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NCAA to reduce aluminum bats power

...approved rule changes designed to reduce the performance of aluminum bats and take some of the firepower out of the home run derbies of recent years, effective in the 2000 season. The change calls for bats to produce batted-ball speeds of no more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/oth_235935.shtml
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Awesome Again upsets Skip Away

...Downs. Trainer Bob Baffert, winner of the last two Kentucky Derbies, scored a 1-2 finish with Silverbulletday and Excellent Meeting...races dating back to a 12th-place finish in the 1996 Kentucky Derby that Skip Away has finished worse than third. Gentlemen, whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/08/oth_244179.shtml
Other sports
Bayern's stamina will be tested in Travers Stakes

...field for the 1¼-mile Mid-Summer Derby that includes fellow Grade 1 winners Tonalist...Let's go."Fourth in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont, Wicked Strong added blinkers...2010.Mr Speaker won the Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational on grass in July at 1¼ miles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-22/bayerns-stamina-will
Hunter Mahan comes up with timely victory at Barclays

...had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses."Am I supposed to put this on, Kentucky Derby style?" he said.That would have been fitting. The closing stretch was exactly what he needed Sunday.Mahan pulled away...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-24/hunter-mahan-comes-timely-vi
Overtime

...Racing'Chrome' returns in Pennsylvania Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome...to run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.He has been idle since finishing fourth...Sherman said he plans to use the Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 20 as a tuneup for the $5 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-21/overtime
Fishing tournaments

...bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 21, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 27, Kids' Fishing Derby, claypit lakes, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 5, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Oct. 26, crappie tournament...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-08-21/fishing-tourname
Troubled trip in crowded 1974 Kentucky Derby led to 'The Little Current Rule'

...100th running of the Kentucky Derby thundered down Churchill Downs...1974 field was the largest in Derby history.Thoroughbred racing...few riders to win consecutive Derbies. But, alas, this celebration...to have a chance in the 100th Derby's big field, he trained well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-30/troubled-trip-crowded-1974-k
California Chrome is early 5-2 favorite for Kentucky Derby

...California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby, drew the No. 11 post for...Bob Baffert, a three-time Derby winner with two starters...along the rail has won three Derbies since 2007.California Chrome...first female jockey to win the Derby. She was fifth last year with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-30/california-chrome-ea
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes repeats as Home Run Derby champ

...repeat winner of the All-Star Home Run Derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's...who went deep 32 times in last year's derby at Citi Field in New York. Gallego's...the $200-and-up price tags on the derby these days. The original form was actually...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/oaklands-yoenis-cespedes
Augusta GreenJackets outfielder could be strong derby participant

...League All-Star Game, and the thought of a possible Home Run Derby appearance has his manager excited.GreenJackets right fielder...Goff said. "I wish I was going to be there for the Home Run Derby. Hopefully, he'll be in it. That'd be a lot of fun to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-09/augusta-greenjackets-out