Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is September 24th, the 267th day of 2013. There are 98 days left in the year.

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Rangers GM Sather hoping for Stepan deal.

Salo brings years and insight to the Lightnings defensive core.

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

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Today's Birthdays: News anchor Lou Dobbs is 68; Kevin Sorbo (Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) is 55; Nia Vardalos (My Life In Ruins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) is 51.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Selected as Preseason No. 1 in
19th Annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - Preseason
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
2012-13
Final
Ranking
2012-13
Final
Record
Weeks in Top 15
1University of Massachusetts Lowell, 484 (20)
3
28-11-2
1
2Miami University, 444 (9)
6
25-12-5
1
3University of Wisconsin, 364 (1)
13
22-13-7
1
4Boston College, 359
8
22-12-4
1
5University of Minnesota, 347
5
26-9-5
1
6University of North Dakota, 300
7
22-13-7
1
7University of Notre Dame, 285
9
25-13-3
1
8Yale University, 269 (4)
1
22-12-3
1
9St. Cloud State University, 230
4
25-16-1
1
10University of Michigan, 167
NR
18-19-3
1
11Quinnipiac University, 135
2
30-8-5
1
12Union College, 124
10
22-13-5
1
13University of New Hampshire, 116
11
20-12-7
1
14Minnesota State University, 110
12
24-14-3
1
15Providence College, 103
NR
17-14-7
1
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer, 80; University of Denver, 74; Cornell University, 32; Western Michigan University, 28; Niagara University, 12; Merrimack College, 8; Boston University, 4; Ferris State University, 4; Michigan Tech University, 1.
Notes: The University of Massachusetts Lowell is the top-ranked team after finishing last season as the third-ranked team in the nation ... Yale University, the defending NCAA Division I national champion, received four first-place votes and is ranked eighth in the preseason poll ... Each team from last year's Frozen Four is ranked -- UMass Lowell (No. 1), Yale University (No. 8), St. Cloud State University (No. 9) and Quinnipiac University (No. 11) ... The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus next week, returning Oct. 7 ... Hockey East Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Big Ten, ECAC Hockey and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference each have three squads ranked ... A total of 24 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th 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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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"The Lamb," Douglas Fairbanks first film, was shown at the Knickerbocker Theater in New York City, NY on this date in 1915.

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CFL.ca Power Rankings: A new number one in town.

Top 10 Plays of Week 13.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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NEW ON DVD - Released Sept. 24

o Iron Man 3
o The Kings of Summer
o Redemption
o V/H/S/2
o Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season
o Hawaii Five-0: The Third Season
o 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season
o Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fourteenth Year
o The Neighbors: The Complete First Season
o South Park: The Sixteenth Season
o Two and a Half Men: The Complete Tenth Season


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Regina, SK. - The Saskatchewan Roughriders' offence was not responsible for a handoff gone horribly wrong. The figurative passing of the torch to the special teams created a predicament for a Saskatchewan defence that proved to be pliable at the most crucial juncture of Sunday's CFL game - a 24-22 B.C. Lions victory on Taylor Field.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-4 Riders is a game on Sunday, September 29th at the 4-8 Montreal Alouettes. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 1:00pm EDT.


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A new survey says that your friends will avoid you if you constantly talk about your ex. [Because they soon realize that it was your nonstop yammering and not letting anyone else say anything that drove your ex away.]

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Tampa, FL. — HC Greg Schiano says the entire offense and the coaching staff share the blame for the team's struggle to score points, and that QB Josh Freeman will remain the starter

Read the rest here.


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The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field on this date in 1929.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Junior cornerback Steven Nelson has been named this week’s Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Oregon State’s 34-30 victory over San Diego State last Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Here's the secret to knowing if the poker player across from you is bluffing -- check his arms. A psychology experiment at Tuffs University discovered that players with good hands moved their arms smoothly, while bluffers moved their arms awkwardly. So forget the eyes, it's in the arms.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- What a way to wrap up the regular-season home schedule.

Pinch-hitter James Loney connected on an 0-1 pitch from Tommy Hunter to lead off the bottom of the ninth and deposited the ball into the right-field stands to give the Rays a 5-4 walk-off win over the Orioles.

Read the rest here.


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"Roses and Drums" was heard on WABC in New York City on this date in 1933. It was the first dramatic presentation for radio.

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San Francisco, CA. -- For the Giants, finding meaning in the season's final week might seem as futile as seeking a four-leaf clover in AT&T Park's pristine outfield grass. But the Giants insist they'll try to make the most of their six remaining games, beginning with Tuesday's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Read the rest here.


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A year from now, the Pentagon plans to have shipped home, sold or scrapped virtually every weapon, truck and rucksack it has sent to fight the war in Afghanistan. About 1.5 million pieces of equipment ranging from armored trucks and ammunition to radios and rifles remain for the war that started in 2001. Shipping stuff home will total $3 billion.

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Jimmy checks out stuff he brought home from school.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the rain come pouring down, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Jailhouse Rock" was shipped.

1977 - The first Elvis Presley convention took place in Memphis, TN.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Way Down" hit #18 in the U.S.

1977 - Elvis Presley's album "The Sun Years" hit #31 in the U.K.

1998 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2002 - The tribute album "Elvis - 30 #1 Hits" was released. It was the first Elvis Presley album to debut at the top of the U.S. charts. The album also set a record by debuting at #1 in 17 territories. 

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TV TONIGHT: PREMIERE: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (8p ET, ABC) - In this new drama, Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel's feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1984 - 
Paul McCartney released "No More Lonely Nights."

2002 - Yoko Ono began testifying against Frederic Seaman in a federal trial she had filed in 1999. Seaman was accused to violating confidentiality agreements and profiting by stealing mementos and selling them to collectors after the death of John Lennon.

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Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Emmy Awards for the second time on Sunday -- but it sounds like it could be his last time, at least for a while. On Monday, the actor tweeted, "Emceeing the Emmys was fun, but I'm sure glad it's over. Looking forward to not hosting anything for a long time."

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Today in Sports History:

1934 -Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee player.

1937 - The NHL Board of Governors introduced legislation that discouraged "icing" during the League's semi-annual meeting. The new rules would cause a face-off in the defending zone if a team shot the puck all the way down the ice without scoring a goal.

1938 - Don Budge became the first tennis player to win all four of the major titles when he won the U.S. Tennis Open. He had already won the Australian Open, the French Open and the British Open.

1940 - Jimmie Foxx hit his 500th career home run.

1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1989 - O.J. Simpson was a guest on the 15th Anniversary Special of "Saturday Night Live."

2006 - The Detroit Tigers clinched their first playoff berth since 1987.

2006 - The Atlanta Braves were eliminated from the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.

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"The Bullwinkle Show" premiered in prime time on NBC-TV on this date in 1961. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as "Rocky and His Friends."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Bismarck Bobcats 8:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer at Dover International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

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

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs FGCU Eagles 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Bismarck Bobcats 8:15pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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

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