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    Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research

    by Associated Press on May 17, 7:26

    BOSTON (AP) – Two more retired football stars have pledged their brains to research. Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall and three-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Hasselbeck say they will donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The announcements were made Wednesday as part of the second annual […]

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    ESPN cuts 100 on-air personalities, writers as viewers dwindle

    by CBS News on Apr 27, 9:02

    NEW YORK — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN’s stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10 percent. The 37-year-old network has been squeezed by […]

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    Commentary: LPGA bogeys the call to penalize Thompson

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 07, 9:17

    Sometimes the pursuit of justice goes too far. Yes, that sounds more like a line for one of John Tracy’s “Reality Checks.” But there’s no sport more rule oriented, more hyper focused about protocol than golf. Its greens are manicured with toe nail clippers and works from a rule book that was written by guys […]

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    Romo says goodbye to Cowboys, joins CBS as NFL analyst

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 04, 19:51

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has transitioned from the pocket to the booth. The 14-year veteran has been released by the team, but fans will still see him on Sundays. Now he’ll be wearing a sport coat for CBS. Romo is retiring from football and entering the broadcasting business as he takes over the lead NFL […]

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    Alaska’s Hebard leads Oregon to another NCAA win

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 25, 12:21

    They did it again. West Valley High School’s Ruthy Hebard helped the 10th-seeded University of Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team to another upset win in the NCAA tournament. This time it was a 77-63 shocker over the third-seeded Maryland Terps at the regional in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The victory puts the Ducks into the Elite Eight […]

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    For Rosie Mancari, there’s no business like snow business

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 31, 20:39

    Rosie Mancari is living out her dream, and some dreams pay. The Anchorage native began snowboarding when she was 3 years old. She’s now 23 and attempting to do this for a living.  “I’ve always had a need for speed,” she said on a recent trip home.   But she’s doing it the hard way. She’s a part of the U.S. development […]

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    Basketball team from Florida travels to Alaska

    by John Thompson on Jan 15, 19:18

    When the Riverview Rams boys basketball team boarded a plane in Sarasota, Florida, they had no idea what what was waiting for them in Alaska. Most players had never seen snow, and some had never flown on a plane. Riverview Rams of Sarasota, FL basketball team explore AK Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage @airlinesclassic #AAClassic17 […]

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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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    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 […]