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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defends Ray Rice ruling

...in a serious manner, and we're very confident that this young man understands where he is and what he needs to do going forward," Goodell said. SEAHAWKS: Running back Marshawn Lynch wanted $5 million more this season than the concessions he received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-01/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodel
John Wes Townley will be held out at Pocono

...recently signed a three-year contract extension.Biffle wants to prove he is RFR's top driver on and off the track."I look forward to kind of carrying the flag and leading this organization," Biffle said Friday at Pocono Raceway.Biffle has 19 career...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-01/john-wes-townley-will-be-h
Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

...disciplinary action, offered little in a statement."We have nothing to add to Dustin's statement, but we wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA Tour in the future," the tour said.Johnson is No. 16 in the world ranking with eight PGA Tour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-31/dustin-johnson-takes-leave-a
Ray Guy Award was boost for punter, Augusta Sports Council

...best."Thigpen pointed out that having Guy attend the banquet is an added plus that other awards don't have."We look forward to growing it and keep it going," she said. "It's great that Ray is still involved. And now we have a Hall of Famer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-01/ray-guy-award-was-boost-punte
Sergio Garcia fires 61, takes Bridgestone lead

...love to peak for next week. But at the same time, there's not a bad golf tournament now for about two months. Looking forward to the whole stretch."He didn't realize when he finished that Rose would have three shots to make up on Garcia starting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-01/sergio-garcia-fires-61-takes
Ravens' Ray Rice calls his actions 'totally inexcusable'

...Thursday, he dismissed the notion that he was provoked."I don't want to keep re-living the incident. I'm trying to move forward," he said. "What happened that night was a huge mistake, and that's what I'll keep it at. I don't condone any of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/ravens-ray-rice-calls-his-act
Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing charge of 'extreme' DUI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker was charged with 'extreme drunken driving' two...they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of forward Matt Barnes.Officer Michele Gigante says a Sacramento County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-07-29/suns-forward-pj-tucker-facing
Butler High School's new principal plans to move school forward

...all faculty and staff to the school June 10 for a two-day retreat.Mabray, however, insisted on calling the event a "forward," because "Butler Bulldogs never retreat," she said. It was her first gesture showing she was serious about changing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-07-27/butler-high-schools-new-p
Chiefs rookie Murray celebrating with brother and 'Bachelorette'

...excited," he said."My first time in Arrowhead Stadium, my first NFL experience. I'm looking forward to it."Even more than he's looking forward to seeing the finale of The Bachelorette."I still need to get it on iTunes or something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-30/chiefs-rookie-murray-celebrat
Ray Guy: That legendary leg

...the back point of the ball hit the screen. That tells me if I was a yard back, that thing would've went over."Fast forward five years. A day before Super Bowl XV at the Superdome, Oakland took the field for a light workout. Guy was speaking to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/ray-guy-legendary-leg