Saturday, April 19, 2014

Timbers Still In Search Of Victory After Dropping 1-0 Decision To RSL On Road

At Sandy, Utah:

In Saturday Major League Soccer action, Ned Grabavoy scored the only goal of the match in the 78th minute as Real Salt Lake kept the visiting Portland Timbers winless 1-0.  RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando secured his 111th career MLS shutout with a scintillating four-save performance.

The next Timbers contest will be at Houston against the Dynamo next Sunday (12:00 Noon Pacific Time, KPTV, Channel 12, Portland and Timbers TV Network).

Thunder Couldn't Hold Fourth-Quarter Lead, Fall To SaberCats

At Portland, Oregon:

Despite trailing 32-31 in the fourth quarter, the San Jose SaberCats (3-3) still defeated the winless Portland Thunder (0-5) 38-32 on the road in a Friday night Arena Football League contest.  Russ Mincha threw a four-yard pass to Rod Harper for the game-winning touchdown with 5:28 remaining in the contest.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blues Overcome Blackhawks Again, Take 2-0 Series Lead; Blue Jackets Overcome Penguins In OT, Pick Up First-Ever Playoff Win; Avs Top Wild Again, Go Up 2 Games To 0

Three games were played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

At Pittsburgh:

Matt Calvert scored a pair of goals, including the game winner 70 seconds into the second overtime period as the Columbus Blue Jackets came back from two goals down and garnered their first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff game victory, 4-3 on the road over the Pittsburgh Penguins, to square their conference quarterfinal series at one game apiece, despite two goals from the Penguins' Brian Gibbons.



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

At St. Louis:

After defenseman Brent Seabrook's blow to the head of David Backes set up a six-on-four power play in the final moments of regulation, Vladimir Tarasenko's equalizer with 6.4 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime, where Barret Jackman scored the game winner at 5:50 of the first extra period as the St. Louis Blues again came from behind to upend the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in game two of their conference quarterfinal series, which the Blues now lead the defending Stanley Cup champs two games to none.

At Denver:

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in the second period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 of 32 shots as the Colorado Avalanche stretched their opening-round series lead over the Minnesota Wild to two games to none after their 4-2 game-two home victory.

NBA Playoffs: Hawks Shock Pacers At Indy; Nets, Thunder, Warriors Also Grab Series-Opening Victories

Four games were played on Saturday as the National Basketball Association Playoffs commenced.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

At Toronto:

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points as the Brooklyn Nets took the opening game of their conference quarterfinal series against the Toronto Raptors with a 94-87 road victory.

At Indianapolis:

Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, while Paul Millsap added 25 as the Atlanta Hawks---the only team entering the playoffs after posting a losing regular-season record---shocked the home-standing Indiana Pacers 101-93 in the opening game of their opening-round series.



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

At Los Angeles:

Klay Thompson scored 22 points while David Lee added 20 as the Golden State Warriors overcame a sluggish start and upended the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on the road in their conference quarterfinal series-opener, despite 28 points from the Clippers' Chris Paul.

At Oklahoma City:

Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter while Russell Westbrook added 23 (to go with his ten rebounds) as the Oklahoma City Thunder outlasted the visiting Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 in game one of their first-round series.  Zach Randolph scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the visitors.


Friday, April 18, 2014

This Is ABC Television Network

Here's an ABC TV Network identification bumper from circa 1952.

Here's A Blast From The Past!

Looks like a 1950s commercial for Buster Brown Shoes.

Ya Sure This Will Work?

1960s commercial for Lavoris Mouthwash.




How 'Bout A Bowl Of Kix?

A 1955 commercial for Kix, a cereal still made today by General Mills.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Red Wings Knock Off Bruins On Road In Series Opener; Habs, Ducks Take 2-0 Series Leads

Three games were played on Friday as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

At Boston:

Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal of the game at 16:59 of the third period while Jimmy Howard saved all 25 shots as the Detroit Red Wings knocked off the Boston Bruins (who won the President's Trophy for best record in the NFL during the regular season) 1-0 on the road in the opening game of their conference quarterfinal series.

At Tampa, Florida:

Rene Bourque scored twice and Carey Price stopped 26 of 27 shots as the Montreal Canadiens dominated the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-1 on the road in game two of their opening-round series, which Les Habs now lead two games to none.



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

At Anaheim, California:

Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Andrew Cogliano (shorthanded) each delivered a goal as the Anaheim Ducks took a two-games-to-none opening-round series lead after they held off the visiting Dallas Stars 3-2 in game two of their series.

And Now, A Word From Out Sponsor

From the early 1950s, here's a commercial for Post Toasties corn flakes, which aired during an episode of Hopalong Cassidy.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Avs Erase Two-Goal Deficit, Top Wild In OT; Blues Win 3 OT Marathon Against Blackhawks; Rangers, Sharks Win Series Openers

Four more conference quarterfinal series commenced on Thursday in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

At New York:

Brad Richards (power play), Derek Stepan (SS), and Carl Hagelin each scored a third-period goal as the New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 in the opening contest of their conference quarterfinal series.



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

At St. Louis:

Alexander Steen scored the winning goal 26 seconds into the third overtime period as the St. Louis Blues won the longest playoff game in franchise history by knocking off the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in the opening game of their opening-round series.

At Denver:

Paul Stastny scored the equalizer at 19:46 of regulation time, then scored the game winner at 7:27 of overtime as the Colorado Avalanche overcame a two-goal deficit and defeated the visiting Minnesota Wild 5-4 in game one of their conference quarterfinal series.

At San Jose, California:

Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl, Patrick Marleau, Raffi Torres, Marc-Edouard Vlasic (power play), and Brent Burns (empty net) each scored a goal as the San Jose Sharks jumped on the visiting Los Angeles Kings 6-3 in the opening game of their opening-round series. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Habs Top Lightning In OT; Penguins Erase Two-Goal Deficit, Down Jackets; Ducks Hold Off Stars Rally

Three games were played on Wednesday, the opening night of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

At Pittsburgh:

After Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, Brandon Sutter scored the winning goal at 8:18 of the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins battled back from a two-goal deficit and upended the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in the opening game of their best-of-seven conference quarterfinal series.

At Tampa, Florida:

Dale Weise scored the winning goal 18:08 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens seized home-ice advantage in their opening-round series with the Tampa Bay Lightning following their series-opening 5-4 road victory.



WESTERN CONFERENCE:

Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Getzlaf, and Mathieu Perreault (power play) each scored a goal in the first period while Matt Beleskey (PP) scored what proved to be the game winner in the second period as the Anaheim Ducks raced to a 4-0 lead before holding on for a conference quarterfinal series-opening 4-3 win over the visiting Dallas Stars (who were making their first playoff appearance since 2008).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Timbers Could Not Hold Lead, Settle For Home Draw With Goats

At Portland, Oregon:

Erick Torres' equalizer in the 79th minute lifted Chivas USA to a 1-1 Saturday night Major League Soccer road draw with the Portland Timbers, whose goal came from Will Johnson in the eighth minute.

The Timbers, still in search of their first league win of the season, will pay a visit on Real Salt Lake at Sandy, Utah next Saturday night (6:30 PM Pacific Time, KPTV, Portland).

Thunder Snuffed Out In Spokane

At Spokane, Washington:

After trailing 21-20, the Spokane Shock (3-1) went on a 35-0 run en route to a 55-27 beat-down of the winless, visiting Portland Thunder (0-4) in Saturday Arena Football league action.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

LADY HUSKIES RUN AWAY FROM NOTRE DAME TO WIN NATIONAL TITLE, COMPLETE PERFECT CAMPAIGN AND FOLLOW MALE COUNTERPARTS IN WINNING NATIONAL CROWN

At Nashville:

On the night after their male counterparts won their fourth NCAA basketball national title, the Connecticut Lady Huskies completed a 40-0 campaign with a 79-58 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday to win their ninth NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament championship, all under head coach Gino Auriemma.  The men's and women's teams have now gone an overall 13 for 13 in NCAA Tourney title games.

Scraped Skin? Upset Stomach?

What looks like a double commercial for two products, then made by Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, from the late 1950s, for Unguentine Plus and Pepto Bismol.

Monday, April 07, 2014

UCONN HUSKIES HOLD OFF KENTUCKY TO WIN MEN'S NCAA NATIONAL BASKETBALL CROWN

At Arlington, Texas:

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points on Monday night as the Connecticut Huskies (32-8), who were seeded #7 in the East Region, won their fourth NCAA Men's Division I Basketball National Championship, holding off the Kentucky Wildcats (29-11; seeded #8 in the Midwest Region) 60-54.  The Huskies led by as many as fifteen points in the first half, only to see the Wildcats cut the deficit to one point on three separate occasions in the second half.  It was Huskies' head coach Kevin Ollie's first NCAA crown in his first tourney appearance as a head coach.