National Sports

With rubble and debris looming nearby, and tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn't for the fans, because there weren't any at Camden Yards.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning just needed one bounce, one break, one lucky deflection to keep pace with the Chicago Blackhawks.Greg Beacham
Kenai Central's Allie Ostrander and Kodiak's Levi Thomet each ran the fastest high school 3,200-meter times of 2015 on Friday during the Big C Relays at The Dome. Matt Tunseth

George Nix, a Haida Indian from the Southeast Alaska village of Howkan, was Alaska's first NFL player, suiting up for the Buffalo Rangers in the 1920s.

Anchorage's Ryan Stassel and Brett Moody were among 23 snowboarders named to the U.S. team that will travel to the World Championships Jan. 15 in Austria. Alaska Dispatch News
The USA Youth and Junior Biathlon World Team Trials, which were originally scheduled to be held Sunday through Tuesday at Kincaid Park, have been moved to Minnesota due to a lack of snow in Anchorage. Matt Tunseth
Anchorage Nordic skier Kikkan Randall finished 20th Sunday at a World Cup sprint tour stop in Switzerland to post the top performance among four Alaska-based skiers in the race.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska's best high school runner is also the nation's best -- Kenai's Allie Ostrander won the Nike cross country national championship Saturday in Portland, Oregon.Beth Bragg
Anchorage skier Sadie Bjornsen placed 21st on Friday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in a freestyle sprint race in Norway .Beth Bragg
Gian Clavell made a pair of free throws with 5.7 seconds left to lift Colorado State to a 65-63 win over UC Santa Barbara in the Great Alaska Shootout championship game on Saturday night at the Alaska Airlines Center.Matt Tunseth