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Today in sports history

...capturing the American Express Championship.2003 - The defending champion U.S. baseball team fails to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics, losing to Mexico 2-1 in the quarterfinals of a qualifying tournament in Panama City, Panama.2004 - Pittsburgh...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-07/today-sports-history
Sports
US basketball reigns in Spain and awaits Rio Olympics

...senior and junior levels. Yet Mike Krzyzewski will prepare as if their opener in Rio de Janeiro is as uncertain as the one in Athens."I think we can lose our next game," Krzyzewski said. "I mean, that's the way we prepare because we know how good...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/us-basketball-reigns-spain-and-awaits-
Sports
Glacier Swim Club hosts Olympic athletes

...Championships.Klete Keller has Olympic gold ('04, 4x200 free & 4x200 free) from Athens, silver ('00, 4x200 free) from Sydney, and bronze from Sydney (400 free) and Athens (400 free). He has gold, silver and bronze Medals from the World Championships...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-09/glacier-swim-club-hosts-olympic-athlet
Sports
Today in History

...S. security contractor in Afghanistan killed about ten people, including three Americans. Closing ceremonies were held in Athens, Greece, for the Olympic games.Five years ago: Funeral services were held in Boston for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29
State
Brazil Beat

...familiarity with Greek players. Campbell played for Greek champions Olympiakos last season, and four of his teammates at the Athens-based club (midfielder Andreas Samaris; and defenders Giannis Maniatis, Kostas Menolas and Jose Holebas) are playing for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-29/brazil-beat
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Today in History

...western Burundi, shooting and hacking at least 150 Congolese Tutsis to death. The summer Olympic games officially opened in Athens. TV chef Julia Child died in Montecito, California, two days short of her 92nd birthday.Five years ago: The Philadelphia...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-13
Local
For Michael Phelps, there really is no place like home

...and Bowman shared an exclusive look at what goes on behind the scenes with The Associated Press.TRAINING FOR GOLDBefore the Athens and Beijing Olympics, Phelps would push himself to the brink of exhaustion in practice, swimming up to 16,000 meters a day...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-05/michael-phelps-there-really-no-place-
Not For Web
Bigger beach volleyball fest

...get a bounce. Britain won 47 medals in Beijing in 2008, but managed 65 four years later in London. China won 63 medals in Athens in 2004, but improved to 100 in Beijing. Vinicius said Brazil would send about 400 athletes to Rio and hoped to beef up its...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/bigger-beach-volleyball-fest
Sports
Today in Sports History

...semifinals at the Summer Olympics.1997 - Michael Johnson wins his third straight 400-meter title at the world championships in Athens, Greece, capturing the gold medal in 44.12 seconds. Sally Barsosio becomes the first Kenyan woman to win a gold medal at...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-05
Sports
Today in sports history

APRIL 61896 - The first modern Olympic Games begin in Athens, Greece. James B. Connelly wins the first event - the hop, step and jump.1936 - Horton Smith edges Harry Cooper by one stroke...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-06/today-sports-history
Sports

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