Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is October 16th, the 290th day of 2012. There are 76 days left in the year.

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Memorable night for newest U.S. Hall of Famers.

NHL, NHLPA resume CBA negotiations in Toronto.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Suzanne Somers (Thigh Master, Chrissy on Three's Company) is 66; Tim Robbins (War of the Worlds, Shawshank Redemption) is 54; Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 50; Kellie Martin (Christy, Life Goes On) is 37; singer-songwriter John Mayer is 35.

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University of Minnesota Maintains Grasp of No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #2
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 507 (30)
1
2-0-0
3
2University of North Dakota, 439 (1)
4
0-0-0
3
3Boston College, 421 (1)
2
0-1-0
3
4Miami University, 343
8
2-0-0
3
5Cornell University, 328
5
0-0-0
3
6University of Michigan, 316
3
1-1-0
3
7Union College, 276 (1)
9
2-1-0
3
8University of Denver, 273
10
0-0-0
3
9UMass Lowell, 241
6
0-0-1
3
10University of Notre Dame, 215
13
2-0-0
3
11Boston University, 178
14
1-0-0
3
12Western Michigan University, 153
7
1-1-0
3
13University of Minnesota Duluth, 75
12
1-1-0
3
14Ferris State University, 53
11
0-1-1
3
15Northern Michigan University, 52
NR
2-0-0
1
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 49; University of New Hampshire, 45; Colorado College, 38; Harvard University, 34; Quinnipiac University, 19; University of Maine, 11; Ohio State University, 8; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 3; United States Air Force Academy, 2, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota is ranked No. 1 for the third straight week; Minnesota and Boston College split the preseason No. 1 ranking ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams, the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 25 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 Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.


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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. The two women starred together on Saturday Night Live and in the movie Baby Mama. The Globes will air live on NBC on January 13 from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

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Corvallis, OR — Junior quarterback Cody Vaz has been named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after leading the now No. 8 Oregon State Beavers to a 42-24 victory at BYU last Saturday in Provo.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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An Israeli inventor has created a cardboard bicycle. [I wonder what they ship it in.]

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Montreal's Emry doubles up in Players of the Week.

CFL.ca launches Grey Cup Central.

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

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Is your job as a traveling salesman, manager or CEO dangerous? I mean people-shooting-at-you-all-the-time dangerous? Then you need the Tumi briefcase. Tumi's new high-security case is loaded with enough layers of Tegris thermoplastic to make it bulletproof. It also has a false bottom. It'll set you back $6,000.

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Pedersen: Riders playoff hopes take short detour.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are in action this coming Saturday against the Montreal Alouettes. Game time at Mosaic Stadium in Regina is set for 3:30pm EDT. Hear the game on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen link is one the left side of this blog. Watch the game 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 robbery victim traveled 125 miles by train, bus and on foot in his underwear after his attackers stole his clothes. The Romanian man was attacked after falling asleep in his train compartment but was too embarrassed to call for help. The robbers even took his shoes.

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Tampa, FL. —Tampa Bay’s offense had one of its best afternoons ever, with Josh Freeman, Mike Williams, Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount all putting up big numbers.

Read the rest here.

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Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the world's first supersonic skydive. Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. ... More than 8 million people tuned in to the stunt on YouTube. ... Felix Baumgartner's record-setting jump reenacted with LEGOs.

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Jimmy gets to work around the house.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Still trying to get better. How 'bout you?

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ALDS: New York 3, Baltimore 1. New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis 9, Washington 7. 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 Detroit leads 2-0
Gm 3 New York @ Detroit Tue Oct. 16 8:00 PM TBS
Gm 4 New York @ Detroit Wed Oct. 17 8:00 PM TBS
Gm 5* New York @ Detroit Thu Oct. 18 4:00 PM TBS
Gm 6* Detroit @ New York Sat Oct. 20 8:00 PM TBS
Gm 7* Detroit @ New York Sun Oct. 21 8:00 PM TBS
* - If necessary
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 Series tied 1-1
Gm 3 San Francisco @ St. Louis Wed Oct. 17 4:00 PM FOX
Gm 4 San Francisco @ St. Louis Thu Oct. 18 8:00 PM FOX
Gm 5 San Francisco @ St. Louis Fri Oct. 19 8:00 PM FOX
Gm 6* St. Louis @ San Francisco Sun Oct. 21 4:30 PM FOX
Gm 7* St. Louis @ San Francisco Mon Oct. 22 8:00 PM FOX
* - If necessary

2012 World Series
Game Matchup        Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 ALC @ NLC Wed Oct. 24 TBD FOX
Gm 2 ALC @ NLC Thu Oct. 25 TBD FOX
Gm 3 NLC @ ALC Sat Oct. 27 TBD FOX
Gm 4 NLC @ ALC Sun Oct. 28 TBD      FOX
Gm 5* NLC @ ALC Mon Oct. 29 TBD FOX
Gm 6* ALC @ NLC Wed Oct. 31 TBD   FOX
Gm 7* ALC @ NLC Thu Nov. 1 TBD  FOX
* - If necessary

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It's National School Lunch Week.


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San Francisco, CA. -- Marco Scutaro began Monday night's game sprawled frighteningly on the infield dirt. But Scutaro soon picked himself up and hoisted the Giants with him.

This postseason has been all about inspiration for the Giants, who have rallied around Hunter Pence's pregame speeches like mountain climbers rally around oxygen. But Pence's exhortations may have been eclipsed by the gutty Scutaro, painful left hip and all. He contributed a two-run single, the biggest hit in a four-run fourth inning, as the Giants evened the National League Championship Series at one game apiece with a 7-1 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Read the rest here.

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Sometimes you just have to take a vacation from the news. A new study confirms what we've all known -- bad news stresses us out. It's worse for women though. Reading depressing news effects both men and women, but women hold on to the stress much longer than guys. On the other hand, men probably shake off the stress by forgetting the stories faster. Women tend to remember the details to bad news far longer than men.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Love Me Tender" premiered.

1957 - Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride."

1976 - Elvis Presley's single "The Girl Of My Best Friend" hit #9 in the U.K.

2001 - The CD single of Elvis Presley's version of "America the Beautiful" was released.

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Lindsay Lohan says she's voting for Mitt Romney. [She doesn't know anything about him, but she happened to run into a Romney billboard over the weekend, so it seems like the right choice.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles recorded "I Saw Her Standing There," "Love Me Do," "Please Please Me," "From Me to You," and "She Loves You" for the BBC program Easy Beat.

1963 - It was announced that the Beatles would play at the coming year's Royal Command Performance.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go."

1987 - George Harrison released his single "I Got My Mind Set on You" in the U.S. The song went to number one.

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Liam Neeson edged Ben Affleck at the box office over the weekend as Taken 2 banked $22.5 million and the Affleck-directed political thriller Argo debuted at $20.1 million.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - 
 
Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) played his first NHL game.

1960 - The National League voted to admit Houston and New York to the league. It was the first structural change since 1900.

1971 - Norm Ullman (Toronto Maple Leafs) recorded his 1,000th point in a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

1972 - Joe Namath was on the cover of TIME magazine.

1991 - Roy Tarpley (Dallas Mavericks) became the 7th player to be banned from the National Basketball Association (NBA) for life under the league's anti-drug agreement.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his first professional game since coming out of retirement.

1996 - In Guatemala City, at least 84 people died and 147 were injured when a stampede of soccer fans occurred before the 1998 World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica.

2003 - Two NHL games ended in a scoreless tie for the first time since December 30, 1934. The games were Atlanta at the New York Rangers and Philadelphia at San Jose.

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In a few years your kids will be going to school with little girls named Ivy. Turns out Beyonce's little girl's name is a hit with parents looking to name their daughters. The second most popular celeb baby name right now is Hattie. That's Tori Spelling's daughter's name.

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Coming up --


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 4:00pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:00pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:00pm EDT

Saturday --

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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 3:30pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 4:30pm EDT (if necessary)

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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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