Friday, January 24, 2014

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 24th, the 24th day of 2014. There are 341 days left in the year.

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Stamkos says leg 'best it's felt' since injury.

Blues' Steen sidelined by lower-body injury.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Neil Diamond is 73; Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 46; Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) is 40; Mischa Barton (The O.C.) is 28.

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Tampa, FL. --Thursday's 4-3 shootout victory for the Tampa Bay Lightning against division rival the Ottawa Senators may not have been a text book example of how to get a win, but it was enough to brush-off a five-game winless streak at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Justin Bieber was arrested on a DUI and for drag racing It happened in Miami. His entourage had illegally blocked off residential streets at four in the morning so the Bieb could have some fun. [But it's not his fault. All the miniature golf courses were closed.]

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The Vegas days: Calvillo's long road started down south.

Dunk: Timing was everything for Calvillo.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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San Franciscans will soon have a cat café. Called 'KitTea', founders and cat enthusiasts Courtney Hatt and David Braginsky have described their upcoming venture as "part 'gourmet tea house' and part 'cat and human oasis'". Courtney and David say patrons "will partake of all the enjoyment and therapy that cats provide, while enjoying healthy blends of exotic teas that are ecologically sourced from around the world."


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Tampa, FL. — The biggest decision the Buccaneers have to make this offseason is at quarterback.

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Police in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, made an arrest in a 2007 robbery after DNA testing led them to a woman recently convicted of an unrelated crime. When the 2007 robbery occurred the woman dropped her false teeth, which police swabbed for DNA and kept on file.

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I got Spiderman!!!!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to a Lightning hockey game, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Teddy Bear" and "One Night."

2006 - The Elvis Presley box set "Elvis #1 Singles" was released in the U.S. The set included all of Elvis' 21 #1 U.S. hits on 20 singles with original B sides. Each single included the original 45 rpm single artwork.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - I, Frankenstein (PG-13).

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
 Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

1970 - It was announced that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had shaven their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace.

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If you're not very good at being romantic, there's a new app that can help. Romantimatic is an app that reminds you to do one simple thing: send your significant other a "I'm thinking of you" note. | iOS app link

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - Primo Carnera made his American boxing debut by knocking out Big Boy Patterson in one minute, ten seconds of the opening round.

1947 - NFL owners voted to allow a sudden-death overtime in playoff games. The rule wasn't used until 1958.

1955 - The rules committee of major league baseball announced a plan to strictly enforce the rule that required a pitcher to release the ball within 20 seconds after taking his position on the mound.

1964 - CBS-TV acquired the rights to televise the National Football League’s 1964-1965 regular season. The move cost CBS $14.1 million a year. The NFL stayed on CBS for 30 years.

1981 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) tied Rocket Richard's record of 50 goals in first 50 games of the season.

1982 - The San Francisco 49ers won their first Super Bowl. Joe Montana won the first of his three MVP awards.

1987 - Walter Payton and Joe Montana were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

1990 - Clarence "Big House" Gaines collected the 800th victory of his college coaching career when Winston-Salem State University beat Livinstone, 79-70.

1995 - The prosecution gave its opening statement at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

2006 - Mario Lemieux retired from playing in the NHL for the last time. He had previously retired and came back from cancer, a heart problem, agonizing back pain, a rare bone infection, a self-imposed one-season layoff and, five years earlier, from the boredom of retirement.

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Penny Harrington became the first woman police chief of a major city on this date in 1985. She assumed the duties as head of the Portland, Oregon, force of 940 officers and staff.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Bismarck Bobcats 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Bismarck Bobcats 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

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

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