Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's Saturday











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

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Today is October 16th, the 288th day of 2010. There are 77 days left in the year.

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Leafs stay perfect.

Habs top reeling Sabres.

Anderson shuts down New Jersey.

Thrashers beat Ducks in shootout.

Blackhawks ruin Blue Jackets home coming.

Pens edge Isles for first win at home.

Kings top Canucks.

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Today is the start of Getting the World to Beat a Path to your Door Week.

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Hesketh 'home' as the visitor tonight.

Lighter Sacchetti feeling better on ice with one game-winner already.

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Today is the first day of Kids Care Week.

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The Oregon State Beavers 3-2, 2-0 visit Seattle tonight to face the new and improved Washington Huskies. Kickoff on ESPN is 10:15pm EDT.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

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Today is the start of Teen Read Week..

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Riders Named Winner - Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Roughrider playoff tickets on sale.

Defending special teams play.

The Riders look to rebound and move closer to first tomorrow, when they host the West-leading Calgary Stampeders at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM Radio. Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website at riderville.com.

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This is day one of National Chemistry Week.

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Cats blast Boatmen 30-3.

Wingert wins during Wendy's Kick for a Million.

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

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Today is the start of YWCA Week without Violence week.

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Here's the Week 6 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions at New York Giants

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

Sunday October 17 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots

Sunday October 17 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 17 4:05 p.m. New York Jets at Denver Broncos

Sunday October 17 4:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday October 17 8:20 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins

Monday October 18 8:30 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Hi Daddy. Let's go see Elmo!


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Today is the first day of National Character Counts Week.

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ALDS:
Texas Rangers 3-2 vs
Tampa Bay Rays 2-3

New York Yankees 3-0 vs
Minnesota 0-3

NLDS:
Atlanta Braves 1-3 vs
San Francisco Giants 3-1

Cincinnati Reds 0-3 vs
Philadelphia Phillies 3-0

ALCS:

New York Yankees 1-0 vs Texas Rangers 0-1.

NLCS:

San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies

Friday's game:

New York Yankees 6 at Texas Rangers 5 (Yankees score 5 in eighth to win)

Saturday's games:

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 4:07pm EDT

San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:37pm EDT

Sunday's game:

San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 8:07pm EDT

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Today is start of not only National Food Bank Week, but also National Forest Products Week as well.

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The Giants begin the NLCS tonight in Philadelphia. Tim Lincecum goes for the Giants against the Phillies' Roy Halladay. First pitch is set for 7:37pm EDT.

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Freedom from Bullies Week both start today.
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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - The Elvis Presley film "Love Me Tender" premiered.

1957 - Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride."

1976 - Elvis Presley's single "The Girl Of My Best Friend" hit #9 in the U.K.

2001 - The CD single of Elvis Presley's version of "America the Beautiful" was released.

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Today is the start of Freedom of Speech Week and Medical Assistants Recognition Week.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles recorded "I Saw Her Standing There," "Love Me Do," "Please Please Me," "From Me to You," and "She Loves You" for the BBC program Easy Beat.

1963 - It was announced that the Beatles would play at the coming year's Royal Command Performance.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go."

1987 - George Harrison released his single "I Got My Mind Set on You" in the U.S. The song went to number one.

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This is Dictionary Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) played his first NHL game.

1960 - The National League voted to admit Houston and New York to the league. It was the first structural change since 1900.

1971 - Norm Ullman (Toronto Maple Leafs) recorded his 1,000th point in a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

1972 - Joe Namath was on the cover of TIME magazine.

1991 - Roy Tarpley (Dallas Mavericks) became the 7th player to be banned from the National Basketball Association (NBA) for life under the league's anti-drug agreement.

1996 - In Guatemala City, at least 84 people died and 147 were injured when a stampede of soccer fans occurred before the 1998 World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his first professional game since coming out of retirement.

2003 - Two NHL games ended in a scoreless tie for the first time since December 30, 1934. The games were Atlanta at the New York Rangers and Philadelphia at San Jose.

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Today is World Toy Camera Day. (Linky Link)

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From http://www.nascar.com/

CONCORD, N.C. -- New rubber. Old rubber. It didn’t matter to Brad Keselowski, who ran the final 56 laps of Friday’s Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series race on his last set of tires.

Track position, however, proved far more important at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Keselowski picked up his first Nationwide win at the 1.5-mile track, his fifth victory of the season and the 11th of his career.

Martin Truex Jr. ran second, followed by Justin Allgaier, Joey Logano and pole-sitter Clint Bowyer, whose winning chances disappeared with a pit -road speeding penalty on his last stop. Kyle Busch, Reed Sorenson, Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick completed the top 10.

Keselowski widened his lead in the Nationwide standings to 450 points over 13th-place finisher Carl Edwards.

“I might be biased, but I thought that was the best race I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Keselowski, who has won two of the four races in the new Nationwide car this year. “And I was driving the car, so I can imagine what the fans saw -- that was awesome.

“The decision to stay out … we had pitted just five laps before the yellow came out (on Lap 154) and felt really good about it. I knew that Paul [Wolfe], my crew chief, had made an adjustment right there at the end, on the last stop, and my car was just flying.

“We quite honestly weren’t very good on test day [Wednesday] and wasn’t very good the first half of the race, and I’ve got to give credit to Paul. That guy’s amazing. He gave me the car I needed to win with at the end. This Challenger flew.”

Keselowski’s ploy to stay out on old tires after the caution on Lap 154 paid immediate dividends. The driver of the No. 22 Dodge opened a lead of almost a second over Truex before Brian Scott’s spin through the frontstretch grass caused the seventh caution of the race on Lap 182.

On Lap 183, Harvick and Edwards pitted for fresh tires -- from fifth and sixth, respectively -- and restarted 11th and 12th on Lap 187, but the new tires failed to provide the desired advantage. The green-flag run was short-lived, however, as Steve Wallace turned across the nose of Trevor Bayne’s No. 17 Ford on Lap 188 and slammed into the backstretch wall.

Keselowski led the field to a restart with eight laps remaining and pulled away to beat Truex to the finish line by 1.137 seconds.

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This October is very special. It has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays all in 1 month. This happens once in 823 years.

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Randy Bernard has been around the world in his 250 days directing the new era of Indy-car racing. He has been to Europe to sell a new equipment formula for the 2012 season. He has traveled to Japan to celebrate the support of Honda and Firestone.


Read more here.

History rolled out of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s garages at daybreak on Tuesday, as 33 of the greatest Indy cars were on display and representing each decade of greatness--and the men who drove them to victory lane.

Read more
here

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Coming up:
  
Tonight ---

Baseball: ALCS, Game Two -- New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 4:07pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey -- Florida Eels at Tampa Bay Juniors 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:00pm EDT

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: NLCS, Game One -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:37pm EDT

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers 10:00pm EDT

Sunday ---

SEJHL Hockey -- Florida Eels at Tampa Bay Juniors 9:30am

NFL Football -- New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: NLCS, Game Two -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 8:07pm EDT

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.
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