Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's Tuesday

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


Today is September 25th, the 269th day of 2012. There are 97 days left in the year.


Daly: CBA negotiations could resume this week.

Petan's big weekend tops draft prospect roundup.

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


Today's Birthdays: Barbara Walters is 83; Michael Douglas is 68; Anson Williams (Potsie on Happy Days) is 63; Mark Hamill (Star Wars) is 61; Heather Locklear is 51; Will Smith is 44; Catherine Zeta-Jones is 43.


Boston College and University of Minnesota Tie for Preseason No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - Preseason
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Final Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 476 (20)
1University of Minnesota, 476 (12)
3University of Michigan, 408 (2)
4University of North Dakota, 407
5Union College, 295
6Cornell University, 233
7UMass-Lowell, 221
8University of Denver, 220
9Miami University, 203
10University of Notre Dame, 186
11Western Michigan University, 182
12University of Minnesota Duluth, 176
13Boston University, 158
14Ferris State University, 123
15University of Wisconsin, 99

Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 58; University of Maine, 24; Quinnipiac University, 24; Michigan State University, 19; Colorado College, 19; University of New Hampshire, 17; Ohio State University, 17; St. Cloud (Minn.) State University, 15; Merrimack College, 7; Providence College, 6; Yale University, 6; United States Air Force Academy, 3; Northern Michigan University, 1; Michigan Tech University, 1.

NOTES: The Boston College Eagles are the defending NCAA national champions and begin the 2012-13 season tied as the number one ranked team with the University of Minnesota ... The 2012 NCAA Men's Frozen Four teams are represented in the rankings, with Boston College, Minnesota, Ferris State and Union all receiving preseason rankings ... The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one week hiatus next week, returning Oct. 8 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association lead all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked programs and ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads ... A total of 29 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th 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.


 ON DVD TODAY - The Avengers; Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond - The Complete 22 Film Collection; The Samaritan (Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson); Silent House; Wanderlust (Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd); The Letter (James Franco, Winona Ryder); American Horror Story: The Complete First Season; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Twelfth Season; CSI: Miami - The Final Season; CSI: New York - The Eighth Season; Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth & Final Season; Gossip Girl: The Complete Fifth Season; Law & Order Special Victims Unit: Year 13; Portlandia: Season 2.


Corvallis, OR. — A punting showdown went on during the Oregon State football team’s win over UCLA on Saturday, and Keith Kostol came out the winner. The Beavers’ sophomore was named the Pac-12’s special teams player of the week on Monday.

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Today is Buy A New Office Chair Day.


Players shouldn't dread flags for hair tackles.

Top 10 Plays of Week 13.

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


If you've picked up an iPhone 5 -- the 16GB version -- you paid $199 in exchange for signing a two-year phone contract. And that's just about what Apple pay for the components on the newest iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone 5's parts come in at $197. ... RELATED VIDEO: Guys glue iPhone 5 to the ground.


Communication key for Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Durant, Dressler.

The Sunday win over Calgary squares the Saskatchewan Roughriders' record at 6-6 for 12 points, 2 points behind the 7-5 Stampeders in the CFL West. Next up for the Riders is a home game this coming Saturday, September 29th against the West-leading BC Lions, a team they beat 23-20 in week #3 and lost to 24-5 in week #8. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 10:00pm EDT. Hear the game on 620 CKRM, or via the listen link on the left side of this page. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

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


Swedish scientists say they have developed a way to keep people from remembering horrible events. [Isn't it called alcohol?]


Tampa, FL. — The Bucs' productive defensive line will have to adjust after losing starting right end Adrian Clayborn to a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's game in Dallas.

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A Canadian dentist is on a quest to find a woman he spoke with for maybe two minutes in a cafe in Ireland last year. Sandy Crocker visited County Clare last summer and asked a young woman for directions to a tourist spot. They spoke briefly, he left, became hopelessly smitten, and is now back in County Clare for a month trying to find the woman he thinks should be his wife. The problem: He doesn't know her name or anything else about her. Crocker says, "Maybe it's a shot in the dark but if it is meant to be, if it's fate, then I might bump into her walking down the street or in a shop somewhere.


 Yay! We're home!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Washing dishes and taking Jimmy to school. How 'bout you?


Boston, MA. -- The Tampa Bay Rays were off yesterday. Tonight, they begin a two-game series in Boston. David Price goes to the hill for the Rays, Clay Bucholz for the Red Sox.

First pitch is at 7:10pm EDT.


With pork costs rising, Great Britain is facing a bacon and sausage shortage as pig farmers cut back on herd size. But the problem may soon become global. In a recent press release, the UK's National Pig Association is warning that a "world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable".


San Francisco, CA.--
The San Francisco Giants were off last night. Tonight, they host the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tim Lincecum goes to the hill for the Giants, Josh Collmenter for Arizona,

First pitch is at 10:15pm EDT.


Australian airline Qantas confirmed a crocodile escaped from its cage during a flight and was found roaming the baggage compartment. The reptile was returned to its cage without incident.


Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley appeared live on "Grand Ole Opry" and performed "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1954 - Elvis Presley's "Good Rockin' Tonight" was released. The b-side was "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" from Disney's "Cinderella." 


On Oprah's Next Chapter this Sunday (September 30), Oprah Winfrey travels to Charleston, South Carolina to visit with TV star Stephen Colbert. In the candid conversation, he speaks about his close relationship with his beloved 91-year-old mother, discusses his friendship with TV host and comedian Jon Stewart and talks about the creation of his TV character.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, turned down an offer of 3 1/2 million pound offer to sell his management contract.

1965 - The half hour Saturday morning cartoon "The Beatles" premiered on ABC-TV. The show ran until September 7, 1969.

1967 - The Beatles record "Fool On The Hill" in London at Abbey Road Studios.

1969 - John Lennon recorded "Cold Turkey." The backing band included Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman.

1970 - Ringo Starr released "Beaucoups of Blues."

1976 - The Wings play a benefit show to raise money for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in St. Marks Square in Venice.

2006 - The George Harrison album "Living in the Material World" was released.

2006 - Sean Lennon's CD "Friendly Fire" was released.


The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus' ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land on this date in 1492.


Today in Sports History:

1882 - 
The first major league double header was played. It was between the Worcester and Providence teams.

1965 - Willie Mays, at the age of 34, became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season. He had also set the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier.

1965 - Satchel Paige (Kansas City Athletics), at the age of 59, pitched three shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox.

1978 - Melissa Ludtke, a writer for "Sports Illustrated", filed a suit in U.S. District Court. The result was that Major League Baseball could not bar female writers from the locker room after the game.

1993 - Charles Barkley and Nirvana were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

1997 - NBC sportscaster Marv Albert pled guilty to assault and battery of a lover. He was fired from NBC within hours.

2001 - Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards. Jordan became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000.


Tom Mix was heard on NBC Radio for the first time on this date in 1933. His show ran until June of 1950.


Coming up:

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

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

Wednesday --

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

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

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT

CFL Football -- BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

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

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 4:25pm EDT


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

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