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Browns' Josh Gordon has appeal denied, is suspended for 2014 season

...other club functions. PANTHERS: Cam Newton expects to be ready for the team's Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay."There's no doubt in my mind," Newton said Wed nesday.Carolina's fourth-year quarterback is recovering from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-27/browns-josh-gordon-has-appeal
Falcons, Jaguars trying to finalize offensive line spots

...waiting for Meester to retire, but he sailed two shotgun snaps over Chad Henne's head in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay and then got handled inside the following week at Chicago."I try to stay positive," Brewster said. "I don't see...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-27/falcons-jaguars-trying-finali
Atlanta Falcons haven't filled all their starting spots

...another opportunity to start.Carimi, a first-round pick by the Bears in 2011, has 19 career starts with Chicago and Tampa Bay. He signed with the Falcons as a free agent.Smith said all three candidates at the nickel back spot used on passing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-26/atlanta-falcons-havent-filled
Rams' Sam Bradford to miss season with torn ACL

...but expects the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback will be ready for Carolina's Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay."I do" expect he'll play, Rivera said. "But he has to get past the soreness. Then we will see how he starts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-24/rams-sam-bradford-miss-season
Gamecocks, Aggies to feature many new faces

...several starters to the NFL.Along with Manziel's selection by Cleveland, standout receiver Mike Evans was taken by Tampa Bay and guard Jake Matthews went to Atlanta.Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said to expect a heavy rotation of players as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-25/gamecocks-aggies-feature-
Ryan sharp, but Falcons fall to Titans in preseason

...cruciate ligament in his knee. BILLS: Rookie receiver Sammy Watkins was ruled out of Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.Watkins, a former Clemson star, had been very limited in practice since bruising his ribs in a 19-16 loss at Pittsburgh...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-23/ryan-sharp-falcons-fall-titan
NFL coaches making presence felt in the locker rooms

...interest in the locker room."Some coaches pass through the locker room only occasionally ? Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay's Lovie Smith ? while some are regular visitors, stopping to chat with players and socialize with them on their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-21/nfl-coaches-making-presence-f
For girls in baseball, Little League not the end

...Chelsea Baker, a 17-year-old high school knuckleball pitcher from Florida, recently threw batting practice to the Tampa Bay Rays and another woman is pitching in the NCAA.Davis, a 13-year-old, has been dominant leading up to the series...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-14/girls-baseball-little-le
Rob Manfred chosen to succeed Bud Selig as baseball commissioner

...teams put written ballots into envelopes, keeping their choices secret, from team official speeches it was evident that Tampa Bay's Stuart Sternberg and Milwaukee's Mark Attanasio likely switched, the person said.Manfred's total dropped to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-14/rob-manfred-chosen-succe
Falcons' Antone Smith likely to see more touches this season

...said.Smith rushed for two touchdowns despite having only five carries in 2013. He had a 50-yard touchdown run at Tampa Bay and a 38-yard scoring run Dec. 1 at Buffalo.Coach Mike Smith was won over by the two 2013 touchdown runs and said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-11/falcons-antone-smith-likely-s