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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On day 2 of the Special Olympics World Games, another Alaskan athlete took home a bronze medal. Brittany Tregarthen, 27, a power lifter from Kodiak, took third place overall in her weight class division. She participated in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Her family traveled from all over the country to see Tregarthen compete. […]
LOS ANGELES — Special Olympics competitors arriving in Los Angeles have been greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor. Special Olympics spokesman Rich Perelman says 1,500 athletes and coaches spent the night at Loyola Marymount University after flights and buses arrived late on Tuesday. The Red Cross […]
A former Alaska championship high school coach died in his sleep Wednesday night visiting family in his hometown of Chicago. The death of 49-year-old Geno Morgan was announced through the Wasatch Academy in Utah, where he has coached boys basketball since 2009 and where his wife Lisa works as the Dean of Students. According to […]
Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson will be out for five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair two labral tears in his left shoulder. The Ducks announced the results of Thompson’s surgery Friday. Thompson will be sidelined well into next season after playing through a serious injury for the Pacific Division champion Ducks, who […]
The Orioles will play the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards in a rare Major League Baseball game closed to the public, a decision that followed rioting in Baltimore. The announcement of the closed-doors game came after the Orioles postponed games against Chicago on Monday and Tuesday. The start of Wednesday’s game […]
Commentary from KTVA 11 Sports’ Dave Goldman: I’ve had a lot of people come up to me for my thoughts on the Britt McHenry incident — the ESPN reporter who, after her car was towed in Virginia, went on a degrading rant to a company employee about her looks, weight and education. McHenry has been […]
The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Marcy Matsunami was the only Seawolf to qualify for the 2015 NCAA Regionals, so she and UAA Gymnastics Head Coach Paul Stoklos headed to Berkeley, Calif. to represent the school and the state.
Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. Logano took the lead in the white-knuckle race following a restart with 19 laps remaining on Sunday. Once out front, his Ford was stout and he seemed to have the race in control until a caution […]
Ryan Stassel will be on the shelf for a while. The Anchorage native and Service High School graduate announced on his Facebook page that he broke his collarbone training for a event in Canada. Stassel shocked the snowboarding world by winning a gold medal for slopestyle at the world championships in Austria last month.
Last Updated Jan 21, 2015 2:26 PM EST The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing, after a report Tuesday night claiming the league found 11 of 12 balls were under-inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated […]
Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game […]