Monday, September 26, 2011

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

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Today is September 27th, the 270th day of 2011. There are 95 days left in the year.

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Wisniewski suspended for remainder of preseason, eight regular season games.

Flyers, Rangers to meet in Winter Classic on January 2nd.

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Today's Birthday's: Meat Loaf is 64 ... Singer-actor-director Shaun Cassidy is 53 ... Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 39 ... Singer Avril Lavigne is 27.

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Miami University Selected as Preseason No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineMen's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #1 (Preseason)
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
2010-11
Final Rank
2010-11 Record
1Miami University, 453 (15)
8
23-10-6
2University of Notre Dame, 427 (4)
4
25-14-5
3University of North Dakota, 373 (3)
3
32-9-3
4University of Denver, 366
7
25-12-5
5Boston College, 364 (1)
5
30-8-1
6Boston University, 343 (3)
NR
19-12-8
7Colorado College, 316
11
23-19-3
8Yale University, 277 (2)
6
28-7-1
9University of Michigan, 262
2
29-11-4
10University of Minnesota Duluth, 232 (6)
1
26-10-6
11Union College, 151
12
26-10-4
12University of New Hampshire, 124
9
22-11-6
13Western Michigan University, 116
13
19-13-10
14University of Nebraska Omaha, 89
14
21-16-2
15University of Maine, 64
NR
17-12-5
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota, 29; Merrimack College, 19; University of Wisconsin, 17; Cornell University, 15; University of Alaska, 8; Dartmouth College, 8; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8; Rochester Institute of Technology, 6; United States Air Force Academy, 5; Ohio State University, 3; College of the Holy Cross, 1; Lake Superior State University, 1; Quinnipiac University, 1; St. Cloud State University, 1.
NOTES: The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus before returning Oct. 10 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams. The Hockey East Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boast four ranked programs. ... A total of 29 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th 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.

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Today is the start of Remember to Register to Vote Week.

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Ouch!!

The Roughriders travel to Calgary next Saturday, October 1st for a showdown with the Stampeders. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri have the call on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, beginning at 4:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network and ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day.

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Playoffs weel within reach for surging Lions.

Big plays lead to big win for Boatmen.

Huge loss: Bombers RB Reid out for the season.

Ticats acquire DB Collins from Stamps.

Higgins: Two big plays, two correct calls.

2011 CFL Replay: A look back on Week #13.

Steinberg: Monday Morning QB for Week #13.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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World Tourism Day is today.

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Beavers Prepare for Desert Duel with the Sun Devils.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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The National Park Service has released some Washington Monument security footage from last month's D.C. earthquake. It's pretty scary stuff. The Washington Monument was cracked by the 5.8 magnitude quake.

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The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week two results:

Week 3

Sunday, September 25th
At New Orleans 40, Houston 33
NY Giants 29 at Philadelphia 16
At Carolina 16, Jacksonville 10
At Buffalo 34, New England 31
At Cleveland 17, Miami 16
San Francisco 13 at Cincinnati 8
At Tennessee 17, Denver 14
Detroit 26 at Minnesota 23 (OT)
Baltimore 37 at St. Louis 7
At Oakland 34, NY Jets 24
At San Diego 20, Kansas City 17
At Seattle 13, Arizona 10
At Tampa Bay 16, Atlanta 13
Green Bay 27 at Chicago 17
Pittsburgh 23 at Indianapolis 20

Monday, September 26th
At Dallas 18, Washington 16

Week 4
All times Eastern

Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit at Dallas 1:00 PM
Carolina at Chicago 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Kansas City 1:00 PM
Washington at St. Louis 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Houston 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
NY Giants at Arizona 4:05 PM
Atlanta at Seattle 4:05 PM
Miami at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Oakland 4:15 PM
Denver at Green Bay 4:15 PM
NY Jets at Baltimore 8:20 PM

Monday, October 3rd
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay 8:30 PM

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Charlie Sheen will receive $25 million in his settlement with Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre. Warner Bros. announced the settlement of Sheen's lawsuit Monday, in which he sought $100 million over his firing in March from "Two and a Half Men."

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I love taking Jimmy to the baseball competition!

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Amazon is holding an event in New York tomorrow (Wednesday) and plenty of folks are expecting the company to introduce its long-rumored tablet. It's reportedly called the Kindle Fire.

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ST PETERSBURG, Fl. -- All square!

Tampa Bay did what it had to do on Monday night in taking a 5-2 win over the Yankees at Tropicana Field. Now, the team that trailed the Red Sox by nine games on Sept. 2 suddenly controls its own destiny.

"Our fate's in our own hands now," said James Shields, who started for the Rays and earned his 16th win of the season with 8 2/3 stellar innings. "We don't have to worry about the Red Sox losing now."

By winning, the Rays moved to 89-71 on the season, and when the Red Sox lost at Baltimore moments later, Tampa Bay pulled even with Boston atop the American League Wild Card standings.

A crowd of 18,772 paid attention to the scoreboard and responded throughout the game to the happy news from Baltimore.

Read the rest here.

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A website for women asked: "What is the sexiest male body part?" The chest ranked first. (Hmmmm -- I wonder where the....Oh, never mind.)

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PHOENIX, Az. -- Before kicking off the final series of the season, Giants manager Bruce Bochy gathered his club for a team meeting.

The skipper stressed the importance of playing hard in front of the home fans who have packed AT&T Park for every game this year to set the franchise's all-time single-season attendance record -- the mark of 3,303,060 was reached Monday night -- even if the games don't matter now that San Francisco is out of the playoff race.

"We'll come out and play our best ball," Bochy said. "Because you have to. That's what's right."

It also seemed right to wrap up Ryan Vogelsong's stunning comeback season with a 3-1 victory over the Rockies in front of the Giants' 79th sold-out home crowd of the year. Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out four batters in his last outing of a remarkable season that no one could have predicted back in April.

With his 28th and final start under his belt, Vogelsong ends the year with a 13-7 record and 2.71 ERA.

Read the rest here.

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ON DVD TODAY -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon ... Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) ... How I Met Your Mother: Season Six ... Army Wives: The Complete Fifth Season ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Eleventh Season ... CSI: Miami - The Ninth Season ... CSI: NY - The Seventh Season ... Hung: The Complete Second Season ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Twelfth Year ... The Middle: The Complete Second Season

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley played a benefit show at the annual Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. He was backed by Hank Garland and Bob Moore.

1960 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, visited him on the set of "G.I. Blues."

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" hit #21 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1779, John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the American Revolutionary War peace terms.

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Today in Beatles History:

1972 - Rory Storme (Hurricanes) committed suicide in what appeared to be suicide pact with his mother. The Hurricanes were the group that Ringo Starr left in order to join the Beatles.

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On this date in 1954, the "Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host.

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Today in Sports History:

1923 - Lou Gehrig (New York Yankees) hit his first of 493 career home runs.

1930 - Hack Wilson (Chicago) hit two home runs to give him 56 for the year.

1930 - At the annual NHL Governor's meeting a new rule was passed concerning offsides. The rule was that "the puck must be propelled into the attacking zone before any player of the attacking side can enter that zone."

1953 - The St. Louis Browns played their final game before moving to Baltimore to become the Orioles.

1964 - Houston played its final game at Colts Stadium. They lost 1-0 to Los Angeles in 12 innings.

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) struck out 16 batters in a game against the Minnesota Twins. The feat established a modern day single season mark of 383 strikouts in a season.

1983 - Larry Bird signed a seven-year contract with the Boston Celtics worth $15 million. The contract made him the highest paid Celtic in history.

1996 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the second MLB player to record 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the same year.

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) set a major league baseball record when he hit his 70th home run of the season. Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) ended the season with 66 home runs. Both players surpassed Roger Maris' record of 61.

1998 - Greg Vaughn (San Diego Padres) hit his 50th home run of the season. It marked the first time that four players finished the regular season with 50 or more home runs.

1999 - The last game was played at Tiger Stadium. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2.

2000 - Donovan McNabb (Philadelphia Eagles) signed a 12-year contract that involved a $20.5 million signing bonus. The deal made McNabb the highest paid NFL player in history.

2003 - Javier Lopez (Atlanta Braves) became the first catcher to hit 42 home runs in a season.

2009 - The Detroit Lions defeated the Washington Redskins to end a 19-game losing streak dating back to December, 2007.

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"The Original Amateur Hour" aired for the last time on CBS on this date in 1970. It had been on television for 22 years.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT(Final game of regular season)

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

NHL Pre-season Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens at Quebec City, QC 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway 2:00pm EDT

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That's all for another day. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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