http://sealaska.com

Refine Search

  •  
  •  
Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...in management, and he pushed for change.Selig retired Robinson's No. 42 in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the big league debut of the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman. Selig established a Diverse Business Partners program the following year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
The Major League's Minor Leagues: American baseball's league system can be complicated. Here's a primer:

...game. The rosters here include older guys who have been up and down once or twice before and are roster fillers for the big leagues.Note: More impact players jump from the AA to the majors than the AAA.Although some baseball stars are drafted...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-10/major-leagues-minor-leagues-american-b
Sports
Eighteen up, eighteen down, Baker stymies opponents

...him at No. 16."This is awesome right now," Baker said. "Obviously I would love to get up higher and make the big leagues, but right now this is more than I could ask for. It is definitely a dream." The Indians' top 20 prospects are...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-10/eighteen-eighteen-down-baker-stymies-o
Sports
MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

...Matt Williams and Detroit's Brad Ausmus won in their big league debuts as managers.They weren't the only inaugurals...Valenzuela of the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers to make his first big league start on opening day.At Pittsburgh, Walker homered...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-01/mlb-back-replays-metal-detectors-comeb
Sports
US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...schools. Many players take low-paid rookie contracts immediately after high school and use those as the route to the big leagues.CHINAThe world's most populous nation has an organized state sports system that was criticized by some around the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28/us-college-sports-system-rarity-across
Sports
Replay in, collisions out? Marlon Byrd to Phillies

...We've got three guys at the big league level. We've got another two guys...that we view as potentially impact big league guys, and I think the industry does...drafted by the Phillies and began his big league career in Philadelphia. His deal...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-13/replay-collisions-out-marlon-byrd-phil
Sports
MLB approves expanded replay

...umpires at a replay center in MLB.com's New York office. To create a large enough staff, MLB agreed to hire six new big league umpires and call up two minor league umps for the entire season. A seventh major league umpire will be added to replace...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-17/mlb-approves-expanded-replay
Sports
Letter: Empire editorial a poorly-written rant

...such a mature presentation (as evidenced by your many reprints of editorials from various other American papers) from a professional paper like the Juneau Empire, but can and do they want to play in the big leagues?Bruce ConantJuneau

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-11-24/letter-empire-editorial-poorly-writte
Letters
Rays, Rangers force AL wild-card tiebreaker

...and one game ahead of Texas and Tampa Bay as the top wild card.Nick Swisher homered as the Indians became the first big league team to win their final 10 regular-season games since Baltimore closed with 11 straight victories in 1971, STATS said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-30/rays-rangers-force-al-wild-card-tiebre
Sports

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING