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WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

...weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations...media outlets of suspicious drug tests in athletics by asking an independent body to investigate...database of the International Association of Athletics Federations and were leaked by a whistleblower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-02/wada-investigate-new-doping-alleg
Butler counting on experienced core to compete for playoff spot

...just to see Butler grow," he said. "We have great kids, great student athletes. We want the kids excited about not only athletics, but the school." REGION: GHSA 3-AAA 2014: 3-6, missed Class AAA state playoffsCOACH: Myron NewtonOFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-08-25/butler-count
Steelers' James Harrison wants to return sons' trophies

...the Year took to Instagram on Saturday to say he was returning two awards his sons James III and Henry received from a local athletics event run by former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch.Harrison wrote while he's very proud of his two boys - who are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-17/steelers-james-harrison-wants
Usain Bolt talks doping in advance of world championships

...middle- and long-distance races were won by athletes who have recorded suspicious tests. The International Association of Athletics Federations has strongly denounced the report while defending its anti-doping practices.Even while his own country, Jamaica...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-20/usain-bolt-talks-doping-advance-w
Later start to college football season results in fewer byes

...this year, on Sept. 7, shrinking the window to schedule games. Football also is the largest revenue producer in college athletics, so schools try to get in as many home games as possible."We picked up another game," said Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-19/later-start-college-footb
Augusta officials pan offer from pipeline firm

...Kinder Morgan gave $3,000 to the North Augusta High School Robotics Team and $30,000 to the McIntosh County Academy athletics program earlier this month. It also contributed $20,000 to a Savannah anti-littering campaign.Richmond County Schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-19/augusta-officials-pan-of
Ruling to allow athletes to unionize is thrown out by the National Labor Relations Board

...unionization effort, saying that lumping college athletes into the same category as factory workers would change amateur athletics for the worse. At one point, Northwestern administrators sent a document to players outlining potential pitfalls, noting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-17/ruling-allow-athletes-uni
Tebow shines in Philadelphia's win over Indianapolis in his first game in two years

...Defensive Player of the Year took to Instagram on Saturday to say he was returning two awards his sons received from a local athletics event run.Harrison wrote while he's very proud of his two boys "these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-16/tebow-shines-philadelphias-wi
Legal showdown looms over NCAA's ban on paying student-athletes

...critical of the NCAA saw it as a rule designed to deter market competition.The proposal was rejected.Outside of college athletics, economic competition is considered good for society. Prices drop when companies compete to sell laptops, coffee and cars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-22/legal-showdown-looms-over
We already have pro sports

...the same in some reasonable amount.The bottom line is, we already have professional sports, with their paychecks and union rules and sometimes questionable motives. We don't need to ruin amateur athletics with the same.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-21/we-already-have-pro-s