Thursday, October 23, 2014

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 23rd, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.

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Maple Leafs at Senators game postponed.

Blues' Pietrangelo shaves head to support niece.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor-musician Dwight Yoakam is 58. News personality Nancy Grace is 56. Weird Al Yankovic is 55. Ryan Reynolds is 38.

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Edmonton, AB. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than three minutes from dropping back-to-back games for the first time this season. Three of their top five goal scorers were sitting out due to injury. Nikita Kucherov was sent to the locker room midway through the first period after getting leveled at center ice, the fourth guy to go down since the team began its Western Canada trip.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1915, approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY.

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Steve Levy to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for
2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
Levy Returns to Host Hall Induction for the Fifth Consecutive Year
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Steve Levy of ESPN will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner on Dec. 4 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Levy has been an anchor on SportsCenter since joining ESPN in August of 1993. In addition, he has handled play-by-play for NHL hockey, college football and two NCAA Frozen Four tournaments on the ESPN family of channels, as well as ABC Sports. Levy is also known for calling the three longest televised NHL Playoff games in history: the five-overtime game between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on ESPN (May 2000), the five-overtime meeting between Anaheim and Dallas on ESPN (April 2003) and the four-overtime contest between Pittsburgh and Washington on ESPN2 (April 1996).
Throughout his 21-year career with ESPN, Levy has also served as the studio host for ESPN'S NHL telecasts and co-hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio.
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the 42nd in the history of the Hall, includes Karyn Bye Dietz (River Falls, Wis.), Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich.), Jeff Sauer (St. Paul, Minn.) andLou Vairo (Brooklyn, N.Y.). In addition to the enshrinement of the 2014 class, Bill Daly (Kinnelon, N.J.) and Paul Holmgren (St. Paul, Minn.) will receive the NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy.
Tickets for the induction ceremony and dinner are available exclusively online atUSHockeyHallofFame.com.
Notes: The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner returns to Minnesota for the first time since 2006 ... Levy has served as the master of ceremonies for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction each of the previous four years ... USA Hockey took over responsibilities for the selection process and induction event associated with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1969 and inducted its first class in 1973. To date, there are 161 enshrined members in the Hall. For information on the members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, visit USHockeyHallofFame.com ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minnesota, is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHall.com or call 800-443-7825.


USA Hockey Announces Roster and Schedule for U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp at University of Denver, Oct. 28-31
Camp Will Also Serve As Preparation For Select Players Competing At 2014 Four Nations Cup
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the schedule and 24-player roster for the 2014 U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp that will take place Oct. 28-31 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
The training camp roster features nine 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.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho),Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.),Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle (Sheffield Village, Ohio), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and Anne Schleper (St. Cloud, Minn.).
In addition to the continued training of players in the women's program, this camp will provide nine college graduates with the opportunity to prepare for the 2014 Four Nations Cup. Bozek, Bellamy, Decker, Alyssa Gagliardi (Raleigh, N.C.), Knight, Lamoureux, McLaughlin-Bittle, Alex Rigsby(Delafield, Wis.) and Schaus will compete in the upcoming Four Nations Cup, Nov. 4-8, in Kamloops, British Columbia. Collegiate players named to the Four Nations Cup roster will not attend the camp.
The 24 players represent 13 different states. Massachusetts leads the pack with five representatives followed by Illinois with four players and Minnesota with three. North Dakota and Wisconsin have a pair of players, while Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio all have one representative.
For the complete training camp 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 head coach for the camp and he will be assisted by Robb Stauber (Medina, Minn.), Bob Deraney (Providence, R.I.) and Brett Strot (Tampa, Fla.). For more information about the Four Nations Cup and Team USA roster, click here.
2014 U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp at University of Denver
On-Ice Schedule • Oct. 28-31, 2014 
• Denver, Colorado
(Subject to Change)
Date
Event
Arena
Time (Local/ET)
Tue., Oct. 28PracticeMagness Arena9:30-11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
PracticeJoy Burns Arena2:45-3:45 p.m. / 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 29PracticeMagness Arena10 a.m.-noon / Noon-2 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 30PracticeMagness Arena9:30-11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
PracticeJoy Burns Arena3-4 p.m. / 5-6 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 31PracticeJoy Burns Arena1:30-3:30 p.m. / 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on this date in 1929, starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.

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Regina, SK. -- 
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are hurting right now.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-7 Riders is a week 18 road game at the 13-2 Calgary Stampeders on Friday, October 24th. Game time at Calgary's McMahon Stadium is 9:30pm 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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On this date in 1956, NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S.

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Jordan Rodgers looking to make his mark in the CFL.

On the shelf again: Cornish likely to miss Week 18.

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

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The leader of a Mexican drug cartel made his first appearance in court this week after he was picked up by US authorities when he made a shopping trip to Texas despite outstanding arrest warrants. [Well, it’s not that easy to say no to a 2-for-1 sale at Men’s Wearhouse.]

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Tampa, FL. -- S Dashon Goldson has missed the last two games with an ankle injury but he was back in practice on Wednesday and he could return to game action just when Tampa Bay's defense needs a boost.

Read the rest here.

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When it comes to making healthy food and beverage choices, a new study shows that people are better off knowing both the number of calories they’re consuming and the amount of exercise it would take to burn them off. In the study when a sign next to a soda read “250 calories, or five miles of walking,” consumers were more likely to leave the soft drink on the shelf than if only the calories were posted.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team has been selected third in the 2014-15 Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll, the team’s highest ever placement. The Beavers received 103 points, including two first-place votes in the poll, which was announced today by the conference as part of Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day. Head coach Scott Rueck and sophomore guard Sydney Wiese are both in attendance for the event.

Read the rest here.

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Food fights can be messy fun. Or they can be violent and bloody. Like the one in Florida. Police arrested Billy Wall for stabbing his nephew. The two were apparently arguing over how many pork chops each person would get to eat.

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Kansas City, MO. -- Having won eight consecutive postseason series, the Giants know what it takes to succeed in October. So they would be well advised to recognize certain historical facts after their 7-2 loss Wednesday to Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series evened the showdown at a game apiece.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1958, Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He was forced to refuse the honor due to negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the award for writing "Dr. Zhivago."

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Yes, it is warm out here.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the cardiologist prescribing walking, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad." 

1965 - The album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #10 in the U.S. 

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Live A Little, Love A Little" opened in the U.S.

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On this date in 2000, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and Amblin Entertainment announced an unprecedented and exclusive three-year worldwide merchandising program with Toys "R" Us, Inc. The deal was for the rights to exclusive "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" merchandise starting in fall 2001. The film was scheduled for re-release in the spring of 2002.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles recorded "I Wanna Be Your Man." 

1972 - Filming began on the musical "That'll Be The Day." The musical starred David Essex, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr. 

2001 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Milk and Honey" album was re-released. This version contained 3 additional songs and an interview with the couple. The original was released in 1984.

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A Shark Tank spin-off show has been ordered by ABC. Called Beyond the Tank, the new show will provide much more in-depth follow-ups.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - 
J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament. The event was held in Chattanooga, TN. 

1945 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson. 

1978 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) broke an NHL record when he scored six points in one period. 

1988 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) passed for 521 yards, three touchdowns and completed 35 of 60 against the New York Jets. It was considered the single-best passing day in NFL history. 

1993 - Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) became only the second player to end the World Series with a homerun. 

1993 - The Toronto Maple Leafs set an NHL record when they won their ninth straight game at the start of the season. 

1996 - The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman. 

1998 - Mark Messier (Vancouver Canucks) became only the 10th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals. 

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,250th career point. 

2003 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) scored his 200th career goal. He scored three goals in the Avalanche's 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. 

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST JIGSAW PUZZLE - The world’s largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle has 24,000 pieces. Christmas gift?

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 3) 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:30pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 4) 8:00pm EDT 

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm 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

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 5) 8:00pm EDT 

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

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