Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 10th, the 69th day of 2015. There are 296 days left in the year.

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Panthers' Luongo skates, aiming for Thursday return.

Russian-born referee Romasko well-suited for NHL.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Chuck Norris is 75. Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank) is 66. Sharon Stone is 57. Sportscaster Pam Oliver is 54. Jon Hamm (Mad Men) is 44. Singer-actress Carrie Underwood is 32.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have had no trouble stringing together wins. Likewise, they've had no problems with the Montreal Canadiens.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1940, W2XBS-TV in New York City aired the first televised opera as it presented scenes from "I Pagliacci".

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North Dakota Still No. 1 in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #22

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of North Dakota, 503 (30)125-7-322
2.Minnesota State University, 452225-7-322
3.Boston University, 441 (3)321-7-522
4.Michigan Tech University, 396 (1)426-8-217
5.Miami University, 386521-12-122
6.University of Minnesota Duluth, 330620-13-315
7.University of Nebraska Omaha, 294718-10-616
8.University of Denver, 278820-12-218
9.Boston College, 218920-11-316
10Providence College, 2011121-11-215
11.Quinnipiac University, 1971021-9-414
12.Yale University, 1421217-7-57
13.Bowling Green State University, 1161321-10-514
14.UMass Lowell, 691418-10-618
15.University of Minnesota, 301519-12-318
Others Receiving Votes: University of Vermont, 9; Robert Morris University, 7; Colgate University, 6; Harvard University 5.
Notes: A total of 19 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked schools. The Hockey East Association has four ranked schools, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three. ECAC Hockey has two and the Big Ten Conference has one ranked school ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 20th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men'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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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On this date in 1955, the last broadcast of "The Silver Eagle" was heard on radio.

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Dunk: An inside look at how CFL teams prep for Combine.

Heading East: Als sign versatile back, Logan.

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

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Students at a private high school in Albuquerque have voted to have a Communism themed prom. [At midnight they’ll leave their prom, roll into a nearby town, and take over that school’s prom.]

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Tampa, FL. -- TE Luke Stocker's tenure with the Bucs will continue, and late-addition defenders Larry English, Lawrence Sidbury and Jason Williams get a more extended opportunity to prove themselves in Tampa.

Read the rest here.

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Apple unveiled the Apple Watch on Monday, and while the basic watch starts at $349, the highest tier of technological wrist jewelry will be as much as a new car. The Apple Watch Edition will start at $10,000. The 18-karat gold smartwatch will have the same features as all the other Apple Watch devices, but will run you up to $17,000 for the tech company’s super swag.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Gary Payton II was voted the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Defensive Team as selected by a vote of the conference coaches, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1956, Julie Andrews at the age of 23 made her TV debut in "High Tor" with Bing Crosby and Nancy Olson.

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Jimmy waits for his grilled cheese sandwich at the Lightning Guys game.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as anticipation of something big happening, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1959 - 
RCA Records released Elvis Presley's single "I Need Your Love Tonight"/"A Fool Such as I." 

1973 - The Elvis Presley album "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" hit #11 in the U.K. 

2004 - The Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced it would be releasing a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered (March 29-April 24, 2004) at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase. 

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Japan is hoping to boost tourism by using one of the most famous figures from its history — the ninja. A “ninja council” has been set up by mayors and governors from around the country. Officials are hoping that global interest in the mysterious figures will encourage people to visit Japan.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles "Eight Days A Week" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1975 - John Lennon released his cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" in the U.S.

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Despite rumors that Jamie Dornan would be dropping out of the sequel for Fifty Shades of Grey, it looks like he’s not only going to be back, but he’s also getting quite the pay raise. The 32-year-old reportedly made just over a hundred grand playing Christian Grey the first time around. But sources say Jamie will make $12 million for the second film.

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Today in Sports History:

1920 - J
oe Malone (Quebec Bulldogs) scored 6 goals in a game against the Ottawa Senators.

1941 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would begin wearing batting helmets during the 1941 season. 

1993 - Sherry Davis became the first woman to be the PA voice of a major league team. She was the public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants. 

2002 - ESPN aired "A Season on the Brink." It was the first original motion picture by ESPN. The movie was about Bobby Knight. 

2004 - Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) held a press conference to apologize for hitting Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) in the side of the head from behind and driving his head into the ice in a game on March 8. Moore landed face-first with Bertuzzi on top of him. Moore suffered a broken neck, a concussion and deep cuts on his face. On March 11, the NHL suspended Bertuzzi for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs and announced that his eligibility would be assessed the following season and would take into account Moore's health and the progression of his recovery.

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NEW ON DVD - Released March 10

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb
Quincy, M.E.: The Final Season
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.: The Complete Series
Pee-wee's Playhouse: Seasons 3, 4 & 5

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Whalers 2:10pm EDT.

Thursday --

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Boston Junior Bruins 11:10am EDT.

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Syracuse Stars 8:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Saturday --

Nascar Xfinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm  

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT

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

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