Friday, October 17, 2014

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

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Today is October 17th, the 289th day of 2014. There are 76 days left in the year.

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Must see: Tavares uses Kane-like move in SO.

Analytics say give backup goaltender a chance.

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

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Today's Birthdays: George Wendt (Cheers) is 66. Animator Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butthead) is 52. Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N Sync is 43. Eminem is 42.

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Tampa, FL. -- Jonathan Drouin's NHL debut must wait longer.

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On this date in 1888, the first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands.

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USA Hockey Welcomes Kraft Foods as Official Sponsor
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the addition of Kraft Foods as an official sponsor of the organization.
The multi-year agreement is highlighted by USA Hockey’s support of the award-winning KraftHockeyville program, which is launching in the United States on Jan. 1, 2015. Kraft Hockeyville will give hockey towns in the U.S. a chance to enter to win a $150,000 arena makeover courtesy of Kraft, have an NHL preseason game played in its local arena that is showcased on TV, and earn the title, “Kraft Hockeyville” for the year.
In addition, Kraft will be designated as the presenting sponsor of USA Hockey’s highly successful national Try Hockey for Free Days, the first for the 2014-15 season which is set for Nov. 8.
“Kraft is home to some of the most beloved and iconic brands in the food and beverage industry and we’re thrilled to have them as a partner,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship and appreciate their desire to be part of our efforts to help to continue to grow and advance our sport.”
Kraft will also be designated as a “Proud Partner of USA Hockey Families.”
“Hockey arenas, like all local sports facilities, are gathering places for communities; places where kids go to learn, play and compete,” said Dino Bianco, Executive Vice President and President, Kraft Beverages. “USA Hockey is a tremendous partner helping us to earn a place in our consumers’ lives by forging meaningful family connections and celebrating the spirit of amateur sports.”
ABOUT USA HOCKEY
USA Hockey Inc., founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. More than one million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states, USA Hockey is the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States and has important partnerships with the National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usahockey.com.
ABOUT KRAFT FOODS GROUP
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion.  With the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse, Kraft has an unrivaled portfolio of products in the beverages, cheese, refrigerated meals and grocery categories.  The company’s iconic brands include KraftCapri SunJell-OKool-AidLunchablesMaxwell HouseOscar MayerPhiladelphiaPlanters and Velveeta.  Kraft’s 22,500 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love.  Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices.  For more information, visit www.kraftfoodsgroup.com and www.facebook.com/kraft

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On this date in 1933, "News-Week" appeared for the first time at newsstands. The name was later changed to "Newsweek."

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Regina, SK. -- "I think it's hard to keep the pedal to the metal for 18 games for 44 guys." Rod Pedersen explains the recent slip for the Riders on Countdown To Game Day.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-6 Riders is a week 17 home game with the10-5 Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday, October 19th. Game time at Regina's Mosaic Stadium is 4:00pm 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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On this date in 1933, Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ, after leaving Germany.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 17.

Alouettes part ways with QB Troy Smith.

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

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Glenn Close revealed that she spent her childhood in a cult. [My money would have been on Katherine Heigel.]

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired director of player development Isaiah Harris on Thursday after he was arrested for driving under the influence.


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Halloween season is officially here, and some of the craftier people among us are turning to Pinterest for costume ideas you can make at home. According to Pinterest, there have been 176 million pins dedicated to Halloween so far this year.



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Corvallis, OR. -- Quarterback Sean Mannion moved into second place on the Pac-12’s all-time passing yardage list on Thursday night in a 29-23 double-overtime loss to No. 20 Utah before a crowd of 40,479 at Reser Stadium.

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"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" premiered on this date in 1939.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Renowned for creating one of baseball's richest October memories with a home run, the Giants lengthened the franchise's list of fall highlights with another soaring long ball.



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Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw were married on this date in 1945.

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Jimmy fans himself 'cause it's hot.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Giants win the pennant, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered at Loew's State Theater in Memphis. Elvis had worked at the theater in 1952.

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A 57-year-old woman in China thought she was sober enough to swim with friends after guzzling nearly half a liter of booze. She waded into the water and that’s about all she remembers. When she woke up the sky was dark and she was floating on the river with wooden sticks and garbage tangled in her hair. The woman was miraculously unscathed after drifting 10 hours across two Chinese provinces while passed out drunk. Eventually a boat tossed her a buoy and she was rescued.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.

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Halle Berry reportedly filed papers to slash her child support obligation to her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, saying it is discouraging him from getting work. Berry currently pays Aubry $16,000 a month to help support their 6-year-old daughter, Nahla. She wants that dropped to $3,000 a month.

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Today in Sports History:

1860 - 
Willie Park won the first professional golf tournament to be held in Scotland. 

1962 - The New York Yankees won their 20th World Series when they beat the San Francisco Giants. 

1943 - The Detroit Lions set a rushing record when they achieved a negative fifty-three yards against the Chicago Cardinals. 

1968 - Bob Beamon long jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches at the Olympic Games in Mexico. 

1978 - The New York Islanders began a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8). 

1992 - Jari Kurri (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal in an 8-6 win over the Boston Bruins. Kuri was the 18th player to reach the mark. 

2000 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) achieved his 448th victory as a goalie in the NHL. Roy passed Terry Sawchuck to become the record holder for career victories. 

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A family in England (Norfolk) has redefined the meaning of animal lovers by sharing their home with nearly 150 pets. Mom, dad, 8-year-old Josh and 6-year-old Chloe live with 30 snakes, a crocodile, a monitor lizard and a host of creepy crawlies that live in the garage. Among the family’s 150 friends are house-trained skunks, some chinchillas, a lizard and some birds.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm EDT


Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 2:00pm EDT


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT


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

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