Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Friday












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

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Today is October 1st, the 273rd day of 2010. There are 92 days left in the year.

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Report: Oilers waive Souray, Gerber.

Coyotes know they won't surprise foes in '10-11.

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This is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

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USHL Season preview: Eastern Conference.

Three leagues target Evansville for new arena lease.

Storm coack optimistic as season opener nears.

USHL Fall Classic generates $1.7 million.

Speedy Sioux City ready for season.

Chiasson named Lancers' captain.

Saints fans won't recognize USHL.

Ice's Schneider commits to Notre Dame.

Dubuque's dynamic return.

Black Hawks set to begin 2010-11 season.

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This is Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month.

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Saskatchewan, now 8-4 on the year after last Saturday's 32-25 win at Hamilton, sit just 2 points behind first place Calgary in the CFL West. The Riders play the first of a two-game set with Toronto tomorrow at the Rogers Centre. 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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October is Apple Month.

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Here's the Week 4 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. New York Jets Buffalo Bills

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos Tennessee Titans

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 3 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns

Sunday October 3 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday October 3 4:05 p.m. Houston Texans Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 3 4:15 p.m. Arizona Cardinals San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 3 4:15 p.m. Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday October 3 8:20 p.m. Chicago Bears New York Giants

Monday October 4 8:30 p.m. New England Patriots Miami Dolphins

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This is the start of Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

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The Oregon State Beavers take their 1-2 record into Pac-10 action tomorrow afternoon at Reser Stadium against their former coach Dennie Erickson and his 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.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

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This is day one of Universal Children's Week.

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Moffat: What's 1,000 catches worth for Cahoon?

Fan blog: Moncton's moment in CFL history.

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

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Today is Fire Pup Day.

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Snoopy and Smoke guard Jimmy while he naps on the couch one year ago today.




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KANSAS CITY -- When you're trying to find the way to an American League East title, you never want Zack Greinke standing in your path.

The Rays ran smack into Kansas City's reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Thursday night and suffered a 3-2 loss that sent them back into a tie with the Yankees for the division lead with three games remaining.

Read the rest here.

Notes: James Shields (13-14, 5.04) pitches for the Rays tonight against Kansas City's Bruce Chen (11-7, 4.45) in the second game of this season ending four-game set....Tampa Bay's Dan Johnson collected his first stolen base in Thursday's second inning. Johnson had gone 365 games over five big league seasons without swiping a single bag. He was caught stealing once during his 2005 rookie season with the A's....The Rays tweaked their rotation for the final two games of the regular season, pushing Wade Davis, who had been tabbed for Saturday's game, to Sunday. The Rays had yet to announce who would replace Davis as Saturday's starter.

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Today is the International Day of Older Persons Day. (My day to celebrate!)

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In the American League East, Tampa Bay(Clinched playoff spot) and the Yankees(Clinched playoff spot) are tied for first, Boston(Eliminated) is 7 behind, Toronto(Eliminated) is 11 behind and Baltimore(Eliminated) is 30 1/2 back.

In the American League Central, Minnesota(Clinched division) is 7 ahead of the White Sox(Eliminated), Detroit(Eliminated) is behind by 12 1/2, while Cleveland(Eliminated) sits 25 in arrears and Kansas City(Eliminated) is 27 behind.

In the American League West, Texas(Clinched Division) leads both Los Angeles(Eliminated) and Oakland(Eliminated) by 11 games, with Seattle(Eliminated) trailing by 28.

In the National League East, Philadelphia(Clinched Division) leads Atlanta(Leading the Wild Card race) by  5 games, Florida(Eliminated) trails by 17, the Mets(Eliminated) by 18 and Washington(Eliminated) is 27 behind.

In the National League Central, Cincinnati(Clinched division) leads St. Louis(Eliminated) by 6 games, Milwaukee(Eliminated) is 13 behind, Houston trails by 14, the Cubs(Eliminated) are 16 back and Pittsburgh(Eliminated) is 33 out.

In the National League West, San Francisco is 3 games ahead of San Diego (The Padres trail the Wild Card race with Atlanta by 2 games), Colorado(Eliminated) is 8 behind(Eliminated), the Dodgers(Eliminated) are 13 behind and Arizona(Eliminated) trails by 27.

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Today is National Diversity Day.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- One more win.

That's all that stands between the Giants and the National League West crown.

Pablo Sandoval, Andres Torres and Buster Posey each homered to give Madison Bumgarner his first career home win, as the Giants completed a three-game sweep of the D-backs with a 4-1 win Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Matt Cain (13-10, 2.95) pitches for the Giants tonight against San Diego's Clayton Richard (13-9, 3.71)....The Giants are at 23 games over .500, the first time they have been that many games over .500 since finishing the 2003 season at 100-61....The Padres, with 88 wins, are hoping to become the fourth Padres club to win 90 or more games, joining the 1984, 1996 and 1998 squads.

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Today is National Lace Day. (Linky link)

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley began serving with Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps. He was with the group until March 1, 1960.

1977 - The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 1" hit #63 in the U.S.

1977 - The Elvis Presley album "Loving You" hit #24 in the U.K.

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Today is World Smile Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Vee Jay Records released the album "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons."

2000 - The album "Love In Song - An Atlanta Tribute To Sir Paul McCartney" was released.

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The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model T on this date in 1908.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1919 - Eight players for the Chicago White Sox began their conspiracy to lose the World Series to the underdog Cincinnati Reds.

1933 - Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a home run in the 5th inning.

1946 - The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2.

1961 - Roger Maris (New York Yankees) hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth's major league record of 60. Maris got the home run in the last game of the regular season.

1994 - The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.

2006 - Albert Haynesworth (Tennessee Titans) kicked off the helmet of Andre Gurode (Dallas Cowboys) and then scraped his cleat across his head. Gurode required 30 stitches and suffered blurry vision from the attack. The NFL suspended Haynesworth for 5 games without pay. This was the worst suspension for onfield behaviour to date.

2007 - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) played his first game as captain. He was the youngest player to be named a captain in the NHL.

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Nazi war criminals were sentenced at Nuremberg on this date in 1948.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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 all for today. See you again tomorrow.       

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