Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's Saturday!












It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 2nd, the 274th day of 2010. There are 91 days left in the year.

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It's a light weekend of action for the Tampa Bay Juniors. This afternoon at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, the MJHL Juniors host the Florida Junior Blades, with the return match tomorrow in Estero's Germain Arena at 12:30pm EDT. Today's game can be seen on fasthockey.com. Sunday's game will not be broadcast due to technical difficulties.

The SEJHL Juniors play on Sunday against the Tampa Lightning AAA U16s. Faceoff at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex is 12:30pm EDT. There will be no broadcast.

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Today is World Farm Animal's Day. (Here a pig, there a pig, everywhere a pig-pig....)

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Sakic enjoying retirement.

Darcy Tucker calls it quits.

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This is Celebrate the Bilingual Child Month.

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As Lumberjacks head into season....

Lancers want a presence between the pipes.

Lumberjacks will be playing hockey and putting on a show this season.

Pinkston named Captain in Kearney.

Taking the next step: Confident Herd ready to snap playoff drought.

Black Hawks promote Breast Cancer Awareness.

USHL expands playoffs to 12 teams.

Gamblers chat: Defenseman Matt Stewart.

Last night's action:

Omaha 3, Dubuque 2 box score

Youngstown 3, Des Moines 2 (OT) box score

Lincoln 4, Tri-City 3 (SO) box score

Chicago 4, Fargo 2 box score

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This is Children's Magazine Month.

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Sunrise - Guy Boucher’s new system appears to be paying early dividends for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Boucher’s scheme, which favors defensemen up front in the attacking zone, proved its effectiveness on Friday night as Mike Lundin helped defeat the in-state rival Panthers 2-1 in overtime at the BankAtlantic Center.

Read the rest here.

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The Christmas Seal Campaign started yesterday. It runs through December 31st.

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Durant knows what Bell is feeling.

Rider roster set for today's game.

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 this afternoon at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm EDT. The second game with the Argonauts 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 Church Library 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 No Salt Week

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The Oregon State Beavers take their 1-2 record into Pac-10 action this afternoon at Reser Stadium against their former coach Dennis 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 Change a Light Day.

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Burris bounces back as Stamps trounce Als.

Top Two 2010 Draft Picks to battle in Toronto.

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

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Today is Guardian Angels Day.

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Watching Jimmy have fun is better than anything on T.V.!

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Today is the International Day of Non-Violence.

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KANSAS CITY -- It wasn't a September to remember for James Shields and October didn't start in promising fashion for him, either.

The Rays right-hander had hoped for a solid outing on Friday that would propel him into the playoffs. But the Royals got to Shields for 12 hits and seven runs (six earned) over five-plus innings in a 7-0 defeat for Tampa Bay.

Read the rest here.
Notes: Andy Sonnanstine (4.1, 4.58) takes the mound for Tampa Bay tonight aginst the Royals' Kyle Davies (8-11, 5.31)....Evan Longoria sat out Friday's game with a strained left quad(But we all know his mouth still works). He hasn't played since September 23rd and is listed as day-to-day....The Rays need nine runs to match the club record for a season, 803, which they set last year. If they reach 800 runs, they could be the second team in history to score that many runs with a team batting average under .250. Right now, the Rays are hitting .249 as a club....With six more strikeouts, Rays hitters would match the Rockies' mark from 2009 for the largest number of strikeouts by a postseason-bound club. 
 
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This is Phileas Fogg's Wager Day.

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In the American League East, the Yankees(Clinched playoff spot) lead Tampa Bay(Clinched playoff spot) by 1/2 game, Boston(Eliminated) is 7 behind, Toronto(Eliminated) is 10 1/2 behind and Baltimore(Eliminated) is 29 1/2 back.

In the American League Central, Minnesota(Clinched division) is 7 ahead of the White Sox(Eliminated), Detroit(Eliminated) is behind by 13, while Cleveland(Eliminated) sits 24 in arrears and Kansas City(Eliminated) is 26 behind.

In the American League West, Texas(Clinched Division) leads both Los Angeles(Eliminated) and Oakland(Eliminated) by 10 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) and the Mets(Eliminated) by 18 with Washington(Eliminated) sitting 28 behind.

In the National League Central, Cincinnati(Clinched division) leads St. Louis(Eliminated) by 5 games, Milwaukee(Eliminated) is 12 behind, Houston trails by 14, the Cubs(Eliminated) are 15 back and Pittsburgh(Eliminated) is 33 out.

In the National League West, San Francisco is 2 games ahead of San Diego (The Padres trail the Wild Card race with Atlanta by 1 game), Colorado(Eliminated) is 8 behind(Eliminated), the Dodgers(Eliminated) are 13 behind and Arizona(Eliminated) trails by 26.

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Today is National Diversity Day.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants intended to throw a heck of a party Friday night. But at first, the beverages were flat, the snacks tasted stale and nobody felt like dancing.

Though the revelry everyone anticipated began almost spontaneously, the fun ultimately began too late.

The Giants couldn't quite overcome a six-run deficit and squandered the first of their three opportunities to capture the National League West title, losing, 6-4, to the San Diego Padres before a sellout crowd at AT&T Park.

Read the rest here.

Notes:  Barry Zito (9-13, 4.08) goes for the Giants today against San Diego's Tim Stauffer (5-5, 1.89)....Andres Torres was named Friday as the winner of the team's Willie Mac Award, given to the Giants player who best embodies competitive spirit, ability and leadership. The award is named after Giants legend Willie McCovey....Giants closer Brian Wilson needs one more save to equal Rod Beck's single-season club record of 48, set in 1993.

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Today is Inter-American Water Day. (Linky Link)

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Return To Sender" was released with "Where Do You Come From" as the B-side.

1971 - The Elvis Presley album "Almost In Love" hit #38 in the U.K.

1977 - The bodies of Elvis Presley and his grandmother were moved to Graceland.

2001 - The Elvis Presley movie "Clambake" was released on DVD.

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Today is National Custodial Workers Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - Brian Epstein signed the Beatles to a five-year management contract.

1998 - Paul McCartney conducted an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session and "music remix" in the guise of the Fireman at www.fire-man.com.

2006 - The remastered CD version of the 1973 George Harrison album "Living in a Material World" was released. It contained 2 bonus tracks.

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Techie's Day is Today.

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Today in Sports History:

1908 - Addie Joss (Cleveland Indians) pitched the fourth perfect game in major league baseball history.

1920 - The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates played the only triple-header in baseball history. The Reds won 2 of the 3 games.

1947 - The Federatino Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) formally established Formula One racing in Grand Prix competition.

1948 - The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in Watkins Glen in New York. It was the first road race in the U.S. following World War II.

1996 - Mark Fuhrman was given three years' probation and fined $200 after he pled no contest to perjury at O.J. Simpson's trial.

2001 - ESPN began its 10th year of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.

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Today is World Card Making Day.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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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