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Manon Rheaume and other tidbits



rheaume.jpgToday is the 18th anniversary of when Manon Rheaume became the first female to play in an NHL exhibition game when she suited up and played goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning. On Sept. 23, 1992, Rheaume played one period, faced nine shots and gave up two goals for the expansion Lightning against the St. Louis Blues. Today, Rheaume is a 38-year-old mom who runs The Manon Rheaume Foundation, which assists young women in fulfilling their aspirations.

Forbes says the Glazers are worth $2.4-billion and this blog post writes that's more than enough to pay off Manchester United's debt.

The New York Post's Mike Vaccaro writes nice things about the Rays.

Trouble selling out games? Maybe the Bucs and Rays can try this.

Two schmoes from Naples get busted for poaching gators.

ESPN's Rick Reilly writes his "complisults'' (half-compliment, half-insult) for the 32 NFL teams. His Bucs complisult? "You know, there's a lot of players I don't like. But I can't think of a single player on your team that comes to mind."

The Pittsburgh Penguins played inside their new arena for the first time Wednesday night. Yahoo Sports hockey writer Nick Cotsonika writes about it.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:16am]


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