Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Thursday

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


Today is September 13th, the 257th day of 2012. There are 109 days left in the year.


NHL makes new proposal in CBA negotiations.

Luongo ready to return if Canucks can't trade him.

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Today's Birthdays: Judith Martin, aka Miss Manners, is 74; poker player Annie Duke is 47; fashion designer/celebrity daughter Stella McCartney is 41; actor Ben Savage (Boy Meets World) is 32.


Teams Determined for CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

Game Set for September 29 in Buffalo, N.Y.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – While the players for the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were selected on Aug. 1, USA Hockey today revealed the division of players that will comprise Team Housley and Team McClanahan. Former Buffalo Sabres Phil Housley and Rob McClanahan will each coach a team in the event, which includes 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be staged Sept. 29 at the First Niagara Center, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.

Currently, seven players competing in the game are on NHL Central Scouting's 'A List' for next summer's draft, meaning they are deemed worthy of first-round consideration. The group includes defensemen Mike Downing(Canton, Mich.), Seth Jones (Plano, Texas) and Ian McCoshen (Hudson, Wis.), in addition to forwards J.T. Compher (Northbrook, Ill.), Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.), Luke Johnson (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Ross Olsson(North Billerica, Mass.).

The game will feature four players from New York state, including three from the Buffalo/Rochester region: Justin Bailey (Williamsville, N.Y.), Matt Lane (Rochester, N.Y.) and Sean Malone (West Seneca, N.Y.).

For complete Team Housley and Team McClanahan rosters, click here.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit
Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG.
Notes: Team Housley will wear blue uniforms and Team McClanahan will wear white uniforms. Both sets of uniforms for the event were designed by Nike and can be viewed here ... Nick Fohr, assistant coach for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 Team will serve as an assistant to Housley, while Don Granato, head coach for USA Hockey's NTDP Under-18 Team, will serve at McClanahan's assistant coach ... Additional staff for the event include General Manager Jim Johannson, Director of Player Personnel Tim Taylor, Athletic Trainer Jason Hodges, Equipment Manager Jake Visser and Director of Hockey Operations Ryan Breen ... Players selected to compete in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... Players selected to partcipate represent 13 different states. Minnesota leads the way with seven and Illinois and Michigan bring six apiece. Other states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin ... Four players from the USHL's Waterloo Blackhawks are among the players selected, including two goaltenders ... Of the 40 players, 31 played their most recent season in the USHL, five come from U.S. high schools, two are from the Ontario Hockey League and one comes from the Western Hockey League.


McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries. The world's biggest hamburger chain will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday.


Moffat: Alouettes want no part of a second flag-fest.

Milanovich, Argos remaining humble despite success.

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Southern California's Slater's 50/50 has just release its Sunny Side Donut Burger. The burger includes their traditional half beef, half bacon patty, American Cheese, a sunny-side-up-egg sandwiched between two giant glazed donuts for $9.95. The burger will be served during the breakfast hours of 9 AM and 12 PM on football weekends.


Pedersen: From agony to elation in 28 quick seconds.

5-5 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm EDT at 6-4 Montreal. 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

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When a man's iPad was stolen from his home in Australia, he put his technology to work for him. He used the "Find My iPad" app to identify its exact location. But when police didn't act, he went to the home of the thief and used the same app to activate the iPad's alarm, which he heard inside the garage. That was enough for the police to get a search warrant.


Tampa, FL. -- Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount did not practice Wednesday as the team sought to determine the exact nature and extent of an injury he suffered on Sunday against Carolina.

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... Can't wait for the new iPhone 5. I've had this mint condition, perfectly good, antique iPhone 4 for over a year now. Embarrassing.

... That iPhone 5 needs to eat a sandwich.

... Unless the iPhone 5 can also serve as a cushion and/or is made of never-ending dark chocolate, I'm not interested.

... The biggest flaw of iPhone 5 is how much thicker, slower, and less compelling it is compared to my iPhone 6.


Time to wash hands.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....washing dishes (still) and taking Jimmy to school. How 'bout you?


Baltimore, MD. -- Not being able to get the big hit continued to haunt the Rays on Wednesday night in a gut-wrenching 3-2 walk-off loss to the Orioles in front of 26,076 raucous fans at Camden Yards.

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The Constitutional Convention decided on this date in 1788 that the first federal election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national capital.


Denver, CO.--
The Giants and Rockies battled each other for 3 1/2 hours on a crisp fall night at Coors Field on Wednesday, but the game was all but over after the first half-hour. On the strength of a five-run rally in the first frame, the Giants won the game, 8-3, and the series, taking two straight to close the three-game set and improve to 10-4 against Colorado on the season.

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The United States Government took out its first loan on this date in 1789.


Today in Elvis History

1962 - Location shooting for Elvis Presley's movie "It Happened At The World's Fair" finished.


On this date in 1898, Hannibal Williston Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film, which is used to make movies.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - Zak Starkey was born. He is the first son of Ringo Starr.

1965 - The song "Yesterday/Act Naturally" was released by the Beatles.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band made their live debut at the Rock 'n' Roll Revival Concert. Eric Clapton was on guitar.

1971 - Stella Nina McCartney was born. She is the second child of Paul McCartney.

2003 - A guitar played by George Harrison during the Beatles' last public performance was sold in a public auction for $434,750. The guitar was used by Harrison during the filming of the movie "Let It Be" and on January 30, 1969, during the Beatles' last public performance.

2005 - Paul McCartney's album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" was released. It was his 20th solo album.


In El Azizia, Libya on this date in 1922, the highest shade temperature was recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit.


Today in Sports History:

1849 - In Hastings, NY, The first recorded death in a boxing match occurred after Chris Lilly knocked out Tom McCoy. McCoy died a short time later.

1923 - George Burns (Boston Red Sox) performed the third unassisted triple play in baseball history.

1932 - Joe McCarthy became the first manager to win pennants in both baseball leagues when his New York Yankees clinched the American League pennant.

1946 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit his only inside-the-park home run.

1949 - The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed.

1965 - Willie Mays became the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs.

1970 - The first New York City Marathon took place. Fireman Gary Muhrucke won the race. The race was run entirely inside Central Park.

1971 - The World Hockey Association was formed.

1971 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run.

1981 - John McEnroe won his third consecutive U.S. Open.

1986 - Bert Blyleven (Minnesota Twins) surrendered five homes runs. The game raised Blyleven's total to 44 for the year setting an American League record.

1989 - Fay Vincent was named commissioner of Major League Baseball, succeeding the late A. Bartlett Giamatti.

1996 - Alex Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners) set a team record when he became the first player for the Mariners to reach 200 hits in a season.

1996 - Charlie O'Brien (Toronto Blue Jays) became the first catcher in major league baseball history to wear a hockey goalie-like catcher's mask. The game was against the New York Yankees.

1996 - John Wetteland (New York Yankees) became on the second Yankee to record 40 or more saves in a season.

2002 - Mike Vernon retired after a 19-year career as a player in the NHL.

2003 - In Oakland, CA, Frank Francisco (Texas Rangers), a relief pitcher, threw a chair into the right field box seats. Two spectators were hit in the head. The game was delayed for 19 minutes. The Athletics won the game 7-6 in the 10th inning.


The first broadcast of "Kitty Keene, Incorporated" was heard on the NBC Red network on this date in 1937.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 12:35pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Mav TV American Real 500 at Fontana, California 8:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 11:30am EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 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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