Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is May 14th, the 134th day of 2013. There are 231 days left in the year.

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Bergeron's OT goal caps insane Bruins' comeback.

Rangers rout Capitals in Game 7 to face Bruins.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Movie producer George Lucas (Star Wars films) is 69; Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood 2010, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hobbit movies) is 44; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 29; Miranda Cosgrove (Drake & Josh, iCarly) is 20.

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Tampa, FL. --The Lightning are looking to fans to select the Unsung Hero of the 2012-13 season in the Fan's Choice Awards...

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released May 14

Cloud Atlas
Texas Chainsaw
Liz & Dick
Dexter Season 7
Roseanne: The Complete Series
3rd Rock From the Sun - The Complete Series
That 70s Show - The Complete Series

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FRISCO, Texas - The Wenatchee Wild’s season came to a disappointing end with a 5-0 loss Monday against the Amarillo Bulls in the Robertson Cup championship at Dr Pepper Arena.

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William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois on this date in 1804. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."

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NTDP Announces Six Commitments for 2013-14 Season
One Forward, Four Defensemen and One Goaltender Latest
to be Named to U.S. National Under-17 Team

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Forward Dennis Yan (Troy, Mich.), along with defensemen Christian Evers (Waukee, Iowa), Casey Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.), Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass.) and Jospeh Masonius (Spring Lake, N.J.) and goaltender Michael Lackey (Washington, D.C.) have committed to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for the 2013-14 season. The players, all from the 1997 birth year, will compete as members of the U.S. National Under-17 Team.
Player
Pos.
2012-13 Team
Regular-Season Stats
Playoff Stats
(if applicable)
College Commitment
(if applicable)
Notes
Christian EversDOmaha Lancers Midget Minor70GP
27-44--71
North Dakota
Casey FitzgeraldDMalden Catholic High School (Mass.)25GP
6-17--23
Boston CollegeSon of former NHL forward, Tom Fitzgerald
Noah HanifinDSt. Sebastian's School (Mass.)30GP
11-25--36
Boston College
Michael LackeyGPhillips Exeter Academy (N.H.)24GP
2.43, .905
Princeton
Joseph MasoniusDNJ Hitmen Jr. A10GP
1-2--3
1GP
0-0--0
New HampshireMember of 2013 EJHL Dineen Cup Champions
Dennis YanFBelle Tire Midget Major (Mich.)40GP
30-15--45
8GP
6-3--9
NOTES: The 2013-14 U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S. It will also compete in three international competitions, including the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia ... Casey Fitzgerland (North Reading, Mass.) is the son of former NHL, World Junior Championship and World Championship forward, Tom Fitzgerald, who currently serves as the assistant to the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins ... The roster currently stands at 11 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders, having previously announced commitments by forwards Jeremy Bracco (Freeport, N.Y.), Christian Fischer (Wayne, Ill.), Jordan Greenway (Potsdam, N.Y.), Luke Kirwan (DeWitt, N.Y.), Luke Kunin (Chesterfield, Mo.), Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Jack Roslovic (Columbus, Ohio), Matthew Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.), Brendan Warren (Carleton, Mich.) and Colin White (Hanover, Mass.), along with defensemen Nicholas Boka (Plymouth, Mich.), Caleb Jones (Frisco, Texas), Charles MacAvoy (Long Island, N.Y.) and Zach Werenski (Grosse Pointe, Mich.), and netminder Luke Opilka (St. Louis, Mo.).

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Nearly 700 people thus far have registered to run for president of Iran. [And you thought our presidential debates were too long.]

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Edmonton, AB. -- The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Ty Rattie is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 12, 2013.

Read the rest here.

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Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk on this date in 1853.

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Canadians Bamba, Alexandre join Eskimos.

Alouettes ink pair of local draft picks.

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

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Kerry Lee Bobo apparently thought that a pistol wrapped in aluminum foil would be undetectable to airport X-ray machines -- and he's now facing a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle the loaded weapon on a flight from San Francisco to Europe. In addition to the foil-wrapped gun, TSA screeners also found a taser. During questioning, Bobo said that he was continuing on to Nairobi from Amsterdam and had packed the gun "to protect himself from animals while in Kenya."

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Tampa, FL. — The process of building a Super Bowl champion starts with constructing a team that has the capacity to win a division.

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Someone hijacked a portable traffic sign in Winter Park, Florida, and changed a construction message to "Smoke weed erryday." Note the spelling error -- which likely indicates our signjacker was taking his own advice.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday, after hitting .464 with 11 RBIs over the previous seven days.

Read the rest here.

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After releasing her own tanning products, footwear and even soda, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will now launch a line of sunglasses for kids. The mini shades collection took inspiration from her 9-month-old baby boy, Lorenzo.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants' starting pitchers no longer look lost, but they'll need a few more encouraging turns of the rotation to prove they're on the right path.

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TODAY IS CHICKEN DANCE DAY - Ready to do the Chicken Dance together? Alright, here we go!

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Jimmy tries out his new slide whistle.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as listening to your schnauzer snore, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" hit #11 in the U.K.

1983 - The Elvis Presley single "Baby I Don't Care" hit #61 in the U.K.


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Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of Europe on this date in 1879.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" (with guest host Joe Garagiola).

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"The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time on this date in 1897. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.

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Today in Sports History:

1874 - McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first college football game to charge admission. 

1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time for the games to be played in the U.S.

1906 - The flagpole at the White Sox ballpark broke during the pennant-raising.

1913 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) ended his scoreless streak of 56 innings.

1918 - Stan Coveleski (Cleveland Indians) set a club record when he pitched 19 innings.

1918 - Sunday baseball games were made legal in Washington, DC.

1920 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) won his 300th game against Detroit.

1967 - Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees) hit his 500th career home run.

1972 - Willie Mays hit a home run in his first game as a New York Met.

1983 - Rosa Mota set a female world record when she ran the 20k in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 55.5 seconds.

1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run. He passed Mickey Mantle to move into 6th place on the all-time list.

1989 - Kirby Pucket hit his 6th consecutive double.

1995 - Eddie Murray hit his 463rd career home run to tie for 18th on the all-time list.

1997 - The Baseball Executive Council suspended New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

2002 - It was announced that Ken Hitchcock had signed a four-year contract to be head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station on this date in 1973.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- All Star Race at Charlotte Mototr Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

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

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