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Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali knows doping suspicions still loom

...doping cases. Last year's Giro d'Italia was tarnished by three positive tests while in the 2010 Vuelta Nibali's runner-up, Ezequiel Mosquera, later tested positive for a masking agent that can hide blood-booster EPO.But on the rest day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-21/tour-de-france-leade
Big names running out of time to lock up spots in Ryder Cup

...sewing up a few spots on the team. Rickie Fowler, a runner-up at Hoylake, moved up to No. 3 and locked up a spot...the British Open and Sergio Garcia, of Spain, was a runner-up. And just like that, there are no Americans among the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-22/big-names-running-out-time-l
South Carolina basketball, Martin embark on community outreach to increase season ticket sales

...building is packed, as when 15,303 people filled the arena March 1 for the 72-67 victory over eventual national runner-up Kentucky.If the Gamecocks are to have long-term success, "we need everyone's help," Martin said.Martin has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-22/south-carolina-basketball
McIlroy finds what once was lost at British Open

...all the close major calls in the Spaniard's 61 major starts, this effort was his most positive since his charging runner-up as a teenage rookie at 1999 PGA.BOGEY: R&A. Most people differ with my thoughts here, but the decision to tee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-22/mcilroy-finds-what-once-was-
Buck is homegrown pick

...His strength in each of these is undeniable.Mike won the most votes in the Republican primary, but must now face the runner-up in Tuesday's runoff. I hope you will support our former Columbia County graduate and educator as we help to elect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-21/buck-homegrown-pick
McIlroy triumphs at British Open

...Garcia pulled within two shots with four holes to play, but troubles on No. 15 ended his hopes. He shot 66 and was runner-up in a major for the fourth time.Fowler, playing in the final group for the second straight major, didn't do anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-20/mcilroy-triumphs-british-ope
Tiger Woods still thinks he belongs on US Ryder Cup team

...failed to overcome a big deficit, and settled for the runner-up spot.This one came with a pretty good consolation prize...Fowler said Sunday, not long after accepting the runner-up plate, "because it was such a great week." MICKELSON'S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-20/tiger-woods-still-thinks-he-
McIlroy triumphs at British Open

...back into the sand. He made bogey, and two birdies over the final three holes were not enough. Garcia shot 66 and was runner-up in a major for the fourth time."I think that we gave it a good effort," Garcia said. "And there was someone a...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/latest-news/mcilroy-triumphs-british-open
Shad Tuten, Doug Faulkner are city amateur golf leaders

...It's been a while, and I've practiced hard for the past year," said the 22-year-old Tuten, who has three runner-up finishes since he won here last year.Tuten, a former Elberton, Ga., resident who now lives in Savannah, Ga...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/amateur-golf/2014-07-19/shad-tuten-doug
Tiger Woods makes 'a lot of mistakes' en route to 73

...Darren Clarke has only two top 10s in the three years since he won the British Open at Royal St. George's ? a runner-up against a weak field in China, and a tie for eighth in the Australian PGA Championship.He gave himself a chance for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-19/tiger-woods-makes-lot-mistak