Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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

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Today is July 8th, the 189th day of 2014. There are 176 days left in the year.

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Predators forward Fisher to miss 4-6 months.

Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show) is 70. Kevin Bacon is 56. Beck is 44. Jaden Smith (After Earth, The Pursuit of Happyness) is 16.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the busiest teams this summer and after the success they had last season, fans there are getting a bit excited.

Read the rest here.

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Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem on this date in 1099.

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Tyler Walsh Named Intern Assistant Coach
at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program 
Walsh to Aid U.S. National Under-17 Team
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tyler Walsh (East Lansing, Michigan) will serve as intern assistant coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the 2014-15 season, it was announced today.
Walsh, who spent 2013-14 as director of hockey operations at Canisius College, was responsible for the program's video coordination, travel management and assistance of the Griffins coaching staff. He also compiled scouting reports on opponents.
Prior to his time at Canisius, Walsh spent three seasons (2010-13) as a student assistant coach and video coordinator at the University of Maine. With the Black Bears, Walsh was responsible for scouting opposing teams, video and served as an assistant to the coaching staff.
In addition, Walsh served as video coordinator for USA Hockey at the 2012 16U and 17U Select Festival in Rochester, New York. He has also served as an on-ice instructor at summer camps held at the University of Maine and Michigan State University while working with Holt (Michigan) High School.
Walsh earned a bachelor's degree in business adminstration from Maine in 2013.
NOTES: Tyler is the eldest son of Shawn Walsh, former head coach at the University of Maine (1984-2001) ... Tyler's grandfather, Ron Mason, is a recent inductee into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame. Mason won 924 men's college hockey games over a 36-season head-coaching career at Lake Superior State University (1966-73), Bowling Green State University (1973-79) and Michigan State University (1979-2002) ... Tyler's younger brother, Travis Walsh, skated three seasons in the United States Hockey League (2009-12) and currently plays for Michigan State University.
ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a new initiative called the National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Celebrating its 17th season of play in 2013-14, the goal of this full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.


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King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island on this date in 1633.

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Regina, SK. -- When you sift through the coach-speak and clich├ęs after a game like the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 48-15 blowout loss to the Argonauts in Toronto on Saturday, somewhere in the middle you will find the truth.

Read the rest here.

Coming up, the Saskatchewan Roughriders return home to take on the BC Lions on Saturday, July 12th. Game time from Mosaic Stadium is 9:30pm EDT. Catch the game on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.

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On this date in 1693, uniforms for police in New York City were authorized.

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Argos acquire Dwight Anderson in trade with Riders.

Steinberg's MMQB: Plenty of trends worth watching.

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

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Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia on this date in 1776.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Bucs hope to make 2014 very different from 2013 in many ways, but one interesting change looks to be a smaller, faster front seven.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released July 8

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
The Raid 2
Nymphomaniac Volume I
Nymphomaniac Volume II
Bad Words

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The sight of James Shields wearing road greys and toeing the rubber was foreign at Tropicana Field. After a 6-0 loss in the series opener, the Rays could do without seeing it again.

Read the rest here.

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Iraqi intelligence claims that the recent video of the head of the terrorist group ISIS is fake, and the person in the video is an imposter. [Well, I wouldn't be surprised. That Meryl Streep can do anything.]

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Oakland, CA. -- The Giants understood how their 5-0 loss to the Oakland A's developed Monday night.

Read the rest here.

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Some Ruby Roman grapes were sold for $4,000 at an auction over the weekend in Japan. A wedding hall operator purchased the bunch of approximately 30 grapes, which weighed just under 2 pounds. The grapes - which cost around $180 each - will be served at the wedding hall.

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Daddy and the birthday boy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as not getting enough sleep, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips played "That's All Right" on his radio show. Later that night, Elvis Presley, came in for his first interview. Elvis did not know he was on the air until after the interview. 

1968 - Elvis Presley reported to National General for preproduction work for the film "Charro!" 

1972 - Colonel Parker announced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast of an Elvis Presley concert from Hawaii in October or November. 

1975 - Elvis Presley flew to Oklahoma City to begin his third tour (17 dates) of the year. 

1997 - The 1962 Elvis Presley movie "Kid Galahad" was released on VHS. The DVD version was released on December 6, 2005.

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Dubai's next large construction project is a shopping mall with climate-controlled streets, the world's largest indoor theme park, and 100 hotels and apartments. The "Mall Of The World," as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city is calling it, will occupy 48 million square feet. The major draw for this Persian Gulf attraction is the completely air-conditioned shopping experience. In the cooler months the ceiling will open.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles album "Yesterday and Today" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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Jessica Simpson's romantic wedding to Eric Johnson cost approximately $1.4 million from start to finish. That's the guess, anyway.

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Today in Sports History:

1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds. 

1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV. 

1970 - Jim Ray Hart (San Francisco Giants) became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning. 

2003 - Dominik Hasek announced that he planned to come out of retirement and rejoin the Detroit Red Wings.

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Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish on this date in 1889. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 4:10pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Newton Iowa 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 9:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

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



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