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Mom will enjoy these plants for years to come

Written by Doug Oster on .

Blog Loves magic'Love's Magic' has the perfect name for a Mother's Day gift. There are lots of other plants which will come back each season which also have special names. Photo courtesy of Edmunds Roses

It's still too early to plant frost sensitive plants, at least that's what my mother always said. She made us wait until Memorial Day and that's usually when I plant.

You'll probably be OK, but be ready to cover the plants if it gets cold one night.

Here's a segment from Pittsburgh Today Live showcasing plants which will come back year after year and have special names for mom.

When you give plants for Mother's Day, remember, you need to plant them too!

 

 

 

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Empty Netter Assists - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton drops Game 1 - 05-07-15

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Connor Sheary had a goal and an assist for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who lost to the Manchester Monarchs, 4-3, in three overtimes in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday. Taylor Chorney and Scott Wilson also scored goals for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while Matt Murray made 52 saves in the loss. Manchester leads the best-of-seven series, 1-0.

-Highlights:

-“He brings energy and confidence to your team. He’s a very difficult player to play against. You have guys who are going to score goals and your goalies who are going to make big saves, but there’s also another core fabric to your team. They play major factors. Bobby’s a guy who does all kinds of little things that add up to a win.” - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John Hynes on forward Bobby Farnham.

-Happy 34th birthday to former Penguins forward Guillaume Lefebvre. Acquired at the 2003 trade deadline along with Ramzi Abid and Dan Focht in a deal which sent Jan Hrdina and Francois Leroux to the Coyotes, Lefebvre spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. He finished the 2002-03 season by appearing in 12 games for the Penguins and recording six points. After playing exclusively with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2003-04 and 2004-05, Lefebvre appeared in nine games for the NHL Penguins in 2005-06 and failed to record a point. In the 2006 offseason, he joined the St. Jean Chiefs in the QNAHL. In 21 games with the Penguins, he scored six points. He is currently a member of the Ducs d'Angers in France's Ligue Magnus.

IIHF World Championship

-Evgeni Malkin recorded two assists for Russia in a 5-2 defeat of Denmark in a preliminary round game at the IIHF World Championship tournament.

-Malkin shielded the puck from Denmark defenseman Oliver Lauridsen:

-Russia captain/forward Ilya Kovalchuk and Denmark forward Morten Madsen each kept an eye on this puck:

-Denmark goaltender Sebastian Dahm swept away this puck:

-Happy times for Russia. Not so much for Denmark forward Jesper Jensen:

-Sidney Crosby had an assist for Canada in a 6-4 comeback win against Sweden.

-Crosby appeared to have some damage on his chin:

-Sweden forward Elias Lindholm bulled into Crosby on this faceoff:

-Canada forward Taylor Hall > Sweden goaltender Anders Nilsson:

-Nilsson had issues with this puck:

-Swedish fans didn't seem too happy for Canada's success:

-Former Penguins forward Tomas Surovy scored a goal for Slovakia in a 3-2 loss to Norway.

-Slovakia goaltender Jan Laco was ready to smother this puck:

-Former Senators/Bruins forward Kaspar Daugavins had a goal for Latvia in a 2-1 defeat of Switzerland.

-Happy times for Latvia:

-Reflective times for Switzerland forward Denis Hollenstein:

-Hollenstein didn't seem to be welcome in Latvia's crease:

-Switzerland's forward Reto Suri didn't seem too upbeat here:

-After the Jump: The Lightning take a 3-0 series lead on a last second (almost literally) goal by Tyler Johnson.

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New trailer for "Magic Mike XXL"

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New trailer for "Magic Mike XXL" starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others.  

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Big 12 announces new tiebreaker procedure

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Change was almost inevitable for the Big 12 after what transpired last season, when a conference that proudly boasted about rewarding "one true champion" came away with a two-team tie and no clear ruling on who the league's champion was, an embarrassing ordeal that potentially cost Baylor and TCU a chance at making the inaugural College Football Playoff.

An attempt at remedying that problem emerged on Wednesday, as the conference announced its new tiebreaker procedure, one that will use head-to-head results to break a two-team tie (it's probably fair to ask why that rule wasn't in effect to begin with).

Things get a little murkier in the event of a three or four-team tie. Under those circumstances, the conference will look at how each team did against the squad that finished in fourth and if the tie isn't broken from there, it will continue working its way down the standings to determine a champion. If the tie is reduced to two teams, head-to-head results will be prioritized over how the teams fared against a common opponent.

Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated snapped a picture of a list that outlines the tiebreaker in greater, more official detail.

big 12 tiebreaker 2.0

 

Last season, Baylor defeated TCU in a 61-58 come-from-behind thriller, but because of the Bears' loss to West Virginia the following week, the two squads finished the regular season tied atop the standings of the 10-team league. Instead of selecting one of those teams as the league's winner, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby informed the 12-member playoff selection committee that the Bears and Horned Frogs were conference co-champions.

Both teams were eventually bypassed by the committee, which opted for eventual national champion Ohio State as the playoff's fourth team.

"It's clear that we were penalized for not having a postseason championship game," Bowlsby said after the committee's decision. "It would have been nice to have been told that ahead of time because we made the impression that we had a different model, but it wasn't one that was going to penalize us, and I think it's clear that it did."

 

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Kevin White inks four-year deal with Bears

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Former West Virginia standout Kevin White has agreed to a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced Wednesday.

The Bears selected White with the seventh overall pick in last week's NFL draft after a stellar senior season with the Mountaineers in which he had 1,447 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

The contract also includes a fifth-year option.

White became the first wide receiver Chicago selected in the first round since it picked David Terrell with the eighth overall pick in the 2001 draft.

 

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