GreenJackets pitcher winds up on unusual path

Augusta GreenJackets reliever Tyler Cyr didn't start pitching until college and was discovered by scouts at a unique Florida university.
By David Lee

Cycling's attention turns to North America

Now that the Tour de France is over, the spotlight in cycling is shifting to North America.
By Dave Skretta

Resurgent Phillies rout Braves

PHILADELPHIA - Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.
By Rob Maaddi

Ishikawa leads in Virginia

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Ryo Ishikawa, who was even par for the day before he birdied the last three holes at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Ishikawa had 68 to reach 11-under and take a one-shot lead in the Quicken Loans Classic.
By Ben Nuckols

Busch takes pole for Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first.
By Dan Gelston

Automated strike zone in baseball could signal new era

Supermicro computers at a ballpark in California called balls and strikes in what is believed to be the first time in professional baseball an umpire didn't handle those duties.
By Janie McCauley

Olympics returning to Beijing in 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has played host to both the winter and summer games. 
By Stephen Wilson

Braves trade Wood, 2 others

ATLANTA -- The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their pitching staff, acquiring Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from the Atlanta Braves and Mat Latos from the Miami Marlins and in a 13-player deal.

Georgia No. 9 in coaches poll

Georgia will begin the 2015 football season exactly where it ended the 2014 season - ranked No. 9 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
By Marc Weiszer

Cal Stars rout Gym Rats for title

The Cal Stars bounced back from an early deficit to rout the Indy Lady Gym Rats in the Nike Nationals Championship on Thursday at Riverview Park.
By David Lee

Michaux: Teen's next leap is on big stage

Rahmeer Carter, 14, qualified for the maximum four events in the AAU Junior Olympics, which will take place Aug. 3-8 at Norfolk State University in Virginia.
By Scott Michaux

Lion's death puts hunters in crosshairs

The malice and hatred toward hunters – and all things hunting – has spread into late-night comedy monologues, CNN and National Public Radio. It has “trended” across Twitter and Facebook, becoming one of the biggest news stories in the world.

Wilson, Seahawks agree on extension

Russell Wilson agreed to an an $87.6 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks.

New Falcons coach shows off high-energy style

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.
By Charles Odum

Rousey welcomes latest challenge

Challenges don't scare Ronda Rousey, who decided to take on foe Bethe Correia on Correia's home turf.
By Greg Beacham

Mets acquire Cespedes in deadline deal

The New York Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit on Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes.

American Pharoah won't be the only speed horse in Haskell

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah makes his return to the racing wars Sunday afternoon in the nine-furlong Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, a race that has been dominated in recent years by his conditioner, Bob Baffert.
By Bill Marshall

Bowyer faces uncertain future

Clint Bowyer is ready to press on at Pocono Raceway in the wake of an ownership shake-up that leaves the veteran driver with an uncertain future.

Pettersen leads Women's British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - The second day of the Women's British Open belonged to Suzann Pettersen.


In Rome, Ga., Dylan Davis hit a solo homer and Mark Reyes pitched seven innings of one-run ball as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Rome Braves.

Sports Tweets

Follow our sports writers at the games on Twitter:

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 
Search Augusta jobs