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Rickie Fowler brushes off poll results listing him as overrated

...even know it was there. STRICKER STREAK: Steve Stricker arrived at The Players Championship with a little rust and a lot of irritation.Even when he's recovering from hip surgery, and even with his limited schedule, Stricker hates missing the cut. That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-07/rickie-fowler-brushes-poll-r
Contractor ends pact with airport in Aiken

...Huggins. Mr. Mitchell cited calls concerning the repair of the airport's ceilometer, which he said were unnecessary irritations. The device uses a laser to measure how close dense cloud banks are to the ground. According to Robert E. Woods, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/03/met_316664.shtml
Metro
Emotions will run high at Martinsville in first short track race of the season

...doughnuts ? on the doors. They also will have dented fenders and crumpled bumpers.Drivers will finish with a high level of irritation."That is what makes this fun," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. "I think as drivers we enjoy getting scrappy out there and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-28/emotions-will-run-high-mar
Nerve weakness in shoulder sidelines Cardinals' Carpenter

Chris Carpenter has nerve irritation that has caused weakness in his pitching shoulder and the St. Louis Cardinals' ace will be sidelined indefinitely.The Cardinals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-03-23/nerve-weakness-shoulder-
Jackets' coach eager to prove skeptics wrong

Will it work? The question is an endless source of both amusement and irritation for Paul Johnson. In the soundtrack of the new Georgia Tech football coach's life, it is the refrain that simply won't stop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/27/gat_471032.shtml
Georgia Tech
Mayweather not around to find out he's no longer star of his own card

LAS VEGAS -- Much to the irritation of his promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't show up at a press conference to promote his lightweight title fight Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/06/oth_362689.shtml
Other sports
Haunted house parking plan gets initial OK

...on Monday approved a 200-car parking area behind the Plantation Blood haunted house in south Augusta, to the continued irritation of some neighbors who turned out to protest the decision.Visitors have been parking at the 2.69-acre Wallie Drive tract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-10-01/haunted-house-parking-pl
Pettitte is back in action

...pitches during a bullpen session Friday, two days after he was scratched from his scheduled start because of minor muscle irritation on the outside of his throwing elbow. The left-hander is scheduled to start Monday against Boston. He had a long-toss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/15/bas_191080.shtml
Baseball
Watching squirrels defended

...my (unsuccessful) battles with the squirrels over my backyard bird feeder. Many of you share my dilemma, as well as my irritation with squirrels. Others, however, did not. Virginia Lee Shields of Augusta took time to write a very nice letter, only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/10/met_230562.shtml
Metro
Improved arthritis drug to sell big

...arthritis may get relief from a new class of pain relievers called cox-2 inhibitors. The drugs promise to eliminate the stomach irritation caused by arthritis medications now on the market. At least three companies -- G.D. Searle, Merck & Co. and Glaxo-Wellcome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/27/bus_240155.shtml
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