Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 5th, the 309th day of 2013. There are 56 days left in the year.

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Winter Classic Alumni Showdown tickets on sale.


Blackhawks share Cup with Walter Reed patients, staff.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Art Garfunkel is 72; Actor-playwright Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff) is 70; Singer Bryan Adams is 54; Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) is 53; Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is 26.

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Tampa, FL. -- For most of the first month of the NHL season, there has been pretty much nonstop praise for the Colorado Avalanche and general marveling at the depth of talent in the Western Conference. And with good reason. The West rocks.

Read the rest here.

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In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden on this date in 1844.

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Meghan Duggan Named Captain of U.S. Women's National Team
Squad to Begin Play in Four Nations Cup Tomorrow in Lake Placid, N.Y.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Meghan Duggan(Danvers, Mass.) has been named captain of the U.S. Women's National Team and will serve in that capacity during the remainder of USA Hockey's Bring on the World Tour in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
"Meghan has been a valuable leader for our team and exemplifies all aspects of what we expect from our players," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2013-14 U.S. Women's National Team and the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. "She has earned this opportunity with her effort on the ice and by the example she sets for her teammates."
Duggan previously served as team captain for the U.S. at the 2011 Four Nations Cup and 2008 Under-22 Series. She has also been an alternate captain at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship and 2012 Four Nations Cup.
A silver-medalist at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., Duggan has represented the U.S. Women’s National Team in five IIHF Women’s World Championships (gold-2008, 2009, 2011, 2013; silver-2007), six Four Nations Cups (1st-2008, 2011, 2012; 2nd-2007, 2009, 2010) and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011).
Duggan has appeared in 86 games for the U.S. over the span of seven seasons (2007-current) and recorded 33 goals and 23 assists for 56 points.

Duggan won the 2013 Clarkson Cup as a member of the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Prior to her professional career, she played four years at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and captured three NCAA Division I national championships (2007, 2009, 2011)). In 2011, she earned the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award and was named USA Hockey’s Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year. For a complete bio on Duggan, click here.
NOTES: Duggan will lead Team USA at the Four Nations Cup, which begins tomorrow in Lake Placid, N.Y. For more information, including a complete schedule and how to obtain tickets, click here. All games will be streamed live on usahockey.fasthockey.com. Fans can also follow along on twitter @usahockey and @usahockeyscores with the hashtag #4NationsCup ... The final roster for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team will be unveiled live on NBC Sports at the 2014 NHL Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Jan. 1, 2014.
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In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election on this date in 1872. She never paid the fine.

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Parting Ways: Reed will not return to Esks in 2014.

CFL.ca Power Rankings: Stamps close season on top.

Visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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NEW ON DVD - Released November 5 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- White House Down
- Grown Ups 2
- Girl Most Likely
- Parkland
- Lovelace
- Mad Men: Season Six
- Under the Dome
- Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete Series
- Duck Dynasty: I Am Dreaming of a Redneck Christmas
- Family Ties: The Complete Series
- Ice Road Truckers: Season 7
- Law & Order: Thirteenth Year
- Seinfeld: The Complete Series
- Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection
- Weeds: Complete Collection


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Regina, SK. -Saskatchewan Roughrider running back Chris Garrett has been named the CFL Gibson’s Finest Offensive Player of the Week.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the Western Semifinal at home against the BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:30pm EST.

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George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile on this date in 1895. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.

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Tampa, FL. — With an 0-8 record, there aren't a lot of positives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Read the rest here.


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Frito-Lay announced that it will sell chocolate-covered potato chips. But they will be available for a limited time only. [Yeah, available from the time when I pay for them at the cash register and the time it takes me to make it to the car.]

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Fort Worth, TX. -- Sean Mannion, a junior from Oregon State, has been announced as one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

Read the rest here.

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The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company on this date in 1935.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Wil Myers has again been recognized as the American Leagues' top rookie for 2013 as the Rays outfielder earned an MLB Players Choice Award Monday night as the AL's Outstanding Rookie.

Read the rest here.


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Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little more this year. Agricultural experts say the cost of a meal for ten adults will run $50.01 -- about $3 more than last year. That price includes turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, rolls, peas, cranberries, a carrot and celery tray, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.

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Spider Jimmy waits in line for treats.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" hit #1 in the U.K.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Spinout" hit #40 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "All That I Am" hit #18 in the U.K.

1977 - The Elvis Presley double album "In Concert" hit #13 in the U.K.

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A new book on Jeff Bezos is called inaccurate by his wife, MacKenzie Bezos. She disliked the book so much she posted a scathing one-star review to Amazon.com on Monday.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Daily Mirror headlined an editorial "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" The article included this quote - "You have to be a real sour square not to love the nutty, noisy, happy, handsome Beatles. If they don't sweep your blues away, brother, you're a lost cause. If they don't put a beat in your feet, sister, you're not listening."

2005 - The John Lennon album "Live Peace in Toronto, 1969" was released on CD. The show was John Lennon's first solo performance after leaving the Beatles.

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A man in Russia was cooking when his cat knocked a loaded gun off the counter. The gun discharged and a bullet struck the man. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - A glass backboard broke shattered for the first time in an NBA game. Chuck Connors of the Boston Celtics was the man that broke it.

1955 - Jean Beliveau (Canadiens) scored the 2nd fastest hat trick. He did it in 44 seconds.

1959 - The American Football League was formed.

1971 - The Los Angeles Lakers began a winning streak of 33 consecutive games.

1981 - Mercury Morris (former Miami Dolphin) was sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficking, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine.

1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.

1994 - George Foreman, 45, became boxing's oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas, NV.

1995 - Warren Moon (Minnesota Vikings) became the 6th player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 career yards.

1995 - John Elway (Denver Broncos) became the 7th player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 career yards.

1997 - The Milwaukee Brewers became the first major league baseball team to switch leagues during the 20th century. They moved from the American League to the National League.

1999 - Dennis Rodman (NBA) and Carmen Electra were both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a Miami Beach, FL, hotel.

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Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman are expecting their second child. Barrymore has spoken of her plan to expand her family, saying that she wants daughter Olive, 13 months, to have a sibling. She recently told InStyle magazine: "I was an only child, and it was lonely."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Servicemaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona State Sun Devils TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm EST

CFL Playoff Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 4:30pm EST (Western Semifinal)

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

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