Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is March 19th, the 78th day of 2013. There are 287 days left in the year.

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Ducks sign Perry to eight-year extension.

Lord Stanley monument to be located in Ottawa.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Ursula Andress (Dr. No, What's New Pussycat?) is 77; Glenn Close (Damages, Fatal Attraction, Albert Nobbs) is 66; Bruce Willis (Red, Looper) is 58.

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Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos added his name to the National Hockey League record books Monday night.

Again.

Stamkos helped the Tampa Bay Lightning punctuate a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, adding an empty net tally at 19:57 of the third period to cash in his 200th career NHL goal.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Releases on March 19

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables (March 22)
Zero Dark Thirty
This Is 40
Quincy, M.E.: Season Five
Roseanne: The Complete Seventh Season
Roseanne: The Complete Eighth Season
That '70s Show: Season Seven
That '70s Show: Season Eight

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2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Begin Wednesday
41 National Championships Will Be Won Over Next SIx Weeks
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships start this week with high school and sled tournaments in Coral Springs, Fla., and West Chester, Pa., respectively. In all, 41 champions will be crowned at the youth, girls, sled, high school, junior, adult and women levels in 11 cities across the U.S.
USA Hockey, in partnership with FASTHockey, is providing live streaming coverage of the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships. Games are being offered on a pay-per-view basis. FASTHockey uses a unique game-credit system for viewing games, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users who want to watch one or more games must first sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Users can then buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits never expire and can be used to watch live games or acess on-demand content. In addition, games will be available for purchase on DVD at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
USAHockey.com will provide live scoring, stats and standings from each of the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championship sites. Fans can follow all of the action from each tournament on Twitter, at both @USAHockey and@USAHNationals.
2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Schedule
Date
Classification
Site
March 20-24High School (varsity)Coral Springs, Fla.
March 21-24
Sled (Tier I)
West Chester, Pa.
April 3-7
Youth Tier I (all divisions)
Pittsburgh, Pa.
April 3-7Youth Tier II 14 & UnderCharlotte, N.C.
April 3-7Youth Tier II 16 & UnderTroy, Mich.
April 3-7Youth Tier II 18 & UnderHartford, Conn.
April 3-7Girls Tier II (all divisions)San Jose, Calif.
April 4-7Women's (A, B & C)Oakland, Calif.
NOTES: A complete list of USA Hockey national champions from past seasons 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.


2013 USA Hockey Junior and Adult National Championships Schedule
Date
Classification
Site
April 4-8Junior Tier IIIRochester, Minn.
April 4-7*Adult 30 & Over, 40 & Over, 65 & OverTampa, Fla.
April 18-21*Adult 50 & Over, 60 & OverTampa & Ellenton, Fla.
April 25-28*Women Recreational 30 & Over, 40 & Over, 50 & OverTampa & Ellenton, Fla.
May TBDJunior Tier I (USHL)TBD
May 10-13Junior Tier II (NAHL)TBD
* Live-streaming not available




















Quinnipiac University Retains 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 - #23
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Quinnipiac University, 494 (23)
1
26-6-5
15
2University of Minnesota, 486 (11)
2
26-7-5
24
3Miami University, 439
3
24-10-5
24
4Boston College, 389
5
22-10-4
24
5UMass-Lowell, 371
6
24-10-2
15
6University of North Dakota, 350
4
21-11-7
24
7St. Cloud State University, 273
8
23-14-1
12
8Minnesota State University, 241
11
24-12-3
11
9University of Notre Dame, 229
12
23-12-3
24
10Yale University, 205
13
18-10-3
15
11University of New Hampshire, 170
7
19-11-7
21
12University of Denver, 96
10
20-13-5
24
13Western Michigan University, 91
9
19-11-8
24
14Niagara University, 78
14
23-8-5
6
15University of Wisconsin, 73
15
19-12-7
5
Others receiving votes: Providence College, 54; Union College, 26; Boston University, 11; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2; Brown University, 1; University of Michigan, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the sixth 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 and Central Collegiate Hockey Association each boast three ranked teams, ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked program ... 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.


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The Pope surprised people the other day by wading into the crowd and shaking hands and socializing. [He even did a pretty impressive Harlem Shake.]

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London snags three-year extension with Als.

2013 Edmonton Regional Combine Results.

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

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This comes as a shock to nobody -- especially moms: women worry more than men. A study discovered that women were more likely than men to feel nervous, anxious and worried -- 22% to 16%. Younger and middle age men and women seemed to be the most stressed. The good news: the older you get, the happier and less stressed.

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Tampa, FL. — Former Packer Tom Crabtree officially joined the Buccaneers on Monday, giving the team a strong blocker at tight end who has also shown a knack for the big play.

Read the rest here.

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After more than 30 years the Missile Command record has fallen. In 1982, a man named Victor Ali hits a score of 80,364,995 points. Over the weekend Victor Sandberg put up a total of 81,796,035 points. With allowed breaks, it took him more than 56 hours.

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Let's see what's up here.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as getting you son ready for school, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley ended his employment at Precision Tool.

1957 - Elvis Presley bought the mansion he called Graceland for $102,500.

1962 - Elvis Presley recorded "She's Not You."

1980 - The autopsy of Elvis Presley was subpoenaed in the "Dr. Nick" drug case. "Dr. Nick" was Dr. George Nichopoulous who was Presley's personal physician.

1998 - "Elvis The Concert 1998 Tour" opened at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show featured several of Elvis' touring musicians in front of a large video screen of Elvis in concert.

2001 - James Burton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He had been lead guitarist for Elvis Presley from 1969-1977.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed three songs from her upcoming album "To Whom It May Concern" at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers' annual convention.

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A power company in China cut off a woman's power supply over a debt and refused to reconnect her until she paid up. Instead she stripped off in front of staff at the power company's offices. Staff called police, who persuaded the woman to get dressed. As soon as police left, however, she took her clothes off for a second time and exasperated officials then agreed to reconnect her supply without payment.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Britain's Prime Minister Harold Wilson presented the Beatles with an award for Show Business Personalities Of The Year For 1963 at the 12th annual Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon.

1996 - The second part of the Beatles "Anthology" was released.

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Lindsay Lohan accepted a plea deal on Monday in a misdemeanor car crash case that includes 90 days in a locked-down rehabilitation facility.

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Today in Sports History:

1938 The Toronto Maple Leafs scored 8 goals in 5 minutes.

1942 - The Thoroughbred Racing Association was formed in Chicago.

1948 - Lee Savold knocked out Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds of the first round of their prize fight at Madison Square Gardens.

1954 - Viewers saw the first televised prizefight shown in color when Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1956 - The Minneapolis Lakers beat the St. Louis Hawks 133-75 in Game 2 of the Western Divisional Finals. It was the largest margin of victory in NBA playoff history.

1967 - The Chicago Bulls won their 33rd game of the season. It was the most games won by an NBA expansion team.

1981 - The Buffalo Sabres set a record when they scored 9 goals in the second period in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Sabres won the game 14-4.

1990 - The first world ice hockey tournament for women was held in Ottawa.

1991 - Brett Hull, of the St. Louis Blues, became the third National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 80 goals in a season.

1991 - NFL owners voted to take the 1993 Super Bowl away from the city of Phoenix because Arizona didn't recognize Martin Luther King Day.

1995 - Michael Jordan returned to the Chicago Bulls after nearly two years of retirement. He scored 19 points in the loss to the Indiana Pacers. The game, televised on NBC, was the most watched regular season game in NBA history with an estimated 35 million viewers.

2010 - Paul Kariya (St. Louis Blues) scored his 400th career goal.

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If you haven't filled out your bracket for the annual NCAA March Madness basketball extravaganza, you'll want to check out the Simple Bracket iPhone app. The app makes it easy to create and join pools and offers a sophisticated scoring system.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 12:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

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

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