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Wrist injury to keep Rafael Nadal from defending U.S. Open title

...champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three...that time he expected to return for the U.S. Open.Instead, he's the fourth man in the Open era, which began in 1968, to decline to try...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-18/wrist-injury-keep-ra
Serena Williams finally breaks through at Western & Southern Open

...6-1 on Sunday in the Western & Southern Open for a personal breakthrough. She'd never...level that can take me to the (U.S. Open) title. I still have a lot of work to...the only loss coming at the Australian Open this year.Although their last three matches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-17/serena-williams-fina
Home Depot second quarter profit climbs 14 percent

...percent, to $86.12 before the market open.Revenue climbed nearly 6 percent to...of $23.57 billion.Sales at stores open at least a year, a key gauge of a retailer's...increased 6.4 percent.Sales at stores open at least a year excludes results from stores...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-19/home-depot-2q-prof
$6 million changes planned for historic Partridge Inn in Augusta

...operate temporarily on a new schedule, open only for breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch...Hotels Group. His Holiday Inn Resort will open on Jekyll Island later this year.NorthPointe...hotels, handles Patton's soon-to-open Holiday Inn Resort and his Hilton Garden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-19/6-million-c
Overtime

...Dec. 2, 1975. He also worked 270 playoff games.TennisDjokovic seeded No. 1 at US Open Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-19/overtime
Georgia's Collin Barber seeks to reclaim punting job

...Barber said.Coach Mark Richt has said Barber has the lead over Adam Erickson as the No. 1 punter as the Bulldogs prepare to open the season against Clemson on Aug. 30.Barber didn't play in the final two regular season games last season against Kentucky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-19/georgias-collin-barber-se
Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo draws champs, fans from afar

...this Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 22-23.The Lazy J is located 10 miles west of Edgefield on S.C. Highway 23. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.Participants will compete in saddle bronc, bareback bronc, calf roping, barrel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-19/sandy-oaks-ninth-annu
Army official addresses leaders at private meeting

...Director Thom Tuckey, who circulated an e-mail to community stakeholders encouraging attendance, said the meeting was not open to the media."This is a tremendous opportunity for the community to show its support of Ft. Gordon and our concern for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-19/army-official-addresses-lead
Chicago stays alive, eliminates Pearland from Little League World Series

...before Marquis Jackson relieved him in the sixth.Chicago backed its starter with two three-run innings.Jackson singled to open the scoring in the first inning, driving in Pierce Jones, who went 0 for 2 with a walk. A Pearland error and fielder's choice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-19/chicago-stays-alive-elim
Hunter Mahan wants to stay in hunt for stretch drive

...to East Lake.He hasn't won a tournament since the Shell Houston Open in 2012, one week before the Masters Tournament. His last good chance to win was at the Canadian Open just over a year ago, when Mahan had the 36-hole lead and withdrew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-19/hunter-mahan-wants-stay-hunt