Monday, August 19, 2013

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

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Today is August 19th, the 231st day of 2013. There are 134 days left in the year.

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30 in 30: Young Panthers look to re-establish success.

30 in 30: Canadiens counting on young veterans.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is 61; John Stamos (Full House) is 50; Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) is 48; Matthew Perry is 44.

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U.S. Under-17 Select Team Defeats Slovakia, 3-1
Team USA Finished Five Nations Tournament With Unbeaten Record
TRNAVA, Slovakia -- Brock Boeser (Burnsville, Minn.) scored twice in the third period and goaltender Kris Oldham(Anchorage, Alaska) made 20 saves to help the U.S. Under-17 Select Team beat Slovakia, 3-1, at the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament today.
"I am so happy for this young group of men that we brought to Slovakia," said head coach Pat Mikesch. "Today was the first adversity that we faced. The Slovakian goalie played an incredible game, but we kept playing the game correctly and were rewarded late. This team kept improving during the entire process and have been a pleasure to coach."
Despite being outshot, 17-9, in the first period, Slovakia was able to carry a 1-0 lead into the first intermission after a late power-play goal.
Team USA came back to knot the score 10:28 into the second frame on a shorthanded tally by Lincoln Griffin (Walpole, Mass.). Boeser made a long pass to Griffin, who gathered the puck, skated between two Slovakian defenders and put a shot into the top corner.
That's where the score stayed until Boeser scored on a rebound 6:58 into the final period to put the U.S. up, 2-1. Then, nine minutes later, Boeser notched a power-play goal to close the scoring.
The U.S. squad, which clinched the tournament championship with a 9-2 win over Germany on Saturday, finished the tournament with a 4-0-0 record.
For a complete roster, click here.
For complete Under-17 Five Nations Tournament coverage, click here.
NOTES: Kris Oldham 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
1
2
3
SVK1001
First Period – Scoring: 1, SVK, Vadovic (Valent), 16:30 (pp). Penalties: SVK, Valent (slashing), 3:27; USA, Novak (hooking), 9:51; SVK, Valent (hooking), 10:20; USA, Ruggiero (roughing), 13:17; SVK, Grman (slashing), 13:17; USA, Aibel (interference), 15:08; SVK, Bondra (high-sticking), 19:34.
Second Period – Scoring: 2, USA, Griffin (Boeser, Ruggiero), 10:28 (sh). Penalties: USA, Ruggiero (cross-checking), 2:47; USA, D’Orsi (hooking), 9:42; USA, Terry (closing hand on puck), 14:29; SVK, Kolesar (slashing), 15:31.
Third Period – Scoring: 3, USA, Boeser (Griffin, Novak), 6:58; 4, USA, Boeser (Floodstrand, Dello), 15:55 (pp). Penalties: USA, Boeser (charging), 8:12; SVK, Tomek (cross-checking), 14:43; USA, Griffin (charging), 18:22.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA17
20
15
52
SVK97521

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Oldham 60:008/97/75/520/21
SVK, Tomek 60:0017/1719/2013/1549/52
Power Play: USA, 1-5; SVK, 1-7
Penalties: 
USA, 8-16; SVK, 6-12

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. 15SwitzerlandW, 7-1Trnava
Sat., Aug. 17GermanyW, 9-2Trnava
Sun., Aug. 18SlovakiaW, 3-1Trnava
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The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald on this date in 1848.

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What a day: Ray steers Boatmen past Eskimos.

Black is the new Orange: Lions down Stamps at home.

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

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On this date in 1856, the process of processing condensed milk was patented by Gail Borden.

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Regina, SK.- MUST WATCH: Smith Ties It With 65-Yard TD vs. Als.

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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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Today is the 32nd birth anniversary of Willis the Wonder Weather Dog. He was the greatest dog in the history of dog and the handsomest dog in all of dogdom. Happy Birthday Willis!

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Tampa, FL. — The Buccaneers want to duplicate last year’s strong showing in the critical third week of the preseason when they play next Saturday in Miami, and the possibility of some injured players returning to action could help.

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On this date in 1929, "Amos and Andy," the radio comedy program, made its debut on NBC starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Jose Lobaton called the first walk-off hit of his career the best feeling he had experienced in baseball. He topped it just two days later with his first walk-off home run to give the Rays a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays in 10 innings Sunday at Tropicana Field.

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A New York City cab driver has had his license revoked for making sexually suggestive remarks to customers. [He kept asking women if they wanted to see his autographed pictures of Anthony Weiner.]

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Miami, FL. -- Andres Torres came close to making a great diving play in center field. Instead, after entering the game in the seventh as part of a double-switch, Torres came up short on snagging a critical Jeff Mathis double.

Mathis brought home Ed Lucas for the go-ahead run in the Giants' 6-5 loss Sunday to the Marlins at Marlins Park. With the victory, Miami denied San Francisco its first series sweep since taking three games from the Dodgers on May 3-5.

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A hacker found a Facebook bug and tried to report it to the social media giant, but couldn't get through to anyone. So he got the company's attention by posting a message to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Timeline.

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Jimmy plays in the kitchen.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to his first day of kindergarten, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley went to Sun Studios to record "Blue Moon."

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Loving You" hit #28 in the U.S.

1967 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" hit #47 in the U.S.

1972 - The Elvis Presley album "He Touched Me" hit #38 in the U.K.

1974 - Elvis Presley began his 11th season at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.

1978 - The album "Elvis - NBC TV Special" hit #50 in the U.K.

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Australian scientists claim they might be able to take away the beer hangover. Nutrition experts at the Griffith Health Institute made some beer that was more like Gatorade. In essence, the scientists added electrolytes to the beer.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  
In San Francisco, CA, the Beatles began their second American tour which would cover 26 cities.

1967 - Ringo and Maureen Starr had a baby boy, Jason. He was their second son.

1967 - The Beatles single "All You Need Is Love" hit #1 in the U.S.

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An unnamed church has created a song that tells its members to keep their business off of Facebook. Someone recorded the choir singing "Keep Yo' Business Off Of Facebook" and uploaded it on YouTube.

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Today in Sports History:

1909 - The first car race to be run on brick occurred at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1909 - The Philadelphia Phillies were rained out a major-league record 10th consecutive day.

1917 - Team managers John McGraw and Christy Matthewson were arrested for breaking New York City's blue laws. The crime was their teams were playing baseball on Sunday.

1921 - Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) recorded his 3,000 career hit.

1951 - The St. Louis Browns sent a midget to the plate against the Detroit Tigers. Eddie Gaedel, wearing the number 1/8 and standing only 3 feet, 7 inches tall, walked on four consecutive pitches and was then replaced by a pinch-runner.

1957 - The New York Giants Board of Directors voted to move the team to San Francisco in 1958.

1962 - Homero Blancas shot a 55 at the Premier Invitational Golf Tournament held in Longview, TX. It was the lowest score in U.S. competitive golf history.

1981 - In Zurich, Switzerland, Renaldo Nehemia set a new world record with 110 hurdles in 12.93 seconds.

1995 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox) got his 40th save of season and became the eighth and fastest to record 40 saves in a season.

1995 - Mike Tyson knocked out Peter McNeeley after just 89 seconds.

1996 - Paul Molitor (Minnesota Twins) tied Lou Gherig by hitting his 534th career double.

2002 - John Madden debuted on "Monday Night Football."

2004 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a contract extension through 2009.

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Two basketball teams at a Florida juvenile correction facility got into an argument that turned into a four-hour riot. The argument began over three Cup Noodles containers.

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LEXINGTON, Ohio -- AJ Allmendinger wondered if he had enough fuel after a few extra laps were added to Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series stop at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but why worry?

His No. 22 Ford Mustang probably could've survived that, too.

Read the rest here.

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Authorities found a bat with a cigarette in its mouth in a suburban Denver park.

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BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Add another name to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup conversation.

Joey Logano started Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 from the Coors Light Pole, and after a convoluted mix of strategy and racing incidents, it was Logano who claimed the victory and established himself as a contender for a berth in NASCAR's postseason.

Read the rest here.

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The Butler brought in a modest $25 million to claim the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office. The much-talked-about Ashton Kutcher movie Jobs debuted at No. 7.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

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

Friday --

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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