Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's Thursday

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


Today is July 19th, the 201st day of 2012. There are 165 days left in the year.


NHL, players resume cordial talks in New York.

Flyers sign Weber.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt on this date in 1799.


Brown and Palm Named Intern Coaches at USA Hockey's
National Team Development Program; Breen Named Brendan Burke Recipient for 2012-13

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Josh Brown (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Trent Palm (Edina, Minn.) have been named intern coaches for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ryan Breen (North Falmouth, Mass.) has been tabbed as the third recipient of the prestigious Brendan Burke Internship it was announced today by USA Hockey.


Brown, who will serve as an intern coach with the NTDP's U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2012-13, was most recently at Robert Morris University, where he served as volunteer assistant coach and hockey operations coordinator for the men's NCAA Division I ice hockey program. Prior to his time with the Colonials, Brown spent four years (2007-11) as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University, while also serving as head of recruiting for the Ice Jacks.

Also a former player at Northern Arizona, Brown helped the program to three American Collegiate Hockey Association national tournament appearances (2006-09). He was a two-year captain for NAU (2005-07) and earned ACHA Division III First Team All-West accolades in 2006-07.

Prior to attending NAU, Brown helped the Detroit Lightning win the Continental Elite Hockey League championship in 2002-03 was named a CEHL All-Star while skating for the Traverse City Enforcers during the 2003-04 season. Brown also spent time with the Springfield Jr. Blues and the Soo Indians of the North American Hockey League.

A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Brown graduated from Northern Arizona in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.


Palm, who will serve as an intern coach with the NTDP's U.S. National Under-17 Team in 2012-13, brings experience in scouting, strength and conditioning, on-ice instruction and coaching. He most recently served as the head Minnesota scout for the United States Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers and also spent time with the Northern Edge/Educate Hockey and Roebucks Nationals AAA programs. Additionally, Palm was the strength and conditioning coach for Benilde St. Margaret's (Mich.) High School summer training program from 2005-11.

Palm played with the NTDP from 2004-06 as a defenseman and recorded 13 goals and 20 assists in 122 games. He helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Under-18 Championship in Angelholm and Halmstad, Sweden.

Palm played college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth from 2006-11 and helped the Bulldogs to the 2011 NCAA national title in his final campaign.

Palm went on to have a brief stint with the East Coast Hockey League's Chicago Express in the 2011-12 season.

A native of Edina, Minn., Palm earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Minnesota Duluth in 2010 and went on to gain a master of education degree from UMD in 2012.


Breen has spent the past season as the director of hockey operations for the Providence College men's ice hockey team. He will begin his duties in September and be based at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Established in April 2010, the Brendan Burke Internship is awarded annually to a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in hockey operations. The internship was founded in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who served as a student assistant for the Miami University men's ice hockey team and was 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. Brendan Burke passed away in an automobile accident on Feb. 5, 2010.

Breen's responsibilities will include interface with the NTDP, national teams, international events and player development camps and also include exposure to USA Hockey's acclaimed American Development Model and Coaching Education Program.

Breen, who graduated from Providence in 2012 with a master's degree in business administration, created the full-time, unpaid position of director of hockey operations at Providence in 2011. He was responsible for in-game and post-game analysis and coordinating team logistics and streamlining communications while working alongside the coaching staff.

He has also spent time working with the National Hockey League, the Boston Bruins and the Providence Bruins, coordinating hockey operations and promoting the game at a grassroots level.

NOTES: Previous Brendan Burke Interns include Stephen Greenberg (West Tisbury, Mass./Boston College) and Cole Burkhalter (Knoxville, Tenn./Canisius College) ... Donations to the Brendan Burke Internship can be made by clicking here ... The intern coach positions at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program are each two-year appointments.


The Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY on this date in 1848. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.


Ray rallies Argonauts past injury-plagued Blue Bombers.

Cooking up a storm in Week 3 CFL Social.

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Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures on this date in 1939.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders put their unbeaten record on the line tonight when they travel to Calgary to meet the 1-2 Stampeders. Kickoff is set for 9:00pm EDT. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online on

The view from Regina: Riders look to increase West-Division streak in Calgary.

The view from Calgary: Glenn leads Stamps against unbeaten Riders.

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Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test on this date in 1946.


Jimmy wears a tootsie roll moustache.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and Rider football. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- A five-spot will leave a mark.

Wednesday night, the five-spot the Indians posted in the seventh left a mark on the Rays as pronounced as the one left on your car's rear bumper the time you backed into a shopping cart. While the mark is bad, the frustration of having backed into a shopping cart is worse.

Yes, as the 15,143 watching at Tropicana Field could attest, the Rays' 10-6 loss to the Indians was just that frustrating. They have now won just seven of their last 20 games while falling to 47-45 on the season.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.


Atlanta, GA.--
Brandon Crawford wasn't exactly the last man standing for the Giants. But they desperately needed him to remain on two feet Wednesday night.

One pitch after fouling a ball off his right knee, Crawford yanked a three-run homer that broke an 11th-inning tie and propelled the Giants to their fifth consecutive victory, a 9-4 decision over the Atlanta Braves.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1975, the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated after being linked in orbit for two days.


Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley's first single was released. The songs were "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #13 in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "Flaming Star" hit #2 in the U.K.

1995 - Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.


On this date in 1982, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles single "Help!"/"I'm Down" was released in the United States.


On this date in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.


Today in Sports History:

1909 - The first unassisted triple play in major league baseball was made by Cleveland Indians shortstop Neal Ball in a game against Boston.

1909 - Cy Young earned his 500th career victory.

1960 - Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants became the first pitcher to get a one-hitter in his major league debut.

1966 - At the Astrodome, the first major league game to be played totally on artficial turf took place. Prior to this game, the outfield had consisted of painted dirt and the infield was covered with artificial turf.


On this date in 1985, George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest with a shoe size of 28-1/2. Bell, at age 26, stood 7 feet 10 inches tall.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 12:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

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

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

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

Sunday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 12:35pm EDT

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Edmonton Indy at Edmonton 2:45pm 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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