Saturday, August 23, 2014

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

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Today is August 23rd, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.

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Bruins not panicking after early ouster from playoffs.

Oilers happy to have stability behind bench.

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

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The first class graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, MA on this date in 1838. It was one of the first colleges for women.

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Tampa, FL. -- Now that his family is settled into Tampa, Brenden Morrow hit the ice and talked about his adjustment to becoming a Bolt...

Read the rest here.

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"Ten Nights in a Barroom" opened in New York City at the National Theater on this date in 1858. It was a melodrama about the evils of drinking.

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Matt Kelly Named U.S. Women’s National Team Head Scout
Former Clarkson University Women's Ice Hockey Assistant Coach Joins Staff
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Matt Kelly (Hull, Mass.) has been named head scout for the U.S. Women’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. Kelly, who most recently served as an assistant women's ice hockey coach for 2014 NCAA Division I national champion Clarkson University, will primarily be responsible for helping identify and develop players in USA Hockey's active player pool for the women's program. He will also help implement a long-term strategy to ensure continued advancement of the U.S. Women's National Team program.
“We're excited to add Matt to our staff and look forward to his contributions to the women's program,” said Reagan Carey, director of women’s hockey at USA Hockey. “He has a strong knowledge of women's ice hockey and his background and enthusiasm will be vital as we continue to strengthen the overall identification process of elite talent from across the nation and enhance our scouting procedures."
JohnsonABOUT KELLY
Kelly has helped transform the Clarkson women's ice hockey program into a national power since his arrival in 2008-09, including ECAC Hockey playoff appearances all six years, three league playoff titles, three NCAA tournament appearances, and the ultimate prize, the NCAA Division I national title in 2014.
Kelly joined the Clarkson staff after spending the 2007-08 campaign on the women’s ice hockey coaching staff at Quinnipiac (Connecticut) University. He started his coaching career the season prior as the volunteer assistant at Wayne State (Michigan) University.
A four-year member of the Wayne State men's hockey team as a goaltender, Kelly served as co-captain his senior campaign in 2005-06, a year in which he was named the team's most valuable player, earned All-College Hockey America Second Team honors, and was named the CHA/Easton Three Star Award recipient. Kelly also was named to the CHA All-Academic Team, and the 2004 CHA All-Tournament Team.
He played three years of junior hockey in the United States Hockey League prior to his collegiate career, splitting time between the Cedar Rapids Roughriders (1999-01) and the Topeka Scarecrows (2001-02).

A native of Hull, Massachusetts, Kelly graduated from Wayne State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in media arts and studies. Kelly and his wife, Brooke, have a son, Colton, and daughter, Makenzie.



U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team Shuts Out Canada, 6-0, in Game Two of Under-22 Series
Cameranesi notches two goals; U.S. limits Canada to seven shots
CALGARY, ALBERTA — The U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team shutout Canada, 6-0, in the second game of the 2014 Under-22 Series. Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) tallied two goals and Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) picked up three assists.
“We played extremely well today and did the things we needed to do to be successful," said Ken Klee, head coach of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team. "Every line played great and we were certainly happy with our entire team.”
For a complete recap, highlights and photos click here.



U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team Loses to Canada, 5-2, in Game Two of U18 Series
The three-game series concludes Sunday (Aug. 24)
CALGARY, ALBERTA — The U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team lost to Canada, 5-2, in the second game of the 2014 Under-18 Series. Rebecca Gilmore (Wayland, Mass.) and Alexis Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) scored for the U.S.
"I thought we had a better game tonight and did some good things," said Joel Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. "We’re all disappointed we didn’t win but we have a good perspective on things and will learn from these games."
For a complete recap, highlights and photos click here.


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The printed streetcar transfer was patented by John H. Stedman on this date in 1892.

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Regina, SK. -- Don't expect very much West Coast offence on Sunday.

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Up next for the 5-2 Roughriders is a road game against the 5-3 BC Lions on Sunday, August 24th. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620CKRM, 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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Fannie Merrit Farmer opened her cooking school, Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, in Boston, MA on this date in 1902.

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Bombers end skid with a victory over Alouettes.

REDBLACKS extend defensive lineman Shologan.

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

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Hard D. Weed patented the grip-tread tire chain for cars on this date in 1904.

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Buffalo, NY. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will finally face an opponent from outside the Sunshine State as they visit Buffalo in preseason action.

Read the rest here.

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Margaret Truman, U.S. President Truman's daughter, gave her first public performance as a singer on this date in 1947. The event was at the Hollywood Bowl and had an audience of 15,000.

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Toronto, ON. -- Drew Smyly isn't David Price, but his impression has been pretty spot on since the two lefties swapped uniforms.

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On this date in 1959 in the Peanuts comic strip, Sally debuted as an infant.

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Chicago, IL. -- If you feel compelled to attempt the inevitable pun involving Joe Panik's surname, make sure to mention that the homophone you'll surely use doesn't apply to him.

Read the rest here.

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The first live TV program was relayed between the U.S. and Europe through the U.S. Telstar satellite on this date in 1962.

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Game is over. Let's eat pizza instead of golden trophies.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the last weekend before college football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1957 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Loving You" opened in London.


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Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York City on this date in 1979.

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Today in Beatles History:


1962 - 
John Lennon and Cynthia Powell were married at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool, England. They were divorced on November 8, 1968. 

1968 - Ringo Starr temporarily quit The Beatles.


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South Fork Ranch, the home of the fictitious Ewing clan of the CBS-TV show, "Dallas," was sold on this date in 1984. The ranch was to be transformed from a tourist site into a hotel.


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Today in Sports History:


1970 - 
U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA. 

1982 - Gaylord Perry (Seattle Mariners) was tossed out of a game for throwing an illegal spitball. 

1989 - Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball after being accused of gambling on baseball. 


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Robert Jarvik and Marilyn Mach vos Savant were married on this date in 1987. The event was called the "Union of Great Minds" since Savant had an IQ of 228 and Jarvik was the inventor of the artificial heart.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney swept past Kyle Busch on a restart with seven laps to go and held on to win Friday night’s rain-delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 2000, Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on CBS' "Survivor." Hatch won $1,000,000 for his stay on the island of Pulau Tida in the South China Sea.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 4:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills 4:30pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 1:35pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma, California 4:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Portland State Vikings 4:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- MavTV 500 at Fontana, California 4:00pm EDT

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

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