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San Diego Padres shore up their offense with trades

In a dizzying series of trades in just more than a week, new San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller has revamped the worst offense in the major leagues by adding Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-19/san-diego-padres-shore-t
Jeff Gordon deserves recognition for bounce-back season

...Fame driver Bill Elliott, had a breakout year in the Nationwide Series, winning both the overall championship and rookie of the year at the same time. He will make limited Sprint Cup starts next year as Hendrick Motorsports continues to groom him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-12-17/jeff-gordon-deserves-recog
Path to major leagues could get easier for Cuban baseball players

Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-17/path-major-leagues-could
John Daly has week to remember

John Daly hasn't had a week like this in some time. Not only did he win, he got engaged.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-12-09/john-daly-has-week-remember
Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson named ACC Coach of the Year by peers

...Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya as league and offensive rookie of the year; and Virginia safety Quin Blanding as defensive rookie of the year.Beasley was joined on the first team by teammates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-12-10/georgia-techs-paul-johnso
Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson named ACC Coach of the Year

...overall rookie award and 33 in offensive rookie voting.Virginia safety Quin Blanding is the league's defensive rookie of the year.Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson finished third in overall (seven votes) and second in (10) voting for offense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-02/georgia-techs-paul-johnso
Islanders edge Senators in OT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Thomas Hickey set up a third-period goal and scored 3:06 into overtime as the New York Islanders started December with a victory.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-12-02/islanders-edge-senators-ot
Overtime

Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was named Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year. He scored seven goals during the regular season and had one against Vancouver.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-24/overtime
Red Sox make offer to Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, according to the Boston Globe.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-22/red-sox-make-offer-pablo-sandoval
Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

...while Sale receives $80,000 and gets a $1.5 million boost in his 2019 team option to $15 million.Kluber played in college at Stetson, leaving one season before Jacob deGrom arrived. On Monday, deGrom was chosen NL Rookie of the Year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-12/clayton-kershaw-corey-kl