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Cleveland Browns fans turn out to see Johnny Manziel

...right knee during Friday's practice. PACKERS: Signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.Nelson posted career-highs of 85 catches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-26/cleveland-browns-fans-turn-ou
Final might be Alejandro Sabella's last game as Argentina's coach

...International Broadcast Center in Rio de Janeiro celebrating Brazil's loss with the staff of an Argentine television network. TOP PLAYER NOMINEES: Lionel Messi and Neymar are among the 10 players nominated for the award given to the World Cup's best player...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-11/final-might-be-aleja
Oakland Soldiers star can't save team from elimination at Nike Peach Jam

...forcing them up."Rabb said he has to rely on his instincts more if he is to live up the billing of being the country's top player."I have to stop thinking and just play the game," Rabb said. "Even though I've played well the past few games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-07-19/oakland-soldiers-star
US has World Cup fate in own hands against Portugal

...Patricio and forward Hugo Almeida are hurt. Defender Bruno Alves is banged up and uncertain.Ronaldo, the world's top player in 2008 and 2013, has been slowed by tendinitis in his left knee. He trained Saturday with a brace, and teammate Raul...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-21/us-has-world-cup-fat
Lakeside's Sam Dromsky dominant once again

...all get better, which as a team makes us better."It's that type of attitude that Burch loves to see out of his top player."If you could draw up an example of what you want a leader to be on a team, he would be it," Burch said.Dromsky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-06-18/lakesides-sam-dromsky
Former Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney out to deliver more big hits as a pro

...Houston, joining a team that features 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt.Clowney was already known as a top player before that hit in the Outback Bowl. But when he burst through the line and crashed into Vincent Smith, knocking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-09/former-gamecock-jadeveon-clow
UC Irvine drops Texas in CWS opener

...offense going. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kentucky two-way star A.J. Reed is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball.The Houston Astros' second-round draft pick hit a nation-leading 23 home runs and had a 12-2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-14/uc-irvine-drops-texas-cw
Creighton's Doug McDermott adds Wooden Award to player of the year list

...awards during college basketball's biggest weekend.McDermott won the Wooden Award on Friday, given to the game's top player as selected by the Los Angeles Ath letic Club. McDermott received his latest honor at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-04/creightons-doug-mcdermott
Linebacker Malcolm Smith named Super Bowl MVP

...joined Ray Lewis, of Baltimore in 2001, and Chuck Howley, of Dallas in 1971 as the only linebackers to be picked as the top player in a Super Bowl. Only eight of 48 Super Bowls have ended with a defensive player getting the honor; the last example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-02-02/linebacker-malcolm-smith-name
Hawks one step closer to major upset of Pacers

...able to play together and at a good pace."The run-at-every-chance Hawks are beating the Pacers even with their top player watching from the bench. Center Al Horford tore a pectoral muscle in late December, knocking him out for the rest of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-29/hawks-one-step-closer-major-u