Sled dog racing

March 08, 2018 - 2:02 am
The supervisor is Dennis Waszak Jr., followed by Fred Lief at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at...
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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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March 04, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — And they're off! Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race begins following difficult year for organizers.
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FILE - In this March 7, 2015, file photo, two dogs peek out from look out holes on the truck of musher Justin Savidis of Willow, Alaska, before the ceremonial run of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday, March 3, 2018, amid the most turbulent year for organizers beset by multiple problems, including a champion's dog doping scandal, the loss of major sponsors, discontent among race participants and escalating pressure from animal rights activists, who say the dogs are run to death or left with serious injuries. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
March 03, 2018 - 10:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the ceremonial start of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A dog from a team set to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was found after getting loose before the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage. KTVA reported...
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Musher Aliy Zirkle runs her team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zirkle has finished as high as second in the race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 03, 2018 - 7:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cheering fans lined the streets as mushers took their dog teams for a short sprint in Alaska's largest city Saturday for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The morning trek along snow-heaped paths in downtown Anchorage gave supporters a chance to...
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March 03, 2018 - 2:43 pm
The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer...
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FILE - In this March 1996, file photo, a musher drives his team across the frozen Norton Sound near Nome, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday, March 3, 2018, amid the most turbulent year for organizers beset by multiple problems, including a champion's dog doping scandal, the loss of major sponsors, discontent among race participants and escalating pressure from animal rights activists, who say the dogs are run to death or left with serious injuries. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
March 02, 2018 - 10:31 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the annual long-distance contest that spans mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea coast. Among the multiple...
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