Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's Wednesday

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


Today is September 26th, the 270th day of 2012. There are 96 days left in the year.


Katz Group statement on Edmonton Arena.

Five Questions: Carlyle talks influences, scrutiny.

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Olivia Newton-John is 64; actress Linda Hamilton (Terminator films) is 56; Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie) is 50; Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest) is 44; tennis player Serena Williams is 31.


FASTHockey To Stream Saturday's CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Game Set for Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- will provide live free-for-view streaming coverage of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Saturday (Sept. 29) at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The game, which is set for a 7 p.m. ET faceoff, will feature 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Those interested can find a link to the live broadcast here beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. Kevin Sylvester (play-by-play) and Ric Seiling (analyst) will call the game and live integrated statistics will be part of the broadcast.

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

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.

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, 30 are from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 21 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Additionally, some 34 of the 40 are future NCAA Division I college players ... For the complete roster, click here.

University of Minnesota Retains Unanimous 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 - #1
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2University of Wisconsin, 170
3Cornell University, 140
4Boston College, 127
5University of North Dakota, 108
6Boston University, 87
7University of Minnesota Duluth, 49
8Harvard University, 45
9St. Lawrence University, 43
10Mercyhurst University, 40
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 enjoy their second straight week as the unanimous number one ... The top four ranked programs represent the 2012 NCAA Women's Frozen Four ... 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 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’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.


It's the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Beverly Hillbillies.


Corvallis, OR. — No. 18 AP/No. 21 USA Today Oregon State (2-0, 1-0 in Pac-12) plays its second straight road Pac-12 game traveling to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats (3-1, 0-1). The game will kickoff at approximately 7 p.m. and air on the Pac-12 Networks.

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CFL fines Stampeders RB Jon Cornish.

Power Rankings Wk. 13: Division leaders top rankings.

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Police in Washington state stopped a couple's car for speeding then discovered three kids and a dog riding in the trunk. The back seat was occupied by a guitar and a snowboard. [I smell a new reality show.]


Pedersen: Is the fun just beginning for the Riders?

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

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Finnish games maker Rovio launches a new game tomorrow (Thursday) called Bad Piggies. The game will be released for iOS, Android and Mac, with a version for Windows and PC coming soon. The game is a sequel to the popular Angry Birds game which has been downloaded more than one billion times since its debut in 2009 and even has its own soft toys, TV shows and theme parks.


Tampa, FL. — The Bucs made another switch to their receiving corps Tuesday, bringing in veteran Roscoe Parrish, who is also an accomplished return man, and waiving Jordan Shipley.

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A New Jersey man carjacked a Porsche, but didn't get very far. He couldn't make his getaway because it had a stick shift.


I had fun at school today Daddy.


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


Boston, MA. -- The Rays' six-game winning streak began the day of a David Price start, an outing that kept them in position for a tremendous ninth-inning walk-off victory. A full turn through the rotation later, Tampa Bay is still jetting toward another September for the ages. Price delivered perhaps his best start of the season on Tuesday night, one that kept the Rays' playoff chances alive and himself closer to an American League Cy Young Award. Once the left-hander scrapped his cutter in the early innings, the Red Sox were hapless as the Rays posted a 5-2 win at Fenway Park.

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ABC is serious about singing. The network has picked up a new musical reality show called Troupe Stars, where all performers will be current or former soldiers. The series has gotten U.S. military approval for active personnel to participate in the series -- though the government is not in any way involved.


San Francisco, CA.--
With the start of Tuesday night's series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks nearly three hours away, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was discussing the importance of sustained effort. It would behoove his National League West champions, he said, to enter the postseason with their winning mindset intact. "It's about playing the game right," Bochy said. That goal became unattainable rather quickly for the Giants, as Tim Lincecum's recent burst of competence ended with a 7-2 loss to the D-backs.

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In "The Saturday Evening Post" an ad for the Edison Phonograph appeared on this date in 1908.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
The town of Tupelo, MS, declared "Elvis Presley Day."

1992 - The soundtrack album "Honeymoon In Vegas" hit #18 in the U.S. The film featured cover versions of Elvis songs by Billy Joel, Ricky Van Shelton, Amy Grant, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, Jeff Beck and Jed Leiber, John Mellancamp and Bono.

2000 - The Elvis Presley album "White Christmas" was released on CD. 


"Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1964. The show aired for the last time on September 4, 1967.


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
"Abbey Road" was released by the Beatles. It was their 13th album in the U.K. It was also their last album together as a group.

1974 - "Walls and Bridges" was released by John Lennon. He would not release any more new material for almost 6 years.

2006 - The John Lennon album "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" was released.

2006 - Paul McCartney's "Ecce Cor Meum" (translates as "Behold My Heart") was released.

2006 - The remastered CD version of the 1973 George Harrison album "Living in a Material World" was released with a DVD. The CD contained 2 bonus tracks not included on the origianl album. The DVD contained 4 videos.


"The Brady Bunch" series premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1969.


Today in Sports History:

1919 - 
The St. Louis Browns defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in a game that lasted 55 minutes. The game was the second game of a doubleheader.

1962 - Maury Wills (LA Dodgers) became the first player to steal 100 bases. He ended the season with 104.

1981 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first player to pitch five no-hitters with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1983 - The Australia II won the America's Cup. It was the first time in 132 years that a U.S. yacht lost the cup.

1994 - The double murder trial for O.J. Simpson began with jury selection in Los Angeles.

1995 - The prosecution began its closing argument in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

1998 - Mark McGwire hit home runs 67 and 68 for the season.

1998 - Dennis Eckersly (Boston Red Sox) appeared in his 1,071st game.


The Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, WA on this date in 1981.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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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