Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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


Today is January 11th, the 11th day of 2011. There are 354 days left in the year.





Late rally allows Bruins to stun Pens.

Pyatt's goal leads Coyotes past Blues.

Duchene nets pair as Avs edge Wings.

Leafs beat L.A. for fourth straight road win.


Today's Birthdays: Actor Felix Silla (Cousin Itt on The Addams Family) is 74; saxophonist Clarence Clemons (E Street Band) is 69; golfer Ben Crenshaw is 59; singer Mary J. Blige is 40; actress Amanda Peet (Gulliver's Travels, The Whole Ten Yards) is 39.


Green Bay beats Riders in shootout again.

Force in a minute -- #4 Brandon Carlson. (Video)

From figure skater to Des Moine Buccaneer. (Video)

Gamblers' Kessel shows no signs of slowing.

Move to defense helps Lancers' Marshall grow.

Gibson tops CSS mid-season goalie rankings.

CSS rankings list 49 USHL players.


Didja notice? Today is 1-11-11.


Yale University Retains No. 1 Ranking in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Yale University retains the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after defeating Dartmouth College and Harvard University last weekend. The Bulldogs, who boast a 14-1-0 record, collected 509 points and 33 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the fifth week in a row.

The University of North Dakota sits at No. 2 with 469 points and one first-place vote after twice defeating Robert Morris University, while Boston College (434) claims the No. 3 spot following wins over Providence College. The University of New Hampshire (406) is No. 4 after victories over the University of Massachusetts and University of Massachusetts Lowell, while the University of Minnesota Duluth (380) rounds out the top five after twice defeating Clarkson University in a weekend series.

Merrimack College makes its 2010-11 poll debut at No. 15 following a win over then-No. 11 University of Maine.

This weekend's top-15 match-ups feature No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth hosting No. 11 University of Wisconsin in a weekend series, and No. 3 Boston College visiting No. 14 University of Maine.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East boasts four ranked programs, and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have 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 - #14
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 Yale University, 509 (33) 1 14-1-0 14
2 University of North Dakota, 469 (1) 2 16-5-2 14
3 Boston College, 434 3 15-5-0 14
4 University of New Hampshire, 406 4 12-3-4 14
5 University of Minnesota Duluth, 380 5 14-4-3 14
6 University of Denver, 350 6 13-5-4 14
7 University of Michigan, 270 7 13-6-4 14
8 University of Notre Dame, 264 12 14-7-3 11
9 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 186 9 12-5-3 6
10 University of Nebraska Omaha, 168 10 12-7-1 12
11 University of Wisconsin, 162 13 14-7-3 9
12 Miami University, 124 8 11-8-3 14
13 Union College, 101 14 13-6-3 11
14 University of Maine, 99 11 9-6-4 14
15 Merrimack College, 83 NR 10-4-4 14

Others receiving votes: Boston University, 53; Western Michigan University, 10; Colorado College, 8; The Ohio State University, 3; Dartmouth College, 1.


The BCS title game was tonight in Phoenix. Auburn gave up a touchdown and a two-point conversion, then drove the field for the winning kick as time expired, winning over Oregon 22-19. Kind of a sloppy game at times, but the finish was fun to watch.


Prechae Rodriguez signs with Als.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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


Today is Milk Day.


Jimmy on the couch with Smoke and Snoopy.


Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

Sat Jan 15th 4:30pm Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sat Jan 15th 8:00pm Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sun Jan 16th 1:00pm Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Sun Jan 16th 4:30pm New York Jets at New England Patriots


Michael Douglas says his tumor is gone and that he may have beaten throat cancer. (Now, there's some good news to report!)


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis completed his first recording session as an RCA Victor artist.


ABC is partnering with Salma Hayek to develop a miniseries based on the book Wicked, which has also been a long-running Broadway show.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 -The Beatles made their first national TV appearance in the U.K. They performed the song "Please Please Me" on the show "Thank Your Lucky Stars."

2002 - George Harrison's widow Olivia filed a lawsuit to bar Carl Roles from selling the former Beatle's memorabilia. Carl Roles was accused of stealing items from Harrison's Los Angeles home in the 1970's and attempting to sell them the day after Harrison's death.


One of the biggest tech stories of the year is coming early, as it's expected that Verizon will announce today (Tuesday) that it will soon begin selling the iPhone.


Today in Sports History:

1953 - J. Edgar Hoover declined a six-figure offer to be the president of the International Boxing Club.

1970 - Billy Casper became the second golfer in history to top the $1-million mark in career earnings when he won the Los Angeles Open golf tournament.

1973 - Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis.

1976 - Dorthy Hamill won her third consecutive national figure skating championship.

1976 - The Soviet Olympic team walked off the ice in protest to the rough tactics of the Philadelphia Flyers.

1995 - NHL owners and Players ended a 103 day lockout. It was announced that the regular season would be reduced to 48 games and would start January 20.

2002 - Muhammad Ali received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 - It was announced that David Beckham had signed a five-year $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

2010 - Mark McGwire admitted that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. The timeframe including the 1998 season when he broke the then single-season home run record.


A 70-year-old grandmother from Venice, Florida, has discovered what appears to be the world's first orange alligator. Sylvia Mythen She was returning from work on Thursday when she drove by the gator and had to back up for a double-take. Luckily, Sylvia wasn't frightened enough to miss out on a great photo opportunity.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs East Coast Eagles 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you again tomorrow.    

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