Thursday, September 12, 2013

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

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Today is September 12th, the 255th day of 2013. There are 110 days left in the year.

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Goalies have short time to adjust to pad length.

Unrestricted free agents: Seven looking for work.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, Risky Business, The Matrix) is 62; Comedian Louis C.K. is 46; Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious films) is 40; Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 32.

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Jerseys Unveiled for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Game Slated for September 26 at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey revealed today the jerseys that will be worn at the second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. The CCM-designed uniforms include jerseys, pants and socks for Team Blue and Team White. The game is slated for Sept. 26 in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the CONSOL Energy Center, home to the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
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The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will feature 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Twenty-eight players appear on NHL Central Scouting's "Futures List," which highlights players that have potential to be selected in the first three rounds of the draft.

For more information on the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, or to purchase tickets, visitAllAmericanProspectsGame.com.
Notes: Pittsburgh Penguins alumni Mark Johnson and Joe Mullen will be the head coaches for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Danton Cole and John Gruden of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will serve as assistant coaches ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG ... Players selected to compete in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... Thirteen states are represented on the roster. Minnesota leads the way with nine, while New York is second with five. California, Illinois and Michigan have four apiece. Other states include Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.


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The first practical typewriter was sold to customers on this date in 1873.

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Buck to the future: Pierce begins second chapter with BC.

Irving: Another wild week in Winnipeg.

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

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A 20-year-old Russian man has emerged from a Siberian forest where he lived with his parents in a mud hut for 16 years. [What an amazing story. Imagine all those years without TV and the Internet. Lucky guy.]

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Regina, SK.- ‘Win All Day Every Day’ is a message being preached by Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Corey Chamblin but after the Banjo Bowl, the cliche ‘you can’t win ‘em all’ applies.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 8-2 Saskatchewan is a home game Saturday evening, September 14th against the 6-4 Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, 620ckrm.com, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 9:30pm EDT.


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Patent litigation involving the Bell Telephone Company against Western Union Telegraph Company and Elisha Gray began on this date in 1878. The issues were over various telephone patents.

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Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks practiced Wednesday for the first time since he was diagnosed with a MRSA staph infection in August.

Read the rest here.


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Later this month millions of people around the globe will have new iPhones in their hands. The journey from China to the U.S. -- and other countries -- would take weeks if it weren't for lots of big planes. To the U.S., FedEx ships Apple handsets on Boeing 777s. Those planes can carry about 450,000 iPhones.

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Corvallis, OR. -- With his unit decimated by injuries, Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh has had to make like a blackjack dealer.

Read the rest here.



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A Canadian woman was arrested in Colombia Wednesday for smuggling drugs in a fake pregnant belly. Tabitha Leah Ritchie of Toronto was boarding an Air Canada flight at the Bogota airport when security noticed her stomach felt unusually cold and hard. That's because she was carrying four pounds of cocaine.



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St. Petersburg, FL. -- One swing, four runs and the Rays were history Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1922, the Episcopal Church removed the word "Obey" from the bride's section of wedding vows.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro talked a good game Wednesday morning, convincing manager Bruce Bochy to put him in the lineup. Then he backed up his talk with action, sparking the Giants to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on this date in 1953.

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I see you Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as having to detour around road construction, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse attended a special showing of "G.I. Blues" for theater owners. Prowse was his co-star in the movie.

1966 - Production began on the Elvis Presley film "Easy Come, Easy Go."

1977 - The Elvis Presley single "Way Down" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1980 - An in-depth report on the death of Elvis Presley aired on ABC-TV’s "20/20". It raised so many unanswered questions that the official case concerning Elvis’ death was reopened.

2000 - The Elvis Presley boxed set "Peace in the Valley - The Complete Gospel Recordings" was released.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed on "The Ellen Degeneres Show."

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The last episode of "Leave it to Beaver" was aired on this date in 1963. The show had debuted on October 4, 1957. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 -  
The Beatles received a gold record for "Yellow Submarine."

1977 - James Louis McCartney was born. He is the third child of Paul McCartney.

2005 - Paul McCartney's album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" was released. It was his 20th solo album.

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A Russian man likely will rethink his habit of sleeping with a gun after his pistol discharged and hit him in the shoulder. The wound was not life threatening.

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Today in Sports History:

1979 - Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox became the first American League player to get 3,000 career hits and 400 career home runs.

1984 - Michael Jordan signed a seven-year contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls.

1984 - Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets set a rookie strikeout record with his 251st strikeout of the season.

2002 - A judge announced that a jury would have to decide who would get the ball that Barry Bonds hit for his record 73rd home run. The ownership of the ball, with an estimated value of $1 million, was being disputed between two men that had been in the bleachers.

2006 - Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders) signed a 15-year contract worth $67.5 million.

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Say what you want about Miley Cyrus' new video but it absolutely destroyed VEVO's record for the most viewed video - over 19 million views in its first 24 hours.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 powered by Coca Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

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

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