Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 31st, the 212th day of 2013. There are 153 days left in the year.

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Ten top candidates for a bounce-back season.

May, Jeanneret forever linked by 'May Day' goal.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Wesley Snipes (will be seein in 2014's The Expendables 3) is 51; Author J.K. Rowling is 48; Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) is 47; B.J. Novak (Inglourious Basterds, Ryan Howard on The Office) is 34.

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30 Players Invited to 2013 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Evaluation Camp
Event Set for Aug. 13-18 in Lake Placid in Preparation for 2013 Under-18 Series vs. Canada
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the 30 players that have been invited to the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Evaluation Camp, Aug. 13-18, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The players will be auditioning for spots on the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team that will take part in the 2013 Under-18 Series vs. Canada, Aug. 22-25, in Lake Placid. The 22-player roster will be announced on Aug. 19 with practice sessions starting that day.

The camp will open with testing on Aug. 13 at Lake Placid's Olympic Center prior to taking the ice on Aug. 14 at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. A full on-ice schedule is listed below and a complete list of players invited to the 2013 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Evaluation Camp can be found here. Players will be split into two teams (blue and white) for the duration of camp and all on-ice sessions are open to the public.
Of the 30 players attending, Sydney Baldwin (Shorewood/Minn.), Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.), Maddie Rolfes(West Des Moines, Iowa) Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.), Taylor Williamson (Edina, Minn.) and Grace Zarecki (Chicago, Ill.) were members of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Evaluation Camp last year that advanced to the Under-18 Series vs. Canada.

In addition to Baldwin, Cianfarano, Rolfes, and Zarecki, Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.), Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Maliya Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Baylee Wellhausen (Williams Bay, Wis.) helped the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team collect the silver medal this past January at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Under-18 World Championship in Heinola, Finland.
NOTES: Go to usahockey.com for complete coverage of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Evaluation Camp and follow @usahockey on twitter. Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is serving as the general manager of Team USA at the 2013 Under-18 Series against Canada and the 2014 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship ... Jeff Kampersal (Pennington, N.J.), head women's ice hockey coach at Princeton University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team for the 2013-14 season ... The assistant coaches are Courtney Kennedy (Somerville, Mass.), associate women's ice hockey coach at Boston College and Katie Lachapelle (Winthrop, Mass.), assistant women's ice hockey coach at Boston University. The Under-18 Series is a three-game competition vs. Canada that began in 2007. Over the course of those six years, the United States has an 8-10 record. The IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship is scheduled to be played for the seventh time and will include teams from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. The dates and location of the tournament will be announced at a later date. Team USA captured gold in each of the first two years of the tournament (2008, 2009) and again in 2011 and the silver medal in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

2013 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Evaluation Camp On-Ice ScheduleAug. 14-18 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
DateEventTime (EDT)
Wed., Aug. 14Practice - Team White8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Practice - Team Blue10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Practice - Team White4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Practice - Team Blue7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 15Practice - Team Blue8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Practice - Team White9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Game - Team Blue vs. Team White6:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 16Practice - Team White10:00 a.m. - noon
Practice - Team Blue1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 17Practice - Team White8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Practice - Team Blue9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Game - Team Blue vs. Team White6:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 18Practice - Team Blue8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Practice - Team White9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Game - Team Blue vs. Team White6:00 p.m.
*all game and practice times subject to change

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On this date in 1498, Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad.

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Collaros captains Good Ship Argo past Lions.

Alouettes won't get ahead of themselves following win.

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

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On this date in 1792, the cornerstone of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was laid. It was the first building to be used only as a U.S. government building.

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Regina, SK. -- It's that time of year; it’s time to scout the NFL Camps. This is my eleventh year scouting the NFL, it is a great time of year.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the bye week, followed by a Friday, August 9th game at the Calgary Stampeders, a team they beat 36-21 in week two. Game time is 9:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, NBC Sports Network and ESPN3.com.

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London firefighters report that over the last 3 years they've seen a huge increase in the number of people with personal body parts caught in various household objects. [Their rescue efforts will soon be made into a movie called Saving Private Ryan's privates.]

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Tampa, FL. — Josh Freeman says he's focused on trying to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the playoffs, not the big contract he probably will command if he's able to accomplish that mission.

Read the rest here.

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A survey of 3,000 people found that women are more likely to cheat than men. The poll showed that 9 percent of men were certain they'd be unfaithful if they fell for somebody else. On the other hand, a whopping 25 percent of female respondents said they would definitely have an affair if an outsider piqued their interest.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Roberto Hernandez caught the scent of a complete-game shutout on Tuesday night.

Though the veteran right-hander did not get the shutout, he did come away with his first complete game since 2010, which gave the Rays a 5-2 win over the D-backs at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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What you do on your computer is your bosses business, too, right? Like or not, the answer seems to be yes. Two-thirds of employers are using some type of electronic monitoring at the office to watch where you surf and who you communicate with. Oh, and this is now applying more and more to company issued cell phones, too.

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Philadelphia, PA. -- If Barry Zito doesn't soon end his road struggles, the Giants might end them for him.

Zito's flawed pitching persisted Tuesday night, creating more speculation over his status in the starting rotation, as the Giants' losing streak grew to five games with a 7-3 setback administered by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Read the rest here.

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No, you don't watch it. You're too busy with reruns of Downton Abbey. But in case you want to check it out, Honey Boo Boo is on TLC tonight.

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Jimmy likes his super hero book.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as making waffles for breakfast, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley received a speeding ticket in Hattiesburg, MS. He was on his way to Memphis.

1969 - Elvis Presley performed his first live concert since March 25, 1961. He opened a four-week engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

1971 - The album "Love Letters From Elvis" hit #7 in the U.K.

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The Sharknado storm continues to build: the third time proved to be the charm for the made-for-TV movie about a tornado full of sharks over the weekend with 2.1 million viewers. Saturday night's third airing of Sharknado was the most-watched original movie encore in Syfy history.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 -  
In Birmingham, AL, citizens burned Beatles albums and memorabilia. The incident arose from a John Lennon interview with Maureen Cleave in "Datebook" magazine.

1968 - The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closed after heavy losses.

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MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time on this date in 1928. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."

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Today in Sports History:

1932 - Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name.

1961 - The first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston's Fenway Park.

1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.

2001 - Korey Stringer (Minnesota Vikings) collapsed during practice. The 27-year-old died the next day of multiple organ failure due to heatstroke.

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On this date in 1971, men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV).

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

Friday --  

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by Enlist Weed Control System 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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

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