Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 23rd, the 235th day of 2013. There are 130 days left in the year.

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Leetch, Burke join NHL Department of Player Safety.

30 in 30: Healthy Hurricanes eager to bounce back.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) is 82; Richard Sanders (Les Nessman on WKRP In Cincinnati) is 73; Shelley Long (Cheers) is 64; NBA star Kobe Bryant is 35.

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U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Falls to Canada, 4-1
Game Two In Series Set For Tomorrow
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- The U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team was defeated by Canada, 4-1, here today in the first of three games between the two teams at the 2013 Women's Under-18 Series.
"We got outworked at times today and that was the difference against a hungry and well-prepared opponent," said head coach Jeff Kampersal. "We'll address some things we can improve and will bring a better effort tomorrow in what's sure to be a great game."
A closely contested first period heated up during the final minute of the frame with Canada taking a 1-0 lead at 19:25 on a goal by Kerly Heffernan. Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.) responded just 17 seconds later, poking the puck away from a defender and firing a shot over the shoulder of Canadian goaltender Shea Tiley to tie the game heading into the intermission.
Canada pulled ahead at 5:18 of the second period when Victoria Bach received a long outlet pass and broke in alone, tucking the puck past U.S. netminder Erin O'Neil (Minnetonka, Minn.). Despite outshooting Canada, 12-6, the period ended with Canada ahead by a 2-1 count.
At 5:49 of the third period, the visitors extended their lead to 3-1 on a power-play goal by Hannah Miller. Heffernan added an empty-net goal, her second of the game, at 17:15 to round out the scoring.
The series resumes tomorrow (Aug. 23) at 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, with the third and final game set for Saturday (Aug. 25) at 10:00 a.m. Both games will be carried live by FASTHockey atusahockey.fasthockey.com.
For a U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team roster, click here, and for Under-18 Series coverage, click here.
NOTES: The Under-18 Series is a three-game competition vs. Canada that began in 2007 ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster hail from 10 states, with Minnesota's seven representatives leading the group ... Follow the Under-18 Series on Twitter at @USAHockeyScores using #U18Series ... 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.
Game Summary: For complete results and statistics from today's game, click here.

Team USA - 2013 Under-18 Series Schedule
Aug. 22-25 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
DateOpponentTime (EDT)ResultBroadcast
Thurs., Aug. 22Canada4:00 p.m.L, 1-4usahockey.fasthockey.com
Fri., Aug. 23Canada4:00 p.m.usahockey.fasthockey.com
Sun., Aug. 25Canada10:00 a.m.usahockey.fasthockey.com

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The first class graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, MA on this date in 1838. It was one of the first colleges for women.

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Marsh comes off the bench, lifts Als to comeback win.

Cornish out for Grey Cup rematch; Lewis done for the year?

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

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On this date in 1858, "Ten Nights in a Barroom" opened in New York City at the National Theater. It was a melodrama about the evils of drinking.

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Regina, SK.- Saskatchewan Roughriders placekicker Chris Milo had experienced the walk-off scenario numerous times in his career - but only in his mind.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 6-1 Saskatchewan is Saturday, August 24th game at the 1-6 Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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In Germany a stoned bodybuilder sneaked onto the private plane used by the President of Germany. He stripped to his underpants, sprayed the fire extinguisher, released the emergency slide and danced on the wing. [And changed all of the FM radio presets.]

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have recently treated their facility in an effort to erase any existence of MRSA, a serious staph infection that has sidelined Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks and resulted in place-kicker Lawrence Tynes having surgery this week on an infected toe, general manager Mark Dominik confirmed to ESPN.

Read the rest here.

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If snapping photos for your Facebook with your smartphone is too amateur, Canon's got a camera for you. The company is currently accepting pre-orders on its online store for the Facebook-ready PowerShotN, which is set for a September release. The camera enables one-click sharing to Facebook using a button with the social network's logo (using built-in Wi-Fi).

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Delmon Young has re-joined the Rays. Released recently by the Phillies, Young, 27, has signed a Minor League deal with Tampa Bay and will report to Double-A Montgomery.

Read the rest here.

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Americans will soon be running with the bulls at a Virginia drag-racing strip. The Great Bull Run, tomorrow (August 24) at the Virginia Motor Sports Park, will be an American adaptation of Pamplona's San Fermin running of the bulls.

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San Francisco, CA. -- It's just a statistical quirk, but it's a fitting one.

With Thursday's 10-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Giants allowed double-digit runs in back-to-back games for the third time this year. That hasn't occurred since 2008, which happens to be their last losing season.

Read the rest here.

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The printed streetcar transfer was patented by John H. Stedman on this date in 1892.

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What should I do now, Daddy?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting for the next thunderstorm, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - The Elvis Presley film "Loving You" opened in London.



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In the Peanuts comic strip, Sally debuted as an infant on this date in 1959. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 -  
John Lennon and Cynthia Powell were married at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool, England. They were divorced on November 8, 1968.

1968 - Ringo Starr temporarily quit The Beatles.

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A new survey found men with beards look around 5 years older than those that are clean shaven. When people were shown pictures of celebrities with and without facial hair, they said beards made them look on average 5 years older.

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Today in Sports History:

1970 - U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA.

1982 - Gaylord Perry (Seattle Mariners) was tossed out of a game for throwing an illegal spitball.

1989 - Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball after being accused of gambling on baseball.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13); The World's End (R); You're Next (R)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4:05pm EDT

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

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