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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
Jimmie Johnson ready to return to top

...four races, had 11 top-five runs and 20 top-10s.Johnson wasn't that far off last year. He was knocked out in the Contender Round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, when the field drops from 12 to eight.So that's why Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-19/jimmie-johnson-ready-retur
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
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali keeps yellow jersey in Tour de France

...for a win, he added. "It's a big relief for us."The top of the standings didn't change, as most of the contenders for victory in the three-week race trailed close behind the muscular Greipel. He was not a challenger for the overall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-10/italys-vincenzo-niba
Atlanta Falcons haven't filled all their starting spots

...back in their final preseason game.Coach Mike Smith said there is no "clarity" at those spots, though he likes the contenders. He's also hoping to find his No. 2 quarterback as he holds out some established starters in Thursday night's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-26/atlanta-falcons-havent-filled
Carl Edwards' maneuver at Kansas yet to be forgotten

...be ? but this place is just special.''Sunday's race, Charlotte (N.C.) and Talladega (Ala.) make up the Contender Round, with a win Sunday by one of the 12 remaining Chase competitors guaranteeing a berth in the Eliminator Round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-04/carl-edwards-maneuver-kans