Friday, October 3, 2014

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 3rd, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

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Excitement building for NHL Stadium Series game.

Coyotes confirm talks with potential investor.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 65. Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 52. Gwen Stefani of No Doubt (and The Voice) is 45. Seann William Scott (Dukes of Hazzard, American Pie) is 38.

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Tampa, FL. -- After pre-game skate Thursday morning at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla., Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said Bolts goaltender Evgeni Nabokov had a “swagger” about him that allowed the 39-year-old to have fun on the ice.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1863, U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.

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USA Hockey Announces Roster and Schedule for U.S. Women's National Team at Four Nations Cup
Event Held Nov. 4-8 in Kamloops, British Columbia
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the roster and schedule for the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the Four Nations Cup, Nov. 4-8, at Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The 23-player roster features 12 members of the silver medal-winning 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team. Those players are Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Megan Bozek(Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.), Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle(Sheffield Village, Ohio), Michelle Picard (Taunton, Mass.), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) andLee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.). These players and Annie Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif.) competed for the U.S. in the 2013 Four Nations Cup.
The 23 players represent 13 different states. Massachusetts and Minnesota lead the pack with four representatives each, while New York, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin have two. California, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Vermont all have one representative.
For the complete roster, click here.
NOTES: Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Women's National Team. Ken Klee (Littleton, Colo.) will serve as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Women's National Team at the Four Nations Cup. He will be assisted by Robb Stauber (Medina, Minn.) and Bob Deraney (Providence, R.I.). The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament that has been held in varying forms since 1996 (previously the Three Nations Cup). The U.S. competes against Canada, Sweden and Finland in this year's tournament. It is the 18th year of the tournament and the United States has competed 17 times, having not participated in 2001. The United States has captured the title five times (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011-12), finished second 11 times and third in the tournament in 2013. The Americans hold an overall record of 38-5-4-22-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 70 Three/Four Nations Cup games.
2014 U.S. Women's National Team
Four Nations Cup • 
Nov. 4-8, 2014Interior Savings Centre • Kamloops, British Columbia
(Subject to Change) 
Date
Event
Round
Time (Local/ET)
Tue., Nov. 4Team USA vs. FinlandPreliminary1 p.m. / 4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 5Team USA vs. CanadaPreliminary7 p.m. / 10 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 7Team USA vs. SwedenPreliminary1 p.m. / 4 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 8Bronze - 3 vs. 4Medal Round2 p.m. / 5 p.m.
Gold - 1 vs. 2Medal Round7 p.m. / 10 p.m.



Eickmeyer Promoted to Director of Internet Content and Development
Bogart Added as Coordinator of Internet Content and Development
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today the promotion of Cameron Eickmeyer to director of internet content and development.
The Flagstaff, Arizona, native started at USA Hockey in May of 2007 as managing editor of internet communications and has been a central figure in the organization's efforts in expanding and improving its digital content.
In his new role, Eickmeyer will oversee all areas of USA Hockey's internet efforts, including technology enhancements to further serve the organization's varied constituents as well as content development. Eickmeyer will also continue his role in leading the organization's efforts related to mobile application development and strategy.
"Cam has been a real leader in our digital efforts," said Mike Bertsch, assistant executive director of marketing, communications and events for USA Hockey. "He brings creativity, energy and innovation and will do an excellent job in leading us forward."
In addition, USA Hockey announced the hiring of Catherine Bogart as coordinator of internet content and development.
Her focus will be on generating multimedia content for the USA Hockey web platform that supports efforts across all areas of the organization.
Bogart, a native of New York, New York, is a 2014 graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news with a sports emphasis.
Most recently, she completed an internship with 850 KOA News Radio in Denver where she helped produce the Primetime Sports segment, oversaw social media and contributed on-air during the segment “Sports with the Intern.” She has also interned at Sports Illustrated and was a sideline reporter for the University of Colorado's Division I men's club lacrosse team.

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The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman on this date in 1893.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-4) are looking to get back on track as they welcome West Division rival Calgary Stampeders (11-2) in week 15 CFL action.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-4 Riders is a week 15 home match up tonight with the 11-2 Calgary Stampeders. Game time at Regina's Mosaic Stadium is 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 ESPN2.

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The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated on this date in 1901. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 15.

CFL fines Harris and three others after Week 14.


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

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"A Day in the Life of Dennis Day" began airing on NBC-TV on this date in 1946.

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Tampa, FL. --
LB Danny Lansanah made his first NFL regular-season start last Sunday at the age of 29, and his role could continue to grow as he becomes more comfortable in the Bucs' defensive scheme



Read the rest here.

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In the aftermath of Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg yelling and cursing at each other in front of the studio audience, The View is thinking of creating nearby individual quiet rooms where the hotheaded co-hosts can retreat during commercial breaks. [To keep things a little calmer on the set the show is also hiring a full-time pharmacist.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State softball team has added a pair of transfer catchers to its 2015 roster, head coach Laura Berg announced today. The Beavers will welcome senior Hannah Akamine, who comes to Oregon State from Tennessee, and junior Sammi Noland, who joins the Beavers after spending two seasons at Nebraska.

Read the rest here.

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A police officer in China has smashed the plank world record by sustaining the body weight exercise position for an incredible 4 hours and 26 minutes. The average person can last just two to three minutes. The previous record was 3 hours, 7 minutes set by an American last year. image

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- In the aftermath of their worst season in seven years, Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said he doesn't believe they need to make many changes for next season to be one of their best.

Read the rest here.

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"Father Knows Best" began airing on CBS-TV on this date in 1954.

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Washington, DC. -- The Nationals boast the National League's best record, home-field advantage for the first two rounds of postseason play and a sour aftertaste from their last trip to October. The Giants own such a decorated recent postseason history that their own manager jokes such success is "in their DNA."

Read the rest here.

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It's the must-have power tool of autumn: the electric or gas-powered leaf blower. A real time-saver, right? Not so, says fitness researcher David Powell. Powell says a typical homeowner saves no more time using a leaf blower over a good ol' large leaf rake - and raking is better for you since you're burning calories and working a dozen or more muscle groups.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Giants and Riders playing on the same day, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1945 - 
Elvis Presley appeared in a talent show at the age of 10. It was his first public appearance. He won 2nd place and $5. 

1977 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Elvis In Concert." It was a special that was filmed during his last tour. 

1991 - Elvis Presley's first guitar was auctioned for $180,000. The guitar had been on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame for 17 years. 

2006 - "Elvis Christmas" as released. It contained 19 Christmas songs and 4 gospel songs.

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Police in New York City have pinned a meaty crime on a supermarket employee. They say the man walked out of work with $1,200 worth of meat stuffed in his pants.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles ended a 17-day stay at the Indra Club in Hamburg, West Germany. 

1964 - The Beatles filmed a performance for the TV show "Shindig!" 

1969 - "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released in the U.S. It was released a week earlier in England. 

1969 - John Lennon recorded "Don't Worry Kyoko" with the Plastic Ono Band. The song later appeared on Lennon and Ono's "Wedding Album." 

1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's single "Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear" was released. 

1988 - The documentary about John Lennon, "Imagine" premiered in Hollywood, CA. 

2000 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Chapman had been sentenced to life for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980. 

2001 - The WB and TNT aired the two-hour John Lennon tribute concert for victims of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. 

2006 - The Sean Lennon CD + DVD album "Friendly Fire" was released. The included DVD contained a short film for each of the album's tracks.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have officially announced the arrival of their baby girl. On Thursday night, Kutcher took to his website to share her name: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 - 
CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago. 

1951 - The New York Giants won the pennant by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers on a Bobby Thompson bottom-of-the-ninth home run. 

1974 - Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball. 

1989 - Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders. 

1995 - O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman. Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial. 

2001 - ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage. 

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) broke Babe Ruth's major league single-season record for walks at 171. 

2002 - The Texas Rangers put John Rocker on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release. 

2004 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. used a vulgar term during a live postrace television interview with NBC after winning a race in Talladega. On October 5, NASCAR penalized him $10,000 and 25 points in the Nextel Cup standings. 

2012 - Miguel Cabrera achieved baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967. He lead the league with a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs in the regular season.  

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IN THEATERS - Gone Girl (R); Annabelle (R); Left Behind (PG-13).

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire and Elite at Raleigh Showcase Time TBA

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (NLDS) 3:07pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 10:00pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire and Elite at Raleigh Showcase Time TBA

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Colorado Buffaloes 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (NLDS) 5:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire and Elite at Raleigh Showcase Time TBA

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EDT

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

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