March 20, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
March 15 - 17, 2010

Last Update - March 20, 2010 at 1:10 AM EDT

Here's a taste of things that hit the internet during the first half of the week. It's the 'Reading And Viewing List' for March 15 through March 17, 2010.

March 17, 2010

Colin Campbell explains Ovechkin suspension
By Dan Steinberg at D.C. Sports Bog

During an appearance on NHL Live Wednesday afternoon, NHL discipline chief Colin Campbell touched on many of the hot-button issues that have been percolating around his sport and his role in recent weeks. And, of course, he dealt with the Alex Ovechkin two-game suspension.

The Secret Life of Sebastian Vettel
Posted at

Ever wanted to get to know your favourite Formula One driver a little better? Ever wanted a glimpse inside their lives outside the cockpit and see what really makes them tick - away from the race track? Now you can with the help of our new series, The Secret Life. First up is Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who admits to being a far from model pupil at school, to having a loathing of squeaky shoes, and to sporting a distinctly gothic hair style in his youth...

Rautenbach confirms WRC return
Posted at

Former FIA African Rally Champion Conrad Rautenbach will return to the World Rally Championship next season - but will spend this season at home in Africa contesting up to 16 rallies as he gets to grips with his new Ford Fiesta Super 2000 car...

Motörhead: 15 Shows To Celebrate 35 Years
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

Motörhead are to finish off the year with a massive UK tour to celebrate their 35th anniversary.

The full list of dates is:...

Quo Kiss And Make Up With Former Bassist
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

Status Quo’s Francis Rossi and former bassist Alan Lancaster have been reconciled while the band were in Sydney on their latest Australian tour. The two met and buried the hatchet, with Lancaster even attending the show at Hordern Pavilion and signing autographs for fans...

All Strung Out
By mdome at Classic Rock

Six-String, a new iPod and iPhone touch music app, has just been launched, allowing players to play along with songs form Bon Jovi, Tom Petty and the Scorpions among others...

March 16, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 7, Panthers 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

No Ovi? No Problem – Tonight’s tilt with the Panthers marked the ninth game this season in which Caps superstar left wing Alex Ovechkin has not suited up for action for whatever reason. Ovechkin, suspended for two games by the NHL Powers That Be on Monday, sat upstairs at BankAtlantic Center and watched his teammates take on the Florida Panthers.

For the seventh time in nine games without their best player, the Caps won. They defeated fading Florida by a 7-3 count to move 16 points ahead of Pittsburgh for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and seven points ahead of San Jose in the chase for the President’s Trophy...

Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers Game Highlights
Posted at Comcast SportsNet - Washington, DC

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Corona Rally Mexico - The Guru's review
Posted at

Here at, to help interpret the results of each round of this year's championship we call upon the expertise of WRC TV's stage end reporter Julian Porter - a man who spends more time talking to drivers at stage ends than anybody else.

This unique level of rally insight, combined with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport, is why Julian is more commonly known as 'The Guru'...

Cosworth satisfied after Grand Prix return
Posted at

Cosworth are feeling positive after Rubens Barrichello clinched a world championship point at the Bahrain Grand Prix in his Cosworth-powered Williams. The engine supplier, returning to Formula One racing after a three-year absence, provided V8s to four teams in action at Sakhir - Williams, Lotus, Virgin and HRT...

Stooges Invite Hall Of Fame Stage Invasion
By mdome at Classic Rock

The Stooges created havoc among the black-tie brigade at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony last night in New York.

While performing I Wanna Be Your Dog (one of two songs they did), Iggy Pop encouraged the audience of rock hoi polloi to put aside their inhibitions and storm the stage...

Public Image: Just Like Shakespeare!
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

Public Image Ltd are planning to record a new album – and frontman John Lydon is comparing what they’re gonna do to Shakespeare!

Seriously, the man sometimes called Johnny Rotten (and seen advertising Country Life butter on TV) told Billboard:...

Caps Face Cats Without Captain
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

The Caps continue their four-game road trip on Tuesday when they take on the Panthers in South Florida. The visit is the last of three annual trips for Washington to Sunrise...

March 15, 2010

NHL suspends Alex Ovechkin two games
Posted by Lindsay Applebaum at Capitals Insider

Photo by John McDonnell / The Washington Post

Alex Ovechkin has been suspended two games by the NHL for his hit yesterday on Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell.

The Caps captain and two-time league MVP was assessed a five-minute major and his third misconduct of the season for boarding Campbell, who reportedly could miss the rest of the season with a broken clavicle and ribs...

Boarding = "Enormous amount of judgment"
By Dan Steinberg at D.C. Sports Bog

Mike Milbury's defense of Alex Ovechkin's hit on Sunday cycled back to the current debate over the NHL's subjective interpretation of the rules, both by on-ice officials and in supplemental discipline.

"Nobody knows what's a penalty and what's not a penalty," Milbury complained. "We've got to get it right so these guys know...

Oh So Worth Another Look
By The OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

Now this is an unassisted tally if there ever was one — Nick Backstrom initiating his game-winning goal on Sunday with a deft stick-check of Troy Brouwer deep in his own end, then going coast-to-coast to occasion tears into the Windy City’s green river:...

'Green Lantern' Cast Adds 'Star Wars' Actor As Abin Sur
By Blair Marnell at MTV's Splash Page

With principle photography scheduled to begin this month on director Martin Campbell's highly anticipated "Green Lantern" movie, two additional actors have joined the cast: "Star Wars" actor Temuera Morrison and Taika Waititi...

Jordan Rally entries announced
Posted at

The organisers of the Jordan Rally have published the seeded entry list for this year's event, round three of the World Championship season, which starts on 1 April.

The WRC event rotation system meant Jordan was absent from the 2009 calendar, but it returns this year to run together with a round of the Middle East Rally Championship. In total the entry list features thirty-six cars, the majority of which are registered for the WRC, P-WRC or S-WRC competitions...

Bruce Dickinson Radio Show To Be Axed
By mdome at Classic Rock

In what many will regard as a direct attack on the rock and metal community, digital radio station 6 Music is to axe the Friday Night Rock Show, which is presented by Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson.

A spokesperson for the BBC, attempting to explain the shock decision, said:...

Jon Lord’s Tribute To Rumpole Creator
By mdome at Classic Rock

Former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord releases his new album, To Notice Such Things, on March 29 through Avie Records.

This is dedicated to, and was inspired by, the late Sir John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole Of The Bailey...

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