Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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

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Today is November 10th, the 314th day of 2010. There are 51 days left in the year.

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Canes pound Oilers.

Caps rally to beat Rangers.

Canadiens end Canucks' six-game win streak.

Senators top Thrashers.

Lightning send Leafs on to sixth straight loss.

Flames rally to beat Avalanche.

Anaheim beats San Jose in overtime.
  
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Today is Forget-Me-Not Day.

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USHL Update: Week #6.

Kyle Rau's USHL weekend.

Stampede Weekly Update.

Youngstown Phantoms Coaches Show on ESPN 1240.

Two Jacks claim weekly league honors.

Matt Tennyson named CCHA Defenseman of the week.

Waterloo Black Hawks players of the week.

Gamblers celebrate Movember.

Gamblers remain first in East.

Indiana Ice Weekly.

Tuesday's game:


Wednesday's game:

Sioux City at Fargo

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The United States Marine Corps was founded on this date in 1775. The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

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Boston University New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boston University claims the No. 1 ranking for the first time this year in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. The Terriers collected 489 points and 23-of-34 first-place votes to earn the top spot after recording a tie against No. 5 University of Maine last weekend.

The University of Minnesota Duluth remains at No. 2 with 444 points and five first-place votes after splitting a weekend series with No. 10 University of North Dakota, while Miami University claims the No. 3 spot with 424 points and three first-place votes following a shootout win over Ferris State University. Yale University advances two places to No. 4 with 423 points and two first-place votes after defeating Princeton University and Quinnipiac University, while the University of Maine (333) rounds out the top five.

This weekend features six top-15 teams squaring off, including weekend series between No. 3 Miami University and No. 13 University of Alaska, No. 9 University of Michigan and No. 11 University of Notre Dame, and No. 10 University of North Dakota and No. 14 University of Wisconsin.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and Central Collegiate Hockey Association each boast four ranked programs and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 23 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 - #6
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 Boston University, 489 (23) 3 6-0-2 6
2 University of Minnesota Duluth, 444 (5) 2 7-1-2 6
3 Miami University, 424 (3) 1 5-2-3 6
4 Yale University, 423 (2) 6 4-0-0 6
5 University of Maine, 333 7 4-1-3 6
6 Boston College, 320 (1) 4 5-3-0 6
7 University of Nebraska Omaha, 297 8 7-1-0 4
8 University of New Hampshire, 282 10 4-1-2 6
9 University of Michigan, 278 5 5-2-3 6
10 University of North Dakota, 232 9 5-4-1 6
11 University of Notre Dame, 155 11 6-2-1 3
12 Union College, 124 14 6-1-3 3
13 University of Alaska, 105 15 6-3-1 5
14 University of Wisconsin, 77 NR 6-2-2 4
15 University of Denver, 56 13 4-4-2 6

Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 13; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 13; Western Michigan University, 8; Ferris State University, 2; University of Minnesota, 2; Cornell University, 1; Robert Morris University, 1; St. Cloud State University, 1.

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll following a split with No. 7 University of Minnesota last weekend. The Badgers accumulated 183 points and 14-of-19 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

Cornell University remains in the No. 2 spot with 159 points and four first-place votes after earning victories over No. 10 Harvard University and Dartmouth University, and losing to No. 3 Mercyhurst College (144), who also suffered a loss to Niagara University last weekend. No. 4 University of Minnesota Duluth (143) logged a weekend split with Bemidji State University, while No. 5 Boston University (127) picked up one first-place vote after collecting wins over Providence College and the University of New Hampshire.

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 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 - #7
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 183 (14) 1 9-1-0 6
2 Cornell University, 159 (4) 2 6-1-0 6
3 Mercyhurst College, 144 4 7-2-0 6
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 143 3 8-2-0 6
5 Boston University, 127 (1) 5 8-1-1 6
6 Boston College, 93 6 7-0-3 6
7 University of Minnesota, 69 8 6-5-0 5
8 University of North Dakota, 62 7 6-3-1 6
9 The Ohio State University, 34 9 6-3-1 4
10 Harvard University, 17 10 2-1-1 4

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 13; University of New Hampshire, 1.

U.S. Women's Select Team Tops Canada, 3-2, in Shootout

Team USA Opens 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup with Victory

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored the winning goal in a shootout to propel the U.S. Women's Select Team to a 3-2 win over Canada in the opening game of the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup for both teams here tonight at Mile One Centre. Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) stopped all three shooters and made 32 saves in net for the victory.

The U.S. scored in the opening seconds of the game for a 1-0 lead that held through the first period. Canada scored a pair of power-play markers and the Americans added a tally in the second frame for a 2-2 score that remained until the end of overtime before Team USA clinched the win in a shootout.

"It was a good start for us," said Katey Stone, head coach for Team USA. "We have a lot to build on from here. We exposed our weaknesses and our strong goaltending kept us in the game. We got better as the game went on and put ourselves in a position to win - there are good things to come."

Team USA got on the board just :11 into the contest when Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) dumped the puck into the Canadian zone, it bounced off the end boards and found Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) in front of the net. Potter knocked it into the open net while Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados was out of the goal intending to play the puck.

Despite an early Canadian power-play opportunity and back-to-back American man-advantage chances late in the frame, the score remained 1-0 at the end of the period.

In the second period, Canada scored on the power play at the 2:07 mark to tie the score at 1-1 before Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) deflected a Caitlin Cahow (Branford, Conn.) shot past Szabados to put the U.S. back up by a goal at 10:18. Just over two minutes later, Canada again converted on a power play, this time with Meaghan Mikkelson putting a wrister in the near side of the net from the left faceoff circle at 12:36.

The teams played to a draw in the third period, each killing off one penalty while Canada held a slight edge in shots, 11-10.

In the five minute 4-on-4 overtime session, Vetter stopped both of Canada's shots to send the game to a shootout, where Knight was the lone scorer for either team to secure the tournament-opening victory.

The game was the first time the U.S. and Canada played each other since the gold-medal match at the 2010 Olympics. In that game, which featured the same two goaltenders, Canada posted a 2-0 win. The U.S. victory over Canada was the first in the last seven games between the two teams.

NOTES: Canada held a 34-26 advantage in shots ... Jessie Vetter was named U.S. Player of the Game ... The U.S. was 0-for-5 on the power play, while Canada was 2-for-6 ... The U.S. roster can be found here ... A media guide for the U.S. Women's Select Team can be downloaded here ... All U.S. games during the Four Nations Cup will be available via live webcast at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the Four Nations Cup. Scores will be designated with #4NationsWMN ... Follow the U.S. Women's National Program blog here ... 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 0 0 1 -- 3
CAN 0 2 0 0 0 -- 2

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Potter (Lamoureux), :11. Penalties: USA, Cahow (holding), 1:01; CAN, Agosta (tripping), 11:50; CAN, Mikkelson (roughing), 13:54.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, CAN, Poulin (Bonhomme), 2:07 (pp); 3, USA, Duggan (Cahow), 10:18; 4, CAN, Mikkelson (Larocque, Irwin), 12:36 (pp). Penalties: USA, Potter (hooking), :51; CAN, Slusar (tripping), 3:41; USA, Bellamy (roughing), 6:45; USA, Cahow (cross checking), 10:45; CAN, Piper (interference), 16:23; USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (slashing), 16:41.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: CAN, Wickenheiser (cross checking), 1:42; USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (body checking), 11:08.

Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties: None.

GWS - CAN, Poulin (no goal); USA, Knight (goal); CAN, Agosta (no goal); USA, Duggan (no goal); CAN, Wakefield (no goal).

Shots by Period 1 2 3 OT GWS Total
USA 4 11 10 0 1 26
CAN 9 12 11 2 0 34

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 OT GWS Total
USA, Vetter, 60:00 9-9 12-10 11-11 2-2 0-0 34-32
CAN, Szabados, 60:00 4-3 11-10 10-10 0-0 1-0 26-23

Power Play: USA 0-5; CAN 2-6
Penalties: USA 6-12; CAN 5-10
Officials: Referee-Sylena Mutsaers; Linesmen-Haley Wieler, Lacey Senuk

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 W, 3-2 (SO)
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)

U.S. National Under-17 Team Defeats Slovakia, 4-1, in its Opening Game of the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup

Hartman, Trouba and Jones Each Record Two Points in Victory

WOODRIDGE, Ill. - Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill./1-1), Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.1-1) and Seth Jones (Plano, Texa/0-2) all recorded two points, as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated Slovakia, 4-1, in its opening game of the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup here tonight at Seven Bridges Ice Arena. The U.S. outshot Slovakia 58-14 in the win.

"I thought the team played hard tonight and had quality puck control," said Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "For the first game of the tournament, we got off to a good start and we will need to continue to get better each game."

Team USA opened the scoring 6:03 into the first period, when Hartman converted on a five-on-three power play opportunity. Jones sent a pass to Hartman, who skated to the front of the net and fired a wrist shot that beat Slovakia goaltender Richard Sabol on the glove side.

Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) scored less than four minutes later to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. When Hartman's shot was blocked away by Sabol, Kerdiles picked up the rebound and sent a shot to the back of the net for the eventual game-winning goal.

Slovakia scored early in the second period, but Team USA notched two unanswered goals to complete the 4-1 victory.

With six minutes remaining in the middle frame, Trouba fired a slapshot that was redirected in front of the net for a power play goal that helped the U.S. regain its two-goal advantage. Kyle Osterberg (Lakeville, Minn.) then increased Team USA's lead to 4-1 with less than four minutes remaining in the period, when he scored on a tip-in from the front of the net.

Jared Rutledge (Skokie, Ill.) made 13 saves for the U.S. in the win, while Richard Sabol stopped 54 shots for Slovakia in the loss.

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will next face Switzerland tomorrow (Nov. 10) at 8 p.m. ET.

NOTES: Team USA outshot Slovakia 58-14 ... The U.S. went 2-for-11 on the power play, while Slovakia was 0-for-7 with the man-advantage ... All games during the Under-17 Four Nations Cup will be available via live webcast at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #4nationsU17 ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The U.S. is the defending champion at the tournament, having captured the 2009 title in Trnava, Slovakia ... For more information on the Under-17 Four Nations Cup, including the tournament schedule, statistics and team standings, as well as ticket information, click here ... Seven Bridges Ice Arena recently hosted the first International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Under-18 Championship on U.S. soil, from March 27-April 3, 2010 ... Find USA Hockey on Facebook at Facebook.com/USAHockey and Twitter at Twitter.com/USAHockey.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 2 - 2 - 0 - 4
SVK 0 - 1 - 0 - 1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Hartman (Jones, Sieloff), 6:03 (5x3 pp); 2, USA, Kerdiles (unassisted), 10:32. Penalties: USA, Darcy (kneeing), 2:51; SVK, Blasko (slashing), 2:55; SVK, Parobok (interference), 4:29; SVK, Hrasko (high-sticking), 5:36; USA, Samuelsson (high-sticking), 12:44; SVK, Valjent (tripping), 15:55; USA, Osterberg (tripping), 18:03; SVK, Kucirko (interference), 19:23.

Second Period - Scoring: 3, SVK, Dano (Rzavsky, Buri), 5:14; 4, USA, Trouba (Jones), 13:59, (pp); 5, USA, Osterberg (Hartman, Trouba), 17:33. Penalties: USA, Matteau (elbowing), 1:48; SVK, Buri (interference), 2:49; SVK, Rzavsky (holding-the-stick), 8:39; USA, Team (too-many-players), 11:17; SVK, Dano (tripping), 12:23; USA, Kerdiles (boarding), 18:33; SVK, Kucirko (interference), 19:23.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Grzelcyk (tripping), 5:06; SVK, Mancak (tripping), 8:04; SVK, Rzavsky (tripping), 14:18.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 23 18 17 58
SVK 4 4 6 14

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Rutledge, 60:00 4-4 4-3 6-6 14-13
SVK, Sabol, 60:00 23-21 18-16 17-17 58-54

Power Play: USA 2-11; SVK 0-7
Penalties: USA 7-14; SVK 11-22

Team USA 2010 Under-17 Four Nation Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13 • Seven Bridges Ice Arena - NHL Rink • Woodridge, Ill.

Date Event Time (Local/ET)

Tue., Nov. 9 USA vs. Slovakia W, 4-1
Wed., Nov. 10 USA vs. Switzerland 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 USA vs. Russia 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m.

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Stanley found Livingstone on this date in 1871.

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Mike Riley on Sunday: after what happened at UCLA, he looks at his team and says, "who are we?''

Beavers face "must-win" game with Washington State.

Oregon State (4-4, 3-2 Pac-10) hosts the Washington State Cougars (1-9, 0-7) Nov. 13. The game will kickoff at 1:10 p.m. and air live on FSN Northwest.

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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Area codes were introduced on this date in 1951.

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Riders land six players on Western All-Stars.

The Riders host the BC Lions in the first round of the CFL Playoffs this coming Sunday. Kickoff on the Rider Radio Network is 4:30pm EST, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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Sesame Street debuted on PBS on this date in 1969.

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CFL East and West all-stars announced.

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

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On this date in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior.

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Here's the Week 10 NFL Schedule:

Thursday November 11 8:30 p.m. Detroit Lions at  Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. New York Jets at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at  Miami Dolphins

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday November 14 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday November 14 4:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Sunday November 14 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 14 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday November 14 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday November 14 8:20 p.m. New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday November 15 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

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Microsoft first released Windows on this date in 1983. (I'm a PC and Windows 7 is a bad idea.)

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - "Billboard's" national DJ poll revealed that Elvis Presley was the most-played male artist and country artist of 1956.

1957 - Elvis Presley made his first concert appearance outside of Continental North America. The show was at Honolulu Stadium in Honolulu, HI.

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" premiered in London.

1969 - The Elvis Presley movie "Change of Habit" opened in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley began a week-long tour of the West Coast of the U.S.

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Happy Birthday today to Saxby Chambliss, Roland Emmerich, Neil Gaiman, Russell Means, Tracy Morgan, Mackenzie Phillips, Ellen Pompeo, Ann Reinking, Tim Rice and Sinbad.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles ended their British Tour in Bristol.

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The Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race takes place in French Polynesia today through Friday. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1928 - Knute Rockne made his famous "win one for the Gipper" pep talk during halftime of a tied game between Notre Dame and Army.

1934 - Armand Mondou (Montreal Canadiens) was awarded the first penalty shot in the NHL. George Hainsworth (Toronto) stopped the shot.

1940 - The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles played a penalty free NFL game.

1957 - 102,368 people attended the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams game. The crowd was the largest regular-season crowd in NFL history.

1962 - Glenn Hall (Chicago Black Hawks) missed a game due to a back injury. The missed game ended a streak of 503 consecutive games played over seven years.

1963 - Don Meredith (Dallas Cowboys) passed for 460 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

1963 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) became the NHL's all-time leader in goals when he scored his 545th career goal.

1964 - The Atlanta Braves signed a 25 year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium.

1974 - The Montreal Canadiens shutout the Washington Capitals 11-0.

1975 - The Kansas City Royals released Harmon Killebrew. He ended his 22-year career with 573 home runs.

1977 - The Major Indoor Soccer League was officially organized in New York City.

1990 - The Phoenix Suns set an NBA record when they scored 107 points in the first half of a game against the Denver Nuggets. Phoenix won the game 173-143.

1991 - Bernie Kosar end his NFL record streak of 308 passes without an interception.

1991 - Martina Navratilova tied Chris Evert's record of 157 career titles.

1996 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000 yards.

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The Great Wall of China opened for tourism on this date in 1970.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:00pm EST

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs TBD at Warrior Classic Showcase TBD

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs TBD at Warrior Classic Showcase TBD

College Football -- Washington State Cougars at Oregon State Beavers 4:00pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series -- WYPALL 200 Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional at Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona 4:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs TBD at Warrior Classic Showcase TBD

NFL Football -- Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona 3:00pm EST

CFL Playoff Football -- BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Minnesota Wild at Tampa Bay Lightning 5:00pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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