Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Wednesday












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

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Today is November 30th, the 334th day of 2011. There are 31 days left in the year.

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Yzerman expecting an emotional return to Detroit.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America honors Wings.

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

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Today's Birthdays -- TV personality and producer Dick Clark is 82; Director Ridley Scott (Robin Hood, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Blade Runner) is 74; Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Criminal Minds, The Princess Bride) is 59; Singer Billy Idol is 56; Actor-director Ben Stiller (Tower Heist) is 46; Singer Clay Aiken is 33; Actress Elisha Cuthbert (24) is 29.

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The Lightning play at Detroit tonight. There's a preview of the game right here.

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This is Computer Security Day.

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


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #10
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
1
15-1-0
10
2University of Minnesota, 167
2
14-2-0
10
3Cornell University, 156
3
9-1-0
10
4Boston College, 126
4
10-4-1
10
5University of North Dakota, 100
6
10-5-1
10
6Mercyhurst College, 86
7
10-2-0
10
7Boston University, 82
5
9-6-1
10
8University of Minnesota Duluth, 57
8
6-7-1
10
9Bemidji State University, 36
NR
10-5-2
1
10Northeastern University, 14
T-9
10-4-0
8
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 12; Dartmouth College, 10; Ohio State University, 7, Quinnipiac University, 2.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the 10th straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey and College Hockey America have one team ranked ... A total of 14 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.


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Today is Stay Home Because You're Well Day.

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Travis Lulay's the main man in B.C..

Champs invite fans back to BC Place to celebrate.

Changes abound for Bombers in off-season.

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

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Christian Bale says the next Batman movie will be his last. (He's being replaced by Billy Crystal.)

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

Week 12

Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay 27 at Detroit 15
At Dallas 20, Miami 19
At Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6

Sunday, November 27th

Houston 20 at Jacksonville 13
At NY Jets 28, Buffalo 24
At Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20
At Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14
Arizona 23 at St. Louis 20
Carolina 27 at Indianapolis 19
At Tennessee 23, Tampa Bay 17
At Oakland 25, Chicago 20
Washington 23 at Seattle 17
Denver 16 at San Diego 13
New England 38 at Philadelphia 20
Pittsburgh 13 at Kansas City 9

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

Week 13

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 1st

Philadelphia at Seattle 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 4th

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

Monday, December 5th

San Diego at Jacksonville

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On this date in 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

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Jimmy's ready to go fight fires.

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What's the best way to scare a guy into using a condom? How about sending him a creepy Facebook friend request from the baby he might have if he doesn't use one? A Brazilian ad agency (AGE Isobar) organized just such a campaign recently for Olla condoms. The agency apparently targeted specific guys and created actual Facebook profiles for their unborn children (by tacking "Jr." on to their names), who then attempt to friend Daddy.

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Today in Elvis History:

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

1993 - The Elvis Presley album "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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A man in Atlanta has hauled in a million-dollar lottery payday for the second time in just three years. Fifty year old Delma Kinney recently won a $1 million dollar prize playing the instant game Super Millions. In 2008, Kinney also won $1 million playing another instant game.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles performed at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1972 - Wings released their single "Hi, Hi, Hi." The BBC banned the record because it declared that the lyrics were "unsuitable" for broadcast.

1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has passed the $500 million mark. The film grossed $508 million in global ticket sales since the film's release on November 18.

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1993 - The NFL awarded the league's 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1996 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored his 25,000th NBA career point. He was only the 10th player to reach the mark.

2005 - The Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this date in 1835. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is November 29th, the 333rd day of 2011. There are 32 days left in the year.

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Button: A good GM knows right time for bold change.

Rangers' Winter Classic jerseys draw rave reviews.

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

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Today's Birthdays -- Actor-comedian Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal) is 56; Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (now mayor of Chicago) is 52; Actress Kim Delaney (Army Wives, NYPD Blue) is 50; Actor Andrew McCarthy (White Collar, Royal Pains, Weekend at Bernie's) is 49; Actor Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2, Ocean's Eleven, Hotel Rwanda) is 47; Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 43; Actress Anna Faris (Scary Movie series, The House Bunny, Brokeback Mountain) is 35.

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Minneapolis, MN. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning should have started worrying as soon as goalie Niklas Backstrom was pulled Sunday night against the Calgary Flames.

True to form, the Minnesota Wild goalie bounced back in a big way, stopping 32 of 33 shots – a night after conceding three goals on eight shots – to help his club snap a two-game skid with a 3-1 win against the Lightning at the Xcel Energy Center on Monday night.

Read the rest here.

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This is Electronic Greetings Day.

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Tops Japan, 6-2,
at 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

Lipsett Scores Twice in Third Period to Secure Victory

CALGARY, Alta. - Taylor Lipsett (Richardson, Texas) logged a pair of goals within a span of 19 seconds in the third period, as the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team topped Japan, 6-2, in its second game of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challege here this afternoon at the WinSport Canada Ice Complex. With the win, Team USA improves to 2-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in the tournament.

"The positive is that we got another win today," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "We are making progress as a team and trying to improve with every game we play together."

Jimmy Connelly (Galloway, N.J.) scored his first goal of the tournament at 13:31 of the first period on the power play. Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.) found Connelly wide open in the slot, where the defenseman fired a shot just under the crossbar. Nikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) potted his third goal of the tournament with a wrap-around attempt less than two minutes later. Then, Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.) added a goal at 16:52 to send Team USA into the locker room at the first intermission with a 3-0 lead.

Japan made it a two-goal game early in the second period, but Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa) answered with another U.S. goal 20 seconds later.

Japan tacked on a goal late in the second period to make the score 4-2 after two. But Lipsett struck at 14:04 and 14:23 of the third to secure the victory for Team USA.

Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made six saves in 56:58 of action in goal for the U.S., while Jen Yung Lee (San Antonio, Texas) made one save in the final three minutes of the third period.

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will continue tournament play Wednesday (Nov. 30) against Canada at 9 p.m. EST. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Taylor Lipsett (2-1), Nikko Landeros (1-2) and Alexi Salamone (1-2) all had three points in the victory ... Jimmy Connelly was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. went 1-for-6 on the power play, while Japan went 0-for-5 with the man advantage ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #WSHC. For the full U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here ... Team USA finished third at last year's World Sledge Hockey Challenge, which took place in April 2011 in London, Ont. ... The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship will take place this spring in Hamar, Norway ... Jeff Sauer, longtime men's collegiate head coach at the University of Wisconsin and Colorado College, is serving as head coach of Team USA, while Guy Gosselin, regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, is taking on the role of assistant coach. The 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challege features teams from the Canada, Japan, Norway and the United States.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 3 - 1 - 2 - 6
JPN 0 - 2 - 0 - 2

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Connelly (Page), 13:31, (pp); 2, USA, Landeros (Sweeney), 15:08; 3, USA, Salamonie (Landeros), 16:52. Penalties: USA, Lipsett (interference), 6:40; USA, Shaw (roughing), 8:51; JPN, Endo (holding), 11:48; JPN, Sudo (teeing), 18:03.

Second Period –Scoring: 4, JPN, Yoshikawa (Endo), 5:41; 5, USA, McKee (Sweeney, Lipsett), 6:01; 6, JPN, Uehara (unassisted), 15:39. Penalties: USA, Roman (teeing), 2:24; JPN, Sudo (holding), 8:57; JPN, Endo (checking from behind), 13:29; USA, Emmerson (interference), 15:08.

Third Period - Scoring: 7: Lipsett (Salamone, Landeros), 14:04; 8, Lipsett (Salamone, McKee), 14:23. Penalties: JPN, Sudo (interference) 3:56; JPN, Yoshikawa (roughing), 6:40; USA, Chace (holding), 16:48.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 7 10 5 22
JPN 3 3 3 9

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Cash, 56:58 3/3 3/1 2/2 8/6
USA, Lee, 3:02 -- -- 1/1 1/1
JPN, Majima, 60:00 7/4 10/9 5/3 22/16

Power Play: USA 1-6; JPN 0-5
Penalties: USA 5-10; JPN, 6-20

Team USA 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge Schedule
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 • Calgary, Alta. • WinSport Canada Ice Complex

Date Opponent Time (EST)/Result
Sun., Nov. 27 Norway W, 5-1
Mon., Nov. 28 Japan W, 6-2
Wed., Nov. 30 Canada 9 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 1 Semifinal #1 2 p.m.
Semifinal #2 9 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Third-Place Game 2 p.m.
First-Place Game 6 p.m.


Merrimack College Unanimous No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Merrimack College, 510 (34)
1
9-0-1
8
2University of Notre Dame, 448
3
10-3-3
9
3Boston College, 439
5
10-4-0
9
4University of Minnesota, 396
2
11-4-1
8
5University of Minnesota Duluth, 366
6
9-3-2
9
6Ferris State University, 318
7
10-3-1
6
7Ohio State University, 292
10
10-3-1
3
8Colorado College, 257
4
7-4-0
9
9Union College, 185
12
7-3-3
9
10University of Denver, 181
9
6-4-3
9
11Lake Superior State University, 142
14
10-4-2
5
12Western Michigan University, 139
13
6-4-4
9
13Boston University, 111
NR
7-4-1
6
14Colgate University, 98
15
9-4-1
3
15Yale University, 86
8
5-3-1
9
Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 43; Miami University, 23; Cornell University, 16; University of Michigan, 14; University of Nebraska Omaha, 12; Air Force Academy, 2; University of North Dakota, 2.
NOTES: Merrimack College remains atop the poll for the second straight week ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey and Hockey East have three ranked programs ... A total of 22 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.


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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was madeon this date in 1929 by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

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Steinberg: 99th Grey Cup Monday Morning QB.

Irving: Bombers offence takes heat for Cup loss.

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

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - One Day (Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess); Our Idiot Brother (Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks); The Art of Getting By (Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts); 30 Minutes or Less (Danny R. McBride, Aziz Ansari, Michael Pena); 30 Rock: Season 5; Amazing Race Season 4; The Girls Next Door: The Complete Collection; Hot in Cleveland: Season Two; The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 1; Smallville: The Complete Series.

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

Week 12

Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay 27 at Detroit 15
At Dallas 20, Miami 19
At Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6

Sunday, November 27th

Houston 20 at Jacksonville 13
At NY Jets 28, Buffalo 24
At Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20
At Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14
Arizona 23 at St. Louis 20
Carolina 27 at Indianapolis 19
At Tennessee 23, Tampa Bay 17
At Oakland 25, Chicago 20
Washington 23 at Seattle 17
Denver 16 at San Diego 13
New England 38 at Philadelphia 20
Pittsburgh 13 at Kansas City 9

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

Week 13

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 1st

Philadelphia at Seattle 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 4th

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

Monday, December 5th

San Diego at Jacksonville

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On this date in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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See Jimmy? That's how big you have to grow to be a fire fighter.

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Kate Gosselin has a new job, but not a new face ... at least that's what she's saying. The new head blogger for CouponCabin.com wrote the following post: "With all of the buzz about me having had a facelift, I will confirm that I have not had one (I am only 36!!!)."

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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Today is Square Dance Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks.

2010 - George Harrison's limited edition vinyl box set "All Things Must Pass" was released in the U.K.

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Total online sales on Cyber Monday were up at least 15% over last year.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.

1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963.

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide.

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes.

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Charges) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record.

1987 - Bob Frosse (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal.

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass.

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games.

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.

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In Michigan (Grand Blac Township) an officer spotted a motor home parked illegally in a driveway. The officer stopped to discuss the matter with the owner of the home and discovered the man smoking what appeared to be a joint outside of the RV. When the officer asked if the man was smoking weed, the man said no. A police search of the home turned up almost a gram of weed, enough to get him a ticket.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is November 28th, the 332nd day of 2011. There are 33 days left in the year.

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Capitals fire Boudreau, hire Hunter.

Maurice dismissed by Carolina.

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

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Today's Birthdays -- Singer Randy Newman is 68; Musician Paul Shaffer (Late Show With David Letterman) is 62; Actor Ed Harris is 61; Actress S. Epatha Merkerson (Law and Order) is 59; Actor Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire) is 52; TV host and comedian Jon Stewart is 49.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the road tonight against the Minnesota Wild. Read the preview of the game right here.

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Today is Cyber Monday. So here we go....

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Defeats Norway, 5-1,
at 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

Landeros Notches Three Points in Victory


CALGARY, Alta. - Nikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) scored two goals and added an assist, as the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team defeated Norway, 5-1, in its first game of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challege here tonight at the WinSport Canada Ice Complex.

"Overall, I'm really happy with how we played in our first game of the tournament," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "We picked our intensity up in the third period and were able to get the win."

Dan McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.) opened the scoring for Team USA at 8:28 of the first period when he collected a pass from Landeros in the slot and fired a shot into the top corner of the net. Then, the U.S. extended its lead to 2-0 five minutes later with a goal from Taylor Lipsett (Richardson, Texas).

The two teams traded goals in the second period, with Landeros tallying his first goal of the game for the U.S. at 9:14. Norway responded with a tally 43 seconds later to make the score 3-1 heading into the final frame.

Greg Shaw (Park City, Utah) connected off of a pass from Tim Jones (Mt. Ephraim, N.J.) at 12:55 of the third period to give Team USA its second three goal lead of the game. Landeros rounded out the scoring less than two minutes later with a hard wrist shot to the top right corner of the net.

Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made 12 saves in 57:24 of action in goal for the U.S., while Jen Yung Lee (San Antonio, Texas) made one save in the waning minutes of the third period.

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will continue tournament play today (Nov. 28) against Japan at 2 p.m. EST. A full schedule is below.

NOTES: Greg Shaw was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Norway went 0-for-4 with the man advantage ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #WSHC. For the full U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here ... Team USA finished third at last year's World Sledge Hockey Challenge, which took place in April 2011 in London, Ont. ... The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship will take place this spring in Hamar, Norway ... Jeff Sauer, longtime men's collegiate head coach at the University of Wisconsin and Colorado College, is serving as head coach of Team USA, while Guy Gosselin, regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, is taking on the role of assistant coach. The 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challege features teams from the Canada, Japan, Norway and the United States.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 2 - 1 - 2 - 5
NOR 0 - 1 - 0 - 1

First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, McCoy (Landeros), 8:28. 2, USA, Lipsett (McKee, Salamone), 13:45. Penalties: USA, Salamone (t-boning), 0:35; USA, Page (interference), 17:14; NOR, Jacobsen (holding), 18:12.

Second Period –Scoring: 3, USA, Landeros (Shaw, Roman), 9:14; 4, NOR, Vaernes (Pedersen, Jacobsen), 10:07. Penalties: USA, Chance (holding), 3:45; USA, Emmerson (t-boning), 13:26; NOR, Pedersen (roughing), 19:53.

Third Period - Scoring: 4, USA, Shaw (Jones, Page), 14:37; 5, USA, Lanaderos (unassisted), 14:37.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 6 5 5 16
NOR 3 7 4 14

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Cash, 57:24 3/3 7/6 3/3 13/12
USA, Lee, 2:30 -- -- 1/1 1/1
NOR, Hamar, 60:00 6/4 5/4 5/3 16/11

Power Play: NOR 0-4; USA 0-2
Penalties: NOR 2-4; USA, 4-8

Team USA 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge Schedule
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 • Calgary, Alta. • WinSport Canada Ice Complex

Date Opponent Time (EST)/Result
Sun., Nov. 27 Norway W, 5-1
Mon., Nov. 28 Japan 2 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 30 Canada 9 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 1 Semifinal #1 2 p.m.
Semifinal #2 9 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Third-Place Game 2 p.m.
First-Place Game 6 p.m.

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On Black Friday I found a lot of things I was looking for. (And some pepper spray I wasn't looking for.)

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Lulay named Most Valuable Player.

Andrew Harris named Most Valuable Canadian.

Brown's career ends in disappointment.

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

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1520 after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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

Week 12

Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay 27 at Detroit 15
At Dallas 20, Miami 19
At Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6

Sunday, November 27th

Houston 20 at Jacksonville 13
At NY Jets 28, Buffalo 24
At Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20
At Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14
Arizona 23 at St. Louis 20
Carolina 27 at Indianapolis 19
At Tennessee 23, Tampa Bay 17
At Oakland 25, Chicago 20
Washington 23 at Seattle 17
Denver 16 at San Diego 13
New England 38 at Philadelphia 20
Pittsburgh 13 at Kansas City 9

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

Week 13

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 1st

Philadelphia at Seattle 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 4th

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

Monday, December 5th

San Diego at Jacksonville

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On this date in 1582, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.

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Nashville, TN. -- Buccaneers players and coaches left LP Field on Sunday still screaming for a measurement, but you don't need to stretch the yardsticks to know why they came up short.

In a game played on a cold and rainy day under a bruised sky, the Bucs committed five turnovers — fumbling five times and losing four — to fall 23-17 to the Titans.

Read the rest here.

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English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born on this date in 1757. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."

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See all the dials and switches? That helps the fire fighters fight fires.

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Today (Monday) Is Cyber Monday: A survey by comparison shopping site PriceGrabber found that 39% of consumers who plan to shop over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend said they intended to do so on Cyber Monday. That's up 2 percentage points from last year.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley went to a matinee showing of "Love Me Tender."

1957 - Elvis Presley went to see Pat Boone's new movie "April Love."

1964 - Elvis Presley's song "Ask Me" hit #12 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" hit #11 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You" hit #9 in the U.K.

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A group of scientists has developed robot prison guards. The five-foot robots run on wheels and will mostly be used at night during a testing period at a South Korean prison. The robots' sensors will enable them to detect abnormalities such as suicidal behavior and violence and report it to officers in charge.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released.

1979 - Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

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As we all know, Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul. But was he too jolly? Police in Chesterton, Maryland, believe so, and on Saturday arrested Frosty for disorderly conduct at the annual Christmas parade.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - Ernie Nevers (Chicago Cardinals) set an NFL record when he scored 40 points in a game. He scored six touchdowns and kicked four extra points.

1948 - Dippy Evans (Chicago Bears) became the first NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a game.

1969 - The New York Knicks set an NBA record when they won their 18th consecutive game.

1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated.

1979 - Billy Smith (New York Islanders) became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. Smith was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage (Colorado Rockies) put it into his own net.

1982 - Ron Sutter began his NHL career as a Philadelphia Flyer. With his start a record was set when 5 brothers all played in the NHL. His brothers were Brian (St. Louis), Darryl (Chicago), Brent (Islanders) and Duane (Islanders). Ron's twin Rich signed with Pittsburgh a year later to make it six Sutters brothers in the league at one time.

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he would retire for the third and final time at the end of the NBA season.

2002 - The Dallas Mavericks lost their first game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. The Mavericks had won the first 14 games of the season.

2002 - LeAnne Rimes performed at the half time show at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins Thanksgiving Day game.

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While many Americans were busily chowing down on turkey and shopping for crazy deals, Breaking Dawn was busily bringing in another $62.3 million between Wednesday and Sunday. That performance brings its total to $221.3 million. The Muppets pulled in a respectable $42 million over the holiday weekend.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This just in....











From CFL.ca staff.

Vancouver, B.C. -- Travis Lulay passed for 320 yards and 2 majors Sunday night, leading the BC Lions to a 34-23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in front of a sell-out crowd of 54,313 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. in the 99th Grey Cup game.

After the opening festivities came to a close, the Bombers and Lions lined up for the opening kickoff.

Jamie Boreham’s kick was met by Lions returner Tim Brown who brought it 34 yards downfield to set up the first play from scrimmage.

On that first play, the 2011 Most Outstanding Player Travis Lulay found rookie receiver Marco Iannuzzi for no gain.

Lulay would gain positive yardage on his next play, however, as he completed a 15-yard strike to receiver Kierrie Johnson.

The drive would eventually stall, forcing head coach Wally Buono to send out Paul McCallum for the game’s first punt.

McCallum’s punt proved to be a good one, as he pinned the Winnipeg offence just inside their own 10-yard line.

With a long field ahead of him, Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce started his first drive of the Grey Cup with a six-yard pass to tailback Chris Garrett.

On the ensuing play, Pierce opted to keep the ball, charging ahead for a 12-yard gain before being brought down by Korey Banks.

After completing a seven-yard pass to Cory Watson, the Bombers went to the run game for the first time. However, Garrett’s first attempt saw him run for a five-yard loss, forcing the Bombers to punt it away.

Thanks to another strong return by Brown, Lulay was able to start his second drive with good field position.

He proceeded to bring the Lions into Bombers territory with a 12-yard pass to Canadian receiver Akeem Foster.

Three plays later, the Lions would send the 54,000 fans at BC Place into an absolute frenzy, as tailback Andrew Harris ran up the middle for a 19-yard touchdown, giving the Lions a 7-0 lead.

With momentum on their side, the Lions defence was able to stifle Pierce and the Bombers offence, once again forcing Boreham to punt.

A short punt gave the Lions strong field position for a second straight drive.

The motivated and powerful BC offence continued its strong play early on, as Lulay was able to find Geroy Simon for a 39-yard gain, bringing the Lions inside the red zone.

Despite having a fresh set of downs and good field position, the Lulay was unable to find the endzone, forcing the Lions to settle for a 22-yard McCallum field goal.

In the late stages of the opening quarter, the Bombers offence continued to struggle, as Pierce’s attempted pass to Terrence Edwards was intercepted by Lions linebacker Anton McKenzie.

Winnipeg head coach Paul LaPolice challenged the interception, however, the ruling on the field stood, giving the Lions possession of the ball just inside Winnipeg territory.

But the Lions were unable to capitalize on the turnover, as McCallum came out for his second punt.

The kick ended up sailing into the endzone for a rouge, extending BC’s lead to 11 as the first quarter came to a close.

After the Lions were unable to extend their lead on their first drive of the second quarter, Pierce and the rest of the Bombers offence went to work on trying to get themselves back in the game.

Starting at their own 29-yard line, the Bombers continued to struggle on the offensive side of the ball, as Boreham once again had to punt it away.

The lions were also unable to generate traction on offence in the early stages of the second quarter, as they too had to punt it away.

Trying to garner momentum in any way possible, Jovon Johnson tried to spark the offence with a 24-yard punt return.

Despite the strong return, the offensive struggles continued for the Bombers, as Boreham was once again called upon to punt it away.

On BC’s ensuing drive, Jarious Jackson was inserted into the game on third down for a short-yardage situation.

Buono’s gamble paid off, as Jackson charged to the left side for a five-yard gain, giving the Lions a fresh set of downs in the process.

Lulay continued to develop some rhythm, as he connected with veteran receiver Paris Jackson for a 30-yard strike.

After he found Simon for a 22-yard gain, the Lions found themselves inside the Winnipeg redzone. But for the second time of the half, they were unable to convert inside the Bombers 20-yard line, and once again settled for a McCallum field goal.

With less than five minutes remaining in the first half, Pierce seemed to have finally developed some chemistry with his receivers.

A 25-yard pass to Edwards brought the Bombers as close as they have been to the endzone all game.

After an illegal procedure penalty and an errant pass brought forth third down, the Bombers finally found the scoreboard thanks to a 30-yard field goal by Justin Palardy.

Following an unsuccessful drive by the Lions, the Bombers took over from their 20-yard line with less than two minutes remaining in the first half.

Pierce continued his late-half surge, finding Carr on consecutive plays for a combined gain of 31 yards.

Seemingly gaining momentum with every play, the Bombers continued to march downfield with significant gains, as Pierce hooked up with Watson for a 25-yard pass.

The Lions attempted to slow down Winnipeg’s momentum swing, as Buono called a timeout with 1:01 remaining in the half.

Pierce and Carr continued to wreak havoc on the BC secondary, as they connected for another first down, brining the Bombers to the Lions’ nine-yard line.

However, two-straight endzone passes fell incomplete, forcing Palardy to kick a 15-yard field goal.

The late stages of the first half saw Pierce develop some much needed chemistry with his receivers, if the Bombers intend on staging a comeback, he will have to continue to be at his finest.

Winnipeg’s first play of the second half saw Pierce continue with what worked for him in the dwindling minutes of the first.

He connected with Carr for a solid gain, this time collecting 11 yards on a pass up the middle. But the drive eventually stalled, giving the Lions possession just inside their own 30-yard line.

After Lulay and the Lions offence were unable to produce a first down on their first drive of the second half, Johnson reeled off his second impressive return of the game, returning a McCallum offering 41 yards to the BC 29-yard line.

Still trailing 14-6 and facing a short field, Pierce rushed forward on a broken play for a three-yard gain, and followed that up with an incomplete pass intended for Edwards.

Palardy then connected on a 33-yard field goal, cutting their deficit to five points early in the third quarter.

Following the field goal, the Lions offence went to work, in hopes of ceasing any momentum the Bombers may have generated.

But Lulay’s rough second half continued, as he was unable to lead the Lions into the endzone, forcing McCallum to attempt a 48-yard field goal.

However, the usually reliable McCallum missed his attempt, giving the Bombers possession at their own 25-yard line.

After Pierce connected with Edwards for a x-yard gain on second down, the Bombers oped to punt, rather than gamble on third-and-one.

Lulay started his next drive by completing two consecutive passes for first downs to Arlan Bruce.

One play later, with Lulay scrambling out of the pocket, Odell Willis was called for a horsecaller penalty, bringing the Lions to the 15-yard line.

But he was unable to find the endzone and they were forced to settle for a 22-yard field goal by McCallum.

After a two-and-out by the Bombers, the Lion s took over from their own 40-yard line in hopes of extending their lead.

Now in full out desperation mode, the Bombers took over possession, hoping to salvage whatever hope they have left of staging a fourth-quarter comeback.

However, the Lions defence proved to be too much for Pierce and the offence to handle, as he was sacked by Khalif Mitchell for a five-yard loss.

With time running out, the Lions embarked on their first drive of the fourth quarter, in hopes of wasting as much time as possible.

The Lions proceeded to put together an 11-play, 67-yard drive that was capped off by a six-yard touchdown pass from Lulay to Bruce, seemingly putting the game out of reach.

The drive ended up taking 5:53 off the clock.

Pierce then came onto the field in hopes of putting together some sort of drive that could perhaps reverse Winnipeg’s fortunes.

After successfully converting on a third-and-long gamble, Pierce found Edwards for an 18-yard gain.

He then completed a 45-yard yard pass to Carr who trotted into the endzone, cutting the BC lead to 16.

With 3:15 remaining in the game, the Lions continued to try and chip away at the clock, handing the ball off to Brown for a two-yard gain, followed by a one-yard rush by Lulay.

However, the Bombers refused to go down without a fight, as Johnson returned a McCallum punt 47 yards, setting up a new drive inside the BC redzone.

Two plays later, Pierce found Edwards for a 14-yard touchdown, cutting BC’s lead to just eight points with 1:37 remaining.

With the game now well within reach, the Bombers attempted an onside kick. However, Boreham’s attempt didn’t travel far enough, giving the Lions a first down at the Winnipeg 41-yard line.

McCallum would then tack on his fourth field goal of the game, a 34-yarder to extend the Lions’ lead to 11 which BC would protect to the end for their sixth Grey Cup in team history.

For BC, Travis Lulay was 21-for-37 passing for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns, Andrew Harris was 0-for-1 passing with 1 rushing touchdown, while Kierrie Johnson and Arland Bruce had 1 receiving touchdown each. Paul McCallum had his usual steady game, kicking 4 field goals, 1 punt single and 3 converts for the Lions. For Winnipeg, Buck Pierce was 19-for-37 passing for 350 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, Greg Carr and Terrence Edwards each caught a touchdown pass and Justin Palardy added 3 field goals and 2 converts for the Blue Bombers.

It's Sunday












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

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Today is November 27th, the 331st day of 2011. There are 34 days left in the year.

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Bylsma fires back after Foligno criticizes Crosby.

Rangers alums excited for Classic contest.

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

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Anders Celsius was born on this date in 1701 in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.

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Tampa, FL. -- What a difference a day makes.

On Friday night in Sunrise, the Tampa Bay Lightning had to go to overtime before a goal by Steven Stamkos gave them a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in the front-end of a home-and-home series. There were no such dramatics in the return match on Saturday night at the St. Pete Times Forum, as the Lightning scored three second-period goals and breezed to a 5-1 victory.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1779, the College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

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The 99th Grey Cup is this afternoon at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, between the West champs BC Lions and the East Champs Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff is 6:00pm EST. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

The view from Vancouver: Battle of the big boys in trenches will likely decide Sunday champion.

The view from Winnipeg: Bombers make Grey Cup roster changes.

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

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The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston on this date in 1839.

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Eugene, OR. -- After a relatively rough start, which included three missed fourth-down conversions, Oregon easily dispatched of rival Oregon State 49-21 Saturday at Autzen Stadium.

The Ducks will now prepare for the first-ever Pac-12 championship game.

Read the rest here.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City on this date in 1889.

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

Week 11

Thursday, November 17th

At Denver 17, NY Jets 13

Sunday, November 20th

At Green Bay 35, Tampa Bay 26
At Detroit 49, Carolina 35
At Cleveland 14 Jacksonville 10
Oakland 27 at Minnesota 21
At Miami 35, Buffalo 8
Dallas 27 at Washington 24 (OT)
At Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 24
At San Francisco 23, Arizona 7
Seattle 24 at St. Louis 7
At Atlanta 23, Tennessee 17
At Chicago 31, San Diego 20
Philadelphia 17 at NY Giants 10

Monday, November 21st

Kansas City at New England 8:30 PM

·Bye: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston

Week 12

All Times Eastern
Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay 27 at Detroit 15
At Dallas 20, Miami 19
At Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6

Sunday, November 27th

Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Arizona at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Carolina at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Chicago at Oakland 4:05 PM
Washington at Seattle 4:05 PM
Denver at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Philadelphia 4:15 PM
Pittsburgh at Kansas City 8:20 PM

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

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On this date in 1901, the Army War College was established in Washington, DC.

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That's a big fire truck, huh Jimmy?

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New York's Pennsylvania Station opened on this date in 1910.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley achieved the rank of private first class in the U.S. Army.

1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "Fun In Acapulco" premiered nationally in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley double album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" hit #12 in the U.S.

1977 - The Meditation Gardens at Graceland were opened to the public.

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The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York on this date in 1939.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1970 - George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on this date in 1963.

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Today in Sports History:

1942 - Ben Hogan won his third straight Vardon Trophy.

1960 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th point.

1980 - Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.

1994 - Joe Montana (Kansas City Chiefs) became the 5th quarterback to surpass 40,000 yards passing.

2003 - Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings) earned his 700th career assist.

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On this date in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 99th Grey Cup Game, Winnipeg vs BC at Vancouver, B.C. 6:30pm EST

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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