Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's Thursday













It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 31st, the 90th day of 2011. There are 275 days left in the year.

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Rookie goalie leads Sabres past Rangers.

Greene's late goal gives Devils win against Isles.

Skinner powers 'Canes to win over Canadiens.

Blues blast Wings.

Ducks grab sixth with win over Flames.

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Today's birthdays: Actress/singer Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family, South Pacific) is 77; actor Christopher Walken (Wedding Crashers, Balls of Fury) is 68; actor/poker player Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) is 66; former Vice President Al Gore is 63; actress Rhea Perlman (Cheers, Taxi) is 63; guitarist Angus Young (AC/DC) is 56; actor Josh Saviano (Arnold's best friend on The Wonder Years) is 35.


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The Gamblers' come-from-behind winners.

Q & A with Gamblers' goaltender Ryan McKay.

USHL Update - Week 26.

Musketeers rout Tri-City.

Jacks create mayhem in March.

Bigg, Grimaldi lead USA U-18's three-peat attempt.

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Today is World Backup Day.

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2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Roster Announced

Team USA Looks for Third Straight Gold Medal at IIHF World Men's U18 Championship


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 22-player roster for the 2011 U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s U18 Championship from April 14-24, in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany.
Team USA will look to win its third consecutive gold medal after capturing the world title in 2010 in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus, and in 2009 in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.

Highlighting the roster are two returnees from the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that captured the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Men’s U18 Championship - forwards Tyler Biggs (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Rocco Grimaldi (Rossmoor, Calif.).

The U.S. will feature seven defensemen at the tournament, including Seth Jones (Plano, Texas), Barrett Kaib (Upper St. Clair, Pa.), Jake McCabe (Eau Claire, Wis.), Connor Murphy (Dublin, Ohio), Michael Paliotta (Westport, Conn.), Robbie Russo (Westmont, Ill.) and Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.).
Biggs and Grimaldi highlight the group of 13 forwards, which also includes Cole Bardreau (Fairport, N.Y.), Reid Boucher (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Travis Boyd (Hopkins, Minn.), Dan Carlson (Corcoran, Minn.), Ryan Haggerty (Stamford, Conn.), Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.), Zac Larraza (Scottsdale, Ariz.), J.T. Miller (East Palestine, Ohio), Blake Pietila (Brighton, Mich.), Adam Reid (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Henrik Samuelsson (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
Backstopping Team USA will be goaltenders John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Matt McNeely (Apple Valley, Minn.).

For the complete U.S. roster, click here.

The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will play two pre-tournament games against Canada (April 9) and Finland (April 11) in Dresden, Germany, before opening tournament play on April 14 against Switzerland at Crimmitschau Arena at 7:30 p.m. local time (1:30 p.m. EDT). Team USA's complete schedule can be found below.

Beginning with the preliminary round, all of the U.S. games will be streamed live on USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

NOTES: The U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team will be led by Ron Rolston, who is serving as head coach at his fourth IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship. He previously led the U.S. to two gold medals (2005, 2009) and one silver medal (2007). Rolston is currently in his seventh season as head coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Chadd Cassidy, Tim Taylor, Joe Exter and Matt Curley, all coaches with USA Hockey's NTDP, will serve as assistant coaches for Team USA … All 22 players on the U.S. roster come from USA Hockey’s NTDP … The roster includes 18 players born in 1993 and four from the 1994 birth year. Defenseman Seth Jones, born Oct. 3, 1994, is Team USA’s youngest player, while forward Adam Reid, born Jan. 29, 1993, is the oldest … The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record seven consecutive medals, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005-06 and 2009-10, two silver medals (2004, 2007) and one bronze medal (2008). Team USA’s five gold medals are the most of any country in IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship history since the inception of the tournament in 1999. Team USA earned its first gold medal in 2002 … The U.S. will be competing in Group A against Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Slovakia. Group B consists of Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway and Sweden ... More information about the 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship can be found here.

Team USA 2011 IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship Schedule
April 14-24 • Crimmitschau, Germany

Date Opponent
Time (Local/EDT)

Live Webcast
Sat., April 9 Canada (exhibition)* 4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Mon., April 11 Finland (exhibition)* 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Thu., April 14 Switzerland 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m. FASTHockey.com
Fri., April 15 Slovakia 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. FASTHockey.com
Sun., April 17 Russia 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m. FASTHockey.com
Tue., April 19 Germany 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m. FASTHockey.com
Thu., April 21 Quarterfinals TBD
Sat., April 23 Semifinals TBD
Sun., April 24 Bronze-Medal Game 2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game 6:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.
*Exhibition games will be played in Dresden, Germany

Seventh Annual USA Hockey National Disabled Festival
Set for This Weekend in Blaine, Minn.
Stanley Cup to Make Appearance at Opening Ceremony Friday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The seventh annual USA Hockey National Disabled Festival is set to take place this weekend (April 1-3) at the Schwan Super Rink, part of the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.

The Festival encompasses all four disciplines of disabled hockey, including deaf/hard of hearing, special, sled and standing/amputee hockey. A total of 41 teams will compete in the event in 10 divisions.

The event will feature youth and adult sled tournaments, including the first-ever Adult Sled Hockey National Championships; special and standing/amputee hockey competition; and deaf/hard of hearing hockey practices, games and seminars.

Highlighting the weekend will be an appearance by the Stanley Cup, which will be featured at the opening ceremony on Friday (April 1) from 7 - 9 p.m. CDT.

All events are open to the public.

NOTES: Minnesota Hockey, an affiliate of USA Hockey, in conjunction with USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey Section, is serving as host for the USA Hockey National Disabled Festival ... Last year's USA Hockey National Disabled Festival took place in Laurel, Md.

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Chas McFeely from San Francisco has a website, Hook Chas Up, to find the love of his life. And he's giving $10,000 to the person who finds her for him. Chas says: "If this helps me find a soulmate, it'll be worth bazillions. But I don't have bazillions. $10K seemed to say, 'I'm serious but not insane.'"

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Jumping ship: Argos get Jyles from Bombers.

Suber springs to life with Bombers.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Hi everybody. I'm Jimmy.



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A Georgia (Camden) fourth-grader has correctly predicted the Final Four in this year's NCAA basketball tournament. Patrick Lindsey picked the teams as part of a project in class.

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Today in Elvis History:

1966 - The movie "Frankie and Johnny," starring Elvis Presley and Donna Douglas, premiered in Baton Rouge, LA.

1977 - An Elvis Presley concert in Baton Rouge, LA, was postponed after Elvis did not return from the intermission.

1986 - Elvis Presley's "Crying In The Chapel" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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A North Carolina (Clover) woman says someone taped a Polaroid of a naked stranger to the flag on her mailbox. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles single "Can't Buy Me Love" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1969 - George Harrison and Patti Harrison, appeared in court charged with possession of cannabis. They were fined 250 pounds.

1969 - In Amsterdam John Lennon and Yoko Ono ended their "Bed-In" so they could premiere Ono's new film "Rape" in Vienna.

1972 - The Official Beatles Fan Club closed.

1984 - The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #53 in the U.K.

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Since no one went home last week, 2 finalists will get the boot on tonight's results show. Fantasia will perform, as well as will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and Jamie Foxx.

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Today in Sports History:

1906 - The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was founded to set rules in amateur sports. The organization became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910.

1923 - King Clancy (Ottawa Senators) played all six positions in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He played goalie for 2 minutes while Clint Benedict served a penalty.

1931 - Knute Rockne died in a plane crash.

1968 - Seattle chose the nickname Pilots for their new AL franchise.

1972 - The Major League Baseball Players Association voted to go on strike on April 1.

1973 - Muhammad Ali wore a $10000 robe with "The Peoples Champion" inscribed on it. Ali lost the fight to Ken Norton. Elvis Presley had given the robe to Ali on January 2, 1971.

1990 - Joe Sakic became the youngest person in NHL history to score 100 points in a season. He was also the first to do so with a last-place team.

1991 - Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) recorded his 86th goal of the season. It was the third best total in NHL history.

1992 - Cotton Fitzsimmons (Phoenix Suns) became the sixth coach in NBA history to get 800 career wins.

1997 - Martina Hingis, 16 years old, became the youngest women's tennis player to reach the world number-one mark.

1998 - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks debuted in the major leagues.

1998 - Pokey Reese (Cincinnati Reds) tied a major league record when he had four errors on opening day.

2003 - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the season opener between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

2004 - NFL owners adopted a 15-yard penalty for excessive celebrations. The penalty was added to the fines previously in place for choreographed and multiplayer celebrations. Also, if the infraction was flagrant the player would be ejected. The previous day the owners had instituted a modified instant replay system for five years.

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Tonight on American Idol: After last week's Judges' Save, the Top 11 finalists perform the songs of Elton John.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.            

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Wednesday













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

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Today is March 30th, the 89th day of 2011. There are 276 days left in the year.

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Leafs keep playoff hopes alive by beating Sabres.

Flyers cool off Pens.

Hurricanes edge Capitals in shootout.

Jackets top slumping Panthers in shootout.

Bruins blank weary Hawks.

Habs end drought in win over Thrashers.

Lightning shut down Senators.

Wild ends slide by beating Blues in shootout.

Canucks clinch West with win over Preds.

Brown's pair leads Kings to win over Oilers.

Coyotes top Stars in shootout.

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Today's birthdays: Actor John Astin (Gomez Addams on The Addams Family TV show) is 81; actor Warren Beatty is 74; rocker Eric Clapton is 66; comedian/actor Paul Reiser (Mad About You) is 54; rapper MC Hammer (real name Stanley Kirk Burrell) is 49; TV personality Piers Morgan (CNN, America's Got Talent) is 46; singer Celine Dion is 43.


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Siemer, Schmaltz, Skoff named USHL players of the week.

Next stop for Tabisz is ECHL.

Q & A with Lancers goaltender John Keeney.

Off the ice: Luke Sandler.

Gamblers in good position for Anderson, Clark Cups.

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Today is Doctor's Day.

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2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Roster
to Be Announced Wednesday on USAHockey.com

Team USA to Compete in 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 22-player roster for the 2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will be unveiled tomorrow (March 30) at 12 p.m. EDT exclusively on USAHockey.com.

The U.S. squad will compete at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's U18 Championship from April 14-24, in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany. Team USA will look to win its third consecutive gold medal after capturing the world title in 2010 in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus, and in 2009 in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.

The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team enters the tournament having captured a record seven consecutive medals, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005-06 and 2009-10, two silver medals (2004, 2007) and one bronze medal (2008).

Team USA will be led by head coach Ron Rolston, who is serving in the position for the fourth time. Currently in his seventh season as head coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Rolston guided the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team to two gold medals (2005, 2009) and one silver medal (2007) at the IIHF World Men's U18 Championship.

NOTES: Chadd Cassidy, Matt Curley, Joe Exter and Tim Taylor, all coaches with USA Hockey's NTDP, will serve as assistant coaches for Team USA ... Team USA’s five gold medals are the most of any country in IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship history since the inception of the tournament in 1999 ... The 2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will play two pre-tournament games against Canada (April 9) and Finland (April 11) in Dresden, Germany ... The U.S. will be competing in Group A against Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Slovakia. Group B consists of Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway and Sweden ... All of Team USA's games, beginning with the first preliminary-round game against Switzerland (April 14), will be streamed live on USAHockey.FASTHockey.com ... More information about the 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship can be found here.

Team USA 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship Schedule
April 14-24 • Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany

Date Opponent Location
Time (Local/EDT)

Sat., April 9 Canada (exhibition) Dresden 4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Mon., April 11 Finland (exhibition) Dresden 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Thu., April 14 Switzerland Crimmitschau 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Fri., April 15 Slovakia Crimmitschau 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Sun., April 17 Russia Crimmitschau 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Tue., April 19 Germany Crimmitschau 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Thu., April 21 Quarterfinals Crimmitschau TBD
Sat., April 23 Semifinals Crimmitschau TBD
Sun., April 24 Bronze-Medal Game Crimmitschau 2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game Crimmitschau 6:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.
*All tournament games (excluding exhibition) will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com

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Authorities in Santa Cruz, California, are putting the police in the palm of your hand with a new iPhone app. The fine citizens of Santa Cruz will be able to submit crime tips right from their iPhones and have instant access to a load of crime-related features such as police scanners, crime maps, photos and video.

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Riders release Chunky Adams.

Stephen: Stamps building on success.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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J-I-M-M-Y. Jimmy up there.



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Money may not buy happiness, but beauty buys both money and happiness, according to a worldwide study. Researchers found that beautiful people are generally happier than uglies like me. And beauty delivers economic results, which leads to even more happiness.

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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - In Hawaii, a resolution was passed "expressing gratitude and appreciation to Elvis Presley and Col. Tom Parker" for helping to raise funds for the USS Arizona.

1967 - Elvis Presley's "Guitar Man" hit #19 in the U.K.

2004 - The album "Maximum Elvis" was released. It contained the songs "The King Of Western Bop", "A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues", "Let's Get Real, Real Gone For A Change", "The Snowman", "This Unspeakably Untallnted, Vulgar Young Entertainer", "At The Movies", "A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him", "The Hippie Element", "Death" and "Resurrection?".

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Hoping to encourage a couple of pandas to mate, authorities at a zoo in northern Thailand began showing Chuang Chuang and his partner, Lin Hui, videos of other pandas mating. The press called it "panda porn".

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.

1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

2007 - A man was arrested after trying to force his way into Paul McCartney's mansion in Sussex.

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Shoe company Crocs said Tuesday that it has donated 100,000 pairs of shoes to Feed The Children and other organizations, which will work to distribute to those hardest hit by the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami.

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Today in Sports History:

1925 - The Victoria Cougars of the WCHL became the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.

1946 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored his first of three overtime goal in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1980 - George Gervin (San Antonio) became the fifth NBA player to win at least three consecutive scoring titles.

1993 - The Ottawa Senators lost their 37th consecutive road game to tie the NHL record that had been set in 1975.

1997 - Golfer John Daly checked into the Betty Ford Clinic after a drinking binge a few days earlier.

2002 - The Dallas Stars lost 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. The game ended the Stars' streak of 50 straight wins when leading after 2 periods.

2004 - NFL owners approved a modified version of the instant replay system for five years. They added a third coaches' challenge if the first two were successful.

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Tonight on American Idol: After last week's Judges' Save, the Top 11 finalists perform the songs of Elton John.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.            

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is March 29th, the 88th day of 2011. There are 277 days left in the year.

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Hossa's OT goal lifts Hawks past Wings.

Selanne's five-point night leads Ducks past Avs.

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Today's birthdays: Comedian/actor Eric Idle (Shrek the Third, Monty Python films) is 68; John Major, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is 68; NBA Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 66; comedian Amy Sedaris is 50; model Elle Macpherson is 48; actress Annabella Sciorra (The Sopranos) is 47; actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) is 43.


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Force fall on the road to Sioux Falls.

USHL power rankings.

Buccaneers suffer tough-luck loss.

Lumberjacks unveil new mascot.

Lancers forward Oddo commits to Ohio State.

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A guy in Pennsylvania faces various charges after he allegedly stuffed a bag of shrimp in his pants and tried to flee.

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University of North Dakota Retains No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of North Dakota, which last weekend defeated No. 15 Rensselaer and No. 7 University of Denver in the NCAA Midwest Regional, enters its 20th NCAA Men's Frozen Four as the No. 1 team in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. North Dakota, which improved to 32-8-3 overall, collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the sixth week in a row.

The University of Michigan (462) advances four places to No. 2 after defeating No. 14 University of Nebraska Omaha and No. 11 Colorado College in the NCAA West Regional en route to its 24th Frozen Four berth. The University of Minnesota Duluth (418), which emerged from the NCAA East Regional with wins over No. 12 Union College and No. 6 Yale University and clinched its fourth trip to the Frozen Four, moves up nine spots to No. 3. The University of Notre Dame (394) secures the No. 4 spot after defeating No. 10 Merrimack College and No. 9 University of New Hampshire to win the NCAA Northeast Regional and advance to its second-ever Frozen Four. Boston College (378) rounds out the top five after falling to Colorado College in the NCAA West Regional semifinal.

The NCAA Men's Frozen Four begins on April 7 in St. Paul, Minn., with No. 1 North Dakota facing off against No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 Minnesota Duluth facing No. 4 Notre Dame. The winners of the two semifinal match-ups will play on April 9 for the NCAA championship.

NOTES: The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus before the last poll of the season is released on April 11 following the Frozen Four ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boasts four ranked programs and Hockey East and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 19 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th 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.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Men's College Hockey Poll - #25
(first-place votes in parentheses)


Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2010-11 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of North Dakota, 510 (34)
1
32-8-3
25
2University of Michigan, 462
6
28-10-4
25
3University of Minnesota Duluth, 418
12
24-10-6
25
4University of Notre Dame, 394
9
25-13-5
22
5Boston College, 378
2
30-8-1
25
6Yale University, 330
3
28-7-1
25
7University of Denver, 302
5
25-12-5
25
8Miami University, 282
4
23-10-6
25
9University of New Hampshire, 230
11
22-11-6
25
10Merrimack College, 200
7
25-10-4
12
11Colorado College, 186
13
23-19-3
3
12Union College, 134
8
26-10-4
22
13Western Michigan University, 128
10
19-13-10
5
14University of Nebraska Omaha, 94
14
21-16-2
21
15Rensselaer, 16
15
20-13-5
15


Others receiving votes: Dartmouth College, 10; Boston University, 4; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1; United States Air Force Academy, 1.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns is working on a documentary about the Vietnam War. He's done docs on the Civil War and WWII.

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CFL.ca presents top-ten clutch plays of 2010.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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What's this thing Daddy?



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On DVD Today: Black Swan (Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis); Tangled (Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi); Mad Men: Season Four.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley's "Don't" hit #2 in the U.K.

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Always On My Mind."

1976 - In Memphis, Bruce Springsteen jumped a fence at Graceland in an attempt to see his idol, Elvis Presley.

2004 - The Vermont Teddy Bear Company released a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered from March 29-April 24, 2004, at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.

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Of the 5.9 million people in ESPN's NCAA Tournament bracket, just two predicted the Final Four correctly.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko was pregnant.

1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.

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 It appears all of my favorite movies are slowly being remade. First there was RoboCop, and now Child's Play. The first Child's Play came out in 1988.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The first NHL Stanley Cup Final between two U.S.-based teams took place. The Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers to get their first Stanley Cup title.

1970 - Tony Esposito (Chicago Black Hawks) recorded his 15th shutout. It was an NHL record for rookie goalies and the most shut outs in the modern era.

1973 - Bobby Clarke (Philadelphia Flyers) became the first NHL player from a post-'67 expansion team to score 100 points in a season.

1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.

1998 - Tennessee won the woman's college basketball championship over Louisiana. Tennessee had set an NCAA record with regular season record of 39-0.

1999 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,072nd professional goal (WHA and NHL combined) passing Gordie Howe who had scored 1,071.

2004 - Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) spoke to the media for the first time since Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) sucker-punched him during a game on March 9.

2004 - The NHL approved the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers from Time Warner.

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The French daredevil who calls himself "Spiderman" climbed the world's tallest building Monday -- the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.            

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations













It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 28th, the 87th day of 2011. There are 278 days left in the year.

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Pens top Panthers in fourth straight shootout win.

Ladd's shootout goal lifts Thrashers past Senators.

Schneider stellar as Canucks earn 50th win.

Bruins clinch playoff spot by edging Flyers.

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Today's birthdays: Actress Dianne Wiest (Hannah & Her Sisters, Law & Order) is 63; actor/comedian Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up, Dodgeball, Wedding Crashers) is 41; beauty queen and TV personality Shanna Moakler is 36; actress Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You, the Bourne films) is 30; singer Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is 25.


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Fighting Saints clinch first-round bye in USHL playoffs.

Reilly twins enjoy successful season.

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Two cakes will be served at the royal wedding reception and guests will have Prince William to thank for it. His favorite 'chocolate biscuit cake' will be served and will feature more than 30 pounds of chocolate.

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2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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The playground is fun!



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The NFL's oldest cheerleader is going to have a movie made of her life story. Laura Vikmanis is 42 and the mother of two teenagers. No movie title or released date yet.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley arrived at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training. He was stationed there for six months.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "It Hurts Me" hit #29 in the U.S.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley appeared on television's "Oprah."

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According to a new survey, 85% of women say they flirt to get a discount.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London unveiled its wax version of the Beatles.

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" was #1 in Australia. They also held the next five spots with other singles.

1966 - Ringo Starr and George Harrison attended a Roy Orbison concert in Walthamstow, England.

1970 - The Beatles single "Hey Jude" hit #2 in the U.S.

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 A large supply of yellow rubber ducks intended for a fund-raising event has been stolen from a police academy in suburban Chicago. Some 2,500 ducks went missing.

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Today in Sports History:

1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games.

1963 - Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans of the American Football League was changing its name to the New York Jets.

1990 - Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President George Bush.

2002 - Former NFL player Dexter Manley was sentenced to two years in jail for evidence tampering. He had been convicted for attempting to swallow cocaine he was carrying and then failed to meet with his probation officer.

2002 - Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner had the middle toe on his right foot amputated due to frostbite. He had been stranded overnight in Wyoming on February 14.

2002 - Eric Cairns (New York Islanders) was suspended by the NHL for two games. The previous night Cairns had punched Radek Bonk (Ottawa Senators).

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The coffee giant Starbucks turns 40 Wednesday.

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FONTANA, Calif. -- Hometown boy (finally) makes good.
Kevin Harvick, who grew up in Bakersfield -- about 150 miles from Auto Club Speedway -- needed a last-lap pass of Jimmie Johnson to win for the first time at the 2-mile track, in his 18th attempt.
Harvick won Sunday's Auto Club 400, powering his No. 29 Chevrolet to the outside of Johnson's No. 48 Chevy through Turns 3 and 4 and beating Johnson to the finish line by .144 seconds.
Read the rest here.











FONTANA, Calif. -- Kyle Busch drove it like he stole it over the final 13 laps at Auto Club Speedway, because that’s exactly what happened in Saturday’s Royal Purple 300 Nationwide Series race.
About the only thing he didn’t get was a grand larceny charge.
Thanks to a two-tire call with 13 laps left, Busch exited the pits with a five-second lead over runner-up Carl Edwards and won a race in a No. 18 Toyota that was, at best, a third-place car.
Read the rest here.
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Sources say a big chunk of Elizabeth Taylor's $600 million estate will go to two AIDS charities.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are multiple advantages to starting on the front row on IZOD IndyCar Series road/street courses. In the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, one was avoiding the seven-car blockade in Turn 1 of the first lap.
Dario Franchitti and pole sitter Will Power were among those who kept their cars' noses clean at the start and subsequent side-by-side restarts through 100 laps on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit by the bay, and that's the way they completed the season opener.
Read the rest here.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was the No. 1 weekend movie with $24.4 million. Sucker Punch opened in second. Jake Gyllenhaal's Source Code opens Friday.
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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.            

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