Friday, October 26, 2012

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Today is October 26th, the 300th day of 2012. There are 66 days left in the year.


Firing Gary Bettman or Donald Fehr won’t solve a thing.

With no agreement in sight, NHL set to cancel games through November 30.

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The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia on this date in 1774.


U.S. Women’s National Team To Hold Pre-Four Nations Cup Camp At MSG Training Center

Nineteen players will train from Oct. 30-Nov. 4 at New York Rangers’ training facility

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at the New York Rangers’ Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y., from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, prior to traveling to Vantaa and Kerava, Finland, for the 2012 Four Nations Cup (Nov. 6 – 11).

Nineteen players will be participating in camp, including 11 players on the 2012 Four Nations Cup roster and eight players from the U18 Women’s National Team player pool. Collegiate players named to the 2012 Four Nations Cup roster will not attend camp and will join the team for travel to Finland on Nov. 4.

In addition to practicing once a day, Team USA will scrimmage against a local boys’ team (to be determined later) and select players will also participate in a youth clinic.

NOTES: Camp events are not open to the public … For the Pre-Four Nations Cup Camp Roster, click here … For more information on the MSG Training Facility, click here … For the complete Four Nations Cup roster, click here … For more information on the 2012 Four Nations Cup, click here.

2012 Pre-Four Nations Cup Camp Schedule
Start Time (ET)
End Time (ET)
Tues., Oct. 30
6 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 31
3 p.m.
5 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 1
3 p.m.
5 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 2
10 a.m.
12 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 2
Scrimmage vs. local boys’ team
7 p.m.
9 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3
10 a.m.
12 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3
Youth Hockey Clinic
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
*all times subject to change


Corvallis, OR. -- The Rodgers, James and Jacquizz, were as captivating a brother act as Oregon State has ever put on the gridiron.

As formidable pairs go, though, the Seumalos aren’t far behind.

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No. 7 AP & BCS/No. 9 USA Today Oregon State (6-0, 4-0 in Pac-12) travels to Seattle tomorrow to face the Washington Huskies (3-4, 1-3). The game will kickoff at 10:22 p.m. EDT from CenturyLink Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks/Sounders. The game airs on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network, with the listen link on the right side of this page. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York on this date in 1825. The 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000.


Western foes looking to send a message.

Week 18 Game Notes.

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Charles William Post was born on this date in 1854. He was the inventor of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and "Post Toasties."


Nye: Is it time to rest Darian Durant?

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get back on the winning side of the ledger tomorrow, as they host the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. You can see the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at

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H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine on this date in 1858.


Minneapolis, MN. —Traveling to Minnesota to play on a Thursday night was supposed to be tough for Tampa Bay.

Rookie Doug Martin ran around the field as if he didn't want to leave.

Martin racked up 214 total yards — including a career-high 135 rushing — and two touchdowns, and the Buccaneers romped to a 36-17 victory to hand the Vikings their first home loss this season.

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The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ on this date in 1881. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang.


Jimmy flashes his winning smile.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff. How 'bout you?


ALDS:  New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis wins series 3-2. 

American League Championship Series
Game Matchup                         Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit  4 @ New York 2 (12 innings) 
Gm 2 Detroit 3 @ New York 0
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2
Gm 4 New York  1@ Detroit 8 Detroit wins series 4-0
All games on ESPN Radio

National League Championship Series 
Game Matchup                                 Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 St. Louis 6 @ San Francisco 4
Gm 2 St. Louis  1 @ San Francisco 7
Gm 3 San Francisco 1 @ St. Louis 2
Gm 4 San Francisco 3 @ St. Louis 8
Gm 5 San Francisco 5 @ St. Louis 0
Gm 6 St. Louis  1@ San Francisco 6
Gm 7 St. Louis 0 @ San Francisco 9  San Francisco wins series 4-3

2012 World Series
Game Matchup                               Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit 3 @ San Francisco 8
Gm 2 Detroit 0 @ San Francisco 2 San Francisco leads series 2-0
Gm 3 San Francisco @ Detroit Sat Oct. 27 8:00pm FOX
Gm 4 San Francisco @ Detroit Sun Oct. 28 8:00pm      FOX
Gm 5* San Francisco @ Detroit Mon Oct. 29 8:00pm FOX
Gm 6* Detroit @ San Francisco Wed Oct. 31 8:00pm   FOX
Gm 7* Detroit @ San Francisco Thu Nov. 1 8:00pm  FOX
* - If necessary


Norway gained independence from Sweden on this date in 1905.


San Francisco, CA. -- Thursday night at AT&T Park had a 2010 feel, and not just because ex-Journey crooner Steve Perry appeared live on the scoreboard while "Lights" played during the middle of the eighth inning.

The Giants' starting pitching is again muting opposing offenses, just as it did two years ago when the club won its first World Series since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958. Madison Bumgarner continued this re-enactment, yielding two hits in seven innings as San Francisco captured Game 2 of the current Series with a 2-0 decision over the Detroit Tigers.

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U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour on this date in 1949.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Party" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's video "IDIOT" made it's world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.


Winston Churchill became the prime minister of Great Britain on this date in 1951.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.


New York City's "The Village Voice" was first published on this date in 1955.


Today in Sports History:

1990 - 
Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points.

1995 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 500th National Hockey League (NHL) career goal against the New York Islanders in his 605th game. He became the second-fastest player to attain the plateau. Wayne Gretzky had reached 600 goals by his 575th NHL game.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game was also the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually began on October 25th.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years. They defeated the Houston Astros four games to zero.


Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York City to Paris on this date in 1958.


Coming up --

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 3 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:15pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 4 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm 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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