Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is March 26th, the 85th day of 2013. There are 280 days left in the year.

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Ovechkin answering critics with dominant stretch.

Super 16: Penguins claim top spot.

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

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Today's Birthday's: Leonard Nimoy is 82; Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) is 79; Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 65; Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) is 53; Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pirate of the Caribbean movies) is 28.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jon Cooper the franchise's eighth head coach Monday night.

Cooper, 45, was coaching Tampa Bay's affiliate in the American Hockey League, the Syracuse Crunch. Syracuse currently has the best record in the AHL at 39-18-3-5.

Read the rest here.

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ON DVD TODAY - Released March 26.
•Lincoln
•Killing Them Softly
•Star Wars Lego: The Empire Strikes Out
•The Collection
•Parental Guidance
•Veep: The Complete First Season
•Star Trek: Enterprise - Season 1

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Frisco, TX.— Wild forward Max McHugh was named the North American Hockey League West Division star of the week after his five-point performance against Fresno.

Read the rest here.

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A man aboard a JetBlue flight is charged with groping the woman seated beside him while she was asleep. [He stopped when she complained. Then he went back to the cockpit.]

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Quinnipiac and Minnesota Tie For 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 - #24
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
T-1Quinnipiac University, 473 (16)
1
27-7-5
16
T-1University of Minnesota, 473 (9)
2
26-8-5
25
3UMass-Lowell, 463 (9)
5
26-10-2
16
4University of Notre Dame, 399
9
25-12-3
25
5Miami University, 376
3
24-11-5
25
6Boston College, 354
4
22-11-4
25
7University of North Dakota, 286
6
21-12-7
25
T-8Minnesota State University, 202
8
24-13-3
12
T-8University of Wisconsin, 202
15
22-12-7
6
10University of New Hampshire, 201
11
19-11-7
22
11St. Cloud State University, 196
7
23-15-1
13
12University of Denver, 158
12
20-13-5
25
13Union College, 135
NR
21-12-5
14
14Niagara University, 71
14
23-9-5
7
15Yale University, 57
10
18-12-3
16
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 20; Western Michigan University, 12; University of Michigan, 1; Providence College, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the seventh straight week, while Minnesota regains the No. 1 ranking for the first time since Week 17 on Feb. 4 ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... The NCAA tournament begins this weekend ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association and ECAC Hockey each boast three ranked teams while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association has two ranked teams and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked program ... A total of 19 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. National Sled Hockey Team Training in Buffalo This Week
Team USA to Defend Its 2012 World Championship in Two Weeks in Korea
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team is training this week (Tues., March 26-Sat., March 30) at Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, N.Y. The camp is the final stage of preparation before Team USA defends its 2012 gold medal at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship April 12-20 in Goyang City, Korea.
The 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team has won 10 of its 12 international games this season en route to a pair of tournament championships. In December, Team USA captured the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta. The U.S. avenged a preliminary round loss to Canada by beating the tournament host in the championship game. In January, the U.S. held the USA Hockey Sled Cup in Indian Trail, N.C., and won each of its four games, including a pair of victories against Korea. Most recently, the U.S. posted two wins in three games against Canada Feb. 14-16 in Rockland, Ont.

Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin, is the second-year head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. The assistant coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team is Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), who is also in his second season. For the complete roster, click here.
Training Camp Practice ScheduleMarch 26-30 - Williamsville, N.Y. -
Northtown Center at Amherst

DateTime
Tues., March 265:30-6:45 p.m.
Wed., March 2710:30-11:45 a.m.
Wed., March 274:00-5:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 2810:30-11:45 a.m.
Thurs., March 284:00-5:30 p.m.
Fri., March 2910:30-11:45 a.m.
Fri., March 294:00-5:30 p.m.
Sat., March 3010:30-11:45 a.m.
Sat., March 304:00-5:30 p.m.
NOTES: Jeff Sauer was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team on Feb. 14, 2013 ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen this summer ... Media wishing to cover the U.S. National Sled Team should contact Matt Trevor (mattT@usahockey.org) of the USA Hockey communications staff ... Team USA has won the last three major international events, including the 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic; the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.; and the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship in Hamar, Norway ... Eight members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games ... Dan Brennan is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.
 
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Email, Facebook, Angry Birds and Instagram are all wonderful apps, but it's time someone turn our smartphones into life-savers. The technology's being developed in Switzerland. A small implant would monitor the compounds in your blood in real time. If the implant notices something's not right with your blood -- say a cholesterol, protein or sugar level that's off -- it would notify your smartphone. Your doctor would also receive a message from your phone about the troubled monitor reading.

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Return to Ridervile: Saskatchewan inks LB Williams.

Bombers release QB Elliott, Canadian safety Logan.

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

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Heard of the term 'showrooming'? That's what you're doing when you go to a store to check out an item before ordering it online. It's a problem for brick-and-mortar stores because, well, you're sucking up valuable employee time, handling the merchandise, then walking away without buying anything. Now a specialty food store in Brisbane, Australia, is putting its foot down and charging $5 to browse. You get the money back if you buy something.

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Tampa, FL. — Just back from an unforgettable eight-day NFL-USO tour of the Middle East, the Bucs' Pro Bowl guard and community leader describes the experience of bringing support and encouragement to troops overseas.

Read the rest here.

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A school in the United Kingdom has banned students from bringing triangle-shaped flapjacks to campus. After someone threw one of the flapjacks and injured a seven-year-old boy the school reviewed the "texture and shape" of the food and determined their triangular shape was potentially harmful.

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Flipper and I are awake now Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to the computer store, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1953 - Elvis Presley visited the Tennessee State Employment Security Office. The interviewer noted that Elvis was "rather flashily dressed 'playboy' type."

1956 - Elvis Presley was at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to screen-test for producer Hal Wallis.

1960 - The TV special "Welcome Home Elvis" was recorded in Miami Beach, FL. The show was hosted by Frank Sinatra.

1962 - Elvis Presley reported to the studio to begin work on the "Girls! Girls! Girls!" soundtrack.
 
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The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans on this date in 1804.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Pete Best (Beatles) appeared live on the TV show "I've Got a Secret."

1966 - The Beatles posed for the cover of "Yesterday...and Today."

1966 - The Beatles single "Nowhere Man" hit #3 in the U.S.

1966 - Peter & Gordon's single "Woman" hit #22 in the U.K. The song was written by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Bernard Webb.

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Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye on this date in 1937.

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Today in Sports History:

1931 - Boston Bruins coach Art Ross became the first NHL coach to pull his goalie for an extra attacker. The Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers broke a National Basketball Association record by winning 69 of their 82 games.

1986 - Neal Broten (Minnesota North Stars) became the first U.S.-born player to score 100 points in a season.

1992 - In Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He only served three.

1995 - An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York's Carnegie Hall.

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The U.S. Air Force flag was approved on this date in 1951. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


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

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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