Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's Sunday











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

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Today is October 31st, the 303rd day of 2010. There are 62 days left in the year.

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Rangers blank Leafs.

Panthers snap Habs streak.

Bruins blank Senators.

Flyers pound Islanders.

Pens blank Canes.

Datsyuk's pair leads Wings past Predators.

Blues overs Thrashers in shootout.

Chicago beats Minnesota.

Stars blank Sabres.

Avs roll past Jackets.

Bounces go Lightning's way in win over Phoenix.

Six goal second period leads Caps over Flames.

Kings prevail over Devils.

San Jose beats Anaheim.

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Today is Halloween. (Really?)

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Saturday's games:

Green Bay 4, Team USA 1.

Waterloo 7, Muskegon 1.

Des Moines 3, Youngstown 2 (OT).

Tri-City 1, Sioux City 0.

Cedar Rapids 3, Dubuque 2 (OT).

Sioux Falls 2, Fargo 1.

Chicago 2, Team USA 1 (SO).

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Today is Carve a Pumpkin Day. (No surprise here).

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CORVALLIS – Homecoming weekend was much sweeter for Oregon State and its alums than for Kevin Riley Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Oregon State dominated California from the start in a 35-7 whipping that may have signaled the end to the career of Riley, the Bears’ senior quarterback from Beaverton High.

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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This is Increase Your Psychic Powers Day. (You knew I was going to say that, right?)

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The Riders try to snap out of their slump this afternoon on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.

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Today is National Knock-Knock Day.

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Porter pushes Esks closer to playoffs.

Mullin: Surging Lions running out of time.
Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Tonight is Magic Day, the death anniversary of Harry Houdini..

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Jimmy loves Flipper and Willy.





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Today is Nevada Admission Day.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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Today is Reformation Sunday.
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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 at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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Today is the start of Give Wildlife a Break Week.
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ARLINGTON -- The Giants' succession of excruciatingly close decisions and their late-season comeback to win the National League West tell their story. Little, if anything, comes easily for them.

Thus, their 4-2 loss to the Texas Rangers in Saturday night's Game 3 of the World Series could have been expected.

There's no way the Giants would take a 3-0 Series lead. Not after a season in which adversity accompanied triumph. Not given their history, which includes exactly zero world championships since 1954.


Read the rest here.

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Tonight is Beggar's Night.
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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley ended his first lengthy gospel music session. He had began the session the day before. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine."


1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" had its world premiere in Honolulu, HI. It opened across the United States on November 21. 

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This is Books for Treats Day.
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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and "The Beatles' Story" were certified gold by the RIAA.
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Today is National Caramel Apple Day.
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Today in Sports History:

1968 - The Milwaukee Bucks won their first game. They beat Detroit 138-118.


1995 - The NHL's New Jersey Devils announced that they would stay in New Jersey.

1999 - Bryan White sang the National Anthem at the Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. Following the game, White gave his second annual Howl-O-Ween concert at the north end of the coliseum.

2001 - In Miami Beach, FL, Jose Canseco was involved in a nightclub brawl. Canseco later violated his probation and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years probation.


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Coming up:

Tonight --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for this Sunday, see y'all tomorrow.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Saturday











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

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Today is October 30th, the 302nd day of 2010. There are 63 days left in the year.

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Habs complete home-and-home sweep of Isles.

Skinner steals show as Canes beat Rangers.

Giroux nets pair as Flyers win again in Pittsburgh.

Byfuglien's OT rush results in Atlanta win.

Oilers get offensive burst to beat Hawks.

Elias, Brodeur lead Devils past Ducks.

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Today is National Candy Corn Day.

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The Finnish Product.

Lincoln Stars' Dzingel gets chance to play international hockey.

Storm developing new rivalry.

Lumberjacks' Alexx Privitera will have special memories of his grandpa on Saturday's 'Pink the Rink' night.

Francis commits to Western Michigan.

Thrashers send Michael Forney to Gwinnett.

Friday's games:

Indiana 6, Team USA 3

Des Moines 4, Muskegon 3 (SO)

Green Bay 2, Youngstown 0

Cedar Rapids 7, Dubuque 3

Sioux Falls 7, Lincoln 2

Fargo 3, Omaha 2 (SO)

Sioux City 3, Tri-City 2 (SO)

Waterloo 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

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Tonight is Mischief Night.

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The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming today, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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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This is Checklists Day.  (Blog done. Check. Love my family. Check.)

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The Riders try to snap out of their slump tomorrow on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.

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Today is Create a Great Funeral Day.

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Campbell: Quarterback carousel in Edmonton.

Stampeders stomp Ticats at McMahon.

Als beat Argos on final, wild play.

Wanna see the ending of the Als' win over the Boatmen? Well, here it is.

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

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Tonight is Haunted Refrigerator Night.

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Here's Jimmy with his "Puppy Book."






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Today is the 5th annual Forgiveness Day.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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Today is the 275th birth anniversary of John Adams (1735-1826), second president of the US: “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

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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 at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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On this date in 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Players produced a radio drama based on H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds that started a near panic when some listeners believed the Martian invasion of New Jersey was actually taking place.

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ARLINGTON -- The Giants sense that their domination of the Texas Rangers can't last.

That doesn't reflect a lack of confidence among the Giants. That's simply healthy realism as they approach Saturday's Game 3 of the 106th World Series.

Read the rest here.

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The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival begins today and runs through November 7th. (Linky Link)

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley began his first lengthy gospel music session. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine."

1960 - Elvis Presley recorded "Crying In The Chapel."

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The Emma Crawford Festival and Memorial Coffin Race is run today at Manitou Springs, Colorado. (Linky Link)

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Work finished on "With the Beatles." The album was the second by the Beatles.

1973 - John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."

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The Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival runs today and tomorrow at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach in Delaware. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - The professional baseball association ruled that spitballs and shineballs were illegal.

1974 - In Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali regained his heavyweight-boxing title by knocking out George Foreman in the eighth round.

1988 - The New York Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his last game in the NBA before retiring for the second and last time.

1997 - Violet Palmer became the first woman to officiate an NBA game. The game was between the Dallas Mavericks and the Vancouver Grizzlies.

2001 - In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2001 - Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement. The Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Knicks.

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Soccer star Diego Maradona turns 50 today.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Have a great Saturday, see y'all tomorrow.

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 29th, the 301st day of 2010. There are 64 days left in the year.

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Bruins blank Leafs.

Hall gets first goal, but Jackets win in shootout.

Senators beat Panthers.

Coyotes ride fast start to win at Detroit.

Halak leads Blues to win at Nashville.

Wild edge frustrated Caps.

Kings whip Stars.

Avs outlast Flames.

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Today is National Oatmeal Day.

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Western Michigan sophomore Nick Pisellini proving galvanizing in goal as Broncos hockey team rides five-game unbeaten streak.

Riders have USHL's youngest-ever player.


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A Brazilian court has ruled that McDonald's has to pay a former manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working there.

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Oregon State not overlooking inconsistant Cal team.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming tomorrow, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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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Michael Jackson's song Thriller will be turned into a full-length film.

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Riders add pair to practice roster.

The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.

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A new survey shows 63% of Americans still turn their noses up at cell phone users who make calls or text during a meal.

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Lang's look ahead: Setting up week #18.

CFL.ca selects its 2010 Gibson's Finest Players.

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

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In New York City, a public housing building cleaner was charged with arson for setting fire to a mattress she thought was infested with bedbugs. She found the mattress in a partially-enclosed hallway, lit it with a lighter and fled. No one was hurt.

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A one, an' a two....





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Conan O'Brien will host an online-only preview episode of his new late-night talk show a week before Conan airs on TBS. "Show Zero" will air this Monday.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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I've got my costume all set for Halloween. (I'm gonna be Jersey Shore's "The Situation" after a year on the doughnut diet.)

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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 at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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On this date in 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' 9-0 rout Thursday over the Texas Rangers included the usual helpings of "torture" but also the hallmarks of a championship team.

Matt Cain, the Giants' budding October star, hastened their victory in Game 2 of the World Series with 7 2/3 resolute innings that preserved his 0.00 postseason ERA. A proven October hero, Edgar Renteria, homered to break a fifth-inning scoreless tie and drove in three runs. For the second night in a row, the Giants' offense generated not just a big inning, but an enormous one, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning after having two outs with nobody on base.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1901,  Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was electrocuted..

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - In Stuttgart, West Germany, Elvis Presley attended a Bill Haley & the Comets concert.

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Way Down."

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The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale on this date in 1945 at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles ended their first tour of Sweden in Eskilstuna.

2003 - The Beatles recorded "We Can Work It Out".

2005 - The white suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the album "Abbey Road" sold for $118,000 at auction. At the same auction the Austin Princess he drove in the movie "Imagine" sold for $150,000 and the jacket Lennon wore in "Imagine" sold for $32,000.

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"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC on this date in 1956. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."

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Today in Sports History:

1973 - O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.

1989 - Ozzie Newsome ended his NFL streak of 150 consecutive games with at least one reception.

1993 - A group of U.S. athletes were attacked by skinheads in Germany.

1995 - Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.

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On this date in 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital status

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Coming up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Have a great Friday, see y'all on the weekend.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 28th, the 300th day of 2010. There are 65 days left in the year.

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Hossa hurt in Hawks win.

Thrashers dazzle in win.

Rangers rally isn't enough to overcome mistakes.

'Canes lose in long awaited home opener.

Lightning rally to beat Penguins.

Thornton's big night leads Sharks past Devils.

Board of Governors, Officials Association ratify new four-year deal.

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Today is National Chocolates Day.

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Green Bay Gamblers cancer benefit nets 2,800 caps for kids.

More talk about a possible new home for Lancers.

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Today is St. Jude's Day.

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2011 U.S. Men's National University Team Pre-Tournament Series Announced

Team to Face Three NCAA Opponents Prior to 2011 Winter World University Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2011 U.S. Men's National University Team will travel to Vermont from Dec. 27-29 to play games against NCAA opponents Castleton State College, Saint Michael's College and the University of Vermont.

The games are part of Team USA's preparations for the 2011 Winter World University Games, which will take place Jan. 27-Feb. 6, in Erzurum, Turkey.

The U.S. will face NCAA Division III Castleton State College on Dec. 27 in Rutland, Vt., before traveling to South Burlington, Vt., to face NCAA Division II Saint Michael's College on Dec. 28.

Team USA will play its final pre-tournament game against NCAA Division I University of Vermont on Dec. 29, in Burlington, Vt.

The 2011 Winter World University Games is a biannual multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The international competition is staged in both the summer and the winter, similar to the Olympic Games. For more information on the 2011 Winter World University Games, click here.

NOTES: Tickets for the U.S. match-up against Castleton State College may be purchased at the door, while the game versus Saint Michael's College is free admission ... For University of Vermont ticket information, visit UVMAthletics.com. The game will also be streamed live on CatamounTV ... The U.S. Men's National University Team was selected following the USA Hockey Winter World University Games Evaluation Camp, held Aug. 6-8 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 22-player roster was chosen from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The complete U.S. roster can be found here ... The University of Rhode Island leads all schools with four representatives on the team, while Adrian College, Lindenwood University, Oakland University, Penn State University and the University of Oklahoma each have two ... Dave Debol, head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Michigan Dearborn, will serve as head coach of the 2011 U.S. Men's National University Team after having served as an assistant coach for the squad in 2007 and 2009 ... Scott Balboni, head men's ice hockey coach at Penn State University, and Dan Phelps, head men's ice hockey coach at Adrian College, will serve as assistant coaches for Team USA, while Alan Murdoch, head coach of the Iowa State University men's ice hockey team, will serve as general manager of the men's team for the fifth consecutive time. Murdoch also served as head coach of the 2001 squad that competed at the Winter World University Games in Zakopane, Poland. Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey, will serve as team leader for his fifth consecutive Winter World University Games.

2011 U.S. Men's National University Team Pre-Tournament Schedule

Date Opponent Time (EST) Location
Mon., Dec. 27 Castleton State College 7 p.m. Spartan Arena,
Rutland, Vt.
Tues., Dec. 28 Saint Michael's College
7 p.m. C. Douglas Cairns Arena,
South Burlington, Vt.
Wed., Dec. 29 University of Vermont 8 p.m. Gutterson Fieldhouse,
Burlington, Vt.

2011 WINTER WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES FORMAT

The 2011 Winter World University Games will feature 12 teams divided into three pools - A, B and C - competing in a round-robin format. The United States will compete in Pool C alongside Kazakhstan, Slovakia and Spain. The Czech Republic, Japan, Russia and Turkey will comprise Pool A, while Belarus, Canada, Slovenia and South Korea will comprise Pool B. After the preliminary round, six teams will advance to the qualifying round and six teams will advance to the relegation round.

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Today is International Bandanna Day. (Linky Link)

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Comeback trail starts with the Bears.

Are Beavers already in must win mode?

James Rodgers to have knee surgery today.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming this coming Saturday, October 30th, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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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Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts on this date in 1636. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.

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Roughriders add defensive tackle.

Rod Pedersen's Rider Insider.

The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.

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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor on this date in 1886 by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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Ward: Taylor's most difficult return yet.

Esks turn to Zabransky for playoff fortunes.

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

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Former U.S. Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner is 61. (His face is 32.)

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The Mommy is the greatest!







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On tonight is the first of what promises to be many specials about the Chilean miners. Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story airs on Discovery.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, on this date in 1919. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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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 at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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PETA wants to help pay Lindsay Lohan's rehab bill. If Lohan goes vegan for the rest of her rehab stint, PETA will pay $10,000. She gets $10,000 more if she remains a vegan for a year afterward.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Witnesses of Game 1 of the World Series received a double surprise: The anticipated pitching duel between Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee turned into a slugfest. And the Giants landed more punches.

San Francisco took its initial step toward ending the franchise's 55-year championship drought by stunning Lee and the Texas Rangers with eight consecutive runs to cruise to an 11-7 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1922, Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism to Italy.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the #1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the #1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the #1 song for 11 weeks.

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the second time. He performed "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me." Sullivan presented Presley with a gold disc for "Love Me Tender."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" was released in Britain.

1968 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)."

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #2 in the U.S.

2005 - A new Tennessee license plate featuring Elvis was unveiled.

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Paper products company Kimberly-Clark said the first "tube free" toilet paper is coming. It'll first be in stores in the Northeast United States.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles made their first major stage appearance at the Liverpool Empire. The bill was headed by Little Richard, with Craig Douglas, Jet Harris, Kenny Lynch and Sounds Incorporated.

2003 - The DVD "Ed Sullivan Presents the Beatles" was released.

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A Colorado man shot himself in the left knee the other morning while sleepwalking. Sanford Rothman said he woke up to a "bang" around 2am and found he'd been shot. He doesn't recall what happened.

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Today in Sports History:

1961 - Construction began on Municipal (Shea) Stadium for the New York Mets.

1923 - Fats Henry kicked a 94-yard punt. It was the longest punt in NFL history.

1984 - The New York City Marathon was marred by its first fatality when a French runner who collapsed and died.

1993 - Ron Francis (Pittsburgh Penguins) became only the 38th player in NHL history to achieve 1,000 career points.

1994 - The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association announced an agreement for the formulation and implementation of the most comprehensive drug and alcohol policy in sports.

1996 - Members of the New York Yankees and their manager appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

1997 - The NBA announced that they had hired the first women to officiate a major-league all-male sport. The women were Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer.

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The next Batman film will be titled "The Dark Knight Rises".

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Coming up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 2 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT


Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Have a great Thursday, see y'all tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is October 27th, the 299th day of 2010. There are 66 days left in the year.

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Raymond's OT winner lifts Canucks past Avs.

Flames beat Oilers in SO.

Leafs knock off Panthers to end skid.

Balanced attack powers Flyers past Sabres.

Kovalev's pair helps Sens beat Coyotes.

Ryan gets pair as Ducks beat Stars.

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Charlie Sheen's rep said it was "allergic reaction" that had him acting all goofy -- while naked -- an NYC hotel early Tuesday morning. Uh huh.

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USHL update: Week #4.

Motte commits to Ferris State.

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It's National Potato Day and the executive director of the Washington (state) Potato Commission's about halfway through his pledge to eat nothing but potatoes for 60 days. His goal is to prove the spud is a good and healthy food, though he admits he should have stunted for only 30 days.

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin claims the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll after earning two victories over The Ohio State University last weekend. The Badgers accumulated 178 points and 10-of-19 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the first time this season.

Cornell University drops one spot to No. 2 with 175 points and eight first-place votes after twice defeating Robert Morris University. The University of Minnesota Duluth remains in the No. 3 spot with 147 points and one first-place vote, having defeated the University of Connecticut in a weekend series, while Mercyhurst College (143) remains at No. 4. Boston University (114) rounds out the top five, following wins over St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University.

This weekend will feature two top-10 match-ups, as No. 3 University of Minnesota Duluth hosts No. 6 University of Minnesota for a weekend series.

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 14 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 - #5
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 178 (10) 2 6-0-0 5
2 Cornell University, 175 (8) 1 2-0-0 5
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 147 (1) 3 5-1-0 5
4 Mercyhurst College, 143 4 5-1-0 5
5 Boston University, 114 5 6-1-0 5
6 University of Minnesota, 88 7 5-2-0 5
7 University of North Dakota, 76 6 5-3-0 4
8 Boston College, 62 8 5-0-1 5
9 Harvard University, 30 10 0-0-0 3
10 The Ohio State University, 20 9 4-2-0 3

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 5; Quinnipiac University, 4; University of New Hampshire, 2; Syracuse University, 1.

Art Berglund Selected to Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Longtime USA Hockey Adminstrator to Join Hall in April 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Art Berglund, who was recently inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2010, has been selected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

Berglund, along with fellow inductees Jason Elam, Keli McGregor, Bobby Unser, Larry Walker and Alfred Williams, will be formally enshrined at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet on Tues., April 12, 2011, at the Denver Marriott City Center. For ticket information, visit ColoradoSports.org or call 720-258-3535.

Berglund's career in international ice hockey spans portions of five decades, during which time he managed or served on the administrative staff of more than 30 U.S. teams in a variety of tournaments worldwide.

In addition to his work as USA Hockey's director of national teams and international activities for 11 years, as well as the organization's senior director of international administration for nine years, Berglund previously managed the Broadmoor World Arena and worked as a National Hockey League scout. Among his many international assignments, Berglund served as the general manager of nine U.S. Men's National Teams and eight U.S. National Junior Teams, and was involved with six U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Teams.

He received the NHL's prestigious Lester Patrick Award in 1992 and was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2008 and the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

For a more detailed biography, click here.

NOTES: Colorado Sports Hall of Fame inductees are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments and leadership in sports and athletic endeavors in the state of Colorado ... The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1964. For more information, visit the Hall's official web site at ColoradoSports.org or official Facebook page at Facebook.com/COSportsHoF … The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum, located at INVESCO Field at Mile High in downtown Denver, was opened in 2001. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit ColoradoSports.org/TheMuseum or call 720-258-3888.

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Researchers in Japan have developed an ink-jet printer that can embed paper with particular smells -- no scratch-n-sniff necessary.

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Jacquizz Rodgers makes promise to play better football.

Oregon State midseason report cards: What grades do they get?

A look at the new Pac-12 alignment.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming this coming Saturday, October 30th, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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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PC World says the best tech product of 2010 is Google's Android 2.2 software, which is powering millions of smartphones.

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The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.

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Alex Sink, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, received a text message during a debate. (Which wouldn't be such a big deal if it hadn't been from Brett Favre.)

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Trestman rallies the troops in Montreal.

Beasts get better: Larry Taylor rejoins Als.

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

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Today is Cranky Co-workers Day.

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I can't help it if I'm cute.





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Today is Navy Day.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America on this date in 1659.

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2010 World Series

Game 1, Wednesday, October 27th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 2, Thursday, October 28th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City on this day in 1858. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy recited the formula for success against the Rangers in the World Series. It sounded a lot like the blueprint for winning any other game against any other team.

"We have to pitch the ball and catch it and find a way to get a hit," Bochy said during the Giants' workout Monday night at AT&T Park. "We'll keep it simple here."

Some might accuse Bochy of oversimplification. But that could be the best approach for the Giants against the American League champions, who are mostly unfamiliar to them and will remain so until the Fall Classic begins here Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.

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The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000 on this date in 1878. The robbery was credited to George "Western" Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Hound Dog" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's video "IDIOT" made it's world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

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Fred Waller received a patent for water skis on this date in 1925.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced on this date in 1954. They had been married on January 14, 1954.

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Today in Sports History:

1985 - Anthony Carter began a National Football League (NFL) streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions.

1995 - The contract that finalized the Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore was signed in secret.

1996 - Bud Adams, owner of the Houston Oilers, announced that he would allow his team to play one final season in Houston before moving the team to Nashville, TN.

1996 - Irving Fryer (Philadelphia Eagles) became the 15th player in NFL history to catch 600 passes in a career.

1961 - The American Basketball League began play.

1973 - The New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers for the first time.

2002 - The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series. They beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the series.

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On this date in 1997, The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points. The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 1 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Thursday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 2 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT


Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Have a great Wednesday, see y'all tomorrow.

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In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



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