Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 20th, the 324th day of 2013. There are 41 days left in the year.

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Jones, Galchenyuk still under Olympic consideration.


Bruins' Krug has early edge in Calder race.


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

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Today's Birthdays: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is 71; Musician Joe Walsh is 66; Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) is 42.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- It was a milestones to be celebrated with Martin St. Louis skating in his 1,000th NHL game Tuesday, but there was nothing to be happy about by the night’s end. The Tampa Bay Lightning suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this season at Staples Center in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

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University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #9

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 189 (18)
1
13-1-0
9
2University of Wisconsin, 164
2
10-2-0
9
3Cornell University, 148 (1)
3
8-0-2
9
4University of North Dakota, 139
4
9-2-1
9
5Harvard University, 108
6
6-1-1
9
6Quinnipiac University, 95
9
10-1-3
6
7Boston College, 61
5
9-3-1
9
8Clarkson University, 54
7
10-3-2
9
9Boston University, 48
8
10-2-1
7
10Mercyhurst University, 25
10
7-4-2
9
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris University, 7; Princeton University, 4; University of Minnesota Duluth, 2; St. Lawrence University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received 18 of 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 35 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, Hockey East Association has two teams ranked and College Hockey America is represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 14 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


USA Hockey Store to Open in Mall of America
Grand Opening Scheduled for Nov. 25
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that an officially licensed USA Hockey Store will open at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on Monday (Nov. 25).
The store, operated by Psyche Sports, will be located on the second floor of the mall and offer the latest USA Hockey merchandise, Team USA-branded items, National Hockey League apparel and other unique hockey-related products.
"We are very pleased to extend our relationship with USA Hockey," said Matt Nyman, president and chief executive officer of Psyche Sports. "Because of the popularity of the mall, along with the interest in the sport of hockey throughout the community, we feel this is a great location for a USA Hockey Store."
"We're thrilled to have a USA Hockey Store opening in Mall of America," said Mike Bertsch, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of marketing and communications. "Psyche Sports has done a wonderful job with the USA Hockey Store in Lake Placid, N.Y., and we fully expect the Mall of America location to be a very popular destination."
"We are excited to have USA Hockey coming to Mall of America," said Dan Jasper, Mall of America's vice president of public relations. "This is an opportunity for USA Hockey to offer its product to visitors from around the world. The store brings a fresh concept to the mall, complementing our other stores and creating a new experience for our guests. With winter quickly approaching, the timing couldn't be better."
Notes: For more information on Mall of America, click here ... The first-ever USA Hockey Store opened on June 1, 2011, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Mall of America location will be the second in the country.

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A widow in Belgian slept for nearly a year with her dead husband. [She said she wanted to find out what it was like to finally have control over the TV remote.]

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Bring 'em out: Riders excited for week ahead.

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

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The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S. on this date in 1901.

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Regina, SK. -The stage is set for the greatest Grey Cup ever.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on Sunday, November 24th. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and NBCSN is set for 6:00pm EST.

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The radio program "The Rise of the Goldbergs," later known as "The Goldbergs," made its debut on the NBC Blue Network on this date in 1929.

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Tampa, FL. — CB Michael Adams will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury sustained on Sunday against Atlanta and the Bucs will also be monitoring the state of CB Johnthan Banks' injured shoulder.

Read the rest here.


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Like nuggets of meat? Like pork? Like spicy? Then get ready to fly to China, 'cause McDonald's is giving that country Spicy Pork Nuggets. (I think I'll call them SPuggets for short. Or Sporggets.) Will this new food creation be coming to our country? Time will tell, but if a billion Chinese fall in love with Spicy Pork Nuggets you can bet McD's will be importing them.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State's recent passing struggles have forced some fans to beg a familiar question: What about the ground game?

Read the rest here.

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Britain's Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey on this date in 1947.

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Spider Jimmy gets more treats.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to a doctor's appointment, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley's contract with Sun Records, including all previously released and recorded material, was sold to RCA Records for $35,000.

1972 - Elvis Presley announced plans for the "Aloha From Hawaii" concert and that the Kui Lee Cancer Fund would receive benefits from the show.

1992 - The Elvis Presley album "The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

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What are you doing next summer? Want to get the guts scared out of you? Then buy your plane ticket to Kansas City now and get in line for The Verr├╝ckt Meg-a-Blaster waterslide being built at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark. Expected to be completed in time for Opening Day 2014, the Meg-a-Blaster speed-slide will plunge you 17 stories.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
In Germany, it was discovered that George Harrison was under 18 years of age. The next day he was deported. The remaining Beatles continued without him for several days before they were deported.

1976 - George Harrison was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1982 - The Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson duet "The Girl Is Mine" hit #8 in the U.K.

1995 - A new Beatles recording, "Free As a Bird," began airing on radio stations. The song had debuted on ABC-TV the night before.

2003 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced that George Harrison would be inducted as a solo artist on March 15, 2004. Harrison had already been inducted as a member of the Beatles.

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Tomorrow (Thursday) the domain name MutualFunds.com will be offered for sale at a live auction event in New York City. The fact that fund.com sold for $10 million means MutualFunds.com could easily go for much more.

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Today in Sports History:

1942 - The National Hockey League (NHL) ended their regular season over-time until World War II was over.

1962 - Mickey Mantle was named the American League Most Valuable Player for the third time.

1965 - Chick Hearn began a 3,000 game streak of play-by-play calls for the Los Angeles Lakers.

1997 - A.C. Green played in his 907th straight game for the Dallas Mavericks.

1997 - Eric Lindros (Philadelphia Flyers) tried to bite Marty McSorley (San Jose Sharks).

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The all-clear was given Tuesday at a Venice, Florida, park after it had been closed down due to what police initially said was a suspicious package. Investigators say the package was a GPS receiver that is used for the recreational activity known as geocaching.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EST

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 101st Grey Cup Game, Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Regina, Saskatchewan 6:00pm EST

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

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