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    Some Olympic athletes earned gold, some were golden and some got left behind

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 22, 23:01

    The Olympics are over — let’s start at the bottom. Ryan Lochte — that was an expensive party. Today Speedo, Gentle Hair Removal, Airweave Mattress and Ralph Lauren all dropped him as a spokesman. Who could have guessed an attempted break-in to grungy bathroom at a petrol station in Rio on an early weekend morning […]

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    Former Service High School star concerned about player safety

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 21, 22:28

    Mark Schlereth enjoyed a long, prosperous career in the National Football League (NFL). The two-time Pro Bowler — 1992 and 1999 — started in 140 games and was part of three Super Bowl Champion teams. But like every player, he paid a physical price. In his 12-year career as an offensive lineman with the Washington […]

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    U.S. men’s basketball team wins 3rd straight Olympic gold

    by CBS/AP on Aug 21, 10:00

    The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team ended up right where expected. The Americans got their gold, and they did it easily. Saving their best for last in a tournament that had been tough, the U.S. won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday. After a few close calls […]

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    Janay DeLoach misses out on Olympic finals

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 17, 0:50

    Janay DeLoach traveled over 5,900 miles from her home in Fort Collins, Colorado to Rio de Janeiro to compete in this year’s Olympics. She’ll leave Rio about an inch short. It’s a long way to return after missing out on the finals of the women’s long jump. DeLoach placed 13th with a best score of 6.50 meters, or […]

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    DeLoach eyes Olympic medal in women’s long jump

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 16, 11:55

    Janay DeLoach has waited four years for another opportunity. It’s here now. On Tuesday, the former Eielson High School star will compete in the women’s long jump representing the United States. In 2012, DeLoach launched herself to a bronze medal in London. Now, she’s aiming for another great showing in Rio. “I’m still in awe. It’s a […]

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    Extra time should equal some reward, says UAA’s Thomas

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 15, 18:10

    Sometimes 60 minutes of hockey isn’t enough. Everyone can agree on that, but how a team is rewarded for the extra work is up for debate. A summertime proposal to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to increase the pace of the overtime session was turned down. That would have seen a four-on-four five minute session, followed by three-on-three and […]

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    Former UAF star finishes 19th in Olympics shooting event

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 14, 18:26

    Matt Emmons, a former University of Alaska Fairbanks star representing Team USA at the 2016 Olympics, took 19th place Sunday in the men’s 50-meter, three-position shooting event at the Olympic Shooting Center. However, his finish among the 44 competitors in the early round was not high enough to qualify for the finals. The four-time Olympian is […]

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    Olympics: These games are in Alaska’s wheelhouse

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 10, 12:23

    For the next couple of weeks we’ll zone in on those ‘once-every-four-years’ sports. Call it Haley’s Comet, Jr. Welcome to the Olympics. Sure there’s traditional basketball, tennis and golf, but admit it, outside of these two weeks how much swimming do you DVR? And unless you’re a weightlifter or the parent of one, it’s probably […]

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    Alaskans in Rio: A check-up on Olympic scores

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 07, 19:04

    Two Olympic athletes competing on Team USA are from Alaska, and another two have ties to the Last Frontier. With the 2016 Olympics Games well underway in Rio de Janeiro, one has already lined up their first 2016 medal, while another’s aim for the same is at an end. Corey Cogdell-Unrein, of Palmer, has already […]

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    IOC sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entries

    by Stephen Wilson / AP Sports Writer on Jul 30, 16:32

    The IOC has set up a special three-person panel to make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The International Olympic Committee’s ruling executive board made the decision Saturday in its final meeting before the opening of the Rio Games next Friday. IOC spokesman […]

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    Chugiak High graduate to represent US rugby team at Rio Olympics

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 20:09

    On Monday, the U.S. Olympic Team announced its roster for the women’s rugby team heading to the 2016 games at Rio de Janeiro. Among the athletes is Alev Kelter, a graduate of Chugiak High School. Kelter played hockey and soccer at the University of Wisconsin, with a dream of one day making it to the Olympics. […]

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    Russia cheated at sports since 2011, inquiry finds; full Olympic ban called for

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 18:13

    An investigator looking into Russian doping found the country’s state-directed cheating program resulted in no fewer than 312 positive results that were withheld, covering 28 sports and lasting from 2011 through at least last year’s world swimming championships. The investigator, Richard McLaren, dubbed Russia’s program the “disappearing positive methodology.” But he did not make any recommendations for the future […]

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    Legendary coach Pat Summitt remembered for lasting impact on women’s basketball

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 29, 6:49

    Pat Summitt was a women’s college basketball coach. Her nearly 40-year career at the University of Tennessee was about more than wins, though she had plenty of them — 1,098 and eight national titles. She was a pioneer. A trailblazer. She helped put women’s basketball on the map and subsequently helped raise the profile of […]

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    Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 10:06

    After a short hop from Port Townsend to Victoria, British Columbia, 55 teams are on their way to Ketchikan, Alaska as part of the second Race to Alaska. The Peninsula Daily News reports that 58 teams left Port Townsend on Thursday morning in the qualifying leg of the race. Teams that made it to Victoria […]

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    Warriors’ inability to complete the dream season turns into a bad dream

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 11:47

    Somewhere, some former Chicago Bulls are snickering. Yes, the 1996 Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan team which had its regular season record of 72 wins broken by the Golden State Warriors this year. Yes, that same Golden State team that was as sure as the international orange on the Golden Gate Bridge of winning this year’s […]

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    Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for more than $3M

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 11:07

    Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the “Laws of Baseball” sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The auction house had predicted prior to the auction’s April […]

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    Super Bowl fans flock for an NFL Experience

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 07, 9:39

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — There’s no denying the popularity of the National Football League. It’s been on full display all week at the NFL Experience, which combines the history of the league with fan interaction. Think of it as “old school” meets modern day. The Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco is the center of […]

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    PHOTOS: KTVA at Super Bowl 50

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 06, 9:36

    KTVA’s Dave Goldman and Jake Edmonds were in Santa Clara, California for Super Bowl 50. See the sights of the big game. Photos courtesy: Rick Boots

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    CBS crews ready for the most advanced Super Bowl broadcast yet

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 05, 21:17

      SANTA CLARA, Calif. – To get some perspective on how far the Super Bowl has come, all you have to do is look back to the first game. Eleven cameras and two trucks were used at the first broadcast. That was the extent of CBS’ needs to show the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas […]

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    1st-graders to Vikings kicker: Buck up, it’s OK

    by Associated Press on Jan 13, 10:53

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After many Minnesota Vikings fans ripped kicker Blair Walsh for missing a 27-yard field goal that could have given the team a win in Sunday’s playoff game, some first-graders used it as a lesson in empathy. Walsh’s miss in a 10-9 loss to Seattle drew intense vitriol on social media, with some […]