Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening.... 

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Today is October 6th, the 278th day of 2010. There are 87 days left in the year.

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Caps: Beasts in the East?

New rules for 2010-2011.

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It's National Noodle Day. (Look...It's Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle!)

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USHL Update - Week One.

Hits 106 helps build interest in Storm Hockey.
Fighting Saints in the community.

Indiana Ice home opener this Saturday.

Black Hawks to play Chinese National Junior Team Sunday.

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A workout club in Scotland set a new world record for the biggest ever Zumba class. Organizers at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility said 836 people took part in the class on Sunday.

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University of Minnesota Duluth Retains No. 1 Ranking in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Minnesota Duluth retains the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll. The Bulldogs accumulated 188 points and 17-of-19 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

Cornell University remains at No. 2 with 163 points, while Mercyhurst College stays at No. 3 with 160 points and one first-place vote. The University of Minnesota (128) collected one first-place vote and moves up two spots to No. 4 after defeating then-No. 7 Clarkson University twice over the weekend, while the University of Wisconsin (119) holds the No. 5 spot, having earned two victories over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The University of North Dakota (40) makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 8 after splitting a pair of games with No. 6 Boston University, while the University of New Hampshire (38) is ranked No. 9 after topping the University of Connecticut.

Highlighting this weekend's games is a Top-10 Western Collegiate Hockey Association match-up between No. 1 University of Minnesota and No. 8 University of North Dakota.

NOTES: The WCHA leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two. No. 3 Mercyhurst College is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 14 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’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 four 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

Women's College Hockey Poll - #2

(first-place votes in parentheses)

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

1 University of Minnesota Duluth, 188 (17) 1 0-0-0 2

2 Cornell University, 163 2 0-0-0 2

3 Mercyhurst College, 160 (1) 3 2-0-0 2

4 University of Minnesota, 128 (1) 6 2-0-0 2

5 University of Wisconsin, 119 5 2-0-0 2

6 Boston University, 88 4 1-1-0 2

7 Harvard University, 65 9 0-0-0 2

8 University of North Dakota, 40 NR 1-1-0 1

9 University of New Hampshire, 38 NR 1-0-0 1

10 Boston College, 33 8 0-0-0 2

Others receiving votes: Clarkson University, 16; The Ohio State University, 3; Quinnipiac University, 2; St. Lawrence University, 2.

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Tomorrow (October 7th) millions of kids around the country will set a world record for the largest number of children reading the same book on the same day. It's called Read to Succeed and the book is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. More info here.

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Riders prepare for possible home playoff game.

Fantuz honoured as week's Top Canadian.

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 riderville.com.

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In Illinois, police busted Adam Barcroft after they found him sleeping behind the wheel of a parked truck. It wasn't the sleeping that got him into trouble, it was the meth lab in the truck bed.

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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

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What annoys you most about your mobile phone? The top response, at 40%, is cost.

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Riley reaction to ASU win -- James Rodgers probable for Arizona.

Keys for Beaver win at Arizona this Saturday.

Riley reaction to ASU win -- James Rodgers probable for Arizona/

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.

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It's about to become illegal in the Philippines to mangle the national anthem. (Well, so much for that Lady Gaga remix.)

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Rider DTs effective without the flash.

Higgins: Football wives' sacrifice.

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

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Today is the start of National Physician Assistant Week.

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Jimmy likes his Happy Meal.





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October is National Go On a Field Trip Month.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- So here's what to expect if you're ditching work or playing hooky at school to attend the Tampa Bay Rays opening postseason game today against the Texas Rangers.
Read the rest here.

Notes: The Rays host Texas in game one of the ALDS this afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:37pm EDT. David Price (19-6, 2.72) pitches for the Rays, Cliff Lee (12-9, 3.18) gets the start for Texas. Tomorrow's game two starts at 2:37pm EDT.
 
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This is Ecological Debt Day. (Linky Link)

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ALDS:
Texas Rangers vs
Tampa Bay Rays

New York Yankees vs
Minnesota

NLDS:
Atlanta Braves vs
San Francisco Giants

Cincinnati Reds vs
Philadelphia Phillies

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Today is Jackie Mayer Rehab Day. (Say what?)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- While many outsiders dwelled on who may not pitch a game that might not even be played, Tuesday's announcement of who will start for the Giants in the National League Division Series against Atlanta was virtually overlooked.

Read the rest here.

Notes:  The Giants begin the best-of-five NLDS tomorrow 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.

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Today is Mad Hatter Day. (Linky Link)

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Today in Elvis History:

1974 - Elvis Presley gave a matinee and an evening concert in Dayton, OH. Parts of the matinee show were released on the album "A Profile - The King On Stage Vol. 2" and the evening show was used on "Breathing Out Fire."
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Today is National German-America Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - "Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It was their first single.

1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

2004 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the third time. Chapman was convicted of killing John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

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This is national Cyber Security Awareness Month.
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Today in Sports History:

1919 - Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.

1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1932 - The Detroit Falcons introduced a new name (the Redwings) and new uniforms to the city of Detroit.

1983 - Wayne Gretzky began a streak of scoring that covered 51 games. The streak ended on January 27, 1984.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 71st and 72nd home runs in a single season.

2003 - The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since the 1908 World Series.

2003 - Dante Hall (Kansas City Chiefs) scored on a return in an NFL-record fourth straight game.

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October is National Hygiene Awareness Month

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Coming up:
  
Tonight ---

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Baseball: Game One, ALDS - Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 1:37pm EDT

Baseball: Game One, NLDS - Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies 5:07pm EDT

Baseball: Game One, ALDS - New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins 8:37pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Game One, ALDS - Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 2:37pm 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: CampingWorld.com 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)

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That's all for today. Meet ya back here tomorrow, okay?       

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