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Alabama quarterback Jake Cocker out for a few days

...is expected to miss "several days" of practice. Saban didn't say when or how Coker was hurt.Coker is among the contenders to be Alabama's starting quarterback for the opener Sept. 5 against Wisconsin. He's battling redshirt freshman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-17/alabama-quarterback-jake-
Michaux: Evans native Brian Tillman climbing ranks in beach volleyball

...Taylor Crabbe, 21-12, 21-13, in the first round of the double-elimination event on Friday. Then later in the contender's bracket against 29th seeds Justin Phipps and Bill Strickland, Tillman and Rogers won the first game 21-19 but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-15/michaux-evans-native
Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

...Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap.One by one, fuel woes cost the contenders. But the pain at the pump for drivers pushing toward the finish line was the break Matt Kenseth needed to coast past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-02/matt-kenseth-stretches-his-f
Dustin Johnson moves past US Open letdown

...round, for sure, when the pressure will be on Spieth.And maybe not even on Sunday, when Johnson could be one of the contenders to upend Spieth and his chase for the third leg of the Grand Slam."I'm playing in the next two, so we'll have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-07-13/dustin-johnson-moves-past-us
Henrik Stenson leads by two at Bay Hill

...Stenson said. "But it's got to be done all over tomorrow."Rory McIlroy looked as though he would be among the contenders.The world's No. 1 player pulled to within one shot of the lead with his fourth birdie of the round on the 13th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-03-21/henrik-stenson-leads-two-bay
Changes might be coming for football conference championship games

...happened to Ohio State in the Big Ten championship last year.Now with four spots and a selection committee sizing up the contenders, there is more uncertainty about these showcase games."We always felt during the BCS era that there were years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-05/changes-might-be-coming-f
Playoff rankings unchanged at top

...the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.Texas Christian was fifth, Ohio State was sixth and Baylor seventh. The only team...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-25/playoff-rankings-unchange
Big Ten West setting up for wild finish

...alive in the division race with two weeks to go and, by chance, the November schedule set up as a round-robin for the contenders."As a league you couldn't ask for a better position to be in as far as everybody playing everybody that has a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-18/big-ten-west-setting-wild
Kenyan runners take titles at New York City Marathon

...with the aid of a pacemaker, very different from Sunday, when winds were gusting at more than 30 mph at the start. The contenders stuck to a slow pace."It was very tactical," Kipsang said. "So it was not easy."He finished in 2 hours, 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-11-02/kenyan-runners-take-
West Augusta group demands hearing on commissioner appointment

...We've got time ... You want to run it?" Smith said.Pittman said the alliance wants a public hearing on all the contenders before the full commission, and will request one formally in a letter to the commission Tuesday.Mayor-elect Hardie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-22/west-augusta-group-deman