Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is January 29th, the 29th day of 2014. There are 336 days left in the year.

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Outdoor ice a return to childhood for Islanders.

Over the Boards: Ducks deep at center.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods, Magnum P.I.) is 69; Oprah Winfrey is 60; Heather Graham (Lost in Space, Boogie Nights) is 44; Sara Gilbert (Big Bang Theory, Roseanne) is 39; Musician Jonny Lang is 33.

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Toronto, ON. --The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to overcome a 2-0 deficit midway through the second period, but a late Toronto Maple Leafs goal snapped the Bolt's three-game win streak in a 3-2 loss at Air Canada Centre Tuesday in Toronto.

Read the rest here.

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If there's ever been a time to sign up for Instagram, that time is now. The U.S. Olympic team recently announced its roster for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Many of these athletes also love using Instagram, so Facebook compiled a list of all teams, venues and athletes that utilize the popular photo-sharing app. (Facebook owns Instagram.) Click here to view the list.

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University of Minnesota Garners Unanimous 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 - #17

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
24-1-1
17
2University of Wisconsin, 170
2
21-3-2
17
3Harvard University, 123
5
16-2-2
17
4University of North Dakota, 122
4
16-5-3
17
5Clarkson University, 115
6
19-4-3
17
6Cornell University, 108
3
14-3-4
17
7Boston College, 83
8
18-4-3
17
8Robert Morris University, 73
7
20-4-2
8
9Quinnipiac University, 34
10
16-4-6
14
10Mercyhurst University, 26
RV
15-7-3
10
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 43 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, College Hockey America has two teams ranked, and the Hockey East Association is represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 11 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.




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Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo say that a baby gorilla that was initially raised by humans has adapted to being with other gorillas, and is doing well as it celebrates turning 1-year-old. [They say the only problem was getting him to give up his sippy cup.]

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Argos release Collaros; QB hits open market early.

Ticats, Bombers swap Canadians in trade.

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

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London, England, residents will soon have a place to buy black roses -- and only black roses. The Think Ink florist will only be in business for a day -- Valentine's Day. The black roses are created by placing dark red roses in vases filled with ink instead of water. The one-day black roses shop is a PR stunt by Kraken Rum. Each bouquet comes with a miniature bottle of the rum.

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Tampa, FL. — When Lovie Smith was named as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers one year after being fired from the Chicago Bears one of the first questions was if Smith would be luring any of his former player in Chicago to Tampa.

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The Girl Scouts of America are rolling out their first gluten-free cookie in 20 select markets: the Chocolate Chip Shortbread. GSA's website says the cookie "is made with real chocolate chips and real butter" and that it "contains no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils." If the cookies perform well in those locations, they may go national next cookie season..

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Oh boy! Captain America!!!!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as having your heart broken again isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1966 -
Elvis Presley's "Tell Me Why" reached #33 in the U.S.

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Online you can pay to watch people do all sorts of thing live, from educational instruction to, yes, sex. Some South Koreans are paying to watch a woman eat. It's called Gastronomic Voyeurism. People pay to watch other people eating in front of a webcam. One young woman makes $9,000 a month.

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Today in Beatles History:

1992 - 
 George Harrison's "Dark Horse" was released on compact disc. The album was originally released on December 9, 1974.

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"Indictment" debuted on CBS radio on this day in 1956 and stayed on the air for three years.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. 

1963 - The first members to the NFL's Hall of Fame were named in Canton, OH. The list included Sammy Baugh, Johnny Blood, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, and George Preston Marshall.

1985 - Jari Kurri (Edmonton Oilers) set an NHL record when he scored his 100th point in the 39th game of the season.

1989 - Billy Joel sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIII.

1995 - The San Francisco 49ers became the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to win five Super Bowl titles. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. San Francisco quarterback Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in the game.

2004 - Major League Baseball owners approved the $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to Frank McCourt.

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On this date in 1997, America Online agreed to give refunds to frustrated customers under threat of lawsuits across the country. Customers were unable to log on after AOL offered a flat $19.95-a-month rate.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 1:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

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

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