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Robert Samuels goes for Peak player of year honors

...season before he can claim senior division player of the year honors.Samuels has three...events.That would normally have locked up player of the year honors heading into this weekend's...Glen Hurt if he expects to win his first player of the year title.With 75 points for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-21/robert-samuels-goes-peak-pla
Serena Williams draws up-and-coming teen Taylor Townsend in opener at U.S. Open

...YORK - Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.The 32-year-old...major tournament.Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round at the French Open this year. She...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-21/serena-williams-draw
Minnesota's Maya Moore earns first WNBA MVP award

...first WNBA MVP award.Moore earned the league's most valuable player Thursday, hours before the Lynx opened their Western Conference...the people who have helped me in my journey as a basketball player. They should be recognized with this award. It means so much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-21/minnesotas-maya-moore-earns-first
New football helmets hope to make a dent in reducing concussions

...supposed to be the latest in head protection.A vocal proponent of player safety, Bielema is happy to be a part of the cutting edge...what we can do is try to reduce the forces of impact to the player's head. I think reducing those forces is unequivocally a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-21/new-football-helmets-hope
Bo Van Pelt takes lead at Barclays

...established himself anew as golf's No. 1 player with a wire-to-wire win at the British...Championship and become the third-youngest player with four majors."I wanted to enjoy...win tournaments."Mahan is the only player to compete in every playoff event since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-21/bo-van-pelt-takes-lead-barcl
Former Georgia star Tim Worley gives team hard-earned advice

...players on the Bulldogs before Thursday's practice, he spoke to a team that faced the distraction this offseason of seven player arrests."One of the things that we're seeing all across the nation when it comes to athletes is they're slowly sabotaging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-21/former-georgia-star-tim-w
Gamecocks' Mike Davis doesn't expect to miss opener against Texas A&M

...first-team, including Christion Jones as both an all-purpose player and return specialist.Coaches aren't allowed to vote for...against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-08-21/gamecocks-mike-davis-does
Hickory's Travis Demeritte shows impressive bat speed to lead league in home runs

...give me a better chance to be prepared."Multiple evaluators have labeled Demeritte a future Role 50 player, meaning a lesser everyday player. The swing-and-miss in his game could hinder his hitting potential if future adjustments aren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-21/hickorys-travis-demeritt
Pittsburgh takes advantage of Atlanta's late error

...home with a RBI groundout to first base and Snider scored on a wild pitch as Walden walked Neil Walker.Snider was the only player with a multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 and extending his hitting streak to 11 games.Cole lasted through seven and gave up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-20/pittsburgh-takes-advanta
NFL coaches making presence felt in the locker rooms

...whatever."Payton occasionally pops into the Saints' locker room to leave props such as a porcelain doll at a locker of a player he wants to exhibit more toughness. Sometimes Payton leaves a laminated card with an inspirational passage from a speech or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-21/nfl-coaches-making-presence-f