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Trainer's trio of trotters head Hambletonian field

...Trainer Jimmy Takter exudes confidence in his trio of trotters heading into the...Takter sends out the first three choices in the stakes for 3-year-olds, starting...Should Father Patrick, the winner of 15 in a row, unexpectedly falter, Takter is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-01/trainers-trio-trotters-head-hambl
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defends Ray Rice ruling

...against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his...consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter."Goodell stressed that the...violence arrest."We've dealt with it in a serious manner, and we're very confident...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-01/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodel
Ukraine, Russia spar over fate of Crimean clubs

...and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams...Simferopol ? will leave Ukrainian soccer and play in the second division south, part of the Russian league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-01/ukraine-russia-spar-
Big discounts help US auto sales sizzle, with best July sales since 2006

...discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler...Corp.Automakers typically offer deals in the summer to clear out inventory before cars from the new model year arrive in the fall. But July's discounts were unusually...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-08-01/big-discount
Palace Malice's streak is on the line at Whitney

...Palace Malice is poised to turn a corner in today's Whitney Handicap that could lead...very exclusive neighborhood.Since 1950, in what was once referred to as "the handicap...Cigar ? have managed to run the table in a season consisting of a goodly number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-01/palace-malices-streak-line-whitne
Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent guard Jerryd Bayless

...Bayless calls him a "once-in-a-generation" player."He's a young coach, but he's been in the league a long time," Bayless said.Bayless was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 11th pick in the 2008 draft. He was traded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-07-31/milwaukee-bucks-sign-free-age
Nick Watney leads in Reno

RENO, Nev. - Nick Watney made nine birdies Thursday in a bogey-free round in the Barracuda Championship to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event.Watney earned 18 points at Montreux Golf and Country...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-31/nick-watney-leads-reno
Gamecocks ranked 9th, Georgia 12th, Clemson 16th in football coaches' poll

Georgia landed in the top 15 in the preseason college football coaches' poll for the third straight season.The Bulldogs checked in at No. 12 Thursday when the Amway Coaches Poll was released.Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-07-31/gamecocks-ranked-9th-geor
Aiken suspect nabbed in Philadelphia

An Aiken County robbery suspect is in custody after being caught by police in Philadelphia.Marvin Barefield, 25, was identified by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office as a suspect in the May 15 armed robbery of Mini Shop, 2345 Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-31/aiken-suspect-nabbed-p
Ownership of Rockwood plant up in air

Huntsman said in its earnings report the other day that it is still waiting for...is OK with the buyout.Huntsman officials believe the hurdle in Europe will be crossed some time in the third quarter, which has August and September remaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2014-08-01/ownership-ro