Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 12th, the 286th day of 2012. There are 80 days left in the year.

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CBA talks adjourned after two days of sessions.

Patrick instrumental in Caps' stability, youth hockey.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace is 65; Hugh Jackman (The X-Men, Real Steel) is 44; Adam Rich (Eight Is Enough) is 44; Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof) is 42.

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Corvallis, OR. -- With its franchise player out, Oregon State’s offense will re-set for Saturday’s game at Brigham Young with a little-used backup at quarterback. Sean Mannion has undergone surgery to repair meniscus damage in his left knee, leaving the offensive controls to junior Cody Vaz.

Read the rest here.

The unbeaten(4-0, 3-0) and 10th ranked Oregon State Beavers play at the BYU Cougars tomorrow in Provo, Utah. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EDT on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network. The game can be seen regionally on ABC-TV and online nationally on ESPN3.com.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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While modern cars are getting lighter, drivers are getting heavier -- and America's fuel economy may be feeling the weight. The Allstate Blog says that obese Americans are wasting more than 1 billion gallons of fuel per year. The Department of Energy says an extra 100 pounds lowers a vehicle's mpg capacity by up to 2 percent. Automakers are using less steel and lighter plastics to reach higher fuel standards, but more than a third of adults are obese and that number is expected to increase.

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Week 16 CFL.ca Game Notes.

Eskimos part ways with RB Cory Boyd.

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

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It's National Pumpkin Pie Day.

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DeAngelis named special teams player of the week.

With the win over Toronto, Saskatchewan improves to 8-6, ahead of tomorrow's game in Edmonton against the Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., the game can be seen online on ESPN3.com.

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

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Sunday is Be Bald and Be Free Day.

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Tampa, FL. —The Buccaneers are contemplating a possible lineup switch at right guard, where Davin Joseph was expected to dominate before his preseason injury, and Joseph's long-time buddy, Jeremy Trueblood, is one of the options.

Read the rest here.

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A CNN Money survey found people that exercise tend to make more money. Men who exercise three or more times a week earn 6% more than their colleagues. And for women it was 10% more. Researchers credit the post-workout high for the increase in productivity.

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Time for bed Jimmy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking it easy and still trying to get better. How 'bout you?

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ALDS: Detroit 6, Oakland 0. Detroit wins series 3-2.

Baltimore 2, New York 1 (13 innings). Series tied 2-2. Next: At New York tonight 5:00pm on TBS and ESPN Radio

NLDS: Washington 2, St. Louis 1. Series tied 2-2. Next: At Washington tonight 8:30pm EDT on TBS and ESPN Radio

San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 4. San Francisco wins series3-2

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Astronomers report finding a planet twice as large as earth and made mostly of diamond. [Which explains why on their TV show the Kardashians were seen building a spaceship.]

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Cincinnati, OH. -- Jeremy Affeldt and Buster Posey scampered through the Giants' clubhouse, emptying bottles of Mumm Napa Brut Prestige upon each other. Guillermo Mota dumped a container of ice water upon Angel Pagan's head. General manager Brian Sabean conducted a radio interview wearing a T-shirt, having shucked the nicer clothes he wore earlier to avoid having them drenched in the celebration.

And the Giants definitely had reason to celebrate.

Thriving in crucial confrontations and at critical moments made the Giants 6-4 winners in Thursday's decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series and completed a singular reversal. Posey's fifth-inning grand slam and another scintillating bullpen effort prompted San Francisco's triumph.

Read the rest here.

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IN THEATERS - Argo (R); Atlas Shrugged: Part II (PG-13); Here Comes the Boom (PG); Seven Psychopaths (R); Sinister (R)

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Today in Elvis History

1999 - 
The book "Elvis Day by Day" by Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen was released.  

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What turns you on, brains or brawn? If you're hoping for both, here's a guy that can do one handed push-ups while solving a Rubik's Cube in 15 seconds.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 -
The "Paul is Dead" craze began when a radio DJ played "Revolution #9" backwards.

2003 - In Britain, Stella McCartney, Paul McCartney's daughter, presented her spring-summer ready-to-wear clothing line.

2004 - Paul McCarney's CD-Single "Tropical Island Hum" was released in the U.K.

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Facebook is getting a "Want" button. Facebook has joined forces with seven retailers -- including Pottery Barn, Victoria Secret, and Neiman Marcus -- to test the platform which allows users to "want," "collect," or "like" a product.

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Today in Sports History:

1986 - 
 
Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) became the first National Football League (NFL) player to accumulate 20,000 yards.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) passed Jim Brown and moved into fourth place on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 12,513 yards.

1997 - Eddie Murray (Minnesota Vikings) set an NFL record when he kicked his 235th consecutive extra point.

2002 - Ron Tugnutt (Dallas Stars) became the first NHL goalie to win a game for seven different teams.

2010 - The Texas Rangers won the first playoff series in franchise history when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.

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A QVC host lost consciousness on air but the co-host kept selling. [And yet the NFL stops play for those silly little concussions.]

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Coming up --

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at BYU Cougars 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs 1:00pm EDT

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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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