Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Wednesday!












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

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Today is September 29th, the 271st day of 2010. There are 94 days left in the year.

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Sabres edge Sens at Hockeyville.

Shoulder surgery sidelines Okposo indefinitely.

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Today is National Attend Your Grandcild's Birth Day.

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Sioux Falls Stampede announce 23 man roster.

Big Sioux Falls a waste of money?

Inseparable Eiserman Brothers heading to Central Nebraska.

City of Muskegon thrilled with Lumberjacks' efforts at Walker Arena.

Lumberjacks submit roster for upcoming season.

Ex-Lancer Lavin named as Notre Dame captain.

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This is VFW Day. (Take the time today to thank a Vet for their service.)

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Boston College Selected as Preseason No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Defending NCAA men's ice hockey national champion Boston College will enter the 2010-11 season with the preseason No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. The Eagles collected 504 points, including 28-of-34 first-place votes, to claim the top spot.

The University of North Dakota ranks second after accumulating 462 points and four first-place votes, while Miami University sits in the No. 3 spot with 437 points and two first-place votes. The University of Michigan (383) and Yale University (334) round out the top five.

The 2010-11 regular season will begin on Saturday (Oct. 2) when the University of Michigan hosts Mercyhurst College.

NOTES: The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus before returning Oct. 11 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked teams. The Hockey East Association boasts four ranked programs, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 28 teams received votes ... Since 1998, Boston College has been chosen as the preseason No. 1 six times (1998-99, 1999-2000, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11), and appeared in the top 15 in each of the last 12 seasons.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th 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 five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Men's College Hockey Poll - #1 (Preseason)
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School 2009-10
Final Rank 2009-10 Record
1 Boston College, 504 (28) 1 29-10-3
2 University of North Dakota, 462 (4) 7 25-13-5
3 Miami University, 437 (2) 3 29-8-7
4 University of Michigan, 383 8 26-18-1
5 Yale University, 334 6 21-10-3
6 St. Cloud State University, 308 5 24-14-5
7 University of Maine, 281 NR 19-17-3
8 University of New Hampshire, 206 11 18-14-7
9 University of Minnesota Duluth, 195 NR 22-17-1
10 Cornell University, 162 9 21-9-4
11 University of Denver, 146 4 27-10-4
12 University of Alaska, 125 15 18-12-9
13 University of Wisconsin, 115 2 28-11-14
14 Boston University, 69 NR 18-17-3
15 University of Minnesota, 50 NR 18-19-2

Others receiving votes: University of Notre Dame, 43; Rochester Institute of Technology, 38; Bemidji State University, 36; Ferris State University, 36; Union College, 34; University of Vermont, 28; Northern Michigan University, 18; Michigan State University, 21; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 16; Colorado College, 14; Northeastern University, 14; University of Nebraska at Omaha, 3; Merrimack College, 2.

University of Minnesota Duluth Selected as Preseason No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After securing its second NCAA Division I national championship in three years last season, the University of Minnesota Duluth begins the 2010-11 season atop the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll. The Bulldogs grabbed the preseason No. 1 ranking after collecting 187 points and 18-of-19 first-place votes.

Last year's national championship runner-up Cornell University ranks second with 167 points, while Mercyhurst College sits in the No. 3 spot with 136 points and one first-place vote. Boston University (132) and the University of Wisconsin (115) round out the top five.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has three ranked teams and the Hockey East Association has two. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 15 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th 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 Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Women's College Hockey Poll - #1 (Preseason)
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School 2009-10
Final Rank 2009-10 Record

1 University of Minnesota Duluth, 187 (18) 1 31-8-2
2 Cornell University, 167 2 21-9-6
3 Mercyhurst College, 136 (1) 3 30-3-3
4 Boston University, 132 8 17-9-12
5 University of Wisconsin, 115 NR 18-5-3
6 University of Minnesota, 106 4 26-9-5
7 Clarkson University, 70 5 23-12-5
8 Boston College, 46 NR 8-17-10
9 Harvard University, 39 7 20-8-5
10 The Ohio State University, 12 NR 17-15-5

Others receiving votes: University of New Hampshire, 10; Providence College, 10; University of North Dakota, 7; St. Lawrence University, 4; Syracuse University, 4.

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Saskatchewan, now 8-4 on the year after Saturday's 32-25 win at Hamilton, are now just 2 points behind first place Calgary in the CFL West. Next action for the Green-and-White is the first of a back-to-back set with Toronto on Saturday, October 2nd against the Argonauts. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm EDT. The second game will be in Regina on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00pm EDT.

Visit the teams' official website at riderville.com.

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Today is National Women's Health and Fitness Day.

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Here's the Week 3 NFL Schedule:

Sunday, September 26th --

Pittsburgh Steelers 38 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13

At Tennessee Titans 29, New York Giants 10

At Minnesota Vikings 24, Detroit Lions 10

Atlanta Falcons 27 at New Orleans Saints 24 (overtime)

Cincinnati Bengals 20 at Carolina Panthers 7

At New England Patriots 38, Buffalo Bills 30

At Baltimore Ravens 24, Cleveland Browns 17

At Kansas City Chiefs 31, San Francisco 49ers 10

Dallas Cowboys 27 at Houston Texans 13

Philadelphia Eagles 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 3

At St. Louis Rams 30, Washington Redskins 16

Indianapolis Colts 27 at Denver Broncos 13

At Arizona Cardinals 24, Oakland Raiders 23

At Seattle Seahawks 27, San Diego Chargers 20

New York Jets 31 at Miami Dolphins 23

Monday, September 27th --

At Chicago Bears 20, Green Bay Packers 17

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Today is National Coffee Day.

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Beavers set to host Arizona State in Pac-10 opener.

Following a 37-24 loss at #3 Boise State this past Saturday, the Oregon State Beavers are back in action this coming Saturday at Reser Stadium against former coach Dennie Erickson's Arizona State Sun Devils. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EDT on the Beaver Sports Network. Listen link is to the right on this blog. Fox Sports Northwest has TV coverage.

ASU game nears sell-out.

Baseball recruiting class ranked 12th nationally.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2010-11 Men's Basketball Schedule.

Here's the 2010-11 Women's Basketball schedule.

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We're hanging on to our cell phones a bit longer. The average person keeps theirs for about 20-1/2 months.


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Showdown: East Offensive All-Stars.

CFL Replay: Week #13.

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

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What was probably the most critically acclaimed network drama this fall has already been canceled. Fox announced Tuesday it's dropping Lone Star.

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Hey Jimmy, I think that hat is too small for you!






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ST. PETERSBURG --  Talk about a true No. 1 starter. Tampa Bay has one in David Price.

The classy left-hander dominated Baltimore for eight innings Tuesday night before handing the ball over to Rafael Soriano in the ninth to get the final three outs, as the Rays defeated the Orioles, 5-0, to punch their ticket to the 2010 postseason.


Read the rest here.

Notes: Jeff Niemann (11-7, 4.49) starts tonight in the final home game of the regular season for Tampa Bay. He'll be opposed by Baltimore's Kevin Millwood (3-16, 5.29)....Partly in celebration of wrapping up a playoff berth, but quite possibly in response to the uproar over yesterday's comments about the team's attendance, 20,000 tickets for tonight's home finale will be given away free, beginning at 4:45pm EDT at the Tropicana Field ticket office. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis....The Rays got a rare contribution from first baseman Carlos Pena on Tuesday, an outing that pushed his average up to .199 for the season. Pena, whose average is the lowest among all Major League qualifiers for the batting title, delivered a key home run in the victory. The homer -- a solo shot -- was his first since Sept. 14 and his 28th of the season....The Rays are just the fourth all-time team to average 90-plus wins for three straight seasons after averaging 90-plus losses the previous three seasons. The other teams in that group are the 1988-93 Atlanta Braves, the 1975-80 Milwaukee Brewers and the 1996-2001 Oakland A's....Evan Longoria has missed five consecutive games due to a strained left quadriceps muscle. Longoria is regarded as day-to-day, but the Rays will be careful with him in the final week.  

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California and New York are home to the most expensive ZIP codes in the United States, according to a new Forbes.com study. Duarte, a suburb northeast of Los Angeles, boasts the priciest ZIP code in the country, 91008, where the median cost of a home is about $4.3 million.

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In the American League East, Tampa Bay(Clinched playoff spot) leads the Yankees(Clinched playoff spot) by 1/2 games, Boston(Eliminated) is 7 behind, Toronto(Eliminated) is 13 behind and Baltimore(Eliminated) is 32 back.

In the American League Central, Minnesota(Clinched division) is 8 ahead of the White Sox(Eliminated), Detroit(Eliminated) is behind by 11 1/2, while Cleveland(Eliminated) sits 26 in arrears and Kansas City(Eliminated) is 27 behind.

In the American League West, Texas(Clinched Division) leads both Oakland(Eliminated) and the Angels(Eliminated) 10 games, with Seattle(Eliminated) trailing by 26.

In the National League East, Philadelphia(Clinched Division) leads Atlanta(Leading the Wild Card race) by  games, Florida(Eliminated) is 16 out, the Mets(Eliminated) are 16 1/2 back and Washington(Eliminated) is 26 behind.

In the National League Central, Cincinnati(Clinched division) leads St. Louis(Eliminated) by 7 games, Houston(Eliminated) is 14 back, Milwaukee(Eliminated) is 14 1/2 behind, the Cubs(Eliminated) trail by 16 and Pittsburgh(Eliminated) is 32 out.

In the National League West, San Francisco is 2 game ahead of San Diego (The Padres trail the Wild Card race with Atlanta by 1 1/2 games), Colorado(Eliminated) is 6 behind(Eliminated), the Dodgers(Eliminated) are 12 1/2 behind and Arizona(Eliminated) trails by 25.

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CareerBuilder partnered with Dunkin' Donuts to find out the professions that have the highest need of coffee. At the top: Nurses.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The National League West race continued fittingly Tuesday, as the Giants-Arizona Diamondbacks matchup concluded a minute or two after the San Diego-Chicago game.

The timing seemed proper, since the Giants and Padres have proceeded almost in lockstep through most of September. But the disparity between the teams has begun to grow, and the difference favors the first-place Giants, who prevailed 4-2 and inched closer to the National League West crown.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Tim Lincecum (15-10, 3.51) moves up a day to pitch tonight for the Giants, against Arizona's Ian Kennedy (9-9, 3.76).... The Giants remained hopeful that second baseman Freddy Sanchez, one of their hotter hitters with a .393 average in his last 28 games, could rejoin the lineup Wednesday. An MRI of his right shoulder indicated a mild strain....The other Sanchez, Jonathan, reached 200 strikeouts in Tuesday night's win to join Lincecum in San Francisco's first lefty-righty combo with 200 K's in 42 years, since Juan Marichal and Ray Sadecki in 1968....Brian Wilson has converted six of seven five-out save opportunities....Only one other pair of Major League mound-mates have more than 200 strikeouts, the Phillies' Roy Halladay (219) and Cole Hamels (209). Between them, Sanchez and Lincecum have 420.

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British spy John André is court-martialed, found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging on this day in 1780. André, an accomplice of Benedict Arnold, had been captured by Patriots John Paulding, David Williams and Isaac Van Wart six days earlier on September 23, after they found incriminating papers stashed in his boot. It was the discovery of these papers that revealed the traitorous actions of Benedict Arnold to the U.S. authorities. Upon hearing of André’s capture, Arnold fled to the British warship Vulture and subsequently joined the British in their fight against his country.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - RCA Victor, by this day, had received 856,327 advance orders for "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

1957 - Elvis Presley's album "Loving You" hit #1 in the U.S.

1963 - Recording began on the soundtrack for the Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins." Only the instrumental tracks were laid because Elvis had a cold and could not sing.

1967 - Tennesee Governor Buford Elington declared "Elvis Presley Day."

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On this day in 1913, Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from the steamship Dresden while traveling from Antwerp, Belgium to Harwick, England. On October 10, a Belgian sailor aboard a North Sea steamer spotted a body floating in the water; upon further investigation, it turned out that the body was Diesel’s. There was, and remains, a great deal of mystery surrounding his death: It was officially judged a suicide, but many people believed (and still believe) that Diesel was murdered.
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Today in Beatles History:

1974 - John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.


1984 - Prince's single "Let's Go Crazy" hit No. 1. He then held the No. 1 single, album and film simultaneously. Only the Beatles had accomplished the feat previously.

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"Make Room for Daddy" premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1953.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 - The first network football game was televised by CBS-TV in color. The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.


1957 - The New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds. The next year the Giants were in San Francisco, CA..

1977 - Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

1992 - Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended the following November.
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On this day in 1965, Hanoi publishes the text of a letter it has written to the Red Cross claiming that since there is no formal state of war, U.S. pilots shot down over North Vietnam will not receive the rights of prisoners of war (POWs) and will be treated as war criminals.
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Coming up:

Tonight --

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 --

NHL Preseason Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

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

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

Saturday --

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

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

NHL Preseason Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

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

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Junior Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors SEJHL vs Tampa Lightning AAA U16s 8:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:30pm EDT

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 it for today. See you again tomorrow.       

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