Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's Wednesday













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

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Today is March 16th, the 75th day of 2011. There are 290 days left in the year.

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Devils rally to beat Thrashers.

Gaborik tallies pair as Rangers beat Islanders.

Bruins top Jackets in shootout.

Johansson nets pair as Capitals win ninth straight.

Ward makes 40 saves as 'Canes blank Sabres.

Penguins polish off Senators.

Carter keeps Flyers atop East with win at Florida.

Kings beat Predators to complete perfect trip.

Sharks rally to beat Stars.

Coyotes slip past Flames.

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Today's Birthdays: Jerry Lewis is 85; game show host Chuck Woolery is 70; actor Erik Estrada (CHiPS) is 62; rapper/TV personality Flavor Flav is 52; actress Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Evan Almighty, Gilmore Girls) is 44.

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Waterloo Black Hawks facilities expansion complete.

USHL Update: Week #24.

Youngstown Phantoms: Week #24.

USHL power rankings.

Stampede weekly update.

3 goals in 48 seconds bury Storm.

Minnesota at heart of many memories for Okposo.

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It's National Artichoke Hearts Day.

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



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin, which defeated then-No. 7 University of Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinals last weekend, enters the Women's Frozen Four as the unanimous No. 1 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll. The Badgers, who claim the top spot for the 11th week in a row, accumulated 190 points and all 19 first-place votes.

Cornell University (171) remains at No. 2 following a win over No. 8 Dartmouth College in the NCAA tournament, while Boston University (140) earns the No. 3 spot after defeating then-No. 5 Mercyhurst College to advance to its first-ever Women's Frozen Four. Boston College (136), which topped then-No. 3 University of Minnesota for the first time in school history, climbs to No. 4.

The NCAA Women's Frozen Four takes place this weekend at Tullio Arena in Erie, Pa., with No. 1 University of Wisconsin facing off against No. 4 Boston College and No. 2 Cornell University facing No. 3 Boston University on Friday (March 18). The winners of the semifinal match-ups will compete on Sunday (March 20) for the NCAA championship.

NOTES: The 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey, will be awarded for the 14th time at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. on Saturday (March 19). The three finalists include Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Mercyhurst College), Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass./Univ. of Wisconsin) and Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio/Boston College). Visit PattyKaz.com for more information ... The WCHA leads all conferences in this week's poll with four ranked programs, while Hockey East boasts three, ECAC Hockey has two ranked teams and CHA has one ... A total of 11 teams received votes ... The final USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll of the 2010-11 season will be released on Tuesday, March 22, following the NCAA Women's Frozen Four.

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 - #23
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 190 (19) 1 35-2-2 23
2 Cornell University, 171 2 31-2-1 23
3 Boston University, 140 4 26-6-4 23
4 Boston College, 136 6 24-6-6 23
5 University of Minnesota Duluth, 114 7 22-9-3 23
6 Mercyhurst College, 98 5 29-6-0 23
7 University of Minnesota, 82 3 26-10-2 22
8 Dartmouth College, 45 8 22-12-0 7
9 University of North Dakota, 38 9 20-13-3 23
10 Providence College, 28 10 22-12-1 13

Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 3.

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Hugo Chavez denounced on TV the fact that tens of thousands of women in his country get breast enlargements every year. He called it "monstrous." (Apparently, he feels that in Venezuela there's only room for one big boob.)

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Superman signs extension with Lions.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Is it time for Bubble Guppies yet Daddy?


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Charlie Sheen is bringing his live show to more cities. Tickets go on sale Thursday for performances in Ohio, Connecticut, Boston and New York City. Sheen's shows in Detroit and Chicago on April 2 and 3 sold out quickly.

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Today in Elvis History:

1963 - Elvis Presley's "One Broken Heart For Sale" hit #11 in the U.S.

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The world has a new noodle record. A 5,590-foot noodle took 25 minutes to make in China, with thousands of chefs helping to make the noodle that set the record. The old record was held by chefs in Italy.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."

1964 - Ringo Starr was elected vice president of the Leeds University Law Society in England.

1970 - The Beatles released "Let It Be."

1990 - The 2-Disc John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City/Live Jam" was released. It was an original live recording reissued.

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A Georgia man accused of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it allegedly told police the drug was "how I make my money."

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Today in Sports History:

1900 - Ban Johnson, after presiding over a meeting of baseball owners, announced that the new American League would begin play in April with teams in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

1964 - Paul Hornung and Alex Karras were reinstated to the NFL after an 11-month suspension for betting on football games.

1991 - The U.S. won all three medals in the world figure skating championship. Kristi Yamaguchi won the championship, Tonya Harding finished second, and Nancy Kerrigan was third.

1996 - Mike Tyson won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship with a technical knockout of Frank Bruno in the third round.

2000 - WRAL-TV Digital broadcast offered viewers the first opportunity to watch any one of the games played during the NCAA basketball tournament. WRAL broadcast four separate channels with each carrying a different game.

2002 - Brittanie Cecil was hit by a puck while watching a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames at Nationwide Arena. The 13-year-old died two days later from a rare injury caused when her head snapped back.

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American Idol tonight. The Top 12 perform for America's votes. Tonight's theme is songs from the years of their birth.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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