Thursday, November 1, 2012

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It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 1st, the 306th day of 2012. There are 61 days left in the year.

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NHL encourages support for Hurricane Sandy victims.

USA Hockey, NHL team for Try Hockey for Free Day.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 50; Jenny McCarthy is 40; American Idol runner-up Bo Bice is 37.

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Training in Charlotte this Weekend

Final Camp to be Held with U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will conduct its final fall training camp this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at the Extreme Ice Center in Charlotte, N.C. The team's first formal competition comes Dec. 2-8 in Calgary, Alberta, at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Head Coach Jeff Sauerformer head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Wisconsin, will lead practices over the three-day span. The camp will also include the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team and feature two games played between the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and the U.S. National Developmental Team.

Mike Sertich, former head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth and MIchigan Tech University and Ron Byrne, former assistant men's ice hockey coach at Colorado College, will serve as guest coaches for the camp.

NOTES: For the complete 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here. A season preview is available here ... The squad, which includes 14 players that helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sledge Hockey World Championship, welcomes three newcomers ... Eight members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen next summer … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and Jeremy Kennedy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is the manager of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team.  Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey coach at the University of Wisconsin, is the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, while Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) is the assistant coach.
U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Training Schedule
Nov. 1-3 • Extreme Ice Center • Charlotte, North Carolina
DateEventVenueTime (EDT)
Thurs., Nov. 1
National Team Practice
Developmental Team Practice
Extreme Ice Center
Extreme Ice Center 
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 2
Developmental Team Practice
National Team Practice
National Team vs. Developmental Team
Extreme Ice Center
Extreme Ice Center
Extreme Ice Center
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
3:15 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3
National Team Practice
Developmental Team Practice
National Team vs. Developmental Team
Extreme Ice Center
Extreme Ice Center
Extreme Ice Center
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
4:00 p.m.


USA Hockey Releases Mobile Coach Application

Available Now on Google Android and Apple iOS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey has released Mobile Coach, a free application for mobile devices running on Apple iOS or Google Android and an exclusive benefit available only to USA Hockey members. 

“We developed USA Hockey Mobile Coach to provide the vast array of education material we have available in an easy-to-use mobile format,” said Mark Tabrum, director of USA Hockey’s coaching education program. “We’ve long been a leader in coaching education and this is a reflection of our desire to continue to be out in front and use technology to help in the education process.”

USA Hockey Mobile Coach includes complete practice plans, small-area games, dryland training exercises, goaltending-specific drills and videos, body contact instructional videos, and skating, shooting, and passing drill diagrams and videos.  The application also includes digital versions of the USA Hockey Playing Rules and Casebook, Annual Guide, and American Development Model materials.

All of the educational materials within the app can be directly shared with other coaches, players, and parents also using the app via self-contained social networking and email functions. Additionally available is a desktop computer companion that enables users to create custom practice plans that synchronize to a mobile device and can then be shared with other app users.

The Android version works on all supported phones and tablets.  The iOS version works on both iPhones and iPads.  Later this year, an iPad-specific version of the app will be released with a virtual whiteboard mode with the capability to showcase videos and screenshots while remaining in whiteboard mode.

To get started with USA Hockey Mobile Coach, members should visit http://www.usahockey.com/mobilecoach to create a login prior to downloading the free app. The website also contains download instructions, links, and tech support. The application is also available for download in the App Store and on Google Play, but requires a login that must be created on the website.

NOTES: Media wishing to obtain a login to review the application must contact Julie Juarez at (719) 538-1169 or via email at juliej@usahockey.org.

Four U.S. Teams to Compete During Upcoming International Break
FASTHockey to Stream Two Tournaments Live
Full Coverage on USAHockey.com, Twitter, Facebook
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. Under-18 Team, U.S. Under-17 Team and U.S. Junior Select Team will all compete in tournaments next week during the first international hockey break of the 2012-13 season. 
The U.S. National Under-18 Team will host the 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich., home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, while the U.S. National Under-17 Team will travel to Monthey, Switzerland, to compete in the 2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament.
The U.S. Women's National Team will be in Vantaa and Kerava, Finland, for the 2012 Women's Four Nations Cup while the U.S. Junior Select Team will head to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to play in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.
Details on each event, including individual and composite schedules, can be found below.
NOTES: FASTHockey will provide live streaming of games from the Under-18 Four Nations Tournament and the World Junior A Challenge ... Coverage of all tournaments during the international break can be found atusahockey.com. Live scoring updates and up-to-the-minute information for all U.S. teams will be available on Twitter -- @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores -- and on USA Hockey's Facebook.
U.S. TO HOST 2012 UNDER-18 FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT IN ANN ARBOR, MICH.
The 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament will take place Nov. 6-10, at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Ice Cube, home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. The tournament will feature teams from Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. The United States enters the tournament as defending champions. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, click here.
FASTHockey will stream all games of the tournament both live and on-demand. Those interested in watching should sign up for an account in advance at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
NOTES: For the complete U.S. roster, click here ... The U.S. National Under-18 Team captured first place at the 2011 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament held in Monthey, Switzerland. The U.S. has claimed the tournament title in four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament and join the conversation by using #U18FourNations ... For additional coverage, visit usahockey.com ... The Ann Arbor Ice Cube last hosted international hockey Aug. 9-13, 2011, when it served as the site for the 2011 Under-17 Select Five Nations Tournament.
Team USA 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament Schedule
Nov. 6-10 • Ann Arbor Ice Cube • Ann Arbor, Mich.
DateOpponentVenueTime (EST)Live Streaming
Tues., Nov. 6
Finland
Ann Arbor Ice Cube
7:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 7
Switzerland
Ann Arbor Ice Cube
7:00 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 9
Sweden
Ann Arbor Ice Cube
7:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10
Third Place Game
Championship Game
Ann Arbor Ice Cube
Ann Arbor Ice Cube 
3:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-17 TEAM TO PLAY IN 2012 UNDER-17 FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT
The U.S. National Under-17 Team will travel to Monthey, Switzerland, and the Villars Sports Center to take part in the 2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament, Nov. 7-11. Participating nations include Switzerland, Slovakia, Russia and the U.S. Team USA went undefeated in the tournament a year ago to claim the title and outscored its opponents, 19-5, in three games.
NOTES: For a complete U.S. roster, click here ... The U.S. has captured the Under-17 Four Nations Tournament title the last three years ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament and join the conversation by using #U17FourNations ... For additional coverage, visit usahockey.com

Team USA 2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament Schedule
Nov. 7-11 • Villars Sports Center • Monthey, Switzerland
DateOpponentVenueTime (Local/EST)
Wed., Nov. 7
Switzerland*
Villars Sports Center
7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 9
Slovakia
Villars Sports Center
2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 10
Russia
Villars Sports Center
2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 11
Switzerland
Villars Sports Center
4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.
*Pre-tournament game

2012 WOMEN'S FOUR NATIONS CUP TO BE HELD IN VANTAA AND KERAVA, FINLAND
The U.S. Women's National Team will participate in the 2012 Women's Four Nations Cup with Canada, Finland and Sweden, Nov. 5-10, at Tikkurila Valttie Arena in Kerava, Finland. Twelve Olympians highlight Team USA's 23-player roster. Team USA captured the Four Nations Cup title in 2011, defeating Canada, 4-3 in a shootout, in the championship game.

NOTES: For the complete U.S. roster, click here ... Team USA is the defending Four Nations Cup champion … Members of the U.S. Women's National Team hail from 12 states, including four each from Massachusetts and Wisconsin; three from Minnesota and Illinois; two from North Dakota; and one each from Idaho, New York, Connecticut, Arizona, Georgia, Ohio and Washington ... A total of 19 players on the U.S. roster have played in at least one International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament and join the conversation by using #FourNationsCup. For additional coverage, visit the U.S. Women's National Team onFacebook and usahockey.com ... The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States.
Team USA 2012 Women's Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 5-10 • Tikkurila Valttie Arena • Kerava, Finland
DateOpponentVenueTime (Local/EST)
Tues., Nov. 6
Sweden
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
4:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Wed., Nov. 7
Canada
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
4:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 9
Finland
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
7:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10Third Place Game
Championship Game
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
2:00 p.m./5:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
2012 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE SLATED TO BEGIN NOV. 5 IN YARMOUTH, N.S.
The U.S. Junior Select Team will compete in the 2012 World Junior A Challenge Nov. 5-11, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Team USA has won three of the last four tournaments (2008, 2009, 2010) and placed third in 2011.FASTHockey will provide live streaming coverage for all tournament games. Those interested in watching should sign up for a free account in advance at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
NOTES: For the complete U.S. roster, click here ... The World Junior A Challenge is in its seventh year and the United States will be competing for the sixth time. In addition to the United States, the 2012 field includes Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic, Russia and Switzerland. The official event website is available here ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament and join the conversation by using #WJAC. For additional coverage, visit usahockey.com and USA Hockey's Facebook ...Brett Larson (Sioux City, Iowa), head coach and general manager of the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers, is the head coach for the 2012 U.S. Junior Select Team ... The assistant coaches are RJ Enga (Chicago, Ill.) and Derek Lalonde (Green Bay, Wis.). Enga is an assistant coach for the USHL's Chicago Steel, while Lalonde is the head coach of the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers.
Team USA 2012 World Junior A Challenge Schedule
Nov. 3-11 • Mariners Centre • Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
DateOpponentVenueTime (Local/EST)Live Streaming
Sat., Nov. 3
Canada West*
Barrington Municipal Arena
7:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.
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Mon., Nov. 5
Canada East
Mariners Centre
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 6
Switzerland
Mariners Centre
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 8
Quarterfinal 1
Quarterfinal 2
Mariners Centre
Mariners Centre
4:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 9Semifinal 1
Semifinal 2
Mariners Centre
Mariners Centre
4:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
FASTHockey
FASTHockey
Sat., Nov. 10Fifth Place Game
Third Place Game
Mariners Centre
Mariners Centre
2:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
FASTHockey
FASTHockey
Sun., Nov. 11Championship GameMariners Centre7:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.FASTHockey
*Pre-tournament game
TEAM USA 2012 INTERNATIONAL BREAK COMPOSITE SCHEDULE
DateTournament/SeriesOpponentTime (Local/ET)Live Streaming
Sat., Nov. 3World Junior A ChallengeCanada West*7:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.--
Mon., Nov. 5World Junior A ChallengeCanada East7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.FASTHockey
Tues., Nov. 6Women's Four Nations
World Junior A Challenge
Under-18 Four Nations
Sweden
Switzerland
Finland
4:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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FASTHockey
FASTHockey
Wed., Nov. 7
Women's Four Nations
Under-17 Four Nations
Under-18 Four Nations
Canada
Switzerland*
Switzerland
4:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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FASTHockey
Thurs., Nov. 8World Junior A Challenge
World Junior A Challenge
Quarterfinal 1
Quarterfinal 2
4:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
FASTHockey
FASTHockey
Fri., Nov. 9Under-17 Four Nations
Women's Four Nations
Under-18 Four Nations
World Junior A Challenge
World Junior A Challenge 
Slovakia
Finland
Sweden
Semifinal 1
Semifinal 2
2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
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FASTHockey
FASTHockey
FASTHockey
Sat., Nov. 10Women's Four Nations
Women's Four Nations
Under-17 Four Nations
World Junior A Challenge
World Junior A Challenge
Under-18 Four Nations
Under-18 Four Nations
Third Place Game
First Place Game
Russia
Fifth Place Game
Third Place Game
Third Place Game
Championship Game
2:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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FASTHockey
FASTHockey
FASTHockey
FASTHockey
Sun., Nov. 11Under-17 Four Nations
World Junior A Challenge
Switzerland
Championship Game
4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.
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FASTHockey
*Pre-tournament game


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Ronnie Wood has auctioned off Rolling Stones memorabilia. [Including a rare photo of Mick Jagger in bed alone.]

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The Oregon State Beavers, No. 13 AP/USA Today and No. 11 BCS hosts the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3, 3-2) this Saturday on Dad’s Weekend. The game will kickoff at approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT from Reser Stadium and air on 1190 KEX, the Beaver Sports Network and on TV on ESPN2.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially postponed Halloween until next Monday. Christie signed an executive order delaying the holiday on Wednesday, saying he didn't want trick-or-treaters to be injured by toppled trees, downed power lines or floodwaters.

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Boatmen eager to see what Harris is made of.

Irving: One final chance for Alex Brink?

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

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Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public on this date in 1512.

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And the nominees are....

The Saskatchewan Roughriders close out the regular season and get ready for the playoffs when they travel to Vancouver to play the West leading BC Lions on Saturday, November 3rd. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. You can watch the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., catch the game online at ESPN3.com.

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

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With smartphones in hand, we're having a hard time dropping our work load when 5 PM rolls around. Even after an 8-hour day, many employees report checking emails and taking work-related calls after hours. Having constant access to our mobile communication streams tacks on an extra two hours of work a day.

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Tampa, FL. —
With an open roster spot and two cornerbacks limited in practice on Wednesday, Tampa Bay pounced on third-year CB Danny Gorrer after he was waived by the Seattle Seahawks.

Read the rest here.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 46 million: Turkeys used each year for Thanksgiving in the United States.

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It's Captain Jimmy America.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats bathing the dog. doesn't it?

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San Francisco, CA. --Orange and black scream Halloween every year, but this was different. On Wednesday, orange and black was all over town, sure enough, but the colors were screaming about the Giants as they took to the streets for a parade celebrating their 2012 World Series title.

Orange and black meant going door to door down city streets for hours and spreading joy like candy to hundreds of thousands of party-goers, all of them wearing the same costume.

Read the rest here.

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Two companies who recently bought walnuts from Tehama County each reported around 40,000 pounds of the processed nuts stolen in the last two weeks, and deputies are searching for a suspicious delivery driver with a Russian accent who they say is behind it all.

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Sam Phillips sold his contract with Elvis Presley to RCA records for $35,000.

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" hit the Hot 100. The single would be Elvis's last U.S. #1.

1971 - The documentary "Elvis On Tour" opened in the U.S. The film covered Elvis Presley shows from April 5th-April 19th.

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The 46th annual CMAs air tonight (Thursday) on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host once again.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles began their first headlining tour of England at Cheltenham's Odeon Theatre. The supporting acts were Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, the Brook Brothers, and the Vernons Girls.

1968 - George Harrison released the soundtrack "Wonderwall." He was the first Beatle to release a solo album.

1969 - The Beatles album "Abbey Road" hit #1.

2005 - "The Beatles - The Biography" by Bob Spitz went on sale. The original project consisted of 2,792 pages. When released it was edited down to 856 pages.

2005 - The DVD "The Dick Cavett Show - John & Yoko Collection" was released.

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Not even James Bond can overcome the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. The big premiere of Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, has been postponed until Monday.

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Today in Sports History:

1913 - Notre Dame defeated Army 35-13. It was the first time the forward pass was used as a main offensive weapon in football.

1950 - Charles Cooper became the first black man to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask.

1964 - Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns) became the first NFL player to exceed 10,000 yards rushing.

2001 - Dan Neil (Denver Broncos) was fined $15,000 for an illegal block that broke the leg of Bryan Cox (New England Patriots).

2010 - The San Francisco Giants won their first World Series since moving to California. They defeated the Texas Rangers in five games.

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On this date in 1937, "Terry and the Pirates" debuted on NBC Radio.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders 4:05pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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