Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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

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Today is January 10th, the 10th day of 2012. There are 356 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Blues' Halak prepared for emotional Montreal return.

SJ's McLellan to join Tortorella as All-Star coach.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Rod Stewart is 67; Musician Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) is 64; Actor William Sanderson (Oldham on Lost, E.B. Farnum on Deadwood, Larry on Newhart) is 64; Boxer and TV pitchman George Foreman is 63; Singer Pat Benatar is 59.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are on home ice tonight to play the Vancouver Canucks, who lost to the Stinkin' Panthers last night, 2-1.

Read the preview right here.

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Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day and League of Nations Day .

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Ticats promote O'Billovich to VP of Football Ops.

CFL Record Book: New and improved sections.

Esks promote Nelson to defensive coordinator.

Dickenson returns to lead Riders' special teams.

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

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Moneyball (Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman); Killer Elite (Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, Clive Owen); What's Your Number? (Chris Evans, Anna Faris); When Harry Met Sally [Blu-ray] (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan); Billy Elliot [Blu-ray]; Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Wild Card Week schedule:

Wild Card Playoffs

All times Eastern

January 7th

At Houston 31, Cincinnati 10
At New Orleans 45, Detroit 28

January 8th

At NY Giants 24, Atlanta 2
At Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23 (OT)

Division Playoffs

January 14th

New Orleans at San Francisco 4:30pm
Denver at New England 8:00pm

January 15th

Houston at Baltimore 1:00pm
New York Giants at Green Bay 4:30pm

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Thomas Paine published his pamphlet "Common Sense" on this date in 1776.

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Tampa, FL. - Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said he has talked to Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball officials about the Rays' attendance and progress on securing a new stadium.

Sternberg smiled when asked how he responds to questions about the future.

"We're going to keep winning baseball games," said Sternberg on Saturday at a community event in Tampa. "We've got a lot of fans who love what we do and follow us."

Read the rest here.

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Florida seceded from the United States on this date in 1861.

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Tired after a hard day of play.

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Police in Madison, Wisconsin arrested a man named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop. [You know Beyonce is kicking herself for not thinking of that one.]

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley began recording his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Was the One," "I’m Counting On You," "I Got a Woman" and "Money Honey."

1957 - Elvis Presley left Memphis by train for Hollywood, CA.

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Dish Network announced a DVR on steroids at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday. One of the cool features: It can record all three hours of primetime on the four major networks at the same time -- in HD -- and then store the shows for up to a week.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing The Beatles," was released.

1968 - The General Secretary of the Movement for the Spiritual Regeneration announced that the Beatles would visit India to attend a transcendental meditation course.

1969 - George Harrison left the Beatles.

2003 - It was announced that police had recovered about 500 original Beatles tapes that were stolen shortly after sessions in 1969.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said despite his large workload, he still finds time to play Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja on his iPad. Cameron said that he has finished Angry Birds and his son introduced him to Fruit Ninja.

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Today in Sports History:

1950 - Ben Hogan appeared for the first time in a golf tournament since an auto accident a year earlier. He tied ‘Slammin’ Sammy Snead in the Los Angeles Open, however, Hogan lost in a playoff.

1962 - The NFL entered into a single-network agreement with CBS for telecasting all regular-season games for $4.65 million annually.

1963 - The Chicago Cubs became the first baseball club to hire an athletic director. He was Robert Whitlow.

1990 - The NCAA approved a random drug testing program among college football players and harsh penalties for drug use.

1995 - NHL owners rejected the players unrestricted free agency proposal (one year at 32, five years at 31) and countered with three years at 32 and three at 31.

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In New Jersey, a group of four men and one woman, allegedly responsible for more than 15 residential burglaries, have been arrested. For awhile, it appears, they were pretty good at burgling. But not math. The five referred to themselves as the Ocean's Eleven Gang.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Saturday --

Nothin' Doin'

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EST

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

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