Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is October 26th, the 298th day of 2010. There are 67 days left in the year.

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Kings tip Wild in SO.
Kostitsyn leads Habs past Coyotes in OT.

Garon leads Jackets past Flyers.

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Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak is 64 today.

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2010 pick Mattson selected to represent U.S. in Junior A tourney.

Riders help support University of Iowa Dance Marathon.

Ambroz, '10 picks to lead U.S. at Junior 'A' tourney.

Five Force players named to USA Hockey Junior Select team.

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It's National Pumpkin Day.

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Miami University New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Miami University is the new No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after earning two victories over Northern Michigan University last weekend. The RedHawks collected 493 points and 18-of-34 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

Boston College falls to the No. 2 spot with 481 points and 14 first-place votes, following a loss to the University of Notre Dame. The University of Minnesota Duluth advances two places to No. 3 with 415 points and one first-place vote after twice defeating the University of Alaska-Anchorage, while the University of Michigan (365) claims the No. 4 spot following a weekend split with No. 9 University of Nebraska Omaha (219). Boston University rounds out the top five with 349 points and one first-place vote after earning victories over the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Providence College.

Notre Dame (143) makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 11, while No. 13 Union College (105) and No. 14 Michigan State University (104) also make their season debuts.

This weekend features three top-15 match-ups, with No. 8 University of North Dakota hosting No. 12 University of Denver for a weekend series, and No. 10 University of New Hampshire visiting No. 15 Cornell University for a Friday-night match-up.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East Association each boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey boasts three ... A total of 23 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Men's College Hockey Poll - #4

(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10

1 Miami University, 493 (18) 4 4-1-1 4
2 Boston College, 481 (14) 1 3-1-0 4
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 415 (1) 5 5-0-1 4
4 University of Michigan, 365 3 3-1-2 4
5 Boston University, 349 (1) 8 4-0-1 4
6 University of Maine, 324 11 3-1-2 4
7 Yale University, 319 6 0-0-0 4
8 University of North Dakota, 278 2 3-2-1 4
9 University of Nebraska Omaha, 219 10 5-1-0 2
10 University of New Hampshire, 171 7 1-1-2 4
11 University of Notre Dame, 143 NR 4-1-0 1
12 University of Denver, 126 13 2-2-2 4
13 Union College, 105 NR 5-1-0 1
14 Michigan State University, 104 NR 2-0-2 1
15 Cornell University, 77 12 0-0-0 4
Others receiving votes: University of Alaska, 47; St. Cloud State University, 29; University of Wisconsin, 13; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 6; Robert Morris University, 6; University of Minnesota, 5; Michigan Tech University, 4; Ferris State University, 1.

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Michael Jackson tops this year's list of Forbes magazine's top-earning dead celebs. Michael earned $275 million over the last year.

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The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming this coming Saturday, October 30th, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova's engagement ring is reportedly valued at $250,000.

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The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard vis the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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Now you know: Americans consume about 20 million pounds of candy corn each year.

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Eskimos sign Joseph to practice roster.

West Champs need to raise their game.

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

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A Flint, Michigan, man might want to rethink his willingness to loan out his trailer. The man apparently lent his trailer to a friend who used it to cook some methamphetamine, setting the trailer on fire.

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Hike!





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New on DVD today: 4 Decades of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

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Here's the Week 7 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Pittsburgh Steelers 23 at Miami Dolphins 22

Cleveland Browns 30 at New Orleans Saints 17

At Kansas City Chiefs 42, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

At Tennessee Titans 37, Philadelphia Eagles 19

At Baltimore Ravens 37, Buffalo Bills 34

Washington Redskins 17 at Chicago Bears 14

At Atlanta Falcons 39, Cincinnati Bengals 32

At Carolina Panthers 23, San Francisco 49ers 20

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18, St. Louis Rams 17

At Seattle Seahawks 22, Arizona Cardinals 10

New England Patriots 23 at San Diego Chargers 20

Oakland Raiders 59 at Denver Broncos 14

At Green Bay Packers 28, Minnesota Vikings 24

New York Giants 41 at Dallas Cowboys 35

Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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In defiance of tradition, a Taiwanese woman will marry herself. (Good for her, but good luck deciding who takes out the trash.)

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2010 World Series

Game 1, Wednesday, October 27th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 2, Thursday, October 28th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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Mule Day is today.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants announced their rotation for the World Series on Monday, flip-flopping Jonathan Sanchez and Matt Cain to give Cain the Game 2 start.


As expected, Tim Lincecum will start Wednesday's Game 1 against Texas left-hander Cliff Lee. Sanchez, who followed Lincecum in the National League Championship Series, will start the third game, while rookie left-hander Madison Bumgarner is slated for Game 4.

Read the rest here.

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The Perigean Spring Tides are today.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The Elvis Presley single "Party" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's video "IDIOT" made it's world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

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Today is the Birth anniversary of French Revolution figure Georges Danton (1759-1794). His last words before being guillotined: “Show my head to the people. It is worth the trouble.”

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.

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The Erie Canal was opened on this day in 1825..

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Today in Sports History:

1990 - Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points.

1995 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th National Hockey League (NHL) career goal against the New York Islanders in his 605th game. He became the second-fastest player to attain the plateau. Wayne Gretzky had reached 600 goals by his 575th NHL game.

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The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place on this date in 1881.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' doin'

Wednesday --

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

Baseball: World Series, Game 1 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Thursday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 2 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT


Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Have a great Tuesday, see y'all tomorrow.

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