Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening.... 


Today is October 12th, the 284th day of 2010. There are 81 days left in the year.

Blackhawks edge Sabres for first win.

Flyers raise banner, beat Avs.

Pens earn first win, extend Devils woes.

Isles beat Rangers on late goal.

Blues throttle Ducks with quick strike attack.

Canucks edge Panthers.

Ovechkin's OT goal lifts Caps over Sens.


This is Emergency Nurses Day.


Phantoms split for 3-1 record.

Muskies suffer first loss of season in game with Fargo.

Saints earn first win.

Black Hawks top Chinese club team 7-0.

Black Hawks beat Stars 5-3.

Force hands Sioux City first loss.

Hjelle, Parks lead Riders to convincing win over Force.

Beers debuts with Irish.

USHL alums help lead UNH into new season.


This is Free Thought Day.


Steve Levy to Serve as Master of Ceremonies
for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Oct. 21

 Berglund, D. Hatcher, K. Hatcher, Nagobads and Roenick to Be Inducted 
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Steve Levy, longtime ESPN SportsCenter anchor and hockey broadcaster, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 38th annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner on Oct. 21 in Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement came today from USA Hockey.

Levy, born in New York City and raised on Long Island, will help officially induct the Class of 2010, which includes Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. V. George Nagobads and Jeremy Roenick.

"We're thrilled to have Steve lead us through one of the most anticipated events in hockey each year," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey.

Levy has been an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter since 1993, and provided play-by-play for the network's coverage of the NHL from 1995-2005 and its broadcasts of the NCAA Division I Men's Frozen Four semifinals and finals in 1998 and 1999. His hockey broadcasting background also includes having produced and and hosted a nationally syndicated show on NHL Radio Network (1988-89) and calling college hockey games for his alma mater, State University of New York at Oswego.

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will take place on the floor of HSBC Arena, home of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres. The event will begin at 7 p.m. (EST), with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. To order tickets or for more information, click here. Fans may also charge by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

NOTES: The 2010 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner marks the first time the event will be staged in Buffalo, and the first time the event will take place at the arena of an NHL team (Buffalo Sabres) … Since USA Hockey assumed responsibility for the event in 2007, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner has been held in Grand Forks, N.D. (2007), Denver (2008) and Boston (2009) ... Dr. V. George Nagobads was part of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that was enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 ... Only once previously have brothers been inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in the same year. It happened in 2002 when Scott and Mark Fusco were enshrined ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1973. To date, there are 143 enshrined members in the Hall. For information on the members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, visit the Hall's official web site at USHockeyHallofFame.com … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minn., is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHallMuseum.com or call 800-443-7825.


This is International Moment of Frustration Scream Day..


The Tampa Bay Juniors SEJHL team was in action over the weekend, with home-and-home games with the Florida Eels. On Saturday in Ft. Myers, two goals from Zach White, one goal each from Cody Post and Ben Winter, plus 31 saves from Dominic Calandra led Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win. Joey Colatarci scored twice for the Eels.

On Sunday in Ellenton, Wes Moon scored for Tampa Bay and Jordan Kruger made 37 saves, several of the spectacular, but goals from four different players led the Eels to the 4-1 win, their first in league play this season.

The MJHL tyeam was also in action, competing in the New Hampshire Showcase. On Saturday, Andrew Silvers, Richard Hill and Kevin Mansolill scored goals and Evan Weiss made 14 saves, but it wasn't enough as the Walpole Express, led by Augustus Chua's 2 goals, won 6-3.

On Sunday, two goals from Paul Lochner, a single by Anthony Feldman and 27 saves from Evan Weiss helped Tampa Bay to a 3-3 tie with the Cranston Reds. Monday's game didn't go well for the Juniors, as Michael Underwood made 17 saves and Kyle Castle had 2 goals and 1 assist in Atlanta's 8-0 win.

Next weekend, the SEJHL Juniors are home for two games with the Florida Eels, 5:15pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday. The MJHL Juniors are home to face the Eels next Saturday at 8:00pm.


Today is International Top Spinning Day.


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 isw on the right side of this blog.
Visit the teams' official website at riderville.com.


Today is National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day.


Here's the Week 5 NFL Schedule:

New York Giants 34 at Houston Texans 10

At Detroit Lions 44, St. Louis Rams 6

At Washington Redskins 16, Green Bay Packers 13

Chicago Bears 23 at Carolina Panthers 6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 at Cincinnati Bengals 21

At Baltimore Ravens 31, Denver Broncos 17

Atlanta Falcons 20 at Cleveland Browns 10

At Indianapolis Colts 19, Kansas City Chiefs 9

Jacksonville Jaguars 36 at Buffalo Bills 26

At Arizona Cardinals 30, New Orleans Saints 20

Tennessee Titans 34 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At Oakland Raiders 35, San Diego Chargers 27

Philadelphia Eagles 27 at San Francisco 49ers 24

At New York Jets 20, Minnesota Vikings 20

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


On this date in 2005, a New Jersey man duct-taped his roommate to a bed and stole his car. Several hours and 200 miles later he surrendered to police after stopping for a few beers.


James Rodgers out vs Washington, availability for remainder of season in doubt.

Katz top QB in Pac-10 week #6.

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.


Americans need to walk more. That's the conclusion of a new study which shows that while Australians are averaging nearly 10,000 steps a day, Americans log just 5,117. (I could do 5,117 steps a day. But I'd end up that far from home, so I'll just stay on the couch and watch tv.)


Argos deal brings Prefontaine back to T.O.

CFL Replay: Week #15.
Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.


The final phase of the rescue operation for the 33 trapped Chilean miners was set to begin late last night (Tuesday). The name Luis Urzua will become world famous -- he's the last guy scheduled to leave the mine.


Jimmy gets comfy while watching tv.

But Daddy, little boys are s'posed to get dirty faces when they play in the backyard.


In Michigan a woman returned from a trip to find that a burglar had taken cash, a stereo and her laptop. Oddly, the thief left her SUV despite the fact that the vesicle's keys were right there on the kitchen counter.


ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays don't have an attendance problem for playoff games.

The team, which struggled to draw crowds all season despite posting baseball's best regular-season record, is making 5,000 obstructed-view seats available for Tuesday's fifth and deciding game of their American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers.

Read the rest here.

Notes: The series conclude in St. Petersburg tonight night at 8:07pm EDT. David Price (0-1, 5.40) starts for the Rays, Cliff Lee (1-0, 1.29)  for Texas. The winner of tonight's game will host the Yankees in game one of the ALCS on Friday. Start time is to be announced.

The City of Beverly Hills is launching its own line of perfumes this week. (The scent is perfect for the person who prefers to smell like a starlet DUI.)


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

New York Yankees 3-0 vs
Minnesota 0-3

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

Cincinnati Reds 0-3 vs
Philadelphia Phillies 3-0

Monday's game:

San Francisco Giants 3 at Atlanta Braves 2 

Tuesday's game:

Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 8:07pm EDT


Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sold the first raincoat on this date in 1823.


ATLANTA -- This was the only way the Giants could have ended their latest dramatics, clinging to a one-run lead with the tying and winning runs on base.

But they prevailed. And paid homage. Then they partied.

The Giants advanced to a National League Championship Series showdown against Philadelphia by outlasting the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in Monday night's Game 4 of the Division Series.
Read the rest here.

Notes:  The Giants begin the NLCS Saturday in Philadelphia. Start time and pitching matchups are to be determined.

Rhode Island began offering tours of several wastewater treatment facilities on this date in 2008. Tours of treatment plants were available in East Providence, Bristol and Narragansett


Today in Elvis History:

1999 - The Elvis Presley album "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S.

1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced after six years of marriage.

1994 - The book "Good Rockin' Tonight: Twenty years on the road and on the town with Elvis" by Joe Esposito was released.


Today is Take Your Teddy Bear To Work Day.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles released their single "Roll Over Beethoven," a cover of the Chuck Berry classic.

1967 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono opened their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London's Lisson Gallery.

1988 - Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, entered a rehab center to be treated for alcoholism.


Bruce Willis is already talked about making a fifth Die Hard movie as soon as next year and now says he plans on doing a sixth before he retires from playing John McClane.


Today in Sports History:

1924 - The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Maroons were granted NHL franchises.

1925 - The New York Giants played their first NFL game. The Giants lost 14-0 to Providence.

1975 - New York Islander Bryan Trottier got his first hat trick.

1980 - The Dallas Mavericks won their first game at Reunion Arena when they beat San Antonio 103-92.

1984 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift.

1998 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) became the 20th player in NFL history to throw for 30,000 yards.

2004 - The Houston Astros won a postseason series for the first time in their 43 year history. They defeated the Atlanta Braves 12-3 in Game 5. The Astros had lost 7 playoff series previously, three of them to Atlanta.

2006 - In New York, Cory Lidle (New York Yankees) and his flight instructor were killed when Lidle's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building.


From http://www.nascar.com

FONTANA, Calif. -- Tony Stewart still needs help to catch Sprint Cup Series points leader Jimmie Johnson, but he jump-started his climb back into contention for the series championship Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.

Stewart beat resilient Clint Bowyer to the finish line by .466 seconds in Sunday's Pepsi Max 400 to win his first race at the 2-mile track, his second of the year and the 39th of his career.

In sharp contrast to Stewart's victory, which left him 107 points behind third-place finisher and Chase leader Jimmie Johnson, a handful of Chase drivers took big hits in the championship battle.

Down for the count are Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle, both of whom suffered blown engines. An ignition rotor failure KO'd Carl Edwards, and a late-race wreck with David Ragan all but dashed Kurt Busch's chances for a second title.

Johnson, on the other hand, leaves his home track 36 points ahead of second-place Denny Hamlin, who came home eighth Sunday. With the Chase field spreading out four races into the series' postseason, only Hamlin, Kevin Harvick (54 points back) and Jeff Gordon (85 back) are within 100 points of the four-time defending champion with six races left.

Non-Chasers Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman and Mark Martin finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Harvick came home seventh, followed by Hamlin, Gordon and David Reutimann.

It was a disastrous day for Roush Fenway Racing, which got a team-best finish of 30th from Matt Kenseth. Biffle's engine exploded on Lap 40, relegating him to a 41st-place result.

On a restart 18 laps later, Edwards developed his ignition problem and lost 14 laps while his crew repaired his No. 99 Ford. Edwards finished 34th and, like Biffle, sustained a crushing blow to his championship hopes.

Likewise, Kyle Busch saw his title aspirations disappear in smoke when his engine blew on Lap 154. He finished 35th.

Gordon also took a hit in the points after being flagged for speeding on pit road during stops under caution on Lap 156. He rallied for a ninth-place finish but still lost significant ground to Johnson.

In sweeping the top three positions, Chevrolet won its 34th manufacturers' championship in the Cup Series.


Tonight is the 35th anniversary of the premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC (1975). The first guest host was George Carlin.


Coming up:
Tonight ---

Baseball: NLDS, Game Four: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:30pm EDT


That's all for today. See you again tomorrow.       

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