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North Augusta shuts out Midland Valley in second half in win

North Augusta scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to beat Midland Valley 44-21 on Friday night.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-29/north-august
Tony Stewart returning to competition at Atlanta after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-28/tony-stewart-returning-com
Williams sisters earn doubles victory at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Playing doubles for the first time since her odd, three-game appearance at Wimbledon, Serena Williams teamed with older sister Venus to win a match at the U.S. Open.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-28/williams-sisters-ear
As stocks rise, investors question if it's time to cash out

NEW YORK - Is it time to cash out of stocks? With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-29/stocks-rise-investors-ques
Atlanta police officer arrested in woman's death

...Customs and Border Protection.Vernicia Woodard was shot Friday in the city of Hapeville after meeting Rana in person for the first time, Hapeville Police told WGCL-TV in Atlanta. Authorities told the TV station that Rana is charged with murder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-28/atlanta-police-officer-arrest
Serena Williams rolls after rough start in U.S. Open match

NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-28/serena-williams-roll
Gamecocks clobbered by Aggies in opener

COLUMBIA - The No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies scored early and often as they handed the No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks the worst home defeat in the Steve Spurrier era with a 52-28 thrashing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-28/gamecocks-clobbered-aggie
Maria Sharapova digs deep to win in the U.S. Open second round

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the U.S. Open.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/maria-sharapova-digs
Venus Williams makes it to the third round of the U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams reached the tournament's third round for the first time since 2010, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday night.The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/venus-williams-makes
Georgia State ends 16-game losing streak on late field goal

ATLANTA - Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-27/georgia-state-ends-16-gam