Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's Thursday

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


Today is June 7th, the 159th day of 2012. There are 207 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
Monday, June 4th New Jersey 0 at Los Angeles 4
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey 3 at Los Angeles 1 (Los Angeles leads series 3-1)
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

Devils stay alive by beating Kings 3-1.

Knuble won't return to Caps, wants to keep playing.

Canadiens dismiss Cunneyworth, Ladouceur.

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Tom Jones is 72; Actor Liam Neeson (Batman Begins, Taken) is 60; Musician Prince is 54; Actor Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Superbad) is 24.


U.S. Inline National Team Tops Great Britain, 18-1, in the Fifth-Place Game
of the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship
Travis Noe Scores Five Goals and an Assist
INGOLSTADT, Germany - All 12 Team USA skaters recorded at least one point as the U.S. Inline National Team defeated Great Britain, 18-1, in the fifth-place game of the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship at Saturn Arena. The U.S. finished the tournament in fifth place with a 4-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record.

"It was nice to see the guys come together today in our last game of the tournament," said Joe Cook, head coach of the U.S. Inline National Team. "Our team really showed up and didn't quit."

Team USA jumped out to a fast start, as Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) scored the first of his five goals at 6:28 of the first quarter, converting on the power play for the U.S. Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.) made it a 2-0 game just 13 seconds later and Noe, Greg Thompson (Bayport, N.Y.) and Stephen Campbell (New Port Beach, Calif.) each netted a tally to give the U.S. a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The U.S. then added three more goals from Skyler Hoar (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Nathan Sigmund (San Diego, Calif.), and Pat Lee (Schaumberg, Ill.) before Great Britain scored its first of the game to make the score, 8-1. Campbell answered less than a minute later and Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) made it a 10-1 game before the first half expired.

Thompson opened the scoring in the second half with a shorthanded goal at 2:42 of the third stanza. Cadiz scored his second of the game less than two minutes later and Anthony Miner (Glendora, Calif.) scored back-to-back goals less than a minute apart to give the U.S. a 14-1 lead. Noe then added his fourth of the game just before time expired in the third quarter.

The fourth quarter saw two more goals from Noe, and Campbell notched his third tally in the final period, bringing the final score to 18-1 and securing a fifth-place finish for the U.S.

Goaltender Nicholas Maricic (Alta Loma, Calif.) made 12 saves en route to the win, while Great Britain's tandem of James Tanner and Alexander Birch combined for 15 saves.

NOTES: Nicholas Maricic was named Team USA's Player of the Game and Travis Noe was named Team USA's Player of the Tournament... Click here for a complete roster ... Former U.S. Inline National Team member Joe Cookwas 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, served as an assistant coach. Corey Rastello was the equipment manager for the team and Brian Brewster was the athletic trainer ... Defenseman C.J. Yoder was the captain of Team USA. The alternate captains were 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
USA5 -5-5-3-18
GBR0 -1-0-0-1

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Noe (Yoder, Miner), 6:48, (pp); 2, USA, Gawrys, (Campbell, Arcibal), 7:01; 3, USA, Noe (Yoder, Miner), 10:35 (pp); 4, USA, Thompson (Yoder, Cadiz), 10:55; 5, USA, Campbell (Rodriguez), 11:54. Penalties: GBR, Pearman (cross-checking), 4:08; GBR, Niamatali (tripping), 5:48; GBR, Avery (interference), 10:26.
Second Period – Scoring: 6, USA, Hoar (Cadiz), 4:45; 7, USA, Sigmund, 5:30; 8, USA, Lee (Gawrys), 6:28; 9, GBR, Hamer (Pearman), 7:54; 10, USA, Campbell (Hoar), 8:35; 11, USA, Cadiz (Noe, Thompson), 11:58. Penalties: USA, Sigmund (tripping), 0:48.
Third Period – Scoring: 12, USA, Thompson (Hoar, Rodriguez), 2:42, (sh); 13, USA, Cadiz, 4:23; 14, USA, Miner (Lee), 6:48; 15, USA, Miner (Sigmund, Lee), 7:41; 16, USA, Noe (Cadiz), 8:20. Penalties: USA, Campbell (tripping), 1:13.
Fourth Period – Scoring: 17, USA, Noe (Cadiz), 1:24; 18, USA, Campbell (Gawrys, Hoar), 2:04; 19, USA, Noe (Cadiz, Yoder), 4:07. Penalties: GBR, Avery (holding), 7:10; GBR, Finney (slashing), 10:52.

Shots by Period
Goaltenders (SH/SV)1234Total
USA, Maricic, 48:002/29/81/11/113/12
GBR, Tanner, 24:0010/5----4/114/6
GRB, Birch, 24:00--9/410/5--19/9

Power Play: USA 4-5; GBR 0-2
Penalties: USA 2-3; GBR 5-7.5

Team USA 2012 IIHF Inline World Championship ScheduleIngolstadt, Germany • Saturn Arena
Friday, June 1GermanyW, 5-4
Saturday, June 2SloveniaW, 5-4
Sunday, June 3CanadaW, 4-2
Tuesday, June 5Finland (Quarterfinals)L, 4-5
Wednesday, June 6Great Britain (Fifth-Place Game)W, 18-1


Rio de Janeiro has closed Gramacho Gardens. What's that, you say? It's the city's pile of trash that stretches 14 million square feet across and 300 feet high. Now city officials hope sludge treatment of the landfill over the next 15 years will allow them to eventually turn the area -- the equivalent of 244 American football fields -- into a park.


Tearrius George ready to flip switch with Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Creehan believes pieces of secondary puzzle there, they just need to be put together.

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Donald Trump is planning revenge against a Miss USA contestant who says the pageant is rigged. [He's demanding to see her birth certificate.]


Happy Birthday Little Guy!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....hanging out with my family, my radio stuff and the Johnny Blog. How 'bout you?


New York, NY. -- Silent bats continued to haunt the Rays in a 4-1 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

The defeat dropped the Rays out of first place, as they fell to 31-25 on the season. Tampa Bay had been in first place -- alone or tied -- since May 27 and had remained there despite losing five of seven prior to Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.


Two out of three men are stressed, and it's mostly about money. A survey from the Mayo Clinic found a man's financial situation was the biggest source of stress in their lives followed by family, job stability, the fast pace of life, and health issues. Only three in 10 men are comfortable with their financial situation, and only one in 15 are very comfortable.


San Diego, CA.--
Gregor Blanco rapped two hits, including a home run, to pace a 10-hit afternoon Wednesday that helped the Giants outlast the San Diego Padres, 6-5.

The Giants jumped ahead with three first-inning runs. San Diego starter Clayton Richard threw only seven pitches by the time Blanco and Ryan Theriot singled and Melky Cabrera hit a ground-rule double. A passed ball and Buster Posey's sacrifice fly completed the scoring.

Read the rest here.


At around 5:40 on Tuesday evening in Pompano Beach, Florida, 35-year-old Tracy Mabb stood on a highway intersection and completely exposed her body to passing drivers. She was wearing a long shirt, which she lifted up to expose her breasts, butt and other areas.


Today in Elvis History

1982 - Graceland opened for tours.

1997 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Always On My Mind - Ultimate Love Songs" hit #5 in the U.K.


The latest addition to the cast of the remake of RoboCop is Samuel L. Jackson, who will play a character named Pat Novak. The description makes him sound like an updated version of Bixby Snyder, the Benny Hill-inspired "I'd buy that for a dollar!" TV personality from the original film. Jackson's character is described as "a charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world."


Today in Beatles History:

1976 - Capitol Records released the Beatles package "Rock 'N' Roll Music."

1982 - Paul McCartney's single "Ebony and Ivory" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1988 - George Harrison made an after-dinner speech at Eric Clapton's 25th anniversary dinner.

2005 - Ringo Starr released the album "Choose Love."


The United Colonies changed their name to the United States on this date in 1775.


Today in Sports History:

1892 - John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball when he was used in a game.

1980 - Jeff Norman set a world record when he ran the 50k in 2.28.06.

1982 - Steve Garvey became the fifth player in major league baseball history to play in 1,000 consecutive games.

1983 - Steve Carlton temporarily passed Nolan Ryan in career strikeouts when he registered his 3,522nd.

1989 - The Toronto Skydome hosted the first game to be played indoors and outdoors in the same day. The roof was closed when the weather became threatening.

1997 - The Detroit Red Wings won their first NHL championship in 42 years. They swept the series with the Philadelphia Flyers.

1998 - The Baltimore Orioles retired Eddie Murray's #33.


Sony Corporation unveiled its brand new consumer home videotape recorder on this date in 1966. The black and white only unit sold for $995.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee IndyFest at West Allis, WI. 1:00pm EDT

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

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 12:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm 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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