Sunday, June 3, 2012

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It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 3rd, the 155th day of 2012. There are 211 days left in the year.


Stanley Cup Finals (New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings:

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT (Los Angeles leads series 2-0)
Monday, June 4th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Monday, June 11th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Wednesday, June 13th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC

* -- If necessary

Game story goes here....

Top prospect Tarasenko agrees to join the Blues.

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On this date in 1539, Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain.


U.S. Inline National Team Beats Slovenia, 5-4,
at 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship
Nielsson Arcibal Scores Twice, Including Game Winner with Five Seconds Remaining
INGOLSTADT, Germany -- Defenseman Nielsson Arcibal (Carlsbad, Calif.) scored the decisive goal with five seconds left in regulation to lead the U.S. Inline National Team to a 5-4 victory over Slovenia in its second game of the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship at Saturn Arena.

“We came out strong and got out to a 3-0 lead,” said Joe Cook, head coach of the U.S. Inline National Team. “Then the tempo changed. We are a team with speed and we need to use it. At the end of the day good teams find a way to win games. I believe in our guys heavily. Our character was very strong at the end to pull this one out.”

Team USA opened the scoring with goals at 11:18 and 11:43 of the first quarter. Arcibal tallied from the right circle following a rink-wide feed from Pat Lee (Schaumberg, Ill.). Then Rafael Rodriguez (Oceanside, Calif.) scored from a nearly identical spot in the right circle to make it 2-0.

Five minutes into the second quarter C.J. Yoder (Colorado Springs, Colo.) posted a power-play goal off an assist from Lee to make it 3-0.

Slovenia got on the scoreboard at 8:14 and the U.S. led at the half by a 3-1 count.

Team USA’s lead was trimmed to 3-2 when the Slovenians scored in the waning seconds of the third quarter.

Twenty-six seconds into the fourth quarter, a turnover by the US. resulted in a Slovenia goal to even the game at three. Ales Remar gave Slovenia its first lead of the game at 4:37 of the final frame, but his holding penalty four minutes later opened the door for Team USA.

At 8:39, Anthony Miner (Glendora, Calif.) dropped the puck back to Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), who scored from the lower left slot on the power play to even the score at 4-4.

With 15 seconds to play in the game a U.S. defenseman was tripped up by an errant stick, leading to a clean breakaway for Rok Ticar. U.S. netminder Jerry Kuhn (Southgate, Mich.) made his finest save of the day, however, and with the clock winding down in regulation, Arcibal streaked down the left wing, held off a defender and snuck a backhand shot inside the short-side post to win the game.

The U.S. Inline National Team will face off against Canada tomorrow (June 3) at 12 p.m. ET in its third and final preliminary round game. All games will be streamed live and for free on A full schedule is below. Use the hashtag #InlineWC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding the tournament.

NOTES: Click here for a complete roster ... Former U.S. Inline National Team member Joe Cook is the head coach for the 2012 U.S. Inline National Team for the third time (1999-2000), while Jami Yoder, who is also a former member of the U.S. Inline National Team, is serving as an assistant coach. Corey Rastello is the equipment manager for the team and Brian Brewster will be the team doctor... Defenseman C.J. Yoder is the captain of Team USA. The alternate captains are Rafael Rodriguez and Greg Thompson ... In the 15-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, 2009 and 2011; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.

Scoring By Period
USA2 -1-0-2-5
SLO0 -1-1 -2-4

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Arcibal (Lee, Miner), 11:18; 2, USA, Rodriguez (Sigmund, Hoar), 11:43. Penalties: USA, Miner (hooking), 4:22.
Second Period – Scoring: 3, USA, Yoder (Lee), 5:19 (pp); 4, SLO, Ticar (Vedlin, Erman), 8:14. Penalties: SLO, Sabolic (slashing), 5:02; USA, Sigmund (interference), 6:43.
Third Period – Scoring: 5, SLO, Vedlin (Sabolic, Ticar), 11:57. Penalties: USA, Hoar (interference), 3:06; SLO, Erman (slashing), 8:36.
Fourth Period – Scoring: 6, SLO, Kralj (unassisted), 0:26; 7, SLO, Remar (Kralj, Loboda), 4:37; 8, USA, Noe (Miner), 8:39 (pp); 9, USA, Arcibal (Sigmund), 11:55. Penalties: SLOB, Sabolic (elbowing), 0:46; SLO, Remar (holding), 8:00.

Shots by Period
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Kuhn, 48:007/74/310/95/326/22
SLO, Kroselj, 48:0010/810/99/910/839/34

Power Play: USA 2-4; SLO 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-4.5; SLO 4-6

Team USA 2012 IIHF Inline World Championship ScheduleIngolstadt, Germany • Saturn Arena
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)/ResultLive Streaming
Friday, June 1GermanyW,
Saturday, June 2SloveniaW,
Sunday, June 3Canada6 p.m./12
Tuesday, June 5Quarterfinal
Wednesday, June 6Semifinal
Thursday, June 7Medal


On this date in 1784, the U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army..


Pedersen: Re-tooled Riders enter camp with plenty of competition.

Champs receive their 2011 Grey Cup rings.

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John Adams moved to Washington, DC on this date in 1800. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.


Here's Jimmy on his 4th birthday with his #1 Flipper.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....going to the hospital to see my wife. Doctors have ruled out one thing, so it's on to the next Your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated.


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The six-game losing streak for Baltimore is over.

The Orioles were able to edge out the Rays, 2-1, on Saturday at Tropicana Field, tying up the weekend series between the clubs. The win also forced a tie at the top of the AL East standings between the two teams.

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A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tripoli was completed in the captain's cabin on board the USS Constitution on this date in 1805.


San Francisco, CA.--
Retro 1912 uniforms donned by both teams and the video-less black-and-white scoreboard Saturday brought AT&T Park back to the early 20th century, and Matt Cain led the Giants past the Cubs in an equally old-school pitching showdown in the 2-1 win.

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On this date in 1856, Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine.


Today in Elvis History

1949 - Elvis Presley received a school report card on which he was given an "A" in English and a "C" in Music.

1959 - Elvis Presley developed an abscessed tonsil. He spent a week in Frankfurt Military Hospital.

1961 - Elvis Presley's single "Surrender" hit #1 in the U.K.

1961 - The Elvis Presley album "His Hand in Mine" hit #3 in the U.K.

1972 - The reissue of the album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #48 in the U.K.

1982 - Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.


The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO on this date in 1959.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Ringo Starr collapsed from exhaustion and a bad case of tonsillitis. His temporary replacement was Jimmy Nicol.


On this date in 1965, Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.


Today in Sports History:

1851 - The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. They wore straw hats, white shirts and blue trousers.

1932 - Lou Gehrig became the first American League player to hit four home runs in one game.

1980 - ESPN began televising college world series games.

1987 - The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros combined for three grand slams in one game.

1989 - The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4. The game lasted 22 innings and took over seven hours to play.

2003 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The bat he was using was a corked bat.


On this date in 1985 after five years, the characters of Nancy and Chris Hughes returned to CBS-TV's "As the World Turns."


DOVER, Del. -- Joey Logano smashed the glass slipper Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

Charging forward from the seventh position after a restart on Lap 158 of 200, Logano overtook pole-sitter Ryan Truex for the lead on Lap 195 to win the 5-Hour Energy 200, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing.

In winning his fourth Nationwide race in 10 starts this season and the 13th of his career, Logano finished 1.526 seconds ahead of Truex, who was 11 days removed from an emergency appendectomy.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 2003, Toys "R" Us, Inc. announced that it had signed a multi-year agreement with Albertson to become the exclusive toy provider for all of all of Albertson's food and drug stores.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- FedEx 400 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway 12:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix at Detroit 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:15pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 4:05pm EDT


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

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