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US basketball reigns in Spain and awaits Rio Olympics

...won with powerhouse rosters in the Olympics and beatable ones in the worlds...these two years and get ready for the Olympics. So if we - whatever group suits up and flies down to Brazil for the Olympics - if we're not prepared with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/us-basketball-reigns-spain-and-awaits-
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Letter: Killing whales for display at Sochi Olympics

...sophisticated, and intelligent teams in the world, rivaling the best of any team or individual events ever featured in the Olympics. Orcas live in family units, called pods, for their entire lives and must work together as a team for their survival...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-28/letter-killing-whales-display-sochi-o
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Today in sports history

...three Olympic sprint events. Bryan Clay wins the decathlon, the first American to win the 10-discipline event at the Olympics since Dan O'Brien at Atlanta in 1996.2010 - David Rudisha of Kenya breaks the 13-year-old 800-meter world...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...Championships, the first gold in history for the Americans - men or women - at the biggest international event this side of the Olympics. Romania takes the silver medal and Australia wins bronze.2004 - Michael Phelps matches Mark Spitz's record of...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...matches that performance against Nicaragua, winning 8-0.1992 - Carl Lewis leads a U.S. sweep in the long jump in the Olympics with a mark of 28 feet, 5 1-2 inches on his first attempt. Mike Powell takes the silver and Joe Greene the bronze...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...Open golf championship for the second straight year with a 294 total.1952 - Five American boxers win gold medals at the Olympics, marking the first time the U.S. wins the unofficial team title. The five medalists are flyweight Nate Brooks...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...12 seconds. Sally Barsosio becomes the first Kenyan woman to win a gold medal at either the World Championships or the Olympics, taking the 10,000 meters in a world junior record time of 31:32.92.1999 - Mark McGwire becomes the 16th member...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-05
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Today In Sports History

...Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 to join Steffi Graf as the only women to complete the Golden Slam - winning the Olympics and the four majors. In a men's semifinal, Roger Federer outlasts Juan Martin del Potro in a 19-17 final set and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-04/today-sports-history
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A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

...Colo. - Nick Goepper's road to the Olympics really began on the doorsteps of...course in one of the new events at the Olympics.He'll be doing it in part because...though. Goepper secured his spot at the Olympics with a win and a second-place...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-01-24/freestyle-skiers-road-sochi-began-ind
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Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

...POLYANA, Russia - A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of anti-government protesters...event at the Sochi Olympics.Matsotska wants to leave the Olympics immediately to join protesters in the camp known as...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-21/skier-out-olympics-citing-violence-ukr
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