Thursday, August 15, 2013

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 15th, the 227th day of 2013. There are 138 days left in the year.

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Report: Devils to announce new owner Thursday.

30 in 30: With a little retooling, Bruins set to go again.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Phyllis Smith (Phyllis on The Office) is 64; Businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda Gates is 49; Ben Affleck (The Town, Gone Baby Gone) is 41; Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings is 35; Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class) is 23.

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U.S. Under-17 Select Team Records 5-2 Win Over Czech Republic
Five Different Players Score Goals in Victory
TRNAVA, Slovakia -- The U.S. Under-17 Select Team defeated the Czech Republic, 5-2, at the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament today on goals by five different players and 21 stops by goaltender Kris Oldham (Anchorage, Alaska).
"We knew we had great scoring depth, and we were able to prove that tonight," said head coach Pat Mikesch. "[Scoring depth] is very important in a short tournament. We used our speed very well tonight to create chances in transition. The second period penalty kill followed by the goal was the difference in a very tight game."
After a scoreless first period in which Team USA held a 12-3 advantage in shots, Thomas Novak (River Falls, Wis.) got the U.S. on the board 9:05 into the middle period when he gathered a puck on a 2-on-1 and fired a perfectly placed shot in the top corner of the net.
Team USA doubled its lead at 14:54 of the second when Austin Alger (Livonia, Mich.) skated past a Czech defenseman and scored on a shot to the stick-side. Then, just after the U.S. killed off a Czech 5-on-3, Zachary Osburn (Plymouth, Mich.) made it 3-0 when he netted a backhander from the slot at 17:54.
William D'Orsi (Sudbury, Mass.) and Brock Boeser (Burnsville, Minn.) recorded third-period tallies for the United States. D'Orsi's goal came on a redirection of a pass from Osburn at 7:10. Following a pair of Czech goals to make it 4-2, Boeser closed the scoring at 14:40 when he won a race to a loose puck and made a nice move to beat the Czech goaltender before finding the back of the net.
The U.S. Under-17 Select Team will continue play in the Five Nations Tournament tomorrow when it squares off with Switzerland at 8:00 a.m. ET.
For a complete roster, click here.
For complete Under-17 Five Nations Tournament coverage, click here.
NOTES: Brock Boeser was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Follow the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament on Twitter by following @USAHockeyScores and using #5nations ... The 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament includes teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA earned a first-place finish at the 2012 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament ... 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 ... Pat Mikesch (Green Bay, Wis.) serves as head coach, while Pat Boller (Danbury, Conn.) and Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) are the assistant coaches.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA0
3
2
5
CZE0022
First Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: CZE, Chlapik (interference), 4:06; USA, Dello (hooking), 17:29.
Second Period -- Scoring: 1, USA, Novak (unassisted), 9:05; 2, USA, Alger (Dello), 14:54; 3, USA, Osburn (Alger, Boeser), 17:54. Penalties: USA, Griffin (slashing), 4:33; USA, Davies (hooking), 15:04; USA, Dello (cross-checking), 15:28.
Third Period -- Scoring: 4, USA, D'Orsi (Osburn, Baker), 7:10; 5, CZE, Chlapik (Dymacek, Suchy), 9:14; 6, CZE, Budik (Andel, Kase), 12:19; 7, USA, Boeser (Gates), 14:40. Penalties: None.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA12
10
6
28
CZE381223

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Oldham 60:003/3
8/8
10/12
21/23
CZE, Vladai 60:0012/127/104/623/28
Power Play: USA, 0-1; CZE, 0-4
Penalties: 
USA, 4-8; CZE, 1-2

Team USA 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Schedule
August 14-18 – Trnava, Slovakia
DateOpponentTime/Result (Local/ET)Location
Mon., Aug. 12Slovakia (Exhibition)W, 3-1Bratislava
Wed., Aug. 14Czech RepublicW, 5-2Trnava
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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The dental chair was patented by M. Waldo Hanchett on this date in 1848.

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Alouettes ink quarterback Troy Smith to 2-year deal.

Garrett among three released by Blue Bombers.

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

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A poll of U.S. workers shows two thirds of respondents would keep working even if they won a $10 million lottery jackpot. The poll found 44 percent would keep their jobs if they won $10 million in the lottery while 23 percent would seek new employment. Thirty-five percent said they would quit working.

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Regina, SK.- Even in defeat, Corey Chamblin was right.

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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.

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Jennifer Aniston changed flights to avoid being on the same plane with Angelina Jolie. [And they both changed flights to avoid being on the same plane with Alec Baldwin.]

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Tampa, FL. — Following a second day of joint practices with the New England Patriots, Insider talks to rookie RB Mike James about how the trip to the Northeast is helping the Buccaneers.

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On this date in 1877, Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, "hello" would be a more appropriate greeting than "ahoy" when answering the telephone.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- With the Rays trailing by a run, manager Joe Maddon felt it necessary to sit down with outfielder Jason Bourgeois before the bottom of the ninth inning.

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The product Crisco was introduced by Procter & Gamble Company on this date in 1911.

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Washington, DC. -- The eruption of cheering at Nationals Park conveyed the awful truth to Hunter Pence.

Read the rest here.

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If you get invited to a wedding do you feel obligated to go, and if you don't, is it required to send a gift? A new poll (by American Consumer Credit Counseling) found 43% of us have decided not to go to a wedding for financial reasons. But 36% of respondents say being invited means going, even if it means going into debt.

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Howdy doo from me to you.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as getting the bathroom plumbing fixed, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley signed a management contract with "Colonel" Tom Parker.

1959 - Elvis Presley's single "A Big Hunk O' Love" hit #1 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's album "On Stage" hit #2 in the U.K.

1987 - On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.

2003 - On NBC's "Today Show" a segment aired about a special song being planned for inclusion on the "Elvis 2nd To None" CD.

2003 - At Graceland, Ernst Jorgensen and Joe DiMuro from BMG/RCA announced the discovery of a lost Elvis recording, "I'm a Roustabout." The crowd on hand witnessed the premiere of the music video for the new Paul Oakenfold remix of Elvis' 1969 recording of "Rubberneckin'."

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The same Orange County, California, Taco Bell location which first introduced the world to the still-testing Waffle Taco back in May is currently testing two new Waffle Tacos: Chicken & Waffle and Very Berry.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 -  
Pete Best played his last show with the Beatles, at the Cavern Club.

1965 - The Beatles set a record for having the largest single crowd for a concert at New York's Shea Stadium. Attendance was 56,000.

1980 -  George Harrison's book, "I Me Mine" went on sale.

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A 2-foot-long alligator was discovered in a rain-filled pothole in Joplin, Missouri, and turned over to the local humane society. It will be taken to an animal sanctuary.

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Today in Sports History:

1970 - Mrs. Pat Palinkas became the first woman to ‘play’ in a pro football game when she held the ball for the Orlando, FL, Panthers.

1984 - Pete Rose returned to become player and manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He had been away from his hometown for six years. Rose had been in Philadelphia and Montreal.

1990 - Mark McGwire hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to become the first major league player to hit 30 or more homers in his first four seasons. The Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2.

1993 - Nolan Ryan got his 324th and final victory. The Texas Rangers beat the Indians 4-1.

1997 - Dan Wilson hit the 3,000th Seattle Mariners homerun.

1997 - The Los Angeles Dodgers retired Tommy Lasorda's #2. 

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Gia Allemand died Wednesday at a New Orleans hospital following a serious emergency medical event. She was 29. The former Bachelor star passed away Wednesday after being taken to the hospital Monday night. A rep for the reality star, who appeared on season 14, confirmed that she died after being listed in critical condition for unknown reasons. Similarly her cause of death is still unknown.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

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

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