Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Friday




It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 16th, the 321st day of 2012. There are 45 days left in the year.

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Khokhlachev outstanding as Russia wins Super Series.

Wild choose finalists in emergency goalie contest.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Marg Helgenberger (CSI) is 54; Jazz singer Diana Krall is 48;Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight, Crazy Heart) is 35.

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2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Locations Announced
Seven Cities Nationwide to Host Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Locations for the 2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships were announced today. The USA Hockey High School, Youth, Girls' and Women's National Championships will be held in seven cities across the country, running from late March to early April.
NOTES: The 2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships will be held March 20-April 7, 2013, in San Jose, Calif., Oakland, Calif., Hartford, Conn., Coral Springs, Fla., Troy., Mich., Charlotte, N.C., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Westchester, Pa. ... A complete list of USA Hockey national champions can be found here ... Michigan holds the distinction as home of the most USA Hockey national champions, boasting 115 programs that have captured a title. Massachusetts is second with 77 champions and Illinois has 29 champions.
2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championship Locations
March 21-April 6, 2014
Division
Location
Host Association
Dates
Youth, Tier I 14U, 16U, 18U
Green Bay, Wis.
Green Bay Area Youth HockeyApril 2-6, 2014
Youth, Tier II 14U
Hackensack, N.J.
North Jersey AvalancheApril 2-6, 2014
Youth, Tier II 16U
Reston, Va.
Ashburn XtremeApril 2-6, 2014
Youth, Tier II 18U
Wayne, N.J.
Ice Vault ArenaApril 2-6, 2014
Adult WomenMarlborough, Mass.East Coast WizardsMarch 21-23, 2014
Girls, Tier I
Marlborough, Mass.
East Coast WizardsApril 2-6, 2014
Girls, Tier IIAmherst, N.Y.Amherst Youth HockeyApril 2-6, 2014
High School
Omaha, Neb.
Omaha Hockey ClubMarch 26-30, 2014

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Star Wars and dominoes were inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Both toys will join Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, marbles and the Teddy Bear in the Hall. A Toy Hall of Fame spokesman said Star Wars action figures were introduced by Kenner in the 1970s. The success of those toys spurred the industry to create more toys linked to movies, television series and comic books.

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The Oregon State Beavers(7-2, 5-2) are home Saturday night to face the California Golden Bears(3-8, 2-6). Game time is 10:30pm EST. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Gary Oldman has topped a new poll to pick the ultimate villain for the next James Bond movie. Oldman beat out Daniel Day-Lewis by just two percent in a week-long Fandango.com vote. Russell Crowe, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton and current Bond Daniel Craig's real-life wife Rachel Weisz also made the top 10.

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CFL.ca columnists make their Division Final Predictions.

CFL.ca Online Water Cooler: Semi-Final edition.

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

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Researchers at Rice University announced that they have developed a new super material capable of stopping bullets better than anything currently on the market. [Just in time for those family reunion holiday dinners.]

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VANSTONE: Riders GM Brendan Taman deserves plenty of credit.

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

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Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state on this date in 1907.

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Tampa, FL. —
The Bucs have filled the roster spot created by Quincy Black's move to I.R. by promoting DE Markus White from the practice squad for the second time.

Read the rest here.

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The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on this date in 1965. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus.

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This is fun Mommy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beatstaking out the trash, doesn't it?

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San Francisco, CA. --If he could, Buster Posey might carve his National League Most Valuable Player Award plaque into 40 or 50 pieces to distribute to teammates, athletic trainers and club officials.

Read the rest here.

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The woman at the coffee shop keeps staring at you. Is that what you think, big guy? Well, relax... she's not staring at you, she's staring at your wife. A new survey found women spend more time staring at other women than they do guys, checking out the "opposition's" clothing along with their hair, weight and how much cellulite they have.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Trying To Get To You" hit #16 in the U.K.

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "Bossa Nova Baby" hit #8 in the U.S. The single's b-side, "Witchcraft," hit #32 in the U.S.

1963 - The compilation album "Elvis' Golden Records Records Volume 3" hit #3 in the U.S.

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The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations for the first time on this date in 1933.

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Today in Beatles History:

1978 -The movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opened. The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston made their acting debuts in the movie.

2004 - The Beatles collection "The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1" was released. The four-CD collection contained the band's 1964 American album releases. "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Album," "Something New," and "Beatles '65" were digitally prepared from Capitol's vintage album masters and presented in both the original stereo and mono mixes released back in 1964.

2010 - The Beatles' 13 remastered studio albums were released on iTunes. Other releases included "Past Masters," the "Red" and "Blue" collections, a special digital "Beatles Box Set."

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IN THEATERS - Opening wide this weekend: Lincoln (PG-13); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG-13)

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Today in Sports History:

1926 - The New York Rangers played their first game in the NHL. They beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0.

1957 - Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns) set an NFL season rushing record of 1163 yards after only eight games.

1958 - Bill Russell (Boston Celtics) set a new NBA record when he got 32 rebounds in the first half of a game.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon became the first president to attend a regular season National Football League (NFL) game while in office. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28.

1982 - It was announced that the NFL and its players had a tentative agreement to end their 57 day strike.

1994 - Major League Soccer announced that it would start its inaugural season in 1996.

1997 - Morton Anderson (New Orleans Saints) became only the fifth player in NFL history to reach 1,600 career points when he kicked an extra point.

1998 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) became the first pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.

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On this date in 1952 in the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Eco Boost 300 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 4:00pm EST

Empire South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EST

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Eco Boost 400 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 2:00pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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