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US advances to knockout stage despite loss to Germany

RECIFE, Brazil - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

June 26, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Games coming to North Hall this weekend

The Georgia Games Adaptive Sports Showcase is coming to Gainesville this Saturday, with the North Hall Community Center hosting a trio of adapted sports.

June 25, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Maddox living pro baseball dream in Tigers' minor league system

Will Maddox is staying in hotels, riding from one town to another on buses and living his dream.

June 24, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


11-year-old Gainesville golfer wins Georgia invitational

A recent victory is sending Joe Carter, an 11-year-old Gainesville boy, to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Southern Pines, N.C., later this summer.

June 23, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Mexico surges into World Cup knockout stage

RECIFE, Brazil - Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win against Croatia.

June 23, 2014 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Netherlands wins World Cup Group B, hands Chile first loss

SAO PAULO - Two substitutes, two goals.

June 23, 2014 | By Mike Corder Associated Press | Staff sports picks


US settles for 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil - They were less than 30 seconds away.

June 22, 2014 | Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins 1st road-course race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Carl Edwards made Roush Fenway Racing the unlikely organization to end Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak.

June 22, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Costa Rica continues to surprise at World Cup with win over Italy

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica has turned the tables on the team's World Cup expectations.

June 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


England's chances fading at World Cup after loss to Uruguay

SAO PAULO - Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team's Group D campaign.

June 19, 2014 | By Rob Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Jefferson QB Shirreffs transferring from NC State

Former Jefferson High quarterback Bryant Shirreffs is transferring after one year at N.C. State.

June 18, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Mexico holds host Brazil to 0-0 draw in World Cup

FORTALEZA, Brazil - He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles.

June 17, 2014 | By Tales Azzoni Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Dempsey, Brooks lift US to 2-1 win over Ghana

NATAL, Brazil- After Clint Dempsey's historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.

June 16, 2014 | Jim Vertuno Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurs finish off Heat with 104-87 win in Game 5

SAN ANTONIO - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league. The San Antonio Spurs turned the rematch with the Miami Heat into no match at all.

June 15, 2014 | By Brian Mahoney Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Nix cruises to Gainesville City Championship

Morgan Nix shot a blistering 5-under par 67 in the final round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish the tournament with a 7-stroke victory.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Elliott wins 3rd NASCAR Nationwide race of season

JOLIET, Ill. - Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 20, 2014 | By Jay Cohen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: Nix maintains City Championship lead

The second round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship was completed on Saturday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. The second round was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., but the start was delayed until 1:30 p.m. due to heavy rains.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs make strong showing in Georgia Games

It was a good day for members of the Georgia IronDawgs Powerlifting team Saturday at the 2014 edition of the Georgia Games in Gainesville. The IronDawgs came away with a number of gold medals as well as some of the best performances of the day in the meet held at their home gym, the Iron Beast.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Rory roars late to lead by 6 at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy shoots 66, remains in lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy, Woods deliver in Round 1 of British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 to watch at British Open (not named Tiger, Phil or Rory)

As the British Open starts super early Thursday morning, the chase for another major championship commences.

July 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Jeter, Trout lead AL past NL, 5-3

MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club paddlers surprise at Lake Placid

Five competitors from the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club headed to the Lake Placid International Regatta earlier this month in New York for the competition and experience.

July 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Moon sets another powerlifting record

LEBANON, Tenn. - Georgia IronDawg Tim "T" Moon of Gainesville made it three wins in four weeks Saturday when he took the Equipped Benchpress title in the "Bash for Cash" put on by the Elite Powerlifting Federation.

July 15, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Germany wins World Cup on late goal against Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO - With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

July 13, 2014 | By Mattias Karen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski completes NASCAR sweep at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

July 13, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 15th at Georgia Amateur

MACON - Gainesville High's Jackson Bishop tied for 15th at the Georgia Amateur Championship on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Netherlands shuts out Brazil for 3rd place at World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil - Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By Tales Azzoni Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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