Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is November 30th, the 334th day of 2010. There are 31 days left in the year.

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Pens beat Rangers for seventh straight win.

Stars alone in first with win over Canes.

Gerber's 22 saves leads Oilers past Sens.

Kiprusoff comes up big in Flames' win over Wild.

Hiller, Ducks send Kings to fourth straight loss.

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The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris on this date in 1782, ending the Revolutionary War.

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Lumberjacks wrap up season-long homestand with loss to Youngstown.

Grimaldi doesn't let small stature stand in his way.

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Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France on this date in 1803.

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U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster to Be Announced Dec. 7 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Players to Attend Pre-Tournament Camp in New York Prior to 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The preliminary roster for the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team will be unveiled Dec. 7 at a press conference at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., USA Hockey announced today. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EST.

The roster will include approximately 28 players who will gather Dec. 16 in Albany, N.Y., for a training camp in preparation for the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jim Johannson, U.S. National Junior Team general manager and USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations, will be on hand in Buffalo for the press conference, while Team USA Head Coach Keith Allain will be available via teleconference. The announcement will be streamed live at USAHockey.com.

The final 22-player U.S. roster for the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship will be announced exclusively on USAHockey.com prior to Team USA's pre-tournament game against Norway on Dec. 23.

Following the announcement, Johannson will be the featured speaker at the Buffalo Sabres Power Play Luncheon at HSBC Arena (Dec. 7, 12 p.m.). For ticket information, click here or call (716) 855-4444

NOTES: The U.S. will be defending its 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal, having defeated Canada, 6-5 in overtime, to claim the title last year in Saskatoon, Sask. For a full tournament schedule and ticket information, visit BuffaloWorldJuniors.com ... Team USA's training camp will take place in Albany, Troy, Rochester and Jamestown, N.Y., Dec. 16-23, and will include pre-tournament games against Rensselaer's men's ice hockey team (Dec. 19), the Czech Republic (Dec. 21) and Norway (Dec. 23). For game times and ticket information on these games, click here ... Keith Allain, head men's ice hockey coach at Yale University, will be assisted by Mark Osiecki, head men's ice hockey coach at The Ohio State University; Phil Housley, head boys' ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) high school; and Joe Exter, goaltending coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ... Jim Johannson is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, Tim Taylor, former U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team head coach and longtime Yale University men's ice hockey team head coach, is also serving his second straight year as Team USA's director of player personnel ... From July 30 - Aug. 7, 44 of the top U.S. under-20 players took part in USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. For the full roster and camp coverage, click here.

2011 IIHF World Junior Championship
Team USA Schedule

Date Opponent Time* City Arena (Tickets Link)
Dec. 19 RPI# 4:00 p.m. Troy, N.Y. Houston Field House
Dec. 21 Czech Republic# 7:00 p.m. Rochester, N.Y. The Sports Centre at MCC
Dec. 23 Norway# 7:30 p.m. Jamestown, N.Y. Savings Bank Arena
Dec. 26 Finland 8:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Dec. 28 Slovakia 8:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Dec. 30 Germany 7:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Dec. 31 Switzerland 8:00 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Jan. 2 Quarterfinals^ 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Jan. 3 Semifinals^ 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Jan. 5 Bronze-Medal Game^ 3:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena
Gold-Medal Game^ 7:30 p.m. Buffalo, N.Y. HSBC Arena

*all times EST
#pre-tournament game
^if qualified

University of Minnesota Duluth Unanimous No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Minnesota Duluth is the unanimous No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. The idle Bulldogs collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the third week in a row.

Yale University advances one place to No. 2 with 454 points following a win over Sacred Heart University last week, while Boston University sits in the No. 3 spot with 448 points after earning a tie against Brown University. The idle University of Nebraska Omaha (405) remains at No. 4, while the University of New Hampshire (368) rounds out the top five after defeating Merrimack College and tying Brown University.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 15 with wins over the University of Connecticut and Bowling Green State University.

This weekend features eight top-15 match-ups, including weekend series' between No. 1 University of Minnesota Duluth and No. 10 University of Denver; No. 3 Boston University and No. 8 Boston College; and No. 6 Miami University and No. 12 University of Notre Dame. Meanwhile, No. 2 Yale University will host No. 13 Union College and No. 15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East each boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey has three ... A total of 20 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 - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Minnesota Duluth, 510 (34) 1 11-1-2 9
2 Yale University, 454 3 8-1-0 9
3 Boston University, 448 2 7-1-5 9
4 University of Nebraska Omaha, 405 4 9-2-1 7
5 University of New Hampshire, 368 6 7-2-4 9
6 Miami University, 325 5 9-4-3 9
7 University of North Dakota, 299 10 9-5-2 9
8 Boston College, 256 7 9-5-0 9
9 University of Maine, 233 9 6-3-3 9
10 University of Denver, 195 13 10-4-2 9
11 University of Michigan, 194 8 8-4-4 9
12 University of Notre Dame, 132 11 9-4-2 6
13 Union College, 126 12 7-2-3 6
14 University of Alaska, 70 14 8-5-3 8
15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 20 NR 7-3-3 1

Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 17; Merrimack College, 13; University of Minnesota, 13; Dartmouth College, 1; Robert Morris University, 1.

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Jimmy likes the rocking chair.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this date in 1835. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.

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The Beavers have one last chance to become bowl eligible this coming Saturday, when they host the Oregon Ducks. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST, with the listen link for the game onn 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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London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire on this date in 1936. The structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.

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Lang's look back: Alouettes won fair and square.

Pedersen: Riders have come a long way.

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

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I doubt many wives will be buying this for their guy for Christmas but if your man is really hard to buy for, consider every issue of Playboy magazine from 1953 to 2010 in digital format on an external hard drive. That's 650 issues.

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Pittsburgh Steelers 19 at Buffalo Bills 16

At New York Giants 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

At Chicago Bears 31, Philadelphia Eagles 26

At Atlanta Falcons 20, Green Bay Packers 17

At Baltimore Ravens 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10

At Houston Texans 20, Tennessee Titans 0

Minnesota Vikings 17 at Washington Redskins 13

At Cleveland Browns 24, Carolina Panthers 23

Kansas City Chiefs 42 at Seattle Seahawks 24

Miami Dolphins 33 at Oakland Raiders 17

St. Louis Rams 36 at Denver Broncos 33

San Diego Chargers 36 at Indianapolis Colts 14

San Francisco 49ers 27 at Arizona Cardinals 6

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Thousands are expected in Rockefeller Center tonight (Tuesday) to see the lighting of The World's Most Famous Christmas Tree. This year's tree is a 12-ton, 74-foot tall Norway spruce. NBC will have coverage.

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Today in Elvis History:

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

1993 - The Elvis Presley album "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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The head of the Washington State Potato Commission is done with his 60-day potatoes-only diet. Chris Voigt said he lost about 17 pounds and ate about 1,200 potatoes.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles performed at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1972 - Wings released their single "Hi, Hi, Hi." The BBC banned the record because it declared that the lyrics were "unsuitable" for broadcast.

1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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The Association for Pet Obesity says there's an epidemic of overweight pets in America. (Not enough time running around in the backyard and too much time spent on the couch watching Animal Planet.)

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1993 - The NFL awarded the league's 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1996 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored his 25,000th NBA career point. He was only the 10th player to reach the mark.

2005 - The Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

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On this date in 1931, Irma Rombauer self-published the groundbreaking Joy of Cooking. The first commercial edition of the cookbook appeared in 1936.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels at Palm Beach 6:00pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades at Palm Beach 11:10am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 4:15pm EST

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Morning Meissnervations




It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 29th, the 333rd day of 2010. There are 32 days left in the year.

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Caps beat Canes in shootout.

Byfuglien leads Thrashers to fifth straight win.

Wings complate home-and-home sweep of Blue Jackets.

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According to Consumer Reports, 17% of all Americans will shop online today -- "Cyber Monday".

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Green Bay holds Stampede attack.

Offensive outburst continues in four goal Fargo win.

Musketeers drop fifth straight.

Black Hawks fall in shootout to RoughRiders.

Lumberjacks continue to upgrade off-ice product.

Stampede honor special woman.

Alumni voices: Jake and Dean Chelios.

Force hand Lincoln a loss.

Green Bay slips away with shootout win over Force.

Hockey reading program a slap shot success for second graders.

Fritsche, Nagy lead Phantoms past Steel.

Storm ends shootout hex in win over Stampede.

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Another survey revealed that just under half of Americans with access to a computer at work expect to at least check out some online bargains today (Monday).

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Jimmy watches World World.





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A company (Vaisala) that detects and tracks lightning has just released a map showing all of the lightning strikes on Earth from May through October of this year. Care to guess how many times Mother Nature sent a bolt of white-hot light down to our little spinning globe? If you said nearly 310 million you were right.

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The Beavers have one last chance to become bowl eligible this coming Saturday, when they host the Oregon Ducks. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST, with the listen link for the game onn 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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Investigators in Pittsburgh say a woman was locked out of her house and couldn't get in, so she intentionally set her rear awning on fire and called 911.

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The dream is denied.

Shologan named Most Valuble Canadian.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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Ten Years Ago in England, things were almost cat-strophic when two-year-old Laura Jones threw Simba in the wash machine to clean off its muddy paws. Young Jones reportedly threw the cat in on a 'pre-wash' with the family clothes and even remembered to add fabric softener. Simba was rescued when Laura's brother Ben walked in the room and saw what was happening.

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Cauz's MMQB: 98th Grey Cup edition.

Riders feel sting of second straight Grey Cup loss.

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

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New York cab drivers are getting a new, more relaxed dress code. (So don't be surprised if your cab fare starts coming with a side of chest hair.)

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Pittsburgh Steelers 19 at Buffalo Bills 16

At New York Giants 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

At Chicago Bears 31, Philadelphia Eagles 26

At Atlanta Falcons 20, Green Bay Packers 17

At Baltimore Ravens 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10

At Houston Texans 20, Tennessee Titans 0

Minnesota Vikings 17 at Washington Redskins 13

At Cleveland Browns 24, Carolina Panthers 23

Kansas City Chiefs 42 at Seattle Seahawks 24

Miami Dolphins 33 at Oakland Raiders 17

St. Louis Rams 36 at Denver Broncos 33

San Diego Chargers 36 at Indianapolis Colts 14

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

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On this date in 1864, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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On this date in 1929, the first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks.

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On this date in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.


1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963.

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide.

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes.

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Charges) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record.

1987 - Bob Froese (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal.

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass.

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games.

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.

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On this date in 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels at Palm Beach 6:00pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades at Palm Beach 11:10am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 4:15pm EST

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Late turnover seals deal as Montreal wins second straight Grey Cup










A stingy defense, and the only turnover of the game late in regulation combined to give the Montreal Alouettes a 21-18 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders and their second consecutive Grey Cup

The Als drove deep into Saskatchewan territory on their second possession of the night, where Avon Cobourne would run it in over right tackle for the first score of the game, capping a 4 play, 38 yard drive. Damon Duval added the convert with 9:21 remaining in the opening quarter, giving Montreal a 7-0 lead. On their very next possession, another drive deep into Roughrider territory stalled, and Duval would miss a 31 yard field goal wide right. The single would give the Alouettes an 8-0 lead with 4:06 left in the opening quarter. Saskatchewan would drive deep into Montreal territory, with a pass interference penalty on the final play of the opening period giving the Riders the ball at the 1. Wes Cates would dive over the left side for the major at the end of an 8 play, 75 yard drive with Warren Kean kicking the convert, cutting the deficit to 8-7 after 15 minutes time.

Saskatchewan's first possession of the second quarter featured a 40 yard pass-and-run hookup between Darian Durant and Cary Koch and ended when Kean kicked a 27 yard field goal with 12:07 to play in the second, giving Saskatchewan a 10-8 lead. Eddie Johnson would add a 48 yard punt single with 1:25 left in the half, giving the Riders an 11-8 lead, an advantage they would take to halftime.

The only points of the third quarter would come with 5:53 left as Duval would cap a 14 play, 83 yard drive that took 6:51 off the clock, by kicking a 22 yard field goal for the Alouettes, tying the game 11-11, the first tie after three periods since the 1972 Grey Cup, when Saskatchewan and Hamilton were tied 10-10.

Duval would give Montreal a 14-11 lead 1:17 into the fourth with a 42 yard field goal. Seven minutes later, Jamel Richardson would catch a 38 yard pass from Anthony Calvillo, giving the Als a first down at the Rider two, where Cobourne would punch it in on the next play. Duval's convert would put Montreal on top 21-11 with 7:46 remaining in regulation time. A short Duval punt from deep in his own end and a no yards penalty gave Saskatchewan the ball at the Alouette 32. After gaining 31 yards on a Durant to Andy Fantuz pass, Marc Parenteau on a tackle-eligible play caught his first CFL touchdown pass from Durant. With the Kean convert, the deficit was 3 at 21-18, with 3:28 left in regulation time. Duval would miss a 40 yard field goal inside of two minutes left, giving the Roughriders the ball, but most of the field to go. Durant, pulled himself away from a loss, but while attempting to throw the ball out of bounds was hit again, forcing the ball to float to the sideline, where Montreal's Billy Parker would intercept the ball at the Saskatchewan 36. The Als were able to run the clock out from there, winning their second consecutive Grey Cup, 21-18, becoming the first team since the '96-'97 Toronto Argonauts to win two straight years.

Anthony Calvillo led Montreal with 29-of-42 passing for 336 yards. Avon Cobourne rush for a pair of majors, Grey Cup MVP Jamel Richardson caught 8 balls for 109 yards and Damon Duval kicked 2 field goals, 2 converts and 1 single. Darian Durant was 18-of-31 passing for 215 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception for the Roughriders. Wes Cates rushed for a touchdown, Marc Parenteau caught a touchdown pass, Warren Kean kicked a field goal and 2 converts and Eddie Johnson had a punt single. The Alouettes outgained Saskatchewan on the night 435 yards to 298, had 24 first downs to 13, and had the only take-away of the game. The Riders sacked Calvillo 3 times while allowing Durant to be sacked just once, and Montreal was penalized 7 times for 90 yards, while Saskatchewan was flagged 8 times for 80 yards. The Alouettes also won the time of possession statistic by a wide margin, 36 minutes to 24.

It's Grey Cup Sunday




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

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Today is November 28th, the 332nd day of 2010. There are 33 days left in the year.

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Zajac's shootout goal gives Devils win over Flyers.

Crosby hat trick, 200th career goal, leads Pens past Flames.

Canadiens over Sabres.

Senators blank Toronto.

Panthers grab shootout win over Lightning.

Dallas beats St. Louis.

Rangers take shootout win over Nashville.

Ducks rally for win at Phoenix.

Avs bury Wild.

Sharks hang on to beat Oilers.

Hawks wrap up trip by beating Kings.

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1520 after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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Saturday's Boxscores:







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William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married on this date in 1582.

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Here's Jimmy with his Mommy, two years ago today.






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Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting on this date in 1922. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.

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STANFORD, CALIFORNIA - Andrew Luck was as good as advertised. So were his Stanford teammates.

And on a Saturday when Oregon State wasn't up to the challenge, it wasn't a pretty picture for Beaver Nation.

Luck threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-0 rout of the Beavers Saturday at Stanford Stadium.

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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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this date in 1925.

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The final dance.

Rider rosters set for 98th Grey Cup.

The Riders play Montreal in the 98th Grey Cup championship game tonight in Edmonton. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EST. Listen link for the game is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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On this date in 1934, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, IL.

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Grey's Anatomy: Positional breakdown for tonight's big game.

Bud Bowl: Steen wraps up 30 year officiating career.

98th Grey Cup Central.

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

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map out strategy concerning World War II on this date in 1943.

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 28 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 28 8:20 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

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On this date in 1953, New York City began 11 days without newspapers due to a strike of photoengravers.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley went to a matinee showing of "Love Me Tender."

1957 - Elvis Presley went to see Pat Boone's new movie "April Love."

1964 - Elvis Presley's song "Ask Me" hit #12 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" hit #11 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You" hit #9 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1963, President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released.


1979 - Ringo Starr's home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

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The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars on this date in 1964.

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Today in Sports History:


1929 - Ernie Nevers (Chicago Cardinals) set an NFL record when he scored 40 points in a game. He scored six touchdowns and kicked four extra points.

1948 - Dippy Evans (Chicago Bears) became the first NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a game.

1969 - The New York Knicks set an NBA record when they won their 18th consecutive game.

1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated.

1979 - Billy Smith (New York Islanders) became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. Smith was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage (Colorado Rockies) put it into his own net.

1982 - Ron Sutter began his NHL career as a Philadelphia Flyer. With his start a record was set when 5 brothers all played in the NHL. His brothers were Brian (St. Louis), Darryl (Chicago), Brent (Islanders) and Duane (Islanders). Ron's twin Rich signed with Pittsburgh a year later to make it six Sutters brothers in the league at one time.

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he would retire for the third and final time at the end of the NBA season.

2002 - The Dallas Mavericks lost their first game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. The Mavericks had won the first 14 games of the season.

2002 - LeAnne Rimes performed at the half time show at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins Thanksgiving Day game.

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Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain on this date in 1990.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens 4:15pm EST

CFL Football -- Grey Cup Championship Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes at Edmonton 6:30pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's Saturday




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

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Today is November 27th, the 331st day of 2010. There are 34 days left in the year.

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Hurricanes blank Bruins.

Islanders blank Devils, snap skid.

Washington blanks Tampa Bay.

Thrashers blank Habs to extend win streak.

Rangers blank Panthers.

Calgary beats Flyers in shootout.

Pittsburgh edges Ottawa.

Minnesota mashes Nashville.

Blackhawks top Ducks.

Wings beat Columbus, regain first.

Sabres best Maple Leafs.

Dallad edges St. Louis.

Canucks rout Sharks.

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Happy Birthday today to Japan's Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa. He's 326 years old.

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Thursday's Boxscores:




Friday's Boxscores:







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Anders Celsius is celebrating a birthday today. The inventor of the celsius thermometer, born in Sweden, is 309 years old.

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No better way to start a Saturday than with a donut!







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The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania on this date in 1779. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

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The Beavers hope to become bowl eligible tonight when they head to The Farm to play Stanford. Kickoff on the Beaver Sports Network is 7:30pm EST. Listen link is 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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The American Statistical Association was founded on this date in 1839.

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Andy Fantuz named Most Outstanding Canadian.

Riders homecoming.

Rider Nation receives Commissioner's Award.

The Riders play Montreal in the 98th Grey Cup championship game tomorrow in Edmonton. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EST. Listen link for the game is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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On this date in 1889, Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City. (No truth to the rumor that he waited in line at the local DMV for four hours before getting his permit.)

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Lang: 98th Grey Cup preview.

Landry: Getting into the spirit in Edmonton.

Alter: Team Serious vs. Team Avengers.

98th Grey Cup Central.

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

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Hosea Richardson became the first black horse racing jockey to be licensed in Florida on this date in 1951.

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 28 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 28 8:20 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

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On this date in 1970, Pope Paul VI, while visiting the Philippenes, was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley achieved the rank of private first class in the U.S. Army.

1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "Fun In Acapulco" premiered nationally in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley double album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" hit #12 in the U.S.

1977 - The Meditation Gardens at Graceland were opened to the public.

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On this date in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1970 - George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."

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The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consulting role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.

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Today in Sports History:


1942 - Ben Hogan won his third straight Vardon Trophy.

1960 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th point.

1980 - Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.

1994 - Joe Montana (Kansas City Chiefs) became the 5th quarterback to surpass 40,000 yards passing.

2003 - Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings) earned his 700th career assist.

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French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were set free by the pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon on this date in 1987.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens 4:15pm EST

CFL Football -- Grey Cup Championship Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes at Edmonton 6:30pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Friday




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

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Today is November 26th, the 330th day of 2010. There are 35 days left in the year.

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Hall's late goal lifts Oilers to win over Avs.

Several surprises among first-quarter storylines.

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The second half of Buy Nothing Day is today.

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Gamblers feast on Black Hawks.

Slap Shots for a soldier in Dubuque.

Black Hawks' Panzarella rough and ready.

Bailen not a typical rookie.

Hansen commits to Colorado College.

Win caps good trip for Lancers.

Lincoln Stars showing signs of a bright season.

Muskies drop third straight.

Matt Berry makes transition to USHL.

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On this date in 1716, the first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Jimmy gives thanks for a mud puddle to play in. Silly little guy.

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On this date in 1832, public streetcar service began in New York City.
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The Beavers hope to become bowl eligible tomorrow when they head to The Farm to play Stanford. Kickoff on the Beaver Sports Network is 7:30pm EST. Listen link is 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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On this date in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

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Morgan gets another chance at elusive ring.

Knowing what awaits.

Superstitious Premier tries to ensure win.

The Riders play Montreal in the 98th Grey Cup championship game this coming Sunday in Edmonton. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EST. Listen link for the game is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1st.

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Stars seem aligned for Als heading into Grey Cup.

Bud's final game: 1-on-1 with Bud Steen.

98th Grey Cup Central.

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

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On this date in 1965, France became the third country to enter space when it launched its first satellite, the Diamant-A.

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 28 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 28 8:20 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

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Rose Mary Woods told a federal court on this date in 1973, that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was President Nixon's personal secretary.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S. 

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On this date in 1983, a Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London's Heathrow Airport was robbed by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly $40 million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only two men have been convicted in the heist.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.

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On this date in 1985, the rights to Ronald Reagan's autobiography were acquired by Random House for $3,000,000.

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Today in Sports History:


1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. Teams included the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943.

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal.

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match.

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards.

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games that Stevens.

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On this date in 1992, the British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income. She also took her children off the public payroll.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 5:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens 4:15pm EST

CFL Football -- Grey Cup Championship Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes at Edmonton 6:30pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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