Friday, October 21, 2011

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 22nd, the 295th day of 2011. There are 70 days left in the year.

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Weber fined $2,500 for boarding incident vs. Canucks.

Nieves named top prep school draft prospect.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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It's (finally) another hockey weekend in Ellenton for the Tampa Bay Juniors. Game times are in the coming up section. You can see the games on FASTHockey.com.

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Tampa, FL. -- It didn’t matter who spoke up in the Lightning locker room following Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Islanders. The consensus was reached as to reasons why and how the team snapped a season-high five-game losing streak.

“We stayed disciplined,” Ryan Malone said.

“It was about discipline,” added Lightning coach Guy Boucher. “Everybody was on the same page.”

Read the rest here.

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The College of New Jersey was officially chartered on this date in 1746. It later became known as Princeton University.

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Riders lose fifth straight, 25-13 at Calgary

Calgary, AB -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders finally found the end zone, but weren't able to keep Calgary out of it on defense, and the Stampeders sent the green-and-white to their fifth straight loss, 25-13 in CFL Friday Night action in Calgary in front of 29,698 at McMahon Stadium.

The Riders grabbed the lead late in the first quarter on a 26 yard Chris Milo field goal with 3:05 left, to lead 3-0 after one.

Calgary came right back and drove 80 yards in 8 plays, with Romby Bryant scampering the final 4 yards for the major. Rene Paredes kicked the convert with 1:16 gone in the second, putting the Stamps on top 7-3. After a long return by Brandon West and a penalty set Saskatchewan up at their own 51, they would go the distance in 8 plays, finding out that the end zone is not really forbidden territory. On second and goal from the 5, Darian Durant would slide around left tackle and stretch his way into the end zone for the touchdown, ending an offensive drought that lasted 18+ quarters, 64 possessions and 286:29. Milo converted with 7:52 left and the Roughriders were back on top, 10-7. Calgary would score twice in the remainder of the quarter to grab the lead back. Drew Tate broke a sack attempt and found Landon Talley for a 13 yard scoring strike. Paredes would convert with 3:49 to play, then, aided by an objectionable conduct penalty, Paredes would drill a 37 yard field goal with no time left, giving the Stampeders a 17-10 halftime advantage.

Milo would open second half scoring with his 8th field goal in the past game-and-a-half, this one from 31 yards away, cutting the Saskatchewan deficit to 17-13 with 8:57 to play in the third. The Riders' Nick Graham would get his first CFL interception on Calgary's next possession but Saskatchewan would waste the opportunity. Durant, trying to avoid a sack just outside the 40, threw a foolish pass that was picked off and returned to the 4 by Charleston Hughes. Jon Cornish did the rest on the next play and, with the Paredes convert, the Stamps were up 24-13, with 5:21 still to play in the third.

Another scoring opportunity for the Riders went by the wayside when Durant was blown up on a blitz by an unblocked Demetrius Morley at the 15, with Calgary recovering the fumble at the 18 40 seconds into the final quarter. The lead grew to 25-13 on the ensuing Stampeder possession, with a 78 yard punt single by Burke Dales with 8:39 to play in regulation time. Ryan Dinwiddie replaced the injured Durant at the pivot for Saskatchewan and in two possessions was unable to find the end zone and Calgary held on for the 25-13 win.

For the Stamps, Drew Tate, making his first start in his fifth year in the CFL, was 23-of-32 passing for 250 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions and 1 sack. Landan Talley caught a touchdown pass, Jon Cornish and Romby Bryant rushed for a touchdown each, Burke Dales kicked a punt single and Rene Paredes kicked a field goal and 3 converts. For the Roughriders, Darian Durant was 20-for-30 passing for 209 yards, 1 interception, 1 rushing touchdown and 1 sack. Ryan Dinwiddie was 6-of-13 passing for 86 yards and 1 sack and Chris Milo kicked 2 field goals and 1 convert. Calgary had 24 first downs, 114 yards rushing and 250 passing for 364 net yards, lost a fumble and held the ball for 27:01. Saskatchewan had 25 first downs, 83 rushing yards, 295 passing yards, 359 net yards, lost a fumble and held the ball for 32:59. Each team had 3 turnovers, the Riders were penalized 5 times for 60 yards and the Stampeders 6 times for 45 yards.

With the win, Calgary improves to 9-7, ahead of their next game, a Sunday, October 30th visit to Montreal, with kickoff against the Alouettes set for 1:00pm EDT. The loss for Saskatchewan drops their record to 4-12. The Riders host the Hamilton Tigercats for the final home game of the season next Saturday, October 29th. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com.

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

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Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump on this date in 1797. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet.

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Eskimos leave Argos feeling blue in Pink game.

Durant: "I got my bell rung" against Calgary.

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

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Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas on this date in 1836.

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The Oregon State Beavers look to grab an elusive Pac-12 win tonight, when they meet the Washington State Cougars at Qwest Field in Seattle. Kickoff is set for 10:30pm EDT on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan call the action, which you can hear via the listen link on the left side of this blog.

The view from Corvallis: No. 1 weapon? Poyer as potent as any for OSU.

The view from Pullman: OSU football: Cougars QB not bitter about '08 injury vs. the Beavers.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, the notorious bank robber, was shot and killed by Federal agents in East Liverpool, Ohio on this date in 1934.

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

Week 6

Sunday, October 16th

San Francisco 25 at Detroit 19
At Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3
At Atlanta 31, Carolina 17
At Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17
At NY Giants 27, Buffalo 24
At Pittsburgh 17, Jacksonville 13
Philadelphia 20 at Washington 13
At Baltimore 29, Houston 14
At Oakland 24, Cleveland 17
At New England 20, Dallas 16
At Tampa Bay 26, New Orleans 20
At Chicago 39, Minnesota 10

Monday, October 17th (All times Eastern)
At NY Jets 24, Miami 6

·Bye: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle.

Week 7

Sunday, October 23rd

(All times Eastern)
San Diego at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Chicago vs Tampa Bay at Londan, England 1:00 PM
Washington at Carolina 1:00 PM
Atlanta at Detroit 1:00 PM
Seattle at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Denver at Miami 1:00 PM
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Kansas City at Oakland 4:05 PM
Pittsburgh at Arizona 4:05 PM
Green Bay at Minnesota 4:15 PM
St. Louis at Dallas 4:15 PM
Indianapolis at New Orleans 8:20 PM

Monday, October 24th
Baltimore at Jacksonville 8:30 PM

·Bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco

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Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on this date in 1968. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.

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Jimmy loves to play in the kitchen. Now, if we could only teach him how to cook!

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The iTunes Music Store reached 200 million applications downloaded on this date in 2008.

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American League ALDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3 (Texas wins series 3-1)

New York 9, Detroit 3
Detroit 5 New York 3
Detroit 5, New York 4
New York 10 at Detroit 1
Detroit 3 at New York 2 (Detroit wins series 3-2)

National League NLDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 5 at Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia 3 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis 1 at Philadelphia 0 (St. Louis wins series 3-2)

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4
Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6
At Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 (Milwaukee wins series 3-2)

American League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Texas 3, Detroit 2
Detroit at Texas PPD, Rain
At Texas 7, Detroit 3
At Detroit 5, Texas 2
Texas 7 at Detroit 3
At Detroit 7, Texas 5
At Texas 15, Detroit 5 (Texas wins 4-2)

National League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 12 at Milwaukee 3
At St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 3
Milwaukee 4 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 1
St. Louis 12 at Milwaukee 6 (St. Louis wins 4-2)

World Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At St. Louis 3, Texas 2
Texas 2 at St. Louis 1 (Series tied 1-1)
Next: Saturday, October 22nd St. Louis at Texas 8:05pm
Sunday, October 23rd St. Louis at Texas 8:05pm
Monday, October 24th St. Louis at Texas 8:05pm****
Wednesday, October 26th Texas at St. Louis 8:05pm****
Thursday, October 27th Texas at St. Louis 8:05pm****

****if necessary

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On this date in 2010, the Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) for the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been continously inhabited since November 2, 2000.

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Today in Elvis History:

1977 - The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3" hit #64 in the U.S.

1977 - Ronnie McDowell's single "The King Is Gone" hit #13 in the U.S. The song was one of the most successful tribute records.

1977 - Ronnie McDowell performed "The King Is Gone" on "American Bandstand." The song was a tribute to Elvis Presley.

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National School Bus Safety Week starts today.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - Paul McCartney issued a statement announcing that he was not dead.

1984 - Paul McCartney released the album "Give My Regards to Broad Street."

2002 - Yoko Ono's "Yang Yang [Maxi Single]" was released.

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Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.

1950 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by defeating the Baltimore Colts 70-27. It was a record score for a regular season game.

2000 - Corey Dillon (Cincinnati Bengals) ran for 278 yards against the Denver Broncos.

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CAPS LOCK DAY is today.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars at Seattle 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears at London, England 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam Club 500 at Talledega Superspeedway 2:00pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 8:00pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tigercats 3:00pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 5:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 7:45pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 8:00am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 10:45am EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:30pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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