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Today In Sports History for Wednesday, April 29

...since the NBA expanded the opening series to a best-of-seven.2013 - Jason Collins becomes the first male professional athlete in the four major American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins writes a first-person account for Sports...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-29/today-sports-history-april-29
Sports
Letter: Gillnetting on the rivers

...wasted. Then there are the king salmon. Do these people even care about trying to protect kings? Years ago, a professional athlete was complaining about a $12 million contract. He said, "Hey, I have to feed my family." A sports reporter...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-29/letter-gillnetting-rivers
Letters
Middle school sports seek assistance from public

...directly related to their participation in middle level sports rather than on the possibility of becoming a college or professional athlete (McEwin &Swaim, 2007).There are other potential problem areas associated with com¬petitive sports that...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-08/middle-school-sports-seek-assistance-p
Sports
Today in sports history

...expanded the opening series to a best-of-seven.2013 - NBA veteran center Jason Collins becomes the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins writes a first-person account posted on...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-29/today-sports-history
Sports
Local news of 2002

...hundreds of people lining the streets in places, and about 3,000 people in Centennial Hall. "I feel like a professional athlete," said Jerry John of Toksook Bay. "I feel like (basketball star Michael) Jordan." School daze: A $20...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123102/loc_yearend.shtml
News
Play ball, everyone

...more than just about playing well (just ask the Boozer critics; values do come into "play"). When you are a professional athlete and make millions a year, then, sure, sit on the sidelines if that's what the coach wants. But when you're...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071804/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
Touched by the Torch

...snow plows, police cars and an ambulance led the torchbearers through the three-part course. "I feel like a professional athlete," said Jerry John of Toksook Bay, who modeled his white-and-blue torchbearers' uniform for people and let...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012502/Loc_torch1.shtml
Local
Armstrong to AP: 'People can decide' the truth

...many of which are sanctioned under world anti-doping rules, in 2020, when Armstrong will be 49. He was a professional athlete in the three-discipline sport as a teenager, and returned to competition after retiring from cycling in 2011...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-17/armstrong-ap-people-can-decide-truth
Sports
Sports Shorts

...officials and others around the world.While several major individual-sport athletes have been openly gay, no professional athlete in any of the four major North American team sports has come out until well after he was done playing. US women's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-02-17/sports-shorts
Sports
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...countries will interact in the future." Bleier had been a college football hero and was launching a career as a professional athlete in 1968 when he was drafted to serve in Vietnam. Crippled by battlefield wounds, he spent two years regaining...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041501/Loc_pillars.shtml

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