Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 21st, the 21st day of 2015. There are 344 days left in the year.

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Brodeur to extend leave from Blues: report.

Blackhawks' Seabrook, the 'other guy,' now an All-Star.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Golfer Jack Nicklaus is 75. Geena Davis is 59. NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon is 52. Emma Bunton (Baby Spice of the Spice Girls) is 39.

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Tampa, FL. -- Ben Bishop made 27 saves and Alex Killorn scored two goals to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

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Today is National Hugging Day.

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Boston College Holds Unanimous No. 1 Spot in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #16

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)122-0-116
2.University of Minnesota, 171221-1-316
3.University of Wisconsin, 145318-4-216
4.Quinnipiac University, 141420-3-115
5.Harvard University, 111512-3-216
6.Boston University, 88614-5-216
7.University of Minnesota Duluth, 69715-6-311
8.Clarkson University, 56815-6-216
9.Cornell University, 30n/a9-6-36
10.Mercyhurst University, 241017-4-316
Others Receiving Votes: Bemidji State University, 14; University of North Dakota, 4; Dartmouth College, 3; Ohio State University, 1.
Notes: ECAC Hockey leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranks teams, while the Hockey East Association has two and College Hockey America has one ... A total of 14 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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UFO hunters are claiming an unusual type of solar UFO sighting. According to UFO Sightings Daily, a stealth UFO was detected exiting the Sun’s atmosphere. It’s estimated that the dark but massive UFO is twice the size of Earth.

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Leading Men: Previewing the 2014 Coach of the Year.

Hall of a hire: Bombers get new defensive coordinator.

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

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Want a simple way to be happier? Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something. There’s tons of research showing that over time, this alone — one silly email a day — can make you happier. From Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage.

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

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Researchers say guys with an inch or two to pinch make better lovers — at least when it comes to sexual stamina. Researchers in Turkey did a study that looked at the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and male sexual performance. Their findings: Overweight men with obvious bellies lasted five minutes — five minutes! — longer in the sack than their thinner brethren.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Beavers Prepared For Big Game With Bruins.

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A Hong Kong businessman donated $1 million to the families of the two officers shot and killed while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn last month. The donor, who chose to remain anonymous, donated $500,000 to the education fund set up for the children of officer Rafael Ramos and another $500,000 to officer Wenjian Liu’s father.

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Let's go find something to eat Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as grief counseling, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
"Record Mirror" became the first to print a picture of Elvis Presley in the U.K. 

1957 - Filming began on Elvis Presley's second movie, "Loving You." 

1965 - Production began on the film Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acupulco" with soundtrack recording. 

1997 - Col. Tom Parker died from complications from a stroke. He was the promoter that guided Elvis Presley to stardom. 

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Beachgoers in Newcastle, Australia have been unable to enjoy the country’s warm months due to a pair of large sharks swimming close to the shore. The first shark was spotted January 10 and identified as a 16-foot great white. Another shark was seen in the same area on Thursday. The 11-footer, believed to be a tiger shark, was found attacking a pod of dolphins near the shore.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
George Harrison and Patricia Anne Boyd were married. Patty eventually left Harrison for Eric Clapton. 

2002 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" hit number one on the British pop charts 31 years after its first release. The song was re-released after the death of Harrison.

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Employees at a British supermarket (Tesco in Staffordshire) were surprised to find that the man caught stealing a sex toy was Bradley Cooper. But this Bradley Cooper wasn’t the Hollywood actor and star of American Sniper. This was a 19-year-old with the same name.

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Today in Sports History:

1911 - 
The first Monte Carlo motor rally took place. 

1973 - The AFC beat the NFC 35-31 in the NFL Pro Bowl in Dallas. The game had been played in Los Angeles since 1942. 

1979 - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII. The Steelers became the first team to win three Super Bowls. 

1985 - Dennis Potvin tied Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals. Potvin ended up with 310 career goals. 

1986 - Former major-league player, Randy Bass, became the highest-paid baseball player in Japanese history. Bass signed a three-year contract for $3.25 million. He played for the Hanshin Tigers. 

1989 - Wayne Gretzky passed Marcel Dionne to become the NHL's second all time scorer. 

1990 - John McEnroe was disqualified and expelled for throwing a tantrum and using abusive language at an official while leading Mikael Pernfors in the Australian Open. He was the first person to be thrown out of a Grand Slam in 27 years. He was fined $6,500 and kicked out of the tournament. 

1995 - John Stockton became the NBA's all-time career assist leader when he got his 9,922nd. 

1997 - Don Mattingly (New York Yankees) officially announced his retirement. 

1997 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 51 points against the New York Knicks. 

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player. The Wizards beat the Bulls 77-69. 

2010 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) became the 15th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points and the youngest to hit the milestone. He did it 35 days faster than Wilt Chamberlain.

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Booster the dog, an Alaskan Malamute who lives in England, bit off more than he could chew, literally, when the canine ate an entire box of chocolates, with the wrappers on, as well as five rubber pet toys. Booster’s owner (Guy Kelly) rushed him to the vet after he found his pet looking bloated and writhing in pain. Booster spent two days in the dog hospital.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

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

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