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Today in sports history

...Women's Open golf title.1985 - The Baltimore Stars defeat the Oakland Invaders 28-24 to win the United States Football League championship.1986 - Jane Geddes beats Sally Little in an 18-hole playoff to take the U.S. Women's Open championship...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-14/today-sports-history
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Pure Sole: Does the governor enjoy cricket?

...Why should youths who do not want to participate be told to "man up?"Major League Baseball and the National Football League have been leaders in changing similar injustices. Even a misguided posting on Facebook or on Twitter has brought...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-22/does-governor-enjoy-cricket
Sports
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...a bomb on a group of troops during a night firing exercise in southern Kandahar. In April 2004, former National Football League player Pat Tillman was killed by coalition fire while serving in an Army Ranger unit in one of the most highly publicized...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/five-us-troops-killed-friendly-fire-a
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Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

...two daughters involved in athletics, highlighted millions of dollars in pledges and other support from the National Football League, the National Institutes of Health and others to conduct research that could begin to provide answers and improve...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-30/obama-too-little-info-about-youth-conc
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Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit

...the squad was formed in 1967, eight years after the Bills were established as founding members of the American Football League. In 1986, the Bills relinquished managing the cheerleaders to private companies.Cheerleaders have launched similar...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-25/buffalo-bills-cheerleaders-halt-season
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Crimson Bears football in a coaching uproar

...defensive coordinator from 1997-2000. He stepped away after the 2000 season to coach his sons in the Juneau Youth Football League."The only reason I joined the Bears again after a 15-year hiatus to raise my kids was because Rich told me he...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-20/crimson-bears-football-coaching-uproar
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US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...the offseason. The best athletes sign with colleges for four years, in exchange for a scholarship. The National Football League will not select players until three years after their high school class graduates. The National Basketball Association...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28/us-college-sports-system-rarity-across
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A place where coaches walk

...system.Mahle sacrificed what he loved for the team.Instead he became the Director Of Coaches for the Juneau Youth Football League."He, by far, had the hardest job on the board," JYFL president Jennifer Maier said. "He had to corral 45...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-07/place-where-coaches-walk
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Young prognosticator picks the Seahawks

...The Beast would catch that," Meade said.Meade won two of the weeks in his father's office pool pick-em football league.Parents Steve, 37, a huge football fan, and Susan, 43, not so much, kept him away from television screens...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-02/young-prognosticator-picks-seahawks
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Judge: $765M might not cover NFL concussion claims

...concerns that anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL would be barred from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues."I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL football players who ultimately receive a qualifying diagnosis...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-15/judge-765m-might-not-cover-nfl-concuss
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