Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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It's another Wednesday and here's what's happening....

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Today is October 13th, the 285th day of 2010. There are 80 days left in the year.

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Yip's shootout goal leads Avs past Wings.

Smyth shines in KIngs home opener.

Messier to coach for Team Canada.

Rafalski out indefinitely following knee surgery.

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October is Sausage Month.

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Boston College Retains No. 1 Ranking in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boston College retains the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll, after defeating Northeastern University in a Hockey East match-up. The Eagles collected 507 points, including 31-of-34 first-place votes, to claim the top spot.

The University of North Dakota remains in the No. 2 spot with 467 points and three first-place votes, after finishing the weekend with a win over then-No. 12 University of Alaska and a tie against the University of Alaska Anchorage. The University of Michigan (427) jumped up one spot to No. 3, with two victories against Bowling Green State University, while Miami University (392) dropped to the No. 4 spot after splitting its weekend series with then-No. 8 University of New Hampshire. Yale University (345), which has yet to play a regular season game, holds its No. 5 ranking.

Boston University earned two victories over the University of Wisconsin and the University of Notre Dame, to move up four places and share the No. 10 spot with St. Cloud State University.

Highlighting this weekend's games are five Top-15 match-ups, including two games between No. 1 Boston College and No. 8 University of Denver. No. 3 University of Michigan visits No. 9 University of New Hampshire on Saturday (Oct. 16), while No. 4 Miami University and No. 10 St. Cloud State University face off in a weekend series.

NOTES: All 15 teams from the preseason rankings return to the Top-15 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked teams. The Hockey East Association boasts four ranked programs, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 26 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 - #2

(first-place votes in parentheses)

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

1 Boston College, 507 (31) 1 1-0-0 2
2 University of North Dakota, 467 (3) 2 1-0-1 2
3 University of Michigan, 427 4 2-0-1 2
4 Miami University, 392 3 1-1-0 2
5 Yale University, 345 5 0-0-0 2
6 University of Maine, 300 7 1-0-1 2
7 University of Minnesota Duluth, 299 9 1-0-1 2
8 University of Denver, 241 11 1-0-1 2
9 University of New Hampshire, 226 8 1-1-0 2
T10 Boston University, 218 14 2-0-0 2
T10 St. Cloud State University, 218 6 1-1-0 2
12 Cornell University, 137 10 0-0-0 2
13 University of Minnesota, 129 15 2-0-0 2
14 University of Alaska, 71 12 1-1-0 2
15 University of Wisconsin, 46 13 1-1-0 2

Others receiving votes: Union College, 45; University of Nebraska Omaha, 19; University of Notre Dame, 11; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 9; Colorado College, 7; Michigan State University, 4; University of Vermont, 4; Merrimack College, 2; Colgate University, 1; Michigan Tech University, 1; Robert Morris University, 1.

Mercyhurst College New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Mercyhurst College earned two victories over the University of Maine last weekend to claim the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll. The Lakers accumulated 172 points and 7-of-18 first-place votes to advance two places and claim the top spot.

Cornell University remains at No. 2 with 155 points and six first-place votes, while the University of Minnesota moved up to the No. 3 spot with 144 points and two first-place votes. The University of Wisconsin climbed to No. 4 with 141 points and two first-place votes after twice defeating Bemidji State University. The University of Minnesota Duluthrounds out the top five with 138 points and two first-place votes following a weekend split with No. 7 University of North Dakota.

The Ohio State University (18) makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 10 after collecting a pair of wins over Robert Morris University.

This weekend features one top-10 match-up, as the University of North Dakota will travel to face the University of Minnesota in a weekend series.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and ECAC Hockey each have two. Mercyhurst College is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 13 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 - #3
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 Mercyhurst College, 172 (7) 3 4-0-0 3
2 Cornell University, 155 (6) 2 0-0-0 3
3 University of Minnesota, 144 (2) 4 3-0-0 3
4 University of Wisconsin, 141 (2) 5 4-0-0 3
5 University of Minnesota Duluth, 138 (2) 1 1-1-0 3
6 Boston University, 81 6 2-1-0 3
7 University of North Dakota, 75 8 2-2-0 2
8 Boston College, 58 10 2-0-0 3
9 Harvard University, 40 7 0-0-0 1
10 The Ohio State University, 18 NR 2-0-0 1

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 11; Quinnipiac University, 8; University of New Hampshire, 4.

U.S. National Under-18 Team Blanked by No. 3 University of Michigan, 3-0

Gibson Makes 44 Saves for Team USA

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 44 saves, but none of the U.S. National Under-18 Team's 33 shots found the back of the net as it fell to the No. 3-ranked University of Michigan, 3-0, here tonight at Yost Ice Arena.

The Wolverines took a 1-0 advantage at 3:50 of the first period. After the University of Michigan found the back of the net once more, the U.S. found themselves down by two goals heading into the second frame.

J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio) came close to putting the U.S. within one score, when he rang the puck off the goal post, just minutes into the second period. Team USA would put 11 more shots on Wolverines goaltender Bryan Hogan, but were unable to get anything by him.

Despite outshooting the Wolverines in the third period, 14-12, Team USA could not capitalize on their opportunities. The University of Michigan held off the U.S. attack and added a late goal, sealing the shut-out victory, 3-0.

Gibson stopped 44 shots for Team USA in the loss, while Hogan made 33 saves for the University of Michigan in the win.

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will hit the road for two United States Hockey League tilts this weekend. Team USA faces the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Stampede October 15 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Sioux Falls Arena and then heads south to Sioux City (Iowa) for a game against the Musketeers on October 16. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. ET at the Tyson Event Center.

NOTES: University of Michigan forwards Jacob Fallon (Southlake, Texas/2008-10), Luke Moffatt (Paradise Valley, Ariz./2008-10), Chris Brown (Flower Mound, Texas/2007-09), Kevin Lynch (Grosse Pointe, Mich./2007-09), Matt Rust (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./2005-07), A.J. Treais (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./2007-09), David Wohlberg (South Lyon, Mich./2006-08), defensemen Kevin Clare (New Rochelle, N.Y./2008-10) and Jon Merrill (Brighton, Mich./2008-10) all previously played for the National Team Development Program.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
UM 2 - 0 - 1 - 3

First Period – Scoring: 1, UM, Burlon (DeBlois, Winnett), 3:50; 2, UM, Caporusso (DeBlois, Rohrkemper), 8:22. Penalties: UM, Moffatt (charging), 5:35; USA, Carlson (holding), 8:40; USA, Bardreau (roughing), 16:10.

Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Van Voorhis (interference), 8:13; UM, Moffatt (delay-of-game), 19:26; USA, Haggerty (delay-of-game), 19:26.

Third Period – Scoring: 3, UM, Glendening (Wohlberg, Caporusso), 18:03. Penalties: UM, Brown (roughing), 5:44; UM, Hogan (tripping), 8:28; USA, Biggs (roughing), 12:30.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 8 11 14 33
UM 16 19 12 47

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Gibson, 60:00 16/14 19/19 12/11 47/44
UM, Hogan, 60:00 8/8 11/11 14/14 33/33

Power Play: USA 0-3; UM 0-4
Penalties: USA 5-10; UM 4-8
Officials: Referee - Matt Shegos, Rodney Tocco; Linesmen - Andy Hempel, Tony Molina

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It's Yorkshire Pudding Day.

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Black Hawks' weekly release.

Storm trades for forward.

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Beavers re-enter AP Poll at #24, left off USAToday Coaches Poll.

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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October is Talk About Prescriptions Month.

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Roughriders in familiar fix.

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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October is Spinach Lovers Month.

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Fool me once: Ti-Cats prepare for Argo tricks.

Irving: Just when you think you've seen it all.

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

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Today is English Language Day.

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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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St. Petersburg -- The Tampa Bay Rays' season is over. Rangers' starter Cliff Lee allowed just 1 run on 6 hits, while striking out 11 and walking none, in weaving a complete game effort last night, leading the TexasRangers past the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1, before a sell-out crowd of 41,845 at Tropicana Field. With the win, the Rangers erase the stigma of being the only tean never to have won a playoff series.

Texas got on the board early, scoring in the top of the first. After singling to right, Elvis Andrus stole second, then scored from there on Josh Hamilton's groundout to first baseman Carlos Pena, who tossed to pitcher David Price covering. Price hesitated after the out at first and Andrus, running all the way, scored without a throw.

Ben Zobrist singled home Sean Rodriguez in the third for Tampa Bay, tying the game 1-1.

The Rangers regained the lead for good in the fourth. Nelson Cruz doubled, stole third and scored as catcher Kelly Shoppach's throw sailed into left field. In the sixth, 35-year-old Vladimir Guerrero singled, moved to second on an infield hit, then scored on a play similar to the one in the first inning. Price, covering first on the back end of a double play that could have ended the inning, started to argue a safe call at first. Seeing this, Guerrero kept on running and slid home safely, beating Price's high throw from first. Texas finished the scoring, and the Rays, on a ninth inning two-run homer by Ian Kinsler to win the game 5-1.

Lee's 120-pitch masterpiece was his second win of the series for the Rangers in the series which saw the road team win every game for the first time in MLB history. Price put together a solid effort, striking out 6 and walking none, while allowing 3 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings, losing to Lee and the Rangers for the second time in the series.

Notes: Texas opens the ALCS at home against the New York Yankees Friday night at 8:07pm EDT....Lee is 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA in seven career post season starts.

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Today is the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction.

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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

Tuesday's game:

Texas Rangers 5 at Tampa Bay Rays 1

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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Today is World Sight Day. (Linky Link)

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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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According to new research, the iPad is now the fastest-selling gadget of all time. Since its release Apple has sold an estimated 8.5 million iPads.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - The Elvis Presley single "Blue Moon" hit #55 in the U.S.

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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