Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 13th, the 226th day of 2012. There are 140 days left in the year.

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Flyers regroup after offseason plans fall through.

Bettman: Players locked out if there's no deal by September 15th.

Site application for Markham Arena submitted.

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

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Today's birthdays: Cuban leader Fidel Castro is 86; actor Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) is 53; actor John Slattery (Roger Sterling on Mad Men, Iron Man 2 as Tony Stark's father) is 50; Olympic gold medal speed skater Shani Davis is 30.

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U.S. Names National Women's U18 Roster That Will Face Canada in Three-Game Series

FASTHockey will carry all three games

BLAINE, Minn. - USA Hockey today announced the 22 players that will comprise the U.S. National Women's Under-18 Team that will play a three-game series against Canada, August 16-19 at the National Sports Center's Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn.

Four players from the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team that captured the silver medal at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women's World Championship were selected for the upcoming three-game series, including goaltender Sidney Peters (Geneva, Ill.) and forwards Kate Schipper (Brooklyn Park, Minnesota), Sydney Daniels (Southwick, Mass.), and Danielle Cameranesi Plymouth, Minn.). All four players also played in the 2011 U18 series vs. Canada.

The 2012 series, which will be carried live on FASTHockey.com, will begin on Thursday (Aug. 16) at 7 p.m. (CDT). Game two is slated for Friday (Aug. 17) at 7 p.m. and the final contest will be played at 10 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 19). All games are open to the public with free admission and will be on Rink 5 at the Schwan Super Rink.

For the complete USA roster, click here; for Canada's roster, click here. To watch the games on FastHockey.com, click here.

NOTES: The U18 series vs. Canada is in its sixth year of existence … The U.S. is 7-6-2 all-time against the Canadians in the event, which was first played in 2007. Each team has swept the other once, with the Americans winning all three games in 2010 and Canada taking the 2007 series. Past results can be viewed here … Defenseman Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Ill.) is the youngest player on the roster at 15 years and 3 months … Forward Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) is the daughter of Tom Anastos, current head men's ice hockey coach at Michigan State University and the former commissioner of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association … Jeff Kampersal (Beverley, Mass.), head women's ice hockey coach of Princeton University, will serve as the head coach … Courtney Kennedy (Woburn, Mass.), assistant women's ice hockey coach at Boston College, and Steve Guider (Blaine, Minn.), head girl's ice hockey coach at Blaine (Minn.) High School, will serve as assistant coaches … States represented on the roster include Minnesota (eight), Illinois (five), Michigan, Massachusetts, and New York (two), and one player each from Indiana, Iowa, and Connecticut … The roster was selected during the USA Hockey Women's National Festival in Blaine, Minn., which began on Aug. 6.

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Today is International Left-Handers Day.

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Milanovich looking beyond the numbers at tailback.

2012 CFL Replay: A look back on Week 7.

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

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Instagram in real time.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders, now 3-3 and tied for third in the CFL West, are on the road this coming Sunday, August 19th, to meet the division leading/defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions, a team they beat 23-20 in week 3. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT, on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The action 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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Paul Ryan got the republican VP job. [That explains why Sarah Palin just canceled her subscription to National Geographic.]

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Tampa, FL. -- Fourth-year tackle Demar Dotson has already made a successful transition from college basketball to professional football, but his NFL career is still developing, and Friday’s preseason opener in Miami was encouraging.

Read the rest here.

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The Powerball jackpot has grown to $305 million for Wednesday's drawing. The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night.

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Those baseball guys look really little from way up here.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....washing dishes, having fun with Jimmy and just about anything else I can think of. How 'bout you?

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Minneapolis, MN. -- The beginning to the Twins and Rays finale on Sunday had to seem like a bad movie being played over and over for the Twins, as they fell behind early again. But in a plot twist, the Rays actually found themselves coming from behind to beat the Twins, 7-3, in 10 innings to win their sixth consecutive game and earn a second straight series sweep.

Read the rest here.

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A Florida (Englewood) man was arrested for littering after allegedly dumping a load of trash in a vacant lot. He was busted because in the trash was a receipt with his name on it.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Hunter Pence's three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth capped off a five-run inning that propelled the Giants to a 9-6 comeback win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less.

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Today in Elvis History

1952 - The original version of "Hound Dog" was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton.

1963 - The Elvis Presley album "Girls! Girls! Girls!" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1966 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley's movie "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" hit #7 in the U.K.

2002 - The Elvis Presley movies "Love Me Tender", "Flaming Star" and "Wild in the Country" were released on DVD.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

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Mitt Romney's pick for VP is Wisconsinite Paul Ryan, who once drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles album "Help!" was released in the United States.

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The Bourne Legacy won the weekend box office, opening at No. 1 with $40.3 million in North American ticket sales. The comedy The Campaign came in second, followed by The Dark Knight Rises, which finally fell from the top spot after three weeks.

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Today in Sports History:

1986 - United States Football League standout Herschel Walker signed to play with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

1990 - Magic Johnson announced the indefinite postponement of his wedding to fiancé Earletha Kelly.

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The first experimental radio license was issued to St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia, PA on this date in 1912.

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marcos Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski.

Read the rest here.

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"Echo I," a balloon satellite, allowed the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite to take place on this date in 1960.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 3:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

NFL Pre-season football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Tennessee Titans 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels 10:05pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Montreal 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT

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

Sunday --

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

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 7:00pm 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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