Saturday, June 8, 2013

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 8th, the 159th day of 2013. There are 206 days left in the year.

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Bruins complete sweep of Penguins, reach Final.

Back-to-the-wall Kings expect big effort in Game 5.

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

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In New York City on this date in 1786, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time.

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USA Hockey Announces Schedule for U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp
Camp Highlighted by Olympic Day Celebration on June 22 and USWNT Roster Announcement on June 24
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the schedule for its U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp that will take place in Lake Placid, N.Y., June 18-23. The camp will culminate with the announcement of the U.S. Women’s National Team on June 24.
On June 22 as part of the camp, USA Hockey will participate in Lake Placid's Olympic Day celebration. Those wearing red, white and blue or USA apparel will be admitted free of charge to the USWNT scrimmage at 4 p.m. (1980 Herb Brooks Arena) with an autograpgh session featuring all players and staff to follow exclusively for those attending.
The roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team will be revealed on June 24 and those players will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
NOTES: The 41 athletes participating in the selection camp will be separated into two groups for daily practice sessions and off-ice training as well as four intrasquad scrimmages. Roster designations will be made available prior to the camp. All team practices and pre-game skates are open to the public. Tickets to the scrimmages on June 19-20, 23 can be purchased at the Olympic Center Box Office or by calling 518-523-3330. Media who wish to attend the camp should fill out the accreditation form by June 13.
U.S. Women's National Team On-Ice Schedule
2013 Selection Camp • June 18-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.(all times ET and subject to change)
Day/DateEventTime (EDT)Location (Rink)
Tues., June 18Practice - Team White9-11 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Practice - Team Blue3-5 p.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Wed., June 19Pre-Game Skate - Team Blue9-10 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Pre-Game Skate - Team White10-11 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Scrimmage (Team Blue vs. Team White)4-6:30 p.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Thurs., June 20Pre-Game Skate - Team White9-10 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Pre-Game Skate - Team Blue10-11 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Scrimmage (Team Blue vs. Team White)4-6:30 p.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Fri., June 21Practice - Team Blue9-11 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Practice - Team White3-5 p.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Sat., June 22Pre-Game Skate - Team White9-10 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Pre-Game Skate - Team Blue10-11 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
*Scrimmage (Team Blue vs. Team White)4-6:30 p.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Sun., June 23Pre-Game Skate - Team Blue9-10 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Pre-Game Skate - Team White10-11 a.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Scrimmage (Team Blue vs. Team White)4-6:30 p.m.1980 Herb Brooks Arena
*Scrimmage part of Olympic Day celebration.
Following the USWNT roster announcement on June 24, on-ice training will continue in Lake Placid on June 25-26.

Mark Johnson, Joe Mullen Named Head Coaches for
2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Pittsburgh
Former Penguins to Lead Top 2014 NHL Draft-Eligible Americans
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former Pittsburgh Penguins Mark Johnson (Madison, Wis.) and Joe Mullen (New York, N.Y.) will be the head coaches for the second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Sept. 26 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA Hockey announced today. The event, which will feature 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft, will be staged at CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Penguins.
Both Johnson and Mullen are members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and Lester Patrick Trophy recipients for their outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Johnson represented the U.S. at 12 major international tournaments, including the "Miracle on Ice" squad at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. Mullen skated for Team USA at the 1979 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship and three Canada Cups (1984, 1987, 1991).


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The first loan for the U.S. was repaid on this date in 1790. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.

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Heenan ready to build on last year's experience.

Dunk: Steinauer tasked with bringing back 'Steel City 'D'.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy on this date in 1861.

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Tampa, FL. — With General Manager Mark Dominik and QB Josh Freeman leading the way, more than two dozen Buccaneer players and staff members got buzz cuts Friday in the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's Cut for a Cure Challenge.

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Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner on this date in 1869.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Chris Archer, making his 2013 home debut, turned in the best performance of his brief Major League career on Friday, holding the slugging Orioles to one run on two hits in seven innings as the Rays beat Baltimore, 2-1, at Tropicana Field on the strength of Desmond Jennings' two-run homer.

Read the rest here.

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The penny postcard was authorized by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1872.

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Phoenix, AZ. -- For the Giants, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks is becoming a matter of subduing Paul Goldschmidt. They couldn't accomplish this Friday night, and the result was predictable.

Fast emerging as a Most Valuable Player candidate, Goldschmidt doesn't torment only the Giants. But he seems to deliver his most prodigious feats against them. The latest one was a three-run, eighth-inning homer off Jeremy Affeldt that spoiled San Francisco's otherwise taut effort and lifted the D-backs to a 3-1 triumph.

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"Lassie" debuted on ABC radio on this date in 1947. It was a 15-minute show.

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Get down Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your son do art, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley's seventh film, "Wild in the Country" premiered. 

1961 - Elvis Presley bought a 21-foot Coronado waterskiing boat.

1962 - Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley's movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Paradise Hawaiian Style" premiered.

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "U.S. Male" hit #15 in the U.K.

2000 - Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.


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Milton Berle hosted "Texaco Star Theater" on NBC-TV on this date in 1948. It was the show's debut.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The single "My Bonnie" hit #48 in the U.K. The song was released under the name Tony Sheridan & the Beatles.

1967 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.K.

1974 - Paul McCartney's single "Band On The Run" hit #1 in the U.S.

1979 - On "Midnight Special" Gloria Gaynor hosted Paul McCartney and Wings, Rod Stewart and Bad Company.

1979 - The Wings album "Back to the Egg" was released. 

1993 - The Paul McCartney and Wings album "Red Rose Speedway" was released on CD.

1998 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr appeared together in public for the first time in nearly 30 years. They attended a London memorial service for Linda McCartney.

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U.S. President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament on this date in 1982.


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Today in Sports History:

1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record with four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning. 

1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7). 

1969 - It was announced that there would be a single schedule for both the NFL and AFL. 

1986 - The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship. 

2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Modano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas. 

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 99th career playoff goal.

2002 - The Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes began playing the third game of their Stanley Cup Finals. The game lasted until 14 minutes and 47 seconds of the third overtime. The game ended past 1 a.m. the next day and was the third-longest Stanley Cup finals game in NHL history.

2005 - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 400 career home runs in a 12-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir on this date in 1998, ending America's three-year partnership with Russia. 


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Coming Up:



Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dupont Pioneer 250 at Pioneer Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Firestone 550 at Fort Worth, Texas 8:30pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

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

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee Indy Fest at West Allis, Wisconsin 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 8:05pm EDT



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