Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Wednesday












Hip, hip, hooray! It's Wednesday today. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 31st, the 243rd day of 2011. There are 122 days left in the year.

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Flyers ink James van Riemsdyk to 6-year deal they won’t regret.

What we learned: Enough with the outdoor hockey games.

LA Kings make uniform changes, drop purple.

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Today's Birthdays: Baseball legend Frank Robinson (the first black manager in Major League history) is 76 ... Actor Richard Gere is 62 ... Actress/comedian Julie Brown is 53 ... Singer Deborah Gibson is 41 ... Actor Zack Ward (A Christmas Story) is 41 ... Actor Chris Tucker is 39 ... Actress Sara Ramírez is 36.

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Riders set for Fan Day.

Vanstone: Miller made the best choice.

Riders' Darian Durant misses his mentor.

The Riders are back in action this coming Sunday, September 4th for the annual Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Riders, with Ken Miller back at the controls as the teams' Head Coach, look for a reversal of fortune after a disastrous 1-7 start, the worst mark in the CFL. Winnipeg, which went 4-14 last season, enter the game at 7-1, the best record in the league. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. The game can also be seen live in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is Love Litigating Lawyers Day.

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Obrand: A promising second half looms.

Moffat: Hopkins, Floyd happy to be Alouettes.

Burris, Forzani headline Players of the Week.

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 first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress on this date in 1852.

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Wounded Beavers look for answers Saturday.

Beavers totally focused on Sacramento State.

The Beavers open their 2012 college football season this Saturday, September 3rd at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, hosting the Sacramento State Hornets. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan call the action on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network, with kickoff set for 4:00pm EDT. Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the official Oregon State Beavers football website here.

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With the 9/11 anniversary falling on a Sunday, more than 90 cartoonists with five different syndicates have banded together to dedicate their strips on Sept. 11 to those whose lives were lost in the attacks.

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I'm three, see? 1-2-3. Three!

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The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1887. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

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ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton provided the boost the Rangers needed in a 2-0 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark with 23,069 watching.

In defeat, the Rays (73-61) took their second consecutive loss while moving to 3-2 on their current seven-game road trip. Tampa Bay is now 17-10 in August as it approaches the final 28 games of the 2011 season.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1920, The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired. The station was 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- At this rate, the Giants' series this weekend against the Arizona won't be a confrontation between the National League West's top two teams. It'll be a coronation for the division-leading D-backs.

The Giants kept sliding toward 2012 Tuesday night, delivering another uninspiring performance in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. San Francisco dropped a season-high six games out of first place with its 21st defeat in 30 games while Arizona lengthened its winning streak to eight games.

Read the rest here.

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Eighty-six year old Leroy Leutscher of Arizona slipped and fell on a pair of pruning shears that went right through his eye and down his neck. Amazingly, he's doing pretty well given the circumstances. After the accident Luetscher was rushed to the hospital, where surgeons removed the shears and rebuilt his eye socket.

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Today in Elvis History:

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" hit #22 in the U.K.

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A South Carolina woman was approached by two men in a McDonald's parking lot where they offered to sell her an iPad. She had $180 on her and the men agreed to that price. When she got home, she found out it was really just a block of wood with an Apple logo painted on the back.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.

1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

1999 - The album "All You Need Is Love - Beatles Songs for Kids" was released.

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A bus driver filed assault charges Tuesday against Matthew Fox for a Saturday night incident in which he allegedly hit her while attempting to board her hired coach in Cleveland. The city's prosecutors office said it was reviewing Heather Bormann's complaint.

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Today in Sports History:

1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1950 - Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.

1959 - Sandy Koufax set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.

1969 - The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.

1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

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MEN: THINGS NOT TO BE CHEAP ABOUT -- A popular blog for men says guys should never go cheap on:

Alcohol
Toilet Paper
Razors
Canned Ravioli
Condoms
Mattresses
Paper Plates
Umbrellas
Batteries

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

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

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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That's all for another day. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's Tuesday












Good day Sunshine, It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 30th, the 242nd day of 2011. There are 123 days left in the year.

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Langkow gets a chance to resurrect his career.

Chatting with Alex Ovechkin.

Shanahan prepares for role as NHL disciplinarian.

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Today's Birthdays: Businessman Warren Buffett is 81 ... Illustrator Robert Crumb is 68 ... Actress Peggy Lipton is 65 ... Comedian Lewis Black is 63 ... Actor Timothy Bottoms is 60 ... Actor Michael Chiklis is 48 ... Actress Cameron Diaz is 39 ... TV personality Lisa Ling is 38 ... Tennis player Andy Roddick is 29.

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U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Sweden, 2-0,
at 2011 Women's IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series


Molly Schaus Earns Third Straight Shutout

VIERUMAKI, Finland -- Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) made 29 saves to help lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 2-0 victory over Sweden in its fifth game of the International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series. With the win, the U.S. improved to 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament.

"I'm really proud of the way that our team battled today," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011-12 U.S. Women's National Team. "It was a hard-fought win, and they found a way to get the job done."

After a scoreless first period, Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) struck for her fourth power-play goal and eighth tally of the tournament at 3:33 of the second period. Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) scored 10 minutes later to extend the U.S. lead to two goals.

The U.S. held its 2-0 lead through the third period, as Schaus made 17 saves in the final frame to seal the victory and collect her third shutout of the tournament. Overall, Team USA outshot Sweden, 51-29, in the game.

The U.S. Women's National Team will next play Finland tomorrow (Aug. 31) at 11 a.m. EDT in its final game of the event here at Vierumäki Arena.

NOTES: Kacey Bellamy was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kelli Stack leads the team in scoring with 10 points (4-6) through five games ... Jenny Potter served as the alternate captain for the match-up against Sweden ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will continue to serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season. She will be assisted by Mark Hudak, women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College ... To follow the team in Finland, check out the blog.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 2 - 0 - 2
SWE 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

First Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: SWE, Nevalainen (high-sticking).

Second Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Knight (Duggan, Lamoureux-Kolls), 3:33 (pp); 2, USA, M. Lamoureux-Kolls (McMillen, Stack), 13:47. Penalties: SWE, Fallman (tripping), 2:27; SWE, Vikdahl (tripping), 4:55; USA, Boucher (holding), 8:26; USA, Coyne (body-checking), 19:56.

Third Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Pucci (hooking), 1:27; SWE, Olsson (holding the stick), 10:59; SWE, Vikdahl (body-checking), 19:04.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 19 22 10 51
SWE 6 6 17 29

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Schaus, 60:00 6-6 6-6 17-17 29-29
SWE, Martin, 60:00 19-19 22-20 10-10 51-49

Power Play: USA 1-5; SWE 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; SWE 5-10

Team USA 2011 IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Tournament Series Schedule
Vierumäki, Finland • Vierumäki Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)/Result Links
Wed., Aug. 24 Russia W, 12-0 Game Blog
Thurs., Aug. 25 Japan W, 13-0 Game Blog
Sat., Aug. 27 Switzerland W, 11-1 Game Blog
Sun., Aug. 28 Canada W, 4-0 Game Blog
Mon., Aug. 29 Canada* L, 3-4 (SO) Game Blog
Tues., Aug. 30 Sweden W, 2-0 Game Blog
Wed., Aug. 31 Finland 6 p.m./11 a.m. Game Blog
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U.S. Women's National Team Falls in a Shootout to Canada, 4-3

Exhibition Game Took Part in Conjunction with IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series

VIERUMAKI, Finland -- The U.S. Women's National Team lost to Canada, 4-3 in a shootout, in an exhibition game that took place in conjunction with the International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series here today. The U.S. will resume tournament action tomorrow against Sweden, having thus far posted a perfect 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record at the event.

"It was a disappointing finish to a tough game overall," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Team. "We hope to bounce back with a lot more energy and jump against Sweden tomorrow."

Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored back-to-back goals 20 seconds apart to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the first period. Canada's Gillian Apps cut the lead in half at 2:41 before Jocelyne Larocque evened the score at 7:05 to send the teams into intermission tied, 2-2.

Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) scored a power-play goal at 13:54 of the middle frame to give the U.S. a one-goal lead. But two minutes later, Canada's Jayna Hefford tied the score once again.

A scoreless third period and extra frame sent both teams into a shootout. Despite a goal by Team USA's Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio), Canada connected on three of its shootout attempts to come away with the victory.

Team USA goalie Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) turned aside 31 shots in the loss, while Canada's Genevieve Lacasse made for 44 saves in the victory.

Team USA's game against Sweden, which will take place tomorrow (Aug. 30) at 8 a.m. EDT, will mark its fifth of six tournament games. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Julie Chu was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kelli Stack leads the team in scoring with nine points (4-5) through four games in the IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series ... Jenny Potter and Molly Engstrom served as alternate captains for the match-up against Canada ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will continue to serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season. She will be assisted by Mark Hudak, women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College ... To follow the team in Finland, check out the blog.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

CAN 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 4
USA 2 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 3

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Knight (unassisted), 1:35; 2, USA, Knight (Kessel), 1:55; 3, CAN, Apps (unassisted), 2:41; 4, CAN, Larocque (Apps), 7:05. Penalties: CAN, Deluce (tripping), 3:13; CAN, Irwin (hooking), 13:55; CAN, Apps (elbowing), 16:48.

Second Period - Scoring: 5, USA, Decker (Lamoureux-Kolls), 13:54 (pp); 6, CAN, Hefford (Agosta), 16:55. Penalties: USA, Engstrom (interference), 1:56; CAN, Apps (tripping), 2:35; CAN, Scanzano (body-checking), 12:54.

Third Period - Penalties: USA, Duggan (hooking), 7:45; CAN, Scanzano (too many men), 18:51.

Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (hooking), 3:00.

Shootout - CAN, Hefford (goal); USA, Decker (no goal); CAN, Ouellette (no goal); USA, Stack (goal); CAN, Agosta (no goal); USA, Knight (no goal); USA, Potter (no goal); CAN, Irwin (no goal); USA, Pucci (no goal), CAN, Hefford (goal); CAN, Wakefield (goal).

Shots by Period
1 2 3 OT SO Total
CAN 11 10 10 3 1 35
USA 13 16 15 3 0 47

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 OT SO Total
CAN, Lacasse, 63:05 11-11 16-15 15-15 3-3 0-0 45-44
CAN, Knox, 1:55 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0
USA, Vetter 65:00 11-9 10-9 10-10 3-3 1-0 35-31

Power Play: USA 1-6; CAN 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; CAN 6-12

Team USA 2011 IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Tournament Series Schedule
Vierumäki, Finland • Vierumäki Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)/Result Links
Wed., Aug. 24 Russia W, 12-0 Game Blog
Thurs., Aug. 25 Japan W, 13-0 Game Blog
Sat., Aug. 27 Switzerland W, 11-1 Game Blog
Sun., Aug. 28 Canada W, 4-0 Game Blog
Mon., Aug. 29 Canada* L, 3-4 (SO) Game Blog
Tues., Aug. 30 Sweden 3 p.m./8 a.m. Game Blog
Wed., Aug. 31 Finland 6 p.m./11 a.m. Game Blog
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Fohr Named Assistant Coach at National Team Development Program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Nick Fohr has been named assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., it was announced today. Fohr will help guide the U.S. National Under-17 Team in the 2011-12 season.

“Nick is highly regarded and will be a terrific addition to our coaching staff,” said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations at the NTDP. "He brings the energy, commitment and experience needed to help our players reach their full potential."

Fohr most recently completed his second stint at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as director of hockey operations. He previously served in the same position from 2004-07 before working behind the bench as assistant coach for the Mavericks (2007-2010). Fohr also spent time at UNO as an undergraduate assistant coach in 2002-03.

Prior to his time with the Mavericks, Fohr was an undergraduate assistant coach at Miami University.

"Very few people get the opportunity to represent their country on such a large stage," said Fohr. "I'm extremely excited and look forward to getting started right away."

Fohr was a four-year letterwinner with UNO (1998-2002) and also played for two seasons with the United States Hockey League's Lincoln Stars (1996-98), where he earned a spot on the USHL All-Star Team in 1997-98.

Fohr replaces Chadd Cassidy, who left to become an assistant coach with the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans after five seasons at the NTDP.

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On this date in 1645, American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

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Pedersen: It's Miller time for Riders.

Miller leads Riders into Labour Day. (Video)

The Riders are back in action this coming Sunday, September 4th for the annual Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Riders, with Ken Miller back at the controls as the teams' Head Coach, look for a reversal of fortune after a disastrous 1-7 start, the worst mark in the CFL. Winnipeg, which went 4-14 last season, enter the game at 7-1, the best record in the league. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. The game can also be seen live in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is National Holistic Pet Day.

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Iannuzzi waiting for chance with Lions.

Higgins: Parker interception and more questions.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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ON DVD TODAY -- Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family; 90210: The Third Season
Cougar Town: The Complete Second Season; Desperate Housewives: The Complete Seventh Season; Detroit 1-8-7: The Complete First Season; House, M.D.: Season Seven; Sons of Anarchy: Season Three; Parenthood: Season 2.

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Beavers set to kickoff with Sacramento State Saturday.

BNO to offer live video of season opener.

Vote for Benny for Capital One National Mascot of the Year.

Visit the official Oregon State Beavers football website here.

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Here's the Top 15 Funniest Signs from Reader's Digest.

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Okay Mommy, I've covered mine eyes. Now you can pick out something good for me!

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National Toasted Marshmallow Day is today.

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TORONTO -- Johnny Damon hit two home runs and drove in three runs, but it was not enough for the Rays on Monday.

They were left to lament three other hard-hit balls that became double plays as the Blue Jays' dormant bats came alive for a 7-3 victory before 19,725 at Rogers Centre to prevent a Rays' sweep of the four-game series.

The Blue Jays have not been swept in a four-game series at home since the Red Sox did it May 31-June 3, 2003.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1682, William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants hitters sank to unprecedented depths Monday night, joined in their descent by an unusual companion: Tim Lincecum.

San Francisco's offense was more lifeless than ever, mustering a season-low two hits. Departing from the Cy Young Award-winning form that he had sustained lately, Lincecum surrendered a career-worst three home runs.

This mixture proved toxic for the Giants, whose World Series title defense appeared increasingly futile after a 7-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Read the rest here.

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Can National Guard trucks drive under water? A video on You Tube apparently shows a pair of National Guard trucks driving down the street in Manville, New Jersey, fully submerged in water -- with only their rooftops showing. At the end of the video, camo-uniformed guardsmen climb out the windows and onto the vehicles' roofs.

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Today in Elvis History:

1966 - Principal filming was finished for the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #1 in the U.K.

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A Michigan man surely is asking himself why he ever dated this woman. He awoke one recent morning to find that his car was covered in peanut butter, dog food and maple syrup. The man's ex-girlfriend is suspected to be responsible.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was released.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1984 - Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.

2005 - The Paul McCartney single "Fine Line" was released on a CD-single. The release also contained the non-LP tracks "Comfort in Love" and "Growing Up Falling Down".

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On this date in 1984, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time. On the voyage three communications satellites were deployed.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. The game only took 57 minutes to play.

1937 - Joe Louis won a 15-round decision over Tommy Farr in his first defense of his heavyweight title.

1966 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit home runs from both sides of the plate against St. Louis.

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1987 - Canada's Ben Johnson set the world record in the 100 meter race at 9.83. Johnson later lost the record due to steroid use.

2001 - Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game.

2002 - The major league baseball players union and the team owners came to an agreement that avoided a player's strike set to begin on this day.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

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

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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That's all for another day. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations












Good morning y'all, It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 29th, the 241st day of 2011. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Loaded Capitals again search for elusive Cup.

Summer with Stanley 2011 blog -- Tim Thomas.

12-acre corn maze honors Thomas and Bruins.

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 75 ... Actor Elliott Gould is 73 ... Singer Michael Jackson would have been 53 ... Actress Rebecca De Mornay is 52 ... Actress Carla Gugino is 40 ... Actress Lea Michele is 25.

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Rider legend George Reed's life is more than football.

The Riders are back in action this coming Sunday, September 4th for the annual Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Riders, with Ken Miller back at the controls as the teams' Head Coach, look for a reversal of fortune after a disastrous 1-7 start, the worst mark in the CFL. Winnipeg, which went 4-14 last season, enter the game at 7-1, the best record in the league. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. The game can also be seen live in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is According to Hoyle Day.

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CFL Replay: A look back on Week #9.

Landry: Boatmen leaving stormy seas behind?

Mullin: Leos aim to rebound post bye week.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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A woman won the 16th Air Guitar World Championships. (This once again proves that a woman can do anything that a man can do no matter how pathetic.)

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My two favorite humans again.

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More Herbs, Less Salt Day is today.

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TORONTO -- While David Price was striking them out, Desmond Jennings was hitting them out.

They proved to be an unbeatable combination for Tampa Bay, as the Rays won their third game in a row over the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-0, on Sunday before 21,618 at Rogers Centre. The Rays have won the first three games of the four-games and go for a sweep on Monday.

Price had a franchise-high 14 strikeouts to go to 9-1 in his career against Toronto. The Rays had 18 strikeouts in the game, also a franchise record.

Jennings hit two home runs in a game for the first time in his career, to give him eight for the season. Both were against Toronto starter Brandon Morrow (9-9) who also gave up a two-run homer to Sean Rodriguez.

Read the rest here.

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Irene's rain and wind -- The highest rainfall and wind totals according to Accuweather (through 2pm ET Sunday). Rainfall: Bunyan, N.C., 14.00 inches. Wind Gusts: Cedar Island, N.C., 115 mph.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The task facing the Giants is simple to figure. That doesn't mean it'll be easy to execute.

The Giants' 4-3, 11-inning loss Sunday to the Houston Astros dropped them four games behind first-place Arizona in the National League West. That's the Giants' largest deficit since the D-backs wrested the division lead from them on Aug. 10.

Read the rest here.

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A photo of a shark swimming down a Puerto Rico street flooded by Hurricane Irene has been making the rounds online. It was posted, picked up by web sites and broadcast on a TV station in Miami. Turns out the image is a fake.

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S.

1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1987 - The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K.

1992 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Femal video to Pink.

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A patent was issued on this date in 1828 to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way.

1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special.

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.

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The Help repeated as the top-grossing film at the North American box office this past weekend, bringing in $14.3 million. Attendance overall was battered by Hurricane Irene and select theater closures in the Northeast.

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Today in Sports History:

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to drive in 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season.

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.

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This is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day.

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SONOMA, Calif. -- Following the brief PEAK Performance Pole Award ceremony in Infineon Raceway's Victory Circle, Will Power noted that to remain close in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship he'd need to "just keep finishing ahead of Dario. It's as simple as that."

It was simple enough in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma as Power pulled away early, didn't have any issues on pit lane, withstood the lone restart challenge and went on to become the first two-time winner in seven years of the event on the 2.303-mile, 12-turn road course.

With the bonus points for the pole start and leading the most laps (71 of 75), Power pulled to 26 points of front-runner Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, who finished fourth.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1886 in New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey..

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

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

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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That's all for another day. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Call 'em butter, they're on a roll! U.S. Women win again









U.S. Women's National Team Shuts Out Canada, 4-0,
at 2011 Women's IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series

Meghan Duggan Named Player of the Game for Second Straight Night


VIERUMAKI, Finland -- Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) made 17 saves to lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 4-0 shutout of Canada in its fourth game of the International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series. With the win, the U.S. improved to 4-0 in the tournament.

"It was a fun game today," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Team. "The kids played on their toes, which made it exciting to watch."

After a scoreless first period, Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) struck for her fourth goal of the Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series at 3:28 of the second period. Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) opened a two-goal lead for the U.S. with a power-play marker at 7:23. Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) lit the lamp at 11:52 of the middle frame and Lisa Chesson (Plainfield, Ill.) tallied a power-play goal with eight seconds remaining in the second period to give the U.S. a four-goal lead.

The U.S. held its 4-0 lead through the third period, outshooting Canada, 43-17, in the game.

Schaus made 17 saves to pick up her second shutout of the IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series.

The U.S. Women's National Team will face Canada again on Monday (Aug. 29) at 9:30 a.m. EDT in an exhibition game at Vierumäki Arena.

NOTES: Meghan Duggan was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Kelli Stack leads the team in scoring with nine points (4-5) through four games ... Julie Chu and Meghan Duggan served as an alternate captain for the match-up against Canada ... For Team USA's full roster, click here ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will continue to serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season. She will be assisted by Mark Hudak, women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College ... To follow the team in Finland, check out the blog.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0 - 4 - 0 - 4
CAN 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

First Period - Penalties: USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (high-sticking), 12:59; USA, Chu (holding the stick), 14:42.

Second Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Duggan (Schoullis), 3:28; 2, USA, J. Lamoureux (Lamoureux-Kolls), 7:23 (pp); 3, USA, Knight (Chu), 11:52; 4, Chesson (J. Lamoureux), 19:52 (pp). Penalties: CAN, Wakefield (cross-checking), 6:31; CAN, Deluce (tripping), 8:30; CAN, Scanzano (tripping), 19:25.

Third Period - Penalties: USA, Chesson (tripping), 16:46; CAN, Scanzano (too many men), 18:51.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 13 16 14 39
CAN 4 4 9 17

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Schaus, 60:00 4-4 4-4 9-9 17-17
CAN, Kessler, 60:00 13-13 16-12 14-14 43-39

Power Play: USA 2-4; CAN 0-3
Penalties: USA 3-6; CAN 4-8

Team USA 2011 IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Tournament Series Schedule
Vierumäki, Finland • Vierumäki Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)/Result Links
Wed., Aug. 24 Russia W, 12-0 Game Blog
Thurs., Aug. 25 Japan W, 13-0 Game Blog
Sat., Aug. 27 Switzerland W, 11-1 Game Blog
Sun., Aug. 28 Canada W, 4-0 Game Blog
Tues., Aug. 30 Sweden 3 p.m./8 a.m. Game Blog
Wed., Aug. 31 Finland 6 p.m./11 a.m. Game Blog



Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's Sunday












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

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Today is August 28th, the 240th day of 2011. There are 125 days left in the year.

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How would teams look if we started from scratch.

Leafs hope signings, young talent equal playoffs.

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Minority Enterprise Development Week starts today.

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U.S. Women's National Team Tops Switzerland, 11-1,
at 2011 Women's IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series

Duggan Named U.S. Player of the Game

VIERUMAKI, Finland -- Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.), Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) each posted three points as the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Switzerland, 11-1, in its third game of the International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series. With the win, the U.S. improved to 3-0 in the tournament.

"We had a young line-up tonight," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2011 U.S. Women's National Team. "It was fun to watch all of those kids share the puck and create a lot of offense. It was one of those games where we were able to work on a lot of different things, which was good for us."

Lamoureux-Kolls opened the scoring with a shorthanded tally at 4:47 in the first period. Switzerland recorded its lone goal of the game less than a minute later on the power play. But the U.S. reclaimed the lead six seconds later, as Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) lit the lamp at 5:28.

Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored back-to-back goals at 5:55 and 6:12 of the first period, with her second tally coming on the power play. Amanda Kessel (Verona, Wis.) followed suit with a power-play marker at 8:01 and Duggan struck for her second goal of the night en route to earning U.S. Player of the Game honors. Lamoureux-Kolls recorded her second goal of the game at 15:32 to give the U.S. a 7-1 lead. With 42 seconds remaining in the first period, Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) notched a power-play goal to put the U.S. ahead 8-1 at the end of the opening frame.

The U.S. held a 10-1 lead at the second intermission thanks to goals from Jen Schoullis (Erie, Pa.) and Lamoureux in the middle frame. Stack scored the lone goal in the third period at 12:22 to secure the U.S. victory.

U.S. netminder Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) made 11 saves in the win.

The U.S. Women's National Team next plays Canada Sunday (Aug. 28) at 7:00 a.m. EDT in its fourth of six games at Vierumäki Arena.

NOTES: Meghan Duggan was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Twelve different players picked up a point in the win over Switzerland ... Stack leads the team in scoring with nine points (4-5) through three games ... Meghan Duggan served as an alternate captain for the match-up against Switzerland ... For Team USA's full roster, click here... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will continue to serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2011-12 season. She will be assisted by Mark Hudak, women's ice hockey coach at Dartmouth College ... To follow the team in Finland, check out the blog.

GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period

USA 8 - 2 - 1 - 11
SUI 1 - 0 - 0 - 1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (Sherry), 4:47 (shg); 2, SUI, Bullo (unassisted), 5:22 (pp); 3, USA, Duggan (Bellamy), 5:28; 4, USA, Knight (Coynem Pucci), 5:55; 5, USA, Knight (Coyne, Stack), 6:12 (pp); 6, Kessel (Bellamy, Pucci), 8:01 (pp); 7, USA, Duggan (Stack), 14:07; 8, USA, Lamoureux-Kolls (J. Lamoureux), 15:32; 9, USA, Decker (J. Lamoureux), 19:18 (pp). Penalties: USA, Bellamy (interference), 3:28; SUI, Stanz (tripping), 3:41; USA, Stack (interference), 3:59; SUI, Thalmann (hooking), 5:41; 6:24, SUI, Marty (kneeing), 6:24; SUI, Lehmann (hooking), 10:54; USA, Stack (hooking), 12:02; USA, McMillen (interference), 16:33; SUI, Waidacher (too many men), 17:19; SUI, Mary (holding), 19:32; SUI, Thalmann (boarding), 19:32.

Second Period - Scoring: 10, USA, Schoullis (unassisted), 3:52; 11, J. Lamoureux (M. Lamoureux-Kolls). Penalties: USA, Schoullis (hooking), 1:44; SUI, S. Marty (interference), 4:25; SUI, J. Marty (tripping), 4:38; SUI, Thalmann (holding the stick), 9:02; USA, Knight (interference), 10:22; SUI, S. Marty (hooking), 19:34.

Third Period - Scoring: 12, USA, Stack (unassisted), 12:22. Penalties: SUI, Thalmann (interference), 1:16; USA, Schoullis (slashing), 3:42; USA, Boucher (hooking), 4:08; USA, Kessel (hooking), 5:44; SUI, Thalmann (tripping), 7:32; USA, Schoullis (tripping), 12:51; USA, McMillen (interference), 12:55; SUI, Raselli (holding),19:59.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 35 26 24 85
SUI 2 6 4 11

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Vetter, 60:00 2-1 6-6 4-4 12-11
SUI, Anthamatten, 60:00 35-27 26-24 24-23 85-74

Power Play: USA 3-15; SUI 1-11
Penalties: USA 11-22; SUI 15-30

Team USA 2011 IIHF Women's Twelve Nations Tournament Series Schedule
Vierumäki, Finland • Vierumäki Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)/Result Links
Wed., Aug. 24 Russia W, 12-0 Game Blog
Thurs., Aug. 25 Japan W, 13-0 Game Blog
Sat., Aug. 27 Switzerland W, 11-1 Game Blog
Sun., Aug. 28 Canada 2 p.m./7 a.m. Game Blog
Tues., Aug. 30 Sweden 3 p.m./8 a.m. Game Blog
Wed., Aug. 31 Finland 6 p.m./11 a.m. Game Blog

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Here's a bonus Jimmy picture:












It's Football Jimmy! (This picture is on the main screen of my cell phone.)

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The Riders return to practice today after their bye week, beginning preparations for the September 4th Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Here's this week's practice schedule: Click here.

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

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Today is Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day.

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All in the family: Forzani shines in Stamps win.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Look, it's me. And you thought it was Grizzly Adams!

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TAMPA -- Josh Freeman proved Saturday night against the Dolphins he still does his best work with the clock winding down.

That might be good because time is quickly running out on the Bucs quarterback to get the offense tuned up for the regular season.

Freeman looked out of synch until directing a tying 54-yard touchdown drive over the final two minutes of the first half.

With the Bucs trailing 10-3 with 2:09 remaining in the quarter, Freeman, running a no-huddle offense, completed three passes and scrambled for 17 yards to set up Earnest Graham's 2-yard touchdown run.

The Bucs won the game 17-13 when third-string quarterback Rudy Carpenter connected on a 7-yard touchdown to tight end Nathan Overbay. It was a much better performance overall for the Bucs than their 31-14 defeat to the Patriots on Aug. 19.

Read the rest here.

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My two favorite humans!

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Crackers Over The Keyboard Day is today.

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TORONTO -- Jeff Niemann could not keep the Rays' run of seven-inning starts alive on Saturday.

But more important is that he did get the win as the Rays, bolstered by a big homer from B.J. Upton, beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, before 24,052 at Rogers Centre.

The Rays, who withstood two eighth-inning homers from Toronto, are an American League-best 19-9 since July 28.

Read the rest here.

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Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson on this date in 1609.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Mark DeRosa and Jeff Keppinger combined to manufacture a tiebreaking run in Saturday night's 10th inning to lift the Giants past the Houston Astros, 2-1.

With one out, DeRosa singled off Houston right-hander Fernando Rodriguez (2-3) and stole second base, his first theft since Sept. 12, 2009. Mike Fontenot struck out before Keppinger lined a 2-2 pitch over the head of Astros second baseman Jose Altuve for a single. DeRosa slid home, beating right fielder Brian Bogusevic's throw.

The decision kept the Giants three games behind first-place Arizona in the National League West standings.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1830, "The Tom Thumb" was demonstrated in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the first passenger-carrying train of its kind to be built in America.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - The Elvis Presley film "King Creole" opened in London.

1962 - Elvis Presley reported for pre-production work on "It Happened At The World's Fair."

2002 - A taped interview with Lisa Marie Presley was aired on NBC's "Dateline."

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"American Messenger Company" was started on this date in 1907 by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company's name was later changed to "United Parcel Service."

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

1976 - The Wings single "Let 'Em In" hit #2 in the U.K.

2007 - Ringo Starr's "Photograph - The Very Best of Ringo Starr" was released.

2010 - A toilet that belonged to John Lennon sold for $14,740 at action.

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Radio Commercials Day is today. The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City on this date in 1922. The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for $100.

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Today in Sports History:

1922 - The Walker Cup was held for the first time at Southampton, NY. It is the oldest international team golf match in America.

1941 - The Football Writers Association of America was organized.

1972 - Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.

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The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane took place on this date in 1939. The plane was a German Heinkel He 178.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Brad Keselowski's phoenix-like rise from the ashes continued Saturday, with an improbable victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway -- his third win of the season and his second since breaking his left ankle Aug. 3 in a crash during testing at Road Atlanta.

Keselowski grabbed the lead on a restart with 80 laps left in the 500-lap Sprint Cup race and held on to win for the fourth time in his career. The victory all but assured Keselowski of at least a wild-card position in the upcoming Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Martin Truex Jr. ran second, followed by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Jamie McMurray. Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, pole-sitter Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose completed the top 10.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1997, the first Genesis album in six years was premiered live in an Album Network radio special and simultaneous webcast at www.atlantic-records.com.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

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

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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