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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 […]

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    Roger ​Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis NFL stadiums ‘inadequate’

    by CBS/AP on Jan 10, 12:38

    Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are “inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. A person who has seen the report told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the NFL commissioner sent 48 pages […]

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    Commentary: It’s a no-go again for Pete Rose

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 14, 23:14

    Pete Rose is a first ballot, no-doubt-about-it Hall of Famer. After Major League Baseball commissioner’s Rob Manfred’s decision, Rose’s status for Cooperstown is the same – he’s not going. KTVA’s Dave Goldman agrees.

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    New rule aims to prevent concussions in younger soccer players

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 10, 8:16

    Football and concussions have become a much-discussed topic of conversation. American football, that is. The “other” football — the one rest of the world considers the real football — is addressing the issue itself. Concussions are becoming a problem for soccer and some of its youngest competitors. So much so that the United States Soccer Federation has banned kids under the age […]

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    Goodbye South Beach, hello Land of the Blues: Chalmers traded to Memphis

    by Dave Leval on Nov 10, 22:42

    Mario Chalmers has a new home. The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the Anchorage native in a four-player trade with the Miami Heat. Chalmers has played for Miami since 2008, when the team acquired him in a trade with Minnesota. The Timberwolves made Chalmers the 34th overall pick of that year’s draft. Chalmers won National Basketball Association […]

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    Nobody’s perfect, even in football

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 06, 22:58

    After last night’s blown call in the Seahawks-Lions game, fans are clamoring for more instant replay. I’m all for it too, as long as subjective officiating remains a key part of football. Last night stands out because it appeared to be a black and white call simply missed. But this wades into a much deeper […]

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    Coach’s reaction is ‘out of bounds’

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 17, 22:58

    Some coaches rule by fear, others with quiet discipline. Jim McElwain is in his first year with the Florida Gators, the kind of place where fans think national titles are a birth right. But it was his reaction at a recent game that put him in the spotlight.

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    Attacking a football official? Not in Alaska

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 09, 23:25

    It gave new meaning to Friday Night Lights. But anyone can do without this exposure. When two football players from John Jay High School in San Antonio intentionally targeted an umpire last week on the field, the national spotlight began to bore in. On a quiet Wednesday afternoon more than 4,000 miles away, with the yellow leaves showing signs of fall, the […]

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    Alaskan athletes bringing home 9 medals from Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Aug 02, 18:27

    Alaska’s four Special Olympics World Games athletes are bringing home nine medals, collectively. Christine Quick earned the last of the nine in Saturday’s 4 x 50 relay. She and her team finished in first place. The World Games’ closing ceremonies will be held Sunday. The past week has been a time of reflection for the […]

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    Alaskans help Special Olympics athletes hear at World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 31, 13:05

    An Alaskan doctor and her daughter are helping some Special Olympics athletes hear for the first time. Joyce Sexton, an audiologist from Anchorage, and her daughter Irene are volunteering at the World Games in the Healthy Athletes program. In the past week, volunteers have given free medical exams to more than 4,000 athletes from around […]

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    Anchorage dentist provides free exams at Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 31, 11:08

    An Anchorage dentist has peered into more than 300 mouths a day for the past week at the Special Olympics World Games. “I saw some patients yesterday where I almost wanted to start to cry because they were still smiling,” said Dr. Lara Mabry, a volunteer dentist for Healthy Athletes. “When I saw the condition […]

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    Alaskan Special Olympics athlete earns her first gold medal

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 30, 17:27

    A Special Olympics athlete from Alaska won her first gold medal at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. Christine Quick led the 50 backstroke heat for most of the race and finished in 54 seconds. “It was fun,” Quick said. “I’m happy I won.” Special Olympics Athlete President Jim Balamacci cheered her on and […]

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    Alaska athlete takes on 18-hole course at Special Olympics World Games

    by Megan Mazurek on Jul 28, 21:43

    A Palmer golfer played his personal best in a round of golf Tuesday at the Special Olympics World Games. Garrett Stortz, 24, played 8 over par on the Harding Course at Griffith Park. After the first two [holes] I started hitting it and settling down,” Stortz said. “I was making some puts and hitting the […]