Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's Sunday

It's Sunday. Here's what's happening.... 


Today is October 10th, the 282nd day of 2010. There are 83 days left in the year.


Wings ruin Hawks' banner-raising with 3-2 victory.

Ovi gets 2 as Caps routDevils.

Stepan's hat trick powers Rangers past Sabres.

Kings rally to beat Canucks in SO.

Leafs rip Sens.

Stars outlast Isles in SO.

Vrbata, Bryzgalov lift Coyotes in Prague opener.

Habs nip Pens with two late scores.

Stamkos, Lightning smack Thrashers.

OT goal lifts Blues over Flyers.

Predators open season with 4-1 win over Ducks.

Moreau lifts Jackets to first win with OT goal.


This is the start of Home-based Business Week.


Saturday's boxscores:

Dubuque 4, Team USA 1

Team USA 10, Muskegon 3

Indiana 5, Sioux Falls 0

Des Moines 2, Green Bay 0

Tri-City 5, Youngstown 3

Waterloo 5, Lincoln 3

Sioux City 2, Omaha 1

Cedar Rapids 5, Fargo 2

Tonight's games(All times Eastern):

Chicago at Team USA 3:00pm

Fargo at Sioux City 6:00pm


This is Kids' Goal Setting Week.


U.S. National Under-17 Team Drops 4-1 Decision to Dubuque
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ryan Hartman's (West Dundee, Ill.) third period tally wasn't enough as the U.S. National Under-17 Team fell to the Dubuque Fighting Saints, 4-1, here today at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

Dubuque jumped out to an early lead scoring at 5:57 in the first period. The Fighting Saints added to their lead with three unanswered goals in the second period, giving them a 4-0 advantage heading into the final stanza.

Hartman put Team USA on the board when he banged the puck past Dubuque goaltender Matt Morris at 10:58 in the third period. The puck was chipped deep into the zone by Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) and scooped up by Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill.), who found Hartman in front of net for the score.

The U.S. was unable to capatalize on the goal and Dubuque skated away with the 4-1 victory.

Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn.) stopped 25 shots for Team USA in the loss, while Morris made 27 saves for Dubuque in their win.

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will face the Chicago Steel tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 10) at 3:00 p.m. ET, at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

NOTES: Dubuque forwards Vinny Saponari (Powder Springs, Ga./2006-09) and Shane Sooth (Canyon County, Calif./2008-10), as well as defensemen Tyler Amburgey (Rowlett, Texas/2007-09) all previously played for the National Team Development Program.


Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 0 - 1 - 1
DUB 1 - 3 - 0 - 4

First Period – Scoring: 1, DUB, Schlueter (Sooth, Luukko), 5:57. Penalties: DUB, Saucerman (hooking), 1:27; USA, Stoick (tripping), 3:49; USA, Jones (tripping), 8:44; DUB, Curadi (cross-checking), 18:08.

Second Period – Scoring: 2, DUB, Sooth (Lundey, Schlueter), 10:20, (pp); 3, DUB, Bertsch (Sommer, Docken), 12:21; 4, DUB, Sinelli (Gaudreau), 13:27. Penalties: USA, Trouba (delay-of-game), 4:35; DUB, Sinelli (delay-of-game), 4:35; USA, Trouba (checking-from-behind), 8:49; DUB, Amburgey (slashing), 18:08.

Third Period – Scoring: 5, USA, Hartman (Matteau, Grzelcyk), 10:59; Penalties: USA, Hartman (tripping), 0:32; USA, Carrick (tripping), 2:01; DUB, Amburgey (cross-checking), 6:20; USA, Sieloff (roughing), 11:53; DUB, Schlueter (checking-from-behind), 12:46.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 8 11 9 28
DUB 9 13 7 29

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Olson, 60:00 9/8 13/10 7/7 29/25
DUB, Morris, 60:00 8/8 11/11 9/8 28/27

Power Play: USA 0-5; DUB 1-7
Penalties: USA 8-16; DUB 6-12
Officials: Referee - Brent Coulombe; Linesmen - Dan Cohen, Trevor Shively
Attendance: 214


This is Take Your Medicine Americans Week.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist to help new Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher win his NHL debut in the Lightning's 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night.

Read the rest here.


This is Naval Academy Day. (Go Army! Beat Navy! Yeah, I know. But, I stand by my words!)


A sometimes daring, and overall steady, ball-control offense helped the Toronto Argonauts beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders Saturday night 24-19, in front of 30,048 fans at Taylor Field in Regina.
Toronto took their opening possession and went 69 yards in 11 plays, getting a 17 yard field goal from Justin Medlock, and with 9:22 left in the first, took a 3-0 lead. On their next possession, Medlock recorded a single on a missed 50 yard field goal, putting the Double Blue up 4-0 with 5:41 to go in the first. The lead would grow to 11-0 moments later when Jeremy Unertl ran his first-ever CFL interception back 69 yards for a major score. Medlock added the convert with 3:23 remaining in the opening quarter. The first quarter would end on a Eddie Johnson 56 yard punt single for the Riders, and Toronto's lead was 11-1 after the opening 15 minutes.

Saskatchewan was in business with a bit over 9 minutes left in the first half, as Tad Kornegay ran an interception back to the Argo 30. On the third play of the possession, a bullet pass to Andy Fantuz, along with a facemask penalty, put the Riders at the Toronto 1. Wes Cates would score his league-leading 15th touchdown of the season from there and with the Luca Congi convert, the Argo lead was down to 3 at 11-8, with 7:31 remaining 'til two quarter time. Saskatchewan would get the ball right back as the Boatmen fumbled away the kick return at the 23. On the third play of the possession, Neil Hughes would go in motion across the formation and catch a swing pass from Darian Durant, rumbling in from the 8 for the touchdown. Congi's convert with just under 6 minutes left in the half gave the Roughriders a 15-11 lead. Medlock would come on to kick a 48 yard field goal into the teeth of a stiff wind for Toronto to end the first half, with Saskatchewan on top, 15-14.

Another Medlock field goal, this one from 35 yards with 3:38 gone in the third, put the Argonauts back on top, 17-15. Johnson, punting with the wind for the Riders, drilled a 69 yard punt single through the endzone, cutting the deficit to 17-16, with 9:24 remaining in the third.

A Toronto turnover in the early moments of the fourth gave Saskatchewan the ball at the Argo 29. Two plays would net minus-6 yards, leaving it to Congi to kick a 42 yard field goal. However, the kick was blocked and Toronto would hold on to their one-point lead.

Jeremaine Copeland's third touchdown of the season, on a 27 yard pass from Cleo Lemon, came on a drive that featured a gutsy direct snap fake on a third and short punt situation. Medlock kicked the convert, boosting the Double Blue to a 24-16 lead with 8:16 remaining in regulation time. Congi would get 3 back for the Riders with a 42 yard field goal, slicing the Toronto lead to 5, at 24-19, with just 2:37 left. The Argos would control the ball on their next possession, advancing deep into Saskatchewan territory, running out the clock and winning the game 24-19.

For Toronto, Cleo Lemon was 17-for-26 passing for 150 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception, Jeremaine Copeland caught a touchdown pass, Jeremy Unertl ran an interception back for a major score and Justin Medlock kicked 3 field goals, 2 converts and a single. For the Riders, Darian Durant was 19-for-34 passing for 210 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions, Neil Hughes caught a touchdown pass, Wes Cates ran for a major, Luca Congi kicked a field goal and 2 converts and Eddie Johnson kicked a pair of punt singles.

With the win, the Argonauts even their record at 7-7. The loss drops Saskatchewan to 9-5. Next up for the Riders is a home game against the West leading Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, October 17th. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT. Toronto hosts Hamilton on Friday, October 15th, at 7:30pm EDT

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Today is World Mental Health Day.


Here's the Week 5 NFL Schedule (All times Eastern):

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. New York Giants at Houston Texans

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday October 10 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills

Sunday October 10 4:05 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 10 4:15 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 10 4:15 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 10 8:20 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers

Monday October 11 8:30 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets


This is International Newscarrier Day.


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Ryan Katz threw for 393 yards and two touchdowns, sneaked across for another score and Oregon State held on to upset No. 9 Arizona 29-27 on Saturday night.

Read the rest here.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.


Oh, I almost forgot: Today is 10-10-10.


Argos' Barker and Riders' Miller go way back.

Visit the league's official website at


Today is National Kick Butt Day.


Grilled Cheese and Pineapple Juice. Can't beat it!

All tuckered out after another active day.


This is Sewing Machine Day.


ARLINGTON -- Hits don't come much bigger than John Jaso's RBI single in the eighth inning early Saturday night.

The catcher's hit give the Rays their first lead in three games of the American League Division Series, and they never relinquished it in a 6-3 win over the Rangers in Game 3, keeping Tampa Bay's postseason hopes alive and forcing a Game 4 on Sunday in Arlington.

Read the rest here.

Notes: The series continues in Arlington this afternoon at 1:07pm EDT. Wade Davis (12-10, 4.07) starts for the Rays, Tommy Hunter (13-4, 3.73)  for Texas.

Today is Swap Ideas Day.


Texas Rangers  2-1 vs
Tampa Bay Rays 1-2

New York Yankees 3-0 vs
Minnesota 0-3

Atlanta Braves 1-1 vs
San Francisco Giants 1-1

Cincinnati Reds 0-2 vs
Philadelphia Phillies 2-0

Saturday's games:

Tampa Bay Rays 6 at Texas Rangers 3
Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 6

Sunday's games:

Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 1:07pm EDT
San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 4:37pm EDT
Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds 7:07pm EDT 


1st non indian settlement in Oklahoma founded on this date in 1802.


ATLANTA -- The Giants don't have to change their National League Division Series performance much, except collect a few more hits with runners in scoring position.

They've mostly duplicated the pattern that earned them a 92-70 record and the NL West title this season. They've received the excellent starting pitching that paced them to a Major League-best 3.36 ERA. They've scored first, a situation in which they finished 63-19 this year. And, in Friday's Game 2, they even scored four runs, a total they reached or exceeded while posting a remarkable 69-12 mark.

Read the rest here.

Notes:  Giants starter  Jonathan Sanchez (13-9, 3.07) will take the mound in Game 3 of the NLDS against Atlanta at 4:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, live on TBS. Tim Hudson (17-9, 2.83) gets the start for the Braves.


The American Chess Association was founded on this date in 1857.


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis performed at the Memorial Hall in Brownwood, TX. The show was sponsored by the Brownwood Volunteer Fire Department.

1959 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "A Date With Elvis" hit #32 in the U.S.

1963 - Elvis Presley recorded the vocals for the soundtrack to the movie "Kissin' Cousins."

1970 - The four-album boxed set compilation "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1" hit #45 in the U.S.

1995 - The Elvis Presley five-disc boxed set "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" was released.


The Apple Butter Festival concludes today in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. (Linky Link)


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The song "Slow Down" reached #25 in the U.S.


The billiard ball was patented by John Hyatts on this date in 1865.


Today in Sports History:

1964 - NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite.

1977 - Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League (NFL) career.

1979 - Mark Messier made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers.

1987 - Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. He set the record at 54 days and 18 hours.

1987 - Doug Jarvis ended his streak of 984 straight games in the NHL. The streak started on October 8, 1975.


The first written account on a Canadian Football game was published on this date in 1868.


Coming up:
Tonight ---

NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California 3:00pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Florida Eels at Tampa Bay Juniors 6:35pm EDT

NHL Hockey: Atlanta Thrashers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT (Regular Season Opener)

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors vs Cranston Reds at New Hampshire Showcase 8:55pm EDT

Baseball: Game Three, NLDS - Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds TBA

Baseball: Game Three, NLDS - San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves TBA

Baseball: Game Four, ALDS - Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees TBA (If necessary)

Baseball: Game Four, ALDS - Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers TBA (If necessary)


That's all for another Sunday. See you again tomorrow.       

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