Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is November 14th, the 319th day of 2012. There are 47 days left in the year.

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Bettman: Inductees 'elevated our sport.'

Isles' fundraiser to support Sandy victims a success.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Laura San Giacomo (Saving Grace, Just Shoot Me) is 51; Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 48; Patrick Warburton (Puddy on Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement) is 48; Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers) is 40.

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University of Minnesota Remains 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 - #8
(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
12-0-0
9
2Cornell University, 169
2
6-1-0
9
3Clarkson University, 148
3
10-2-0
6
4Mercyhurst University, 122
4
10-1-1
9
5Harvard University, 120
6
4-0-0
7
6Boston College, 100
7
4-3-2
9
7Boston University, 75
5
7-3-1
9
8Northeastern University, 51
8
8-1-2
6
9Ohio State University, 42
9
9-3-0
6
10University of North Dakota, 26
10
5-5-0
9
Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 7; University of Minnesota Duluth, 5; Darmouth College, 2; St. Lawrence University, 2; Providence College, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their ninth straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while 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.

Third Annual USA Hockey Sled Classic Crowns Champions In Record Field
Dallas Stars win 'A' Division; Washington Capitals secure 'B' Division
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The third annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the National Hockey League and hosted by the Buffalo Sabres, was held last weekend at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, N.Y. The event, part of USA Hockey and the NHL's Come Play Hockey Month, featured a record 14 teams, all affailiated with an NHL club.

The weekend culminated with Sunday's (Nov. 11) championship games. In the 'A' Division, the Dallas Stars took home the title by beating the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, while the Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a 6-0 count to earn the 'B' Division crown.
Other NHL clubs that sponsored teams included the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Tampa Bay Lightning. Each sled hockey team represented its affiliated NHL club by wearing official NHL licensed jerseys with local club marks and logos.
For full tournament results and statistics, click here.
NOTES: The Colorado Avalanche hosted the inaugural USA Hockey Sled Classic in 2010. The Colorado Avalanche sled hockey team won the four-team tournament … In 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers held the event in Vorhees, N.J., where the Buffalo Sabres took first place among nine teams … Participating teams in the tournament must have an official affiliation with an NHL member club … November is the second annual Come Play Hockey Month … For more information on the sport of sled hockey and to view a list of sled hockey teams in the U.S., click here.


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MacGyver the movie is one step closer to reality. The film has found a director. A script has already been written, so MacGyver should go into production early next year.

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The Oregon State Beavers(7-2, 5-2) are home Saturday night to face the California Golden Bears(3-8, 2-6). Game time is 10:30pm EST. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Gwyneth Paltrow wants to have dinner with you. She's volunteered her time as part of a fundraising initiative for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. You can bid at Charitybuzz.com.

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Kackert's role with Argos unheralded, but vital.

Healthy, well-rested Lulay gives Lions added boost.

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

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A Washington state woman says someone stole $900 from her car while she was helping the victims of a two-vehicle collision. Peggy Ray said she was taking the money to pay her landlord.

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Chamblin evaluates first season; already focused on future.

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

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A New Zealand court has told a guy to stay away from Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla after he was charged with planning to throw horse manure at the visiting royal couple.

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Tampa, FL. —
The injury sustained by LB Quincy Black against the Chargers on Sunday will end his 2012 season, as he was placed on I.R. by Tampa Bay on Tuesday…Black, who had contributed 32 tackles and three tackles for loss as the team's starting strongside linebacker, wasn't immediately replaced on the 53-man roster.

Read the rest here.

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Workers for Hostess which makes Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Ding Dongs, are on strike. [So there's a good chance that the country's eating habits might improve.]

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Let's go get some candy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats opening your life to strangers, doesn't it?

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San Francisco, CA. --Though Bruce Bochy didn't win the National League Manager of the Year Award, San Francisco's skipper remains highly regarded within the baseball industry. Winning two World Series in three years will do that to a person.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1832, the first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - "Billboard" reported that Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" was the fastest selling single in U.K. history. The song sold 780,000 copies in one week.

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

1963 - Stills were shot for the Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins."

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Ain't That Loving You Baby" hit #15 in the U.K.

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Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S. on this date in 1851.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles finished a run of 14 shows at the Star-Club.

2006 - The DVD "Paul McCartney - The Space Within US" was released.

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On this date in 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - Ernie Nevers of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first professional football player to score six touchdowns in a single game.

1943 - Sid Luckman (Chicago Bears) became the first to throw for more than 400 yards. He threw for 433 yards and seven touchdowns against the New York Giants.

1970 - The plane carrying the Marshall University football team crashed. Thirty-seven were killed.

1995 - ESPN Radio acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast NBA games.

1998 - Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married in Las Vegas, NV. 

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service on this date in 1922.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Eco Boost 300 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 4:00pm EST

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

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

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

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

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Eco Boost 400 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 2:00pm EST

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

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