Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's Sunday












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

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Today is August 21st, the 233rd day of 2011. There are 132 days left in the year.

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Nearly 1,000 turn out for Rick Rypien's funeral.

Scouts see '12 draft as rich with top d-men.

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A patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton on this date in 1841.

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U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Falls to Canada, 3-2,
at 2011 Women's Under-18 Series


Game Three of the Series is Set for Sunday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Despite a 25-18 shots-on-goal advantage, the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team dropped a 3-2 decision to Canada tonight in the second of three games between the two countries at the 2011 Women's Under-18 Series in Rockland, Ont. Team USA won the opening game of the series on Thursday (Aug. 18) by a 3-2 count.

"I thought we played very well," said Heather Linstad, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team. "It was a terrific hockey game between two very good teams. On the game-winner, they caught us on a little bit of a breakdown and unfortunately, that's going to happen at times."

After a scoreless first period, Canada opened a 1-0 lead 3:04 into the second frame. But a pair of goals in the final six minutes of the period gave Team USA a 2-1 advantage after 40 minutes. Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) found the back of the net to gain the first U.S. marker at 14:29, with help from Haley Skarupa (Rockville, Md.) and Mary Anne Kennedy-Menefee (Lansing, Mich.), before Anne Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif.) put the U.S. in the lead with a power-play goal at 18:22.

Canada, however, rallied to even the game 1:17 into the third stanza, before Nicole Connery potted the game-winner with just 1:15 left in regulation.

U.S. netminder Megan Miller (Long Grove, Ill.) made 15 saves in the game.

The teams play the third and final game of the series Sunday (Aug. 21) at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ont.

NOTES: The Women's Under-18 Series is in its fifth year ... Anne Pankowski has recorded two goals and one assist in the series to lead Team USA ... The U.S. roster includes 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 11 states, with Minnesota's six representatives leading the group ... Alex Carpenter is the daughter of U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer and Stanley Cup champion Bobby Carpenter ... Sydney Daniels is the daughter of NHL Central Scout Scott Daniels, who played six seasons in the NHL ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Heather Linstad, head women's ice hockey coach at the University of Connecticut, is serving as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team for the 2011-12 season. She is assisted by Hilary Witt, assistant women's ice hockey coach at Northeastern University, and Joel Johnson, assistant women's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota ... The U.S. roster was selected during the USA Hockey Women's National Festival in Blaine, Minn.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 2 - 0 - 2
CAN 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

First Period - Penalties: USA, LaShomb (elbowing), 12:58; CAN, Ambrose (body-checking), 19:52.

Second Period - Scoring: 1, CAN, Ambrose (Mercer, Stacey), 3:04; 2, USA, Carpenter (Skarupa, Kennedy-Menefee), 14:29; 3, USA, Pankowski (Burke), pp, 18:22. Penalties: USA, Mastel (boarding), 9:31; CAN, Chull (cross-checking), 18:17.

Third Period - Scoring: 4, CAN, Kohler (Sowchuk), 1:17; 5, CAN, Connery (Krause), 18:45. Penalties: CAN, Roesler (holding), 13:35; CAN, Kohler (elbowing), 16:13; CAN, Krzyzanluk (roughing), 18:32; USA, Kennedy-Menefee (holding), 18:32.

Power Play: USA 1-4; CAN 0-2
Penalties: USA 3-6; CAN 5-10

2011 Women's Under-18 Series Schedule
Canadian International Hockey Academy• Rockland, Ont.

Date Opponent Time (EDT)
Thurs., Aug. 18 Canada W, 3-2
Fri., Aug. 19 Canada L, 2-3
Sun., Aug. 21 Canada 10:00 a.m.

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The adding machine was patented by William Burroughs on this date in 1888.

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Video: Marshall says Riders took easy way out.

Storify: Reaction on Twitter to firing of Riders' head coach Greg Marshall.

Nye: Plenty of blame to go around in Riderville.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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On this date in 1912, Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

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Ticats spread goodwill on East Coast.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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In Kalamazoo, Michigan on this date in 1923, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner.

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Climb, Jimmy, climb.

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Japan evacuated the Aleutian island of Kiska on this date in 1943. Kiska had been the last North American foothold held by the Japanese.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Tampa Bay continued to roll Saturday night, taking a 8-0 win over the Mariners at Tropicana Field.

By winning, the Rays extended their winning streak to four games while moving to 68-56 on the season.

Jeremy Hellickson started for the Rays and delivered a quality start while winning his 11th game of the season.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1945, U.S. President Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped about $50 billion in aid to America's Allies during World War II.

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HOUSTON -- The Giants ended their scoreless-innings streak at 21, but that achievement was obscured Saturday night by the Houston Astros' four-run outburst in the third inning that carried them to a 7-5 victory.

Striving to keep pace with first-place Arizona in the National League West, the Giants fell to 3-6 on their three-city trip and have lost 16 of their last 22 games.

Read the rest here.

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Hawaii became the 50th state on this date in 1959. U.S. President Eisenhower also issued the order for the 50 star flag.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - In Gladewater, TX, Elvis Presley performed his first show outside Tennessee.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "I'm Leavin'" hit #36 in the U.S.

1971 - Elvis Presley's reissued single of "Heartbreak Hotel" hit #10 in the U.K.

1976 - It was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

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On this date in 1984, Clint Eastwood was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - In Cincinnati, OH, Lou Rawls opened for the Beatles.

1982 - Paul McCartney's single "Take It Away" hit #15 in the U.K.

1982 - Paul McCartney's single "Take It Away" hit #10 in the U.S.

1998 - In London, Ringo Starr performed solo at Shepherd's Bush Empire.

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A U.S. Marine was convicted of spying for the first time on this date in 1987. Sergeant Clayton Lonetree was giving secrets to the KGB while working as a guard at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. He served eight years in a military prison.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The Chicago Cardinals traveled out of town for training camp. They were the first professional football team to do this.

1971 - Laura Baugh, at the age of 16, won the United State's Women's Amateur Golf tournament. She was the youngest winner in the history of the tournament.

1984 - Victoria Roche, a reserve outfielder, became the first girl to ever compete in a Little League World Series game.

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 725th career homerun.

2009 - The Dallas Cowboys played their first game at their new stadium in Arlington, TX. During the preseason game, against the Tennessee Titans, the Titans' kicker hit the scoreboard hanging in the center of the stadium.

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On this date in 1989, Voyager 2, a U.S. space probe, got close to the Neptune moon called Triton.

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MONTREAL -- Four years ago, Marcos Ambrose came all the way from Australia. Saturday morning, he came all the way from Michigan where he is competing in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend. Then, in the afternoon, on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Ambrose came all the way from the back of the pack to finally win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 in the Nationwide Series.

"It has been a heck of a day that started with the Cup practice in Michigan this morning, a helicopter ride, a plane ride here, another helicopter ride, then a boat ride to finally jump in another race car to come in and finally win this race," said Ambrose, who had led the most laps in the first four races at Montreal but did not have a win to show for it.

Read the rest here.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  2:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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