Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is October 17th, the 291st day of 2012. There are 75 days left in the year.

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NHL makes 50-50 revenue split offer.

Full explanation of NHL proposal to NHLPA.

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

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Today's Birthdays: George Wendt (Norm on Cheers) is 64; Norm Macdonald is 49; Eminem is 40.

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University of Minnesota Extends Run as Unanimous No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #4
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
6-0-0
5
2Cornell University, 170
2
0-0-0
5
3Boston University, 150
T-3
3-0-0
5
4Boston College, 118
5
0-1-0
5
5Clarkson University, 88
7
4-0-0
2
6University of Wisconsin, 64
T-3
3-2-1
5
7Ohio State University, 62
10
5-1-0
2
8Mercyhurst University, 61
9
5-0-1
5
9Northeastern University, 58
8
4-0-0
2
10University of North Dakota, 35
6
2-2-0
5
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 33; Harvard University, 16
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their fifth straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... Both the men and women of Minnesota are now ranked No. 1 in their respective USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Polls ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while Hockey East has three ranked teams, ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 15 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’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 four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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Are people still playing Facebook games? The answer is a big YES. Farmville 2 is about to hit its 50 millionth active player, making it the biggest app on Facebook. One in five Farmville 2 players play every day.

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Corvallis, OR — Sean Mannion hasn’t gotten any official word from team doctors, trainer Ariko Iso or coach Mike Riley on whether he has been ruled out of Oregon State’s Saturday night game against Utah at Reser Stadium.

“I’m not ruling myself out,” OSU’s sophomore quarterback said after Monday’s practice at Prothro Field.

It seems unlikely that, 10 days following arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus in his left knee, Mannion would be able to play in a football game.

Read the rest here.

No. 8 AP & BCS/No. 11 USA Today Oregon State (5-0, 3-0 in Pac-12) returns home this Saturday to host the Utah Utes (2-4, 0-3). The game will kickoff at 7:36 p.m. PDT and air on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network. ESPN2 has TV coverage(check your local listings) and the game can be seen online at ESPN3.com.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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The US Navy has begun its investigation into why that Navy cruiser and submarine collided. [And why, on neither vessel did the airbags deploy.]

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Ticats' coaches happy with 'attention and energy.'

Ultimate Replay: Week 16.

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

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Here's what not to do when locked out of your car: Do not call 911 and make up a story about an infant trapped inside so the cops will arrive faster. It happened in Florida and the mom faces a misdemeanor charge of misusing 911.

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Chamblin keeping Riders’ defence on track.

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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I Could Pee on This.

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Tampa, FL. —The Buccaneers will hold their hugely popular Throwback Game again on Sunday, and the return of the Saints brings back memories of some of the best times in orange

Read the rest here.

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Beyonce will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl on February 3.Earlier this year it was Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., and Cee Lo Green.

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Jimmy and Flipper.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Washing dishes and having fun with the family. 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
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2 Detroit leads 3-0
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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Almost a year after her reality show Kate Plus 8 ended its run on TLC, Kate Gosselin is exiting another job -- as a blogger for CouponCabin.com. The website's founder posted Tuesday that "Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit..."

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St Louis, MO. -- Matt Holliday's cross-checking takeout slide of second baseman Marco Scutaro in Game 2 of the NLCS was more than just the flashpoint moment of the series to this point. It was also a vivid flashback and a reminder that the Cardinals and Giants have a long history of games that are fraught with hard play and hard feelings.

This is the third time these rivals have met with a trip to the World Series up for grabs and, on each occasion, there was an incident that came to define the clash.

Read the rest here.

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The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands on this date in 1888.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered at Loew's State Theater in Memphis. Elvis had worked at the theater in 1952.

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The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.

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"News-Week" appeared for the first time at newsstands on this date in 1933. The name was later changed to "Newsweek."

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Today in Sports History:

1860 - 
 
Willie Park won the first professional golf tournament to be held in Scotland.

1962 - The New York Yankees won their 20th World Series when they beat the San Francisco Giants.

1943 - The Detroit Lions set a rushing record when they achieved a negative fifty-three yards against the Chicago Cardinals.

1968 - Bob Beamon long jumped 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches at the Olympic Games in Mexico.

1978 - The New York Islanders began a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8).

1992 - Jari Kurri (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal in an 8-6 win over the Boston Bruins. Kuri was the 18th player to reach the mark.

2000 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) achieved his 448th victory as a goalie in the NHL. Roy passed Terry Sawchuck to become the record holder for career victories.

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Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ on this date in 1933, after leaving Germany.

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Coming up --


Tonight --

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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