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July 9 1887 - Charles Comiskey of the St. Louis Browns becomes the first major leaguer to be paid for a product endorsement. The first baseman and manager is the spokesman for Menell's Penetrating Oil.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-09
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Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet

...before Thursday.Phelps' time was easily good enough to surpass the qualifying standard of 54.79 for the U.S. national championships in August. That meet will decide the team for next year's world championships."One step at a time...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-25/michael-phelps-wins-100-fly-heat-comeb
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Getting to Sochi

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series. Part one ran in Thursday's Empire. After the incident with his son, Tompkins quit drugs and alcohol for good.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-28/getting-sochi
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SS Brad Miller called up, will start against Cubs SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have selected infielder Brad Miller from Triple-A Tacoma and put him in the starting lineup for his major league debut Friday night against the Chicago Cubs.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-06-30/sports-news
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Gibb looks to build on showing at nationals

Even though he posted some of the top finishes ever by an Alaska swimmer at the U.S. national championships, Derek Gibb wanted more. Gibb, a 1999 Petersburg High School graduate whose family now lives in Juneau, finished 10th in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081802/spo_swimmer.shtml
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Cross country's Kikkan Randall is ready for worlds

Kikkan Randall of Alaska is America's best cross-country skier, and she's ready and rested for this week's world championships in Norway.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022211/spo_789144477.shtml
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Juneau's karate kid

It's Wednesday night in a small, but crowded warehouse near the airport. About 30 members of the Juneau Shotokan Karate Club are taking a class - two-thirds are youths, with a few parents joining in - but one member stands out.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112603/spo_karate.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

The U.S. Figure Skating Association received a complaint today from a former skater and colleague who is accusing top coach Richard Callaghan of sexual misconduct and exploitation.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041399/Spo_callaghan.shtml
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Carl Blackhurst of Haines realizes he probably won't win the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships this weekend in Eugene, Ore. He also thinks it's unlikely he will make the U.S. team for the World Championships in Portugal.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062201/Spo_Bladckhurst.shtml
Ageless skier challenged by youthful foe

Each race the competitors seem to get younger, faster, and stronger for Dean Williams.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031511/loc_799763360.shtml
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