Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is November 3rd, the 307th day of 2010. There are 58 days left in the year.

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Ottawa edges Toronto.

Blue Jackets white wash Canadiens.

Wild shut down Sharks.

Torres' first hat trick lifts Canucks past Oilers

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Astronauts Edward Michael Fincke and Greg Chamitoff cast their votes Tuesday while zipping along at 17,500 mph on the ISS. They used digitally secured ballots so their votes would be cast in Texas.

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Former Musketeer, West Grad flying high for Princeton.

Two schools, one team, one coach.

DeSmith commits to New Hampshire.

Youngstown Phantoms Week 5 in review.

Costume winners say Phantoms didn't award prize.

USHL Honors - Week Five.

Black Hawks Weekly - Week Five.

Phantoms add Sinelli.

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A new survey reveals 33 as the age when women struggle most to balance all of the different aspects of their lives and to cram as much as they can into each day.

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Women's Camp Underway at Bowdoin College

U.S. Squad to Face Sweden on Friday, Host Clinics on Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Maine - A training camp for the U.S. Women's National Program is underway at Bowdoin College and will continue through Saturday (Nov. 6). The camp includes 22 players, 11 of whom will go on to compete as part of the U.S. Women's Select Team in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup from 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.

Eleven camp participants were members of the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, including goaltenders Brianne McLaughlin (Sheffield Village, Ohio) and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.); defensemen Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Caitlin Cahow (Branford, Conn.), Molly Engstrom (Siren, Wis.) and Angela Ruggiero (Simi Valley, Calif.); and forwards Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.), Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.), Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.), Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) and Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej (Eagle River, Wis.).

The 22 players arrived in Brunswick, Maine, on Sunday (Oct. 31) and are engaging in daily practices, testing and off-ice training. A schedule of remaining practices, which are open to the public, can be found below.

On Friday (Nov. 5), the U.S. squad will play the Swedish national team that will compete in the Four Nations Cup. The pre-tournament game is free and open to the public and will take place at Bowdoin's Watson Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. EDT for the 7 p.m. EDT game. Immediately following the game, select members of Team USA will be available for autographs.

In addition, members of the U.S. team will be helping to run a pair of USA Hockey clinics on Saturday (Nov. 6). First, an American Development Model clinic will take place from 3-4 p.m. EDT. The clinic will feature Ken Martel, ADM director; Michele Amidon, ADM regional manager and former Bowdoin women's ice hockey head coach; select members of Team USA; and local coaches from Maine, who will work with approximately 60 girls' hockey players to showcase an age-appropriate practice at the 10U level. Those interested in participating should contact Dave Brooks at president@midcoasthockey.org.

Immediately following the ADM clinic, a Try Hockey for Free clinic will take place from 4:15-5:15 p.m. EDT. Kids ages 4-9 are welcome to join Team USA members on the ice and try the sport for free – any kind of helmet and winter gloves are recommended. Registration information may be obtained from Greg Sargent (coaching@midcoasthockey.org).

The 11 members of the U.S. Women's Select Team will depart on Sunday (Nov. 7) for St. John's, where they will meet the remaining 11 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.

Women's Camp Schedule
Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 • Bowdoin College - Watson Arena • Brunswick, Maine

Date Event Time

Wed., Nov. 3 Practice 9-10:30 a.m.
Thurs., Nov. 4 Practice 2-3:15 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 5 Practice 9:45-10:30 a.m.
USA vs. Sweden 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 6 Practice 12:30-1:30 p.m.
ADM Clinic 3-4 p.m.
Try Hockey for Free 4:15-5:15 p.m.

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin retains the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll after twice defeating Minnesota State University last weekend. The Badgers accumulated 180 points and 11-of-19 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

Cornell University remains in the No. 2 spot with 171 points and six first-place votes after earning victories over Quinnipiac University and Princeton University, while the University of Minnesota Duluth stays at No. 3 with 159 points and two first-place votes, having twice defeated No. 8 University of Minnesota in a weekend series. Mercyhurst College (134) retains its No. 4 ranking following a win over Robert Morris University, while Boston University (112) rounds out the top five following a tie against Providence College.

This week features six top-10 match-ups, including a game tonight (Nov. 2) between No. 4 Mercyhurst College and No. 2 Cornell University. No. 10 Harvard University will visit Cornell on Friday, while the weekend will bring two Western Collegiate Hockey Association series, including No. 1 University of Wisconsin traveling to No. 8 University of Minnesota and No. 9 The Ohio State University visiting No. 7 University of North Dakota.

NOTES: The WCHA 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 12 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 - #6
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 180 (11) 1 8-0-0 5
2 Cornell University, 171 (6) 2 4-0-0 5
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 159 (2) 3 7-1-0 5
4 Mercyhurst College, 134 4 6-1-0 5
5 Boston University, 112 5 6-1-1 5
6 Boston College, 80 8 6-0-2 5
7 University of North Dakota, 65 7 5-3-0 4
8 University of Minnesota, 53 6 5-4-0 5
9 The Ohio State University, 45 10 6-2-0 3
10 Harvard University, 26 9 1-0-1 3

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 16; University of New Hampshire, 4.

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A bell ringer in Jackson, Mississippi, has likely set a record. Salvation Army Captain Ken Chapman rang a hand bell until he broke the current Guinness Record of 28 hours and 50 minutes.

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Good night Sunshine!





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Samuel Lott was found by police in the electronics section of a 24-hour Walmart in Bradenton, Florida, with a half-empty beer bottle and a bat. This was at about 3:30 Monday morning and Lott had just used the bat on a number of TVs. He told officers he smashed the TVs because he was "having a bad day."

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Beavers still within striking distance of Pac-10 title.

Defense has to repeat Cal performance to gain credibility.

Beavers think struggling UCLA still potent opponent.

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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CBS has gotta love Charlie Sheen's messed up life. Two and a Half Men climbed in ratings Monday night.

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On Roughriders: A Century of Saskatchewan Roughrider football.

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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California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneger says welfare recipients can no longer use state-issued debit cards at psychics. (No surprise, though, that the cards are still good for rentals of any of his movies.)

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Foster fights for a home in the Lions'Den.

Bombers fan night planty left to play for.

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

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November is National Model Railroad Month.

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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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November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Lost in the revelry of the Giants' World Series triumph Monday night was a confession Bruce Bochy made.

"Last night, I didn't sleep, to be honest," Bochy said in his postgame media briefing. "You're on the verge, and you know how close you are, and you put this on such a pinnacle that you get butterflies."

Fortunately for the Giants, Bochy's typically much calmer. His steadying influence, along with his managerial acumen, furthered the Giants' successful bid for their first Series title in San Francisco history.

Read the rest here.

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November is Real Jewelry Month.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Me Tender" stayed at #1 in the U.S. for a second week.

1957 - Elvis Presley had eight singles in the U.K. Top 30. The songs were "Party" (3), "Teddy Bear" (11), "All Shook Up" (17), "Got a Lot of Livin' to Do" (19), "Trying to Get to You" (21), "Loving You" (24), "Paralyzed" (26) and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (30).

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November is National Sleep Comfort Month.

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Today in Beatles History:

1984 - The soundtrack "Give My Regards To Broad Street" hit #1 in Britain. Paul McCartney starred in the film that was described as a "musical fantasy drama." The soundtrack contained re-recordings of Beatles tracks and McCartney hits.

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Today is Housewife's Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - Providence became the first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights. The game was against the Cardinals.

1948 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Redwings) made the first of his record 21 All-Star appearances.

1953 - The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939.

1972 - Joe Namath was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine.

1989 - The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first NBA game. They lost to Seattle 106-94.

1989 - Lou Piniella was named the manager of the Reds. He replaced the banned Pete Rose.

1993 - Greg Maddux (Atlanta Braves) became the first player to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards on different teams.

1993 - Ken Daneyko (New Jersey Devils) set a record when he played in his 322nd consecutive game.

1995 - The FleetCenter, Rose Garden and the Skydome hosted their first NBA games.

1996 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) became the first NFL player to catch 1,000 career receptions.

1998 - Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.

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Today is Sandwich Day.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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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