Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Today is June 15th, the 166th day of 2011. There are 199 days left in the year.


Game 7 is all that matters to Canucks.

Bruins provided one last chance in Vancouver.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.


Todays Birthdays: Actor Jim Belushi is 57; actress Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, What Women Want) is 48; actress Courteney Cox (Cougar Town) is 47; rapper/actor Ice Cube is 42; actor Neil Patrick Harris is 38.


2011 U.S. Inline National Team Roster Announced
Team USA to Compete at 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Beginning Sunday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today named 14 players to the U.S. Inline National Team that will compete at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic, June 19-25.

Team USA will attempt to reclaim the gold medal that it won last year at the 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship in Karlstad, Sweden. The roster announcement comes following a two-day pre-tournament tryout camp in Lakewood, Colo.

“We had an excellent camp that should set us up for next week's tournament," said Rob Chornomud, head coach of Team USA. "As defending gold medalists, we have high expectations, and we are excited to get started.”

The roster is highlighted by 11 veterans of the U.S. Inline National Team, including C.J. Yoder (Hershey, Pa.), who will be representing the U.S. for the sixth time (2001, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010).

Ten members of the 2010 gold medal-winning U.S. Inline National Team are represented on the roster, including goaltenders Troy Redmann (Brea, Calif.) and Tommy Tartaglione (Harbor City, Calif.); defensemen J.P. Beilsten (St. Louis, Mo.), Anthony Miner (Glendora, Calif.), Gerald Osterkamp (Covina, Calif.), Rafael Rodriguez (Oceanside, Calif.) and Yoder; and forwards Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.), Kyle Kraemer (St. Charles, Mo.) and Nathan Sigmund (San Diego, Calif.).

The three newcomers to Team USA include Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.), Joey Doran (Corona, Calif.) and Tyler Walser (Buffalo, N.Y.).

Click here for the complete roster.

Team USA will begin tournament action Sunday (June 19) at 2 p.m. EDT against Slovakia. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Rob Chornomud will serve as head coach for the 2010 U.S. InLine National Team for the third consecutive year, while former U.S. Inline National Team member Josh Milewski will be 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.

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 8 p.m./2 p.m.
Mon., June 20 Slovenia 8 p.m./2 p.m.
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


TODAY IN 1992 - Vice President Dan Quayle erroneously instructed a Trenton, New Jersey, elementary school student to spell potato as "potatoe" during a spelling bee.


Roughrider Training Camp Report - Day 10.

Parker crosses McMahon Stadium for pro debut.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

I'm the birthday boy. Gotta love me!


The Angry Birds games now have been downloaded 250 million times across all mobile platforms.


ST PETERSBURG --  "Complete Game James" was at it again Tuesday night, opening a crucial series with the Red Sox by tossing a five-hit shutout in the Rays' 4-0 victory.
James Shields pitched his fourth complete game of the season -- and his Major-League leading third shutout -- on a night when most of the 20,972 patrons at Tropicana Field were focused on former Rays left fielder Carl Crawford, who signed a seven-year, $142 million free-agent contract with Boston in December.
"It feels really good, especially a game like this," Shields said. "We've been struggling at home, and to be able to open the series off like that, it's [something].
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According to a new study, when wives are unable to fall asleep at night, marital interactions of both partners are impacted the following day, while sleep issues of husbands have little bearing on marital woes. 

PHOENIX --  Pablo Sandoval was back in the Giants lineup Tuesday night after a lengthy stay on the disabled list and led an offensive surge for the San Francisco club in its 6-5 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field.
In his first at-bat after missing 40 games due to surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his right hand, Sandoval drove in the Giants' first run with a first-inning single.
"That was great. That was tremendous," said Matt Cain, who pitched 6 2/3 innings to earn his sixth win of the season. "[Pablo] had a great game today. It was great for him to be able to get off running with that hit and get us going, for him to get that confidence back. He hadn't played in six weeks, so it was definitely very, very good and we're appreciative to have him back."
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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - In Memphis, TN, the Elvis Presley film "Wild in the Country" premiered.

1964 - Elvis Presley completed the vocal tracks for the soundtrack to "Girl Happy." He would not go into a recording studio again for eight months.

1965 - The EP "Tickle Me" shipped. The soundtrack contained five previously unreleased songs.

1974 - Elvis Presley began a 18-date tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.

45% of women say they have a hard time finding a bathing suit that fits properly.


Today in Beatles History:

1966The Beatles album, "Yesterday & Today" was released by Capitol Records.

1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings announced the addition of Geoff Britton, who replaced Denny Seiwell.

1993 - FOX-TV aired "Paul McCartney Live in the New World." It was McCartney's first live concert to be televised.


Playboy founder Hugh Hefner says his wedding this weekend has been canceled because his 25-year-old fiance, a Playmate from his magazine, changed her mind. The 85-year-old Hefner and Crystal Harris were due to tie the knot Saturday.


Today in Sports History:

1909 - Benjamin Shibe was given the patent for the cork baseball center.

1925 - The Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians 17-15. The Athletics had been down 11 runs heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

1938 - Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) pitched his second straight no-hitter.

1949 - Eddie Waitkus (Philadelphia) was seriously injured when a female fan entered his hotel room and shot him.

1952 - The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Giants 14-12 after being down 11-0 in the fifth inning.

1963 - Juan Marichal (San Francisco) threw a no-hitter. It was the first Giants no-hitter since Carl Hubbell in 1929.

1977 - The New York Mets dealt Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds.

1980 - Jack Nicklaus won his fourth U.S. Open title.

1993 - Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 100th career home run making him the sixth youngest to reach 100.

1995 - During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, O.J. was asked to put on a pair of gloves. The gloves were said to have been worn by the killer on the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The gloves appeared not to fit.

2005 - The New York Yankees announced plans for a new $800 million stadium. The plans called for the building to be next to Yankee Stadium and be ready by the 2009 season.


TODAY IS SMILE POWER DAY _ Researchers say a smile can work magic. It can heal emotional pain and remove physical pain. When you smile at another person you not only let them feel that they are wanted, accepted and appreciated, but that smile can also offer encouragement too. That one simple smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt, and anxiety.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

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

NHL Stanley Cup Finals -- Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series - Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT


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