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Today In Sports History for Thursday, Jan. 29

...reaching two finals at the Australian Open, breaks golf star Annika Sorenstam's record for career prize money by a female athlete with nearly $23 million. Williams pairs with older sister Venus to win the Australian doubles title, surpassing Sorenstam's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-29/today-sports-history-thursday-jan-29
Sports
Letter: Gillnetting on the rivers

...wasted. Then there are the king salmon. Do these people even care about trying to protect kings? Years ago, a professional athlete was complaining about a $12 million contract. He said, "Hey, I have to feed my family." A sports reporter wrote...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-29/letter-gillnetting-rivers
Letters
Ketchikan Kings make conference swing

...Chris Brenner and Chavi Jones.These athletes have been practicing weekly, and their...was where we got to meet some of these athletes," Casperson said. "We are pretty...showcase their talents. The Special Olympic athletes play really hard and they really have...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-29/ketchikan-kings-make-conference-swing
Sports
In search of snow, ski team flies south

...slopes and sanctioned competition.Twelve athletes, two coaches, and four parents from...Sidra Gregoire will be racing against 300 athletes in the Park City South Series this weekend...offset some of the flying costs.The athletes will first spend a few days at the Alta...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-27/search-snow-ski-team-flies-south
Sports
Today in sports history for Wednesday, Jan. 28

...quarterback Kain Colter and the United Steelworkers announce plans to form the first labor union for college athletes. Colter details the College Athletes Players Association at a news conference in Chicago, flanked by leaders of the Steelworkers union...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-28
Sports
Running camp deadline nears

...state are just blown away with the places we take them."The athletes stay together with certified coaches at the Eagle River Camp...one will be turned away based on ability to pay.Interested athletes or parents should contact Tristan Knutson-Lombardo at tkl1289...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-27/running-camp-deadline-nears
Sports
NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

...people who played a long time ago; conditions could have gotten better as concussion education improved - or worse, because athletes are getting bigger and faster. "There is a need for so many follow-up studies," Stern said."The issue for me is one...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-29/nfl-players-who-started-young-show-mor
Sports
Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

...arguments, Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman told jurors that the college culture argument was a "red herring" and that the athletes thought the law didn't apply to them."That's the culture that you really saw here. Their mindset that they can get...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-28/jury-convicts-2-ex-vanderbilt-players-
Sports
Satisfying his 'Jones' for swimming

...Juneau's Scott Jones had one thing in common with the athletes at the 2015 Senior Region XIV Great Alaska Open swim meet."I just love to swim," Jones said.The youthful athletes around him are not intimidating."They are invigorating...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/satisfying-his-jones-swimming
Sports
Athlete Of The Year

...missed!So what makes an athlete?Traditional sports...for what we consume.Athletes can aspire to any height...are definitely full of athletes.You see my dilemma...2014 female and male Athletes of the Year are...final cut as Gatorade Athlete of the Year in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-09/athlete-year
Sports

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