National Sports

Boise State outscored Yale 13-7 in overtime to win third place in the women's Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday at the Alaska Airlines Center.Matt Tunseth
Long Beach State used a tenacious defensive effort in the second half to pull away from Boise State in the opening game of the women's Great Alaska Shootout on Tuesday night at the Alaska Airlines Center. Matt Tunseth
It was my turn to meet the president and first lady -- "Holly Brooks, cross country skiing, Anchorage, Alaska" -- and although our actual conversation is a bit of a blur, I have to say Michelle Obama gives one of the best hugs I have ever received. I thought the same thing four years ago, and this confirmed it.Holly Brooks
You read about the stray dogs, the rust-colored tap water and the hotel rooms with wet paint, but what about the good stuff in Sochi? Olympic skier Holly Brooks shares favorite memories of the Sochi Games.Holly Brooks
Sochi Report, Alaska edition: Olympics are over, but Randall's impact on kids continues.Beth Bragg
Sochi Report, Alaska edition: Tommy Moe is 44 years, the Olympics are over for Kikkan Randall and Alaskans show up in force for American Birkebeiner.Beth Bragg
Sochi Report, Alaska edition: Sara Studebaker helps U.S. women place seventh in biathlon relay; Ashley Wagner says figure skating's judging system is "too opaque" and two Alaskans head to Sochi for Paralympic Games.Beth Bragg
Sochi Report, Alaska edition: UAA alum Dave Duncan watched Olympic skicross after getting eliminated in first heat; Olympic slopestyler Ryan Stassel will watch bordercross races Saturday at Alyeska; early birds can watch Friday's 8 a.m. USA-Canada hockey at a Midtown bar and grill.Beth Bragg