Saturday, July 19, 2014

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 19th, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.

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Davidson says Blue Jackets ready to make statement.

Martin Brodeur 'still looking for the right fit': report.

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

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The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt on this date in 1799.

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Tampa, FL. -- Michelle Gingras, Rick Peckham, Bobby "The Chief" Taylor, and Dave Mishkin discuss Steve Yzerman's offseason moves to transform the Bolts roster...

Read the rest here.

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The Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY on this date in 1848. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.

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Sixth Annual USA Hockey Grow the Game Award Presented to Three Youth Hockey Associations
Associations Earn Sets of Youth Hockey Starter Equipment From
Total Hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association (Indian Trail, N.C.),Homer Hockey Association (Homer, Alaska) and Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association(Kirkland, Wash.) have been selected as the recipients of the USA Hockey Grow the Game Award, presented by Total Hockey. For the sixth consecutive year, the award recognizes youth hockey associations for their efforts to create new and innovative ways to grow the game of hockey.

The three winning associations were voted as this year’s top submissions. Total Hockey awards the first-place finisher (Charlotte Metro Hockey Association) with 30 sets of starter equipment, second place (Homer Hockey Association) with 20 sets, and third place (Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association) with 10 sets.

As a result of these nationwide initiatives, participation in youth hockey around the country continues to grow thanks to volunteers and the new programs they are implementing.
Inspired by USA Hockey’s growth initiative, the 2 and 2 Challenge, Charlotte Metro Hockey Association implemented a supplementary “Grow in Schools Program.” Local volunteers and Extreme Ice Center staff members taught floor hockey during gym class for one week to several elementary schools. Within one to two weeks of visiting a school, they held an on-ice Try Hockey For Free event for the elementary school kids. As a result, they held seven Try Hockey For Free Events since inception, which included up to 80 participants per event.
As the only non-profit rink in the State of Alaska, it is essential for the Homer Hockey Association to annually grow participation. In doing so, Homer has implemented a variety of unique and creative ways to attract more kids to the rink. These “fun activities” are spread out every couple of weeks throughout the season. They included the Zamboni Tour, Dress the Coach, Skate-A-Thon and Family Skate programs.
Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association has introduced more kids to the sport of hockey through a variety of programs including It’s Great To Skate Reading Program, Physical Education Teacher Outreach Program, Parks and Recreation Advertising, promotion within the ice rinks and monthly Try Hockey For Free events. With their introductory programming, Sno-King has found that more instructor-parent/participant interaction equals greater success with converting kids to youth hockey.

Total Hockey and USA Hockey encourage youth hockey associations nationwide to tell their stories of growing the game at a local level. Click here to learn more about the USA Hockey Grow the Game Award, presented by Total Hockey.

NOTES: 
Associations can begin submitting their application for the 2015 USA Hockey Grow the Game Award, presented by Total Hockey, in January. E-mail growthegame@usahockey.org for more information. Entries are judged on four criteria: creativity, media/marketing potential, transferability to other local programs interested in growing the game and the overall impact the program had on the local youth association.


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Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures on this date in 1939.

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REGINA — After a three-year period of dormancy, the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Crisis Line has returned! Line 1, go ahead. You are on the page.

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The Riders are off this weekend. Their next action is on Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test on this date in 1946.

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Welcome Back: REDBLACKS cap off historic homecoming.

Stampeders outlast Ticats in defensive battle.

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

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On this date in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.

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Tampa, FL. -- Continuing our weekly survey of, and reaction to, articles regarding the Bucs…This week's selections cover such topics as the "Ultimate Bucs Team," Doug Martin's fantasy value, and more.

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The Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated on this date in 1975 after being linked in orbit for two days.

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Minneapolis, MN. -- Evan Longoria came through in the clutch, Alex Cobb looked like his old self and Ben Zobrist found his power stroke -- not a bad way to start the second half.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1982, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.

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Miami, FL. -- The Giants only needed two runs to beat the Marlins on Friday at Marlins Park. But they strung together three innings of clutch hitting and clobbered the Marlins on their way to a 9-1 victory to open the second half of the season.

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On this date in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.

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Jimmy throws the ball

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to visit your son's friend, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1954 - Elvis Presley's first single was released. The songs were "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." 


1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #13 in the U.S. 

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "Flaming Star" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1995 - Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.


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On this date in 1985, George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest with a shoe size of 28-1/2. Bell, at age 26, stood 7 feet 10 inches tall.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles single "Help!"/"I'm Down" was released in the United States.

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On this date in 1985, Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year.

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Today in Sports History:

1909 - The first unassisted triple play in major league baseball was made by Cleveland Indians shortstop Neal Ball in a game against Boston. 

1909 - Cy Young earned his 500th career victory. 

1960 - Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants became the first pitcher to get a one-hitter in his major league debut. 

1966 - At the Astrodome, the first major league game to be played totally on artficial turf took place. Prior to this game, the outfield had consisted of painted dirt and the infield was covered with artificial turf.

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The 100th episode of "American Chopper" aired on this date in 2007.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --


Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT


Nascar Nationwide Series -- EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 8:30pm EDT


Sunday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT


Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT


Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 7:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 1:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:07pm EDT

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




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