Thursday, April 11, 2013

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 11th, the 101st day of 2013. There are 264 days left in the year.

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Stamkos, Ovechkin share Richard Trophy lead.

College goalie turns backup for Canucks.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Meshach Taylor (Anthony on Designing Women) is 66; Jennifer Esposito (Crash, TV's Blue Bloods) is 40; Singer Joss Stone is 26.

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Tampa, FL. --The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the ice again Wednesday morning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, holding practice following Tuesday’s 3-2 close-fought win over the Ottawa Senators.

Here are a few notes from today’s on-ice session leading into tomorrow night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins that concludes the Bolts’ two-game homestand:

Read the rest here.

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Today is Eight Track Tape Day and It's Barbershop Quartet Day.

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Schedule Unveiled for 2013 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp
Canada, Finland, Sweden to Join Team USA in Lake Placid, N.Y. in August
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today the schedule for the 2013 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. Approximately 45 U.S. players will convene at the Olympic Training Center Aug. 3-10 to audition for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden.

The camp includes daily practices and international games against Canada, Finland and Sweden. A full schedule is below.
USA Hockey expects to announce the list of invited players to its U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in June.
Ticket information for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
NOTES: The United States won the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia and has medaled in three of the past four tournaments (2010-gold, 2011-bronze, 2013-gold) ... The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp ... Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head coach of the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team, is the head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. The assistant coaches are Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), head coach of the St. Cloud State University men's ice hockey team; Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), associate head coach of the Boston College men's ice hockey team; and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.) assistant coach of the University of Denver's men's ice hockey team. The video coordinator is Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.), assistant coach of Yale University's men's ice hockey team ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fifth consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.) is the director of player personnel.
2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ScheduleAug. 3-10 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Training Center • Olympic Rink
DateEventTime (EDT)
Sat., Aug. 3USA Blue Practice9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
USA White Practice10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Sweden Practice11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Finland Practice12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
USA Blue Practice5:00-5:30 p.m.
USA White (USA Rink)5:00-5:30 p.m.
USA White/Blue Practice5:45 - 6:15 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 4Sweden Practice8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
USA Blue Practice9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Finland Practice9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
USA White vs. Sweden1:00 p.m.
USA Blue vs. Finland4:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 5USA White Practice9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Finland Practice9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
USA Blue vs. Sweden1:00 p.m.
USA White vs. Finland4:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 6Canada Practice9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Sweden Practice11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
USA Practice12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Finland Practice1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 7Sweden Practice9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
USA Practice9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Finland/Canada Practice10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Canada vs. Finland1:00 p.m.
USA vs. Sweden4:15 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 8Sweden Practice9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Canada Practice9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
USA/Finland Practice10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
USA vs. Finland1:00 p.m.
Canada vs. Sweden4:15 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 9Finland Practice9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
USA Practice10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Canada Practice11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sweden Practice12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 10Finland Practice9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Sweden Practice9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
USA/Canada Practice10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
USA vs. Canada1:00 p.m.
Finland vs. Sweden4:15 p.m.
*all game and practice times subject to change


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After receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on March 13, the U.S. Congress proclaimed a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain on this date in 1783.

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Wenatchee, WA. -- No big changes, no secret weapon and no surprises.

The Wenatchee Wild enter the North American Hockey League West Division playoffs Friday against the Fresno Monsters, and they’re not looking to reinvent the wheel or unveil any new approach in the postseason.

Read the rest here.

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A twin-screw propeller steamboat was patented by John Stevens on this date in 1803.

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CFL Board of Governors approve two rule changes.

Veterans to be out in full force at Lions mini-camp.

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

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The stenotype was patented by John C. Zachos on this date in 1876.

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Tampa, FL. —Highpoint Elementary School in Clearwater was the site of yet another important step in the Glazer Family Foundation’s Vision Program, as more than 90 students received new prescription glasses Tuesday.

Read the rest here.

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Alec Baldwin will not be jumping into NBC's late-night lineup. At least not anytime soon. A source says Alec and the network are no longer exploring the possibility of him joining the NBC late night roster. The source says Alec "was mentioned as a possibility, but there were never any negotiations."

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Arlington, TX. -- Rather than pitching charts and hitters' tendencies, radars and The Weather Channel were studied Wednesday morning to see if a window would open for the scheduled afternoon affair between the Rays and Rangers.

Fortunately for the Rays, they got it in, and they came away 2-0 winners at Rangers Ballpark at Arlington.

Read the rest here.

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Ford Focus has once again been named the world's best selling car. [And the car least likely to be spotted in a music video.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- No Pablo, no comebacks. No problem. The Giants had Barry Zito on the mound.

Zito looked like an ace again, and with slugger Pablo Sandoval resting, the Giants' other bats exploded for a five-run second inning en route to a 10-0 win Wednesday and a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.

Read the rest here.

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Kate Upton and Diddy are not dating despite reports linking the two. Kate tweeted Wednesday: "Really??? Not at all true." Diddy also tweeted: "Attention all Media. I don't even know Kate Upton personally! I'm not dating her! What's being reported is not true. END of story!"

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I'm finding lots of eggs Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as wondering if it's going to rain, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Heartbreak Hotel" hit #1. It was his first #1 single.

1959 - The album "Elvis," a 14-track expansion of the compilation album "For LP Fans Only" was released in the U.K.

1962 - The Elvis Presley movie "Follow That Dream" opened in Oscala, FL.

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Viva Las Vegas" hit #17 in the U.K.

1965 - Elvis Presley began pre-production work on "Frankie and Johnny."

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A Georgia woman says she was driving along in her Nissan when, out of nowhere an iPad came flying at her car -- and stuck in her front bumper. The woman's hubby said he needed a hammer to get it out. And would you believe it -- the iPad was still functional. She said she managed to turn it on, open an app that happened to contain the owner's name and phone number and returned it to him.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  The Beatles singles "You Can't Do That" and "There's a Place" were #48 and #74 positions on the singles chart.

1970 - Paul McCartney announced a "temporary break with the Beatles." He cited "personal differences" and adding that he will no longer record with John Lennon.

1970 - Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" was released.

1991 - Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV's "The Simpsons."

1997 - Paul McCartney performed a 20-minute concert on a London rooftop.

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Fat o'clock is the time when we ditch our diet and start eating comfort food, and, according to new research, that time is 7 PM on Sunday nights. Almost half in the study fell for comfort food between 7 PM and 10 PM on Sundays.

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Today in Sports History:

1907 - In New York, umpire Bill Klem called a forfeit in favor of the Phillies when Giants fans disrupted play with snowballs. 

1921 - The first live sports event on radio took place this day on KDKA Radio. The event was a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.

1940 - Andrew Ponzi set a world's record in a New York pocket billiards tournament when he ran 127 balls straight.

1947 - Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major league baseball history. He played in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1999 - Spain's José María Olazábal won the 63rd Masters golf tournament.

2001 - In Johannesburg, South Africa, 43 people died during a stampede at a soccer match at Ellis Park stadium. Another 160 were injured.

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On a personal note, I had testing done Monday afternoon for a possible medical problem. Yesterday, I got the results, which were everything is fine and there's nothing to worry about.. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:30pm EDT

Saturday -- 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 5:00pm EDT

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

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