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Brandon Dubinsky of Anchorage on Friday signed the second-biggest NHL contract by an Alaskan, agreeing to a six-year, $35.1 million deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Doyle Woody
Kodiak's Trevor Dunbar is off to a good start as a pro track athlete -- in two races, he has recorded two personal bests.Beth Bragg
Greg Sanders and Rose Pelletier stretched their leads in the Alaska State Amateur golf championships Friday at Settlers Bay near Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News
Beginning Tuesday, sockeye limits will be reduced on the Russian River.Alaska Dispatch News
The Cook Inlet Soccer Club's U-16 boys have already clinched a championship-game berth at a national tournament with a group-play win Friday, and the club's U-17 girls edged near a championship berth with their victory Friday.Doyle Woody
Chris Crosby of the Team Avenue Academy of California highlighted Friday's play in the BP Exploration Invitational Tournament for American Legion baseball teams with a seven-inning no-hitter in which he fanned nine batters.Alaska Dispatch News,
The Fairbanks Goldpanners swept a doubleheader to inch closer to the Anchorage Bucs in the ABL's American League, and the Bucs swept the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the three-game Mayor's Cup.Alaska Dispatch News
The Blog has been gone for a bit, so in case you missed it, here's a slew of moves by Alaska-connected players in recent weeks.Doyle Woody
Two cyclists in Saturday's Fireweed 400 bike race hope to take the long way home after racing 200 miles from Sheep Mountain Lodge to Valdez -- they're planning to ride personal watercraft across Prince William Sound to Whittier.Beth Bragg
Four-time champion Greg Sanders bolted to a six-shot lead atop the men's field Thursday and Rose Pelletier earned a 13-shot cushion on the women's field in the opening round of the Alaska State Amateur golf tournament at Settlers Bay Golf Course near Wasilla. Alaska Dispatch News