Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's Tuesday

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


Today is January 14th, the 14th day of 2014. There are 351 days left in the year.


Lightning's Stamkos continues to progress in rehab.

Gretzky gets rock-star treatment at Dodger Stadium.

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


Today's Birthdays: Faye Dunaway (Bonnie & Clyde, Chinatown, Oscar for Network) is 73; Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) is 51; Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) is 45.


Columbus, OH. -- It all came down to special teams for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night at Nationwide Arena.

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NEW ON DVD - Released January 14

The Butler
Carrie (2013)
The Spectacular Now
Fruitvale Station
Enough Said


University of Minnesota Stays at No. 1 in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #13

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 509 (33)
2Ferris State University, 464 (1)
3Boston College, 423
4St. Cloud State University, 420
5Quinnipiac University, 377
6Union College, 342
7Providence College, 259
8Yale University, 240
9University of Wisconsin, 208
10UMass Lowell, 197
11Northeastern University, 156
12Cornell University, 135
13University of Michigan, 132
14Clarkson University, 86
15University of Notre Dame, 84
Others receiving votes: University of Denver, 19; University of New Hampshire, 13; Miami University, 5; Bowling Green State University, 3; University of North Dakota, 3; University of Vermont, 3; Colgate University, 1; University of Minnesota Duluth, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota is the No. 1-ranked team for the 11th week in a row ... The Golden Gophers, who started the year at No. 5, have a 14-2-3 record ... ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association lead all conferences with five ranked teams each, while the Big Ten Conference has three teams in the rankings and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have one ... A total of 23 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men'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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


Pope Francis told nursing women in the Sistine Chapel the other day to go ahead and feel free to breastfeed their babies. [Topless women in church -- that's new. Unless, of course, you've attended a Charlie Sheen wedding.]


Pedersen: What a year it's been for the Getzlaf family.

Towering receiver Fuller inks extension with Stamps.

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


Another reason to drink coffee. That morning cup of java or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.


Tampa, FL. — In the final analysis, Mark Dominik’s five-year term as general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was not a success.

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Before you check out, remember that the hotel towels aren't yours. And just because they're owned by a big corporation doesn't make it right to steal. Visitors steal roughly $50 million worth of towels a year in the United States.


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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley reported to the Paramount makeup and wardrobe departments for his role as singer Deke Rivers.

1973 - Elvis Presley's "Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii" TV show was broadcast live via satellite around the world. The U.S. and Europe saw a taped version.


NBC-TV debuted "Sanford & Son" on this date in 1972.


Today in Beatles History:

1970 - 
 A display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London. 2 days later Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.

1989 - Paul McCartney released his album "Back In The U.S.S.R." exclusively in Russia.


Late one night a man in Connecticut crashed his station wagon through the doors of a gas station, swiped a single banana, then causally ate the banana in the store before getting back into his station wagon and driving away.


Today in Sports History:

1936 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson (Boston Bruins) became the first NHL goalie to receive credit for an assist.

1943 - Alex Smart (Montreal Canadiens) scored three goals in his first NHL game.

1948 - Plastic helmets were prohibited in the NFL.

1951 - The first National Football League Pro Bowl All-Star Game was played in Los Angeles, CA.

1954 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months.

1973 - The Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to go undefeated in a regular season. They also defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

1974 - The World Football League was founded.

1976 - Ted Turner completed the purchase of the Atlanta Braves.

1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. She joined Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd as the only professional tennis players to win 100 tournaments.

1989 - Bobby Knight won his 500th career victory as a college basketball coach.

1990 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record when he threw his 30th and 31st post-season touchdown passes. Terry Bradshaw held the previous record of 30.

1993 - NFL Commissioner Tagliabue announced the establishment of the "NFL World Partnership Program."

1996 - Fox aired the San Francisco 49er/Dallas Cowboy NFC championship game. The game pulled a 34.2/57 Nielsen rating.

1997 - Dennis Rodman got his 10,000th NBA career point.

2002 - Barry Bonds signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants worth $90 million for five years.

2002 - Lance Armstrong ran the final leg of the Olympic torch relay in San Diego.

2002 - The NBA announced a three game suspension for Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) and a one game suspension for Brad Miller (Chicago Bulls) for a fight that occurred during a game.

2002 - TNT world premiered the TV movie "Monday Night Mayhem."

2003 - In Dallas, Dwayne Goodrich (Dallas Cowboys) was charged with two counts of manslaughter and was released after posting a $50,000 bond. The charges stemmed from Goodrich's involvement in a hit-and-run accident that killed two people.


Live Another Day, Fox's mini-revival of 24, has yet to start filming -- but Fox announced Monday that it will premiere May 5. The show still takes place over a 24-hour day even though it's 12 episodes.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks 2:00pm EST

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

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:45pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 5:00pm EST


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

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