Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's Sunday




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

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Today is October 16th, the 289th day of 2011. There are 76 days left in the year.

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Ducks' Blake out for three months.

Blues send McDonald home for head injury exam.

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

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Department Store Day is today.

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Sunrise, FL. -- With a helping hand from goalie Jose Theodore, Ed Jovanovski got to enjoy a nice homecoming Saturday night.

Jovanovski scored a power-play goal in his first home game in a Florida uniform in more than a decade and the revamped Panthers went on to beat Tampa Bay 3-2 in a shootout.

"It feels good," Jovanovski said of his return to Florida. "The guys worked hard. It was nice to get that one early and feed off the crowd. It was a good one for us.".

Read the rest here.

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Since it's Noah Webster's birthday, it's Dictionary Day Today. (According to wikipedia, a dictionary (also called a wordbook, lexicon or vocabulary) is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically, with usage information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, and other information;[1] or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another, also known as a lexicon.[1] According to Nielsen (2008) a dictionary may be regarded as a lexicographical product that is characterised by three significant features: (1) it has been prepared for one or more functions; (2) it contains data that have been selected for the purpose of fulfilling those functions; and (3) its lexicographic structures link and establish relationships between the data so that they can meet the needs of users and fulfill the functions of the dictionary.)

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Nye: Simpson tackles cancer to honour his mom.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' playoff hopes, down to a mere flicker, face a big test this afternoon, when the Riders host the CFL's hottest team, the B.C. Lions. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT today, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the States on ESPN3.com.

The view from Regina: Inside the Game: Riders looking to snap losing streak.

The view from Vancouver: Lions’ Olafioye soft-spoken pillar of the O-line.

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

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It's World Food Day.

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Esks' defence comes out strong against the Peg.

Garrett proves patience is a virtue.

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

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The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, Connecticut on this date in 1701. The school moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name to Yale College.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Jordan Poyer returned an interception for touchdown and Sean Mannion passed for 306 yards but it wasn't enough to overcome BYU as the Beavers dropped a 38-28 decision to the Cougars Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Poyer picked off a Riley Nelson pass with 1:18 remaining in the first half and returned it 51 yards for his second career defensive score. It tied the game at 14 after the Cougars had gone up 14-0 to start the game.

Poyer ended the game with the interception - tying him for the Pac-12 Conference lead - and two pass breakups in addition to 171 yards on seven kick returns. His effort, however, wasn't enough to help the Beavers overcome 24 second-half points by BYU to just 14 for the Beavers.

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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The first modern hotel in America opened on this date in 1829. The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four meals.

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

Week 5

Sunday, October 9th

At Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17
Seattle 36 at NY Giants 25
Cincinnati 30 at Jacksonville 20
New Orleans 30 at Carolina 27
Oakland 25 at Houston 20
At Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24
Kansas City 28 at Indianapolis 24
At Minnesota 34, Arizona 10
At San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3
At New England 30, NY Jets 21
San Diego 29 at Denver 24
Green Bay 25 at Atlanta 14

Monday, October 10th
At Detroit 24, Chicago 13

·Bye: Cleveland, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Washington, Baltimore.

Week 6
Sunday, October 16th (All times Eastern)
San Francisco at Detroit 1:00 PM
St. Louis at Green Bay 1:00 PM
Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Washington 1:00 PM
Houston at Baltimore 4:05 PM
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 PM
Dallas at New England 4:15 PM
New Orleans at Tampa Bay 4:15pm
Minnesota at Chicago 8:20 PM

Monday, October 17th (All times Eastern)
Miami at NY Jets 8:30 PM

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

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Ether, the painkiller, was used for the first time on this date in 1846. The drug was invented by dentist William T. Morton

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Jimmy and the boys watchin' t.v.

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A hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to install indoor plumbing on this date in 1869.

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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 leads 3-2)
Next: St. Louis at Milwaukee Sunday, October 16th 4:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 17th 8:05pm****

****if necessary

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Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas was born on this date in 1898. He served for 36 years on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - The Elvis Presley film "Love Me Tender" premiered.

1957 - Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride."

1976 - Elvis Presley's single "The Girl Of My Best Friend" hit #9 in the U.K.

2001 - The CD single of Elvis Presley's version of "America the Beautiful" was released.

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Walt Disney contracted with M.J. Winkler to distribute the Alice Comedies on this date in 1923. This event is recognized as the start of the Disney Company.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles recorded "I Saw Her Standing There," "Love Me Do," "Please Please Me," "From Me to You," and "She Loves You" for the BBC program Easy Beat.

1963 - It was announced that the Beatles would play at the coming year's Royal Command Performance.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go."

1987 - George Harrison released his single "I Got My Mind Set on You" in the U.S. The song went to number one.

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"Right To Happiness" debuted on the NBC-Blue network on this date in 1939.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) played his first NHL game.

1960 - The National League voted to admit Houston and New York to the league. It was the first structural change since 1900.

1971 - Norm Ullman (Toronto Maple Leafs) recorded his 1,000th point in a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

1972 - Joe Namath was on the cover of TIME magazine.

1991 - Roy Tarpley (Dallas Mavericks) became the 7th player to be banned from the National Basketball Association (NBA) for live under the league's anti-drug agreement.

1996 - In Guatemala City, at least 84 people died and 147 were injured when a stampede of soccer fans occurred before the 1998 World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his first professional game since coming out of retirement.

2003 - Two NHL games ended in a scoreless tie for the first time since December 30, 1934. The games were Atlanta at the New York Rangers and Philadelphia at San Jose.

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"His Honor the Barber" debuted on NBC Radio on this date in 1945.

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Concord, N.C. -- Spare Matt Kenseth the toilet humor.

The driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford was delighted to win Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with new sponsor Fluidmaster on his car -- make that with any sponsor on his car.


In a race that saw five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson suffer a Chase-changing accident in the final 20 laps, Kenseth pulled away from Kyle Busch and teammate Carl Edwards during a 12-lap run to the finish and notched his third victory of the season and the 21st of his career.

Kenseth finished .968 seconds ahead of Busch, with Edwards coming home in third, miffed by the way Busch raced in Turn 2 as the two were contesting second place in the closing laps..

Read the rest here.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

IZOD Indy Car Series -- IZOD Indy Car World Championships at Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm EDT (Final race of season)

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:15pm EDT

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'.

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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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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