Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Thursday












It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 26th, the 117th day of 2012. There are 249 days left in the year.

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Wednesday's Scores:

West --

No games.

East --

Washington 2, Boston 1 OT (Washington wins series 4-3)

Thursday's games:

East --

Ottawa at New York Rangers (Series tied 3-3) 7:00pm EDT NBCSN

New Jersey at Florida (Series tied 3-3) 8:30pm EDT NHLN, NBCSN

West --

No games

Lundqvist, Rinne, Quick tabbed Vezina finalists.

New blood advancing in the Western Conference.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today is: Hug An Australian Day, Audubon Day, National Kids and Pets Day, Poem In Your Pocket Day, Richter Scale Day, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and Bob Wills Day (which actually runs three days).

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2012-13 Brendan Burke Internship


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Applications for USA Hockey's 2012-13 Brendan Burke Internship are now being accepted. The 10-month internship, to run Aug. 1, 2012 - June 1, 2013, is designed for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing hockey operations as a career.

The Brendan Burke Internship was established in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2010, at age 21. Brendan, the son of Brian Burke, general manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs, was a student at Miami University and served as a hockey operations assistant with Miami's men's ice hockey team.

The 2011-12 Brendan Burke Intern will be located in Ann Arbor, Mich., home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. The deadline for application submissions is May 25, 2012. Full details on the internship, including the application form, is available at BrendanBurkeInternship.com.

NOTES: Stephen Greenberg (West Tisbury, Mass./Boston College) is the current and second Brendan Burke Intern, while Cole Burkhalter (Knoxville, Tenn./Canisius College) was the first Brendan Burke Intern ... Those interested in contributing to the endowment to support the Brendan Burke Internship may do so by contacting the USA Hockey Foundation at 719-538-1162 or by clicking here.

U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team Posts 3-0-0-0 Record
in Exhibition Series Against Canada

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team completed a three-game exhibition series against Canada this past weekend at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, N.C., and posted a 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record.

"Our team came together and played tough in three very close games," said Mike MacMillan, head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team. "We really played like a team during this series."

The U.S. won its first game against Canada, 2-1, on Thursday (April 19) with goals from Jeremy Lyon (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Ahmad Karimzada (Las Vegas, Nev.). Denny McDevitt (Abington, Pa.), Tim Shoemaker (Lawtons, N.Y.), and Josh Wirt (Saltsburg, Pa.) each tallied two goals to help the U.S. to a 6-3 victory on Friday (April 20). In the final game of the series on Saturday (April 21) afternoon, Wirt and Billy Hanning (Festus, Mo.) recorded goals and Justin Kreger (Waterford, Wis.) made 14 saves to earn the shutout in a 2-0 win over Canada.

NOTES: The U.S. posted a 1-0-0-2 record in a three-game exhibition series against Canada in February ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Alexi Salamone, a current member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, and former U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member, Kip St. Germaine, served as assistant coaches.

Team USA 2012 National Development Sled Hockey Team Exhibition Schedule
Extreme Ice Center | Indian Trail, N.C.

Date Opponent Results
Thur., April 19 Canada W, 2-1
Fri., April 20 Canada W, 6-3
Sat., April 21 Canada W, 2-0

NBC Sports Network to Televise All U.S. Games
in Upcoming IIHF Men's World Championship

Team USA Opens Play May 4 Against France

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The NBC Sports Network will televise at least 13 games of the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, May 4-20, in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden, including all Team USA games, all four quarterfinal games, a semifinal matchup and the gold-medal game. Team USA opens play on Friday, May 4, with a preliminary-round game against France.

All Team USA games will air live on NBC Sports Network, with the exception of its preliminary-round game on May 5, which will be aired later that night on delay, and a potential appearance in the gold-medal game (same-day delay).

NBC Sports Network will televise at least one semifinal game and the gold-medal game (same-day delay), regardless of whether or not Team USA is playing in the contest.

"It's terrific to have the visibility for the Men's World Championship in the United States that comes with the games being televised on NBC Sports Network," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "Their coverage last year was outstanding and we look forward to that continuing this year with expanded coverage."

Last year, NBC Sports Network (formerly VERSUS) televised the IIHF Men's World Championship for the first time, and this year will air additional coverage, including all seven USA preliminary-round games and all four quarterfinal games live.

NBC Sports Network will also produce pre-game, intermission and post-game updates from the network's NHL studios in Stamford, Conn., providing viewers with expert analysis of the games before, during and after the action.

Team USA 2012 IIHF World Men's Championship Schedule
May 4 - 20 • Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden

Date Opponent Location Time (Local/EDT) Television

Fri., May 4 France Helsinki 12:15 p.m./5:15 a.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Sat., May 5 Canada Helsinki 7:00 p.m./12:00 p.m. NBC Sports Network
(Delay/10:30 p.m. ET)
Mon., May 7 Slovakia Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Thurs., May 10 Belarus Helsinki 4:15 p.m./9:15 a.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Fri., May 11 Kazakhstan Helsinki 4:15 p.m./9:15 a.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Sun., May 13 Finland Helsinki 4:15 p.m./9:15 a.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Tues., May 15 Switzerland Helsinki 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Thurs., May 17 Quarterfinals Helsinki TBD NBC Sports Network (Live)
Sat., May 19 Semifinals Helsinki TBD NBC Sports Network (TBD)
Sun., May 20 Bronze-Medal Game Helsinki 4:00 p.m./9:00 a.m. NBC Sports Network (Live)
Gold-Medal Game Helsinki 8:30 p.m./1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network (Delay/9 p.m. ET)

Arenas: Hartwall Arena (Helsinki); Ericsson Globe (Stockholm)
Note: Broadcast schedule subject to change

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In Hawaii, motion pictures were shown for the first time on this date in 1906.

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Regina Native Clermont Retires A Rider.

Riders Acquire Xavier Fulton From Eskimos.

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

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Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio in St. Louis, MO on this date in 1921.

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Howdy doo from me to you.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Same thing as yesterday....wash dishes, take Jimmy outside to play, watch Rays baseball, make dinner, watch hockey and be thankful for having such a wonderful family. (I'm not too hum drum am I?) How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays ran their winning streak to four Wednesday night with a 3-2 win over the Angels at Tropicana Field with 14,638 watching.

By winning, the Rays moved to 11-7 on the season while winning for the sixth time in their last seven games, clinching their third consecutive series in the process.

Tropicana Field continued to be a welcome port for the Rays, who now sport a 7-1 mark at home.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1931, NBC premiered "Lum and Abner." It was on the air for 24 years.

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Cincinnati, OH.--
The resurgence of Barry Zito continued Wednesday night but Cincinnati rallied with four runs in the seventh inning to wipe out a two-run deficit and beat San Francisco for the second straight game, 4-2, at soggy Great American Ball Park.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1937, "LIFE" magazine was printed without the word "LIFE" on the cover.

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - The filming of "G.I. Blues," with Elvis Presley, began.

1962 - On location shooting for the Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" finished.

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"Lorenzo Jones" premiered on NBC radio on this date in 1937.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles attended the 28th birthday party for Roy Orbison.

1966 - The Beatles recorded 32 takes of "Octopus's Garden" at Abbey Road.

1978 - "Ringo" aired on American television. It was the musical version of "The Prince and the Pauper." The show was narrated by George Harrison.

1982 - Paul McCartney released the album "Tug of War."

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Grace Kelly was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine on this date in 1954.

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Today in Sports History:

1912 - Hugh Bradley (Boston Red Sox) hit the first home run in Fenway Park.

1941 - An organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time in Chicago, IL.

1952 - Patty Berg set a new record for major women’s golf competition when she shot a 64 over 18 holes in a tournament in Richmond, CA.

1964 - The Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before the streak came to an end.

1966 - Red Auerbach retired as head coach of the Boston Celtics.

1988 - The NBA approved the addition of a third referee for the 1988-89 season.

1995 - In Denver, CO, Coors Field officially opened. The Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-9 in 14 innings.

1997 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) played what was billed as his last NHL game. He later came out of retirement to play for the Penguins as an owner/player.

2000 - Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar purchased the NHL's New York Islanders.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 1,200 for first time on this date in 1983.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1:10pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Nascar Sprint Cup Series 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 at Sao Paulo, Brazil 12:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway 3:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:40pm EDT

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

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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