Sunday, October 30, 2011

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

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Today is October 30th, the 303rd day of 2011. There are 62 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks' Carcillo suspended two games.

Sutton suspended Sunday, faces in-person hearing.

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

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John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA on this date in 1735. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.

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Tampa, FL. -- Dwayne Roloson might have answered some questions about whether his skills are slipping at age 42.

Roloson made 28 saves in his 29th career shutout, Vincent Lecavalier scored a power-play goal late in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Saturday night.

"He really battled," Lecavalier of Roloson. "Made a lot of huge saves. Overall as a team, we played a solid game."

Read the rest here.

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I missed blogging Friday because I was in the hospital with chest pains. Everything checked out good though, so here I am, back to the Johnny Blog.

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The magic toe of Chris Milo was all the Saskatchewan Roughriders needed Saturday, as they defeated the Hamilton Tigercats 19-3 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina in front of 29,073.

The Riders turned the opening kick into points for the first time in a long time, driving from their 51 to the Hamilton 4, where they settled for an 11 yard field goal by Milo with 9:38 left in the first, capping the 11 play, 55 yard drive and taking a 3-0 lead. On their next possession, Saskatchewan was stopped at it's own 22, but punting with the wind at his back, Milo drove a liner through everybody and clear through the end zone. The 108 yard punt single tied the CFL record for longest punt single, kicked by Toronto's Zenon Andrusyshyn in 1977, giving the Roughriders a 4-0 lead with 3:47 to play in the opening quarter. Milo struck again 2 and a half minutes later on Saskatchewan's next turn with the ball, kicking a 40 yard field goal with 1:18 still to play in the first, giving the Riders a 7-0 lead.

A long pass from Ryan Dinwiddie to Dallas Baker covering 72 yards, set up another Milo field goal, this one from 12 yards with 5:59 gone in the second, gave Saskatchewan a 10-0 lead. Two possessions later, Neil Hughes drove it in from 3 yards out, for the days' first and only major. Milo converted with 1:54 to play, putting the Roughriders on top at two quarter time, 17-0.

Hamilton broke the shutout on their first possession of the second half, getting a 47 yard field goal from Justin Medlock, making the score 17-3 Saskatchewan, with 13:03 to play in the third.

From that point on, the Riders would clamp down on "D," limiting the Tigercats to 9 first downs, stopping them once at the 4 on a Craig Butler interception, and getting two more Milo punt singles, a 71 yarder 44 seconds into the fourth and from 60 yards with 3:06 to play, in cruising to the 19-3 win.

For Saskatchewan, Ryan Dinwiddie was 7-for-20 passing for 139 yards. He also ran the ball 8 times for 53 yards, while being sacked 3 times. Cole Bergquist saw spot duty, going 0-for-2 passing and rushing once for 1 yard. Brandon West sparkled, rushing 19 times for 96 yards.Neal Hughes rushed the ball 6 times for 40 yards and 1 major. Dallas Baker was the leading receiver, catching 2 balls for 86 yards. Chris Milo enjoyed a career day, punting 8 times for a 51.5 yard average and 3 singles, including his record-tying 108 yarder. He also was successful on all 3 field goal attempts. For Hamilton, Kevin Glenn was 14-for-22 passing for 171 yards, while being intercepted 4 times and being sacked twice. Quinton Porter, in relief, was 6-for-13 passing for 53 yards. He was sacked once. Dave Stala caught 5 passes for 79 yards and Avon Cobourne rushed 7 times for 36 yards. Justin Medlock was successful on his only field goal attempt of the day.

Saskatchewan picked up 20 first downs to the Ticats 16 and out-rushed the visitors 190 to 55. Hamilton was tops in passing, 224 to 139, but the Riders won the total yards battle, 304 to 251. Saskatchewan held the ball for 32:33 to 27:27 for Hamilton.

With the win, the Riders improve to 5-12, while the Ticats slip to 8-9. Saskatchewan wraps up their 2011 schedule at Edmonton on Friday, November 4th. Kickoff against the Eskimos is set for 9:00pm EDT. Hamilton has one more regular season game before the playoffs. That will be on Thursday, November 3rd at the Toronto Argonauts, beginning at 7:30pm EDT.

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

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As media outlets speculate and analyze her recent words and actions, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has quashed at least one rumor: She is not running for Congress. A spokesman for Clinton says the story is "100% false."

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Battle of the West: Lions overpower Eskimos.

Boatmen hold off Bomber comeback bid for win.

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

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The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote on this date in 1875.

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Salt Lake City, UT. -- Markus Wheaton caught his first touchdown pass of the season and Sean Mannion surpassed 200 yards passing for the seventh straight game but the Beavers dropped a 27-8 decision to Utah Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Wheaton caught six passes on the day and Mannion found him in the end zone early in the fourth quarter for a 3-yard score. Wheato had come into the game with a team-leading 51 receptions but no touchdowns.

Wheaton now has eight touchdowns on his career.

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 time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, N.Y. on this date in 1894.

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

Week 7

Sunday, October 23rd

At NY Jets 27, San Diego 21
Chicago 24 vs Tampa Bay 18 at London, England
At Carolina 33, Washington 20
Atlanta 23 at Detroit 16
At Cleveland 6, Seattle 3
Denver 18 at Miami 15
Houston 41 at Tennessee 7
Kansas City 28 at Oakland 0
Pittsburgh 32 at Arizona 20
Green Bay 33 at Minnesota 27
At Dallas 34, St. Louis 7
At New Orleans 62, Indianapolis 7

Monday, October 24th
At Jacksonville 12, Baltimore 7

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

Week 8

Sunday, October 30th

All times Eastern
Arizona at Baltimore 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Carolina 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Houston 1:00 PM
Miami at NY Giants 1:00 PM
New Orleans at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Detroit at Denver 4:05 PM
Washington vs Buffalo at Toronto 4:05 PM
Cincinnati at Seattle 4:15 PM
Cleveland at San Francisco 4:15 PM
New England at Pittsburgh 4:15 PM
Dallas at Philadelphia 8:20 PM

Monday, October 31st

San Diego at Kansas City 8:30 PM

·Bye: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, Oakland, NY Jets, Tampa Bay

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Halloween is a good holiday for restaurateurs looking to scare up business, according to the National Restaurant Association. Research found that 20% of Americans said they expect to order takeout or delivery from a restaurant while they wait for trick-or-treaters to visit. That figure rises to 33% for younger adults ages 18 to 34, and 28% for families with children.

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Jimmy has his ear plugs in and he's ready for the Lightning Guys to play the hockey competition.

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A guy in Bangor, Maine, was arrested early Tuesday for repeatedly calling 911 to get a ride. He got the ride, but not to his intended destination.

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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
St. Louis 16 at Texas 7
At Texas 4, St. Louis 0
At Texas 4, St. Louis 2
Wednesday, October 26th Texas at St. Louis PPD, Rain
At St. Louis 10, Texas 9 (11 innings)
At St. Louis 6, Texas 2 (St. Louis wins series 4-3)

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Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS radio on this date in 1938. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley began his first lengthy gospel music session. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine."

1960 - Elvis Presley recorded "Crying In The Chapel."

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The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing on this date in 1945.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Work finished on "With the Beatles." The album was the second by the Beatles.

1973 - John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."

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After months of testing, Redbox will increase rental prices beginning Monday, with the price of renting standard DVDs going up 20%. The new price will be $1.20 a day. Redbox said prices for Blu-ray movies and video games will remain at $1.50 and $2 per day, respectively.

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - The professional baseball association ruled that spitballs and shineballs were illegal.

1974 - In Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali regained his heavyweight-boxing title by knocking out George Foreman in the eighth round.

1988 - The New York Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his last game in the NBA before retiring for the second and last time.

1997 - Violet Palmer became the first woman to officiate an NBA game. The game was between the Dallas Mavericks and the Vancouver Grizzlies.

2001 - In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2001 - Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement. The Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Knicks.

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IN THEATERS -- In Time (PG); Puss In Boots (PG); The Rum Diary (R)

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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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