Thursday, October 14, 2010

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

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Today is October 14th, the 286th day of 2010. There are 79 days left in the year.

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Brodeur blanks Sabres for MacLean's first win.

Ducks beat Canucks.

Malone lifts Lightning over Habs in OT.

Lindback wins again as Preds edge Hawks.

Leafs stay perfect, beat Penguins.

Caps late goal edges Isles.

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Today is Be Bald and Be Free Day.

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Teams in Action This Weekend

National Team to Compete in Exhibition Series against Canada in Toronto; National Junior Team to Hold Camp in Buffalo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Both the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team will be in action this weekend. The senior squad will travel to Toronto to participate in the North American Fall Classic, a three-game exhibition series against Canada from Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 14-16). Meanwhile, the junior team will take part in a three-day training camp over the same time period in Buffalo, N.Y.

The three-game series between the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and Canada marks the first international competition of the 2010-11 season for Team USA. All three games will take place at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto. A full schedule can be found below.

Meanwhile, the U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team will hold its second training camp of the 2010-11 season at Buffalo's Bud Bakewill Rink in Riverside Park. It is the second of three such camps to be held in Buffalo prior to an exhibition series there against Canada, Dec. 3-4.

NOTES: The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will also face both Canada and Japan in an exhibition series from Nov. 11-13 in Rochester, N.Y., and will participate in two international tournaments next spring ... The U.S. has won the last four International Paralympic Committee-sanctioned tournaments dating back to the 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic ... For a complete 2010-11 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here ... For the full 2010-11 U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team roster, click here.

North American Fall Classic

U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Schedule

MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence - Toronto, Ont.

Date Opponent Time (EDT)

Thurs., Oct. 14 Canada 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 15 Canada 2:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 16 Canada 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Captures Inaugural Title at 2010 USA Hockey Sled Classic Presented by the NHL

Tournament Featured Four Sled Hockey Teams Affiliated With NHL Clubs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The first annual USA Hockey Sled Classic presented by the NHL® took place last weekend, with 46 of the top sled hockey players in the country competing on four sled hockey teams affiliated with National Hockey League clubs - the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team captured the tournament's first-ever title on Sunday (Oct. 10), after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers Sled Hockey Team, 5-2, at Pepsi Center.

"This tournament is a tremendous step forward in growing the sport of sled hockey in the United States," said J.J. O'Connor, chair of USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey Section. "We are grateful to the NHL for its support, and to the Colorado Avalanche, for hosting the inaugural event."

The preliminary rounds of the Sled Classic took place at Edge Ice Arena in Littleton, Colo., on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 8-9), before the championship games were held on Sunday (Oct. 10), at Pepsi Center in Denver.

For full tournament results, statistics and game recaps, as well as photos and video content from the weekend, click here.

NOTES: Colorado finished the tournament undefeated with a 5-0-0-0 record ... The Avalanche's Nikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) led the tournament with 15 goals and 20 total points, while his teammate Tyler Carron (Berthoud, Colo./4-9--13) ranked second in total points. Philadelphia's Tim Jones (Mt. Ephraim, N.J./7-4) and Pittsburgh's Daniel McCoy (Cheswick, Pa./10-1) finished the tournament tied for third with 11 points each. McCoy's 10 goals, including two shorthanded tallies, were good for second most behind Landeros, while Jones' seven goals placed him in third for the tournament ... Penguins goaltender Danny Hefley (Wexford, Pa.) was named the tournament's most valuable player, while the Blackhawks’ Erica Mitchell (Chicago, Ill.) was honored with the sportsmanship award ... Six current members of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team participated in the tournament, including 2010 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team gold medal-winners Jones and Landeros, and newcomers Carron, McCoy, Daniel McDevitt (Abington, Pa.) and Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa) ... Four members of the 2010-11 U.S. National Junior Sled Hockey Team were represented as well, including Raymond Beck (Sicklerville, N.J.), Nevin Gray (Greensburg, Pa.), Hefley and Justin Kreger (Waterford, Wis.) ... Former U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team members Mike Hallman (Hallman, Pa./2006) and Josh Wirt (Homer City, Pa./2002) also participated in the tournament.

For more information on the sport of sled hockey and to view a list of sled hockey teams in the U.S., click here.

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It's National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day.

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Stampede teams up with NBA's Timberwolves for weekend ticket deal.

Lumberjacks try to forget lopsided third period.

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Oregon State and the Top Five underrated teams.

The Oregon State Beavers 3-2, 2-0 visit Seattle this coming Saturday to face the 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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Had enough of the Chilean miner story? Hope not. A feature film is reportedly in the works, and PBS' series NOVA will air the documentary "Emergency Mine Rescue" later this month.

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The Riders look to rebound and move closer to first this coming Sunday, 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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The captain of a flight from the Philippines to Qatar died while it was in the air on Wednesday, forcing the plane to be diverted to Kuala Lumpur.


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Showdown: East defensive all-stars.

Lions part ways with Casey Printers.

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

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30 Rock's live episode airs tonight. Matt Damon and Man Men's Jon Hamm will reportedly guest star.

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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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Here's Jimmy a year ago, discovering something new.

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A teen in Nepal has entered the record books as the world's shortest man. He turned 18 Thursday, qualifying him for the Guinness Book of World Records. He stands just 25.8 inches tall and weighs 12 pounds.

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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 vs Texas Rangers

NLCS:

San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies

Friday's game:

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 8:07pm EDT

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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In the UK, Colin Furze spent nearly three months converting a mobility scooter into a mean street machine. The granny scooter has five gears and twin exhausts.

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

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Brett Favre is in trouble with his wife. (And it's getting worse -- just the other night she asked him to bring dinner home and all he did was text her pictures of a bucket of KFC.)
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Today in Elvis History:

1957 -  "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley was released.

1963 - Elvis Presley and a film crew traveled to the Big Bear resort in San Bernadino Mountains for location shooting for "Kissin' Cousins." Shooting began the next day.

1998 - The Elvis Presley album "Memories - The '68 Comeback Special" was released.

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The poor, helpless McDonald's Happy Meal -- it can't catch a break. A New York City-based artist and photographer, who bought a Happy Meal in April, wanted to see what would happen if she left it sitting around her kitchen for six months. Sally Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail the only noticeable change was that it became "hard as a rock."

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - In Britain, the Beatles appeared on the ITV's "Sunday Night at the Palladium." It was their first appearance on a major TV show.

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Police in Rocky Point, New York, say the thieves who stole a a teenager's bicycle were animals. Two people in gorilla costumes and a third in a chicken suit took the boy's bike Monday.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - The Boston Red Sox defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in the first modern World Series. They won the series five games to three.

1947 - The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to a group of NHL All-Stars in the first official All-Star Game.

1951 - In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.

1960 - The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski's bottom-of-the-ninth home run allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.

1961 - Jacky Lee (Houston Oilers) threw for 457 yards and two touchdowns against the Boston Patriots. The game ended 31-31.

1967 - The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played. Pat Boone, the owner of the Oakland Oaks, sang the national anthem.

1970 - Dave McNally (Baltimore Orioles) became the only pitcher to date to hit a grand slam in the World Series.

1971 - The first World Series night game was telecast on NBC. Baltimore defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in Game 4 at Three Rivers Stadium.

1971 - Bing Crosby, part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw out the first ball in Game 4 of the World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles.

1985 - Phil Simms (New York Giants) passed for 513 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. He set NFL records with 62 pass attempts and 29 first downs.

1998 - The Pittsburgh Penguins filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in their history.

1998 - The NBA canceled regular season games, due to work stoppage, for first time in its 51-year history.

2002 - The Anaheim Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins to advance to their first World Series.

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Laura Dern's, Courtney Cox's, and Christina Aguiler's marriages all seem to be over. (In this time of crisis their celebrity friends are all rallying around to support them. For example, they keep getting text messages from Brett Favre.)

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Coming up:
  
Tonight ---

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Thursday ---

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00pm EDT

Friday ---

NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: ALCS, Game One -- New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 8:07pm EDT

Saturday ---

Baseball: ALCS, Game One -- 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 now. See you tomorrow.

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