Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is March 29th, the 88th day of 2011. There are 277 days left in the year.

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Hossa's OT goal lifts Hawks past Wings.

Selanne's five-point night leads Ducks past Avs.

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Today's birthdays: Comedian/actor Eric Idle (Shrek the Third, Monty Python films) is 68; John Major, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is 68; NBA Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 66; comedian Amy Sedaris is 50; model Elle Macpherson is 48; actress Annabella Sciorra (The Sopranos) is 47; actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) is 43.


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Force fall on the road to Sioux Falls.

USHL power rankings.

Buccaneers suffer tough-luck loss.

Lumberjacks unveil new mascot.

Lancers forward Oddo commits to Ohio State.

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A guy in Pennsylvania faces various charges after he allegedly stuffed a bag of shrimp in his pants and tried to flee.

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of North Dakota, which last weekend defeated No. 15 Rensselaer and No. 7 University of Denver in the NCAA Midwest Regional, enters its 20th NCAA Men's Frozen Four as the No. 1 team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. North Dakota, which improved to 32-8-3 overall, collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the sixth week in a row.

The University of Michigan (462) advances four places to No. 2 after defeating No. 14 University of Nebraska Omaha and No. 11 Colorado College in the NCAA West Regional en route to its 24th Frozen Four berth. The University of Minnesota Duluth (418), which emerged from the NCAA East Regional with wins over No. 12 Union College and No. 6 Yale University and clinched its fourth trip to the Frozen Four, moves up nine spots to No. 3. The University of Notre Dame (394) secures the No. 4 spot after defeating No. 10 Merrimack College and No. 9 University of New Hampshire to win the NCAA Northeast Regional and advance to its second-ever Frozen Four. Boston College (378) rounds out the top five after falling to Colorado College in the NCAA West Regional semifinal.

The NCAA Men's Frozen Four begins on April 7 in St. Paul, Minn., with No. 1 North Dakota facing off against No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 Minnesota Duluth facing No. 4 Notre Dame. The winners of the two semifinal match-ups will play on April 9 for the NCAA championship.

NOTES: The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus before the last poll of the season is released on April 11 following the Frozen Four ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boasts four ranked programs and Hockey East and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 19 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 - #25
(first-place votes in parentheses)


Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2010-11 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of North Dakota, 510 (34)
1
32-8-3
25
2University of Michigan, 462
6
28-10-4
25
3University of Minnesota Duluth, 418
12
24-10-6
25
4University of Notre Dame, 394
9
25-13-5
22
5Boston College, 378
2
30-8-1
25
6Yale University, 330
3
28-7-1
25
7University of Denver, 302
5
25-12-5
25
8Miami University, 282
4
23-10-6
25
9University of New Hampshire, 230
11
22-11-6
25
10Merrimack College, 200
7
25-10-4
12
11Colorado College, 186
13
23-19-3
3
12Union College, 134
8
26-10-4
22
13Western Michigan University, 128
10
19-13-10
5
14University of Nebraska Omaha, 94
14
21-16-2
21
15Rensselaer, 16
15
20-13-5
15


Others receiving votes: Dartmouth College, 10; Boston University, 4; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1; United States Air Force Academy, 1.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns is working on a documentary about the Vietnam War. He's done docs on the Civil War and WWII.

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CFL.ca presents top-ten clutch plays of 2010.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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On DVD Today: Black Swan (Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis); Tangled (Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi); Mad Men: Season Four.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley's "Don't" hit #2 in the U.K.

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Always On My Mind."

1976 - In Memphis, Bruce Springsteen jumped a fence at Graceland in an attempt to see his idol, Elvis Presley.

2004 - The Vermont Teddy Bear Company released a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered from March 29-April 24, 2004, at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.

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Of the 5.9 million people in ESPN's NCAA Tournament bracket, just two predicted the Final Four correctly.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko was pregnant.

1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.

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 It appears all of my favorite movies are slowly being remade. First there was RoboCop, and now Child's Play. The first Child's Play came out in 1988.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The first NHL Stanley Cup Final between two U.S.-based teams took place. The Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers to get their first Stanley Cup title.

1970 - Tony Esposito (Chicago Black Hawks) recorded his 15th shutout. It was an NHL record for rookie goalies and the most shut outs in the modern era.

1973 - Bobby Clarke (Philadelphia Flyers) became the first NHL player from a post-'67 expansion team to score 100 points in a season.

1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.

1998 - Tennessee won the woman's college basketball championship over Louisiana. Tennessee had set an NCAA record with regular season record of 39-0.

1999 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,072nd professional goal (WHA and NHL combined) passing Gordie Howe who had scored 1,071.

2004 - Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) spoke to the media for the first time since Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) sucker-punched him during a game on March 9.

2004 - The NHL approved the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers from Time Warner.

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The French daredevil who calls himself "Spiderman" climbed the world's tallest building Monday -- the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

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

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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

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