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49ers' Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

...team has five additional cuts to go before the deadline.News that Sam survived a round of cuts Friday was first reported by USA Today. FALCONS: Cut 12 players, including linebacker Yawin Smallwood, a seventh-round pick from Connecticut, and running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-29/49ersaldon-smith-suspended-ni
Daily, weekly fantasy football games raise legal questions

...in Illinois dismissed a lawsuit alleging day games were games of chance.A few of the bigger media players ? most notably USA Today and Sports Illustrated ? have gotten into the day-game business, seeing ample opportunity in an industry that drew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-25/daily-weekly-fantasy-football
Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival to move to new location

...spotlight entertainers in 1968, four years before the start of Fan Fair.It was Irving Waugh, chief executive officer of Opryland USA Inc. who also was the top person over the Grand Ole Opry and the Opryland Hotel, who worked with the Johnson sisters in creating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-26/ramblin-rhodes-oka-ch
Riders brave heat in test run at Wildwood Games

...an 80-kilometer or 50K route. While they were races in and of themselves, the 80K course was also a dry run for the 2015 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships."I think in terms of participation it far exceeded what we were expecting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-23/riders-brave-heat-te
Police using military-grade equipment concerns some Augusta-area residents

...gas-powered generators and finger print scanners. The vehicles, though, are a different story."I feel as a citizen in the USA, freedom is paramount and I shouldn't have to fear my police force," he said. "But when I see my local police force dressed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-23/police-using-military-
Being more inclusive with their schedules would help SEC and ACC

...albeit with the same divisional system)."We're going to get larger, we're going to play each other more," Delany told USA Today. "We want to be a conference."That alone is reason enough, but the changing college football landscape makes it even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-23/being-more-inclusive-thei
The Way We Were: Older Memories

...next day.For example, I was taught that Broad Street was second only to New Orleans' Canal Street in being the widest in the USA, from storefront on one side to storefront across the street. During the 1950s Broad was a thriving business district. Many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-24/way-we-were
Overtime

...sport's drug testing protocols. BasketballRose expects to be back tonightChicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose practiced for Team USA in a non-contact workout Thursday afternoon and intends to play in tonight's exhibition game against Puerto Rico at Mad ison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-21/overtime
Coach K, US team pay visit to West Point

...pretty awesome," All-Star guard Stephen Curry said.USA Basketball has prioritized its relationship with the military...who were in the stands. At one point, he even led a "USA! USA!" chant.It was clear how much Krzyzewski, who said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-18/coach-k-us-team-pay-visit-wes
Force won't bring justice

...force."I understand the community's anger, and protests are legitimate and in order," the Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote in USA Today. "But Michael Brown's family said things should not be made worse with looting and vandalism. That will only cloud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-15/force-wont-bring-just