Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is December 11th, the 346th day of 2012. There are 20 days left in the year.

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NHL cancels regular-season schedule through Dec. 30; can 2012-13 season be salvaged from lockout?

NHL, union could resume labor talks this week.

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


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Today's Birthdays: Singer Brenda Lee (Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree) is 68; Teri Garr (Tootsie, Mr. Mom) is 65; Bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is 54; Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is 16.


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Boston College Reclaims Top Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #10
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 496 (22)
2
11-2-1
11
2University of New Hampshire, 472 (9)
1
11-2-2
8
3University of Notre Dame, 420 (1)
4
13-4-0
11
4University of Minnesota, 405 (3)
5
11-3-3
11
5Miami University, 362
3
10-3-3
11
6Boston University, 325
7
10-5-0
11
7Western Michigan University, 312
8
10-3-1
11
8University of North Dakota, 259
9
8-5-3
11
9Quinnipiac University, 224
11
12-3-2
2
10University of Denver, 216
6
9-5-2
11
11Dartmouth College, 212
10
7-2-2
5
12Cornell University, 134
13
6-3-2
11
13Union College, 100
12
8-3-4
11
14University of Nebraska-Omaha, 67
14
10-5-1
4
15Yale University, 31
15
6-3-2
3
Others receiving votes: Niagara University, 14; St. Cloud State University, 12; Harvard University, 9; Providence, 5; Colorado College, 2; Minnesota State University, 2; Ferris State University, 1.
NOTES: Boston College reclaims the No. 1 ranking that it held for six consecutive weeks before relinquishing to New Hampshire last week ... BC and the University of Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 rank with BC before Minnesota was voted No. 1 over the first two weeks of the season ... ECAC Hockey leads all conferences with five ranked programs this week. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Hockey East Association each have three ranked squads ... A total of 21 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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The world's number one male tennis player, Novak Djokovic, is cornering the market on a rare and expensive cheese that's considered a delicacy in his native Serbia. It's made from the milk of a donkey. He plans to feature the exotic cheese in a chain of restaurants he's starting. [Someday soon kids all across Serbia will be begging their parents to take them to Donk E. Cheese.].

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Corvallis, OR. -- Monday marked the first practice for the No. 13 Beavers since dismantling Nicholls State, taking finals and learning that they would play Texas in the 20th Annual Valero Alamo Bowl. It was a busy last week for the Beavers, but with school out of the way for the time being, the team returned to the practice fields for the first of the bowl workouts.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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DThe first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis was in New England on this date in 1719.

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Lions ink All-Star LB Bighill to extension.

Eskimos introduce Ed Hervey as new General Manager.

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

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The White House has joined Pinterest, just in time for the holidays. The image-based social network allows users to post photos and graphics on boards. This month, the White House will use it to display its holiday decorations.

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Tampa, FL. —Lewis to I.R. as Roster Gets More Adjustments.

Read the rest here.

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Seen the video of the couple flying in an ultralight when their engine fails? The pilot quickly finds a two-lane road on which to land, and all seems to be going fine until the ultralight's wheel catches the edge of the road -- or something. Luckily both pilot and passenger are fine.

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Look at all the candy Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats doing the laundry, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1971 - 
"Elvis' Christmas Album" hit #7 in the U.K.

1982 - The single "The Elvis Medley" hit #71 in the U.S.

1982 - The album "The Elvis Medley" hit #133 in the U.S.

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Savannah, Georgia, police say ex-con Michael Brandon Hall was driving a stolen car when he rammed into a police cruiser early Friday morning. He's heading back to prison.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
Apple Music publishing company signed its first act, Grapefruit.

1968 - John, Ono and Julian Lennon took part in the Rolling Stones' TV extravaganza "Rock And Roll Circus." The show was never shown.

2010 - On "Saturday Night Live," Paul McCartney performed "Jet," "Band on the Run," "A Day in the Life," "Give Peace a Chance," and "Get Back."

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Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty are among the films on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 best films of 2012. Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, also made the list.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 -  Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) announced his retirement from major league baseball. DiMaggio only played for the Yankees during his 13-year career.

1971 - The Los Angeles Lakers set an NBA record with 21 consecutive wins.

1972 - Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula was on the cover of "Time" magazine.

1981 - Muhammad Ali fought his last fight. He lost his 61st fight to Trevor Berbick.

1985 - The single "Superbowl Shuffle" by Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was released.

1992 - The National Hockey League Governors named Gary Bettman as the first NHL commissioner in League history, effective Feb. 1, 1993.

2000 - Mario Lemeiux, owner of Pittsburgh Penguins, announced that he would end his three-plus year retirement and become an active National Hockey League (NHL) player again. When Lemieux returned officially he became the first owner/player in NHL history.

2001 - It was announced that Little League Baseball Inc. would require more detailed documentation of the eligibility of its players. Four months before, the Rolando Paulino Little League team from the Bronx, NY, had its third-place finish taken away after pitcher Danny Almonte was found to be too old to play.

2002 - Scott Young (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,000th NHL game.

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You won't be able to get this version of Katy Perry's Firework out of your head. Ever.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South teams at Boston Showcase.

Saturday --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South teams at Boston Showcase.

Sunday -- 

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South teams at Boston Showcase.

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST

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

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