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Sharapova saves two match points, advances at Australian Open

...was one point away twice today from being out of the tournament," said Sharapova, who started the season by winning the Brisbane International title. "I was not playing my best tennis today."I think she played a pretty inspired match. She came out...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-21/sharapova-saves-two-match-points-advan
Sports
Holiday travel tales at airports across Alaska and Hawaii

...she would catch another flight to Saipan.Joel Akins and his girlfriend Alex Tingat were at the airport on a layover from Brisbane, Australia. They opted for a Las Vegas vacation because they found deals on accommodations during Thanksgiving. After flying...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/holiday-travel-tales-airports-across-al
State
Flying Down Under

...or anti-clockwise, as they say in Australia - starting at Brisbane on the east coast. Friends and family thought they were loony...anticlockwise, as Australians say - around the country starting in Brisbane on the east coast. Photos are courtesy of Adam Hourigan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010501/Loc_Flying.html
Local
Today in sports history

...Shannon Miller wins the women's all-around title for the second straight year at the World Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane, Australia. The last woman to win consecutive all-around titles was Ludmilla Tourischeva of the Soviet Union in 1970 and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-22/today-sports-history
Sports
Sports Quote

...adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals." -KIEREN PERKINS Perkins (born August 14, 1973, in Brisbane) is a former Australian professional swimmer. One of the world's best-ever long-distance swimmers, he won two Olympic...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-18/sports-quote
Sports
Scott beats Cabrera in a playoff at Augusta

...Australian to win. It's incredible."Halfway around the world on Monday morning, commuters cheered on buses going into Brisbane, the capital of Scott's home state of Queensland. A speech by the prime minister was interrupted to give an update on the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-04-15/scott-beats-cabrera-playoff-augusta
Sports
Tennis in a sauna? Heat wave hits Australian Open

...1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt lost in five sets to No. 24-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy only a week after beating Federer in the Brisbane International final.A hot, gusty breeze swirled across Melbourne Park all day, making conditions more challenging instead...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-15/tennis-sauna-heat-wave-hits-australian
Sports
Juneau Jumpers say G'day

...Bush - along with coaches Scott and Donna Johnson - are in Brisbane, Australia, this week to compete at the World Jump Rope Championships...come true," Lim said last week. The Jumpers' epic trip to Brisbane included stops in Los Angeles and New Zealand before arriving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072104/spo_jumpers.shtml
Sports
Student recognition

...AustraLearn study abroad program, Sarah Woolcott Bixby is studying from July 16 to Nov. 20 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She is a senior this year at University of Alaska Southeast, majoring in biology. During her semester in Australia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111105/nei_20051111005.shtml
Neighbors
Local Sports Briefs

...Bush and Nicole Lim claimed the bronze medal in single-rope events last Saturday at the World Jump Rope Championships in Brisbane, Australia. The Juneau quintet, one of 10 teams from seven nations in their division, finished sixth in the overall standings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073004/spo_sportsbriefs.shtml
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