Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Tuesday!












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

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Today is September 21st, the 263rd day of 2010. There are 101 days left in the year.

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NHL releases new rules, points of emphasis video.

Jackets sign Mason to two-year extension.

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Today is the International Day of Peace.

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Stan Galiev in Washington.

USHL Alumni Voices: Mike Lee.

Breaking the ice with Sean Little.

Hjelle back in Cedar Rapids.

Blood drive sponsored by RoughRiders.

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Today is World's Alzheimer's Day.

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U.S. Women's Select Team Named for 2010 Four Nations Cup

Four-Time Olympian Jenny Potter Named Team Captain;

Training Camp to be Held in Brunswick, Maine, Oct. 31-Nov. 6

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the 22-player U.S. Women's Select Team, which will compete in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13 in St. John's, N.L. Four-time Olympian Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) will serve as captain of the team.

Potter, who was selected as USA Hockey's Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year for the 2009-10 season after leading Team USA to the Olympic silver medal with a team-best 11 points (6-5), will be competing in her ninth Four Nations Cup. The forward is one of 12 Olympians on the U.S. roster.

Forward and three-time Olympian Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.) and two-time Olympic defensemen Caitlin Cahow (Branford, Conn.) and Molly Engstrom (Siren, Wis.) join Potter as the most veteran members of the team.

Team USA returns eight additional players from the 2010 Olympics, including defenseman Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.); forwards Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.); and goaltenders Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.).

Defenseman Anne Schleper (St. Cloud, Minn.) and forward Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) return to the Four Nations Cup after having played at the event in 2008. The pair most recently competed in the 2010 Under-22 Series along with seven other members of the U.S. Women's Select Team. Among those seven are four newcomers to the senior-level team - defenseman Josephine Pucci (Pearl River, N.Y.) and forwards Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.), Sarah Erickson (LaPorte, Minn.) and Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.).

In addition, defenseman Michelle Picard (Taunton, Mass.) and forward Haley Skarupa (Rockville, Md.), both of whom recently played for the U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team, will play in the Four Nations Cup as the youngest members of Team USA.

Rounding out the U.S. roster for the tournament are defenseman Meagan Mangene (Manorville, N.Y.), a three-time member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, and forward Allie Thunstrom (Maplewood, Minn.), who previously competed at the 2007 Under-22 Series.

Prior to the start of the Four Nations Cup, 22 players will participate in a training camp at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, from Oct. 31-Nov. 6.

The camp will include 11 Olympians, 10 members of the 2010 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team and two additional skaters. The camp squad will play Sweden on Nov. 5, before 11 of the camp participants continue on to St. John's on Nov. 7, where they will meet the 11 NCAA players who complete the U.S. roster for the Four Nations Cup.

Team USA opens play at the Four Nations Cup with an Olympic gold-medal rematch against Canada on Nov. 9 at Mile One Centre in St. John's.

NOTES: For the U.S. Women's Select Team roster, click here. For the camp roster, click here ... Members of the U.S. Women's Select Team hail from nine states, with five players coming from Massachusetts; four each from Minnesota and Wisconsin; two each from Connecticut, New York and North Dakota; and one each from Idaho, Illinois and Maryland ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring the top four women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden.

Team USA 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup Schedule

Nov. 9-13, 2010 • Mile One Centre • St. John's, N.L.

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)

Fri., Nov. 5 Sweden* 7 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 9 Canada 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 10 Finland 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 12 Sweden 1 p.m./11:30 a.m.

Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 4 p.m./2:30 p.m.

Championship Game 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.

*Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

Hudak, Witt Named Assistant Coaches for U.S. Women's Select Team

Join Head Coach Katey Stone on Coaching Staff for 2010 Four Nations Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Mark Hudak (Hanover, N.H.) and Hilary Witt (Lowell, Mass.) were named assistant coaches for the U.S. Women's Select Team that will compete in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup from Nov. 8-14, in St. Johns, N.L., as announced today by USA Hocey. Hudak and Witt join Head Coach Katey Stone (Arlington, Mass.) on the coaching staff.

Hudak is entering his eighth season as the head women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College, where he has led the Big Green to five NCAA tournament appearances. He recently served as an assistant coach alongside Stone at the 2010 USA Hockey Women's National Festival in August, and previously coached at the Festival in 2006.

Witt is entering her first season as an assistant women's ice hockey coach at Northeastern University after serving as the head women's ice hockey coach at Yale University for the past eight years. She coached at the 2010 USA Hockey Women's National Festival and 2010 Under-22 Series, serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team. Previously, she was an asssitant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team that captured the silver medal at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship.

Hudak and Witt will join Stone at the camp in Brunswick, Maine, from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, prior to departing for St. Johns on Nov. 7 for the Four Nations Cup.

Ruggiero Named to International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission for 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Four-Time Olympian Appointed as One of Four Americans on 11-Member Commission

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero (Simi Valley, Calif.), who most recently earned a silver medal as part of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, was appointed to the Evaluation Commission that will inspect the three cities competing to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, as announced by the International Olympic Committee.

Ruggiero is one of four Americans on the 11-member panel that is composed of representatives and advisors of the Olympic movement. The 2018 IOC Evaluation Commission will travel to potential host cities Munich, Germany; Annecy, France; and Pyeongchang, South Korea, for on-site inspections from Feb. 8-March 5, 2011. Ruggiero was previously named to the IOC Athletes' Commission during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.

A member of the U.S. Women's National Team since 1996, Ruggiero was the youngest player (18) on the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Team that won the first-ever gold medal in Olympic women's hockey. In addition to earning silver with Team USA earlier this year, she competed on the U.S. squads that captured the silver medal in 2002 and the bronze medal in 2006. She was named the tournament's top defenseman twice (2002, 2006) and to the all-tournament team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She currently holds the record as the all-time leader in games played for Team USA (251).

Along with her Team USA experience, Ruggiero played four years at Harvard University, where she was awarded the 2004 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given to the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. She graduated cum laude from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in government and is currently pursuing her master's degree at the University of Minnesota. She has been involved in many charitable causes, including the ProSports MVP Olympic Heroes Tour, Charles B. Wang Ice Hockey "Project Hope", Right to Play, Teams of Angels and momsteam.com. In 2004, ESPN.com named her one of the top-16 female athletes in the world.

For more information on the 2018 IOC Evaluation Commission, visit the IOC website at Olympic.org.

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The International Banana Festival is today in Fulton, Kentucky.

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Another sell-out at Mosaic Stadium.

The Riders improved to 7-4 in the CFL West, 4 points behind the now 9-2 Calgary Stampers with this past Friday's 43-37 OT win. The Riders will next play on September 25th, a Saturday against the Hamilton Tigercats, Kickoff on 620 CKRM is set for 6:30pm EDT.

Visit the teams' official website at riderville.com.

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Another survey reveals that a big chunk of us (29 percent) see no problem whatsoever with accessing the Internet during a wedding. And even 8 percent think its okay to log on during church.

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Here's the Week 2 NFL Schedule:

Sunday, September 19th --

Pittsburgh Steelers 19 at Tennessee Titans 11

Philadelphia Eagles 35 at Detroit Lions 32

At Cincinnati Bengals 15, Baltimore Ravens 10

At Atlanta Falcons 41, Arizona Cardinals 7

Miami Dolphins  14 at Minnesota Vikings 10

Kansas City Chiefs 16 at Cleveland Browns 14

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 at Carolina Panthers 7

At Green Bay Packers 34, Buffalo Bills 7

Chicago Bears 27 at Dallas Cowboys 20

At Denver Broncos 31, Seattle Seahawks 14

At Oakland Raiders 16, St. Louis Rams 14

At San Diego Chargers 38, Jacksonville Jaguars 13

Houston Texans 30 at Washington Redskins 27 (OT)

At New York Jets 28, New England Patriots 14

At Indianapolis Colts 38, New York Giants 14

Monday, September 20th --

New Orleans Saints 25 at San Francisco 49ers 22

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Think you're getting a good workout when you fire up your Wii game system? Probably not. According to a recent study (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise) 67% of Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports exercises don't meet recognized guidelines for moderate- or vigorous-intensity activity.

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The Beavers play at Boise State on Saturday, September 25th. Kickoff is set for 2:00pm EDT.
Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

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Today is Miniature Golf Day

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Irving: Shooting themselves in the foot.

Hunt and Willis relentless in pursuit of quarterbacks.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Several concerns continue to make the rounds inside the Rays' clubhouse these days, such as the relative health of the team's starting pitching and its lack of offense in the early innings.


Little was done to ease either of those concerns during Monday night's 8-6 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium with 47,437 watching. By losing, the Rays (89-60) fell to 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Yankees (91-59) in their battle for supremacy in the American League East.

Read the rest here.

Notes: James Shields (13-12, 4.86) is on the mound for the Rays tonight in the second of a four-game set at New York against the Yankees' Phil Hughes(16-8, 4.31).....Rafael Soriano has 43 saves, which ties him for the club record established by Roberto Hernandez in 1999. He is six saves shy of Francisco Cordero's record of 49 saves by a Dominican-born pitcher, established in 2004, when Cordero was with the Rangers. ... Carl Crawford has tied his career high with 81 RBIs....Evan Longoria is two doubles shy of Aubrey Huff's club record of 47 doubles. Longoria, who had 44 doubles last season, is also the only Rays player with a pair of 40-double seasons. With 101 RBIs, the third baseman is the fourth batter in Rays history to reach 100 RBIs in back-to-back seasons, joining Carlos Pena (2007-09), Huff (2003-04) and Fred McGriff (1999-2000).

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The owner of a vintage guitar stolen eight years ago has it back after getting an email from eBay. Doug Duncan's guitar was stolen from him in Minnesota. He set up a search on eBay for the model stolen and then waited. Eight years later eBay's computers emailed him about a match. The guitar was in California and was being sold by a collector who had no idea it was stolen.


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In the American League East, the Yankees lead Tampa Bay(who lead the Wild Card) by 1 1/2 games, Boston is 8 behind(6 1/2 behind in Wild Card), Toronto(Eliminated) is 15 1/2 behind and Baltimore(Eliminated) is 31 back.

In the American League Central, Minnesota is 11 ahead of the White Sox, Detroit(Eliminated) is behind by 14, while Cleveland(Eliminated) trails by 28 and Kansas City(Eliminated) sits 28 1/2 in arrears.

In the American League West, Texas leads Oakland by 8, the Angels are 9 1/2 behind and Seattle(Eliminated) trails by 26.

In the National League East, Philadelphia leads Atlanta(Braves lead the Wild Card race) by 4 games, Florida(Eliminated) is15 out, the Mets(Eliminated) are 15 1/2 back and Washington(Eliminated) is 27 1/2 behind.

In the National League Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 6 games, Houston is 11 1/2 back, Milwaukee(Eliminated) is 15 behind, the Cubs(Eliminated) trail by 16 and Pittsburgh(Eliminated) is 33 out.

In the National League West, San Francisco is 1/2 game ahead of San Francisco(The Padres are 2 1/2 games behind in the Wild Card), Colorado is 1 1/2 behind(3 out in the Wild Card), the Dodgers are 11 behind and Arizona(Eliminated) trails by 25.

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The Giants were off last night. Matt Cain(12-10, 3.08) goes to the mound in tonight's 8:05pm EDT start for the Giants against the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano(9-6, 3.75)....The Giants, a team built on pitching and defense, will once again turn to one of its most consistent starters in Matt Cain. The right-hander, who has excelled, especially in the second half of the season, just passed the 200-inning mark for the season, but isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Since the All-Star break, Cain is 6-2 with a 2.71 ERA. In his last start, Cain's Giants came out on top of a 2-1 battle against the Dodgers and Chad Billingsley. It's that sort of outing that is welcome for the 25-year-old pitcher. "It's always fun when you get in a game that's moving along and it's a battle," he said. "You know every pitch counts."....The Giants' starting pitching has been so effective this season that they are 58-18 when they score the game's first run.

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Today in Elvis History:

1953 - Elvis Presley returned to Precision Tool where he operated a drill press for $1.55 an hour.

1980 - The eight-album boxed set "Elvis Aron Presley" hit #27 in the U.S.

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Anyone interested in a box of Toddler?





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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - "Revolution" made it to #12 in the U.S.

1968 - Madame Tussaud's changed the clothes and hair on the wax figures of the Beatles. It was the fifth change in four years.

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Walter Brennan died on this date in 1974.

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Today in Sports History:

1970 - "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.

1971 - The American League approved the move of the Washington Senators to Arlington, TX.

1982 - National Football League (NFL) players began a 57-day strike. It was their first regular-season walkout.

2008 - The New York Yankees played their last game at the original Yankee Stadium.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

College Football: Oregon State Beavers at Boise State Broncos 8:00pm 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

College Football: Arizona State Sun Devils at Oregon State Beavers 6:30pm 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 now. See you tomorrow. 

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