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    PGA Tour hands out 1st slow-play penalty since 1995

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 9:09

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) – The first team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years has produced the first penalty for slow play since 1995. PGA Tour officials say Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell were penalized one shot on the 14th hole of the opening round at the Zurich Classic for their second bad […]

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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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    Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter

    by Associated Press on Apr 05, 8:52

    Amazon will stream NFL Thursday Night games this season, replacing Twitter. That means that technically, the games won’t be free to stream, but they will be carried by broadcast networks. The games are available to members of Amazon Prime, which costs $99 per year. Prime, which comes with other perks like free videos, books and […]

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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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    Redemption: Tar Heels take NCAA title, 71-65, over Gonzaga

    by Associated Press on Apr 03, 20:21

    Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead three-point play and North Carolina scored the last eight points for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga and a title that heartbreakingly eluded the Tar Heels last year. It was an ugly affair, filled with 44 fouls and 52 free throws but, ultimately, the contest with the result the Tar Heels […]

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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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    Scientists install new sensors to monitor shaking during upcoming Seahawks game

    by Associated Press on Jan 05, 11:08

    Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are installing new sensors to measure the earth shaking during Saturday’s Seahawks football game against the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks say seismologists will install the new equipment at CenturyLink Field Thursday to provide real-time monitoring of the ground vibrations. The equipment will help scientists test their instruments, telemetry […]

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    Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

    by David Ginsburg / AP Sports Writer on Dec 10, 14:48

    The U.S. Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the U.S. Navy, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday. With future commander-in-chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 […]

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    Cubs’ victory is most-watched Series game since 1991

    by Associated Press on Nov 03, 15:30

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Chicago Cubs’ curse-breaking victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 reached 40 million viewers, making it the most-watched World Series game since 1991. The Nielsen company said the World Series as a whole averaged 23.4 million viewers. That was the most popular World Series since another curse-breaking year, when […]

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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 […]