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Vanderbilt holds Virginia to four hits in 5-1 win at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey's two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and defending national champion Vanderbilt opened the College World Series finals with a 5-1 victory over Virginia on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | By Eric Olson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


ESPN: Report shows Pete Rose bet on Reds in 1986

BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986.

June 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth picks up stunning US Open victory on heels of Masters win

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson share US Open lead after Day 1

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - So much for Chambers Bay being the star of this U.S. Open. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger Woods.

June 18, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Rory, Spieth lead deep U.S. Open

Professional golf is in a great place right now.

June 17, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers, win first NBA title since 1975

CLEVELAND - Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme.

June 16, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia's Lee McCoy 'relaxed' heading into U.S. Open test

Sinking a birdie putt at practice Monday, Lee McCoy received an unexpected but warm round of applause. This week, he's hoping to make that feeling last as long as possible.

June 16, 2015 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


UNG softball coaches named D-II staff of year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The University of North Georgia softball coaching staff has been named the NCAA Division II National Coaching Staff of the Year, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced Tuesday. It is the first time a UNG staff has ever garnered national coach of the year honors.

June 16, 2015 | Time staff reports | Staff sports picks


Golden State Warriors dominate late for Game 5 win over Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-91

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips.

June 14, 2015 | By Antonio Gonzalez Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kurt Busch wins rain-shortened race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming - and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible.

June 14, 2015 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Golden State Warriors control Game 5 on road, tie series 2-2 with Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - No panic, no playing around. Just California cool.

June 11, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers survive Golden State comeback to win Game 3, 96-91

CLEVELAND - LeBron James came home last summer to win a championship - one like no other.

June 10, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Habersham Central graduate Lee McCoy earns spot in U.S. Open

ATHENS - Former area golf standout Lee McCoy earned a spot in the U.S. Open on Monday during sectional qualifying tournaments.

June 09, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Staff sports picks


LeBron James' triple-double leads Cleveland Cavaliers past Golden State Warriors 95-93 in OT

OAKLAND, Calif. - The final buzzer sounded, and LeBron James wasn't done.

June 08, 2015 | By Antonio Gonzalez Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Blake Sims suiting up in Canadian Football League after signing with Toronto Argonauts

The transition from Tuscaloosa to Toronto isn't that dramatic for Blake Sims. He's still playing football. Now he's crossed the border to begin his professional career with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League.

June 06, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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John Isner wins Atlanta Open for 3rd straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3

ATLANTA - John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station.

August 02, 2015 | By Matt Winkeljohn Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth stretches fuel, steals win away from Kyle Busch, Joey Logano at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint ...

August 02, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson High senior Will Crain wins gold medal at 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Johnson High senior Will Crain secured a gold medal in the 500-meter kayak Thursday at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

July 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Jonathan Hughes opts for Georgia Tech over pro baseball deal

Delaying the start of his professional baseball career is a decision which Jonathan Hughes is completely comfortable with.

July 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Michael Shank Racing team prepares for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta course

BRASELTON - Most people know the thrill of being handed a freshly laminated driver's license at 16 years of age, but not many have experienced ...

July 23, 2015 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he’s healthy and ready to lead Tigers to big things

MAULDIN, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson isn't focused on the praise and honors coming his way, no matter how high they pile up ...

July 23, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jamaica upsets US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.

July 22, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford's Olivia Shaw celebrating national title at MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition

Get out the screwdrivers: Olivia Shaw needs room to figure out how she's going to organize the new gifts she received last weekend in ...

July 21, 2015 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Clemson, QB Deshaun Watson earn preseason ACC awards

PINEHURST, N.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season.

July 21, 2015 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tennessee, Georgia Tech to meet in 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium

ATLANTA - Tennessee and Georgia Tech will open their 2017 seasons by facing each other Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Jackson Bishop wins City Championship

After a 1-hour weather delay Sunday afternoon, Gainesville High grad Jackson Bishop fired a final round 2-under-par 70 to become the 2015 City Champion at ...

July 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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