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Oilers, No. 1 overall draft pick Connor McDavid agree on deal

...and hopefully be the kind of player he's always envisioned he...O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52...a trade that involved five players during the first round of the...ice time.The sixth-year player has 90 goals and 246 points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-07-03/oilers-no-1-overall-draft-
John Smoltz defied odds by making Hall of Fame after Tommy John surgery

...three weeks he'll be unique ? the only player enshrined to have undergone Tommy John...Tech star, is proof that other position players are vulnerable, too.The ulnar collateral...specialization. When they're young baseball players, they have fatigue factors and get hurt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-02/john-smoltz-defied-odds-
Defending women's champ Petra Kvitova rolling at Wimbledon

LONDON - Defending champion Petra Kvitova keeps steamrolling opponents at Wimbledon.The Czech player joined the growing list of favorites to earn straight-forward victories in the second round by beating Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-0...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-02/defending-womens-cha
Former Josey basketball coach Bernard Morgan dies

...said Reggie Cofer, a star player from the title team...remembers, Morgan told his players to just sit down and get rest. Morgan knew his players hadn't played their best...reunited with his former players, the conversations would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-07-02/former-josey-basketba
Clemson trying to fill voids after rocky off-season in football

...teams.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.He was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-07-02/clemson-trying-fill-voids
All-Star Dwyane Wade to return to Miami Heat

...big-market suitors like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.The deal is for three years and $50 million. He has a player option on the final year of the deal that will allow the 25-year-old to become a free agent again in two years if he chooses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-07-02/all-star-dwyane-wade-return-m
Michaux: Sports voices prominent on flag issue

...embarrassed" him to see flying during football pregames. It remains a hurdle in recruiting."The South Carolina football team, players and coaches strongly support Governor Haley's decision to remove the flag from the capitol," Spurrier tweeted last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-07-02/michaux-sports-voic
Augusta native Lindsay Crute's passion for rowing is taking her places

...top lightweight rowers during her two years on campus."She has an amazing work ethic and she's really been a great team player," he said. "Everyone on the team just loves her to death, and whenever she's around we're going faster."Teammate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-02/augusta-native-linds
Chargers' Antonio Gates suspended for four games

...with felony assault and battery on a UCLA intern and an assistant football coach during a dispute over the singer's son, a player for the Bruins.UCLA police arrested Combs on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-07-02/chargers-antonio-gates-su
Women's World Cup expansion showed sport's lack of depth

...they need to make sure they have better leagues, better player development, better national team plans with more games and...direct result of the team's success."We have the talented players. The problem African nations face is preparation," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-02/womens-world-cup-expansion-showed