Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is November 2nd, the 305th day of 2010. There are 60 days left in the year.

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Dubinsky's pair powers Rangers past Hawks.

Hartnell scores twice in Flyers' win over 'Canes.

Luongo stops 30 in Canucks win over Devils.

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European iPhone users say a glitch in the cellphone's alarm clock app caused many to wake up an hour late when it failed to adjust for Daylight Saving Time. DST in the U.S. ends this weekend.

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Waterloo sweeps road trip, looks forward to College Weekend.

Hockey for the Ladies: Blake Wheeler.

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In Austin, Texas, 409 people recently gathered to frost and eat cupcakes during "Cupcake Smackdown" -- setting the new world record for the Most People Simultaneously Frosting Cupcakes.

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Miami University retains the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after recording a win and tie against Lake Superior State University last weekend. The RedHawks collected 494 points and 23-of-34 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

The University of Minnesota Duluth advances one place to No. 2 with 469 points and seven first-place votes following a win and tie against Bemidji State University, while Boston University claims the No. 3 spot with 407 points and four first-place votes after twice defeating the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Boston College (403) comes in at No. 4 following a weekend split with Merrimack College, while the University of Michigan (361) rounds out the top five after posting a 1-0-1 record against Ferris State University.

This weekend features eight top-15 teams squaring off, including two-game sets between No. 2 University of Minnesota Duluth and No. 9 University of North Dakota and No. 5 University of Michigan and No. 15 University of Alaska. No. 4 Boston College hosts No. 10 University of New Hampshire on Friday, while No. 3 Boston University hosts No. 7 University of Maine on Saturday.

NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and Western Collegiate Hockey Association each boast four ranked programs and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 21 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 - #5

(first-place votes in parentheses)

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

1 Miami University, 494 (23) 1 5-1-2 5
2 University of Minnesota Duluth, 469 (7) 3 6-0-2 5
3 Boston University, 407 (4) 5 6-0-1 5
4 Boston College, 403 2 4-2-0 5
5 University of Michigan, 361 4 4-1-3 5
6 Yale University, 359 7 2-0-0 5
7 University of Maine, 322 6 4-1-2 5
8 University of Nebraska Omaha, 235 9 5-1-0 3
9 University of North Dakota, 208 8 4-3-1 5
10 University of New Hampshire, 200 10 2-1-2 5
11 University of Notre Dame, 163 11 5-1-1 2
12 Michigan State University, 152 14 3-0-3 2
13 University of Denver, 94 12 3-3-2 5
14 Union College, 88 13 5-1-2 2
15 University of Alaska, 70 NR 5-2-1 4

Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 25; University of Minnesota, 10; Cornell University, 9; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 7; Robert Morris University, 3; Quinnipiac University, 1.

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On this date in 1959, "Twenty-One" game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

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Time for breakfast.






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Today is All Souls Day.

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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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Today is National Traffic Director's Day. (Linky Link)

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Looking to finish strong.

The Riders look to snap their four-game losing streak when the close the regular season season at home this Satursday against the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Listen links for the broadcast are on the right side of this blog.

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Researchers say that stress may be the main cause of gaining weight. (It's true -- people get stressed out by how hard it is to open that third bag of Doritos.)

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CFL Power Rankings: Week #19.

Alter: Now's the time to work out the kinks.

BC Place will be ready for 2011 Grey Cup.

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

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KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started broadcasting as the first commercial radio station on this date in 1920. The first broadcast was of the results of the U.S. presidential election.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule:

At Detroit Lions 35, Washington Redskins 27

At Kansas City Chiefs 13, Buffalo Bills 10

At St. Louis Rams 20, Carolina Panthers 10

At San Francisco 49ers 24, Denver Broncosw 16

Green Bay Packers 9 at New York Jets 0

Miami Dolphins 22 at Cincinnati Bengals 14

Jacksonville Jaguars 35 at Dallas Cowboys 17

At San Diego Chargers 33, Tennessee Titans 25

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 at Arizona Cardinals 35

At New England Patriots 28, Minnesota Vikings 18

At Oakland Raiders 33, Seattle Seahawks 3

At New Orleans Saints 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 10

At Indianapolis Colts 30, Houston Texans 17

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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Today is Plan Your Epitaph Day.

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2010 World Series

Game 1, Wednesday, October 27th
Texas Rangers 7 at San Francisco Giants 11

Game 2, Thursday, October 28th
Texas Rangers 0 at San Francisco Giants 9

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants 2 at Texas Rangers 4

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants 4 at Texas Rangers 0

Game 5, Monday, November 1st
San Francisco Giants 3 at Texas Rangers 1

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Daniel Boone was born on this date in 1734.

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ARLINGTON -- Go ahead, say it. It's no longer mere fantasy or sheer folly to do so.

World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

It's a phrase never heard before, made possible by a rare mix of veteran rejects and budding stars.

Read the rest here.

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The birth anniversaries of two US presidents are today: James K. Polk (1795-1849), 11th president, and Warren G. Harding (1865-1923), 29th president.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's song "Loving You," the b-side of "Teddy Bear," hit #24 in the U.K.

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premiered.

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "Bossa Nova Baby" hit #13 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley performed "IDIOT" on "Ellen".

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Today is the 90th anniversary of Charlotte Woodward voting in the general election of 1920—the only woman who attended the 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention who lived long enough to exercise her right to vote under the 19th amendment.

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Today in Beatles History:

1974 - George Harrison began his first tour in eight years. He was the first former Beatle to attempt a nationwide solo tour.

2004 - John Lennon's "Rock N Roll" was released with four extra tracks.

2010 - Paul McCartney's 1973 album "Band on the Run" was reissued in a four-disc set that also included a 120-page book. Several different editions were also available.

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The International Space Station was first inhabited on this date in 2000.

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Today in Sports History:

1938 - It was announced that George Herman "Babe" Ruth had applied for the job of Manager of the St. Louis Browns after being released as a coach from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1964 - CBS purchased 80% of the New York Yankees for $11,200,000.

1972 - Construction began on the Kingdome in Seattle, WA.

1988 - A Mexican radio station erroneously reported that Mike Tyson had died in a car crash.

1992 - Magic Johnson retired from the NBA again, this time for good because of fear due to his HIV infection.

1996 - Michael "Air" Jordan was on the cover of TV Guide.

1997 - Eric Metcalf (San Diego Chargers) set an NFL record when he ran back two kicks for touchdowns. The two returns gave him the league record with 10 in his career.

1999 - NBA.com TV was launched.

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North and South Dakota were both admitted to the Union on this date in 1889.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 12:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at UCLA Bruins 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at East Coast Eagles 8:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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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