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...The first night game in All-Star history is played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Boston's Bobby Doerr provides the big blow, a three-run homer, for the AL's 5-3 win.1971 - Reggie Jackson hits a mammoth home run off the power generator on the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-13/today-sports-history
Sports
Kadri wins 8th stage to Vosges

...three-week race that ends in Paris on July 27."It's a tough blow, but the Tour is long, the race changes," van Garderen said...Clement dropped out of the race and was taken to hospital after a blow to the head.In a possible preview of race action to come...

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Sports
300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Guard mulls closing Kodiak golf course

...golfed the course since it opened, and it would be a devastating blow to the community. Besides golf in the summer, the course has...wonderful place for the public to use," Shaw said. "It would be a blow, a great impact on the community whether you are a golfer or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/guard-mulls-closing-kodiak-golf-course
State
Motivated by racial hatred, man arrested for threatening black woman with baseball bat

...law enforcement for threatening to kill his public defender and blow up a courthouse; has or had a stalking order out against him...him."During those phone calls, Libbrecht also threatened to blow up the New Jersey courthouse, and to kill President Barack Obama...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/motivated-racial-hatred-man-arrested-th
Local
Dick Garrison named Juneau Fourth of July grand marshal

...Fourth of July parade "since the beginning of time." "Every year it's been, I've been in the parade," he said. "I'd blow the trombone." With the exception of the past few years, Garrison has played the trombone in the Fourth of July Parade Marking...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/dick-garrison-named-juneau-fourth-j
Neighbors
"Hi-Def" silences his big Solstice Slam opponent

...and Team Hoonah's Lewis "Major Payne" Payne.The early first round advantage looked to be Lehauli, but he landed a low blow on Payne that required a brief pause. Payne took control of the larger fighter after that and dominated the fight.Payne was...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-24/%E2%80%9Chi-def%E2%80%9D-silences-his-
Sports
Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

...and other sports also are at risk.A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a blow to the head, or a blow to the body powerful enough to jostle the brain around inside the skull. Nearly 250,000 kids and young adults...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-30/obama-too-little-info-about-youth-conc
Sports
Slack Tide: Hardcore Alaska Soft: Summer Edition

...my teeth with spruce tips and shave with an ulu knife. I wax my bikini zone with duct tape; I wipe with devil's club. I blow my entire PFD on new PFDs. I treat every ailment with Vitamin R. Seasonal affective disorder is for cheechakos-I'm so hardcore...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-15/slack-tide-hardcore-alaska-soft-sum
Neighbors
Rangers beat Kings 2-1, stay alive in Cup finals

...Rangers 15-1 in the frame and 41-19 overall."I think we sat back a little too much in the third period, but we didn't blow the lead this time," Stepan said.Two nights after Jonathan Quick stopped 32 shots in a 3-0 victory that put the Kings on...

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