Saturday, July 28, 2012

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is July 28th, the 210th day of 2012. There are 156 days left in the year.


Four summer questions still to be answered.

NHL, NHLPA discuss player benefits in latest session.

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The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics on this date in 1865.


FASTHockey To Stream Games Live From U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp

Nine Contests to be Available for Live and On-Demand Viewing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – will provide live streaming coverage of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, which will feature nine games among the United States, Finland and Sweden, from Aug. 4-11 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The 45 American players participating in the camp will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.

The U.S. roster will be split into Team Blue and Team White for intrasquad games on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. Monday, Aug. 6, will be the first day of international play, when USA Blue faces Finland and USA White takes on Sweden.

Those interested in watching the coverage from the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp should sign up for a free account at in advance. FASTHockey uses a unique game-credit system for viewing games, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users can buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits can be used to watch live games or archives on-demand and never expire.

NOTES: Brandon Camper will call the play-by-play, while Josh Compau will provide analysis for all broadcasts at the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ... The online home for the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, including the Team USA roster and online bios, can be founding by clicking here ... The 2013 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp from Dec. 19-23 to be held in Helsinki, Finland ... Phil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), head boy's ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) High School, is the head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Mark Osiecki (Columbus, Ohio), head men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University and Grant Potulny (Minneapolis, Minn.), assistant men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota ... Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), assistant men's ice hockey coach coach at Boston College, Joe Exter (Columbus, Ohio), assistant men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University, Tony Granato (South Hills, Pa.), assistant coach for the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins and Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota will also participate in Lake Placid as camp coaches ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fourth consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.) will be the director of player personnel.

2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug. 4-11 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • Herb Brooks Arena

Date Match-up Time (EDT)
Sat., Aug. 4 USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 5 USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 6 USA Blue vs. Finland 1:00 p.m.
USA White vs. Sweden 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 7 Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 8 USA vs. Finland 4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 9 USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 10 Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11 USA vs. Finland 1:00 p.m.
*all times subject to change


The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1866 for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.


Flyin' High: Owens' big night leads Argos over Als.

Stephen: Stamps enjoying home cooking.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Step Up Revolution (PG-13) and The Watch (R).


The Saskatchewan Roughriders are back in action tonight, when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a team they beat 43-16 in week one. Catch the game starting at 6:00pm EDT with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Watch the game on TSN in Canada and in the U.S.

The view from Regina: Nye: One quarter does not make a season.

The view from Hamilton: Tiger-Cats, 'Riders take stock tonight.

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The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect on this date in 1868. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.


Jimmy and his best friend, Number One Flipper.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....watching Cars with Jimmy, then Rider football. How 'bout you?


Baltimore, MD. -- Alex Cobb had a quality start, Rays hitters went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position -- leaving six runners on base -- and the Rays lost 3-1 to the Angels.

Sound familiar?

Read the rest here.


The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated on this date in 1896.


San Francisco, CA.--
For the Giants, Friday night's crucial pitch wasn't necessarily the one that Hanley Ramirez belted for a two-run homer that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3, 10-inning victory.

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L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox on this date in 1942. The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "I Want You, I Need You" hit #3 in the U.S.


The Walt Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" was released on this date in 1951.


Today in Beatles History:

1974 - The Strawberry Fields Forever Fan Club ended its first Beatle Convention in Boston, MA.

1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.


Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married on this date in 1973.


Today in Sports History:

1991 - Dennis Martinez, of the Montreal Expos, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1994 - Kenny Rogers, of the Texas Rangers, pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

2002 - Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France.


Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found off Australia on this date in 2006. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Indy 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 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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