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Texas coach Charlie Strong isn't interested in discussing national championships

...we're not as bad as we used to be."Oklahoma coach Bo Stoops sounded hopeful about possibly adding two proven offensive players this season, and not having to wait until 2015 for former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and quarterback...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-22/texas-coach-charlie-stron
National title, realignment generate buzz around ACC

...Will it be Miami and Duke Johnson, who's coming back from a broken ankle yet still looks like the league's top offensive player not named Winston? Johnson rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns before breaking his ankle in the Florida State loss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-20/national-title-realignmen
Phillies in midst of tailspin

...3.8 per game).Domonic Brown, an All-Star last year who led the team with 27 homers, is one of the worst offensive players in the majors with a .586 OPS. He's also a defensive liability in left field. Revere has a poor on-base percentage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-30/phillies-midst-tailspin
Washington County's Gray headed to Georgia Tech

...starred at quarterback and defensive back on the Class AAA runner-up. He was even named the classification's offensive player of the year by the Georgia Sports Writers Association. In basketball, he helped Washington County reach the state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-03-11/washington-countys-gr
Jason Collins signs with Nets, becomes NBA's first openly gay player

...played, and also ranks in their top 10 in minutes played, and offensive rebounds and total rebounds. A limited offensive player, the Nets hope he still provides a presence defensively and on the boards."I know Jason Collins is a competitor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-23/jason-collins-signs-nets-beco
Manning named AP NFL Most Valuable Player, his 5th

...MVPs, Barry Bonds owns seven in baseball, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six in the NBA.He also took the AP's Offensive Player of the Year award for the second time. He leads the Broncos into Sunday's Super Bowl against Seattle.Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-02-01/manning-named-ap-nfl-most-val
Adjustments help Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor thrive

...is his ability to still be intimidating but do it within the framework of the NFL wanting to protect defenseless offensive players.It's a tricky line and one that Chancellor struggled with earlier in his career. But he's found a way to accomplish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-27/adjustments-help-seahawks-saf
Newberry: Can somebody please stop the SEC?

...the league's eighth consecutive national title.Once again, the SEC has an embarrassment of riches: the best offensive player (Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel), the best defensive player (South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-16/newberry-can-somebody-ple
For former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, Hall of Fame election a 'gigantic moment'

...outstanding hitters brings his White Sox career full circle," Reinsdorf said in a statement. "Frank is the greatest offensive player in White Sox history, a line drive hitter and on-base machine in a slugger's body. He now deservedly joins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-08/former-white-sox-slugger
Overtime

...Fielder in a trade with Detroit for second baseman Ian Kinsler, their primary leadoff hitter.Texas now gets the best offensive player left in free agency, with both additions to be under contract through the 2020 season.Choo's deal, worth about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-12-21/overtime