Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 15th, the 196th day of 2013. There are 169 days left in the year.

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Bruins looking to youngsters for contributions.

Bowman expects healthy, competitive Hawks camp.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Linda Ronstadt is 67; Terry O'Quinn (Lost, West Wing, Alias) is 61; Forest Whitaker (Platoon, The Last King of Scotland) is 52; Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210) is 40.

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2013 U.S. Under-17 Select Team Unveiled
U.S. Team to Compete at the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 20-player roster for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that will compete in the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Aug. 14-18 in Trnava, Slovakia.
The 20 players on the U.S. roster all participated in the USA Hockey Boys’ Select 16 Player Development Camp, which took place from July 7-13 at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, N.Y.
The U.S. roster features 12 forwards, including Brock Boeser (Burnsville, Minn.), who led the Boys' Select 16 Player Development Camp with 12 points (4 goals, 8 assists) in six games. The six-man defensive unit for Team USA includes Tory Dello (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Vasili Kolias (Schaumburg, Ill.) and Zachary Osburn (Plymouth, Mich.), who each recorded at least four points during the Select 16 Player Development Camp. Sharing goaltending duties will be Kris Oldham (Anchorage, Alaska) and Nicholas Vilardo (Clarence, N.Y.).
For a complete roster, click here.
For complete Under-17 Five Nations Tournament coverage, click here.
NOTES: The 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will include teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States … Pat Mikesch (Green Bay, Wis.) will serve as head coach, while Pat Boller (Danbury, Conn.) will fill the role of assistant coach for the 2013 U.S. Under-17 Select Team … The 20 players on the U.S. roster represent 10 different states. Michigan leads the way with four players, while New York and Illinois each have three … Follow the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament on Twitter by following@USAHockeyScores and using #5nations ... The annual USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp provides top young players with concentrated on- and off-ice instruction as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level against other players form their age group.
Team USA 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Schedule
August 14-18 – Trnava, Slovakia
DateOpponentTime (Local/ET)Location
Wed., Aug. 14Czech Republic5:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.Trnava
Thurs., Aug. 15Switzerland2:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.Trnava
Sat., Aug. 17Germany2:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.Trnava
Sun., Aug. 18Slovakia3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.Trnava

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Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union on this date in 1870.

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2013 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 3.

MUST WATCH: Sinopoli One-Handed Snag.

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

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According to research by the Wall Street Journal, the average 3-hour baseball game contains only 18 minutes of action. [Which means that they're still getting more done than Congress.]

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Regina, SK. -- An off-season spent in Saskatchewan is paying off for Saskatchewan Roughriders cornerback Macho Harris.

Read the rest here.

The Riders next play on Sunday, July 21st at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.


Visit the team's official website, riderville.com.

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In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened on this date in 1885.

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Tampa, FL. — Remember that contract extension that Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams, as of last month, believed was “very close?”

Read the rest here.

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Twinkies are returning to store shelves nationwide today (Monday). However, Walmart on Friday said 1,600 of its stores were already selling the golden spongecakes.

... The revitalized Hostess will also be producing fruit pies, Ho-Hos, Orange Cupcakes, Suzy Qs, Zingers, and more, but some of those won't be available until early next month. Sno-balls are due out in the fall.


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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Chris Archer's shutout led the way for a 5-0 Rays win over the Astros on Sunday as the Rays head into the All-Star Break on a 14-2 run.

Read the rest here.

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While your social media profile can be a great asset in your job search, a new CareerBuilder study shows it can also end up costing you the job. More than two in five (43%) hiring managers who currently research candidates using social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, up 9% from last year.

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San Diego, CA. -- Tim Lincecum's no-hitter against the Padres on Saturday was more than just a historic event. It marked the affirmation of his development as a pitcher.

Read the rest here.

San Diego, CA. -- Despite Sunday's 10-1 loss to the Padres, the Giants have regained their equilibrium after stumbling through most of the previous two months.

Read the rest here.

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Game maker Rovio has come out with a teaser for what appears to be a new Angry Birds game. We're to find out today what the new game is.

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It's Captain America Jimmy!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" hit #1 in the U.S.

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "All Shook Up" hit #1 in the U.K.

1963 - Principal photography began on the Elvis Presley film "Viva Las Vegas."

1989 - The white suit and cape that Elvis Presley wore during the "Aloha From Hawaii" TV concert was stolen from the home of Presley impersonator Charlie Stickerod.

1997 - The Elvis Presley album "Platinum - A Life in Music" was released.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single "Sinking In" on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

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In Seattle, WA, on this date in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - John Lennon's mother, Julia, died in a road accident in Liverpool.

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Pacific Rim earned an underwhelming $38.3 million to take third place at the box office in its opening weekend. Grown Ups 2 was in second place. For the second week in a row, Despicable Me 2 took the No. 1 spot, bringing in $44.8 million.

... Four new films open wide this week.

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford.

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) became the first pitcher in two decades to win two no-hitters in a season.

1985 - Baseball players voted to strike on August 6th if no contract was reached with baseball owners. The strike turned out to be just a one-day interruption.

1999 - In Seattle, WA, the inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 50 million: Twinkies that will ship in the first two weeks of their return.

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LOUDON, N.H. -- Despite a snafu in the pits that cost him six positions -- temporarily -- Kyle Busch steamrolled the field in Saturday’s CNBC Prime's 'The Profit 200' at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Read the rest here.

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The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia on this date in 1922. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

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LOUDON, N.H. -- Surprise! The Michael Waltrip Racing driver almost everyone expected to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn’t in Victory Lane.

But his part-time teammate was. Making the most of his limited stint in MWR’s No. 55 Toyota, Brian Vickers solidified his claim to a permanent seat in the car with a stunning victory at the Magic Mile.

Read the rest here.

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The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars on this date in 1965.

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Toronto, ON. -- Scott Dixon won Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto from the fifth starting position. He'll have an advantageous starting position in Race 2 in an effort to claim the $100,000 SONAX Perfect Finish Award.

Read the rest here.

Toronto, ON. -- Scott Dixon was dominant in Race 2 of the Honda Indy Toronto -- from the first standing start in IZOD IndyCar Series history to the completion of 85 laps for a Perfect Finish.

Read the rest here.

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ABC-TV premiered "One Life to Live" on this date in 1968.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field, New York 8:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:00pm EDT

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

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