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Ga. Southern expects Shaw back for 2nd round

After an injury knocked him out of Georgia Southern's first-round playoff win on Saturday, Flowery Branch grad Jaybo Shaw is expected to play in the second round this weekend.

November 29, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


This week: Buford's march for 4th straight title continues

The Buford High football team is coming down the stretch on a run for its fourth consecutive Class AA state title. Standing in the Wolves' way this week is their Region 6-AA foe Lovett (10-3) in the state semifinals on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.

November 29, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Lamb out at Furman after 4 years

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Bobby Lamb says he will resign as Furman head coach after the Paladins' season finale.

November 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins as Hamlin's big lead evaporates

November 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Area football teams prep for 2nd round

Four of the five area teams that entered the high school football playoffs are still alive, but this week's challenging second round contests might mean the end of the road for some teams.

November 15, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Lions QB Stafford to see well-known sports doctor

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an appointment with well-known sports Dr. James Andrews.

November 12, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


More allegations against Cam Newton surface

AUBURN, Ala. - ESPN is reporting on its website that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and his father each had a phone conversation with a Mississippi State recruiter that acknowledged a pay-for-play arrangement for the prized recruit.

November 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: 5 area high school football teams in playoffs

Even though the high school sports season is winding down for the fall, the next five weeks that make up the football playoffs are some of the most closely followed by fans.

November 07, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Shaw leads Eagles past Mountaineers

STATESBORO - Robert Brown scored on a 4-yard run to give Georgia Southern a 21-14 overtime win Saturday over Appalachian State, snapping the Mountaineers' 26-game winning streak in Southern Conference play.

November 06, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Auburn had no contact with Rogers

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has had "no contact whatsoever" with a man who allegedly tried to secure payment from Mississippi State during the recruitment of Tigers quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Cam Newton, according to a person familiar with the situation.

November 05, 2010 | By John Zenor The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Payment sought in Newton recruitment

A man who said he represented Auburn quarterback and Heisman hopeful Cameron Newton during his recruitment out of junior college last year asked for payment to secure his commitment to Mississippi State, according to former MSU player John Bond.

November 04, 2010 | By David Brandt The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Stafford named NFL's Player of the Week

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has some talents that transcend coaching.

November 03, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lincecum, Renteria power San Francisco to World Series title

November 01, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner pitches Giants to brink of World Series crown

November 01, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Oregon, Auburn swap spots in BCS

NEW YORK - Oregon and Auburn swapped spots atop the BCS standings and Boise State was passed again, this time by TCU.

October 31, 2010 | By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Crystal Falls

Bud Black, Sam McGee, Frank Waggoner and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

August 19, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Fishing report: Bass anglers must be willing to adapt

Lake Lanier's water level has barely dropped at 1,070.06 or .94 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Water temperature are also lower than normal for August in the lower 80s, which has helped the fishing. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks.

August 14, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


McIlroy wins thrilling PGA Championship on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

August 10, 2014 | John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver at dirt track

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: 2 groups tie for Chattahoochee Men top honors

Two groups tied for first in last Wednesday's Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association event at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

August 10, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


McIlroy has company heading to Sunday at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy roars into PGA Championship lead through 2 rounds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rory one shot back of leaders at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.

August 07, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NCAA board votes to give top conferences more power

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 | By Michael Marot Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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