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Lynch's absence opens chances in Seattle

...He's shown to be a capable spot backup for Lynch the past two seasons when given a chance.Turbin has size similar to Lynch, but...not scream of being a lock. He has 25 career catches in two seasons. But his knack for making important plays and contributing...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/lynchs-absence-opens-chances-seattle
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Historic Homer bar gets new life

...Beth Boling came to Alaska 33 years ago at age 15 to work in sister Gerry Litzenberger's Soldotna restaurant, the Four Seasons."She's all for this project," Boling said of his wife. "She reminds me of how much work this is. She's not as starry...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/historic-homer-bar-gets-new-life
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Bears

Now Playing Synopsis: Disneynature's Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. Narrated by John C. Reilly, the film trails this young family as they venture down a mountain in search of sustenance, and encounter a variety of threats, including a pair of imposing male bears named Magnus and Chinook, as well as a crafty -- and very hungry -- wolf named Tikani. As the seasons shift, Sky teaches Amber and Scout the secrets to recognizing danger and foraging for food. Later, as salmon appear in the local waters, Sky attempts to build her fat reserves for the coming winter. But it won't be easy, because challenges await over every summit, and the competition for food can be fierce. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John C. Reilly Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Mariners score 2 runs in 12th, beat Angels 3-2

...after giving up a leadoff homer to David Freese, but Charlie Furbush got three outs for his first save in four major league seasons.Los Angeles remained 1 1-2 games behind AL West-leading Oakland.Howie Kendrick legged out a leadoff double in the Angels...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-20/mariners-score-2-runs-12th-beat-angels
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Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

...contest. But nobody in league history has dunked as often as Griner.The 6-foot-8 center has four dunks in her two WNBA seasons. The rest of the league has six in its entire history. Griner has, two this season, the most recent Tuesday night.After...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-20/schimmels-29-leads-east-over-west-125-
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New year, same foe for Juniors softball All-Stars

...and they followed that with a 14-4 victory. The final game was a one-run loss that would be felt for the following two seasons.For that third-straight game, Juneau held an early lead and then came up short.In that Game 3, they almost righted...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-22/new-year-same-foe-juniors-softball-all
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Angels rally in 9th against Rodney to beat Mariners

...after Calhoun flied out to the warning track in center field for the last out in the eighth. The 12-year veteran spent two seasons with the Angels, converting just 17 saves in 28 attempts from 2010-11. He signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent and had...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-21/angels-rally-9th-against-rodney-beat-m
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Juneau Majors capture the District crown

...some really talented players and depth."McGarrigan was a little league opponent of Juneau in 1992 and on into high school seasons with Kayhi. McGarrigan's father Jim is on his coaching staff and his son Hayden is on the team."You play against Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-20/juneau-majors-capture-district-crown
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5 things to watch as Cavs bring in LeBron James

...standpoint.In Miami, James would have had to team up Dwyane Wade, who has been slowed by knee problems over the last two seasons, Chris Bosh, who struggled against Tim Duncan in the NBA Finals and not much else. GM Pat Riley reached agreements with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-13
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Today in Sports History

...The Major Soccer League, the only major nationwide professional soccer competition in the United States, folds after 14 seasons.1993 - Yobes Ondieki of Kenya becomes the first to break the 27-minute mark in the 10,000-meter race with a time of...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-10
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