998, 2001 and 2009; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 3 1 0 -- 4
SLO 1 0 1 0 -- 2

First Period - Scoring: 1, SLO, Vedlin (Zemva), 11:39. Penalties: SLO, Kuralt (hooking), 6:34

Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA, Cadiz (Kraemer), 1:28; 3, USA, Miner (Walser), 2:09; 4, USA, Cadiz (Rodriguez, Kraemer), 11:50. Penalties: USA, Yoder (tripping), 5:29; SLO, Loboda (roughing), 6:47; SLO, Erman (interference), 8:30.

Third Period - Scoring: 5, SLO, Vedlin (Erman), 2:03 (pp); 6, USA, Sigmund (Rodriguez), 4:53. Penalties: USA, Miner (cross-checking), 1:08; USA, Gawrys (holding), 8:46; USA, Yoder (tripping), 11:44.

Fourth Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Kraemer (tripping), 3:49; USA, Rodriguez (slashing), 4:39; SLO, Loboda (holding), 11:50.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 4 Total
USA 13 12 4 7 36
SLO 11 5 9 10 35

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 4 Total
USA, Tartaglione, 48:00 11-10 5-5 9-8 10-10 35-33
SLO, Kroselj, 47:28 13-13 12-9 4-3 7-7 36-32

Power Play: USA 0-4; SLO 1-6
Penalties: USA 6-9; SLO 4-6

Team USA 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Schedule
June 19-June 25 • Pardubice, Czech Republic

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)
Sun., June 19 Slovakia W, 12-3
Mon., June 20 Slovenia W, 4-2
Tues., June 21 Canada 8 p.m./2 p.m.
Thurs., June 23 Quarterfinal Round TBD
Fri., June 24 Semifinal Round TBD
Sat., June 25 Medal Round TBD

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NEW ON DVD TODAY _ The Adjustment Bureau (Matt Damon, Emily Blunt); Cedar Rapids (Ed Helms, Anne Heche); Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules; The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season; Medium: The Seventh and Final Season.

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Roughrider Training Camp Report: Day 16.

Rider rosters set for Game 2 of pre-season.

Pedersen: Subtle changes helping 2011 Riders.

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Summer begins today -- At 1:16pm EDT.

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Obrand: My Top 10 things to look for in 2011.

TSN to 'Mic-up' QBs and Coaches.

Cobourne ready to run wild in 2011.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Why, yes. I am the cutest little guy in town!

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Scientists at Samsung and the University of California, San Diego, are working on scented television. It's a device that could not only create potentially thousands of odors at will, but also fit onto the back of a TV. Advertisers would love it.

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ST PETERSBURG --  Two hours before the start of Monday night's Rays-Brewers contest at Miller Park, Joe Maddon was asked what he thought it would take for the Rays to make a move in the American League East.
The Rays' manager considered the question for a moment then noted if everything else remained status quo, his team needed to improve on offense and needed to get starters Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis to start "pitching like they can."
Well, two out of three wasn't bad for the Rays, who scored eight runs and got a quality pitching performance from Niemann in an 8-4 win over the Brewers at Miller Park with 35,495 watching.
Read the rest here.
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In Michigan, police were called about two teenagers who were looking into vehicles. The teens, 13 and 14, were apprehended, but claimed they didn't steal anything. But police found them with some items, including a smartphone. Police got a pretty good idea it was stolen when the two boys didn't know the phone's password. The teens' parents told police they didn't recognize the phone either.
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SAN FRANCISCO --   The San Francisco Giants, who didn't play yesterday, are home tonight to face the Minnesota Twins. Madison Bumgarner goes to the mound for the Giants and Carl Pavano will get the start for the Twins. First pitch is set for 10:15pm EDT.
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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - King Bumiphol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand visited the set of the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."

2004 - An exclusive One Night Only screening of a specially created 100-minute edition of the digitally re-mastered "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special" took place at 42 Regal Theaters across the U.S.

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The lawsuit over Ed Helms' Mike Tyson tattoo in The Hangover Part II has been settled. Ed's tattoo will be staying on his face for the DVD release of the film.

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Today in Beatles History:

1946Brenda Holloway was born. She supported the Beatles on tour in 1965.

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At the inaugural Critics Choice TV Awards Monday the critics picked Mad Men as best drama. Modern Family won best comedy.

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Today in Sports History:

1932 - Heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey. Schmeling's manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed "We was robbed!"

1939 - Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1942 - Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.

1954 - Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3 minutes and 58 seconds. He was the second person to achieve the feat.

1963 - In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0.09.1.

1970 - Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.

1997 - The Women's National Basketball Association made its debut. The New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.

1999 - Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.

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Today is National Daylight Appreciation Day.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Milwaukee Brewers 2:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:00pm EDT

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Bucyrus 200 at Road America 5:30pm EDT

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 7:05pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn 250 at Iowa Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 2:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway 3:00pm EDT

MLB - San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 8:05pm EDT

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