Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations




Good afternoon and welcome to another Monday. And, for me, thank goodness for a toddler that doesn't mind if Daddy sleeps in. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 15th, the 227th day of 2011. There are 138 days left in the year.

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Report: Shero says Crosby hasn't been 'shut down.'

After rough ending, Habs aim to bounce back.

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Today's Birthdays: Captain Beverly Lynn Burns (first woman to captain the Boeing 747 jumbo jet) is 62 ... Melinda Gates is 46 ... Actress Debra Messing is 43 ... Actor/director Ben Affleck is 39 ... Actress Natasha Henstridge 37 ... Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh is 33 ... NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is 32.

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U.S. Under-18 Select Team Earns 3-1 Win over Czech Republic
at 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Team USA Finishes with 1-2-0-1 Overall Record

BRECLAV, Czech Republic - The U.S. Under-18 Select Team scored a pair of power-play goals and added an empty net tally to earn a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic and finish fifth at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Team USA posted a 1-2-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) overall record, losing only once in four outings.

"We played our best defensive game of the tournament this afternoon," said Seth Appert, head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. "We're disappointed to win four out of our five games this week, including the exhibition, and not have a shot at first place. But, as a staff, we couldn't be more proud of our players."

The U.S. took a 1-0 lead four minutes into the game when Nicholas Schilkey (Smiths Creek, Mich.) scored the lone first-period goal on the power play.

Following a scoreless second period, the Czech Republic knotted the score, 1-1, at 4:32 of the third period. But Alex Galchenyuk (Kalamazoo, Mich.) responded with a power-play goal just over two minutes later to restore Team USA's one-goal edge.

With less than two minutes remaining in the period, Daniel O'Regan (Needham, Mass.) added an empty-net goal to secure the win for Team USA. U.S. goalie Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) made 21 saves in the win, while the Czech Republic's Marek Langhamer stopped 14 shots in a losing effort.

NOTES: For the complete U.S. Under-18 Select Team roster, click here ... The 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament included teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States ... Seth Appert served as head coach, while Matt Herr and Matt Greason served as assistant coaches for the 2011 U.S. Under-18 Select Team.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

CZE 0 - 0 - 1 - 1
USA 1 - 0 - 2 - 3

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Schilkey (Wade, O'Regan), 3:40 (pp). Penalties: CZE, Sidlik (holding), 2:02; CZE, Schleiss (boarding), 13:50; USA, Galchenyuk (hooking), 15:10.

Second Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: CZE, Volek (slashing), 0:25; USA, Johnson (hooking), 3:26; USA, Kurker (slashing), 5:44; CZE, Houfek (tripping), 9:19; Galchenyuk (hooking), 11:31; USA, Lappin (tripping), 15:33.

Third Period - Scoring: 2, CZE, Hudecek (Matejcek, Houfek), 4:32; 3, USA, Galchenyuk (Masters), 6:53 (pp); 4, USA, O'Regan (Nanne), 18:42 (en). Penalties: CZE, Slovacek (kneeing), 6:40; USA, Nieves (slashing), 11:49; CZE, Langhamer (delaying-the-game), 12:35.

Shots by Period

1 2 3 Total

CZE 6 8 8 22
USA 8 3 6 17

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
CZE, Langhamer 58:44 8-7 5-5 3-2 16-14
USA, Gillies 60:00 6-6 8-8 8-7 22-21

Power Play: CZE 0-6; USA 2-6
Penalties: CZE 6-12; USA 6-12

Team USA 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Schedule
August 8-13 • Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia

Date Opponent Location
Time (EDT)/Result

Sat., Aug. 6 Czech Republic* Breclav W, 5-3
Mon., Aug. 8 Finland Piestany L, 3-6
Tues., Aug. 9 Russia Piestany OTW, 5-4
Wed., Aug. 10 Slovakia Piestany OTW, 6-5
Fri., Aug. 12 Czech Republic (5th Place Game) Breclav W, 3-1

*exhibition

U.S. Under-17 Select Team Tops Switzerland, 5-1,
at 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament

Team USA Finishes Tournament with Undefeated 4-0-0-0 Record

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ryan Siroky (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) logged a goal and two assists, as the U.S. Under-17 Select Team topped Switzerland, 5-1, in its final game of the 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.

Team USA finished the tournament in first place after posting an undefeated 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record against the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland.

"The players deserve all the credit in going undefeated," said Bob Corkum, head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team. "They bought into the system and concept of togetherness that our coaching staff preached en route to the title."

The U.S. jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead with goals from Michael Turner (Oak Park, Ill.), Daniel Vanderwiel (Island Lake, Ill.) and Vinni Lettieri (Excelsior, Minn.). Switzerland trimmed the U.S. lead to two with a power-play tally near the end of the opening frame, but would get no closer.

Eight minutes into the second period, Siroky restored Team USA's three-goal advantage with his third goal of the tournament. Then, with less than two minutes remaining in the stanza, Gabe Guertler (Plantation, Fla.) pushed the U.S. lead to 5-1 with the final goal of the event.

U.S. goaltender Devin Williams (Saginaw, Mich.) blanked Switzerland in the second and third periods, as he turned aside 33 shots overall including making 19 saves in the third period alone.

NOTES: The U.S. went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Switzerland was 1-for-4 with the man advantage ... Ryan Siroky (3-3) and Andrew Oglevie (Fullerton, Calif./0-6) tied for the U.S. team lead and were tied for second among all tournament participants with six points in four games ... Daniel Vanderwiel led Team USA with four goals in four games ... The U.S. Under-17 Select Team roster can be found here ... Full standings and stats from the tournament can be found at USAHockey.com ... Bob Corkum served as head coach, while Pat Mikesch served as assistant coach for the 2011 U.S. Under-17 Select Team.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 3 - 2 - 0 - 5
SUI 1 - 0 - 0 - 1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Turner (Siroky), 3:55; 2, USA, Vanderwiel (Brodzinski, Lodge), 13:43; 3, USA, Lettieri (Siroky, Oglevie), 17:28 (pp); 4, SUI, Fazzini (Hogger), 18:16 (pp). Penalties: SUI, Dufner (tripping), 15:41; USA, Downing (tripping), 17:39; USA, Brodzinski (slashing), 18:55; SUI, Hinterkircher (slashing), 18:55.

Second Period - Scoring: 5, USA, Siroky (Cecere, Schoenborn), 8:40; 6, USA, Guertler (Labosky, Oglevie), 18:11. Penalties: SUI, Wieser (charging), 1:17; USA, Eiserman (cross-checking), 12:27; SUI, Wieser (slashing), 13:40.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Erne (cross-checking), 13:49; USA, Lettieri (roughing), 18:04; SUI, Jung (roughing), 18:04; USA, Lodge (roughing), 18:45.

Shots by Period

1 2 3 Total

USA 14 14 10 38
SUI 9 6 19 34

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Williams 60:00 9-8 6-6 19-19 34-33
SUI, Aeberhard, 20:00 14-11 -- -- 14-11
SUI, Mauerhofer 40:00 -- 14-12 10-10 24-22

Power Play: USA 1-3; SUI 1-4
Penalties: USA 6-12; SUI 5-10

Team USA 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Schedule
August 9-13 • Ann Arbor, Mich.

Date Opponent
Result

On-Demand Webcast
Sun., Aug. 7 Czech Republic* W, 3-1
Tues., Aug. 9 Czech Republic W, 5-1 FASTHockey.com
Wed., Aug. 10 Germany W, 4-2 FASTHockey.com
Fri., Aug. 12 Slovakia W, 6-4 FASTHockey.com
Sat., Aug. 13 Switzerland W, 5-1 FASTHockey.com
*exhibition

U.S. Under-17 Select Team Earns 6-4 Win over Slovakia
at 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament

Team USA Clinches First Place at Event with One Game Remaining

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Daniel Vanderwiel (Island Lake, Ill.) scored three times, as the U.S. Under-17 Select Team earned a 6-4 victory over Slovakia in its third game of the 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.

With the win, Team USA improved to a perfect 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L), thereby clinching first place for the tournament with one game still remaining.

"It feels great to clinch the tournament title," said Bob Corkum, head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team. "But we still have unfinished business tomorrow against Switzerland, as one of our goals here was to go undefeated."

Both teams traded goals in the first period. Vanderwiel netted his first of the game seven minutes into the contest, but Slovakia answered with a goal two minutes later.

After Slovakia took a brief 2-1 lead one minute into the middle frame, Team USA rattled off three straight goals off the sticks of Vanderwiel, Vinni Lettieri (Excelsior, Minn.) and Shane Eiserman (West Newbury, Mass.) to claim a two-goal advantage midway through the second.

Despite a pair of goals by Slovakia's Andrej Listiak that temporarily tied the game, 4-4, the U.S. regained its two-goal lead in the third period thanks to a goal by Michael Brodzinski (Ham Lake, Minn.) and Vanderwiel's third tally of the night.

U.S. goalie Devin Williams (Saginaw, Mich.), who replaced starter Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif.) at the start of the third, denied Slovakia's comeback bid by stopping all 11 shots he faced in the game's final 20 minutes. Demko, meanwhile, finished the night with 13 saves.

The U.S. will next face Switzerland tomorrow (Aug. 13) in its final game of the tournament. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. EDT.

NOTES: The U.S. went 2-for-5 on the power play, while Slovakia was 1-for-9 with the man advantage ... Gabe Guertler (Plantation, Fla./2-2), Andrew Oglevie (Fullerton, Calif./0-4) and Daniel Vanderwiel (3-1) are all tied for the U.S. team lead with four points in three games ... The U.S. Under-17 Select Team roster can be found here ... The 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament includes teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States competing in a round-robin format ... FASTHockey.com will stream all games from the tournament live and on demand, while live scoring and stats can be found at USAHockey.com ... Tickets for the event can be ordered by calling the Ann Arbor Ice Cube box office at 734-327-9251 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT ... Bob Corkum is serving as head coach, while Pat Mikesch is serving as assistant coach for the 2011 U.S. Under-17 Select Team.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

SVK 1 - 3 - 0 - 4
USA 1 - 3 - 2 - 6

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Vanderwiel (Lettieri, Schoenborn), 7:18; 2, SVK, Blaho (Varga), 9:23. Penalties: USA, Gicewicz (slashing), 0:51; SVK, Babos (cross-checking), 9:39; USA, Labsoky (hooking), 14:21; USA, Schoenborn (cross-checking), 16:58; USA, Siroky (tripping), 18:41.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, SVK, Cehlarik (unassisted), 1:08; 4, USA, Vanderwiel (Oglevie, Brodzinski), 6:00 (pp); 5, USA, Lettieri (Oglevie, Raskob), 7:54 (pp); 6, USA, Eiserman (Siroky), 9:14; 7, SVK, Listiak (Pavlicek), 12:50 (pp); 8, SVK, Listiak (Kasanicky), 15:55. Penalties: SVK, Belovic (game misconduct), 3:27; USA, Labosky (roughing), 3:49; SVK, Soltez (elbowing), 4:10; USA, Turner (holding), 10:54; SVK, Bobos (boarding), 18:19.

Third Period - Scoring: 9, USA, Brodzinski (unassisted), 2:51; 10, USA, Vanerwiel (Schoenborn), 3:10. Penalties: SVK, Koys (interference), 0:13; USA, Brodzinski (slashing), 5:14; USA, Downing (interference), 6:46; USA, Eiserman (boarding), 10:43; USA, Downing (delaying-the-game), 18:59.

Shots by Period

1 2 3 Total

SVK 10 7 11 47
USA 18 24 13 55

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
SVK, Okolicany 60:00 18-17 24-21 13-11 55-49
USA, Demko 40:00 10-9 7-4 -- 17-13
USA, Williams 20:00 -- -- 11-11 11-11

Power Play: SVK 1-9; USA 2-5
Penalties: SVK 5-33; USA 10-20

Team USA 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Schedule
August 9-13 • Ann Arbor, Mich.

Date Opponent
Time (EDT)/Result

Live Webcast
Sun., Aug. 7 Czech Republic* W, 3-1
Tues., Aug. 9 Czech Republic W, 5-1 FASTHockey.com
Wed., Aug. 10 Germany W, 4-2 FASTHockey.com
Fri., Aug. 12 Slovakia W, 6-4 FASTHockey.com
Sat., Aug. 13 Switzerland 7 p.m. FASTHockey.com
*exhibition

Don Granato Named National Team Development Program Head Coach

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Don Granato, with 15 seasons of coaching experience at multiple levels, has been named head coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., it was announced today. Granato, as one of two head coaches at the NTDP, will guide the U.S. National Under-17 Team during the 2011-12 season.

“Don will be a terrific mentor to the best young players in our country," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. "He's excited about the opportunity and we're very pleased to have him at the NTDP."

Granato's coaching career began in 1993 when he was named interim coach of the United States Hockey League's Madison Capitals. He went on to become the first-ever head coach and general manager of the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers for three seasons (1994-97), where he led the Gamblers to Anderson Cup titles as the USHL regular-season champion on two occasions (1996, 1997) and, in 1996, helped the franchise capture its first Clark Cup as the league's playoff champion.

Granato's next challenge came in the East Coast Hockey League, where he led the Columbus Chill for two years (1997-99). He then moved on to serve as head coach of Peoria of the ECHL for one season and guided the Rivermen to the Kelly Cup as the ECHL's playoff champion. He was inducted into the Peoria Hall of Fame in 2009.

Granato spent 2000-05 as head coach of the Worcester IceCats, the American Hockey League affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. During that span, he became the winningest coach in franchise history with a 191-130-45-14 record, while leading the IceCats to the Calder Cup playoffs in four consecutive seasons (2000-04). Granato received the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award in 2001 as the AHL coach of the year.

"The fact that he's been a successful developmental coach both at the junior and professional level fits perfectly with our program," said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations for the NTDP. "I know the players, parents and community will really enjoy Don."

Granato spent last season as a scout for the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks. Prior to the 2010-11 campaign, he served as head coach of the Chicago Wolves, the AHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers (2008-10), and was also an assistant coach for the NHL's St. Louis Blues (2005-06).

"I'm thrilled to be a part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program," said Granato. "The NTDP is highly regarded in hockey circles not only in our country, but throughout the world. I look forward to the challenge of helping some of our most talented young players reach their full potential. In addition, my wife and I are excited to be part of the Ann Arbor community."

As a player, the Downers Grove, Ill., native skated for the University of Wisconsin from 1987-91. While a Badger, he helped Wisconsin to the 1990 NCAA title. Granato went on to compete professionally for two seasons with the ECHL's Columbus Chill (1991-93).

Granato replaces Ron Rolston, who spent seven seasons at the NTDP.

NOTES: Granato will begin his duties immediately ... He played high school hockey in Minnesota for Burnsville, where he helped his team win the Minnesota State High School League championship in 1985 ... Don Granato is the brother of Tony and Cammi Granato.

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The dental chair was patented by M. Waldo Hanchett on this date in 1848.

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Sioux nickname and logo nears end as NCAA rejects pitch by North Dakota officials

INDIANAPOLIS – The end apparently has come for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

After a two-hour meeting with NCAA officials here today, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said the association will not budge, and he will ask the North Dakota Legislature in November to delegate authority over the nickname issue back to the state Board of Higher Education.

“It’s clear that the NCAA will not modify the terms of the settlement agreement and will stand by its provisions,” Dalrymple said immediately following the meeting at NCAA headquarters here.

Read the rest here.

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Tim Pawlenty announced on Sunday that he was officially withdrawing from the presidential race following the results of the Ames Straw Poll, which placed the former Minnesota Governor third behind Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.

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Riders' defence battles through slow start.

Vanstone: Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Doug Berry questions one play on a good day.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts put their matching 1-6 records up against each other at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario this coming Thursday, August 18th. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network beginning at 7:30pm EDT. The game can also be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network (I hope. I mean, they say they are carrying the game, but they ditched broadcasts they previously said they were going to carry two or three times this season already) and online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on this date in 1877. The letter stated that the word, "hello" would be a more appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the telephone.

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Steinberg: Monday Morning QB for Week #7.

2011 CFL Replay: A look back at Week #7.

Mullin: Lions in trouble keading into Week #8.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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According to Venice, Florida, police officers, Steven Renard Grant approached a 66-year-old women inside Walmart and claimed to work for God. She wasn't buying it. So Grant reportedly told her she was going to Hell, screamed profanities at her and started pelting her with potatoes from the produce section. Police were called.

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I like to climb Daddy!

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The product Crisco was introduced by Procter & Gamble Company on this date in 1911.

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Yesterday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees was rained out. No reschedule date has been announced. The Rays are off today, then play a Day-Night doubleheader at Boston against the Red Sox tomorrow. First pitch for game one is 1:05pm EDT, with James Shields pitching for Tampa Bay, against Jon Lester of the Red Sox. Game two is slated to start at 7:10pm EDT. Jeff Niemann starts for the Rays, Eric Bedard for Boston.

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Riding solid reviews and great word-of-mouth, the film adaptation of best-seller The Help enjoyed a strong first weekend at the office, grossing $25.5 million. But the box office crown once again belonged to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which made $27.5 million.

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MIAMI -- Since entering Giants camp as a non-roster invitee this spring, Ryan Vogelsong has been a pleasant surprise following a four-year absence from the Majors.

In his last outing against the Pirates, he dropped his first decision in 12 starts during a stretch in which San Francisco dropped to second in the National League West.

But Sunday afternoon, Vogelsong pitched 7 2/3 innings of four-hit ball, and the Giants hit four home runs, sinking the Marlins, 5-2, in front of 20,020 at Sun Life Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1914, the Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley signed a management contract with "Colonel" Tom Parker.

1959 - Elvis Presley's single "A Big Hunk O' Love" hit #1 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's album "On Stage" hit #2 in the U.K.

1987 - On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.

2003 - On NBC's "Today Show" a segment aired about a special song being planned for inclusion on the "Elvis 2nd To None" CD.

2003 - At Graceland, Ernst Jorgensen and Joe DiMuro from BMG/RCA announced the discovery of a lost Elvis recording, "I'm a Roustabout." The crowd on hand witnessed the premiere of the music video for the new Paul Oakenfold remix of Elvis' 1969 recording of "Rubberneckin'."

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Reports indicate that Disney has called a halt to all production on its upcoming adaptation of Lone Ranger. The film had just barely gotten started, but was further along than some of Disney's other current projects. Director Gore Verbinski had already finalized the shooting script and signed on his lead actors, Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp -- both of which will now have to be paid whether the project goes further or not. (No one will EVER be able to beat the original Lone Ranger radio/tv shows and movies and they shouldn't even try. I mean, Johnny Depp as Tonto? Yeah, right. Let me jump all over that one. NOT!)

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - Pete Best played his last show with the Beatles, at the Carvern Club.

1965 - The Beatles set a record for having the largest single crowd at a concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Attendance was 56,000.

1980 - George Harrison's book "I Me Mine" went on sale.

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in an airplane crash in near Point Barrow, Alaska on this date in 1935.

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Today in Sports History:

1970 - Mrs. Pat Palinkas became the first woman to ‘play’ in a pro football game when she held the ball for the Orlando, FL, Panthers.

1984 - Pete Rose returned to become player and manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He had been away from his hometown for six years. Rose had been in Philadelphia and Montreal.

1990 - Mark McGwire hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to become the first major league player to hit 30 or more homers in his first four seasons. The Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2.

1993 - Nolan Ryan got his 324th and final victory. The Texas Rangers beat the Indians 4-1.

1997 - Dan Wilson hit the 3,000th Seattle Mariners homerun.

1997 - The Los Angeles Dodgers retired Tommy Lasorda's #2.

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National Aviation Week starts today.

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski on the first lap of a green-white-checkered finish at Watkins Glen and won Monday's rain-delayed Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen under caution when a violent multi-car wreck exploded behind him.

Ambrose became the fifth first-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series this year.

Keselowski was second when the yellow flag froze the field. Kyle Busch, who lost the lead on the final restart on Lap 91 of 92, came home third, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano.

Read the rest here.

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Today is National Relaxation Day.

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LOUDON, N.H. -- Maybe Ryan Hunter-Reay was expecting a silver cup or a glass bowl?

During the Victory Lane ceremonies for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 on Aug. 14, New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens presented the race winner with “Loudon” – a giant New England lobster. It required both hands of the surprised Andretti Autosport driver to display the crustacean.

“It caught me off-guard,” said Hunter-Reay, an avid sport fisherman who resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “The thing is looking at me as I’m holding it. He was huge. I didn’t know they got that big. Hopefully, they put it back in the water or something.”

“Loudon” was a bonus; Hunter-Reay received a more traditional trophy for winning the first Indy car race at the mile oval in 13 years. It was his first of the season and first on an oval in the IZOD IndyCar Series, and it mitigates some of the sting from a lost first half of the season in which he posted one top-10 finish in eight races, and being placed on probation by the sanctioning body for avoidable contact at Barber Motorsports Park in April and at Toronto in July.

Read the rest here.

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Best Friends Day is today.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

NFL Preseason Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  8:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villenueve 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  2:05pm EDT

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