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Drug testing, power arms contribute to decline in home runs

...would be very elite."For most players, even 30 seems to be too tough a mark to be considered a power hitter."It's lower than that," Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "I think 20 is the new benchmark - 30 is elite power."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-27/drug-testing-power-arms-
Wild pull away from Flames, boost playoff hopes

...start since joining Minnesota and 34th overall, tying Antti Niemi for the most consecutive starts in the NHL since 2010-11.Josh Jooris and Markus Granlund scored for Calgary, 2-3-2 in its past seven. Making his fifth consecutive start, Karri Ramo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-03-27/wild-pull-away-flames-boos
Of Mutual Interest: Muni bond returns to be more muted

...even after the Fed hikes rates, long-term rates could continue to stay low given how weak inflation is. That's one reason Josh Gonze, a portfolio manager at Thornburg Investment Management, is staying neutral on interest rates and refraining from leaning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/mutual-interest-muni-bond-
Friday's high school sports results

...Stewart-Austin Dayton (G) def. Humberto Garduno-Carson Clarke 8-0; Jonathan Francisco-Rahul Chawla (G) def. Micheal Chanin-Josh Hill 8-0. Record: Greenbrier 8-4. RICHMOND ACADEMY 5, EVANS 0Singles: Guitton (R) def. Kostromin 6-2, 6-0; Fisher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-03-27/fridays-high-school-s
Arizona eyes revenge in rematch with Wisconsin

...to the Final Four," York said. "We're extra amped."Ditto the Badgers, who include title-hungry seniors Kaminsky, Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson and Duje Dukan."We know they've added some pieces, but at the same time we're better than we...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-27/arizona-eyes-revenge-rema
Sports | The Augusta Chronicle

...Kristie Rieken By Paul Newberry By Scott Rouch By Kurt Voigt By Beth Harris By John Wawrow By Tim Price By Josh Dubow By Charles Odum Thursday, March 26, 2015 Tiger Woods made it official Friday: He will not play in next week's...

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Big first inning lifts Braves past Pirates

...Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Thursday.Johnson's homer was just fair down the left-field line.Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rod riguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings.Atlanta's Jonny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-26/big-first-inning-lifts-b
Georgia 'religious freedom' bill stalls in committee

...on the panel "not to do something which will cause several of us to have to vote no."Opponents of the measure from Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, have pushed for anti-discrimination language to ensure the bill could not be used as legal cover for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/georgia-religious-freedo
Federal agency proposes new rules on payday loans

WASHINGTON - The Consumer Financial Pro­tection Bureau proposed rules Thursday to protect Ameri­cans from stumbling into what it calls a "debt trap."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/federal-agency-proposes-ne
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON - Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/fewer-americans-filed-unem