Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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

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Today is July 9th, the 190th day of 2013. There are 175 days left in the year.

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Hall call: Three likely locks, but will fourth get in?

Jagr's agent says three teams 'very interested'.

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

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Today's Birthdays: O.J. Simpson is 66; Chris Cooper (American Beauty, two Bourne movies) is 62; Tom Hanks is 57; Fred Savage (Welcome to Mooseport, The Wonder Years, Working) is 37.

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Tom Minton Named Fourth Brendan Burke Intern
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Tom Minton (Pipersville, Pa.) has been named as the fourth recipient of the esteemed Brendan Burke Internship.
Minton will be based at USA Hockey's National Team Development Progam in Ann Arbor, Mich., and begin his duties in late August. His responsibilties with include interface with the NTDP, national teams, international events, and player development camps. He will also gain exposure to USA Hockey's acclaimed American Development Model and Coaching Education Program.
Established in April 2010, the Brendan Burke Internship is awarded annually to a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in hockey operations. The internship was founded in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who served as a student assistant for the Miami University men’s ice hockey team and was the son of Brian Burke, director of player personnel for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, general manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and current professional scout for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.
Brendan Burke passed away in an automobile accident on Feb. 5, 2010.
Minton, who graduated from Saint Joseph’s (Pa.) University in May with a master’s degree in biology, worked last season as both the director of hockey operations for the Neumann University men’s ice hockey team and as an assistant coach for the Saint Joseph’s University men’s ice hockey team. With Neumann, his responsibilities included in-game video breakdown, analyzing team systems and assisting with on-ice practices. With Saint Joseph’s, Minton was responsible for player development, player recruitment and the implementation of in-game defensive matchups, special teams systems and faceoff instruction.
He also spent time as interim head coach for the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s ice hockey team during part of the 2010-11 season and the entire 2011-12 season, as well as a stint working with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Philadelphia Flyers as a hockey operations intern.
NOTES: Previous Brendan Burke Interns include Ryan Breen (North Falmouth, Mass./Providence College), Stephen Greenberg (West Tisbury, Mass./Boston College) and Cole Burkhalter (Knoxville, Tenn./Canisius College) … Donations to the Brendan Burke Internship can be made by clicking here.
Gosselin to be Enshrined in University of Minnesota Duluth Hall of Fame
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Guy Gosselin (Colorado Springs, Colo.), a regional manager of USA Hockey’s American Development Model, will be enshrined into the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame it was announced last week by the university.
Gosselin played parts of five seasons (1982-87) on the blue line with the UMD men’s ice hockey team, helping the Bulldogs to the program’s first two National Collegiate Athletic Association Frozen Fours (1984, 1985), as well as its first two Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season (1983-84, 1984-85) and playoff titles (1984, 1985). As a captain during his senior campaign, Gosselin earned All-WCHA First Team and UMD most valuable player recognition.
Following his collegiate career, the Rochester, Minn. native suited up for Team USA at two Olympic Winter Games (1988,1992), serving as an alternate captain on the 1992 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that placed fourth in that tournament. Gosselin was also a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team on three occasions (1986, 1990, 1991) at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship.
Gosselin played professionally for parts of six seasons, including a five-game stint with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. He also skated with the Moncton Hawks of the American Hockey League for two seasons (1988-90) before playing in Sweden for two seasons (1990-91, 1992-93) with Skellftea AIK. Gosselin finished his decorated playing career with the International Hockey League’s Kansas City Blades in 1993-94.
In addition to his role as regional manager for the American Development Model, Gosselin has worked as an assistant coach with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team the past two years.

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Film buffs are excited this week over an Amazon.com Blu-ray special on the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection. The collection includes a number of Oscar winners and retails for $600. Amazon is now offering up the collection for just under $185.

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Video: Top Ten Plays of Week 2.

Status unclear: Tate day-to-day with forearm strain.

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

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The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel on this date in 1872.

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Regina, SK. -- The season may be only be two weeks old, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders have sent a message to the CFL that all the pre-season hype about their football team is for real and that they should be included in the equation of who is the best team in the league.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders get back at it quickly, playing at the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts this Thursday, July 11th, with kickoff on 620 ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3 set for 7:30pm EDT.

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A surfer at Sydney, Australia's Bondi Beach was knocked unconscious when a whale struck him with its tail. [Well, that the surfer's story. The whale claims it was only acting in self defense after the surfer came toward it with a fork and tartar sauce.]

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Tampa, FL. — It may pass quietly, but this year's Supplemental Draft will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, with six players hoping for the sort of opportunity that propelled Bernie Kosar, Cris Carter and, last year, Josh Gordon, to the pro ranks.

Read the rest here.


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NEW ON DVD - Released July 9

The Host
Dead Man Down
Admission
Tyler Perry's Temptation
Spring Breakers
Warehouse 13: Season Four
Dynasty: The Seventh Season, Vol. 1 & 2
Bonanza: Official Sixth Season, Vol. 1 & 2
Portlandia Season 3
Quincy, M.E.: Season Six

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Everybody figured Joe Maddon's rose-colored glasses had fogged up early in the season when the Rays manager talked about his club's slumping offense having the potential to become a "swarming" attack.

Read the rest here.

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The maker of Gorilla Glass -- the really tough material used on a lot of phone and tablet screens -- is developing glass technology that is anti-reflective and anti-microbial. That will mean less glare when using your phone outside, and fewer germs.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The longer Monday night's game lasted, the more aggravation the Giants endured in a 4-3, 16-inning loss to the New York Mets.

Read the rest here.

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Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company on this date in 1877.

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Jimmy with Eecees the Penguin and Flipper the Dolphin.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as house work, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - In Memphis, Elvis Presley attended the premiere of "Loving You."

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TV remains America's No. 1 news source, according to a new Gallup poll. Of those surveyed, 55% said TV was their main source for news and current events, compared to 21% for Internet.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles song "Rain" hit #23 in the U.S.

1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.

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George Clooney has split with model and TV host Stacy Keibler after nearly two years of dating.

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Today in Sports History:

1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.

1985 - Herschel Walker of the New Jersey Generals was named the Most Valuable Player in the United States Football League (USFL).

1985 - Joe Namath signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for "Monday Night Football."

1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.

2000 - Pete Sampras of the United States set a record when he won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon. It was his 13th Grand Slam title.

2002 - The major league baseball All-Star game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. Baseball commission Bud Selig called the game after both team managers informed him that they had run out of players.

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If you're going to a wedding soon, and are stumped for a gift, this is what brides and grooms want most: electric knives.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 12:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Car Race 1 at Toronto, Ontario 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- CNBC Prime The Profit 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Car Race 2 at Toronto, Ontario 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

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