Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's Thursday












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

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Today is January 29th, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year.

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Alfredsson to receive key to city of Ottawa.

Canadiens need to bring their best for stretch run.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods) is 70. Oprah Winfrey is 61. Heather Graham (The Hangover, Boogie Nights) is 45. Sara Gilbert (The Big Bang Theory) is 40. Singer Adam Lambert is 33.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning spent a sizable portion of Wednesday’s practice focusing on the team’s struggling power play.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1956, "Indictment" debuted on CBS radio and stayed on the air for three years.

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Heads to Leduc, Alberta,
This Weekend for 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge
Team USA to Compete Against Canada, Korea and Russia
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team begins its 2014-15 campaign at the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge in Leduc, Alberta, Feb. 1-7. In addition to the United States, the tournament includes Canada, Korea and Russia.
Team USA has won four of the last five major international events, including the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia; the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championship in Hamar, Norway; the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia; and the 2009 IPC Sled Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The United States roster is highlighted by captain Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.); alternate captains Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.); and goaltenderSteve Cash (Overland, Mo.). For the complete U.S. roster, click here.
The 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge will be streamed live at FASTHockey.com. For more tournament information, click here.
2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge • Team USA Schedule
Feb. 1-7 - Leduc, Alberta - Leduc Recreation Centre
DateOpponentTime (Local/EST)
Sun., Feb. 1Russia12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 2Korea7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 4Canada7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 5Semifinal12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Semifinal7:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 7Third-Place Game12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Championship Game5:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.
Notes: Team USA finished second at last season's World Sled Hockey Challenge, which took place in December 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. The U.S. won the event in 2009 and 2012 ... The 2015 IPC Sled Hockey World Championships will take place in late April and early May in Buffalo, New York ... Eleven players from the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won gold in Sochi, Russia, including goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.); defensemen Tyler Carron (Fort Collins, Colo.),Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.); and forwards Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.), Dan McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.), Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa), Adam Page(Lancaster, N.Y.), Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.), Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.), and Brody Roybal(Northlake, Ill.) are part of the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Cash, Landeros and Page also won gold medals at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia... Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2015 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Jeff Sauer(Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at the University of Wisconsin, is in his fourth season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), American Development Model regional manager for USA Hockey, is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.), athletic trainer Mike Cortese (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich) ... Follow all U.S. games during the World Sled Hockey Challenge via Twitter by using @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #WSHC.

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Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao met to negotiate the terms of their title fight. [And to officially weigh the footballs.]

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Green: 'Ultimately it's all about winning Grey Cups'.

Market Bound: Potential 2015 free agents.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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Budweiser released its 2015 Super Bowl commercial featuring its signature Clydesdales coming to the rescue of their “Lost Dog” friend. The lost puppy tries to find his way home and when he gets into trouble, his horse buddies are there to take him home. | VIDEO

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1958, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.

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Tempe, AZ. -- Junior guard Gary Payton II broke the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season but Oregon State’s three-game winning streak ended on Thursday with a 73-55 setback at Arizona State.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1966, "Sweet Charity" opened at the Palace Theatre in New York City. It ran for 608 performances.

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Yay! Another goal for the Lightning Guys Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Super Bowl Media Days, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1966 - 
Elvis Presley's "Tell Me Why" reached #33 in the U.S. 

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On this date in 1997, America Online agreed to give refunds to frustrated customers under threat of lawsuits across the country. Customers were unable to log on after AOL offered a flat $19.95-a-month rate.

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Today in Beatles History:

1992 - 
George Harrison's "Dark Horse" was released on compact disc. The album was originally released on December 9, 1974. 

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The overweight in Mexico City can get a free subway ride. Dozens of stations in the city’s metro system have been equipped with special machines that, in exchange for 10 squats, will tell passengers how many calories they burned and give them a token for a free ride.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - 
The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. 

1963 - The first members to the NFL's Hall of Fame were named in Canton, OH. The list included Sammy Baugh, Johnny Blood, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, and George Preston Marshall. 

1985 - Jari Kurri (Edmonton Oilers) set an NHL record when he scored his 100th point in the 39th game of the season. 

1989 - Billy Joel sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIII. 

1995 - The San Francisco 49ers became the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to win five Super Bowl titles. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. San Francisco quarterback Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in the game. 

2004 - Major League Baseball owners approved the $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to Frank McCourt. 

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A man in Beijing has been arrested for stealing a car so he could drive his girlfriend to work. And because his lady deserves the finer things, the guy stole a BMW.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 5:00pm 
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NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 11:00am EST

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

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