Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Joar Ulsom of Norway poses with his dogs after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
March 14, 2018 - 2:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Joar Ulsom's dreams of making it big in the dog-mushing world started small. When he was a boy growing up in Norway, he watched videos of the world's most famous sled dog race and figured out a way he could replicate the Iditarod: He borrowed his neighbors' two small house...
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March 14, 2018 - 11:05 am
NFL-NEWS It's NFL new year UNDATED (AP) — The NFL's new year begins today, clearing the way for a flurry of free agent signings. Among the moves expected: 39-year-old quarterback Drew Brees will get a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, while Minnesota will lose two of its quarterbacks...
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March 14, 2018 - 8:37 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Towns leads Wolves to big road win UNDATED (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns took a hit to the mouth before giving the Washington Wizards a punch to the gut. Towns scored a season-high 37 points on 13 of 17 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for a 116-111...
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March 14, 2018 - 7:55 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom says winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is "out of this world." The 31-year-old musher was the first to reach the finish line in Nome after traveling nearly a...
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March 08, 2018 - 3:11 am
PRO BASKETBALL MILWAUKEE (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3-pointers in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-99 on for their 17th straight win. The Rockets passed the Boston Celtics for the longest winning...
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March 08, 2018 - 2:02 am
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FILE - In this March 7, 2015, file photo, musher Wade Marrs of Willow, Alaska, leads his team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Marrs, in a statement released by his kennel Tuesday, March 6, 2018, claims the head of the Iditarod's drug testing program, Dr. Morrie Craig, threatened to reveal his dogs tested positive for a banned substance. Marrs felt it was out of retaliation for the musher being vocal about how race officials have handled dog doping. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)
March 07, 2018 - 9:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The head of the Iditarod's drug testing program, who is challenging his termination from a university job over allegations of bullying and sexual harassment, has been accused of threatening a musher just before the start of this year's race — another black mark for the...
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March 05, 2018 - 9:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Rivers scored 27 points and Tobias Harris added 26 as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 123-120 victory over Brooklyn, handing the Nets their ninth consecutive road loss. Rivers hit a go-head 3-pointer with 33.5 seconds left, Lou Williams completed his 21 points with...
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Dogs on the sled dog team of Ryan Redington of Wasilla, Alaska, leave the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starting chute Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Willow, Alaska. The winner is expected in Nome in eight or nine days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 05, 2018 - 3:30 am
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Competitors took to the snowy trail as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off Sunday in Alaska following a trying year for the annual event. Musher Cody Strathe of Fairbanks and his 16-dog team were the first to take off across frozen Willow Lake, about 75 miles (120...
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Handler Elin Bentsen poses with Hudson before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Hudson bolted from his crate and was missing for about three hours Saturday during the ceremonial start in Anchorage. Musher Lars Monsen said he took the team to the last known spot where Hudson was seen Saturday, and Hudson either heard or smelled his pack and came back. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 04, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 2 p.m. Mushers and their dogs are hitting the snowy trail as Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins following a rough year for organizers. Musher Cody Strathe of Fairbanks and his 16-dog team...
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