Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is October 25th, the 298th day of 2011. There are 67 days left in the year.

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Pens' injuries grow: Michalek out 4-6 weeks.

As roster overhaul continues, Cats finding chemistry.

Sale of Dallas Stars takes a step forward.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham on Happy Days) is 83 ... Former college basketball coach Bobby Knight is 71 ... Political strategist/commentator/author James Carville is 67 ... Voice actress Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons' Bart Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, others) is 54 ... Actor Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan, Friends) is 41 ... Singer Katy Perry is 27.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning assistant coach Wayne Fleming likely will not be with the team this season, GM Steve Yzerman said Saturday.

Fleming, 61, has brain cancer. Though those who have seen him and spoken to him say his mind is sharp — he sends text messages and e-mails to Yzerman and the coaching staff with suggestions and observations during games — he uses a wheelchair and is having another round of chemotherapy and radiation. In Calgary with wife Carolyn, Fleming has had one weeklong treatment every month since April's surgery.

"He's determined to beat this disease," Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said. "He loves watching Tampa Bay games. He lives for his family and hockey and the Lightning."

Read the rest here.

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Nearly four months after a jury acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her daughter, the 12 members will be publicly identified today (Tuesday).

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Boston College Retains No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #4
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 492 (22)
1
5-1-0
4
2University of Denver, 466 (6)
3
3-1-0
4
3Colorado College, 415 (3)
4
2-0-0
4
4University of Michigan, 395 (2)
2
4-1-1
4
5University of Notre Dame, 336
5
3-2-0
4
6Yale University, 286 (1)
9
0-0-0
4
7Ferris State University, 279
NR
6-0-0
1
8University of Minnesota, 272
10
5-1-0
4
9Merrimack College, 214
13
4-0-0
3
10Western Michigan University, 211
12
3-0-3
4
11Union College, 187
11
2-0-3
4
12Boston University, 136
8
2-2-0
4
13University of North Dakota, 133
6
2-3-1
4
14Northern Michigan University, 85
NR
4-1-1
1
15University of Minnesota Duluth, 43
15
2-3-1
4
Others receiving votes: Miami University, 40; Colgate University, 31; Lake Superior State University, 15; Cornell University, 12; Dartmouth College, 12; University of Wisconsin, 9; Quinnipiac University, 5; University of Maine, 4; College of the Holy Cross, 1; University of Nebraska Omaha, 1.

NOTES: Boston College earned the No. 1 ranking for the third straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association led all conferences with five ranked teams each, while Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 25 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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If you've got five grand, you can climb into Tim Tebow's pants. The pants that Tebow wore when he threw his first touchdown pass last year are up for sale on eBay. If the asking price of $4999.99 seems a little steep, take comfort from knowing there's free shipping.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors hosted the Space Coast Hurricanes this past weekend, with the Juniors winning 3 of the 4 games played.

In Empire South action, Tampa Bay beat the Hurricanes 7-1 on Saturday. The Juniors led 1-0 after one on a goal by Dustin Disbro, added a pair by Ryan Odgers and a single by Jeff Meyer in the second, then stretched the lead to 6-0 with goals from Michael Hirschauer and Ben Winter. After the lone Hurricanes' goal, Tampaa Bay's Patrick Rodgers, playing his first game of the season, scored for the final margin of 7-1. Kyle Gertz made 11 saves for the Juniors, who were 1 for 6 on the power play and 1 of 1 on the penalty kill.

In Saturday's EJHL South game, Tampa Bay built a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes on goals from Justin Jimenez, Jacob Holmes, Chase Anderson and Matt Panzo. The lead would hold, as Space Coast lit the lamp 4 times in the third, with three scored by Joe Petrizzo. Chris Dylewski made 27 saves for the Juniors, who were 1 for 6 on the power play and 6 of 6 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday, Tampa Bay won the Empire South game 7-6. Brandan Nicholson scored three times, Daniel Fritz twice, with Ryan Odgers and Wade Simon getting one each. The Hurricanes mounted a rally, scoring late in the second and twice early in the third, but weren't able to net the equalizer. Aaron Wise stopped 15 shots for the Juniors, who were 2 for 3 on the power play and 2 of 5 on the penalty kill.

In Sunday's EJHL South contest, Tampa Bay built a 6-4 lead late in the third, but surrendered that lead in the final minute and a half, before winning 7-6 in a shootout. Tommy Whiteley, Michael Pelletier, Daniel Clifford and Matt Panzo scored in the first, Chase Anderson in the second and again in the third. After a scoreless overtime, Jason Horikawa and Pat Trizis scored shootout goals to grab the win and the extra standings point for Tampa Bay. Braxton Schulz made 28 saves, including several big ones in O.T. for the Juniors, who went 1 for 6 on the power play and 4 of 7 on the penalty kill.

Next up for Tampa Bay is a trip to Atlanta this coming weekend for four games with the Junior Knights. Empire South games start at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00am Sunday, with the EJHL South games to follow shortly after both days. Next home action for the Juniors is November 5th and 6th against the Palm Beach Hawks, with games starting at 5:15pm on the 5th and 9:30am on the 6th. Tickets for all home games are just $5, with 17 and under being admitted free.

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A Fenton, Michigan, woman was cited after shoppers alerted store security that as she was shopping, she was drinking small bottles of wine and concealing the empties in the shelves. Police found 10 empty bottles around the store.

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VANSTONE: Don’t forget Ken Miller’s accomplishments.

Pedersen: Small victory for struggling Riders.

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

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Today is Share a Pop-Tart Day.

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Owens humbled by pro football record.

Higgins: Teams search for edge in critical time.

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

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Warner Bros. is putting the "Harry Potter" franchise back in the vault. The studio plans to stop shipping DVD and Blu-rays of all of the "Harry Potter" films to retailers starting December 29, as a move to encourage consumers to snatch up the discs before they're no longer available.

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Sean Mannion and Scott Crichton snare conference honors.

Baseball announces 2012 schedule.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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NEW ON DVD TODAY -- Captain America: The First Avenger ...Dazed and Confused (The Criterion Collection) ...Attack the Block ... Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy ...Winnie the Pooh ...Barney Miller: The Complete Series ...Survivor Season V - Thailand

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

Week 7

Sunday, October 23rd

At NY Jets 27, San Diego 21
Chicago 24 vs Tampa Bay 18 at Londan, 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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The first U.S. trademark was given on this date in 1870. The recipient was the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.

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Jimmy plays acrobat. Snoopy doesn't seem too thrilled.

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Richard Byrd, the first person to see the North Pole, was born on this date in 1888.

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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 (Texas leads 3-2)
Wednesday, October 26th Texas at St. Louis 8:05pm
Thursday, October 27th Texas at St. Louis 8:05pm****

****if necessary

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The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company on this date in 1955.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley began his only visit to Scotland.

1977 - The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1990 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Known Only to Him: Elvis Gospel 1957-1971" was released.

1990 - The Elvis Presley album "How Great Thou Art" was released on CD.

1994 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances" was released.

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The Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was introduced on this date in 1960.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles did their first-ever interview. It was for the radio station at Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospital.

1963 - In Karlstad, the Beatles began their first tour of Sweden.

1964 - The Beatles won five Ivor Novello Awards frm the British music industry.

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that their first child should be born the next January. Yoko miscarried.

1973 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government claiming that his fight against deportation was prejudiced by U.S. officials.

1974 - John Lennon completed his self-produced sessions for his "Rock 'n' Roll."

1990 - John Lennon's album "Rock N Roll" was released on CD.

2005 - George Harrison's remastered live album "The Concert for Bangladesh" was released.

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American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on this date in 1962.

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Today in Sports History:

1947 - The Army football team was defeated by Columbia 21-20. The team had gone unbeaten in 32 games that spanned four seasons. They had earned two national titles in the same time frame.

1964 - Cotton Davis (Oakland Raiders) threw for 427 yards in a 40-7 victory over the Denver Broncos.

1964 - Jim Marshall (Minnesota Vikings) picked up a San Francisco fumble and ran the wrong way 66 yards into his own team's end zone for a safety.

1978 - Gaylord Perry became the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues when he won the award in the National League.

1981 - David Woodley (Miami Dolphins) passed for 408 yards in a 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

1981 - Brian Sipe (Cleveland Browns) threw for 444 yards in a 42-28 victory over Baltimore.

1986 - The Boston Red Sox lost Game 6 of the World Series to the New York Mets. The winning run was scored in the 10th inning when a ground ball went through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs.

1987 - The Minnesota Twins defeated St. Louis in the first World Series to include indoor games. It was the first championship for the Twins.

1998 - Jason Elam (Denver Broncos) kicked a 63-yard field goal. The kick tied Tom Dempsey's 28-year-old NFL record.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record when he caught a pass in his 184th consecutive game. Also during the game, Rice became the first player to surpass 17,000 career receiving yards.

1998 - Cris Carter (Minnesota Vikings) broke the team record when he caught a pass in his 106th straight game. He also tied Bill Brown's Minnesota record of 76 career touchdowns in the 34-13 victory over the Detroit Lions.

2000 - NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves would forfeit their next five first-round draft picks and would be fined $3.5 million due to violations of the NBA's salary cap.

2003 - Bobby Bowden (Florida State) became the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game also was the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually ended on October 26th.

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It was announced on this date in 2001 that scientists had unearthed the remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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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