Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening.... 


Today is October 7th, the 279th day of 2010. There are 86 days left in the year.


Report: Laperriere told to retire.

Hard-working Horcoff named Oilers' new captain.


This is Lee's National Denim Day.


USHL Voices: Shjon Podein.

Brockett taking it to next level.

Minnesota overtakes Michigan for most players in USHL.

DU recruit on track to be selected in 1st round.

Fedotenko joins Rangers.

Black Hawks weekly news.

UNH counting on untested goalie DiGirolamo to replace Foster.

Scheels gets naming rights for Urban Plains Center.


This is National Diversity Day.


U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner to Benefit Craig Charron, The USA Hockey Foundation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Proceeds from the upcoming U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner will benefit both Craig Charron and The USA Hockey Foundation, as announced today by USA Hockey. The event -- which includes the formal induction of Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. V. George Nagobads and Jeremy Roenick -- will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

After playing 12 years of professional hockey and skating for Team USA in two International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Championships, Charron is currently undergoing treatment in a fight against gastric adenocarcinoma (stomach cancer), which was diagnosed earlier this year.

The 42-year-old lives in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife and four young children. Despite his illness, Charron remains committed to serving as the general manager of The Sports Centre at MCC, coaching youth hockey teams and working as the varsity boys' hockey coach at Spencerport (N.Y.) High School.

Charron, who is the nephew of 'Miracle on Ice' goaltender Jim Craig, enjoyed a productive playing career after being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1989 following his highly successful college hockey career at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He played professionally from 1990-2002, appearing in 726 games in the American Hockey League, International Hockey League and ECHL.

The North Easton, Mass., native spent the majority of his career in the AHL, playing 490 games for the Fredericton Canadiens, Cornwall Aces, Lowell Lock Monsters, St. John’s Maple Leafs and Rochester Americans. In eight full AHL seasons, he was named to three AHL All-Star Games and made the playoffs each season. In 1997-98, he was named the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Award winner, which is given annually to the player that best exemplifies sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey. In 2008, "Sharky" was inducted into the Amerks Hall of Fame.

In addition to benefiting Charron, proceeds from the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner will also go to The USA Hockey Foundation. The Foundation plays a vital role in advancing the sport of hockey in the United States by providing long-range financial support for USA Hockey's programs and initiatives. For more information, vist

Tickets to the 2010 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner can be purchased here.


National Storytelling Weekend starts today and runs through Saturday.


Hoping to be under center.

Fans get their chance to honour former Rider greats.

Saskatchewan, now 10-4 on the year and 2 points behind first place Calgary in the West, hosts the Argonauts in Regina on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00pm EDT.

Visit the teams' official website at


Today is World Smile 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


New York Comic Con Week starts today and runs through Saturday.


New look bolsters Beavers’ special teams.

OSU show flashes of brilliance in ASU win.

The 2-2 Oregon State Beavers take their 1-0 Conference record on the road this coming Saturday to face the Arizona Wildcats. Start time has yet to be determined.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.


A new study finds parents are creating digital presences for their children while they're still in the womb. A study published this week (by AVG) found that 5% of fetuses have social media profiles, while 7% have an email address.


Accountability chart keeps Esks in check.

Cohon: Thank you Atlantic Canada.

Visit the league's official website at


The White House has denied a report that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might swap jobs for the 2012 presidential campaign.


Good morning Daddy. May I have some nummies please?


A pizza driver made a delivery to a house in Hoquiam, Washington where a kid answered the door, took the pizza and said his mother would be right out to pay. The poor driver never saw the mom or the cash so he called cops. Officers found the house was vacant and the child apparently escaped with the pizza out the back door.


ST. PETERSBURG -- Cliff Lee was just that good, and David Price, well, he wasn't bad, but he wasn't the Price the Rays saw in September.

Add it all up and the Rays got out-aced Wednesday afternoon, as they lost to the Rangers, 5-1, in the first game of the American League Division Series.

Read the rest here.

Notes: The Rays host Texas in game two of the ALDS this afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2:37pm EDT. James Shields (13-15, 5.18) pitches for the Rays, C.J. Wilson (15-8, 3.35) gets the start for Texas. Game three is Saturday in Arlington, with first pitch scheduled for 5:00pm EDT....Rays ace David Price has won the Warren Spahn Award, recognizing the top left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues.  

This is Clergy Appreciation Month.


Texas Rangers  1-0 vs
Tampa Bay Rays 0-1

New York Yankees 1-0 vs
Minnesota 0-1

Atlanta Braves 0-0 vs
San Francisco Giants 0-0

Cincinnati Reds 0-1 vs
Philadelphia Phillies 1-0

Wednesday's scores:

Texas Rangers 5, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
New York Yankees 6,Minnesota Twins 4

Thursday's games:

Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 2:37pm EDT
New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins 6:07pm EDT
Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants 9:37pm EDT


This is Bald and Free Day.


SAN FRANCISCO -- The roads taken by the Giants and Braves to the 2010 postseason party came from starting points as different as Northern California and the South. But they hit similar peaks and similar bumps along the way to the same destination: The National League Division Series.

Now that they've arrived, one road will continue and another will end, but they're both right where they want to be as the NLDS begins.

Read the rest here.

Notes:  The Giants begin the best-of-five NLDS tonight against Atlanta. First pitch is set for 9:37pm EDT. Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43) starts for the Giants against Derek Lowe (16-12, 4.00) of Atlanta.


October is Sarcastic Month. (Noooooooo. Reeeealy?)


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album.

1960 - Elvis Presley went into the recording studio to re-record the song "Flaming Star".

1961 - Elvis Presley's single "Little Sister" hit #5 in the U.S.

1977 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

2003 - The ablum "Elvis 2nd To None" was released.


October is National Popcorn Popping Month.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."

1967 - The Beatles refuse an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.

2002 - In Paris, Stella McCartney showed her summer fashions at a show.

2002 - It was announced that archivists at the University of Dundee had found about 500 previously unpublished photographs of the Beatles.


The American Library Association was founded on this day in 1876. (Linky Link)


Today in Sports History:

1918 - The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.

1956 - Al Carmichael (Green Bay Packers) returned a kickoff 106 yards to set an NFL record.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.


George Westinghouse, engineer, inventor and first employer to give his employees paid vacations, was born on this date in 1846.


Coming up:
Tonight ---

Baseball: Game Two, ALDS - Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 2:37pm EDT

Baseball: Game Two, ALDS - New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins 6:07pm EDT

Baseball: Game One, NLDS - Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants 9:37pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Game Two, NLDS - Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies 6:07pm EDT

Baseball: Game Two, NLDS - Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants 9:37pm EDT

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eelks 3:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: 300 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: Game Three, ALDS - Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 5:07pm EDT

CFL Football: Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:00pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors vs Walpole Express at New Hampshire Showcase 9:15pm EDT

Baseball: Game Three, ALDS - Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees 9:37pm EDT

College Football: Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats TBA

Sunday --

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 it for today. See you again tomorrow.       

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