Thursday, August 30, 2012

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

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Today is August 30th, the 243rd day of 2012. There are 123 days left in the year.

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Continuity could help Kings defend title.

NHL awaits NHLPA counterproposal.

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

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European leaders outlawed the crossbow on this date in 1146.

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Total Hockey Renews Partnership With USA Hockey Through 2015-16 Season


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Total Hockey has extended its partnership as the exclusive hockey equipment retailer of USA Hockey for four years, taking it through the 2015-2016 season.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Total Hockey,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “They’re committed to helping us grow the game, truly care about the overall well-being of the sport and are wonderful ambassadors of the game.”

As part of the agreement, Total Hockey will continue its sponsorship of USA Hockey’s Youth National Championships and Coaching Education Program in addition to supporting USA Hockey's growth efforts by awarding learn-to-play starter equipment sets to programs using innovative ways to increase the number of players at the 8-and-under age level.

New sponsorship elements for Total Hockey will include ties to Try Hockey for Free days, the Learn To Play program and the American Development Model. Total Hockey will also support The Hockey IntelliGym, USA Hockey’s revolutionary, software-based training tool that helps develop players’ hockey sense.

"Thanks significantly to our work with USA Hockey, Total Hockey saw some of its greatest growth and development during the first four years of this sponsorship relationship that began in 2008," said Michael Benoit, founder, president and CEO of Total Hockey. "As we embark on the first of what we hope will be many renewals of the sponsorship, we have increased enthusiasm about leveraging our equipment and customer service experience to help grow USA Hockey membership. We anticipate supporting USA Hockey on many fronts as we work together to expand the penetration and reach of the game."

Total Hockey's partnership moving forward will also include supporting the USA Hockey Foundation by matching $1 donations made by its customers, a practice that first started in November 2008.

ABOUT USA HOCKEY: USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while fostering a lifelong love of the sport.

ABOUT TOTAL HOCKEY: Total Hockey is a dynamic and leading edge hockey retailer delivering superior customer service in the newest store and ecommerce experience. Its core philosophy is Do The Right Thing. Total Hockey's mission is to provide a better hockey experience while growing the game in partnership and collaboration with key hockey organizations and executing thoughtful methods that serve those who are most worthy and deserving. Total Hockey approaches the industry with a high level of commitment and understanding to best serve the mission to advance the sport of hockey while delivering premier customer service and quality products in a unique environment.

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William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America on this date in 1682.

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CORVALLIS — The continuing inclement weather conditions in Louisana and neighboring states due to Hurricane Isaac has prompted school officials at Oregon State and Nicholls State to postpone Saturday’s season opener in Corvallis, OSU announced Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.

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New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time on this date in 18096.

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Reed states Messam's return possible but not imminent.

Argos attempt to get last game 'out of their system.'

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

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Charles Doolittle Walcott first discovered fossils near Burgess Pass on this date in 1809. He named the site Burgess Shale after nearby Mt. Burgess.

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Riders turn to veterans for help.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on this date in 1956.

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Tampa, FL. -- Both teams rested all their starters, with WR Tiquan Underwood and S Sean Baker standing out among the Bucs’ reserves.

Read the rest here.

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The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation on this date in 1963.

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Jimmy in the car.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to VPK and doing WMEL Stuff. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- Pulling the plug on a starting pitcher who is an out away from qualifying for a win is not an easy thing for a manager to do.

But Joe Maddon knew he had to give Alex Cobb the hook with two outs in the fifth, even though the Rays had a two-run lead.

That decision could not be second-guessed in the aftermath of their 8-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Rangers Ballpark, a win that snapped the Rays' four-game losing streak.

Read the rest here.

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Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice on this date in 1965. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

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Houston, TX.--
The Giants' bullpen-by-committee needed an extra-large boardroom for its Wednesday night meeting against the Houston Astros.

And when San Francisco's 6-4 victory was complete, a new chairman emerged: George Kontos.

Read the rest here.

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The space shuttle Challenger blasted off on this date in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.

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The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time on this date in 1984. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was released.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down".

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On this date in 1993 on CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play.

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title.

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis.

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use.

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game.

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.

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An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed on this date in 1996, when the nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT at Baltimore 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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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