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In this April 2 photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions during a news conference in Indianapolis. "The members are going to have to figure out, what's the purpose of bowl games?" NCAA President Mark Emmert told reporters Wednesday.

Changes coming after bowl system hits record 40 games

NEW YORK — The bowl system has finally snapped after years of being stretched thin.Three teams with losing records will be among the 80 playing… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO
In this April 2 photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions during a news conference in Indianapolis. "The members are going to have to figure out, what's the purpose of bowl games?" NCAA President Mark Emmert told reporters Wednesday.

Local sports calendar for Dec. 9

Friday, December 11HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts Monroe.HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, Region V Tournament in Petersburg.Saturday, December 12HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 2:45 p.m., JDHS hosts… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

Sports on TV for Dec. 9

COLLEGE BASKETBALL1 p.m., FS1 — Niagara at St. John’s3 p.m., ESPN2 — E. Kentucky at Kentucky3 p.m., FS1 — Boston College at Providence3 p.m., ESPNU… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

Today in Sports History for Dec. 9

1934 — The New York Giants wins the NFL championship by beating the Chicago Bears 30-13 in the “Sneakers Game.” With the temperature at 9… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2015

Local sports calendar for Dec. 8

Friday, December 11HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts Monroe.HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, Region V Tournament in Petersburg.Saturday, December 12HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 2:45 p.m., JDHS hosts… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
In the back to the left is David Mende, chief instructor Diana Stevens, Zacharee Mende, Kaya Wilson, Doug Murray and Breana Wilson. Kneeling in front are Micah Mende and Kiana Potter.

Juneau Shotokan Karate-Do Club participates in tournament

Seven karate students and chief instructor Diana Stevens from the Juneau Shotokan Karate-Do Club participated in the 2015 Shotokan National Karate Tournament in San Francisco,… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
In the back to the left is David Mende, chief instructor Diana Stevens, Zacharee Mende, Kaya Wilson, Doug Murray and Breana Wilson. Kneeling in front are Micah Mende and Kiana Potter.

Sports on TV for Dec. 8

BOXING5 p.m., FS1 — Premier Champions, Juan Dominguez vs. Yenifel Vicente, featherweights; Keith Tapia vs. Garrett Wilson, cruiserweights, at Trenton, N.J.COLLEGE BASKETBALL2 p.m., BTN —… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015

Today in Sports History for Tuesday, Dec. 8

1940 — The Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73-0 for the most one-sided victory in NFL Championship play.1943 — Georgia’s Frank Sinkwich wins the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
San Antonio Spurs' Boban Marjanovic, right, puts up the shot over Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor, left, Monday.

Spurs rest starters, still romp hapless 76ers 119-68

PHILADELPHIA — With Jerry Colangelo sitting courtside, the Philadelphia 76ers gave their new man in charge an up-close look at just how far away they… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • By DAN GELSTON
San Antonio Spurs' Boban Marjanovic, right, puts up the shot over Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor, left, Monday.
Alabama running back Derrick Henry celebrates after winning the Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday.

Heisman Trophy finalists: Henry, Watson, McCaffrey

NEW YORK — Alabama’s Derrick Henry and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey are hoping to return to the Heisman Trophy to the running backs. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO
Alabama running back Derrick Henry celebrates after winning the Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday.

LeBron James signs lifetime contract with Nike

CLEVELAND — LeBron James has a contract with Nike that will last long after he hangs up his sneakers.The NBA megastar has signed a lifetime… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • By TOM WITHERS
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson escapes the pressure of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter on Sunday.

Seattle’s rout of Minnesota sends statement to NFC

RENTON, Wash. — There was something a little different in the pregame video Seattle coach Pete Carroll showed his players before facing Minnesota, flashbacks of… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson escapes the pressure of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter on Sunday.

Clary, DeLoach inducted into Alaska Hall of Fame

Two former Olympians from Alaska are now heading into the state’s Hall of Fame.Don Clary and Janay DeLoach headline this year’s inductions, which were announced… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey kicks the game winning field goal against  Washington on Monday.

Bailey’s 54-yard field goal gives Cowboys the win

LANDOVER, Md. — Sure was ugly, devoid of any style points or many scoreboard points until the final 1½ minutes. Perhaps fittingly, a fumbled punt… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • By HOWARD FENDRICH
Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey kicks the game winning field goal against  Washington on Monday.

Today in Sports History for Monday, Dec. 7

1973 — Jerry West of Los Angeles sets an NBA record with 10 steals in the Lakers’ 115-111 loss to the Seattle Supersonics.1985 — Auburn… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2015

Sports on TV for Dec. 7

COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., FS1 — Villanova vs. Oklahoma, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii3 p.m.,ESPNU — IUPUI at Purdue3 p.m.,FSN — VMI at Butler3 p.m.,BTN — W.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2015

Local sports calendar for Dec. 7

Friday, December 11HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts Monroe.HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, Region V Tournament in Petersburg.Saturday, December 12HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 2:45 p.m., JDHS hosts… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2015
Michigan State's LJ Scott (3) runs for a 1-yard touchdown during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Second-effort TD leads Mich St past Iowa for Big Ten title

INDIANAPOLIS — L.J. Scott’s late lunge did more than put the ball across the goal line — it all but certainly put No. 5 Michigan… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2015
  • By MICHAEL MAROT
Michigan State's LJ Scott (3) runs for a 1-yard touchdown during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Gonzaga dealt second loss by high-ranked Arizona

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gabe York scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Allonzo Trier added 14 as Arizona rallied from a… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2015

Lynch among 4 Seahawks ruled out for Sunday

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks will be without Marshawn Lynch and Paul Richardson and will be missing some depth along their defensive line for… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2015
  • By CURTIS CRABTREE