Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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

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Today is September 23rd, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

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Sharks' No. 1 goalie job up for grabs: report.

Lightning's Drouin could miss at least another week.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Julio Iglesias is 71. Bruce Springsteen is 65. Rod Hebrank is 59. Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) is 55.

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Brandon, FL. -- After he was held out Sunday because of a scheduled off day, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos returned to the ice Monday to skate with Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan in the team's second Blue vs. White intrasquad scrimmage.

Read the rest here.

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The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held on this date in 1642.

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NHL Network to Broadcast
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

Buffalo’s First Niagara Center Hosts 42
2015 NHL Draft-Eligible Players on Thursday
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will broadcast the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Thursday (Sept. 25) live from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET.
The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will feature 42 top American prospects eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
The broadcast team will include NHL Live co-hosts Steve Mears, who will provide play-by-play, and EJ Hradek alongside Dan Bylsma, head coach of the 2014 U.S. Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, who will serve as game analysts.

Mark Roe, host of NHL On The Fly and NHL Tonight, will serve as the sideline reporter.
NHL Network will re-air the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Friday (Sept. 26) at 1 p.m. ET and Sunday (Sept. 28) at 1 p.m. ET.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit AllAmericanProspectsGame.com.
Notes: Follow @USAHockey on Twitter for information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG ... Mike Grier and Eddie Olczyk will serve as the head coaches for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.Don Granato (Team Grier) and Nick Fohr (Team Olczyk) of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will be the assistant coaches ... For Team Grier and Team Olczyk rosters, click here … Players selected to compete in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... The Buffalo Sabres and First Niagara Center are hosting the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game for the second time. They staged the inaugural event Sept. 29, 2012, when Team McClanahan beat Team Housley, 5-2.

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On this date in 1779, John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!"

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Regina, SK. -- Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Corey Chamblin was a little sheepish when asked what he said to his football team at halftime of a 35-32 overtime win over the Ottawa REDBLACKS Sunday afternoon, but he certainly wasn’t sheepish when delivering his statement to a team that needed it.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 9-3 Riders is a week 14 road game with the 8-4 Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, September 26th. Kickoff for the game at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton is set for 10:00pm 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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NEW ON DVD - Released September 22

Neighbors
The Rover
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
Daniel Boone: The Complete Series
How I Met Your Mother: Season 9
How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series
LA Law: Season 3
Nashville: Season 2
Modern Family: Season 5
Royal Pains: Season 5
Scandal: Season 3

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Pinty's Power Rankings: Riders, Sunseri bounce back.

#KegSize Plays of the Week - wk.13.


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

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The Corps of Discovery, the Lewis and Clark expedition, reached St. Louis, MO on this date in 1806, and ended the trip to the Pacific Northwest.

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Tampa, FL. --
Reading NFL coverage over the past few days, you'd think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had been completely hopeless through three games. But that's not really true.



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The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast on this date in 1951. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Senior quarterback Sean Mannion became Oregon State's all-time passing leader on Saturday night by moving ahead of Derek Anderson (2001-04) in the third quarter of OSU’s game with San Diego State at Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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MIT researchers have created the strongest adhesive ever. [They're gonna test it on celebrity marriages.]

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Boston, MA. -- This isn't the series the Red Sox and Rays thought they'd be playing in September.

Read the rest here.

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Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech" on this date in 1952. At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- Andrew Susac had a mandate to maintain his concentration as another Giants-Dodgers classic unfolded Monday. Around the ninth inning, he received advice from Carl Kochan, San Francisco's strength and conditioning coach: "Make sure you're ready. Stay locked in." Susac channeled that focus into his 13th-inning pinch-hit appearance, when he delivered a tiebreaking single that helped lift the Giants to a 5-2 victory.

Read the rest here.

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Step aside, pumpkin spice latte. Your cooler, older brother is here to steal your autumnal spotlight. Starbucks is experimenting with a beer-flavored coffee called a dark barrel latte in a "handful" of stores in Ohio and Florida. The coffee tastes like a dark, stout beer but has no alcohol content.

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Drawing is fun, Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Rod Hebrank's birthday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - 
Elvis Presley's single "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" hit #4 in the U.S. 

1963 - Elvis Presley screened the movie "Hootenanny Hoot."

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"The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1962. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
In Hamburg, the Beatles, with Stu Sutcliffe, recorded versions of "Fever," "Summertime," and "September Song." 

1968 - The Beatles recorded 45 takes of "Happiness Is a Warm Gun." 

1969 - The Illinois University newspaper "Northern Star" printed a story that speculated about the death of Paul McCartney entitled "Clues Hint At Beatle Death." 

2001 - Yoko Ono placed a full-page ad in The New York Times with the message - "Imagine all the people living life in peace." The ad was Ono's response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. 

2003 - The Ringo Starr album "Christmas Collection - 20th Century Masters" was released.

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A witness in a murder trial in New Zealand (Christchurch) began her court visit by stealing a court officer's cellphone. She was caught when the phone went off while she was testifying.

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Today in Sports History:

1845 - 
The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright. It was the first baseball team in America. 

2001 - Barry Bonds hit his 65th and 66th home run of the season to tie Sammy Sosa for the second most home runs in a season.

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TV TONIGHT: SERIES PREMIERE: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS - Scott Bakula stars in this second NCIS spinoff, this one set in New Orleans. Lucas Black (Friday Night Lights), Zoe McLellan (JAG), and CCH Pounder (The Shield) also star. (9p ET, CBS)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators 7:30pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

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

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

Thursday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 10:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 6:05pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Roswell Bulldogs 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at USC Trojans 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Roswell Bulldogs 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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

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