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KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League majors division all-star Kyra Jenkins Hayes pitches in a rain downpour during Friday's game two of the state championship best-of-five series against Anchorage's Nunaka Valley Little League at Melvin Park Field. Juneau won the inclimate game 16-5 in five innings. Nunaka Valley won game one 10-4 on Thursday. Saturday's score was not available by press time. The two teams play again today at 6 p.m.

Juneau Majors in big softball clash today

Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Majors Division softball All-Stars are in a crucial game four of the state softball championship series tonight at 6 p.m.

by Klas Stolpe

Juneau Post 25 battles in crucial road trip

The Juneau Midnights Suns Post 25 American Legion Baseball team traveled in a crucial weekend road trip at Anchorage, hoping to stay in the playoff hunt for the State Tournament.
Klas Stolpe

GCLL Majors open tourney with mercy rule win

Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Majors All-Star team opened their 2014 District Tournament with a 10-0 mercy rule win over Petersburg on Saturday at Miller Field.
Klas Stolpe

GCLL Minors will play Sitka in championship game

Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Little League Minors Division All-Stars defeated Ketchikan 8-5 to open the ages 9-10 District Tournament at Sitka on Thursday and scored a mercy-rule 15-1 win over host Sitka on Saturday on Moller Field to...
Klas Stolpe

Today in sports history

1881 - William Renshaw sets the record for the shortest men's championship match by time and games by beating John T. Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 37 minutes at Wimbledon.

Local sports calendar

SUNDAY, JULY 13 GOLF Home, 9 a.m., Hole-In-One Competition, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at Mendenhall Golf Course (at the end of Industrial Blvd.). Juneau Golf Club's main fundraiser. $5 for a bag of 15 golf balls.
Klas Stolpe

Sports on TV

AUTO RACING 9 a.m., TNT - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Camping World RV Sales 301, at Loudon, N.H. CYCLING 4 a.m., NBCSN - Tour de France, stage 9, Gerardmer to Mulhouse, France GOLF 4 a.m.

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

RIO DE JANEIRO - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.
MATTIAS KAREN

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

BRASILIA, Brazil - Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.
TALES AZZONI

Kadri wins 8th stage to Vosges

GERARDMER, France - In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday.
JAMEY KEATEN

LeBron move makes Cleveland Cavaliers a betting favorite in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - LeBron James says it will take time to turn the Cleveland Cavaliers into a championship team. Oddsmakers in this gambling city aren't so sure.
TIM DAHLBERG

The Return: James goes home to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He's got a little less hair, and a ton more experience. Like anyone, he changed in four years.
TIM WITHERS

5 things to watch as Cavs bring in LeBron James

LeBron James' decision to come home to Cleveland is being hailed as a story about the power of forgiveness and maturity and a victory for a blue-collar Northern city over a destination spot in glitzy Miami.
JON KRAWCZYNSKI

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