Saturday, August 2, 2014

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

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Today is August 2nd, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

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New coach, GM tasked with reviving Hurricanes.

Ducks to retire Selanne's No. 8 on Jan. 11 vs. Jets.

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

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Members of the Continental Congress began adding their signatures to the Declaration of Independence on this date in 1776.

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Tampa, FL. -- Jay Feaster discusses why Lightning Made hockey camps are important to the Lightning organization.

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Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint patent for their nail-making machine on this date in 1791. They were the first father-son pair to receive a patent.

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USA HOCKEY NEWS FEED
U.S. Under-17 and Under-18 Select Teams to Skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Early August
U.S. Under-18 Select Team Practices at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Aug. 3-5
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Under-18 Select Team will be in Arlington, Virginia, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex for a series of practices beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, in preparation for the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Each of the team’s practices will be free and open to the public.
The 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup will be staged Aug. 11-16 in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia, and features teams from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
The 22-player roster was picked following the USA Hockey Boys' Select 17 Player Development Camp that took place June 26-July 2 at The Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, New York.
USA Hockey player development camps provide top young players with concentrated on- and off-ice training and instruction, as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level against other top players from their age group.
U.S. Under-18 Select Team Practice Schedule
Aug. 3-5 - Kettler Capitals Iceplex - Arlington, Virginia
DatePractice Time (ET)Rink
Sun., Aug. 38-9:10 p.m.Capitals Rink
Mon., Aug. 49:10-10:30 a.m.Capitals Rink
Mon., Aug. 46:50-8 p.m. Capitals Rink
Tues., Aug. 58:40-10 a.m. Capitals Rink
For complete coverage of the Hlinka Cup, including tournament schedule and team roster, please click here.
Notes: Keep up-to-date on the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup via Twitter by following@USAHockeyScores ... Team USA has finished in the top three of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup 10 times since the tournament's inception in 1991, including a first-place finish in 2003. The U.S. has finished second eight times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2013) and third twice (1991, 1995) ... Team USA finished in second place last year ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 12 different states. Michigan leads the pack with five representatives, while Illinois has four, Minnesota three and Massachusetts two ... Derek Plante (Cloquet, Minn.), assistant coach at University of Minnesota Duluth, is serving as head coach. The assistant coaches are Pat Mikesch (Green Bay, Wis.), general manager and head coach of the United States Hockey League's Green Bay Gamblers; Nick Fohr (Dexter, Mich.), assistant coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of the U.S. National Team Development Program; Pat Boller (Danbury, Conn.), assistant general manager and assistant coach of the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack; and Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), a regional manager for USA Hockey's American Development Model.
U.S. Under-17 Select Team Skates at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Aug. 6-7
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Under-17 Select Team will be in Arlington, Virginia, at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex for a pair of practices Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 6-7) to prepare for the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.
Each of the team’s practices will be free and open to the public.
The 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament is slated for Aug. 13-17 in Crimmitschau, Germany, and features teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States.
The 20-man roster was selected following the USA Hockey Boys' Select 16 Player Development Camp that took place from July 7-13 at The Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, New York.
USA Hockey player development camps provide top young players with concentrated on- and off-ice training and instruction, as well as the opportunity to compete at the national level against other top players from their age group.
U.S. Under-17 Select Team Practice Schedule
Aug. 6-7 - Kettler Capitals Iceplex - Arlington, Virginia
DatePractice Time (ET)Rink
Wed., Aug. 68:10-9:20 p.m. Capitals Rink
Thurs., Aug. 78:40-10 a.m.Capitals Rink
For complete coverage of the Five Nations Tournament, including schedule and team roster, please click here.
Notes: Keep up-to-date on the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament via Twitter by following @USAHockeyScores ... The 20 players on the U.S. roster represent nine different states. Minnesota leads the way with nine players, while Michigan has three and Texas has two ... Cary Eades (Sioux Falls, N.D.), general manager and head coach of the United States Hockey League's Sioux Falls Stampede, is serving as head coach. Assistant coaches are Clark Donatelli (Wheeling, W.Va.), head coach of the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers, and Bob Mancini(Saginaw, Mich.), a regional manager for USA Hockey's American Development Model. Phil Osaer (East Lansing, Mich.), director of hockey operations for Michigan State University (Big Ten), is the video and goalie coach.

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In New York City, Fifth Avenue was opened on this date in 1824.

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Regina, SK. --The Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-2) visit the expansion Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-3) in week six Canadian Football League action.

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Next up for 2-2 Saskatchewan is a matchup with the 1-3 Ottawa REDBLACKS toonight in Ottawa. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri 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 ESPN3.com.

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In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes were installed along streets on this date in 1858.

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Roaring Rally: Lions battle back, top Stampeders.

Boatmen grind out important win over Alouettes.

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

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The United States Congress passed the first income tax on this date in 1861. The revenues were intended for the war effort against the South. The tax was never enacted.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay took its practice to Raymond James Stadium on Friday night, allowing many of its players to get acclimated to a new gameday home and to experience the passion of 15,000 Buc fans.

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Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire on this date in 1887.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays were hoping to send a message Friday night: We're not done just yet.

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Charles A. Wheeler patented the first escalator on this date in 1892.

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New York, NY. -- For Ryan Vogelsong, this was a complete game without the footnote.

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John Barrymore and Mary Astor starred in the first showing of the Vitaphone System on this date in 1926. The system was the combining of picture and sound for movies.

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Now Jimmy, swing the bat and hit the ball.

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Today in Elvis History:


1956 - 
"Life" magazine contained an article entitled "Elvis Presley...He Can't Be...But He Is." The article reported that Elvis had grossed $6 million in record sales and that he was receiving 3,000 fan letters a week. 

1957 - The Official UK Elvis Presley fan club was launched. 

1958 - The Elvis Presley single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1965 - Elvis Presley reported to the set of "Paradise, Hawaiian Style". 

1975 - Elvis Presley's single "Today" hit #57 in the U.S. 

1997 - The Elvis Presle compilation album "Platinum - A Life In Music" hit #80 in the U.S.


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U.S. President Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act on this date in 1939. The act prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns.

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Today in Beatles History:


1961 - 
The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club. They performed about 300 shows over the next two years. 

1969 - Paul McCartney produced Badfinger as they recorded their song "Come and Get It." 

1997 - George Harrison's record label announced that he had undergone tests for cancer.


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U.S. House of Representatives approved a law on this date in 1983, that designated the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagon on November 2.


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Today in Sports History:


1921 - 
Eight White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series. 

1938 - Bright yellow baseballs were used in a major league baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. It was hoped that the balls would be easier to see. 

1992 - Jackie Joyner took the gold medal in the heptathlon for a second consecutive time.  


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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was re-released on this date in 1987. The film was 50 years old at the time of its re-release.


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Coming Up:


Tonight --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa REDBLACKS 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented By New Holland at Iowa Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indycar Series -- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 2:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 2:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

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

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