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Dallas coach Lindy Ruff gets career win 600 against old club, Buffalo

Lindy Ruff (photo by Arnold C. Buchanan-Hermit via wikipedia commons)

When Lindy Ruff was an NHL hockey player for the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers, he gained a reputation as a player for his toughness, character and hard work on the ice as a left winger/defenseman.

He brought that same mentality behind the bench as one of the top coaches in the league.

Monday night, his Dallas Stars team defeated his former club, the Sabres, 3-2. The win earned the 54-year-old Ruff his 600th career win. Overall his record as a coach is 600-454-88 in 16 years.

Ruff was the head coach at Buffalo for 15 years, from the 1997-98 season until the middle of the 2012-2013 season. On February 20, 2013, the Sabres announced that Ruff had been relieved of his coaching duties. That ended his tenure as the NHL’s longest active-serving coach with one team and he was second only to Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA as one of the longest-employed coaches in all of the four major sports in North America (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB).

 

Altidore leads United States to win over Canada, 2-0

 

Jozy Altidore on March 25 2008 (photo by Diego Valenzuela via wikipedia commons)

Jozy Altidore scored in the first half and set up teammate Clint Dempsey’s goal in the second half as the U.S. opened its Gold Cup schedule with a 2-0 win over Canada in Detroit, Michigan.

The U.S. bounced back from a 4-0 loss to World Cup champion Spain in an exhibition game on Saturday.

Altidore, 21, was playing his first game in a Gold Cup, which is the championship of North and Central America and the Carribean.

Altidore’s scored a goal in the 15th minute and Dempsey added to the margin in the 62nd minute off a nice, crisp crossing pass from Altidore.

 

Info courtesy of United States soccer

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 23, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, January 23, the 23rd day of 2011. There are 342 days left before we welcome in 2012.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1845, Congress decided that all national elections would take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

* In 1960, the U.S. Navy operated a bathyscaphe Trieste which carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, more than 35,000 feet.

* In 1964, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified.

* In 1968, North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with spying. The crew was released 11 months later.

* In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

In 2006, The Ford Motor Company said it would cut up to 30,000 jobs and shutdown 14 plants in North America by 2012.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Mariska Hargitay, Olivia Benson on Law & Order is 47 today. (photo by Veronica Romm via Wikipedia Commons)

78 CHITA RIVERA, actress

63 ANITA POINTER, singer from the Pointer Sisters

58 ROBIN ZANDER, rock singer from the group Cheap Trick

54 PRINCESS CAROLINE of Monaco

53 ANITA BAKER, R&B singer from Detroit, Michigan

47 MARISKA HARGITAY, actress from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, who plays detective Olivia Benson. Her mother was 1950′s sex-symbol Jayne Mansfield.

It’s Jackets Time! Columbus opens 10th season vs. San Jose in Sweden

CBJ RW R.J. Umberger (megasportsnews.com)

CBJ Defenseman Kris Russell (megasportsnews.com)

The Columbus Blue Jackets open their 10th season this afternoon (Friday) at 3 p.m. facing the San Jose Sharks in Stockholm, Sweden. The game will be played at the Ericsson Globe.

The Jackets fashion a record of 4-3-2 in opening games, with three straight wins, the second-longest active win streak in the NHL.

The game is a sellout with the Ericsson Globe holding 13,500 fans for hockey.

Columbus is 11-21-1-3 all-time against San Jose, one of the top teams annually in the NHL’s Western Conference. This is the first of four meetings this season.

GAME NOTES

* This is the Blue Jackets first game outside of North America in franchise history.

* Scott Arniel makes his NHL coaching debut after nine seasons as a minor league coach or NHL assistant.

* Saturday’s game will be in Sweden as well and against San Jose.

compiled from staff & Columbus Blue Jackets news

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 27, 2010: Alamanac, News and Celebrity Birthdays

 

DAILY ALMANAC

 

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2010. There are 157 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 27, 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

* In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State.

* In 1866, Cyrus W. Field finished laying the first successful under water telegraph cable between North America and Europe. A previous cable had burned out after only a few weeks’ use in 1858.

* In 1909, during the first official test of the U.S. Army’s first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Virginia, for one hour and 12 minutes.

* In 1940, Bugs Bunny made his “official” debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 

* Louis Prima has received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The big-band leader, who died in 1978, was honored Sunday at a ceremony attended by his son, Louis Prima, Jr., who continues the legacy of his father’s music. and his daughter Lena Prima.

* Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop singer, told CNN that he is thinking of running for president of Haiti.

* Hugh Laurie, the lead actor on the TV series House, has signed a record deal to record an album of New Orleans-inspired Blues music.

 

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alex Rodriguez 35 today (mlb)

 

79 Jerry Van Dyke, actor on the TV show Coach and Dick Van Dyke’s brother.

66 Bobbie Gentry, singer of the song, Ode to Billie Joe.

61 Maureen McGovern, singer of the song, The Morning After.

53 Bill Engvall, comedian.

38 Maya Rudolph, comedian.

35 Alex Rodriguez, baseball star of the New York Yankees and soon to become a member of MLB’s 600 homer club.