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As US prepares for opening World Cup qualifier, Jurgen Klinsmann says he accepts criticism

...discuss with your staff how can we do better so we can get the positive results we were used to for three years."The Americans open the 16-game path to the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday in St. Louis against St. Vincent and the Grenadines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-11-09/us-prepares-opening-
IndyCar drivers' risk again called into question

...husband had won the Indianapolis 500, accomplished all of his goals, and earned a very nice living in 18 years of American open-wheel racing.His answer was simple."No one puts a gun to our heads and makes us do this," Kanaan said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-25/indycar-drivers-risk
Juan Pablo Montoya has swagger back, but also shows softer side

...not one a younger Montoya would have likely done.Tony Kanaan, who raced against Montoya during his first stint in American open wheel, doesn't think Montoya has ever changed his personality. But age and three children might have softened Montoya...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-03-30/juan-pablo-montoya-h
Sebastien Bourdais handles wet IndyCar conditions

...everything it had and it was enough," Bourdais said.It is the second pole of the season for Bourdais and the 33rd of his American open-wheel career, tying him with Dario Franchitti on the all-time list.The KVSH Racing driver ran a 1:24.161...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-02/sebastien-bourdais-h
Setbacks slow US basketball team selection process

...men's basketball players.But overall it's been a rough year so far, and the impact will be obvious today when the Americans open training camp with about three weeks until their Olympic opener.The Americans planned to arrive with their 12-man...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-07-05/setbacks-slow-us-basketb
Overtime

...against Costa Rica on March 22 at in Commerce City, Colo.Seeking their seventh consecutive World Cup appearance, the Americans open the 10-game round against Honduras on Feb. 6 at San Pedro Sula.? From staff and wire reports

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-01-15/overtime
Mandela to attend Cup opener, finale

...Saturday."The U.S. faces Australia on Saturday in the final exhibition for both teams ahead of the World Cup. The Americans open against England on June 12.Nelson Mandela Foundation/Associated PressFormer South African President Nelson Mandela...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2010-06-03/mandela-attend-cup-opener-finale
Sports
Stewart and Edwards qualify eighth and ninth at Phoenix

...Homestead next weekend.Brad Keselowski was second and Carl Edwards third.Hornish was one of the most accomplished American open-wheel drivers in history, winning three IndyCar Series championships and the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-11-12/stewart-and-edwards-qualif
More than money on the line for 4 slumping drivers

...struggles were car or driver related. And Hornish, a three-time IndyCar Series champion and one of the most successful American open-wheelers in history, has never struggled the way he has since moving to NASCAR. He failed to make races last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/19/nas_229134.shtml
Nascar
Excitement back for IRL's big race

...heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 92nd edition of the big race. With the recent unification of the two American open-wheel series promising the most competition in years, and historic victories by Danica Patrick and Graham Rahal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/04/nas_197610.shtml
Nascar