Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Wednesday




It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 26th, the 299th day of 2011. There are 66 days left in the year.

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Decision time looms for 2011 picks playing in NHL.

Pronger progressing in recovery from eye injury.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak is 65 ... Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is 64 ... Actress Jaclyn Smith (Charlie's Angels) is 64 ... Actor Dylan McDermott (The Practice) is 50 ... Actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) is 49 ... Singer Natalie Merchant is 48 ... Actor Tom Cavanagh (Ed) is 47 ... Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy) is 38.

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Buffalo, NY. -- Mathieu Garon didn't let a couple of early goals get him down.

The Buffalo Sabres beat Garon twice on their first three shots Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center -- two more times than they managed in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Lightning in Tampa Bay. But Garon and the Lightning both rebounded -- the veteran goaltender stopped 35 of Buffalo's last 36 shots, and the Lightning rallied for a 4-3 victory to complete a home-and-home sweep.

Read the rest here.

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The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia on this date in 1774.

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University of Wisconsin Unanimous No. 1 Selection
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #5
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
1
7-1-0
5
2University of Minnesota, 165
2
7-1-0
5
3Cornell University, 154
3
0-0-0
5
4Boston University, 120
4
5-1-1
5
5Boston College, 112
6
4-1-1
5
6University of North Dakota, 98
7
5-3-0
5
7University of Minnesota Duluth, 81
5
3-3-0
5
8Mercyhurst College, 48
9
4-2-0
5
9Northeastern University, 45
8
5-1-0
3
10Dartmouth College, 11
10
0-1-0
4
Others receiving votes: Clarkson University, 8; Bemidji State University, 6; St. Lawrence University, 4; Harvard University, 2; Ohio State University, 1.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the fifth straight week. In four of its five weeks atop the poll, Wisconsin has been the unanimous No. 1 selection ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 15 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’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 four 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.


Witt, Jay Named Assistant Coaches for U.S. Women's National Team
Join Head Coach Katey Stone on Coaching Staff for 2011 Four Nations Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Hilary Witt (Lowell, Mass.) and Bobby Jay (Burlington, Mass.) have been named assistant coaches for the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete at the 2011 Four Nations Cup from Nov. 9-13, in Nyköping, Sweden, it was announced today by USA Hockey. Witt and Jay join head coach Katey Stone (Arlington, Mass.) on the coaching staff of Team USA.

Witt is entering her second season as an assistant women's ice hockey coach at Northeastern University after serving as the head women's ice hockey coach at Yale University for eight years. She coached at the 2011 USA Hockey Women's National Festival and 2011 Under-18 Series, serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team. Witt was also an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team the captured the gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship, and for the U.S. Women's National Team that finished second at the 2010 Four Nations Cup.

Jay is serving on his first U.S. Women's National Team staff. He coached at the 2011 USA Hockey Women's National Festival. Previously, Jay served as an assistant coach of Harvard University's men's ice hockey team, a position he held from 2009-11 and 2004-06. He has also served as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning's International Hockey League affiliate, the Detroit Vipers, and with the Los Angeles Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.

Witt and Jay will join Stone at a U.S. Women's National Team Program camp in Hamden, Conn., from Nov. 1-6, prior to departing for Nyköping for the Four Nations Cup.

NOTES: For the U.S. Women's National Team roster to date, click here ... In preparation for the Four Nations Cup and for overall development of its U.S. Women's National Team Program, USA Hockey will stage a training camp in Hamden, Conn., Nov. 1-6, that will include 25 players. The camp will include daily practices, testing and off-ice training. A schedule of practices, which are open to the public, can be found here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season and will guide the team in Nyköping ... To follow the team in Sweden, check out the U.S. Women's National Program blog by clicking here.

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Is there a smell that we can all agree is just horrible? Yes. A British survey found the smell of a wet dog is something we can do without. Wet dog beat out "cheesy socks" as the top stink.

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Roughriders turn to Ryan Dinwiddie.

Roughriders’ Steve Buratto and his wife overcome a life-changing moment.

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

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The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York on this date in 1825. The 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000.

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Argo Record Watch: Cory Boyd next in line?

Thomas growing into new role with Ticats.

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

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Americans who own tablet devices such as the iPad or Galaxy Tab use them frequently. According to research (conducted by the Pew Research Center and The Economist Group) the 77% of tablet owners who use the device daily are on them an average of 90 minutes a day.

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Beavers to battle Utes Saturday on Root Sports.

Buckland named Bank of The West Pac-12 Player of the Week.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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Charles William Post was born on this date in 1854. He was the inventor of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and "Post Toasties."

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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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Today is Workaholic Stop and Smell Something Day.

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Jimmy rides his bike instead of watching the CFL. I thought I had him trained better than that.

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H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine on this date in 1858.

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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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Houston police have charged Omar Ornelas Lopez with child endangerment after noticing his car was speeding and making wide turns. It wasn't Lopez who was driving, though -- it was his 13-year-old nephew. Cops say that when they stopped the car Lopez "appeared drunk with slurred speech and glassy eyes." The good news? The kid apparently was sober.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The Elvis Presley single "Party" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's video "IDIOT" made it's world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.

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The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, Arizona on this date in 1881. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.

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Michael Lohan, Lindsay's father, was arrested Tuesday. (That family should have its own reality show. No, wait. They should have their own version of Law & Order.)

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Today in Sports History:

1990 - Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points.

1995 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th National Hockey League (NHL) career goal against the New York Islanders in his 605th game. He became the second-fastest player to attain the plateau. Wayne Gretzky had reached 600 goals by his 575th NHL game.

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 began on October 25th.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years. They defeated the Houston Astros four games to zero.

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U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour on this date in 1949.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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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