Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Happy Tuesday to you. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 8th, the 312th day of 2011. There are 53 days left in the year.

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Hitchcock determined to build Blues into winner.

Super 16: Stars rising, but Caps remain top team.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Bonnie Raitt is 62; Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Actress Alfre Woodard is 58; Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 50; Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (According to Jim, Ally McBeal) is 44; Actress Parker Posey (Blade: Trinity, A Mighty Wind) is 43; American Idol Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina is 17.

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Sunrise, FL. -- The worry lines on Lightning coach Guy Boucher's face were clear. His voice had a tone of concern.

Defenseman Matt Gilroy on Sunday against the Panthers made a slick offensive move that included a spin-o-rama with the puck and a pinpoint backhand pass from below the goal line to set up a goal by Steven Stamkos.

Read the rest here.

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World Kindness Week starts today.

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U.S. Junior Select Team Falls to Sweden, 1-0, in 2011 World Junior A Challenge Opener

Team USA Records 44 Shots in the Loss


SURREY, B.C. - Despite outshooting Sweden, 44-24, the U.S. Junior Select Team fell to Sweden, 1-0, in its opening game of the 2011 World Junior A Challenge here tonight at the Langley Events Center.

"We did so many things well tonight and not to get rewarded is frustrating," said Regg Simon, head coach of the U.S. Junior Select Team. "But I'm exceptionally proud of our guys and how we played. If we can play hockey like we did tonight for the rest of the tournament, I like our chances."

In a special-teams filled first period, neither squad was able to find the back of the net with the man advantage. The U.S. applied heavy pressure early in the frame and finished the period with a 14-7 shot advantage.

Team USA kept up the pressure in the second period, recording 18 shots to Sweden's seven. But the U.S. was unable to solve netminder Oscar Dansk, who kept the score deadlocked going into the third period.

Team USA goaltender Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls, Minn./Fargo Force) made several saves of his own early in the third period to keep the game scoreless. However, Ludvig Nilsson netted the game-winning goal with six seconds remaining in regulation.

Gothberg made 23 saves in the loss, while Dansk recorded 44 saves in the shutout victory.

The U.S. Junior Select Team will continue tournament play against Canada West on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 10:30 p.m. EST. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill./Waterloo Black Hawks) was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. went 0-for-7 on the power play, while Sweden went 0-for-6 with the man advantage ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... The World Junior A Challenge is in its sixth year and Team USA will be competing in the tournament for the fifth consecutive time ... The U.S. has won the championship the past three years (2008, 2009, 2010) and garnered a third-place finish in 2007 ... The 2011 World Junior A Challenge will include teams from the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West) ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #JrAChallenge.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
SWE 0 - 0 - 1 - 1

First Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: SWE, Stenqvist (hooking), 2:27; SWE, Lindholm (hooking), 5:08; USA, Bourbonnais (roughing), 6:50; SWE, Bench (too-many-men), 10:31; USA, Kurlay (roughing), 13:25; USA, Prow (tripping), 16:48; SWE, Bystrom (holding), 17:31.

Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Kuraly (roughing), 1:18; SWE, Pettersson (high sticking), 16:24.

Third Period - Scoring: SWE, Nilsson (unassisted), 19:54. Penalties: SWE, Froden (hooking) 6:04; USA, McCoshen (interference), 8:44; SWE, Gustavsson (goaltender interference), 11:04; USA, Hinostroza (interference), 14:28.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 14 18 12 44
SWE 7 7 10 24

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Gothberg, 59:54 7/7 7/7 10/9 24/23
SWE, Dansk, 60:00 14/14 18/18 12/12 44/44

Power Play: USA 0-7; SWE 0-6
Penalties: USA 6-12; SWE 7-14

Team USA 2010 World Junior A Challenge Schedule
Nov. 7-13 • Langley, B.C. • Langley Events Centre

Date Opponent
Time (ET)/Result

Sat., Nov. 5 Canada East* W, 4-1
Mon., Nov. 7 Sweden L, 0-1
Wed., Nov. 9 Canada West 10:30 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 10 Quarterfinal Game 7 p.m.
Quarterfinal Game 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 11 Semifinal Game 7 p.m.
Semifinal Game 10:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 12 Fifth-Place Game 3 p.m.
Third-Place Game 10:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13 First-Place Game 8 p.m.
*Pre-tournament game

Duggan Named Captain for U.S. Women's National Team


Cahow, Chu, Engstrom and Potter Named Assistant Captains for the 2011 Four Nations Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) has been named the captain of 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.

Duggan, the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner, has suited up for Team USA 73 times dating back to 2007, including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., and four Four Nations Cups.

Duggan will be supported by assistant captains Caitlin Cahow (Branford, Conn.), Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.), Molly Engstrom (Siren, Wis.) and Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.).

Cahow is appearing in her seventh Four Nations Cup and has participated in two Olympic Winter Games (2006, 2010). Chu, a three-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010), is making her 10th Four Nations Cup appearance. Engstrom, making her seventh appearance at the Four Nations Cup, is a two-time Olympian (2006, 2010). Finally, Potter, a four-time Olympian (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010), has competed in 201 games as a member of Team USA, including nine Three/Four Nations Cups.

The U.S. Women's National Team opens up the tournament against Sweden on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 1 p.m. EST. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: For the full U.S. Women's National Team Four Nations Cup roster, click 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 is guiding the team in Nyköping. Hilary Witt and Bobby Jay are serving as assistant coaches. Robb Stauber is serving as the goalie coach and team scout for the event ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring four of the top-ranked women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden ... To follow the team in Sweden, check out the U.S. Women's National Program blog by clicking here ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #4nationsWMN .

Team USA 2011 Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nyköping, Sweden • Stora Hallen Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EST) Result
Wed., Nov. 9 Sweden 7 p.m./1 p.m. Game Blog
Thurs., Nov. 10 Canada 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. Game Blog
Sat., Nov. 12 Finland 4 p.m./10 a.m. Game Blog
Sun., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 11:30 a.m./5:30 a.m. Game Blog
Championship Game 3 p.m./9 a.m. Game Blog

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This is Abet and Aid Punsters Day.

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Here's a recap of the weekend action in the Empire South and EJHL South.

Friday, November 4th(Empire South):

Atlanta Jr. Knights 6, Hampton Roads Whalers 3

A 5 goal first period propelled the Knights to victory. Justin Fisher scored twice, Kane Smith had a goal and 2 assists for the Knights, who got 34 saves from Sean Davis. Michael Addison and Keegan Howver tallied a goal and assist each for the Whalers, with Jackson Braniff scoring the other goal. Alan Johnson and Grant Laughrey combined for 27 saves. Atlanta was 1-for-5 on the power play and 8-of-9 on the penalty kill.

Friday, November 4th(EJHL South):

Hampton Roads Whalers 4, Atlanta Jr. Knights 3 (Shootout)

The Whalers scored twice in the shootout to grab the win. Matthew Zendejas, Ryan Collins and Ryan Salkeld scored in regulation for the Whalers, Dylan Snyder made 45 saves. For Atlanta, Nick Webb, Ben Hicks and Mikey Edwards score goals, Derek Willms had 33 saves. The Whalers were 1-for-3 on the power play, the Knights were 2-for-6.

Saturday, November 5th(Empire South):

Florida Eels 10, Space Coast Hurricanes 2

The Eels scored 4 times in the first and 5 more times in the second and crusied to an impressive win. Donal Faber scored 3 goals, Vasili Malliaras and Bryce Peterson twice each, with Nicholas Scharz adding 5 assists. Collin Malone and Marc Vautour had a goal and assist each for Space Coast. The Eels were 3-for-11 on the power play and killed off an 9 short handed situations.

East Coast Eagles 7, Potomac Patriots 4

Dakota Beaulieu had 2 goals and 2 assists for the Eagles, Joshua Stingley 2 goals and 1 assist and Cody Smargiassi made 49 saves. East Coast was 4-for-10 on the power play and 8-of-8 on the panalty. Four different players scored for the Pats.

Tampa Bay Juniors 5, Palm Beach Hawks 1

Wade Simon paced the Juniors' offense with a goal and assist, while Kyle Gertz stopped 26 of 27 shots faced. justin Anderson scored the lone Palm Beach goal, Nikita Chubukin made 34 saves. Tampa Bay scored twice in 10 power play chances and killed all 5 Hawks' power plays.

Hampton Roads Whalers 4, Atlanta Jr. Knights 3 (Shootout)

Jeremy Wilson's shootout goal propelled the Whalers to victory. Nathan Kanter had a goal and assist for Hampton Roads, Grant Laughrey made 43 saves. Richard Privette, Michael Studer and Cole Stallard scored for Atlanta, Sean Davis made 37 saves. The Knights were 2-for-5 on the power play, the Whalers were 0-for-3.
Saturday, November 5th(EJHL South):

Space Coast Hurricanes 1, Florida Eels 0

Joe Petrizzo scored a shorthanded goal in the second period for the 'Canes and Parker Bonis made 33 saves. For the Eels, Carl Boomhower stopped 48 of 49 shots.

Palm Beach Hawks 7, Tampa Bay Juniors 5

Sebastien Romeo scored the games' first two goals, Matt Gross added a goal and 2 assists for the Hawks, while Brad Rocheville made 24 saves. Justin Jimenez scored twice for Tampa Bay, which got 32 saves from Chris Dylewski. Palm Beach was 2-for-5 on the power play, Tampa Bay 4-for-9 in the game in which the two teams combined for 97 minutes in penalties.

Hampton Roads Whalers 2, Atlanta Jr. Knights 1

Ryan Collins scored with 10 seconds left in the first period to send the Whalers on to the win. Paul Hefferin opened the scoring for Hampton Roads, Blake Scott made 21 saves. Nick Webb scored a first period goal for Atlanta, Terry Shafer made 33 saves.

Sunday, November 6th(Empire South):

Potomac Patriots 7, East Coast Eagles 2

Andrew Turgeon scored 3 for Potomac, Joseph Sanderson and Nathan Margets once each for East Coast. Scott Jackson and Spencer Braswell combined to make 44 saves for the Eagles. Each team scored a power play goal in a combined 12 chances.

Florida Eels 6, Space Coast Hurricanes 4

A two-goal third period for the Eels broke a 4-4 ties and gave them the weekend sweep. Yevgeniy Lymanskyy scored 5 goals for Florida, Brett Harris one. Marc Vautour, Shane Archuleta, Michael Lindenmayer and Tyler Moran scored for the Hurricanes. Jacob Widmer made 25 saves for the Eels, Ian Shidlofsky made 29 saves for Space Coast. The Eels were 2-for-6 on the power play and 8-of-8 on the penalty kill.

Tampa Bay Juniors 10, Palm Beach Hawks 4

A 6 goal third period for the Juniors was the difference in the Tampa Bay win. Wade Simon scored twice, Dustin Disbro had a goal and 3 assists for the Juniors, while Aaron Wise made 27 saves. Justin Anderson scored 3 goals and Stephen Sundberg made 25 saves for Palm Beach. Each team scored a power play goal.

Hampton Roads Whalers 3, Atlanta Jr. Knights 1

Jackson Braniff, Taylor Paasch and Keegan Howver scored goals, Grant Laughrey made 44 saves for Hampton Roads. Justin Fisher scored 1 goal, Zachary Voskamp made 33 saves for Atlanta.

Sunday, November 6th(EJHL South):

Tampa Bay Juniors 9, Palm Beach Hawks 5

A five-goal third period was the difference in the Tampa Bay win. Paul Lochner had 2 goals and 1 assist, Jared Goodreau 2 goals, Michael Peletier and Chase Anderson a goal and 2 assists each, Justin Jimenez and James Gabrione a goal and assist each and Tony Feldman 1 goal for Tampa Bay, which got a solid 25 save effort from Braxton Schulz. Joe LaBonte and Kyle Taylor led the Hawks with a goal and assist each, while Brad Rocheville made 24 saves.

Atlanta Jr. Knights 3, Hampton Roads Whalers 2

Brett Kallio scored a pair of first period goals and Dave Castellion scored the winning goal early in the third for Atlanta, which got 33 saves from Terry Shafer. Scott Cornfield and Gerald Owen scored for Hampton Roads, Dylan Snyder made 20 saves.

Coming up:

Friday, November 11th(Empire South):

East Coast Eagles vs Valley Jr. Warriors
Tampa Bay Juniors vs Boston Bandits
Tampa Bay Juniors vs New England Huskies
East Coast Eagles vs New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
Palm Beach Hawks vs Brewster Bulldogs

Friday, November 11th(EJHL South):

Tampa Bay Juniors vs Boston Jr. Bruins
East Coast Eagles vs Philadelphia Revolution

Saturday, November 12th(Empire South):

East Coast Eagles vs New England Huskies
Palm Beach Hawks vs New York Apple Core
East Coast Eagle vs Brewster Bulldogs
Florida Eels at Atlanta Jr. Knights
Tampa Bay Juniors vs Valley Jr. Warriors
Palm Beach Hawks vs New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs

Saturday, November 12th(EJHL South):


Florida Eels at Atlanta Jr. Knights
Palm Beach Hawks vs Sainte-Foy
Tampa Bay Juniors vs Peac Prep

Sunday, November 13th(Empire South):

Florida Eels at Atlanta Knights
Tampa Bay Juniors vs New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
Palm Beach Hawks vs New England Huskies

Sunday, November 13th(Empire South):

Florida Eels at Atlanta Jr. Knights
Palm Beach Hawks vs South Shore Kings

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Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is today.

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Pedersen: Roughriders missing the party this time.

CFL.ca Power Rankings for Week #19.

2011 CFL Division Semi-Final playoff primer.

Rider Makowsky elected as Saskatchewan MLA.

Record year in more ways than one for McCallum.

CFL Daily: Can the Ticats reach their potential?

Pierce claims he's ready, LaPolice not so sure.

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

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ON DVD THIS WEEK - Life in a Day; The Change-Up; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Friday); Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7 (Friday); Law & Order: The Complete Series

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Women's soccer will host Portland in NCAA tournament.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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Election Day is today. (Don't you worry, don't you fret. If you don't vote, you deserve what you get!)

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

Week 9

Sunday, November 6th

Miami 31 at Kansas City 3
Atlanta 31 at Indianapolis 7
At New Orleans 27, Tampa Bay 16
NY Jets 27 at Buffalo 11
At Dallas 23, Seattle 13
At Houston 30, Cleveland 12
San Francisco 19 at Washington 11
Cincinnati 24 at Tennessee 17
Denver 38 at Oakland 24
NY Giants 24 at New England 20
At Arizona 19, St. Louis 13 (OT)
Green Bay 45 at San Diego 38
Baltimore 23 at Pittsburgh 20

Monday, November 7th

Chicago 30 at Philadelphia 24

·Bye: Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Jacksonville

Week 10

All Times Eastern

Thursday, November 10th

Oakland at San Diego 8:20pm

Sunday, November 13th

Arizona at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Carolina 1:00 PM
Houston at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM
Washington at Miami 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Denver at Kansas City 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Dallas 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 PM
St. Louis at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Baltimore at Seattle 4:05 PM
NY Giants at San Francisco 4:15 PM
Detroit at Chicago 4:15 PM
New England at NY Jets 8:20 PM

Monday, November 14th

Minnesota at Green Bay 8:30 PM

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Lindsay Lohan was released Monday after only hours of being booked. (However, the police station is still reporting the disappearance of several laptops, a coffee machine, and a copy machine.)

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I don't want medicine, I just want some candy please!

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Today is National Parents as Teachers Day.

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Today in Elvis History:

1948 - Elvis Presley was enrolled in the eighth grade at Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

1957 - The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" was released in the U.S.

1958 - The Elvis Presley albums "King Creole" and "Elvis' Golden Records" hit #3 and #4 in the U.K.

1962 - Elvis Presley's father and Memphis Mayor Loeb visted Elvis on the set of "It Happened at the World's Fair". At the meeting the mayor accepted Elvis's annual donation of $50,000 to Memphis charities.

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This is X-Ray Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - John Lennon's "How I Won the War" opened in the U.S. It was the first solo movie by a Beatle.

1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon was granted a divorce from John Lennon. The two had been married for six years.

1989 - It was reported that all outstanding lawsuits between the Beatles, Apple and EMI/Capitol were resolved.

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How would you like to smell a specific scent every time you get a Facebook notification? Olly is a "web connected smell robot" that converts tweets, Facebook notifications, RSS feeds -- whatever you want -- into smells. Olly has a removable section in the back which you can fill with any smell you like. It could be essential oils, a slice of fruit, your partner's perfume. Plug Olly into your computer's USB port, run some software and sniff away.

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Today in Sports History:

1942 - Parker Hall (Cleveland Rams) threw seven interceptions against the Green Bay Packers.

1951 - Yogi Berra (New York Yankees) won his first MVP award. He went on to win 2 more in his career.

1954 - The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to Kansas City, MO.

1959 - Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers, scored 64 points and set a National Basketball Association scoring record.

1963 - Maple Leaf Gardens became the first NHL arena to install separate penalty box doors for each team.

1966 - U.S. President Johnson signed an anti-immunity for the AFL-NFL merger.

1970 - Tom Dempsey (New Orleans Saints) set an NFL record when he kicked a 63-yard field goal against the Detroit Lions. The record stood until October 25, 1998, when Jason Elam (Denver Broncos) tied the record.

1981 - Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, recorded his 200th NFL victory.

1981 - ESPN covered a NASCAR race from flag-to-flag for the first time.

1990 - Darryl Strawberry signed a five-year contract with the Dodgers. He left the Mets after 8 years and 252 home runs.

1991 - Magic Johnson appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show." It was his first appearance after announcing that he was HIV positive.

1997 - Nevada's John Dutton threw for 557 yards and five touchdowns in a victory over Boise State.

1998 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the all-time rushing leader for the Cowboys. He also passed 12,000 career yards in the NFL.

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This coming Friday November 11 is Veteran's Day. As a way to honor our nation's heroes, restaurants and shops everywhere are once again offering loads of deals and discounts:

... Chili's: A choice of one of six meals for free, dine-in only. Gratuity and beverages are not included.

... Subway: Free 6-inch flatbread or sub.

... Choose from one of seven entrees, including the bacon cheddar cheeseburger and the 7-oz. house sirloin.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs Boston Bandits 10:10am EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs New England Huskies 5:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs TBD TBA

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs Valley Jr. Warriors 5:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears 6:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues 8:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs TBD TBA

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase vs New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 10:30am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Houston Texans 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm

EJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Valley Jr. Warriors Showcase TBA TBD

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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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