Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Friday!











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 10th, the 253rd day of 2010. There are 112 days left in the year.

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The Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser airs tonight at 8:00pm EDT/PDT, 7:00pm CDT on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, plus several other cable networks. More information is available at the Stand Up to Cancer website.


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Halak arrives in St. Louis.

Red Wings help Modano get acclimated.

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Today is Sewing Machine Day.

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Schwartz return to Storm possible, but unlikely.

Muskies unveil new logo.

Yanis heads home for first taste of USHL action.

Tibbett leaves Phantoms for Mercyhurst.

Ferguson added to Bucs coaching staff.

A Wild alternative for Saints.

Win Black Hawks season tickets.

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Today is Swap Ideas Day.

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USA Hockey Announces Additions to Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the hiring of seven new staff members and one promotion for its National Team Development Program, adult ice hockey department and hockey operations department.

Jake Wesolek (Saginaw, Mich.), Matt Curley (Madrid, N.Y.), Tyler Eaves (Queensbury, N.Y.) and Jacob Visser (Grand Rapids, Mich.) will join USA Hockey's NTDP staff, while Matt Greason (Bridgton, Maine) was promoted to assistant coach. A full-time elite development program in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA Hockey's NTDP includes both the U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams.

Meanwhile, Katie Holmgren (New Hope, Minn.) and Justin Murch (Washington, D.C.) will join USA Hockey's adult ice hockey department and Barbara Borginis (Deptford, N.J.) will join the organization's hockey operations department, both located at USA Hockey's national office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Greason, who previously served as an intern coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team during the 2009-10 season, was promoted to assistant coach of the squad for 2010-11. Prior to his time with the NTDP, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The four-year member (1998-2002) of the Trinity College men’s ice hockey team graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in history and completed his master’s degree in American studies in the summer of 2009.

Wesolek was named manager of communications and marketing at the NTDP after having spent the last three years as director of operations for the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League. He has additional experience in the American Hockey League, ECHL and Ontario Hockey League. Wesolek is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in commercial recreation and facility management with a minor in marketing.

Curley will serve as intern coach for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2010-11. He joins the NTDP after having coached the boys’ ice hockey program at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y., for one year. Curley is a graduate of Clarkson University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history with minors in law and business. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Clarkson’s men’s ice hockey team from 2003-07.

Eaves will handle intern coaching responsibilities for the NTDP's U.S. National Under-17 Team. He previously served as the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Alabama Huntsville men’s ice hockey team. Eaves was a four-year letterwinner at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 2004-08.

Visser will serve as the equipment manager for the NTDP's U.S. National Under-18 Team. He previously was the assistant equipment manager with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL for three years, and also worked at the Detroit Red Wings training camp in Traverse City, Mich.

Holmgren becomes USA Hockey's first coordinator of adult women's hockey after having worked for the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League and Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. Most recently, she served as a registration representative for Penrad Imaging in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Iowa State University graduate currently plays adult hockey in the Women's Association of Colorado Hockey.

Murch joins USA Hockey as its coordinator of adult ice hockey. The former intern with the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks recently served as the special events manager for USA Hockey's Disabled Festival in Washington, D.C., and has worked for the American Special Hockey Association in Crofton, Md. Murch graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in science and sports management.

Borginis is taking on the role of administrative assistant for international administration and USA Hockey's American Development Model. The ADM, launched in January 2009, is an age-appropriate training model based on long-term athlete development principles for youth hockey players. Borginis arrived at USA Hockey after having worked for 12 years at Walt Disney Imagineering in Orlando, Fla.

2010-11 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to Hold Camp Beginning Today

Team USA's First Camp of the Season Taking Place in Rochester, N.Y.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2010-11 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team is conducting its first training camp of the season this weekend at the ESL Centre in Rochester, N.Y. The camp marks the first time the team is practicing together following the announcement of the squad in July.

The camp features 10 returning members from the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that captured the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., last March. All 16 members of Team USA will focus on conditioning and team building in preparation for the upcoming season.

"While we were thrilled with the result in Vancouver last March, it's time to turn our attention to this season," said Ray Maluta, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "I'm excited to see what the new members of our team will bring, and am eager to get the guys back out on the ice."

Team USA will kick off its 2010-11 season next month when it faces Canada in a three-game exhibition series from Oct. 14-16 in Toronto. Team USA will also face both Canada and Japan in an exhibition series from Nov. 11-13 in Rochester, N.Y., and will participate in two international tournaments next spring.

For a complete 2010-11 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here.

NOTES: The 16 members of the 2010-11 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team were selected following a tryout camp in Rochester, N.Y., in July ... Among the six U.S. National Sled Hockey Team newcomers are four members of last year's 2009-10 U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team, including defenseman Tyler Carron (Berthoud, Colo.) and forwards Daniel McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.), Danny McDevitt (Abington, Pa.) and Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa) ... Both Head Coach Ray Maluta and Assistant Coach Bill Corbo, Jr., are returning to the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the third straight season ... The U.S. has won the last four International Paralympic Committee-sanctioned tournaments dating back to the 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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Riders: At the half.

Riders slugged out a 27-23 win over Winnipeg in last Sunday's Labour Day Classic in Regina, and now travel to Winnipeg for this coming Sunday's Banjo Bowl. Kickoff is set for 1:00pm 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 Day Three of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Today in Sports History:

1961 - Mickey Mantle tied a major league baseball record for home runs by a switch-hitter when he hit the 400th of his career.

1972 - Gayle Sayers of the Chicago Bears retired from the National Football League (NFL).

1974 - Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals set a new major league baseball record when he stole his 105th base of the season.

1988 - Steffi Graf achieved tennis' first Grand Slam since Margaret Court in 1970.

1992 - In Minneapolis, MN, a federal jury struck down professional football's limited free agency system.

2002 - Gary Suter retired from the NHL after a 17 year career.

2006 - Roger Federer won his third straight U.S. Open and his 12th overall.

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Today is TV Dinner Day.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 84-55, and trail the Yankees by 2 1/2 games in the A.L. East. The Rays were off tonight, and get back into action tonight when they open a three-game set in Toronto against the Blue Jays, with first pitch set for 7:07pm EDT on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. After the Toronto series, Tampa Bay returns home this coming Monday, September 13th, for a big three-game set with the Yankees to jump start a six-game home stand, that includes three games with the Angels. After that short stay at home, the Rays play four at New York on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. All games for the remainder of the season can be seen on Sun Sports with the exception of the September 18th game at Anaheim, which will be available online at MLB.tv. Two more Wednesday games, with the Yankees September 15th and September 22nd, will air on ESPN.

Notes: James Shields (13-12, 4.92) will start for Tampa Bay tonight in their series opener against Toronto. The Blue Jays will start Brett Cecil (12-7, 3.76)....Tampa Bay is just 8-7 this season against Toronto after going 14-4 against the Jays last season. And despite all their road success this season, the Rays are 2-4 in Toronto, their only losing record in any AL East city....Tonight marks the beginning of the last series between the two clubs this season....The Rays used six relievers in Wednesday's loss as the 'pen allowed five runs in a rare meltdown....Despite a hitless night on Wednesday, Rays outfielder Carl Crawford is again enjoying one of the best seasons of his career. Crawford went 4-for-4 on Tuesday night against the Red Sox, and entering play on Friday, he is hitting .432 in his last 10 games.

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A 37 room castle is up for sale in central Italy. The 1,600-year-old dwelling needs a bit of work, but it can be yours for just under $10 million. It comes with a prison cell and a dungeon.

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The Yankees lead Tampa Bay by 2 1/2 games in the A.L. East, Boston is 9 back(6 1/2 in the Wild Card), Toronto is 15 back and Baltimore(Eliminated from post-season contention) is 34 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 6 games, they're 12 1/2 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City(Eliminated from post-season contention) 25 1/2 back and Cleveland(Eliminated from post-season contention) 26 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 7 1/2 and the Angels by 10 games, with Seattle trailing by 22 games.

In the N.L. East, Philadelphia leads Atlanta by 1 game(The Braves lead the Wild Card race by 1 game), Florida trails by 10, the Mets are 11 1/2 behind and Washington is 20 1/2 out.
In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 5 games,(The Cards are 5 1/2 games behind in the Wild Card race), Houston is 12 back and Milwaukee is 13 1/2 out, the Cubs are 19 behind and Pittsburgh(Eliminated from post season competition) is 31 1/2 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 1 games over San Francisco(The Giants trail the N.L. Wild Card chase by 1 game), Colorado is 3 1/2 behind(They're 3 1/2 back in the Wild Card), the Dodgers are 11 games out, and Arizona is 22 1/2 games behind.

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San Diego - Thursday's scene at PETCO Park was decidedly different, and each variation favored the Giants.

On this night, enough Giants fans converged at the roughly half-full ballpark to give the visitors what amounted to a home-field advantage.

"To be able to hear those guys on the road is definitely fun," said right-hander Matt Cain, who took a three-hitter into the ninth inning and received a standing ovation upon leaving the game.

On this evening, PETCO Park's spacious outfield dimensions couldn't suppress the Giants, who hit four home runs for the first time in 61 games here since the park opened in 2004.


And in this game, the Padres' season-long dominance of the Giants ceased. Cain and his teammates asserted themselves against the National League West leaders in the most effective fashion possible -- combining power with power pitching in a 7-3 triumph.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Jonathan Sanchez(10-8, 3.39 ) starts tonight's 10:05pm EDT game against the San Diego Padres, who start Clayton Richard(12-6, 3.43 ). It's the second game of a big 4-game series between the top two teams in the N.L. West. The Giants return home for 3 games with the Dodgers and 3 with Milwaukee starting next Tuesday....Aubrey Huff went 3-for-4 Thursday and is riding a five-game hitting streak. He's hitting .429 with two doubles and two home runs over that span....Freddy Sanchez went 3-for-5 Thursday and has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games. He's batting .433 in those games....With eight more saves, closer Brian Wilson can set the single-season franchise record, surpassing Rod Beck's 48 saves in 1993....After going 8-19 against the NL West to start the season, the Giants have won 20 of their last 30 games against the division.
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Chicago's John Hancock Observatory will unveil a skating rink on its 94th floor in January. It'll be the highest ice rink in the world.

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Here's the Week 1 NFL Schedule:

Thursday, September 9th

At New Orleans Saints 14, Minnesota Vikings 9

Sunday, September 12th(All times Eastern):

Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills 1:00pm
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots 1:00pm
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 1:00pm
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00pm
Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00pm
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants 1:00pm
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears 1:00pm
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams 4:15pm
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 4:15pm
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks 4:15pm
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins 8:20pm

Monday, September 13th(All times Eastern):

Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets 7:00pm
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs 10:15pm

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Record stores were swamped with requests for Elvis' "Love Me Tender" which had not been released yet.

1977 - Elvis Presley's album "Moody Blue" #3 in the U.K

1977 - Elvis Presley's album "Blue Hawaii" hit #26 in the U.K.

1978 - A 10-day Elvis Presley convention ended at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.
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Commissioner Cohon: 2010 midseason report.

Bombers brass patient despite poor record.

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

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Today in Beatles History

1963 - The Beatles were awarded "Top Vocal Group Of The Year" at the Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon.

1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney offered the song "I Wanna Be Your Man" to the Rolling Stones.

2001 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would read original poetry at the 21st Poetry Olympics on October 4.

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Today is Wonderful Weirdoes Day.

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A look at the football game day promotions

Ex-Beaver Brian Barden tapped for USA Baseball.

The Beavers have this week off, after Saturday's 30-21 loss at TCU. Oregon State plays their home opener on Saturday, September 18th, against the Louisville Cardinals. Kickoff at Reser Stadium in Corvallis is set for 5:30pm EDT. You can listen to the game on the Beaver Sports Network. Fox Sports Northwest has the T.V.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

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Eighty-nine year old Hazel McCallion has been mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, for 32 years and plans to run again this year. She filed nomination papers for a 12th term yesterday.

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Charlotte Stone Crabs edge Bradenton Marauders 2-1 to capture South title, to meet Tampa Yankees in best-of-five FSL finals. Complete schedule is below in the Coming Up section.

Check the Florida State League website for more information.

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Police in Surrey, England, say they would like to speak to a man seen on home surveillance video thought to be connected with a burglary in which a packet of bacon was stolen.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Florida State League Championship Series, Game One Tampa Yankees at Charlotte Stone Crabs 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: Florida State League Championship Series, Game Two Tampa Yankees at Charlotte Stone Crabs 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 9:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Baseball: Florida State League Championship Series, Game Three Charlotte Stone Crabs at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: Florida State League Championship Series, Game Four Charlotte Stone Crabs at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm (If necessary)

Baseball: New York Yankees at New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Florida State League Championship Series, Game Five Charlotte Stone Crabs at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm (If necessary)

Baseball: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: New York Yankees at New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football: Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:00pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: USF Bulls at Tampa Bay Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Florida Eels at Tampa Bay Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Saturday:

Nascar Nationwide Series: Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Deleware 3:00pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 4:30pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6:30pm EDT

Baseball: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 8:00am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 11:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Deleware 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:40pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

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

Thursday --

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 3:45pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Junior Blades 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 3:00pm

Nascar Nationwide Series: Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Junior Blades TBA

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Price Chopper 400 Presented by Kraft Foods at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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That's all for today. Have a great weekend, see you Saturday.

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