Friday, July 15, 2011

It's Friday











Good afternoon everyone. It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 15th, the 196th day of 2011. There are 169 days left in the year.

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Crosby back on the ice as part of normal off-season training.

Why Stamkos, Doughty aren't receiving offer sheets.

2011 Free Agent list.

Trades completed since 2011 Entry Draft.

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Todays Birthdays: Singer Linda Ronstadt is 65; actor Terry O'Quinn (Lost, the new Hawaii Five-0) is 59; actor Forest Whitaker (Platoon, The Last King of Scotland) is 50; TV personality Adam Savage (MythBusters) is 44; actor Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210, married to Megan Fox) is 38.

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Ferlin, Mayfield Invited
to USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

Camp to Take Place in Lake Placid this August
in Preparation for 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brian Ferlin (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Scott Mayfield (St. Louis, Mo.) have been invited to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp that will take place from August 6-13 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The pair will join 42 other players who are auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.

Both players skated in the United States Hockey League last season, with Ferlin representing the Indiana Ice and Mayfield playing for the Youngstown Phantoms. Neither player has taken part in a National Junior Evaluation Camp previously.

For the full list of players invited to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, click here.

The USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp includes practices, intrasquad scrimmages and international games featuring Finland, Sweden and the United States. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Brian Ferlin and Scott Mayfield are replacing Brandon Saad and Jamie Oleksiak, who declined invitations to the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ... The 2012 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp to be held in Alberta, Canada ... Dean Blais, head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, will serve as head coach of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Scott Sandelin, head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Tom Ward, head ice hockey coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary's School's boys' prep team; and Joe Exter, assistant men's ice hockey coach at The Ohio State University ... Dan Bylsma, head coach of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins, and Mike Sullivan, assistant coach of the NHL's New York Rangers, will also participate in Lake Placid as camp coaches ... Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the third consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.), former U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team head coach and longtime Yale University men's ice hockey team head coach, is also serving his third straight year as Team USA's director of player personnel.

2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug. 6-13 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • USA Rink

Date Event Time (EDT)
Sat., Aug. 6 USA Blue Practice 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
USA White Practice 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Sweden Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Finland Practice 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 7 Sweden Practice 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Finland Practice 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 8 Finland Practice 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
USA Blue vs. Sweden 1:00 p.m.
USA White vs. Finland 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 9 Sweden Practice 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Finland Practice 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
USA Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 10 USA Practice 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Finland Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 11 Finland Practice 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
USA Practice 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Sweden Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
USA vs. Finland 4:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 12 Sweden Practice 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Finland Practice 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
USA Practice 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 13 USA vs. Sweden 1:00 p.m.
*all game and practice times subject to change

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A Las Vegas nightclub owned by Eva Longoria has had to close because it was losing too much money. (Well, anyone could have told them that Amateur Ventriloquist Night was a bad idea.)

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to break into the win column for the first time this season, when they play the Hamilton TigerCats tomorrow at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. You can follow all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. TV is on TSN in Canada and in the States on the NFL Network and ESPN3.com. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT.

The view from Regina:

Saskatchewan Roughriders' Barrin Simpson has been here before.

The view from Hamilton:

Ticats do a little tinkering under the hood.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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Want to attend President Obama's 50th birthday party August 3 in Chicago? You can... for $35,800. There are cheaper tickets but you won't get close to the man. The price I gave you is per couple.

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Burris strikes late as Stamps ride to victory.

Bruce out against Riders, placed on IR.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Jimmy likes his Lightning McQueen chair.

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Scientists are jacked over the discovery of what they thought was an extinct toad. Researchers recently found three living rainbow toads in the jungles of Borneo. Who wouldn't be excited?

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ST PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays host the Boston Red Sox at 7:05pm EDT tonight. Andrew Miller goes to the hill for Boston, while the Rays will start David Price.


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Four Cleveland-area Taco Bell customers were arrested after they tried to steal a painting from the dining room wall. It was valued at $157.

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SAN DIEGO -- For the Giants, Thursday night's spotlight fell on their 12th inning, when they scored five runs to snap a tie and cruise to a 6-2 triumph over the San Diego Padres.
But San Francisco's winning rally wouldn't have been possible without Aubrey Huff, who preceded the Giants' big 12th with what could prove to be one of the season's key moments.
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:
1957 - Elvis Presley's single "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" hit #1 in the U.S.

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "All Shook Up" hit #1 in the U.K.

1963 - Principal photography began on the Elvis Presley film "Viva Las Vegas."

1989 - The white suit and cape that Elvis Presley wore during the "Aloha From Hawaii" TV concert was stolen from the home of Presley impersonator Charlie Stickerod.

1997 - The Elvis Presley album "Platinum - A Life in Music" was released.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single "Sinking In" on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

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Marine Sgt. Scott Moore's date with movie star Mila Kunis is on. Kunis' rep says reports the actress was trying to get out of attending the November Marine Corps Ball in North Carolina with Sgt. Moore "are false."

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Today in Beatles History:

1958John Lennon's mother, Julia, died in a road accident in Liverpool.

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On Thursday Justin Bieber joined Lady Gaga by hitting the 11 million mark in Twitter followers. (And you though there'd be no Earth-shaking news today. You were right, of course.)

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford.

1973 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels became the first pitcher in to decades to win two no-hitters in a season.

1985 - Baseball players voted to strike on August 6th if no contract was reached with baseball owners. The strike turned out to be just a one-day interruption.

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Coming Up: 
Tonight --
MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tigercats 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 8:05pm EDT

Monday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday:

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Thursday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Friday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

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

Saturday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday:

Izod Indy Car Series -- Edmonton Indy at Edmonton City Centre Airport 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow.            

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