Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Good day Sunshine, It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 30th, the 242nd day of 2011. There are 123 days left in the year.

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Langkow gets a chance to resurrect his career.

Chatting with Alex Ovechkin.

Shanahan prepares for role as NHL disciplinarian.

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Today's Birthdays: Businessman Warren Buffett is 81 ... Illustrator Robert Crumb is 68 ... Actress Peggy Lipton is 65 ... Comedian Lewis Black is 63 ... Actor Timothy Bottoms is 60 ... Actor Michael Chiklis is 48 ... Actress Cameron Diaz is 39 ... TV personality Lisa Ling is 38 ... Tennis player Andy Roddick is 29.

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U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Sweden, 2-0,
at 2011 Women's IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series


Molly Schaus Earns Third Straight Shutout

VIERUMAKI, Finland -- Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) made 29 saves to help lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 2-0 victory over Sweden in its fifth game of the International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series. With the win, the U.S. improved to 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament.

"I'm really proud of the way that our team battled today," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011-12 U.S. Women's National Team. "It was a hard-fought win, and they found a way to get the job done."

After a scoreless first period, Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) struck for her fourth power-play goal and eighth tally of the tournament at 3:33 of the second period. Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) scored 10 minutes later to extend the U.S. lead to two goals.

The U.S. held its 2-0 lead through the third period, as Schaus made 17 saves in the final frame to seal the victory and collect her third shutout of the tournament. Overall, Team USA outshot Sweden, 51-29, in the game.

The U.S. Women's National Team will next play Finland tomorrow (Aug. 31) at 11 a.m. EDT in its final game of the event here at Vierumäki Arena.

NOTES: Kacey Bellamy was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kelli Stack leads the team in scoring with 10 points (4-6) through five games ... Jenny Potter served as the alternate captain for the match-up against Sweden ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will continue to serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season. She will be assisted by Mark Hudak, women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College ... To follow the team in Finland, check out the blog.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 2 - 0 - 2
SWE 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

First Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: SWE, Nevalainen (high-sticking).

Second Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Knight (Duggan, Lamoureux-Kolls), 3:33 (pp); 2, USA, M. Lamoureux-Kolls (McMillen, Stack), 13:47. Penalties: SWE, Fallman (tripping), 2:27; SWE, Vikdahl (tripping), 4:55; USA, Boucher (holding), 8:26; USA, Coyne (body-checking), 19:56.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Pucci (hooking), 1:27; SWE, Olsson (holding the stick), 10:59; SWE, Vikdahl (body-checking), 19:04.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 19 22 10 51
SWE 6 6 17 29

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Schaus, 60:00 6-6 6-6 17-17 29-29
SWE, Martin, 60:00 19-19 22-20 10-10 51-49

Power Play: USA 1-5; SWE 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; SWE 5-10

Team USA 2011 IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Tournament Series Schedule
Vierumäki, Finland • Vierumäki Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)/Result Links
Wed., Aug. 24 Russia W, 12-0 Game Blog
Thurs., Aug. 25 Japan W, 13-0 Game Blog
Sat., Aug. 27 Switzerland W, 11-1 Game Blog
Sun., Aug. 28 Canada W, 4-0 Game Blog
Mon., Aug. 29 Canada* L, 3-4 (SO) Game Blog
Tues., Aug. 30 Sweden W, 2-0 Game Blog
Wed., Aug. 31 Finland 6 p.m./11 a.m. Game Blog
* exhibition

U.S. Women's National Team Falls in a Shootout to Canada, 4-3

Exhibition Game Took Part in Conjunction with IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series

VIERUMAKI, Finland -- The U.S. Women's National Team lost to Canada, 4-3 in a shootout, in an exhibition game that took place in conjunction with the International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series here today. The U.S. will resume tournament action tomorrow against Sweden, having thus far posted a perfect 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record at the event.

"It was a disappointing finish to a tough game overall," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Team. "We hope to bounce back with a lot more energy and jump against Sweden tomorrow."

Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored back-to-back goals 20 seconds apart to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the first period. Canada's Gillian Apps cut the lead in half at 2:41 before Jocelyne Larocque evened the score at 7:05 to send the teams into intermission tied, 2-2.

Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) scored a power-play goal at 13:54 of the middle frame to give the U.S. a one-goal lead. But two minutes later, Canada's Jayna Hefford tied the score once again.

A scoreless third period and extra frame sent both teams into a shootout. Despite a goal by Team USA's Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio), Canada connected on three of its shootout attempts to come away with the victory.

Team USA goalie Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) turned aside 31 shots in the loss, while Canada's Genevieve Lacasse made for 44 saves in the victory.

Team USA's game against Sweden, which will take place tomorrow (Aug. 30) at 8 a.m. EDT, will mark its fifth of six tournament games. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Julie Chu was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kelli Stack leads the team in scoring with nine points (4-5) through four games in the IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series ... Jenny Potter and Molly Engstrom served as alternate captains for the match-up against Canada ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will continue to serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season. She will be assisted by Mark Hudak, women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College ... To follow the team in Finland, check out the blog.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

CAN 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 4
USA 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 3

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Knight (unassisted), 1:35; 2, USA, Knight (Kessel), 1:55; 3, CAN, Apps (unassisted), 2:41; 4, CAN, Larocque (Apps), 7:05. Penalties: CAN, Deluce (tripping), 3:13; CAN, Irwin (hooking), 13:55; CAN, Apps (elbowing), 16:48.

Second Period - Scoring: 5, USA, Decker (Lamoureux-Kolls), 13:54 (pp); 6, CAN, Hefford (Agosta), 16:55. Penalties: USA, Engstrom (interference), 1:56; CAN, Apps (tripping), 2:35; CAN, Scanzano (body-checking), 12:54.

Third Period - Penalties: USA, Duggan (hooking), 7:45; CAN, Scanzano (too many men), 18:51.

Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (hooking), 3:00.

Shootout - CAN, Hefford (goal); USA, Decker (no goal); CAN, Ouellette (no goal); USA, Stack (goal); CAN, Agosta (no goal); USA, Knight (no goal); USA, Potter (no goal); CAN, Irwin (no goal); USA, Pucci (no goal), CAN, Hefford (goal); CAN, Wakefield (goal).

Shots by Period
1 2 3 OT SO Total
CAN 11 10 10 3 1 35
USA 13 16 15 3 0 47

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 OT SO Total
CAN, Lacasse, 63:05 11-11 16-15 15-15 3-3 0-0 45-44
CAN, Knox, 1:55 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0
USA, Vetter 65:00 11-9 10-9 10-10 3-3 1-0 35-31

Power Play: USA 1-6; CAN 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; CAN 6-12

Team USA 2011 IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Tournament Series Schedule
Vierumäki, Finland • Vierumäki Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)/Result Links
Wed., Aug. 24 Russia W, 12-0 Game Blog
Thurs., Aug. 25 Japan W, 13-0 Game Blog
Sat., Aug. 27 Switzerland W, 11-1 Game Blog
Sun., Aug. 28 Canada W, 4-0 Game Blog
Mon., Aug. 29 Canada* L, 3-4 (SO) Game Blog
Tues., Aug. 30 Sweden 3 p.m./8 a.m. Game Blog
Wed., Aug. 31 Finland 6 p.m./11 a.m. Game Blog
* exhibition


Fohr Named Assistant Coach at National Team Development Program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Nick Fohr has been named assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., it was announced today. Fohr will help guide the U.S. National Under-17 Team in the 2011-12 season.

“Nick is highly regarded and will be a terrific addition to our coaching staff,” said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations at the NTDP. "He brings the energy, commitment and experience needed to help our players reach their full potential."

Fohr most recently completed his second stint at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as director of hockey operations. He previously served in the same position from 2004-07 before working behind the bench as assistant coach for the Mavericks (2007-2010). Fohr also spent time at UNO as an undergraduate assistant coach in 2002-03.

Prior to his time with the Mavericks, Fohr was an undergraduate assistant coach at Miami University.

"Very few people get the opportunity to represent their country on such a large stage," said Fohr. "I'm extremely excited and look forward to getting started right away."

Fohr was a four-year letterwinner with UNO (1998-2002) and also played for two seasons with the United States Hockey League's Lincoln Stars (1996-98), where he earned a spot on the USHL All-Star Team in 1997-98.

Fohr replaces Chadd Cassidy, who left to become an assistant coach with the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans after five seasons at the NTDP.

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On this date in 1645, American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

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Pedersen: It's Miller time for Riders.

Miller leads Riders into Labour Day. (Video)

The Riders are back in action this coming Sunday, September 4th for the annual Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Riders, with Ken Miller back at the controls as the teams' Head Coach, look for a reversal of fortune after a disastrous 1-7 start, the worst mark in the CFL. Winnipeg, which went 4-14 last season, enter the game at 7-1, the best record in the league. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. The game can also be seen live in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is National Holistic Pet Day.

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Iannuzzi waiting for chance with Lions.

Higgins: Parker interception and more questions.

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 -- Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family; 90210: The Third Season
Cougar Town: The Complete Second Season; Desperate Housewives: The Complete Seventh Season; Detroit 1-8-7: The Complete First Season; House, M.D.: Season Seven; Sons of Anarchy: Season Three; Parenthood: Season 2.

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Beavers set to kickoff with Sacramento State Saturday.

BNO to offer live video of season opener.

Vote for Benny for Capital One National Mascot of the Year.

Visit the official Oregon State Beavers football website here.

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Here's the Top 15 Funniest Signs from Reader's Digest.

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Okay Mommy, I've covered mine eyes. Now you can pick out something good for me!

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National Toasted Marshmallow Day is today.

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TORONTO -- Johnny Damon hit two home runs and drove in three runs, but it was not enough for the Rays on Monday.

They were left to lament three other hard-hit balls that became double plays as the Blue Jays' dormant bats came alive for a 7-3 victory before 19,725 at Rogers Centre to prevent a Rays' sweep of the four-game series.

The Blue Jays have not been swept in a four-game series at home since the Red Sox did it May 31-June 3, 2003.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1682, William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants hitters sank to unprecedented depths Monday night, joined in their descent by an unusual companion: Tim Lincecum.

San Francisco's offense was more lifeless than ever, mustering a season-low two hits. Departing from the Cy Young Award-winning form that he had sustained lately, Lincecum surrendered a career-worst three home runs.

This mixture proved toxic for the Giants, whose World Series title defense appeared increasingly futile after a 7-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Read the rest here.

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Can National Guard trucks drive under water? A video on You Tube apparently shows a pair of National Guard trucks driving down the street in Manville, New Jersey, fully submerged in water -- with only their rooftops showing. At the end of the video, camo-uniformed guardsmen climb out the windows and onto the vehicles' roofs.

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Today in Elvis History:

1966 - Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.

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A Michigan man surely is asking himself why he ever dated this woman. He awoke one recent morning to find that his car was covered in peanut butter, dog food and maple syrup. The man's ex-girlfriend is suspected to be responsible.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was released.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down".

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On this date in 1984, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play.

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title.

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis.

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use.

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game.

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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 --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

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 --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

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

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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