Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Today is August 5th, the 216th day of 2014. There are 149 days left in the year.

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Taste of success leaves Blue Jackets craving more.

Subban, Canadiens agree to terms on 8-year contract.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Loni Anderson is 69. Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch) is 58. Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's) is 48.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning Made coach Jassen Cullimore teaches you how to turn around and learn how to start skating backwards...

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The village of Chicago was incorporated on this date in 1833. The population was approximately 250.

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Phil Cohn Named Fifth Brendan Burke Intern
Will Begin Duties in Late August
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Phil Cohn (Westfield, N.J.) has been named as the fifth recipient of the Brendan Burke Internship it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Cohn will be based at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and begin his duties in late August. His responsibilities will include interface with the NTDP, national teams, international events, and player development camps. He will also gain exposure to USA Hockey's acclaimed American Development Model and Coaching Education Program.
Cohn spent the past five seasons (2009-14) with the Union College men's ice hockey program. During the Dutchmen's run to the 2014 NCAA Division I national championship, he worked as the hockey operations coordinator and was responsible for all aspects of team travel, managing video production and distribution, and assisting with on-ice practices. Prior to his stint as hockey operations coordinator, Cohn was a student manager and video coordinator with the program for four seasons (2009-13).
Cohn, who graduated from Union College in June 2013 with a degree in computer science, also worked in the school's sports information department as an intern during the 2012-13 season.
Established in April 2010, the Brendan Burke Internship is awarded annually to a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in hockey operations. The internship was founded in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who served as a student assistant for the Miami University men's ice hockey team and was the son of Brian Burke, director of player personnel for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, general manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and current president of hockey operations for the NHL's Calgary Flames.
Brendan Burke passed away in an automobile accident on Feb. 5, 2010.
NOTES: Previous Brendan Burke Interns include Tom Minton (Pipersville, Pa./St. Joseph's (Pa.) College), Ryan Breen (North Falmouth, Mass./Providence College), Stephen Greenberg (West Tisbury, Mass./Boston College) and Cole Burkhalter (Knoxville, Tenn./Canisius College) … Donations to the Brendan Burke Internship can be made by clicking here.
ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a new initiative called the National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Celebrating its 18th season of play in 2014-15, 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.


U.S. Roster Set for Final Games of
2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA to Face Sweden, Finland & Czech Republic to Conclude Camp
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Twenty-seven of the 42 players in attendance at the 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will remain to face the Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden later this week.

For the final 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp roster, click here. The players are auditioning for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015, in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.

"As a staff, we have been very pleased with the effort and competitiveness of the 42 players in camp," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and the general manager of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team. " The three remaining games this week provide an opportunity for additional assessment of the players that are staying. We will continue to evaluate the players released today throughout the fall.”

Ian McCoshen (Hudson, Wis./Boston College), who was a member of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team, will no longer be participating in this week’s camp for precautionary reasons.

Among those staying are goaltender Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./Boston College); defensemenWill Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis./University of Denver) and Steve Santini (Mahopac, N.Y./Boston College); and forwards Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass./U.S. National Under-18 Team) andHudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn./University of Minnesota), who were members of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team that played in Malmo, Sweden.

The trimmed Team USA roster will play Sweden on Wednesday (Aug. 6), Finland on Thursday (Aug. 7) and Czech Republic on Saturday (Aug. 9). All games are being played at the Olympic Center's USA Rink.
2014 National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
August 2-9 - Lake Placid, New York
Date
Matchup
Time (EDT)/Result
Live Streaming
Sun., Aug. 3
USA White vs. Sweden
USA Blue vs. Finland
Mon., Aug. 4
USA Blue vs. Sweden
USA White vs. Finland
Wed., Aug. 6
USA vs. Sweden
4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 7
USA vs. Finland
4:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 9
USA vs. Czech Republic
1:00 p.m.

NOTES: Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding camp ... The online home for the 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, complete with rosters, schedules, stats and news, is available here ... All games from the 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp are being streamed live and are available on-demand on usahockey.fasthockey.com ... The 2015 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp in December to be held in Boston ... At the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, the U.S. will compete in a group with Finland, Germany, Slovakia and Canada. … Mark Osiecki (Burnsville, Minn.) is head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team. He is currently an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs ... The assistant coaches for Team USA are Don Granato (Downers Grove, Ill./U.S. National Under-18 Team), Kevin Patrick (Schenectady, N.Y./Univ. of Vermont) and Mike Ayers (Hingham, Mass./Boston College) ... Adam Nightingale (Cheboygan, Mich./Shattuck St. Mary's School) is the video coordinator ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the sixth consecutive year ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.


USA Squads Drop Games in Day Two of International Competition at U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA Blue Loses to Sweden, 6-2; USA White Falls to Finland, 4-3
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - International competition continued today with the U.S. squads flipping oppenents. USA Blue lost Sweden in the matinee game, 6-2. USA White fell to Finland later in the day, 4-3. Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y./U.S. National Under-18 Team) tallied a goal and two assists for USA White.
For complete recaps, boxscores, highlights and photos, click here.


Sixty-Nine Players Invited to 2014 USA Hockey
Women's National Festival
Festival Held Aug. 12-16 in Lake Placid, New York, to Determine Rosters for Upcoming Events vs. Canada
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the 69 players invited to the 2014 USA Hockey Women's National Festival, which will take place Aug. 12-16, in Lake Placid, New York.
The Festival will be used to select the 22-player rosters for a pair of series against Canada held simultaneously from Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, Alberta, at Canada Olympic Park. The U.S. entries will feature an under-18 team and 22-and-under team.
Highlighting the roster for the Festival are four members of the silver medal-winning 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team, including Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Michelle Picard (Taunton, Mass.) and Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.).
Ten members of the 2014 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team -- Grace Bizal (Minnetonka, Minn.), Jincy Dunne (O'Fallon, Mo.), Rebecca Gilmore (Wayland, Mass.), Megan Keller(Farmington, Mich.), Lexie Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.),Patricia Marshall (Thief River Falls, Minn.), Abby Roque (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Sophie Skarzynski (Wilmette, Ill.) -- are also on the Festival roster.
A complete Festival roster (24 defensemen, 38 forwards and seven goaltenders) and staff listing is available here.
NOTES: The 2014 USA Hockey Women's National Festival will take place at the Lake Placid Olympic Center and all practices and scrimmages will be open to the public. A media credential application for the Festival can be accessed here. The rosters for the U.S. Women's Select Teams (U18 and 22U) that will play Canada Aug. 21-24 in Calgary, will be announced on Aug. 17 ... The two teams will practice in Lake Placid on Aug. 17-18 prior to heading to Canada.
2014 Women's National Festival On-Ice Schedule
Aug. 12-16, 2014 • Lake Placid Olympic Center • Lake Placid, New York
(All Times ET • Subject to Change) 
Date
Event
Location
Time (ET)
Tues., Aug. 12
Practice - Team Red
1980 Rink
2-4:15 p.m.
Practice - Team White
U.S. Rink
4-5:30 p.m.
Practice - Team Blue
U.S. Rink
5:30-7 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 13
Practice - Team Blue
1980 Rink
8-8:50 a.m.
Practice - Team White
1980 Rink
9-9:50 a.m.
Practice - Team Red
U.S. Rink
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Scrimmage - Blue vs. White
U.S. Rink
4-6:45 p.m.
Practice - Team Red
U.S. Rink
7-9 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 14
Practice - Team Red
U.S. Rink
9:30-11 a.m.
Practice - Team Blue
U.S. Rink
2-4 p.m.
Practice - Team White
U.S. Rink
4:15-6:15 p.m.
Intrasquad Scrimmage - Team Red
1980 Rink
5:15-7:15 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 15
Practice - Team White
1980 Rink
8-8:50 a.m.
Practice - Team Blue
U.S. Rink
9-9:50 a.m.
Scrimmage - Blue vs. White
1980 Rink
4-6:45 p.m.
Intrasquad Scrimmage - Team Red
U.S. Rink
5:25-6:40 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 16
Practice - Team Blue
1980 Rink
8-8:50 a.m.
Practice - Team White
U.S. Rink
9-9:50 a.m.
Practice - Team Red
U.S. Rink
10-10:50 a.m.
Scrimmage - Blue vs. White
1980 Rink
4-6:45 p.m.
Intrasquad Scrimmage - Team Red
U.S. Rink
5:25-6:40 p.m.
2014 U.S. Women's Select Teams On-Ice Schedule
Aug. 17-18, 2014 • Lake Placid Olympic Center • Lake Placid, New York
(All Times ET • Subject to Change)
Date
Event
Location
Time (ET)
Sun., Aug. 17
Practice - U18 Team
1980 Rink
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Practice - 22U Team
1980 Rink
3-5 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 18
Practice - 22U Team
1980 Rink
8:30-10 a.m.
Practice - U18 Team
U.S. Rink
10:10-11 a.m.
Scrimmage - 22U Team
1980 Rink
4-6:45 p.m.
Scrimmage - U18 Team
1980 Rink
7-9:45 p.m.

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On Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on this date in 1884.

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Ottawa, ON. --OTTAWA -- The 2014 season is a long way from being over, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders may have found that successful formula.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 3-2 Roughriders is a game at the 5-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, August 7th. Game time in 8:30pm 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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A Massachusetts man was arrested for breaking into a home and committing robbery in broad daylight while his girlfriend waited in the car with their 2-year-old child. [Don't be so quick to judge until you priced the cost of modern daycare.]

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Video: Top Ten Plays of Week 6.

Steinberg's MMQB: What to do in Montreal?

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

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On this date in 1921, the cartoon "On the Road to Moscow", by Rollin Kirby, was published in the "New York World". It was the first cartoon to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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Tampa, FL. -- Even though two-fifths of the starting O-Line is still undetermined, the Buccaneers believe they have talented candidates for the job and enough time to form a cohesive five-man front.

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NEW ON DVD - Released August 5

Divergent
Oculus
God's Not Dead
Need For Speed
Ping Pong Summer
VeggieTales: Celery Night Fever
Awkward - Season 3
Californication - The Final Season
Community - The Complete 5th Season

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Oakland, CA. -- Former A's closer Grant Balfour received a warm welcome from the Coliseum faithful on Monday night when he entered a tie game in the bottom of the 10th. The A's, on the other hand, showed him no love.

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Today is Underwear Day. Please celebrate by wearing some.

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New York, NY. -- Attention must be paid to Pablo Sandoval. The Giants' 4-3 victory Monday over the New York Mets emphasized that.

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Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across the English Channel on this date in 1923.

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Run, Jimmy, run!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son playing games on his tablet, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1953 - 
Elvis Presley interviewed for a job a Sears Roebuck. He was not hired. 

1955 - Elvis Presley performed at the eighth annual Country Music Jamboree in Memphis. The show included Webb Pierce, Sonny James and Johnny Cash. 

1959 - Dick Clark called Elvis Presley and conducted a phone interview in which he informed Presley that his new single had just gone gold. 

1965 - On location shooting began for the Elvis Presley movie "Paradise Hawaiian Style." 

2010 - Prince Albert of Monaco visited Graceland.


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How many friends do you have? According to a feature in New York magazine, how popular you are may very well depend on your age. And the magic one seems to be 29. The company that conducted the study explains that at 29, people are still in touch with school friends but have also forged new bonds with work colleagues.

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Today in Beatles History:


1966 - 
The Beatles album "Revolver" was released in the U.K. 

1978 - The Wings single "I've Had Enough" hit #25 in the U.S.


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A woman was arrested Monday for attempting to steal merchandise from Macy's at a California (Santa Anita) mall. The 45-year-old woman was caught with items in her purse by Macy's security personnel. During a struggle the woman's shirt and bra came off and she ran to her car, leaving her purse, shirt and bra behind. Authorities found her driver's license in her purse.


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Today in Sports History:


1921 - 
The first play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game was done by Harold Arlin. KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA described the action between the Pirates and Philadelphia. 

1960 - For the first time two major league baseball clubs traded managers. Detroit traded Jimmy Dykes for Cleveland's Joe Gordon. 

1984 - Toronto’s Cliff Johnson set a major league baseball record by hitting the 19th pinch-hit home run in his career. 

1999 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) hit his 500th career homerun. He also set a record for the fewest at-bats to hit the 500 homerun mark. 

2013 - It was announced that 13 players had accepted 50-game suspensions for violation of MLB drug policies.  


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Taylor Swift used social media Monday to share the number 18. Taylor uploaded a cryptic video from an elevator, in which she's seen pressing the button for the 18th floor multiple times. What's it mean? One thing we do know: Taylor's working on a new album.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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