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Ex-Jacket Demaryius Thomas signs five-year deal with Broncos

...All-Pro's contract not only the richest in Chiefs history but the richest for a linebacker in NFL history.The only defensive player to ever sign for more is defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who signed a six-year, $114 million pact with Miami...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-07-15/ex-jacket-demaryius-thomas-si
Kevin Garnett to return for 21st season in NBA

...hamstring in the final preseason game and his role diminished with the emergence of Draymond Green, the runner-up for defensive player of the year. The NBA champion Warriors have been looking to trade Lee this summer to limit the team's luxury tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-07-07/kevin-garnett-return-21st-sea
Nike Peach Jam has had an illustrious run in North Augusta

...1999 college basketball player of the year and was the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Peace was named the 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.The Peach Jam featured several other great players in its formative years. In 1998, 7-foot-6...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-07-04/nike-peach-jam-has-ha
NBA champion Golden State returns core of team

...we'll do everything we can to keep him. Thankfully, the rules are in our favor."Green, the runner-up for defensive player of the year, got his shot this season after starter David Lee injured his left hamstring in the final preseason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-06-18/nba-champion-golden-state-ret
Golden State is quiet about plans to defend Cleveland's LeBron James

...Warriors forward Draymond Green, the runner-up for defensive player of the year and among at least four players who...it's always a luxury for a team to have a variety of defensive players, and the Warriors are no different in that regard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-06-02/golden-state-quiet-about-plan
Warriors top Rockets in Game 1 of Western Confenece Finals

...Andrew Bogut in foul trouble and the Rockets rolling on both ends, the Warriors put Green ? the runner-up for NBA Defensive Player of the Year ? at center and spread the court with shooters.Livingston scored 14 points in the quarter, and Curry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-05-19/warriors-top-rockets-game-1-w
Warriors plan to make adjustments for Game 4 against Cavaliers

...even series and take it from there."A better performance from Draymond Green would help. The runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year is shooting just 8 for 30 (27 percent) in the finals, missing seven of his eight 3-point attempts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-06-10/warriors-plan-make-adjustment
Cavaliers top Hawks in Game 1

...legCarroll has been Atlanta's leading scorer in the postseason with 17.1 points per game.He also is the team's top defensive player and was assigned to James most of the game.The Hawks, who are already without defensive standout Thabo Sefolosha...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-05-20/cavaliers-top-hawks-game-1
Dabo Swinney among Clemson coaches at Aiken County Prowl and Growl

...done, so it's been a lot of fun, especially with that senior group," he said.Clemson saw two of its better defensive players stay in the region when the Atlanta Falcons drafted Vic Beasley eighth overall and Grady Jarrett in the fifth round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-05-07/dabo-swinney-among-clemso
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard chosen NBA's Defensive Player of the Year

Kawhi Leonard is keeping some Hall of Fame company.The San Antonio forward was selected the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to win the award and the NBA Finals MVP...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-23/spurs-kawhi-leonard-chosen-nb