Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is June 25th, the 176th day of 2013. There are 189 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks' late goals stun Bruins to win Stanley Cup.

McQuaid: The most disappointing loss of my life.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Carly Simon is 68; Jimmie Walker (Good Times) is 66; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 59; TV chef Anthony Bourdain is 57; Ricky Gervais (The Office) is 52; Angela Kinsey (The Office) is 42.

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USA Hockey Announces Roster for U.S. Women's National Team

 

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - USA Hockey announced today the 25-player roster for the U.S. Women's National Team that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games here at a press conference this morning. The announcement is the culmination of a seven-day selection camp that began on June 17 in Lake Placid and included 41 players. For a complete roster, which features 13 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders, click here.
“We had a tremendous camp with our country's best players and faced some very difficult decisions," said Reagan Carey, director of women's hockey for USA Hockey. "We thank everyone for their dedication and congratulate those that made the team."
Of the 25 players, 12 have previously represented the U.S. in the Olympic Winter Games, including three-time Olympian Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.). Members of the team range in age from 16-31, with Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Mo.) the youngest player and Chu the oldest. In total, the rostered players have represented the U.S. in 1,384 games in international competitions between 1999 and 2013.
Ten members of Team USA played NCAA Division I women's ice hockey during the 2012-13 season, with eight participating in the 2013 NCAA tournament. Four of those eight players advanced to the Women's Frozen Four and three captured the national title as part of the University of Minnesota. Nine players competed in the Canadian Women's Hockey League with eight winning the Clarkson Cup with the Boston Blades.
NOTES: For more information on the team, click here ... Reagan Carey, USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. As previously announced,Katey Stone, head coach of the women's ice hockey team at Harvard University will be the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team and will also serve as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team ... The U.S. Women's National Team will enter a residency program in early September and will primarily train at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford, Mass. ... The final 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, which will include 18 forwards/defensemen and three goaltenders, will be announced in late December.

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Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire on this date in 1867.

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Worth watching: 10 players to keep an eye on.

Irving: Investors Group Field has 'pronounced wow factor.'

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

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NEW ON DVD - Released June 25

The Call
Shaun of the Dead (Steelbook)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
CSI: NY - The Final Season
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - The Complete Series

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Regina, SK - Ready or not, the 2013 Canadian Football League season is upon us.

For the Saskatchewan Roughriders, their Week 1 game is at the Edmonton Eskimos Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm (TSN, CKRM Rider Radio Network), and after a 1-1 preseason the question is; are they truly ready?

Read the rest here.

Saskatchewan opens their regular season on Saturday, June 29th at the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN2, is set for 3:30pm EDT.

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A pig farmer is Washington state is feeding marijuana plants to his pigs. [Talk about smoked bacon.]

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Tampa, FL. — The Buc fans' inside man returns with another Q&A session, touching on such topics as the chain crew, snapping losing streaks, rule changes and, of course, the long-waited Answer Man superhero movie.

Read the rest here.


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The president of Russia's Sochi Olympic Committee tweeted Monday that the Olympic torch will be going into space. Cosmonauts will carry an official Sochi 2014 Olympic torch to the International Space Station, and then out on a spacewalk. It will not be lit during the flight, while on the ISS, or on the spacewalk. Cosmonauts will take the torch to the space station in early November.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Wil Myers' home run trumped everything on the excitement meter, but Jeremy Hellickson's outing might have been the best thing that happened for the Rays on Monday night.

A combination of the former and the latter added up to 4-1 Rays win that ended the Blue Jays' 11-game winning streak.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1868, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- While steering the Giants to four consecutive winning seasons, Bruce Bochy virtually purged his vocabulary of "buzzard's luck," a phrase he uses when little goes right for his ballclub.

Monday night, however, Bochy dusted off that saying, and for good reason. A sequence of bad breaks helped the Los Angeles Dodgers secure a 3-1 victory over the Giants, who fell to .500 (38-38). It marked the latest that they've reached the break-even level since 2008 -- a year when they never topped that mark, giving Bochy numerous opportunities to use his familiar lament.

Read the rest here.


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A man who was caught last year getting frisky with a couch discarded on a Wisconsin street pleaded guilty Monday to a public lewdness charge. The man's (Gerard Streator) late-night furniture tryst was interrupted by an off-duty cop out for a jog.

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I don't know. Maybe he's building a baseball stadium.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Stanley Cup Finals, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley returned to Memphis after finishing his duties with the film "Jailhouse Rock."

1958 - Elvis Presley's parents celebrated their 25th anniversary.

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Little Sister." The single was released in August 1961.

2002 - A remixed version of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was released.

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In Philadelphia, PA on this date in 1877, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Sir William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil at the Centennial Exhibition.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" live on the British TV program "Our World." Marianne Faithfull sang in the chorus.

1992 - Ringo Starr performed at "Summerfest '92 The Big Encore" in Milwaukee, WI.

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On this date in 1910, the U.S. Congress authorized the use of postal savings stamps.

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - Babe Ruth became the second American League player to hit a home run in four consecutive games.

1921 - Jock Hutchinson became the first U.S. citizen to win the British Open.

1968 - Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit a grand-slam home run in his first game with the Giants. He was the first player to debut with a grand-slam.

1985 - ABC’s "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

1985 - New York Yankees officials enacted the rule that mandated that the team’s bat boys were to wear protective helmets during all games.

1997 - The NHL officially approved expansion to 30 teams by the year 2000 with the announcement of new teams in Atlanta, Columbus, Minnesota and Nashville.

2002 - Muhammad Ali received a humanitarian award at the second annual BET awards.

2003 - Todd McFarlane bought Barry Bonds 73rd home run ball at auction for $517,500.

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In New York on this date in 1951, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV's at the time.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 12:10pm EDT

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

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 3:30pm EDT

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm 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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