Monday, June 3, 2013

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Today is June 3rd, the 154th day of 2013. There are 211 days left in the year.


Blackhawks chase Kings' Quick in Game 2 win.

Bylsma not losing faith in Vokoun after Game 1 loss.

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Today's Birthdays: Cuban president Raul Castro is 82; golfer Hale Irwin is 68; newsman Anderson Cooper is 46; tennis pro Rafael Nadal is 27


U.S. National Inline Team Downs Slovenia, 13-3,
at 2013 IIHF InLine World Championship 
Noe Notches Five Points; 14 of 15 Players Register a Point
DRESDEN, Germany – Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) notched five points (4G, 1A) and 14 of 15 Team USA players registered a point as the United States defeated Slovenia, 13-3, here today in its opening game of the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine World Championship.
"We got off to a great start against Slovenia today," said Joe Cook, head coach of the U.S. National Inline Team. "Overall I was very satisfied with the way the team played today. We had all three lines contributing offensively and we look forward to tomorrow's game against Canada."
The U.S. scored early and often to seize momentum. Just 1:20 into the game, Rob Alexander (Mission Viejo, Calif.) scored after a cross-rink pass from Noe. Pat Cannone (Bayport, N.Y.), Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Noe each found the back of the net within the next 3:50 to give the U.S. a 4-0 lead. Slovenia scored at 10:33 to pull within three.
In the second period, Team USA reestablished its four-goal lead with a power-play goal from Noe at 6:08. Only 18 seconds later, Matt White (Whittier, Calif.) gave the U.S. a 6-1 advantage heading into halftime.
Slovenia scored first in the third period, netting a power-play tally at the 1:28 mark. Team USA responded quickly with a pair of goals from Noe at 1:52 and 2:24. C.J. Yoder (Colorado Springs, Colo.) tallied his first goal of the game at 9:30 and Cadiz notched his second at 10:04 to give the U.S. a 10-2 lead entering the final frame.
Slovenia struck first again in the final frame, cutting the deficit to 10-3 at 0:54. Team USA responded quickly again, with a Nielsson Arcibal (Carlsbad, Calif.) tally 17 seconds later. White added two more goals, including one shorthanded, to complete the hat trick and give the U.S. the 13-3 victory.
Jerry Kuhn III (Southgate, Mich.) made 20 stops for Team USA in the win, while Matevz Grabnar turned aside 14 shots and Peter Skrabelj had 12 saves for Slovenia.
Team USA will be back in action Monday (June 3) at noon EDT against Canada. A full schedule can be found below.
NOTES: Travis Noe was named Team USA's player of the game ... Goaltender Nick Maricic is an alumnus of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (2006-08) and won the 2013 NCAA Men's Frozen Four as a member of Yale University ... Joe Cook (Mission Viejo, Calif.), a former U.S. National Inline Team member, is serving as head coach of the U.S. National Inline Team for the fourth time ... In the 16 year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has won five gold medals (1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2010), four silver medals (1998, 2001, 2009, 2011) and three bronze medals (2000, 2003, 2005). There was no tournament held in 1999.
Scoring By Period

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Alexander (Kettler, Noe), 1:20; 2, USA, Cannone (White), 3:29; 3, USA, Cadiz (Thompson, Arcibal); 4:08; 4, USA, Noe (Alexander, Kettler), 5:10; 5, SLO, Kralj (Kadic), 10:33. Penalties: SLO, Kadic (hooking), 6:48.
Second Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Noe (Alexander), 6:08 (pp); 7, USA, White (Rodriguez), 6:26. Penalties: SLO, Kralj (interference), 1:44; USA, J. Yoder (cross-checking), 7:30; USA, Arcibal (roughing), 9:54; SLO, Ograjensek (tripping), 9:54.
Third Period - Scoring: 8, SLO, Remar (Kralj, Berlisk); 1:28 (pp); 9, USA, Noe (Kettler, Novac), 1:52; 10, USA, Noe (Novac, Rodriguez), 2:24; 11, USA, C. Yoder (Rodriguez, Eveland), 9:30; 12, USA, Cadiz, 10:04. Penalties: USA, Thompson (body-checking), 0:26; USA, Rodriguez (cross-checking), 4:11; SLO, Kuralt (slashing), 7:01; USA, Kettler (slashing), 11:21.
Fourth Period - Scoring: 13, SLO, Berlisk (Kadic, Kralj), 0:54; 14, USA, Arcibal (Thompson), 1:11; 15, USA, White (Cannone, Kettler), 7:32; 16, USA, White, 11:05 (sh). Penalties: USA, Arcibal (hooking), 10:09.

Shots by Period
Goaltenders (SH/SV)1234Total
SLO, Grabnar, 26:2410/610/82/0--22/14
SLO, Skrabelj, 21:36----7/510/717/12
USA, Kuhn, 48:003/25/59/86/523/20

Power Play: USA 1-3; SLO 1-5
 USA 6-9; SLO 4-6

Team USA 2013 IIHF InLine World Championship Schedule
Dresden, Germany • Dresden Arena 
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)/ResultLive Streaming
Sun., June 2SloveniaW,
Mon., June 3Canada6:00 p.m./12:00
Tues., June 4Slovakia2:00 p.m./8:00
Thurs., June 6QuarterfinalsTBDTBD
Fri., June 7SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sat., June 8Bronze Medal Game4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.
Gold Medal Game7:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.

Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain on this date in 1539.


Argos' Mitchell reports with new renewed optimism.

BC rookie Haidara impressing early on at Lions camp.

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Today is Leave the Office Early Day.


Tampa, FL. — Photos from the practice field..

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The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army on this date in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.


Cleveland, OH. -- It's an epidemic spreading throughout the Rays' clubhouse, and no hitter appears immune.

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An 18-year-old high school student, who built a nuclear reactor, was disqualified from a science fair on a technicality. [Do you really want to tick off a kid who can build a nuclear reactor?]


St. Louis, MO. -- The Giants' 4-2 victory Sunday over the St. Louis Cardinals provided a welcome disruption of their twin slumps.

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John Adams moved to Washington, DC on this date in 1800. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.


Jimmy comes to get his diploma.


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


Today in Elvis History

1949 - Elvis Presley received a school report card on which he was given an "A" in English and a "C" in Music.

1959 - Elvis Presley developed an abscessed tonsil. He spent a week in Frankfurt Military Hospital.

1961 - Elvis Presley's single "Surrender" hit #1 in the U.K.

1961 - The Elvis Presley album "His Hand in Mine" hit #3 in the U.K.

1972 - The reissue of the album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #48 in the U.K.

1982 - Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.  


A Florida retiree has donated 100 gallons since 1977. Harold Mendenhall, who's 84, started giving blood when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer decades ago, and he has never stopped.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Ringo Starr collapsed from exhaustion and a bad case of tonsillitis. His temporary replacement was Jimmy Nicol.


On this date in 1856, Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine.


Today in Sports History:

1851 - The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. They wore straw hats, white shirts and blue trousers.

1932 - Lou Gehrig became the first American League player to hit four home runs in one game.

1980 - ESPN began televising college world series games.

1987 - The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros combined for three grand slams in one game.

1989 - The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4. The game lasted 22 innings and took over seven hours to play.

2003 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The bat he was using was a corked bat.


Left handed dogs are more likely to be aggressive to strangers than those that are right-pawed. Australian researchers tested a group of dogs to see which paw they preferred to use for basic tasks and then analyzed their behavioral traits. They found while there was no link with levels of excitability or attention seeking, the animals which were 'left-pawed' were much more likely to act aggressively towards people they did not know. See related in Bits & Breaks.


DOVER, Del. -- In a race that was won by a choice on pit road, rather than by speed on the race track, Joey Logano parlayed a strategic late-race call into victory in Saturday's 5-Hour Energy 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.

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Pascale Honore enjoyed watching her sons surf the waves near her home in Australia. But she was paralyzed in a car accident 18 years ago, so she thought that she'd never be able to join them. Tyron Swan, a professional diver and friend, however, thought that it could be done. How? By duct-taping Pascale to his back. Check out the video.


DOVER, Del. -- A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.

After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart -- a sanction Johnson protested vehemently -- Stewart passed Juan Pablo Montoya on Lap 398 of 400 to win Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.

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The New York Office of Mental Health is selling on eBay a used morgue refrigerator from a Manhattan psychiatric ward. About a day after the item was first posted on the auction website, the price was at $1,050. The eBay listing describes the refrigerator as "used" with "signs of cosmetic wear" but "fully operational." Here's the eBay auction site.


DETROIT, MI. -- With his black firesuit with white piping sans sponsor logos, Mike Conway looked somewhat out of place as awards were being presented for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.

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DETROIT, MI. -- After multiple cautions that jumbled the running order and ruined the weekend for many drivers on Belle Isle. After multiple pit stop and tire strategies seeking to gain an advantage on the 2.346-mile, 13-turn street circuit. After multiple battles and high drama, let alone tempers, stood Simon Pagenaud in Victory Circle.

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After Earth, the $135-million sci-fi flick costarring Will Smith and his son Jaden had an apocalyptic debut of $27 million. Fast & Furious 6 was No. 1 again, with $34.5 million in ticket sales during its second weekend in theaters.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:08pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

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


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

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