Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's Tuesday




It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is January 15th, the 15th day of 2013. There are 350 days left in the year.

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Teams plan welcome back promotions.

Young stars have edge after spending time in AHL.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Chad Lowe is 45; Eddie Cahill (CSI: New York) is 35; NFL quarterback Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) is 34; Pitbull is 32.

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University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #14
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 507 (31)
1
16-3-3
15
2Boston College, 457
2
13-4-2
15
3University of New Hampshire, 430
4
14-4-2
12
4University of Notre Dame, 398
3
15-6-0
15
5Quinnipiac University, 397 (3)
5
17-3-3
6
6University of North Dakota, 310
7
13-6-3
15
7University of Denver, 285
9
13-6-4
15
8Miami University, 263
6
12-5-5
15
9Boston University, 258
8
12-7-0
15
10Western Michigan University, 225
10
13-5-4
15
11Dartmouth College, 148
12
9-5-2
9
12Yale University, 145
14
9-4-3
6
13University of Nebraska-Omaha, 71
13
13-9-2
8
14Minnesota State University, 47
11
14-8-2
3
15UMass-Lowell, 38
NR
11-7-1
7
Others receiving votes: Niagara University, 32; Union College, 27; CornellUniversity, 25; Colgate University, 12; St. Cloud State University, 3; Ferris StateUniversity, 1; Lake Superior State University, 1.
NOTES: Minnesota holds onto the No. 1 ranking for the third straight week ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association has four ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have three ranked squads ... A total of 22 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.




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NEW ON DVD TODAY

Taken 2 To Rome With Love
The Possession (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedwick)
Won't Back Down (Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter)
Men of a Certain Age: The Complete Second Season

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Depth an advantage at running back for Riders.



Hefney remains an integral part of Bombers ‘D’.



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



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The Cadillac ATS has been named North American Car of The Year. [Lots of people are upset that Ben Affleck wasn't even nominated.]

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Tampa, FL. —The Buccaneers' general manager and Bears CB Charles Tillman are up for the NFL's prestigious Salute to Service Award, which recognizes excellence in appreciation of military service.

Read the rest here.

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From the New York Times: People who wish to visit loved ones in the hospital take heed: At some medical centers, a cough or a sneeze will probably get you turned away. As public health officials struggle to contain the spread of influenza, pertussis and norovirus, a growing number of hospitals around the country are placing restrictions on visitors to protect their patients from infection. Hospitals in at least 10 states have asked visitors with flulike symptoms not to visit patients.

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Oh boy. Tools!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as seeing your car on the lift at the repair shop, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley performed at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, LA. He performed "Hearts Of Stone," "That's All Right, Mama" and "Tweedle Dee." "Colonel" Tom Parker was in the audience and witnessed Elvis for the first time. 

1958 - Elvis Presley recorded "Trouble" and "Hard Headed Woman." 

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NASA has awarded a contract to explore ways to potentially expand the International Space Station. The agency says Bigelow Aerospace has been awarded a $17.8 million contract to deliver to the agency an inflatable extension for the space station.

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Today in Beatles History:

1991 - 
Sean Lennon's remake of his father's "Give Peace A Chance" was released to coincide with the United Nation's midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990's. 

2008 - Ringo Starr's album "Liverpool 8" was released.

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In Austin, Texas, Carlos Sergio Valdes took a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe on a test drive. Valdes called police about 2 hours later and told officers he had become lost about 2 miles from the dealership and the vehicle had been stolen. But police later pulled over a woman who told them Valdes had sold her the $40,000 Tahoe in exchange for two crack rocks.

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Today in Sports History:

1892 - 
In Springfield, MA, the rules of "basketball" by James Naismith were printed in the "Triangle" newspaper. 

1934 - Babe Ruth signed a 1934 contract for $35,000.

1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave baseball the approval to play despite World War II. He encouraged night games so that war workers could attend.

1958 - The New York Yankees announced that they would televise 140 games in the 1958 season.

1967 - The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (of the American Football League) with a final score of 35-10. The game was televised by both CBS and NBC and was not a sell out.

1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) died of a brain injury that he had suffered two days earlier in a game against the Oakland Seals. He was the first casualty in the NHL.

1978 - The Super Bowl was played indoors for the first time. The game was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10.

1990 - Don Nelson became the second man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games as a head coach and as a player. Lenny Wilkins was the first to achieve the record.

1997 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) kicked cameraman Eugene Amosin in the groin.

1997 - The Seattle Supersonics set an NBA record with 27 steals against the Toronto Raptors.

2001 - An anonymous bidder paid just over $3 million for a baseball. The ball was the 70th home run ball hit by Mark McGwire.
2002 - Seven minority players took part in an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers. The record number of minority skaters included Edmonton's Anson Carter, Georges Laraque, Sean Brown and Mike Grier and St. Louis' Jamal Mayers, Fred Brathwaite and Bryce Salvador.    

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Director Zack Snyder denies a report claiming he's going to direct a Star Wars film. A story surfaced Monday that Snyder, the director behind 300, Watchmen and the upcoming Man of Steel, is developing a Star Wars movie. But in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder's spokesperson says: "While he is super-flattered because he is a huge fan, Zack is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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