Saturday, November 6, 2010

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It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 7th, the 311th day of 2010. There are 54 days left in the year.

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My Dad, Ray Meissner passed away two years ago today. If he was still kickin' he'd be 90 years old. I miss you Daddy-o!

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"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" was broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio on this date in 1932.

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Blues edge Bruins in shootout.

Buffalo slips past Leafs in shootout.

Kovalev scores twice to lead Sens past Habs.

Flyers beat Isles for sixth straight win.

Hurricanes knock off Panthers.

Chicago beats Atlanta in shootout.

Minnesota edges Blue Jackets.

Avs blank Stars.

Penguins rally to beat Coyotes in shootout.

Kings crown Nashville.

Sharks bottle up Lightning.

Canucks cool off Red Wings.

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Today is the start of Dear Santa Letter Week.

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Saturday's scores:

Muskegon 7, Team USA 4

Sioux City 4, Green Bay 3 (SO)

Lincoln 3, Fargo 2 (SO)

Sioux Falls 8, Youngstown 4

Des Moines 3, Cedar Rapids 2

Waterloo 4, Chicago 0

Indiana at Dubuque

Sunday's Games:

Youngstown at Sioux City

Fargo at Omaha

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Today is the start of National Young Reader's Week.                           

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U.S. Women Top Sweden, 4-1, in Pre-Four Nations Cup Match-Up

Zaugg-Siergiej Scores Twice; U.S. Outshoots Sweden, 56-15

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej (Eagle River, Wis.) scored two goals in leading the U.S. women's team past Sweden, 4-1, here tonight at Watson Arena on the campus of Bowdoin College. The game served as a tune-up prior to the start of the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup.

The U.S. team was comprised of the 22 players who have been participating in a women's training camp at Bowdoin since Sunday (Oct. 31). Eleven of the players are members of the U.S. Women's Select Team that will compete in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup next week (Nov. 9-13) in St. John's, N.L. The remaining 11 players who will not participate in the Four Nations Cup include four Olympians and seven members of the 2010 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team.

Team USA converted on its first power-play opportunity at 8:25 of the opening frame. Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) took a shot from the right point and Zaugg-Siergiej beat Swedish netminder Sara Grahn with the rebound for a 1-0 U.S. lead. Danijela Rundqvist scored for Sweden at 17:26 of the period to even the score at 1-1 heading into the first intermission.

Zaugg-Siergiej netted her second goal of the outing after a scramble in the Swedish goalmouth to put the Americans up 2-1 at 14:04 of the second stanza. The U.S. held a 22-2 shots advantage in the period.

In the final frame, Emily Field (Littleton, Mass.) scored off Grahn's chest at 2:40, then Allie Thunstrom (Maplewood, Minn.) put a wrist shot to the top right corner of the net from the slot at 5:11 to cement the U.S. victory.

The three U.S. goalies - Brianne McLaughlin (Sheffield Village, Ohio), Megan Miller (Long Grove, Ill.) and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) - combined for 14 saves, while Grahn made 52 stops in net for Sweden.

NOTES: The U.S. outshot Sweden by a 56-15 count ... The camp roster can be found here ... A media guide for the U.S. Women's Select Team can be downloaded here ... All games during the Four Nations Cup will be available via live webcast at FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Four Nations Cup. Scores will be designated with #4NationsWMN ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring the top four women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 1 1 2 -- 4
SWE 1 0 0 -- 1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Zaugg-Siergiej (Bellamy, Lawler), 8:25 (pp); 2, SWE, Rundqvist (Eliasson), 17:26. Penalties: USA, Chu (tripping), 1:08; SWE, Fallman (body checking), 6:45; USA, Team (too many players), 18:19.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, USA, Zaugg-Siergiej (Coyne, Lawler), 14:04. Penalties: USA, Bellamy (hooking), :47; SWE, Eriksson (roughing), 9:43; SWE, Agen (interference), 18:17.

Third Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Field (Cahow), 2:40; 5, USA, Thunstrom (Chu), 5:11. Penalties: USA, Cahow (hooking), 7:17.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 18 22 16 56
SWE 8 2 5 15

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, McLaughlin, 20:00 8-7 x-x x-x 8-7
USA, Miller, 20:00 x-x 2-2 x-x 2-2
USA, Vetter, 20:00 x-x x-x 5-5 5-5
SWE, Grahn, 60:00 18-17 22-21 16-14 56-52
Power Play: USA 1-3; SWE 0-4
Penalties: USA 4-8; SWE 3-6
Officials: Referee-Katie Guay; Linesmen-Robin Taylor, Michaela Fratbrelli

Team USA 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13, 2010 • Mile One Centre • St. John's, N.L.

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)

Fri., Nov. 5 Sweden* W, 4-1
Tues., Nov. 9 Canada 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Finland 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Sweden 1 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 4 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
*Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

Zaugg-Siergiej Added to U.S. Women's Select Team

Olympian to Replace Injured Kessel

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej (Eagle River, Wis.), who was a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, has been added to the U.S. Women's Select Team that will compete in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13 in St. John's, N.L. She replaced Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), who was injured while competing with the University of Minnesota last night (Nov. 5).

Zaugg-Siergiej brings the total number of Olympians on the U.S. roster to 13, as she joins Vancouver teammates Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Caitlin Cahow (Branford, Conn.), Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.), Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Molly Engstrom (Siren, Wis.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.), Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.).

Twelve members of the U.S. Women's Select Team, including Zaugg-Siergiej, spent the past week at a training camp in Brunswick, Maine. They were joined by 10 others, including seven members of the 2010 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team.

Last night, the training camp participants picked up a 4-1 victory in a pre-tournament game against Sweden's national team.

The 12 members of the U.S. Women's Select Team who were training in Maine will depart tomorrow (Nov. 7) for St. John's, where they will meet the remaining 10 members of the team who are currently competing with their college programs. For more information on the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup, click here.

NOTES: An updated media guide and roster for the U.S. Women's Select Team will be available later at USAHockey.com ... All games during the Four Nations Cup will be available via live webcast at FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Four Nations Cup. Scores will be designated with #4NationsWMN ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring the top four women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

Team USA 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13, 2010 • Mile One Centre • St. John's, N.L.

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)

Fri., Nov. 5 Sweden* W, 4-1
Tues., Nov. 9 Canada 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Finland 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Sweden 1 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 4 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
*Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

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So many beach balls, so little time.






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Today is the start of Pursuit of Happiness Week.

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PASADENA, Calif. – There couldn’t have been a more fitting finale to UCLA’s 17-14 victory over Oregon State Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Kai Forbath’s 51-yard field goal as time expired put an end to a day of misery for the Beavers.

Read the rest here.

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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Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour when you went to bed last night? Daylight Savings Time ended at 2:00am in each time zone today.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders came back from an early 11 point deficit to snap a four game losing streak and end the season of the Edmonton Eskimos, winning 31-23 Saturday night in Regina.

The Eskimos took the lead 2:46 in on a 41 yard field goal by Derek Schiavone. A Warren Kean single on a missed 32 yard field goal attempt gave Saskatchewan their first point of the night with 9:13 left in the opening quarter. Six minutes later, the Edmonton lead increased as Fred Stamps caught a 17 yard touchdown pass from Ricky Ray. Schiavone's convert with 2:57 left gave the Eskies a 10-1 lead after one.

In the second quarter, the teams traded field goals. Kean connected from 25 yards out 15 seconds into the second for the Riders and Schiavone hit for Edmonton from 40 yards with 12:08 to play in the half, putting the Eskimo lead at 9, 13-4. It was an 8 point game when Saskatchewan's Eddie Johnson got a single on a missed 53 yard field goal with 8:58 remaining, making the score 13-5 Edmonton. Schiavone hit a 19 yard field goal with 2:46 left to give the Esks a 16-5 lead, but the Riders would post two straight scores to end the half. Kean kicked a 22 yard field goal with 1:36 to go, then Durant scored from a yard out and Kean converted with 2 seconds left, cutting the Edmonton lead to just one, 16-15 at two quarters time.

Saskatchewan scored on their first two possessions of the second half to take control of the game. Wes Cates capped a 7 play, 61 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Kean converted for a 22-16 Rider lead 4:06 into the third quarter. Then, after forcing a turnover at the Eskimo 34 on a quarterback sack, Saskatchewan would score again just two plays later, on a 5 yard pass from Durant to Andy Fantuz. Kean converted, putting the Riders up 29-16, with 9:07 remaining in the third. Saskatchewan reached the Edmonton 43 on their next possession, but stalled and were forced to punt. Johnson's punt rolled out just shy of the goaline and, after the Eskies gained just 6 yards in two plays, Schiavone took a knee and conceded the safety touch, increasing the Rider lead to 31-16 with 4:05 to play in the third.

Ray would score from 4 yards out and Schiavone converted with 1:24 remaining in regulation time to draw within 8 at 31-23, but it was too little, too late. Saskatchewan withstood the challenge of a ruling saying they had recovered a short kick and Edmonton would get the ball back for a desperation play with 1 second remaining, but Jared Zabransky's heave towards paydirt from their own 17 fell incomplete, and the Riders held on for the win.

For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 26-of-38 passing for 345 yards and 1 touchdown passing and 1 rushing, on a night where he looked more poised than in recent weeks. Andy Fantuz caught a touchdown pass, Wes Cates rushed for a touchdown and Warren Kean kicked 2 field goals and 3 converts. For the Eskimos, Ricky Ray was 21-of-33 passing for 246 yards and 1 touchdown passing, plus 1 rushing. Fred Stamps caught a touchdown pass, and Derek Schiavone kicked 3 field goals and 2 converts.

For Edmonton, their season ends with a record of 7-11. The Riders, who finish 10-8, host the B.C. Lions in the West Semifinal on Sunday, November 14th, with kickoff set for 4:30pm EST. BC, who finished 8-10, grabbed the last playoff spot by defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23-21 earlier on Saturday, then having the Eskimos lose. The winner will face the Calgary Stampeders in the West final on Sunday, November 21st, 4:30pm EST in Calgary.

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Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day.

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Lions rally to beat Ticats.

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

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Today is the birth anniversaries of Albert Camus (1913-1960) and Marie Curie (1867-1934).

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Here's the Week 9 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New York Jets at Detroit Lions

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 7 4:05 p.m. New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 7 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday November 7 4:15 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 7 8:20 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers

Monday November 8 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

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On this date in 1874, Thomas Nast used an elephant to represent the Republican Party in a satirical cartoon in Harper’s Weekly—a mascot still used by the GOP.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants will continue to pursue deals with first baseman Aubrey Huff and infielder Juan Uribe, though both became eligible to negotiate with any team after the exclusivity period for ballclubs to sign their own free agents ended at 9:01 p.m. PT on Saturday.
Read the rest here.

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Today is the 125th anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s 2,980-mile transcontinental railroad track between Montreal, QC, and Port Moody, BC, in 1885.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley began recording the songs for the film "Wild In The Country." The work ended the next day.

1966 - Principal photography for Elvis Presley's movie "Easy Come, Easy Go" was finished.


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On this date in 1989, L. Douglas Wilder became the first elected black governor in US history when he was elected governor of Virginia.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - Granada television broadcasted the program "People And Places" which featured the Beatles singing "Love Me Do."

1964 - The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" album was #1 on the U.K. Record Retailer Chart for the 16th week.

1995 - Yoko Ono's "Rising" was released.

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The ING New York City Marathon is today. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - The New York Americans beat Toronto in the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a hockey game in Canada.

1962 - Glenn Hall set an NHL record when he played in his 503rd consecutive game as a goalie.

1963 - Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black player to be named the American League's Most Valuable Player.

1965 - Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers) was sacked 11 times by the Detroit Lions.

1968 - Red Berenson (St. Louis Blues) scored 6 goals in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blues won the game 8-0.

1973 - New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.

1983 - Ali Haji-Sheikh (New York Giants) kicked his second 56 yard field goal.

1988 - Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde.

1991 - Magic Johnson (NBA) announced that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was retiring from basketball.

1992 - The Phoenix Suns played their first game at American West Arena.

1999 - Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.

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The International Tongue Twister Contest is today in Burlington, Wisconsin. (Linky Link)

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From http://www.nascar.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Carl Edwards knew he had to get everything he could on a restart with two laps left in Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch, who finished second to Edwards, was convinced the race winner got too much.

Nevertheless, after a green-white-checkered finish, it was Edwards who celebrated his third win of the season and the 28th of his career, after thwarting Busch's attempt to win his record sixth consecutive Nationwide Series race at the 1.5-mile track.

Edwards, however couldn't prevent third-place finisher Brad Keselowski from clinching the Nationwide drivers championship, the first NASCAR title for team owner Roger Penske. With two races left, Keselowski leads second-place Edwards by an insurmountable 465 points.

Edwards held the lead when caution flew for the fifth time on Lap 198 of a scheduled 200, when smoke billowed from Clint Bowyer's Chevrolet as it sped through the tri-oval. That gave Busch, who led a race-high 107 laps, a final chance to battle Edwards for the lead, but the fight failed to materialize.

Why? Busch contended Edwards hit the gas before the restart zone delineated by red stripes on the outer walls.

"Carl Edwards jumped the restart by about three lengths before the double red marks," Busch said after the race. "Does it freakin' matter? The race is over. The guy's in Victory Lane. It doesn't matter."

Edwards was unapologetic.

"I had to do everything I could," Edwards said. "Kyle and those guys have a spectacular car, and he does a really good job on restarts. So I just got the best restart I could, and it ended up winning us the race. He's tough. He raced me really well on the one before that [Lap 191], but I knew if I gave him an inch, he'd beat us."

Understandably, Keselowski was elated at clinching the championship.

"I'm so very fortunate and blessed to have this opportunity with [crew chief] Paul Wolfe and Roger and everybody back at the shop," Keselowski said. "The guys that are there miss their kids] Little League games working hard on my car.

"We almost had a win here today. I wanted to win this one, too, but it didn't work out."

Edwards made sure of that. He passed Busch on Lap 155 and held the top spot until Parker Kligerman spun off Turn 2 on Lap 185 to cause the fourth caution of the race. Edwards retained the lead after a wild restart on Lap 191 and pulled away from Busch before a caution on Lap 198 slowed the field and sent the race to overtime.

Joey Logano finished fourth, followed by Martin Truex Jr.

With the victory, Edwards won $75,000 in Nationwide's Dash 4 Cash program. Thirteenth-place finisher Justin Allgaier won the $75,000 Dash 4 Cash season-ending bonus as the eligible driver who scored the most points in the four Dash 4 Cash races.

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Herbert Hoover was elected President on this date in 1928.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at East Coast Eagles 10:30am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 3:00pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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