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Clemson trying to fill voids after rocky off-season in football

...The absence of Lakip long term might be the most troubling for the Tigers.Lakip, a senior this season, is the only player on the roster to have kicked in a game. He was third in Atlantic Coast Conference with 21 field goals last season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-07-02/clemson-trying-fill-voids
John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be unique ? the only player enshrined to have undergone Tommy John surgery.Likely, he won't be the last."That's pretty doubtful that he would be the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-02/john-smoltz-defied-odds-
Carli Lloyd still making big plays for US women's soccer team

...2008 Beijing Olympics, and scored both U.S. goals in the 2012 London Olympics final against Japan. She's the only player to score the winning goals in consecutive Olympic finals.Now comes Germany, and Lloyd certainly has the chance to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-28/carli-lloyd-still-making-big-play
Jordan Spieth's caddie Michael Grelle is well-versed in Chambers Bay

...awaits him this week at the U.S. Open."I have a chance to make history in many ways," said Spieth, 21, the only player with a chance to sweep all four of golf's major championships during the 2015 calendar year. "You can't win a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-06-17/jordan-spieths-caddie-michae
LeBron James says Cavs have "enough to win it" despite deficit

...surgeries, sparking debate about whether he deserves to be the finals MVP ? win or lose. Jerry West (1969) is the only player to win MVP honors for a losing team.Cleveland's supporting cast isn't pulling its weight. The Cavs got early...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-06-15/lebron-james-says-cavs-have-e
Braves: Prospect notes on Sanchez, Davidson, others

...chance is there to stay in left field, though. If he doesn't, his only other spot is first base. He's not a bat-only player because he could have the chance to play either left or first, but he's definitely a bat-first guy. If the hit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-06-14/braves-prosp
Washington Nationals draft former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera's son

...manager Joe Girardi said, adding that it's "a big day for the young man and for 'Big Mo.'"Rivera wasn't the only player with baseball bloodlines taken during the second day of the draft.Missouri State outfielder Tate Matheny, son of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-09/washington-nationals-dra
Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings

...harboring resentment toward the league and the team for the convoluted way his discipline unfolded.Peterson was the only player absent from the voluntary practices last week, prompting speculation that a prolonged holdout could be in the works...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-06-02/adrian-peterson-returns-minne
Djokovic is denied title in Paris by Wawrinka

...pursuit of a title in Paris ignores that others, such as Wawrinka, are just as intent to win."It feels like I'm the only player who wants to win this trophy, and nobody wants to win it as much as I do," Djokovic said. "This is completely untrue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-07/djokovic-denied-title-paris-wawri
Young Tampa Bay is out to end Chicago's run in the Stanley Cup Finals

...there."While the Blackhawks' roster is dominated by two-time champions, Valtteri Filppula is the Lightning's only player with a Stanley Cup ring.Most of Chicago's stars are still largely in their primes, but Tampa Bay has the youngest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-06-02/young-tampa-bay-out-end-ch