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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    ‘It was a wild ride’: Scotty Gomez retires after 16 NHL seasons

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 01, 9:19

    You hear it all the time in Alaska. Someone’s living the dream. Now ask Scott Gomez. He lived the dream. After 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, the Anchorage native and Alaska’s most decorated hockey player made it official Wednesday: he’s retiring. “I have no regrets,” the now former center said by phone Wednesday night. […]

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    Is Kaepernick out of bounds?

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 31, 22:18

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Colin Kaepernick is exercising that right. On Friday, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a stand by having a seat during the national anthem, protesting racism, the treatment of African Americans in this country, the growing number of police […]

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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 […]