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Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together.

May 06, 2017 | Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad, UGA golfer Spencer Ralston earns SEC All-Freshman Team honors

University of Georgia men's golfer and Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston landed on the SEC All-Freshman Team, the league announced Wednesday.

May 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano claims Monster Energy Series victory at Richmond

Joey Logano pulled away after a restart with about 20 laps to go to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.

April 30, 2017 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville graduate Deshaun Watson picked 12th overall by the Houston Texans in NFL draft

Deshaun Watson is the newest quarterback for the Houston Texans.

April 28, 2017 | Kristie Rieken Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson’s high school coaches say NFL teams that pass on him will ‘regret it’

Michael Perry plans to be in the stands for Deshaun Watson's NFL debut. He'll probably find out Thursday night what city that game will be in as Watson is likely to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

April 26, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Sergio Garcia wins in playoff at the Masters for first major victory

Sergio Garcia finally showed he has what it takes to win a major, and he has a green jacket to prove it.

April 09, 2017 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Teeing Off: My walk through the final holes of 2017 Masters

"Sergio's done."

April 09, 2017 | Vince Johnson For The Times | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson slips past Logano late for Monster Energy Series win in Texas

Jimmie Johnson got his first win of the season, going from the back for the field to Victory Lane on Sunday at a Texas track that has changed since his first six wins there.

April 09, 2017 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Teeing off from the Masters: Is Jordan Spieth the new Tiger?

He's not as physically imposing, as brash or the least bit polarizing. He doesn't pound drives past the field, and his swing feels less than effortlessly fluid.

April 08, 2017 | Vince Johnson vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Staff sports picks


Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

AUGUSTA - Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to wonder if maybe the golfing gods are finally on his side after all these years.

April 08, 2017 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ageless Fred Couples enters weekend near top of Masters leaderboard

AUGUSTA - Decades often converge at Augusta National Golf Club. In many ways, the week is a throwback – a world without cell phones and with a great deal of personal interaction.

April 07, 2017 | By Vince Johnson vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Staff sports picks


Despite windy weather, gratitude abounds during opening round of the Masters

AUGUSTA - The wind gusts at Augusta National's Amen Corner on Thursday ripped hats off the heads of patrons. Golfers stepped away from their balls three and four times, often bringing the pace of play to a halt. Bathroom lines were moving even slower.

April 06, 2017 | By Vince Johnson vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Staff sports picks


Predictions and More: Ranking the 2017 Masters Tournament

MOST LIKELY STORYLINES FOR THE TOURNAMENT

April 05, 2017 | Vince Johnson vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Staff sports picks


Five things to know: Masters week

Pimento cheese perfection. A color wheel of spring. Loads of golf fans ascending to the grab the check mark on their bucket list.

April 05, 2017 | Vince Johnson vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Staff sports picks


The Masters: Augusta National shuts down again because of stormy weather

AUGUSTA- With severe storms bearing down on Augusta National, the club has been shut down for the second time this week.

April 05, 2017 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Former Gainesville High catcher Michael Curry named First-Team All-SEC as a sophomore with Georgia

Michael Curry never took into account his age, or his own individual aspirations at that matter, when he was appointed team captain before the start ...

May 27, 2017 | Sarah Woodall | Staff sports picks


College rowing championships scheduled for this weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park

The American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championships kicks off Saturday at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch claims $1M prize for winning Monster Energy All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. - In a race built on brave, bold moments, Kyle Busch used one to win NASCAR's annual All-Star race and its $1 ...

May 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on ...

May 14, 2017 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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