Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is September 19th, the 263rd day of 2012. There are 103 days left in the year.

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Burke responds to criticism from former coach Allaire.

Stanley Cup spends whirlwind week in Hollywood.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Jeremy Irons (Oscar for Reversal of Fortune) is 64; TV journalist Soledad O'Brien is 46; talk show host Jimmy Fallon is 38; TV's Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives, The Biggest Loser) is 36.

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Pair of Youth Hockey Games Slated Before
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Historic Day Set for Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced a pair of youth hockey games will precede the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 29 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The contests will feature some of the premier local youth hockey talent at the midget level, as well as youth hockey players from the East Coast.

The first game, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. (EDT), features two local midget teams: the Buffalo Saints 18U hosting the Amherst Knights 18U team. Immediately following that contest, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U team will play host to the Greater Boston Jr. Bruins 18U squad at 2:30 p.m. (EDT). Both games are free of charge and open to the public.

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which is set for a 7 p.m. faceoff, will feature 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Four players from New York State are featured on the roster, including three from the Buffalo/Rochester region: Justin Bailey (Williamsville, N.Y.), Matt Lane (Rochester, N.Y.) and Sean Malone (West Seneca, N.Y.).

To purchase tickets for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, or for more information, visitAllAmericanProspectsGame.com. Tickets for youth are just $5 while adult tickets start at $15.

NOTES: Former Buffalo Sabres Phil Housley and Rob McClanahan will each coach one of the teams in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game ... Of the 40 players competing in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, 31 are from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 22 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Additionally, some 28 of the 40 are future NCAA Division I college players ... For the complete roster, click here ... Follow @USAHockey and@USAHockeyScores on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG.

University of Minnesota Claims Unanimous Preseason No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Women's College Hockey Poll


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - Preseason
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
2011-12 Final Ranking
2011-12 Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
34-5-2
1
2University of Wisconsin, 170
2
35-5-2
1
3Cornell University, 140
3
30-5-0
1
4Boston College, 127
4
24-10-3
1
5University of North Dakota, 108
6
22-12-3
1
6Boston University, 87
5
23-14-1
1
7University of Minnesota Duluth, 49
10
21-14-1
1
8Harvard University, 45
NR
22-9-1
1
9St. Lawrence University, 43
7
24-10-4
1
10Mercyhurst University, 40
8
23-8-3
1
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 31; Clarkson University, 11; Providence University, 3; Quinnipiac University, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and kick off the season as the unanimous number one ... The top four ranked programs represent the 2012 NCAA Women's Frozen Four ... Two ranked teams are in action this weekend. No. 10 Mercyhurst takes on Stoney Creek (Hamilton, Ontario) on Saturday (Sept. 22) while No. 3 Colgate squares off against Etobicoke (Toronto, Ontario) on Sunday (Sept. 23) ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has three ranked teams, the Hockey East Association has two ranked squads and College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 14 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.
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iPHONE 5 SPOILER - The iPhone 5 package and box contents.

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Argos players taking matters into their own hands.

Whitaker: "It's frustrating but it's football."

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

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Experts say that binge drinking among the active military has now become a serious threat to public health. [True. Earlier this week we mistakenly attacked Canada.]

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Mixed results for Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Drew Willy in CFL debut.

5-6 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm EDT vs 7-4 Calgary, a team they lost to 41-38 in week #4. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. 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/.

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A Cornell University research study determined that when temperatures in offices were below 68 degrees, "employees committed 44% more errors and were less than half as productive," versus when temps were 77 degrees.

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Tampa Bay, FL. -- A run through the headlines in the Bucs’ division finds a Falcons team that stayed undefeated despite a depleted secondary and a Panthers team that feels better after rediscovering its rushing attack.

Read the rest here.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 1,000: Weight of the gift Queen Victoria of England received on her wedding day in 1840. It was a wheel of cheddar cheese from the Duke of Cheddar.

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Jimmy gets ready to go home.

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

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Grab the rosary beads and the rabbit's foot your favorite uncle gave you, because the Rays have set themselves up for an ending that will require trumping last year's Game No. 162 on the probability scale in order to make the playoffs.

If the Rays taking their fourth consecutive defeat and losing for the seventh time in their last eight games wasn't bad enough, the tone of Tuesday night's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox left little room for optimism in Tampa Bay's clubhouse.

Read the rest here.

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RANDOM LINK: SQUATTY POTTY - You're not pooping the right way.

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Denver, CO.--
Bruce Bochy's slow trot to the mound in the seventh signaled the end of Tim Lincecum's night and coaxed some murmured boos from the AT&T Park crowd, which was followed by a loud ovation for the embattled two-time Cy Young winner.

Lincecum was nearly unrecognizable from his previous struggles, tossing 6 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday to shave another figure off the Giants' magic number, which dwindled to seven after a 6-3 win against the Rockies.

Read the rest here.

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CarInsurance.com has compiled a list of the worst states for drivers. It focuses on the cost of vehicle ownership. Mississippi ranked as the most miserable place. For starters, Mississippians put an average of 20,424 miles on their odometers each year, which is more than in almost any other state. Wyoming residents are the only folks to best that total, with annual mileage averaging 22,543. But the key to Mississippi's rank is its income. While gas and insurance aren't exorbitantly pricey in the Hospitality State, they take a huge bite out of Mississippi's average income, which, at $36,821, is the lowest on the list.

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley left a Brooklyn naval base to sail to Germany to be with his army unit.

1972 - The album "Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden hit #11 in the U.S.

2006 - The remaster version of the album "The Complete Million Dollar Quartert" was released. The quartet consisted of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

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Toys R Us, Amazon.com, Target... they'll all have a hot toys list soon. But guess what: they're all trying to sell toys! That's like McDonald's telling us this year's hot Thanksgiving side-dish will be 20-piece McNuggets. Give me a break.

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Today in Beatles History:

1934 - Brian Epstein was born. He became the manager of the Beatles.

2003 - Paul McCartney was involved in a shoving match after a photographer tried to take his picture. McCartney had gone to see David Blaine's stunt of living for 44 days without food while suspended from a crane in a plastic box.

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Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper on this date in 1876.

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Today in Sports History:

1901 - All major league baseball games were canceled for the funeral of U.S. President William McKinley.

1949 - Ralph Kiner (Pittsburgh Pirates) became the first National League player to hit 50 home runs in two different seasons.

1984 - Pete Rose reached the 100-hit plateau for the 22nd consecutive year. He also tied the National League record for doubles with 725.

1997 - Mark McGwire became the first major league player to hit 20 or more home runs for two teams in the same season. It was his 54th home run of the year.

1999 - Sammy Sosa was became the first major league player to hit 60 home runs twice.

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Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the "Producer's Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV on this date in 1955.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway 3:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at UCLA Bruins 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

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

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

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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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