Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's Tuesday

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


Today is February 26th, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year.


Clowe suspended two games for leaving bench.

Hasek's Heroes continue to help Buffalo youth.

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


Today's Birthdays: Fats Domino is 85; Michael Bolton is 60; Erykah Badu is 42; Nate Ruess of fun. is 31.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the list of personnel and moments that will be honored in conjunction with the organization’s 20th anniversary celebration during home games February 26 through March 29. Select games will feature a special guest from the Lightning’s past who will be recognized in the arena and on Thunder Alley (West Plaza).

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The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year's show. It was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.


Quinnipiac University Stays No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #20
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Quinnipiac University, 506 (30)
2University of Minnesota, 471 (3)
3Miami University, 447 (1)
4Boston College, 406
5University of New Hampshire, 368
6University of North Dakota, 333
7Minnesota State University, 261
8Western Michigan University, 260
9St. Cloud State University, 257
10UMass-Lowell, 179
11University of Denver, 166
12University of Notre Dame, 134
13Niagara University, 107
14Yale University, 82
15University of Nebraska-Omaha, 50
Others receiving votes: Merrimack College, 24; Providence College, 12; Dartmouth College, 8; University of Wisconsin, 6; Boston University, 2; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the third straight week ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association has three ranked teams while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association also boasts three ranked programs, ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked representative ... A total of 21 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.

U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp Roster Set
A Total of 28 Athletes Vying to Make U.S. Women's National Team for Upcoming World Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the 28 players invited to its U.S. Women's National Team training camp set to take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., March 25-31. The camp will be used to determine the U.S. roster for the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship which will take place April 2-9 in Ottawa, Ontario.
The camp will include daily practices, testing and off-ice training.

The final 23-player U.S. Women's National Team roster is expected to be announced on March 30 and those selected will depart for Ottawa on March 31.
The U.S. has won the gold medal in three of the previous four IIHF Women's World Championships, including 2008, 2009 and 2011 (the event is not staged in Olympic years).
The camp roster includes 15 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders, a list that includes 12 Olympians.
NOTES: For a complete preliminary roster, click here ... A total of 20 players from the U.S. Women's National Team that captured first place at the 2012 Four Nations Cup in Vantaa, Finland, and 16 members of the 2012 U.S. Women's National Team that earned silver at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship will be taking part in the camp .. Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Mo.) is the youngest player on the roster at 15-years old, while Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.) is the oldest at 30 ... Team USA has won four gold medals and 10 silvers in the 14 previous IIHF Women's World Championships. The U.S. has won four of the last six world championships (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011) ...Katey Stone (Arlington, Mass.) is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team and will also serve as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team.


A Nepalese woman has officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female to scale Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. She made it to the top May 12, and then went back to the top May 19. [To look for her car keys.]


Rod Davis joins Stamps; Stewart, Armstead released.

Burke adds Carl Franks to Bombers coaching staff.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.


A new study suggests -- ready for this? -- missed or wrong diagnoses at the doctor's office puts thousands of patients at risk of complications each year. That's right, if your doctor thinks that, say, a burst appendix is just a tummy ache, you could be in trouble. Yep, someone spent money to study that.


Tampa, FL. — Starting Monday, a Florida Lottery FANTASY 5® ticket of $5 more could also be a football fan's ticket to this year's draft in New York, and to other valuable Buccaneer-related prizes.

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This crook should have taken the pizza. In Wisconsin, a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint. The male suspect got away with $3.25 from the driver. The robber was arrested a short timer later.


The Meissners. (Nice yawn Smoke!)


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as sitting through tornado warnings, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley finished recording the song "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck." He added the piano part and guitar back-slap percussion part. The song was released in April 1958 with "Doncha' Think It's Time" as the flip side.

1964 - Elvis Presley arrived at Paramount to begin pre-production on the movie "Roustabout."

1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Elvis Presley on the set of the movie "Spinout."

2007 - The 36-track "Readymade Digs Elvis" was released.


TV TONIGHT: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - This new series (8p ET, ABC) is just like the original Wife Swap but with "celebrity" families. Up first are reality-TV stars Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus 8) and Kendra Wilkinson (The Girls Next Door, Kendra).


Today in Beatles History:

1970 - The Beatles album "Beatles Again" was released in the U.S. It contained the song "Hey Jude."

1987 - Capitol Records released the first four Beatles albums on CD.


For fans of the former Fox sitcom Arrested Development, the show's coming return on Netflix has been like an 8-year-old's wait for Christmas. But Monday the company announced it will only be doing a single season of the show.


Today in Sports History:

1935 - The New York Yankees released Babe Ruth. Ruth signed with the Boston Braves for $20,000 and a share in the team's profits.

1981 - Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. purchased the Denver Broncos from Gerald and Allan Phillips.

1985 - Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers) became the third on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

1989 - The New York Yankees announced that Tom Seaver would be their new TV sportscaster.

1997 - Philadelphia's "Legion of Doom" line scored 15 points against the Ottawa Senators.


A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Crissy Field for the Golden Gate Bridge on this date in 1933.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 1:00pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 200 Fueled By Amerigas at Phoenix International Raceway 4:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm EST


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

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