Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is April 2nd, the 92nd day of 2013. There are 273 days left in the year.

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Sid's scoring missed, but Pens have vets to fill void.

Red-hot Penguins stay atop Super 16.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Emmylou Harris is 66; Chris Meloni (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, True Blood) is 52; Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Ingorlious Basterds, Prometheus) is 36.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with forward B.J. Crombeen on a two-year contract extension, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

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ON DVD TODAY - Released April 2

The Bible Miniseries
Hemingway & Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen)
Hello Dolly! (Blu-ray: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau)
The Killing: Season Two

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Quinnipiac Regains Sole Possession of 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 - #25
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Quinnipiac University, 500 (22)
T-1
29-7-5
17
2UMass-Lowell, 487 (12)
3
28-10-2
17
3St. Cloud State University, 420
11
25-15-1
14
4Yale University, 380
15
20-12-3
17
5University of Minnesota, 364
T-1
26-9-5
26
6Miami University, 352
5
25-12-5
26
7University of North Dakota, 286
7
22-13-7
26
8University of Notre Dame, 254
4
25-13-3
26
9Boston College, 240
6
22-12-4
26
10Union College, 202
13
22-13-5
15
11University of New Hampshire, 201
10
20-12-7
23
12Minnesota State University, 145
T-8
24-14-3
13
13University of Wisconsin, 101
T-8
22-13-7
7
14University of Denver, 59
12
20-14-5
26
15Niagara University, 55
14
23-10-5
8
Others receiving votes: Providence College, 11; Western Michigan University, 11; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 5; Boston University, 3
Canisius College, 3; Brown University, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the eighth straight week after sharing the No. 1 ranking with Minnesota last week ... The NCAA Men's Frozen Four begins next weekend, with Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State, UMass-Lowell and Yale ... The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will now take a one-week hiatus, returning with the final poll on April 15 ... 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 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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TODAY IN - 1978 (35 years ago), Dallas debuted on CBS. It starred Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen, Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie, Patrick Duffy as Bobby, Victoria Principal as Pam, Charlene Tilton as Lucy, and Jim Davis as Jock.

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Taman not done putting his stamp on Riders.

Party passes unveiled for 2013 Grey Cup festival.

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

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The 40-year-old gorilla at the Bronx Zoo died. [The news was particularly heartbreaking as the death occurred only days after it had signed a 1-year $10 million deal to come out of retirement and pitch for the Yankees.]

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Tampa, FL. — Buc fans looking for the total experience during Round One of the NFL Draft should head to Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, April 25 to enjoy the team's popular and free annual party.

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According to a new survey, almost half of women are scared to death of... poverty. That's a good fear, and it's shared by women in all income brackets. Six in 10 women now consider themselves the family breadwinner, and 54% handle the family finances. Even women in the 200-thousand-plus bracket fear becoming a "bag lady."

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Time to go hunt Easter eggs Daddy.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley performed his first concert outside of the U.S. at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

1960 - Elvis Presley was named the Best-Selling Male Artist at the first annual National Association of Recording Merchandisers Awards in Las Vegas.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Moody Blue" hit #6 in the U.K.

1996 - A revival of the 1970's musical "Elvis" opened in London. Timothy Whitnall played the 1960's Elvis and P.J. Proby played Elvis in the later years.

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President Barack Obama played basketball with some kids at the White House Monday during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll festivities. Unofficial stats marked his shooting performance at 2-for-22. And he missed his first 18 shots.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles finished recording the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

1971 - Ringo Starr released his debut single, "It Don't Come Easy."

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a news conference in New York to discuss their appeal of the Immigration Department's decision to deport John.

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A New Hampshire woman called 911. The 57-year-old woman told firefighters she wanted help in ordering Chinese takeout. She was arrested for misuse of 911.

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Today in Sports History:

1984 - John Thompson became the first black coach to lead his team to the NCAA college basketball championship.

1984 - In Baltimore, President Reagan threw out the first ball in the season opener between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox.

1985 - The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season.

1986 - Paul Coffey (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 47th and 48th goals of the season. He broke Bobby Orr's NHL record for most goals by a defenseman. Orr had scored 46 goals in 1974-75.

1995 - The costliest strike in professional sports history ended when baseball owners agreed to let players play without a contract.

2003 - Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers) became the youngest player to hit 300 homeruns. He beat Jimmie Foxx's record by 79 days.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 3,565,718: Tickets sold for Philadelphia Phillies games in 2012, the most in Major League Baseball. A close second in ticket sales was the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay sold the least number of tickets in 2012: 1,559,681.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 3:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 3:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- Hondy Indy Car Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:05pm EDT

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

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

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