Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Saturday

It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 11th, the 345th day of 2010. There are 20 days left in the year.


Red Wings hold off Canadians.

Senators end home slide by beating Devils.

Avs snap slide by beating Thrashers.

Stars beat Hurricanes in shootout.

Surging Oilers top Lightning in shootout.

Ducks outlast Flames in shootout.


Today is International Mountain Day.


Rud adjusts to role at top.

Storm acquires Sandler from Des Moines.

Luukko appreciates return to Saints lineup.

Musketeers hope to continue offensive ways.

Lumberjacks ready for another long weekend.

Irwin commits to Ohio State.

USHLers commit to Notre Dame.

Friday's Boxscores:

Cedar Rapids 3, Team USA 2

Indiana 3, Chicago 2

Omaha 2, Sioux City 1 (SO)

Dubuque 2, Tri-City 1

Muskegon 4, Waterloo 3 (SO)

Green Bay 3, Youngstown 2

Fargo 3, Lincoln 0


The first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis was in New England on this date in 1719.


Jimmy reads a book.


France's King Louis XVI went before the Convention, which had replaced the National Assembly on this date in 1792, to face charges of treason. He was convicted and condemned and was sent to the guillotine the following January.


Esks officially announce Reed as coach.

Lions making a list, checking it twice.

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Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th state on this date in 1816.


Here's the Week 14 NFL Schedule:

Indianapolis Colts 30 at Tennessee Titans 28

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday December 12 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Sunday December 12 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday December 12 4:05 p.m. St Louis Rams at New Orleans Saints

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. New England Patriots at Chicago Bears

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

Sunday December 12 4:15 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

Sunday December 12 8:20 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Monday December 13 8:30 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans


Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became America's first black governor on this date in 1872 when he took office as acting governor of Louisiana.


Today in Elvis History:

1971 - "Elvis' Christmas Album" hit #7 in the U.K.

1982 - The single "The Elvis Medley" hit #71 in the U.S.

1982 - The album "The Elvis Medley" hit #133 in the U.S.


In Buenos Aires on this date in 1928, police thwarted an attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - Apple Music publishing company signed its first act, Grapefruit.

1968 - John, Ono and Julian Lennon took part in the Rolling Stones' TV extravaganza "Rock And Roll Circus." The show was never shown.


On this date in 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States. The U.S in turn declared war on the two countries.


Today in Sports History:

1951 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) announced his retirement from major league baseball. DiMaggio only played for the Yankees during his 13-year career.

1971 - The Los Angeles Lakers set an NBA record with 21 consecutive wins.

1972 - Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula was on the cover of "Time" magazine.

1981 - Muhammad Ali fought his last fight. He lost his 61st fight to Trevor Berbick.

1985 - The single "Superbowl Shuffle" by Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was released.

1992 - The National Hockey League Governors named Gary Bettman as the first NHL commissioner in League history, effective Feb. 1, 1993.

2000 - Mario Lemeiux, owner of Pittsburgh Penguins, announced that he would end his three-plus year retirement and become an active National Hockey League (NHL) player again. When Lemieux returned officially he became the first owner/player in NHL history.

2001 - It was announced that Little League Baseball Inc. would require more detailed documentation of the eligibility of its players. Four months before, the Rolando Paulino Little League team from the Bronx, NY, had its third-place finish taken away after pitcher Danny Almonte was found to be too old to play.

2002 - Scott Young (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,000th NHL game.


On this date in 1989, the Mars Climate Orbiter blasted off on a nine-month journey to the Red Planet. However, the probe disappeared in September of 1999, apparently destroyed because scientists had failed to convert English measures to metric values.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:30am EST

NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST


That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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