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SOCCER Channel 6 a.m. Real Madrid CF vs Juventus FC FS1 41 BASEBALL Channel 9 a.m. Twins at Tigers or Pirates at Phillies MLB 149 2:30 p.m. San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners* ROOT 36 3 p.m. Giants at Reds or Yankees at Rays MLB 149 6 p.m. Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners ROOT 36 10 p.m. Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners* ROOT 36 AUTO RACING Channel 11 a.m. Truck Series: NC Ed. Lottery 200, practice FS1 41 3 p.m. Truck Series: NC Ed. Lottery 200, practice FS1 41 CYCLING Channel 1 p.m. Tour of California, Stage 5: Santa Barbara NBCS 39 6:30 p.m. Tour of California, Stage 5: Santa Barbara* NBCS 39 NBA PLAYOFFS Channel 4 p.m. Clev. Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls, Game 6 ESPN 34 6:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at L.A. Clippers, Game 6 ESPN 34 10:30 p.m. Clev....

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PREP BASEBALL: Eagle River vs. East, 4:30 p.m., Chugiak vs. Bartlett, 7 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium GIRLS PREP SOCCER: East at Bartlett, West at Eagle River, 5 p.m. BOYS PREP SOCCER: East at Bartlett, West at Eagle River, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Frosh/Soph meet, South, 3 p.m. PREP BASEBALL: Service vs. West, 4:30 p.m., Dimond vs. South, 7 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium PREP SOFTBALL: East vs. West, 5:15 p.m., Albrecht Fields; Dimond at Bartlett, 5:15 p.m.; South vs. East, 7 p.m., Albrecht Fields

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Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe ("Girls, Girls, Girls," "Dr. Feelgood," "Home Sweet Home") has announced they'll perform in Anchorage July 16-17.

The shows will be at the Alaska Airlines Center as part of the band’s two-year "Final Tour."

According to a release from the band, Alaska is the final addition to Mötley Crüe's tour of North America. Bassist Nikki Sixx said the group added shows because of "overwhelming" demand from fans. Fans were invited to lobby the group to visit their cities through social media...

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The low-snow winter that was a bummer for skiers is becoming a boon for springtime hikers...

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It’s official -- trees are budding, geese are back in town and lawns have a pronounced green tinge. Late-arriving snow flurries aside, spring has arrived.

With the warming weather comes the craving for things fresh and green, and that includes things that arrive on a plate. For a region with a relatively brief growing season, there are a lot of great salads on offer at restaurants in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. This list barely scratches the surface, but here are five of our food writers’ favorites.

Yum Neua salad

Thai Kitchen...

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With the warming weather comes the craving for things fresh and green, and that includes things that arrive on a plate. For a region with a relatively brief growing season, there are a lot of great salads on offer at restaurants in Anchorage and the surrounding areas....

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Complete coverage: Two Alaska State Troopers killed in Tanana

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BP CEO Tony Hayward needs your help to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Play "Kill The Spill" and give Tony his life back.

BP CEO Tony Hayward needs your help to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Play "Kill The Spill" and give Hayward his life back.

Credits: Jason McEachen (developer), Aaron Jansen (art), Stephen Nowers (sound), Thomas Levine (sound) and Ken Rolston (sage support).

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