Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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

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Today is June 18th, the 169th day of 2013. There are 196 days left in the year.

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Bruins blank Blackhawks in Game 3, lead Final 2-1.

Reconfigured third line has sparked Bruins.

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

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Today's Birthday's: Baseball's Lou Brock is 74; Paul McCartney is 71; Carol Kane (Taxi, The Princess Bride) is 61; Blake Shelton (The Voice) is 37.

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USA Hockey Announces Roster Designations for
U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp 
Camp Includes Olympic Day Celebration on June 22 and USWNT Roster Announcement on June 24
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the blue and white team designations at its U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp that will be taking place in Lake Placid, N.Y., June 18-23. The 41 athletes participating in the selection camp have been separated into two groups for daily practice sessions and off-ice training as well as four intrasquad scrimmages. Click here for those rosters.
The camp will culminate with the announcement of the U.S. Women’s National Team on June 24. Those players will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
NOTES: Team Blue will be coached by Mark Hudak (Hanover, N.H./Dartmouth College) and Brian Durocher (Longmeadow, Mass./Boston University) and Team White by Laura Halldorson (Minneapolis, Minn./University of Minnesota) and Brett Strott (Bradenton Fla./Tampa Bay Junior Hockey Club). 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. 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 scrimmage with an autograph session featuring all players to follow exclusively for those attending.
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.

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NEW ON DVD - Released June 18

Jack the Giant Slayer
Movie 43
The Last Exorcism Part II
Stephen King's The Stand
Call the Midwife: Season Two
Workaholics: Season Three
Body of Proof: The Complete Third Season

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Steinberg's MMQB: Pre-season kicks off with a bang.

Ticats defensive line earns praise from Austin.

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

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President Obama's approval rating is dropping. [This after he tried to answer one of the Miss Universe interview questions.]

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced a number of transactions Monday which got the team to the CFL-mandated roster limit of 65.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders will play their final pre-season game this Thursday, June 20th at home against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620ckrm.com is set for 10:00pm EDT.

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The 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition begins Thursday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Twenty three teams from around the U.S. will compete in a competition which provides students with a practical application of the engineering principles they learn in the classroom.

... According the competition website, while concrete has become the most widely used building material in the world, it remains a mystery to many. However, the use of concrete in floating vessels is not new. In fact, the history of concrete boat building dates back to 1848, when Joseph Louis Lambot built thin-walled reinforced concrete boats for use at his estate in Miraval, France. Concrete was also used to build barges during World War II to replace scarce steel supplies.

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Tampa, FL. — The Buccaneers' Rookie Club continued a week of community interaction on Friday at Busch Gardens Tampa, where they joined a group from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay in a fun and educational scavenger hunt.

Read the rest here.


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A paper published in the journal Nature reports on some water that had been trapped 1½ miles below the Earth's surface in Canada for a long while. Scientists believe it to be the oldest isolated water ever studied, at least 1 billion years old and maybe as old as 2.64 billion. One of the paper's authors, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has tasted it, and it was "terrible. It is much saltier than seawater."

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- AWil Myers sounded eager to get his Major League career started as he talked to reporters on a conference call Monday night.

Read the rest here.

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A man was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for allegedly threatening to blow an FBI office with a dynamite-packed burrito.

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San Francisco, CA. -- In his 10 days with the Giants, Juan Perez has already made quite an impact on a squad depleted by injuries and currently running out lineups that more closely resemble something you would see in a Cactus League game in March.

Read the rest here.


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Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for a U.S. President on this date in 1873.

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Jimmy celebrates graduation with Gramma at McDonald's.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching old shows on the DVR, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on the "Big D Jamboree."

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "(You're The) Devil In Disguise" was released with "Please Don't Drag That String Around" as the B-side.

1975 - Elvis Presley underwent a face-lift at Mid-South Hospital in Memphis.

1977 - "Photoplay" magazine awarded Elvis Presley with its Gold Medal Award For Favorite Variety Star and Favorite Rock Music Star.


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Atlantic City, NJ, opened its Steel Pier on this date in 1898.

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Today in Beatles History:

1942 - James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool.

1968 - London's National Theatre premiered "In His Own Write." It was an adaptation of the writings of John Lennon.

1977 - "The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl" hit #1 in the U.K.


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The first degree in landscape architecture was granted by Harvard University on this date in 1925.

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Today in Sports History:

1953 - Seventeen major league baseball records were tied or broken in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. 

1960 - Tom Sheehan (San Francisco Giants) became the oldest first-time manager in major league baseball. Sheehan was 66 years, 2 months and 18 days old.

1975 - Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) hit three home runs, a triple and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers. He collected 10 RBIs.

1986 - Don Sutton won his 300th game in major league baseball.


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The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale on this date in 1927. The stamp was of Charles Lindbergh’s "Spirit of St. Louis.". 

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:05pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

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

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Johnsonville Sausage 200 presented by Menards at Road America 5:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 2:05pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Newton, Iowa 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 4:05pm EDT

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