Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's Tuesday!











It's Tuesday. Wake up, smell the coffee and catch up on the latest. So, here's what's happening....

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Today is August 24th, the 236th day of 2010. There are 129 days left in the year.

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In rink debate, Alfredsson is happy with NHL ice.

NHL's Daly, KHL's Fetisov share stage.

Coyotes have plenty to prove.

Report: Huet to Switzerland.

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The Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre took place in France on this date in 1572.

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Grzelcyk leads next wave of Townies.

'Jacks duo leads Team USA to title.

Pair of Saints earn medals in Slovakia.

UNO announces incoming freshmen.

Former CC defenseman Eric Rud a candidate for coaching job in Green Bay. Or is he?

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Tonight is the Sturgeon Moon(August Full Moon).

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Cole Burkhalter Named Recipient of
USA Hockey's 2010-11 Brendan Burke Internship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced Cole Burkhalter (Knoxville, Tenn.) as the first-ever recipient of the Brendan Burke Internship. He will begin working in the hockey operations department at USA Hockey's national office in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.

Established earlier this year, the Brendan Burke Internship is awarded annually to a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in hockey operations. The internship was founded in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who served as a student assistant for the Miami University men's ice hockey team and was the son of Brian Burke, general manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs. Brendan Burke passed away in an automobile accident on Feb. 5, 2010.

"We're excited to add Cole to our staff," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of USA Hockey. "He'll always have the distinction of being the first-ever Brendan Burke Intern and I'm confident he'll do a great job and make the most out of the opportunity."

Burkhalter's responsibilities will vary from working with national teams, international events and player development camps to gaining experience with the American Development Model, National Team Development Program and Coaching Education Program.

Burkhalter served as a hockey operations intern for the Canisius College NCAA Division I men's ice hockey team during the 2009-10 season, while completing his master's degree in sport administration. His main responsibilities included breaking down game film and organizing team travel. He also coached the eighth grade boys' varsity prep hockey team at Nichols School (N.Y.) in 2009-10.

Previously, Burkhalter spent five years teaching kids at all levels as a coach with the Knoxville (Tenn.) Amateur Hockey Asociation, including while he pursued his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee (2006-08). In addition, he served as an instructor for the Knoxville Ice Bears (Southern Professional Hockey League) Youth Hockey School from 2006-09.

Burkhalter's coaching career began in 2004 at the age of 18, just one year after being sidelined from playing as a result of being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. He is currently a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach and is awaiting approval on his completed Level 5 certification.

For more information on the Brendan Burke Internship, visit BrendanBurkeInternship.com.

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Today is Vesuvius Day. (Go ahead, blow your top!)

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Sack total is a team effort for Riders.

Roughrider Cheerleader Reunion.

Riders announce sellout for September 17th game vs. Calgary.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders, 5-2 in the West, 2 points behind first-place Calgary, get back into to game action this coming Saturday, August 28th at Edmonton against the 1-6 Eskimos, with kickoff set for 7:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen links are to the right on this blog.

Check out Riderville.com for the latest on "Canada's (And Clearwater, Florida's) Team."

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Today is National Waffle Day. (What? Again?)

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Today in Sports History:

1963 - John Pennel pole-vaulted 17 feet and 3/4 inches becoming the first to break the 17-foot barrier.

1975 - Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league baseball record when he stole his 38th consecutive base.

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ANAHEIM -- The Tampa Bay Rays scored all their runs in the first two innings last might, enroute to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels, in front of 39,127 at Angels Stadium.

In the first, B.J. Upton hit the first pitch of the game into the left-field seats. Then with two outs, Ben Zobrist singled to drive home Jason Bartlett and Carl Crawford for a 3-0 lead. In the second, Sean Rodriguez scored on Upton's one-out double, giving Tampa Bay a 4-0 lead.

The Angels rallied for 2 in the third. Bobby Abreu and Alberto Callaspo scored on a two-out double by Hidecki Matsui then, in the bottom of the seventh, Peter Bourjos came home on a Howard Kendrick sacrifice fly, but they could get no closer, as the Rays held on for the 4-3 win.

James Shields was sharp for Tampa Bay, going 6 innings and allowing 3 runs on 8 hits, with 10 strike outs and just 1 walk. The win moves his record to 12-11 and ties him with Scott Kazmnir for most wins in franchise history, at 55. Randy Choate(13), Randy Qualls(8) and Joaquin Benopit(22) all recorded holds, and Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the ninth on just nine pitches for his 38th save. Kazmir was bounced around by his former team, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits, with 4 strike outs and 4 walks in 5 1/3 innings. He's now 8-11.

The Rays are 77-48, and are tied with the Yankees for first in the A.L. East. Boston trails by 5 1/2 games in the Wild Card race. The Rays continue their three-game series against the Angels tonight at 10:05pm EDT, on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. After Wednesday's game with the Angels, Tampa Bay returns home Friday night to begin a six game home stand, with three games against Boston and three against Toronto. All games through Friday, September 3rd, can be seen on Sun Sports.

Notes: Soriano is just the 44th pitcher in Major League history to record a save by striking out the side on 9 pitches in the ninth inning....Evan Longoria has been named the American League's co-Player of the week. Over the past week, Longoria hit .393(11-for-26) with 4 doubles, a triple, 3 home runs and 12 RBIs. He also had a slugging percentage of .929. He shares the honor with the Yankees' Robinson Cano....With Wade Davis returning to the roster, reliever Mike Ekstrom has been sent back to Triple-A Durham....Grant Balfour, out for the past 24 games with an intercostal strain, is making progress in his recovery. However, there's still no target date for his return to active duty....Wade Davis(9-9, 4.45) goes to the hill tonight for the Rays. He'll be opposed by the Angels' Ervin Santana(13-8, 3.93).

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Did you hear about that traffic jam in China where people have been stuck in traffic for ten days? (MTV has immediately jumped on the idea for a new reality show called Jersey Shore Turnpike.)

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The Yankees and Tampa Bay are tied for first in the A.L. East, Boston is 5 1/2 back(The Red Sox trail by 5 1/2 games in the Wild Card chase), Toronto is 11 1/2 back and Baltimore is 33 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 4 1/2 games, they're 10 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City 19 back and Cleveland 21 1/2 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 8 1/2 and the Angels by 9 games, with Seattle trailing by 21 1/2 games.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2 1/2 games(The Phillies lead the Wild Card chase), Florida trails by 10 games, the Mets are 10 1/2 behind, and Washington is 20 out.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati is 2 1/2 games up on St. Louis(The Cards are 1 game behind in the Wild Card race). Milwaukee is 12 1/2 behind, Houston is 16 1/2 back, the Cubs are 20 1/2 behind and Pittsburgh is 31 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 5 1/2 games over San Francisco(The Giants trail Philadelphia by 1 game in the N.L. Wild Card chase). Colorado is third, 10 1/2 games out, the Dodgers in fourth, 12 games out, with Arizona behind by 26.

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Here's Jimmy one year ago today. To slide, or not to slide. That is the question.










Jimmy's a real swinger.










I love being Jimmy's Daddy!

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San Francisco -- It didn't take long for the Giants to put a disappointing road trip behind them.

San Francisco exploded for five first-inning runs and never let up, scoring double-digit runs for the 10th time this season in an 11-2 win over the Reds on Monday night at AT&T Park.

Read more here.

Notes: The Giants are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Despite the loss, the Reds are 8-2 in their past 10....San Francisco placed right-handed reliever Guillermo Mota on the 15-day DL with IT band syndrome in his left leg. Mota was sent to the D.L. to make room for Cody Ross, who singled and scored in his Giants' debut last night....San Francisco scored 5 in the first inning last night, after scoring just 1 run in their previous 19....The Giants are 64-20 when scoring three or more runs. ... The club is 29-16 since July 5th....Jonathan Sanchez(9-8, 3.47) opposes Cincinnati's Travis Wood(4-1, 2.51), in game 2 of this 9-game home stand for the Giants. They'll play 3 games each against the Reds, Arizona and Colorado.

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino makes more money than you. Someone crunched the numbers and figured out he'll make $5 million this year from Jersey Shore, making appearances, and the gobs of products he's got lined up.

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In this week's NFL action, Buffalo beat Indianapolis 34-21 and New England topped Atlanta 28-10 in games played Thursday. On Friday, Cincinnati clubbed Philadelphia 22-9. In last night's action, Baltimore beat Washingto 23-3, Pittsburgh beat the Giants 24-17, Tampa Bay topped Kansas City 20-15, Miami edged Jacksonville 27-26, St. Louis tipped Cleveland 19-17, New Orleans pounded Houston 38-20, the Jets won 9-3 over Carolina, Oakland beat Chicago 32-17, Dallas knocked off San Diego 16-14, Detroit slipped past Denver 25-20 and Green Bay was a field goal better than Seattle, 27-24. Sunday night, San Francisco snuck past Minnesota 15-10. On Monday night, Tennessee beat Arizona 24-10.

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A 72-year-old Florida woman was accidentally shot in the chest by her husband as the two trained for robbery scenarios. She's expected to recover. No word if she'll keep hubby around till their 55th anniversary.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956- Elvis Presley recorded "We're Gonna Move" and "Love Me Tender" at 20th Century Fox in Hollywood, CA.

1966- The soundtrack album to the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" hit #82 in the U.S.

1974- The album "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" hit #44 in the U.K.

1991- The Elvis Presley three-CD boxed set "Collectors Gold" hit #57 in the U.K.

1999- The Elvis Presley compilation album "The Collection" was released by RCA.

2004- "Elvis Presley - The Signature Collection (It Happened at the World's Fair / Speedway / Spinout / Harum Scarum / Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas)" was released in a six DVD set.

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Turnovers plague Blue Bombers.

Cauz's MMQB: Week #8.

Visit the league's official website: CFL.ca.

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Today in Beatles History

1964 - The Beatles released "Matchbox/Slow Daown."

1981 - Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.

1998 - Ingrid Pederson came forward ckaining to be the half-sister of John Lennon. The delay in information she said was to spare her adopted mother's feelings.

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No surprise here: Researchers say bottled tea isn't as good for you as the kind you brew yourself. The bottled stuff lacks healthful antioxidants and is often loaded with sugar.

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Day 13: It's all beginning to come into focus.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

The Beavers begin the 2010 season against TCU on Saturday, September 4th at Cowboys Stadium. Kickoff is 7:45pm EDT, with TV from ESPN, online video stream at ESPN3.com and radio from the Beaver Sports Network.

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The waffle iron was patented today.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angels Angels 10:05pm EDT

Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angels Angels 3:35pm EDT

Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' doin'

Friday --

Baseball: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamonbacks at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 7:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series: Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, Joiliet, Illinois 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

NFL Preseason Football: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamonbacks at San Francisco Giants 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec 2:00pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamonbacks at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT

Baseball: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 9:15pm EDT

Thursday --

NFL Preseason Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 8:00pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 6:30pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series: Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

CFL Football: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 7:30pm EDT

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That's it for today. See you tomorrow

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