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MICHAEL PENN | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Phillip Melendrez chips up to the ninth green at the Mendenhall Golf Course on Thursday. Melendrez plays weekly at the course. The Juneau Golf Club will host a Hole-In-One Competition on Saturday and Sunday at the course.

Time for tee

One of Juneau's oldest community sports organizations is holding a golfer's dream this weekend as the Juneau Golf Club hosts a hole-in-one competition.
"The game of golf can suck you in so fast," Juneau Golf Club president Steve Burnett said.

by Klas Stolpe

Lance Ibesate signs with NAIA school

Former Juneau-Douglas High School shortstop/pitcher Lance Ibesate has signed a scholarship offer with the University of Jamestown, a four-year National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) program in Jamestown, N.D.
Klas Stolpe

As LeBron decides, Miami and Cleveland wait

When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy. Miami or Cleveland? The same choice he faced four years ago is the one facing the four-time NBA MVP...
TIM REYNOLDS

Juneau Majors fall in state opener

Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Majors Division All-Stars fell to Anchorage's Nunaka Valley 10-4 in game one of the 2014 state championships Thursday at Melvin Park Field. "We had a couple challenges," Juneau manager Kevin Poole...
Klas Stolpe

Pino gets first major league win for Twins

SEATTLE - Kendrys Morales had a two-run double in the fifth inning to help Minnesota Twins rookie right-hander Yohan Pino earn his first major league victory, 4-2 over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

BOGOTA, Colombia — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes...
JOSHUA GOODMAN

The Brazil Beat

NEYMAR LEAVES WORLD CUP UNSCATHED BY DREADFUL LOSS BRASILIA, Brazil — Neymar will be leaving the World Cup with his image untarnished by Brazil’s disastrous loss to Germany, widely seen as the...

Sports Briefs

WIMBLEDON CHAMP NOVAK DJOKOVIC GETS MARRIED PODGORICA, Montenegro - Four days after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancee in a private ceremony in Montenegro.

Local Sports Calendar

Friday, July 11 GCLL MAJORS SOFTBALL ALL-STARS Home, 6 p.m., Majors State Championship Game 2 (best of five), Nunaka Valley vs. GCLL at Melvin Park Field #2. GCLL MINORS BASEBALL ALL-STARS Away, 6 P.M., Sitka vs.
Klas Stolpe

Sports On TV

FRIDAY, JULY 11 AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Camping World RV Sales 301, at Loudon, N.H. 9 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Sta-Green 200, at Loudon, N.H. 11 a.m.

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