Sunday, October 2, 2011

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

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Today is October 2nd, the 275th day of 2011. There are 90 days left in the year.

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Lightning expect to be better than last season.

Art Ross: Rosen sees Stamkos; Hradek picks Malkin.

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October is Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

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Cornish, Stamps run wild over Roughriders in win

THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY, AB -- The Calagry Stameders' offensive line made racking up rushing yards a breeze for Jon Cornish.

Cornish had the best game of his career with 149 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a convincing 40-3 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in CFL action on Saturday afternoon.

"Right now it feels really easy,'' said Cornish, who also had 32 receiving yards on one catch. "We came out and the running game started working for us. The O-line was blocking like crazy. It was just amazing seeing these holes. I followed them and they worked out.''

Cornish's big game came with Joffrey Reynolds sitting out his second straight game as a healthy scratch.

Read the rest here.

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

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October is Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month.

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Bowled over: Ticats knock off Boatmen.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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This is the start of Great Books Week.

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Beavers rumble, then stumble in the desert

BY KERRY EGGERS
The Portland Tribune

TEMPE, AZ. -- Arizona State made enough mistakes Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium to leave the door open for an upset victory by Oregon State.

On a record-setting night by Sean Mannion, the Beavers responded with too many muck-ups of their own, the result a 35-20 win by the 25th-ranked Sun Devils.

Oregon State (0-4 overall, 0-2 in Pac-10 action) had five turnovers, 13 penalties for 139 yards and enough special-teams blunders for Arizona State (4-1, 2-0) to escape with victory.

“It’s tough,” said OSU cornerback Jordan Poyer, who had two interceptions but also a muffed punt that led to an Arizona State touchdown. “This was a game that came down to a few plays."

Read the rest here.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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National Newspaper Week starts today.

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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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National Mental Illness Awareness Week starts today.

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Jimmy likes to go out to eat, 'cause he always gets crayons and paper.

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Mystery Series Week starts today.

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Arlington, TX. -- All the pieces felt like they were falling into place for the Rays to claim a commanding two-game lead in their American League Division Series with the Rangers.

Instead, the fourth inning came and went, as did the Rays' chances in an 8-6 loss Saturday night at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay already had won the first game of the series -- and on Texas' home turf -- so the pressure rested squarely on the Rangers' shoulders to find a way to win. In addition, the Rays had built a 3-0 lead and they had ace James Shields on the mound with the wind at his back after notching three scoreless innings..

Read the rest here.

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National Carry a Tune Week starts today.

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

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6 (Series tied 1-1)
Next: Texas at Tampa Bay Monday, October 3rd 5:07pm
Texas at Tampa Bay Tuesday, October 4th TBD****
Tampa Bay at Texas Thursday, October 6th TBD****

New York 9, Detroit 3 (New York leads 1-0)
Next: Detroit at New York Sunday, October 2nd 3:07pm
New York at Detroit Monday, October 3rd 8:37pm
New York at Detroit Tuesday, October 4th TBD****
Detroit at New York Thursday, October 6th****

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

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6 (Philadelphia leads 1-0)
Next: St. Louis at Philadelphia Sunday, October 2nd 8:37pm
Philadelphia at St. Louis Tuesday, October 4th TBD
Philadelphia at St. Louis Wednesday, October 5th TBD****
St. Louis at Philadelphia Friday, October 7th TBD****

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 (Milwaukee leads 1-0)
Next: Arizona at Milwaukee Sunday, October 2nd 5:07pm
Milwaukee at Arizona Tuesday, October 4th TBD
Milwaukee at Arizona Wednesday, October 5th TBD****
Arizona at Milwaukee Friday, October 7th TBD****

****if necessary

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Return To Sender" was released with "Where Do You Come From" as the B-side.

1962 - Brian Epstein signed the Beatles to a five-year management contract.

1998 - Paul McCartney conducted an "incognito" live Internet Q&A session and "music remix" in the guise of the Fireman at www.fire-man.com.

2006 - The remastered CD version of the 1973 George Harrison album "Living in a Material World" was released. It contained 2 bonus tracks.

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Change a Light Day, Guardian Angels Day, International Day of Non-violence Day, Phineas Fogg's Wager Day, National Custodial Workers Day, Techie's Day, World Communion Day and World Farm Animals Day are all celebrated today.

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth."

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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This is Church Library Month.

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Today in Sports History:

1908 - Addie Joss (Cleveland Indians) pitched the fourth perfect game in major league baseball history.

1920 - The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates played the only triple-header in baseball history. The Reds won 2 of the 3 games.

1947 - The Federatino Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) formally established Formula One racing in Grand Prix competition.

1948 - The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in Watkins Glen in New York. It was the first road race in the U.S. following World War II.

1996 - Mark Fuhrman was given three years' probation and fined $200 after he pled no contest to perjury at O.J. Simpson's trial.

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October is also Church Safety and Security Month.

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DOVER, De. -- Carl Edwards pulled away from Brad Keselowski and Clint Bowyer after a restart on Lap 168 of 200 to win Saturday's OneMain Financial 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.

The victory was Edwards' seventh of the year and the 36th of his career. Keselowski held off Bowyer in the closing laps to claim the runner-up position, with Bowyer running third.

Kasey Kahne finished fourth, one spot ahead of series leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who extended his margin to 22 points over pole-sitter Elliott Sadler, who ran 14th. There are five races left in the season.

Read the rest here.

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October is Class Reunion Month.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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

Monday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 5:07pm (Game Three, Best-of-Five)

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts 8:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers TBD (Game Four, Best-of-Five) If necessary

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'.

Thursday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers TBD (Game Five, Best-of-Five) If necessary

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT (Regular season opener)

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats 3:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm 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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