Saturday, August 24, 2013

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

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Today is August 24th, the 236th day of 2013. There are 129 days left in the year.

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Canucks goalie Luongo explored voiding contract.

30 in 30: Blue Jackets buzzing with optimism.

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

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Mount Vesuvius erupted on this date in 0079, killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.

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U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Falls to Canada, 3-2
Game Three In Series Set For Sunday
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- The U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team was defeated by Canada, 3-2, here today in the second of three games between the two teams at the 2013 Women's Under-18 Series.
"Canada came out strong and didn't give us much room to operate but you could see our confidence level improve in the third period after we scored," said head coach Jeff Kampersal. "We'll continue to work hard and try to carry that momentum forward into the final game of the series."
Canada jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with a shorthanded goal at 3:43 and a power-play goal at 9:44.
After a scoreless second period, the visitors extended their lead to 3-0 with a power-play goal at 7:54 of the final frame. Just 2:20 later, Maliya Rodgers (Minnetonka, Minn.) closed the gap to 3-1 after collecting a rebound and chipping it over the shoulder of Canadian netminder Kassidy Sauve. With the U.S. goaltender pulled for an extra attacker, Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.) took a pass out of the corner from Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) and slid it through Sauve's pads to make it 3-2. The U.S. pressured the Canadian goalie in the closing minutes but were unable to convert and send it to overtime.
The series concludes on Sunday (Aug. 25) at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The game will be carried live by FASTHockey at usahockey.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.L, 2-3usahockey.fasthockey.com
Sun., Aug. 25Canada10:00 a.m.usahockey.fasthockey.com


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The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed on this date in 1456.

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Campbell: Moral victories not enough for Eskimos.

Revenge exacted: Stamps sink Argos in Grey Cup rematch.

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

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The first convention of the American Pharmaceutical Association was held on this date in 1853.

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Edmonton, AB.- Two West Division rivals are set to clash in a matinee at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, as the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet for the second time this season.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 6-1 Saskatchewan is a game this afternoon 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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A patent for the waffle iron was received by Cornelius Swarthout on this date in 1869.

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Tampa, FL. — The third preseason game will be the most extensive tune-up for Tampa Bay's starting offense, and its primary goal on Saturday against the Dolphins is to hit the ground running.

Read the rest here.

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Thomas Edison applied patents for the kinetoscope and kinetograph on this date in 1891(U.S. Pats. 493,426 and 589,168).

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Returning from an off-day to play a game has been a quirky season-long malady for the Rays.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark, NJ, took about 19 hours.

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San Francisco, CA. -- One pitch, exactly where Madison Bumgarner wanted to put it, and it still cost him and the Giants.

Read the rest here.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went into effect on this date in 1949. The agreement was that an attack against on one of the parties would be considered "an attack against them all."

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Jimmy gets some train track.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "We're Gonna Move" and "Love Me Tender" at 20th Century Fox in Hollywood, CA.

1968 - The soundtrack album to the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" hit #82 in the U.S.

1974 - The album "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" hit #44 in the U.K.

1991 - The Elvis Presley three-CD boxed set "Collectors Gold" hit #57 in the U.K.

1999 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "The Collection" was released by RCA.

2004 - "Elvis Presley - The Signature Collection (It Happened at the World's Fair / Speedway / Spinout / Harum Scarum / Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas)" was released in a six DVD set.

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Three days after Hawaiian statehood on this date in 1959, Hiram L. Fong was sworn in as the first Chinese-American U.S. senator while Daniel K. Inouye was sworn in as the first Japanese-American U.S. representative. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  
The Beatles released "Matchbox/Slow Down."

1981 - Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.

1998 - Ingrid Pederson came forward claiming to be the half-sister of John Lennon. The delay in information she said was to spare her adopted mother's feelings.

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Frontier Airlines shut down on this date in 1986. Thousands of people were left stranded.

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Today in Sports History:

1963 - John Pennel pole-vaulted 17 feet and 3/4 inches becoming the first to break the 17-foot barrier.

1975 - Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league baseball record when he stole his 38th consecutive base.

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The U.S. space probe, Voyager 2, sent back photographs of Neptune on this date in 1989.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Friday night's Food City 250 wasn't exactly a battle royal, as far as the outcome was concerned.

Heck, it wasn't even a food fight.

Read the rest here.

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Microsoft's "Windows 95" went on sale on this date in 1995.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 1:10pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 - Sep 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

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