Saturday, August 10, 2013

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

************************************************

Today is August 10th, the 222nd day of 2013. There are 143 days left in the year.

************************************************
















Gretzky trade led to hockey boom in California.

30 in 30: New-look Stars hope change does them good.

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

************************************************

On this date in 1821, Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union.

************************************************








U.S. Under-18 Select Team Beats Czech Republic, 5-3, in Semifinals
Team USA will play Canada in tomorrow's championship game
BRECLAV, Czech Republic -- Four different U.S. players scored goals and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) made 23 saves to help the U.S. Under-18 Select Team defeat the Czech Republic, 5-3, in the semifinals of the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament today.
"The guys really dug down deep to get the win," head coach Bob Corkum said. "It was really hot and humid in the arena, but they battled through everything and got the job done when it mattered. Now it's important for them to get rest and fluids with the quick turnaround, and then we'll get ready for tomorrow."
After an early first-period goal gave the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead, Jake Wahlin (St. Paul, Minn.) took a drop pass fromCody Milan (White Lake, Mich.) and placed a shot between Czech goaltender Vic Vanecek and the post to knot the score at 9:49. Then, eight minutes later, Team USA took the lead when Nick Schmaltz (Verona, Wis.) scored on a shot through traffic just after a power play ended to give the U.S. a 2-1 edge at intermission.
The Czech Republic responded with a goal early in the middle frame, but Schmaltz helped the U.S. regain a one-goal advantage two minutes later. As the Czech Republic tried to clear its own zone, Schmaltz intercepted a pass and beat Vanecek for his second goal of the contest.
Ryan Wagner (Park Ridge, Ill.) broke a 3-3 midway through the third period when he got behind the Czech Republic defense and tallied the game-winning goal. Milan added an empty-netter to cap the scoring.
The U.S. will play Canada in tomorrow's championship game at 11:00 a.m. ET in Piestany, Slovakia. It marks the ninth time in Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament history that the U.S. has played for the championship, and is the first appearance for the United States in the title game since 2010.

For the complete U.S. roster, click here.
For complete Ivan Hlinka coverage, click here.
NOTES: Nick Schmaltz was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Schmaltz leads the tournament in goals (5) and points (8) entering Saturday's championship game ... The championship game vs. Canada will be a rematch of the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament final ... Follow the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on Twitter by following@USAHockeyScores and using #IvanHlinka ... The 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament features teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA has finished in the top three of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament 10 times since the tournament's inception in 1991, including a first-place finish in 2003. The U.S. has finished second seven times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010) and third twice (1991, 1995) ... Team USA finished in seventh place last year ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 10 different states. Minnesota leads the way with eight representatives, while Michigan has four and both Illinois and Colorado have two ... Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) serves as head coach and John Gruden (Virginia, Minn.), assistant coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Matt Herr (Hackensack, N.J.) a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, and Derek Plante (Cloquet, Minn.), assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, serve as assistant coaches.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA2
1
2
5
CZE1203
First Period -- Scoring: 1, CZE, Zacha (Karabacek), 4:04 (pp); 2, USA, Wahlin (Milan), 9:49; 3, USA, Schmaltz (Dougherty), 18:10. Penalties: USA, Haydon (charging), 3:16; CZE, Zboril (tripping), 16:05.
Second Period -- Scoring: 4, CZE, Vrana (Zboril, Pastrnak), 8:09 (pp); 5, USA, Schmaltz (unassisted), 10:08; 6, CZE, Jacha (Karabacek), 19:20. Penalties: USA, Mantha (delay of game), 2:48; USA, Dougherty (interference), 4:44; CZE, Bench (too many men), 5:36; USA, Haydon (tripping), 6:53; USA, Iverson (slashing), 14:20; USA, Schmaltz (tripping), 16:34.
Third Period -- Scoring: 7, USA, Wagner (unassisted), 8:46; 8, USA, Milan (unassisted), 19:54 (en). Penalties: USA, Nardella (tripping), 1:16.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA18
14
15
47
CZE109726

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Nedeljkovic 60:009/10
7/9
7/7
23/26
CZE, Vanecek 58:4016/1813/1413/1442/46
Power Play: USA, 0-2; CZE, 2-7
Penalties: 
USA, 7-14; CZE, 2-4

Team USA 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament ScheduleAugust 3-10 - Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)/Result
Sat., Aug. 3Czech Republic (Exhibition)BreclavW, 1-0
Mon., Aug. 5FinlandPiestanyL, 2-3 (OT)
Tues., Aug. 6RussiaPiestanyW, 4-2
Wed., Aug. 7SlovakiaPiestanyW, 5-2
Fri., Aug. 9Czech Republic (Semifinals)BreclavW, 5-3
Sat., Aug. 10Canada (Championship)Piestany5:00 p.m./11:00 a.m.

************************************************

The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1846. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.

************************************************



Bombers dismiss Joe Mack; Miller replaces Buchko as CEO.

Landry: Khalif Mitchell getting his groove back.

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

************************************************

In Boston, MA, the first milk inspectors were appointed on this date in 1859.

************************************************










Calgary, AB - The Calgary Stampeders withstood a second half comeback by the Saskatchewan Roughriders, winning 42-27 last night to move into a first place tie in the CFL West, in a game played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, in front of a sell-out crowd of 35,650. 

The Riders started their first possession at their own 10 and on second down, Kory Sheets was stripped of the ball after catching a short pass. Calgary touched the ball last before it went out of bounds and were awarded possession at the 14 yard line. The turnover was Saskatchewan's first offensive turnover of the season. The Stampeders wasted no time, with Jon Cornish running right and going the distance out of the Wildcat. Rene Paredes kicked the convert and with 2:58 gone in the opening quarter, Calgary was up 7-0. After holding the Roughriders to a two-and-out, the Stampeders took over just on their side of centre. Aiding by a major foul, Calgary quickly moved into scoring position. From the 2, Cornish would bull his way in for his second major of the night, capping an 8 play, 60 yard drive. Paredes had the convert blocked and with 5:51 to play in the first, the Stampeders had a 13-0 lead. 

On their next possession, Calgary again quickly drove towards pay dirt. They would reach the 20, where they would settle for a 27 yard field goal from Paredes and a 16-0 lead. On the ensuing possession, Saskatchewan would finally show signs of life on offense, with Darian Durant passing his way down field, going to Chris Getzlaf for the final 20 yards and the major. Chris Milo kicked the convert and with 9:45 to play in the half, it was a 16-7 game in favor of the Stamps. Corning would score again late in the half, going over right tackle for a 32 yard touchdown. The Paredes convert reestablished the 16 point lead at 23-7, with 2:06 to play in the half. The Riders put up a quick two and out, punting the ball away with 1:40 to play. Calgary would drive from deep in their own territory, getting a 30 yard field goal from Paredes on the final play, taking a 26-7 lead at two-quarter time. 

On their first possession of the second half, Saskatchewan, starting at their own 39, got Sheets loose for a 32 yard run, setting up the offense with a chance to cut into the deficit. The Riders would do just that, getting a 28 yard field goal from Milo at the end of a 6 play, 50 yard drive, slicing the Stampeder lead to 26-10, with 2:55 off the third quarter clock. On their next possession, two straight five-star catches by Taj Smith, the second for 45 yards, got Saskatchewan into the red zone. Durant would make a big play, scrambling out of pressure and finding Rob Bagg at the 3. From there, Durant would find Getzlaf in the left corner of the endzone for the major. The second touchdown of the night for number 89, at the end of a 5 play, 75 yard drive, was his 30th career major and 11th against Calgary. Milo would boot the convert and with 8:07 to play in the third, the Stamps' lead was down to 9, at 26-17. Two possessions later, after the defence pinned Calgary deep in their own end, the Riders would start at the Stampeder 46. After big run by Sheets and Durant, Milo would come on to kick to kick an 18 yard field goal and with 42 seconds left in the third, the Calgary lead was down to 26-20.

On their second possession of the fourth quarter, Jock Sanders caught a Rob Maver punt at the goal line, but could only move the ball out to the 5. On first down, Durant was sacked at the one. Then, on second down, Demonte Bolden would sack Durant for a safety, putting the Ponies ahead 28-20, with 10:15 left in regulation time. Calgary, re-seizing momentum, found the end zone, with Kevin Glenn hitting Nik Lewis over the middle for a 25 yard touchdown. Paredes converted with 8:10 left, upping the Stamps' lead to 35-20. Saskatchewan would get one back as Durant found a wide open Sanders down the left sideline for a 23 yard major. Milo kicked the convert with 5:01 to play, cutting the deficit to 8, at 35-27. Cornish broke through for his first big run of the second half, breaking out of a scrum for a 54 yard run, down to the Rider 1. Bo Levi Mitchell, in the short yardage offense, would fumble back to the 3 at the three minute warning. 26 seconds later, Cornish would go into the end zone standing up for his fourth touchdown of the night. Paredes converted for a 42-27 lead. Saskatchewan would drive late, but turn the ball over on a fumble to seal the deal for Calgary, who held on for the 15 point win.

For the Roughriders, Darian Durant was 20-of-32 passing for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was sacked 4 times. Kory Sheets, who gained only 8 yards in the first half, ended up rushing 14 times for 133 yards, with a long of 32. Weston Dressler caught 4 passes for 68 yards, Chris Getzlaf caught 2 touchdown passes and Jock Sanders 1.Saskatchewan fumbled 3 times losing 2. Chris Milo kicked 2 field goals and 3 converts, Ricky Schmitt punted 6 times for a 46.3 yard average and Dwight Anderson had 9 tackles. For the Stampeders, Kevin Glenn was 21-of-28 passing for 218 yards and 1 touchdown. He was sacked once. Jon Cornish rushed 16 times for 175 yards and 4 touchdowns, Nik Lewis caught 7 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, Rene Paredes kicked 2 field goals and 4 converts, Rob Maver punted 7 times for a 47 yard average and Juwan Simpson and Jamar Wall made 4 tackles each. Calgary had 29 first downs to 21 for Saskatchewan, the Stamps out rushed the Riders 223 to 171, while Saskatchewan was tops in total yards, 450 to 441.

With the win, Calgary pulls into a first place tie with the Roughriders, with both teams having identical 5-1 records. Next up for Saskatchewan is a Saturday, August 17th home game against the 2-4 Montreal Alouettes. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is 4:00pm EDT. The Stampeders next game is at the BC Lions on Saturday, August 17th at 9:00pm EDT.

************************************************

The motion picture projector was patented by O.B. Brown on this date in 1869.

************************************************



Tampa, FL. — On Thursday night, Vietnam War veteran Ralph Morgan, a Silver Star recipient, was the first honoree in the Buccaneers' new "Hero of the Game" initiative, which will continue to honor members of the military throughout the season.

Read the rest here.

************************************************

Thomas Edison's exhibit opened the Paris Electrical Exhibition on this date in 1881.

************************************************




Los Angeles, CA. -- Tampa Bay appeared to have Friday night's game salted away.

Read the rest here.

************************************************

The first electric streetcar, to be used commercially, was operated in Baltimore, MD, by Leo Daft on this date in 1885.

************************************************









San Francisco, CA. -- Chris Davis' two-run double highlighted a three-run rally in the 10th inning that gave the Baltimore Orioles a 5-2 Interleague victory over the Giants.

Read the rest here.

************************************************

Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated on this date in 1827. The individual faces of the presidents were dedicated later.

************************************************

Jimmy checks out the clothes line.

************************************************

You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Rays baseball, isn't it?

************************************************

Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley made an appearance in Memphis where he debuted "That's All Right (Mama)."

1963 - The Elvis Presley single "(You're The) Devil in Disguise" hit #3 in the U.S.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage were married in Hawaii.

************************************************

On ABC, "Candid Camera" made its TV debut on this date in 1948. The original title was "Candid Microphone."

************************************************

Today in Beatles History:

1972 -  
Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for drug possession after a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. Both were fined for the possession of cannabis.

************************************************

Construction began on the St. Lawrence Seaway on this date in 1954.

************************************************

Today in Sports History:

1947 - William Odom completed an around-the-world flight. He set the solo record by completing the flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes.

1971 - Harmon Kilebrew became the 10th major league player to hit 500 career home runs.

1973 - Arnold Palmer did not make the cut for the final two rounds of the PGA Golf Championship. It was the first time in his career.

1981 - Pete Rose hit a single and broke the National League all-time hit record with his 3,630 hit.

************************************************

In Austin, TX on this date in 1965, a fire burned part of the 20th floor of the 27-story University of Texas main building. A collection that contained items once owned by escape artist Harry Houdini and circus magnate P. T. Barnum were damaged by smoke and water.

************************************************

Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:05pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 4:05pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

************************************************

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

No comments:

Oh Baby Vision

How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



I hope you like 'em

My CRC Connections

Jimmy's Eighth Birthday!

Countdown to Beaver Football

Countdown To Saskatchewan Roughriders Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey