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Alaska Sports Briefs

...volleyball, 1988-92 / Dean Larson, hockey, 1988-92.2002 - Brush Christiansen, hockey coach, 1979-96 / Jesse Jackson, men's basketball, 1985-87 / Britta Kjellstrand, women's skiing & cross country, 1978-82 / Jon Pauole, swimming...

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Mariners continue to frustrate with lack of runs

...broken out.The draft hasn't changed it, though there is legitimate hope that recent selections D.J. Peterson, Alex Jackson and Patrick Kivlehan can eventually change that story line. Seager has been a huge plus, and I'm certainly not ready to...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Opens Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Synopsis: Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Opens Friday, May 1, 2015 Synopsis: Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios' Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Love is Strange

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: A committed gay couple finds their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decides that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Though the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair is no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order at remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved find their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Now Playing Synopsis: Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Robert Redford Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Today in Sports History

...the Polo Grounds in New York, Floyd Patterson stops Tommy Jackson at 1:52 of the 10th round to retain the heavyweight title...Alcott shoots a 7-under 285 to beat Nancy Lopez in the Peter Jackson Classic, later named The du Maurier Classic. The du Maurier...

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Nunaka Valley earns juniors softball state title

...Lauvale went 1-2 (1 R), Page 0-0 (2 R, 4 BB), Beverly Larson, Rapoza, Amanda Boeckman had one walk each. Jaya Jackson, Eva Damrill, Billy-Jean Koso, Olivia Webster and Kenzie Barnhart had one strikeout apiece."This was a great spectacle...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-27/nunaka-valley-earns-juniors-softball-s
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Frank Maier Marathon record falls

...33, F, 2:06:20, 95. Deborah Rudis, 61, F, 2:06:29, 96, Julia Mesdag, 31, F, 2:09:08, 97. Karissa Jackson, 20, F, 2:09:25, 98. Sandee Holst, 46, F, 2:09:28, 99. Jodi Meyer, 36, F, 2:09:28, 100. Maia Wolf...

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When athletes race who has their back?

...Saturday's Frank Maier Marathon, Douglas Island Half Marathon and Jackson Fraction Deci Marathon at Savikko Park.All the runner's...earlier start times are permitted for slower runners. The Jackson Fraction Memorial Deci Marathon (1.31 or 2.62 mile walk...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-24/when-athletes-race-who-has-their-back
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