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Striker Mario Balotelli's header leads Italy past England

MANAUS, Brazil - With one nod of his head, Mario Balotelli gave Italy a 2-1 win over England and put the four-time champions in position to go far at the World Cup.The often...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-14/striker-mario-balotellis-header-l
Germany tops Argentina in extra time, wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't...entirely to script, according to Germany coach Joachim Loew."I said to Mario Goetze, 'OK, show to the world that you're better than Messi and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-13/germany-tops-argentina-extra
MLS All-Stars looking to put on 'exciting' show against Bayern Munich

...last season, Bayern Munich brings six players from the German national team that won the World Cup this summer, including Mario Goetze and Thomas Mueller. But coach Pep Guardiola said not to expect them to play more than about 15 minutes apiece.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-05/mls-all-stars-lookin
Panthers unsure if quarterback Cam Newton will play vs. Bills

...want to make sure he's ready to roll and he can protect himself."Rivera might have bad memories of Bills defensive end Mario Williams. Williams had 4½ sacks in Buffalo's regular season Week 2 win last season over Carolina.Rivera said Derek Ander...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-07/panthers-unsure-if-quarterbac
Braves, Giants system report: July 14-21

...Braves AA: 3-6, RBI, SB Kyle Kubitza, Braves AA: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB Luke Dykstra, Braves GCL: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI Mario Lisson, Giants AA: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI Brandon Bednar, Giants A+: 3-5 Travious Relaford, Giants SS: 3-5, 2B, RBI...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-07-22/braves-giant
Austria's Mario Matt wins men's slalom at Olympics

...brutal."Five of the top eight skiers in the opening leg failed to even finish the second.Leave it to 34-year-old Mario Matt to handle the tough gates and soft snow better than anyone. The Austrian veteran added a safe second run to his fantastic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-22/austrias-mario-matt-wins
German's fans welcome World Cup champions home

...incredibly tough one in the end. But we're incredibly happy to be here with the fans now."At a stage set up at the gate, Mario Goetze, who scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Argentina in Sunday's final, was greeted with deafening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-15/germans-fans-welcome
LeBron James announces return to Cleveland

...went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB," James told SI. "We made sacrifices to keep UD. I loved becoming a big bro to (Mario Chalmers). I believed we could do something magical if we came together. And that's exactly what we did! The hardest thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/returning-cleveland-lebron-j
Germany enjoys fruits of grand plan

...you can expect anything from him," Loew said of the 36-year-old striker. Klose has been noncommittal on his future.Mario Goetze, who scored the match winner in the final with superb control and technique, is 22 and at the start of a promising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-14/germany-enjoys-fruit
Braves rough up Phillies

...felt like I could kind of take the game over, and that's what I was able to do."After the rain delay, Phillies reliever Mario Hollands gave up two runs in the sixth on Andrelton Simmons' bases-loaded walk and Freddie Freeman's RBI single.Philadelphia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-20/braves-rough-phillies