Saturday, September 29, 2012

It's Sunday











It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 30th, the 274th day of 2012. There are 92 days left in the year.

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CBA talks resume, will continue during weekend.

Nicklas Lidstrom prepares for next phase of his life.

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

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The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA on this date in 1777, due to advancing British forces.

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Tucson, AZ. -- Oregon State’s Sean Mannion won a passing duel with Arizona’s Matt Scott, and the 18th-ranked Beavers came away with a 38-35 victory over the Wildcats Saturday night at Arizona Stadium..

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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The Columbia left Boston on this date in 1787 and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world.

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Jackson takes action in Argos win over Bombers.

CFL fines Edmonton Eskimos.

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

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Ether, an experimental anesthetic at the time, was used for the first time on this date in 1846 by Dr. William Morton at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Late score enough as Riders tip Leos

Regina, SK. --A big touchdown catch late by Greg Carr provided the winning points Saturday night, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the BC Lions 27-21, in front of a sell-out crowd of 32,690 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Both teams had trouble getting their offenses going in the opening quarter, but the Riders were finally able to move the deep ball into BC territory as the scoreless first quarter came to an end.

The Saskatchewan drive, started in the opening quarter, would result in the games' opening points, as Darian Durant found a wide open Weston Dressler on a corner route 15 yards deep in the left side of the endzone, capping a 9 play, 78 yard drive. Sandro DeAngelis kicked the convert and the Roughriders had a 7-0 lead 1:33 into the second quarter. After holding BC to a 2 and out, Durant would find a streaking Dressler down the right sideline. Dressler reached out, hauled it in at around the 14 and did the rest, scoring on a 53 yard pass and run play. DeAngelis converted with 11:28 left in the half, for a 14-0 Saskatchewan lead. After their next drive stalled around midfield, Paul McCallum would kick a 51 yard punt single for a 14-1 Rider lead with 8:34 still on the second period clock. On their next possession Saskatchewan, after having a touchdown taken off the board by an offsides penalty, DeAngelis would boot a 40 yard field goal with 4:13 left, for a 17-1 lead. Chris Milo would add to the lead by kicking a 57 yard punt single with 44 seconds to play in the half for an 18-1 Rider lead. On the ensuing play, the Lions' Travis Lulay panicked under pressure, throwing a left-handed duck for an interception but would survive the mistake when Durant threw an interception on the next play. BC would start to move the ball but run out of time and the two teams would head into halftime with Saskatchewan enjoying that 18-1 advantage.

The Lions caught the first break of the second half when the Riders would turn the ball over on downs at their own 39. Paul McCallum would come on to kick a 40 yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 18-4, with 7:58 left in the third. Saskatchewan would get a point back for a 19-4 lead, when Milo came on to kick a 40 yard punt single with 4:44 left in the third. A spot foul for pass interference on Tristan Jackson would set BC up with a first down at the Roughrider 18, but they would have to settle for a 20 yard field goal by McCallum with 1:10 remaining, slicing the Saskatchewan lead to 19-7.

In the fourth, Milo would extend the lead 2:34 in with a 55 yard punt single, making the Roughrider lead 13, at 20-7. Marco Iannuzzi would get open in the endzone late for a 23 yard major catch from Lulay, the 24th straight game with a TD pass for the Lion pivot, the second longest streak in CFL history. McCallum converted with 2:57 left and the Saskatchewan lead was down to 6, at 20-14. Just when things were starting to get nervous, Greg Carr used all of his 6'6" frame to reach up and grab a 46 yard touchdown pass from Durant underneath the goal posts. DeAngelis converted and the Roughriders were up by 13 at 27-14, with 2:11 to go in regulation time. BC wouldn't quit however, with Lulay firing away to quickly get his team into scoring position. Iannuzzi would haul in a 14 yard pass from Lulay in the left side of the endzone for the touchdown. McCallum converted and the Lions were still breathing, climbing to within 6 at 27-21, with 1:18 yet to play. Taj Smith would muff the short kick and the ball would deflect out of bound off Anton McKenzie, giving BC the ball at 55. One bomb down the right side fell incomplete, the Lions took a procedure penalty, another deep ball down the right side fell uncaught, then, under heavy pressure, Lulay threw a flutterer that was intercepted by Chris McKenzie at the Saskatchewan 26. After a 6 yard run, BC called their second half timeout, only to watch Kory Sheets run up the middle for a huge first down. Durant would then take a knee three times to run out the clock and help the Riders escape with the 27-21 win.

For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 26-of-34 passing for 371 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Weston Dressler caught 9 passes for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns, Greg Carr caught a 46 yard touchdown pass, Kory Sheets rushed 17 times for 103 yards, Sandro DeAngeles kicked a field goal and 3 converts, Chris Milo punted 7 times for A 44.3 yard average with 3 punt singles, Joe Lobendahn had 6 tackles and Chris McKenzie and Shomari Williams each intercepted a pass. For the Lions, Travis Lulay was 19-of-36 passing for 232 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Marco Iannuzzi caught 3 balls for 49 yards and 2 touchdowns, Paul McCallum kicked 2 field goals, 2 converts and punted 8 times for a 47 yard average, with one punt single.

The Riders had 21 first downs, 115 yards rushing, 371 passing and 471 yards total offense. They turned the ball over once, were penalized 5 times for 80 yards and held the ball for 31:51. BC had 18 first downs, 102 yards rushing and 232 passing for 334 total yards. They turned the ball over 3 times, were penalized 7 times for 50 yards and held the ball for 28:09.

With the win, Saskatchewan improves to 7-6, ahead of a Monday, October 8th game in Toronto against the Argonauts. Kickoff is set for 4:30pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., the game can be seen online on ESPN3.com. The Lions slip to 9-4. Their next game is on Saturday, October 6th at home against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT.

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

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Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born on this date in 1861.

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Tampa, FL. — Once again, the defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers approaches a game with the policy of containment. This week's target is particularly elusive, as Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III directs the NFL's most prolific scoring attack.

Read the rest here.

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In Appleton, WI on this date in 1882, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating.

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Okay, so his picture-taking aim isn't so good yet.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Rays Baseball and hanging out with the family. How 'bout you?

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Chicago, IL. -- A battle between two young left-handers failed to live up to the hype, which proved to be a good thing for the Rays on Saturday afternoon when they took a 10-4 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field..

Read the rest here.

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"Death Valley Days" was heard for the first time on the NBC Blue radio network on this date in 1930.

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San Diego, CA. -- Saturday night's 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres reminded the Giants that they have an extremely important project to work on in the handful of days remaining before they enter the postseason: Fix Madison Bumgarner.


Read the rest here.

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"The Adventures of Dick Tracey" debuted on Mutual Radio Network on this date in 1935.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's EP "Just For You" hit #16 in the U.S.

1958 - EMI deleted all Elvis Presley and all other RCA products from its HMV catalog.

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "Judy" hit #78 in the U.S.

1978 - The album "Sings For Children And Grown Ups Too" hit #130 in the U.S. 

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"Porgy and Bess" premiered in Boston on this date in 1935.

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - 
Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth."

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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"Captain Midnight" was heard for the first time on the Mutual Radio Network on this date in 1939.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 - 
 The Boston Braves stopped the New York Giant's 26-game winning streak. It was the longest winning streak in major league baseball history.

1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season. He broke his own record with the home run. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record with 61.

1934 - Dizzy Dean won his 30th game of the season in a 9-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

1947 - The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1971 - The Washington Senators played their last game in Washington before moving to Arlington, TX. They were forced to forfeit the game to the New York Yankees when fans stormed the field in an effort to take souvenirs.

1972 - Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates) recorded his 3,000th career hit. It was his last as he was killed in Venezuela during the off season.

1973 - Hank Aaron finished the season one short of Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. He broke the record in the first month of the 1974 season.

1973 - The New York Yankees completed their 50th season at Yankee Stadium.

1984 - Mike Witt (California Angels) became only the 11th pitcher to throw a perfect game in major league baseball. He defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0.

1984 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record when they registered three safeties in a 33-12 victory over the New York Giants.

1992 - George Brett (Kansas City Royals) reached his 3,000th career hit during a game against the California Angels. He was the 18th player to reach the mark.

1995 - Albert Belle (Cleveland Indians) became the first player in history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season.

1999 - The San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game to be played at Candlestick Park (3Com Park). The Dodgers won 9-4 with 61,389 fans on hand.

2002 - Chris McAlister (Baltimore Ravens) returned a missed field goal 108 yards to set an NFL record.

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"The Red Skelton Show" debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1951.

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Dover, DL. -- The steep concrete banks of Dover International Speedway aside, Saturday's OneMain Financial 200 was hardly a cliffhanger as Joey Logano dominated from start to finish in winning his seventh Nationwide Series race of the season. Momentarily, at least, a caution on Lap 177 for Tim Andrews' blown engine injected a modicum of suspense, but Logano reasserted his superiority after a restart on Lap 182 and pulled away for his second victory at the Monster Mile and the 16th of his career..

Read the rest here.

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Tonight --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT 

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 4:25pm EDT


Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars 6:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 29th, the 273rd day of 2012. There are 93 days left in the year.

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CBA negotiations to resume Friday.

Davidson reportedly leaving Blues' front office.

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

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A regular army was established on this date in 1789 by the U.S. War Department with several hundred men.

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Oregon State (2-0, 1-0 in Pac-12), ranked No. 18 in the AP poll and No. 21 in the USA Today poll, will  play its second straight conference game on the road, traveling to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats (3-1, 0-1). The game will kickoff at approximately 10 p.m. EDT tonight and air nationwide on the Pac-12 Networks. You can also catch the game on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network, or through the listen link on the left side of this page.

The view from Corvallis: OSU focuses on improvement, not ranking.

The view from Tucson: Cats remain work in progress.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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On this date in 1829, the first public appearance by London's re-organized police force was met with jeers from political opponents. The force became known as Scotland Yard.

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Can't Contain Cornish: Stamps back dominates Esks.

Five and Alive: Burris leads 'Cats to win over Als.

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

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Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio on this date in 1930. He was in the radio business for the next 46 years.

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The Sunday win over Calgary squares the Saskatchewan Roughriders' record at 6-6 for 12 points, 2 points behind the 7-5 Stampeders in the CFL West. Next up for the Riders is a home game toonight, against the West-leading BC Lions, a team they beat 23-20 in week #3 and lost to 24-5 in week #8. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 10:00pm EDT. Hear the game on 620 CKRM, or via the listen link on the left side of this page. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

The View from Regina: Riders set for Saturday Night Lights vs. Lions.

The view from Vancouver: You call this an off-year? Travis Lulay’s offence leads CFL in several categories.

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

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The radio quiz show "Double or Nothing" debuted on the Mutual Radio Network on this date in 1940.

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Tampa, FL. — One of the best strength-on-strength matchups in the NFL this weekend will be Washington's second-ranked ground game against the Buccaneers' number-one rush defense.

Read the rest here.

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"The Adventures of Sam Spade" debuted on CBS Radio on this date in 1946.

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Jimmy wants to be a photographer when he grows up.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Rays Baseball, Rider Football and Beavers football. How 'bout you?

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Chicago, IL. -- Given the fact Tampa Bay is playing with little margin for error where making the postseason is concerned, Friday night's loss hurt -- bad.
The White Sox ended their three-game losing streak while snapping the Rays' eight-game winning streak with a 3-1 win at U.S. Cellular Field with 25,264 watching.
Read the rest here.

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"Make Room for Daddy" premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1953.

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San Diego, CA.-- 
Buster Posey provided a vivid reminder Friday night that actions speak louder than words. So do scars, bruises and indentations.

Posey absorbed the impact from a Ryan Vogelsong curveball that skipped once in the dirt before striking him in the throat. The catcher was in obvious pain but remained in the game to play all nine innings and help the Giants outlast the San Diego Padres, 3-1.
Read the rest here.

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"My Three Sons" debuted on ABC-TV on this date in 1960.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
RCA Victor, by this day, had received 856,327 advance orders for "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.

1957 - Elvis Presley's album "Loving You" hit #1 in the U.S.

1963 - Recording began on the soundtrack for the Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins." Only the instrumental tracks were laid because Elvis had a cold and could not sing.

1967 - Tennesee Governor Buford Elington declared "Elvis Presley Day."
 
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"My Favorite Martian" premiered on CBS-TV on this date in 1963.

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Today in Beatles History:

1974 - 
John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.

1984 - Prince's single "Let's Go Crazy" hit No. 1. He then held the No. 1 single, album and film simultaneously. Only the Beatles had accomplished the feat previously.

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On this date in 1963, 
"The Judy Garland Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 - 
 The first network football game was televised by CBS-TV in color. The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.

1957 - The New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds. The next year the Giants were in San Francisco, CA.

1977 - Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

1986 - Mary Lou Retton announced that she was quitting gymnastics.

1992 - Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended the following November.

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"A Chorus Line" with performance number 3,389 on this date in 1983 became the longest running show on Broadway.

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Coming up:


Tonight --


Nascar Nationwide Series -- One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT


College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats 10:00pm EDT

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


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT 

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 4:25pm EDT


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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 28th, the 272nd day of 2012. There are 94 days left in the year.

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CBA negotiations to resume Friday.

Davidson reportedly leaving Blues' front office.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Jeffrey Jones (Dean of Students Edward R. Rooney in John Hughes) is 66; actress-director Mira Sorvino is 45; actress Naomi Watts is 44; actress Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) is 25.

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U.S. Women's National Team Roster Named For 2012 Four Nations Cup
Twelve Olympians included on Team USA roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twelve Olympians highlight the 23-player U.S. Women’s National Team roster that will compete in the 2012 Women’s Four Nations Cup in Vantaa and Kerava, Finland from Nov. 5-10.

“We’ve got a terrific team assembled to compete in the Four Nations Cup,” said Katey Stone (Arlington, Mass.), head coach of Team USA. “I feel this tournament will provide an excellent gauge of where we are as a team as we continue to evaluate players and progress toward the 2014 Olympics.”

Among the 12 Olympians are Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.), who has not only played in three Olympic Winter Games, but also in 10 previous Four Nations Cups. Others include defensemen Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Lisa Chesson (Plainfield, Ill.), and Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.); forwards Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.),Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio), and Karen Thatcher (Blaine, Wash.); and goaltenders Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.).

“From the veteran Olympians to the newcomers, we are confident in this team's ability to give our program a great start to the 2012-2013 season,” said Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of women’s hockey.

For the complete roster, click here.

Prior to the start of the Four Nations Cup, the team will participate in a training camp at the New York Rangers’ Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., from Oct. 30 - Nov. 4.

The camp will include 12 players from the team headed to the Four Nations Cup and select skaters from the 2012 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team player pool. At the conclusion of the camp, the 11 NCAA players who complete the U.S. roster will meet the rest of the team in Finland.

Team USA opens Four Nations Cup play on Nov. 6 against Sweden at 4 p.m. local time at the Tikkurila Valtti Arena in Vantaa, Finland.

NOTES: Team USA is the defending Four Nations Cup champion. Kelli Stack was named the top forward in the event a year ago with seven points in four games… 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 IIHF Women’s World Championship … The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring the four of the top women's hockey teams in the world - the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden.
2012 Four Nations Cup
November 5-10 - Vantaa & Kerava, Finland
Date
Opponent
Location
Time (Local/EDT)
Tues., Nov. 6SwedenTikkurila Valttie Arena4 p.m./9 a.m.
Wed., Nov. 7
Canada
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
4 p.m./9 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 9
Finland
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
7 p.m./12 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10
Bronze Medal Game
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
2 p.m./7 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 10
Gold Medal Game
Tikkurila Valttie Arena
5 p.m./10 a.m.
Note: Tikkurila Valttie Arena located in Vantaa, Finland

Scotty Bowman to Drop Ceremonial First Puck at
Inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Legendary Coach Spent Seven Seasons With Buffalo Sabres

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Scotty Bowman will drop the ceremonial first puck at the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Saturday (Sept. 29) at First Niagara Center, home of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres. The legendary coach spent seven seasons with the Sabres (1979-87) and had a hand in bringing Phil Housley and Rob McClanahan, who will serve as head coaches for the event, to the organization.

Bowman spent 30 seasons in the National Hockey League as head coach of five teams, including the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings, where he compiled NHL records for regular-season wins (1,244), Stanley Cup Playoff wins (233), Stanley Cup titles as a head coach (9) and appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals (13). He was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach in 1977 and 1996 and has since added three more Stanley Cup titles as a member of NHL front offices.

Opening faceoff for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is set for 7:00 p.m. (EDT) and ticket information is available by visiting AllAmericanProspectsGame.com.

For complete Team Housley and Team McClanahan rosters, click here.

Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG.

Notes: FASTHockey.com will provide a free-for-view stream of the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game ... Both practices prior to the game Saturday will be open to the public. Team Housley will skate from 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. while Team McClanahan takes to the ice from 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. ... Two youth games will precede the game Saturday and are free of charge to the public. At 12:30 p.m. the Buffalo Saints 18U will host the Amherst Knights 18U team. Immediately following that contest, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U team will play host to the Greater Boston Jr. Bruins 18U squad at 2:30 p.m. ... Team Housley will wear blue uniforms and Team McClanahan will wear white uniforms. Both sets of uniforms for the event were designed by Nike and can be viewed here ... Nick Fohr, assistant coach for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 Team will serve as an assistant to Housley, while Don Granato, head coach for USA Hockey's NTDP Under-18 Team, will serve at McClanahan's assistant coach ... Additional staff for the event include General Manager Jim Johannson, Director of Player Personnel Tim Taylor, Athletic Trainer Jason Hodges, Equipment Manager Jake Visser and Director of Hockey Operations Ryan Breen ... Players selected to compete in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... Of the 40 players competing in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, 30 are from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 21 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Additionally, some 34 of the 40 are future NCAA Division I college players ... Players selected to participate represent 13 different states. Minnesota leads the way with eight, followed by Michigan (6) and Massachusetts (5). Other states include California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin ... Four players from the USHL's Waterloo Blackhawks are among the players selected, including two goaltenders.
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Just out Thursday, an Angry Birds sequel is already No. 1 among all paid iPhone and iPad apps. Bad Piggies offers a twist on the simple birds-versus-pigs scenario. The new game places you on the side of the pigs to help them crack the eggs of the angry birds. Instead of the usual gameplay, Bad Piggies challenges you with a series of puzzles in which you build devices to move the pigs to each destination.

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Oregon State (2-0, 1-0 in Pac-12), ranked No. 18 in the AP poll and No. 21 in the USA Today poll, will  play its second straight conference game on the road, traveling to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats (3-1, 0-1). The game will kickoff at approximately 10 p.m. EDT tomorrow night and air nationwide on the Pac-12 Networks. You can also catch the game on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network, or through the listen link on the left side of this page.

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Saturday is Ready to Rake? Day, a day to prepare for the upcoming chore of leaf-raking by making sure your tools are good shape.

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CFL.ca Online Water Cooler: Week 13.

Moffat: Als hoping Trent's the Guy on special teams.

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

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My Miniature Schnauzer, Meggie May Meissner, would be 14 years old today. She is directly responsible for my meeting and marrying my wife Kim and for us subsequently having Jimmy in our lives. Happy Birthday Meggie May. We love you and miss you.

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Collins becoming a fixture on the Riders.

The Sunday win over Calgary squares the Saskatchewan Roughriders' record at 6-6 for 12 points, 2 points behind the 7-5 Stampeders in the CFL West. Next up for the Riders is a home game tomorrow night, September 29th against the West-leading BC Lions, a team they beat 23-20 in week #3 and lost to 24-5 in week #8. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 10:00pm EDT. Hear the game on 620 CKRM, or via the listen link on the left side of this page. The game can be seen 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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An Arizona ski resort will become the first ski resort to make artificial snow from sewage. [Nothing's prettier than autumn sunlight glistening on yellow snow.]

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Tampa, FL. — With Adrian Clayborn headed to injured reserve, the Bucs have brought in former Saint Jeff Charleston to shore up the defensive end position.

Read the rest here.

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Lucky Bostonians can now dine at a restaurant that is carding for an alcoholic pizza. Salvatore's Restaurant is serving up alcohol-infused creations, including a Vignola cherry pizza, where dried Italian cherries are soaked with raspberry vodka, on top of a pizza with mozzarella, Gorgonzola, prosciutto, and orange blossom honey.

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Jimmy is quite the photographer, isn't he?

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Washing dishes, taking Jimmy to school and Rays Baseball. How 'bout you?

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Chicago, IL. -- Evan Longoria celebrated early, but he celebrated the one-year anniversary of Game No. 162 in grand style Thursday night. A day before the anniversary of the most famous game in team history, Longoria clubbed a game-winning home run in the ninth inning to break a tie to lead Tampa Bay (86-70) to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox (82-74) at U.S. Cellular Field with 18,630 watching.

Read the rest here.

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Two cousins allegedly were shoplifting rings at a mall store in Florida while their children, ages 4 and 6, were home alone. The two children were left alone unsupervised for more than an hour.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Anybody wishing to discern the difference between the 2010 Giants and this year's club can begin by examining Barry Zito. The Giants won the World Series two years ago with a self-described collection of castoffs and misfits who repeatedly played pressurized games described as "torture." By contrast, the current National League West champions consider themselves "fighters," as players such as Buster Posey and Angel Pagan have said, who form a team with character as opposed to a team of characters. The two-year metamorphosis, which continued Thursday with San Francisco's 7-3 triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks, is personified by Zito, whom AT&T Park fans once reviled but now embrace.

Read the rest here.

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Reese Witherspoon had her third baby Thursday. Reese and husband Jim Toth have named the little boy Tennessee James.

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Today in Elvis History

1993 - 
The Elvis Presley compilation boxed CD-set "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters 1" was released.
 
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San Diego, CA, was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo on this date in 1542.

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 - 
A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.

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On this date in 1787, The U.S.
 Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.

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Today in Sports History:

1892 - 
 The first nighttime football game in the U.S. took place under electric lights. The game was between the Mansfield State Normal School and the Wyoming Seminary.

1919 - The New York Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 in a day game that lasted 51 minutes. The time set a National League record.

1941 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit .400 for the season. He was the last major league player of the century to achieve this statistic.

1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1968 - The Atlanta Chiefs won the first North American Soccer League Championship.

1978 - Don Sherman, editor of Car & Driver, set a new Class E record in Utah. Driving the Mazda RX7 he reached a speed of 183.904 mph.

1991 - Michael Jordan was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1995 - Randy Myers (Chicago Cubs) was charged by a 27-year-old man while standing in the outfield. Myers saw him coming, dropped his glove and knocked the man down with his forearm.

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"The Boys From Boise" was shown on WABD in New York on this date in 1944 as the first full-length comedy written for television.

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Coming up:



Tonight --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT


Saturday --


Nascar Nationwide Series -- One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT


College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats 10:00pm EDT

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


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT 

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 4:25pm EDT


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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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How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



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