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Marlins' Jose Fernandez made sick woman’s wish come true day before he died

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Poll: Week 8 of Alaska high school football puts Bartlett in the lead

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LSU fires head football coach Les Miles

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Baseball mourns death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez

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Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

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  • National

    Marlins’ Jose Fernandez made sick woman’s wish come true day before he died

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 18:17

    The news of Maimi Marlins’ Jose Fernandez’s death hit one of his fans especially hard, because less than 24 hours earlier, she got to meet her favorite baseball player, CBS Miami reported. Cristina Llanes, 20, was on cloud nine Saturday afternoon after a big surprise — meeting Fernandez at Marlins Park. “We’re going to try to win […]

  • Local

    Poll: Week 8 of Alaska high school football puts Bartlett in the lead

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 26, 13:12

    This week’s new number one high school football team for large schools is Bartlett High School. The Bears’ 21-17 win over Service High School made it their sixth win in a row. Soldotna continues to dominate in the medium and small schools division at 7-0. Large Schools Bartlett 6-1 Colony 6-1 East 5-2 Lathrop 5-2 […]

  • National

    LSU fires head football coach Les Miles

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 22:49

    Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatter’s tenure at LSU. LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. The moves came less than 24 hours after Miles briefly watched his […]

  • National

    Baseball mourns death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez

    by CBS/AP on Sep 25, 22:42

    Miami Marlins players have gathered at the team’s ballpark to grieve together following the death of teammate Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old pitcher and two of his friends were killed when their boat smashed into a jetty off Miami Beach early today. Authorities say the 32-foot boat was demolished when it hit the rocks at full speed. […]

  • National

    Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 17:46

    Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King,” died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87. Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday […]

  • Local

    Week 7 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 24, 2:16

    Chugiak 48 – Wasilla 12 Up 17 to 6 in the second quarter, the Mustangs (4-3) closed the half with a flourish on a pair of Derryk Snell touchdowns and a 44-yard field goal by senior placekicker Jacob Morey. Wasilla dropped to 2-5. North Pole 48 – Juneau 6 Juneau suffered its first rail belt […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA ski coach stresses to his athletes to stay in the moment

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 21:33

    It’s eyes straight ahead for the University of Alaska Anchorage ski team. Budget cuts loom, and as one of four programs potentially on the chopping block in the Seawolves athletic department, the men and women skiers are keeping their focus on the trail. The coaching staff is doing its best to deflect any pressures of a potentially final season […]

  • Local

    Cross country kicks off in Bethel

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Sep 21, 16:54

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — On a chilly, foggy, and cloudy Saturday morning, onlookers and runners from all over the Lower Kuskokwim School District gathered at the sand pit in Bethel to compete in a cross-country race. (Runners jog about, sounds of many moving feet) Despite the cold, […]

  • Local

    Redington football riding out rocky start to first year of varsity play

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 9:23

    They are high school’s version of an expansion team and the Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School Huskies are faring like most groups starting out. In their first year of varsity play, they stand at 0-5 – but the program is there a year earlier than expected. Call it short-term pain, long-term gain. “It’s really been a struggle, […]

  • Local

    West High School football players take a knee as part of national protest

    by Dave Leval on Sep 17, 23:06

    Last updated at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 West Anchorage High School football players made a statement, before they routed South Anchorage High School 47-7 on Saturday. Six players from West knelt during the national anthem. It’s the latest demonstration of its kind that has gained momentum since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick […]

  • University of Alaska

    NCAA vice president Anucha Browne visits UAA

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 17, 15:33

    Usually a visit from the NCAA would make a school nervous, but the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) was happy to host on Friday. Anucha Browne is a vice president with the NCAA in charge of women’s basketball championships. She made her first trip the 49th state to meet with the women’s basketball team, last year’s […]

  • Local

    Bristol Bay Angels take honors at Dillingham Invitational

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Sep 15, 14:44

    Austin King (Bristol Bay, 19:24) tops high school boys, and Kara Andrew (New Stuyahok, 24:15) takes first in high school girls bracket on a sunny Saturday in Dillingham. KDLG: On Saturday the Wolverines hosted the Dillingham Cross Country Invitational, with the boys from Bristol Bay taking first as a team. Dillingham took second. New Stuyahok, […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA skis on with no guarantees

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 14, 22:00

    Call it a pre-season of uncertainty. The world of Division I College athletics is competitive enough, now try entering your season wondering if it will be your last. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Seawolf ski team, along with the hockey and gymnastics programs, doesn’t know if it’ll be around next year with potential budget […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Former Aces goalie Coleman returns to coach

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 13, 10:31

    A familiar face is coming back to the Alaska Aces. Gerald Coleman is returning to Anchorage — this time to coach. The 31-year-old Coleman helped Glacier Blue to its most recent Kelly Cup title in 2014 and will serve this season as the Aces’ goaltending coach. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, he had an […]

  • National

    Former East High School star Holley catches on in Canada

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 12, 22:26

    It’s a dream for many, but realized by very few. Caleb Holley is one of the few — the former East High School star is now getting paid to play football. As a receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, Holley has caught one touchdown pass and 307 yards receiving. “I’m loving it,” he said in […]

  • Local

    Nome-Beltz cross country teams capture victory during Nome Classic Invitational

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Sep 12, 17:42

    The Nome Classic Invitational cross country meet this past weekend was a chance for Nome-Beltz runners to capitalize on their home field advantage. Runners from Teller, Kotzebue, Savoonga, White Mountain, Nome, and Elim competed, but the Nome-Beltz teams took home the win. In the men and women’s varsity 5,000 meters events, the home team swept all […]

  • Local

    Week 6 ASBN high school football polls feature familiarity

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 12, 15:29

    After weeks of upheaval, the Large Schools have some consistency. There’s very little change in the Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network poll for Week 6. East remains number one. Colony, Lathrop, and Bartlett all follow at 4-1. West jumps back into the fifth spot, replacing Service. In the Medium/Small School group, one and two remain the […]

  • Local

    School fined for football game forfeited after injuries

    by Associated Press on Sep 11, 16:00

    A school is facing a fine after its football team forfeited a game that left two players injured. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Alaska School Activities Association has put Ketchikan High School on probation and issued a $500 fine. Two players went to the hospital with injuries sustained in a game against Juneau’s Thunder […]

  • Sports

    Week 5 of Alaska high school football

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 09, 21:59

    West  27  Dimond 8  The West High School Eagles ran out to a 21-8 halftime lead. Turek Taylor returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown.  West is now 3-2, Dimond 2-3.  Chugiak 33   West Valley  8  Hunter Haar connected with Derryk Snell with 18 seconds remaining in the first half to break the scoreless tie. The Chugiak High School […]

  • Sports

    The football injuries most likely to take down an NFL player’s career

    by CBS News on Sep 09, 15:26

    When the NFL season kicked off Thursday night with a rematch between last year’s Super Bowl teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, football fans were focusing on which franchise would claim victory this time around. (Spoiler alert: The Broncos won again.) But fears of career-ending injuries lurk in the back of the minds of professional football players every time they take […]