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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
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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
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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
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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
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Serena Williams romps on bad ankle in day two of Australian Open

...said, referring to a fall that forced her to pull out of the Brisbane International last year and contributed to her fourth-round...Open, the season-ending championship and added the 2013 Brisbane International title to her collection.Now she has 36 wins...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-16/serena-williams-romps-bad-ankle-day-tw
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Champion Azarenka into 3rd round in Australia

...done." She was recovering from a sore right collarbone that ruled her out of a tuneup event in Brisbane earlier this month.She skipped the Brisbane tournament last year, also due to injury, and went on to reach the Australian Open final.Sharapova...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-17/champion-azarenka-3rd-round-australia
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Tackling turkey and football

...greco-roman wrestler (Oly-silv-96)1973 - Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)1973 - Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)1974 - Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-11-22/tackling-turkey-and-football
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Li Na advances to Australian Open semifinals

...hitting against Williams in Mauritius, and they're both saying it has helped his game.Williams also played Stephens at the Brisbane International earlier this month, winning their quarterfinal 6-4, 6-3 en route to the title. That night, Stephens said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-22/li-na-advances-australian-open-semifin
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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
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Former No. 1 Wozniacki loses to Kuznetsova at AO

...tougher from here," said Sharapova, who is playing her first tournament of 2013 after withdrawing from a warm-up event at Brisbane because of an injured right collarbone.She next plays fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova, who beat fifth-seeded Angelique...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-21/former-no-1-wozniacki-loses-kuznetsova
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