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Ashway: Time for Peyton Manning to retire

"Did you hear that? Listen."

January 15, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Ohio State knocks off Oregon in national championship game, 42-20

Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.

January 13, 2015 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Oregon Ducks punter Ian Wheeler got his start in Northeast Georgia

Ian Wheeler is exactly where he said he would be. He's punting for the Oregon Ducks.

January 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Chimney Oaks

Stan Davidson, Jr., Nelson Wright, Jerry Johns and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Chimney Oaks Golf Course.

January 10, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Lessons from bowl season

Bowl season!

January 06, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


SEC's dominance over in college football for now

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.

January 02, 2015 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sims, Alabama fall to Ohio State in Sugar Bowl, 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer's quest to turn Ohio State into SEC North is one victory away from a national championship.

January 01, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Looking back at 2014's top sports stories

The top sports stories of 2014 for area fans often had as much to do with hometown standouts who had gone on to success in other places as it did with those still on the local scene.

December 31, 2014 | By Jared Putnam and Clark Leonard sports@gainesvilletimes.com | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Bold sports predictions for 2015

The Great Dentoni!

December 31, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Shaw, Browns fall to Ravens, 20-10

BALTIMORE- The Baltimore Ravens couldn't help watching the scoreboard in the midst of a game they had to win to reach the playoffs.

December 28, 2014 | David Ginsburg Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Murphy: Playoff format will satisfy college football's hearty fans

The ballyhooed college football playoff is finally here.

December 26, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw named Cleveland Browns starter at QB for Sunday's game

BEREA, Ohio- Rookie quarterback Connor Shaw will come off Cleveland's practice squad and start the season finale on Sunday against Baltimore.

December 26, 2014 | Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sims' rise from afterthought to star powers Alabama

Don't tell Blake Sims he's in a competition.

December 24, 2014 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Gifts for our friends in sports world

Tis the season of giving.

December 23, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Niles making major defensive impact at Central Florida

Thomas Niles is carving out quite a legacy at the University of Central Florida.

December 22, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Bill Elliott inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

January 31, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott, Dawsonville forever linked in racing history

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Hey, watch this replay! And thank Tony Verna

If you miss any Super Bowl action this Sunday, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

January 27, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Jim O'Dell grateful for chance to be Lanier Canoe Kayak Club coach

Fresh off practice Monday night, Jim O'Dell had a vivid reminder of why he enjoys his new job so much.

January 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks




Ashway: Bostick has company in infamy

Brandon Bostick, meet Bill Buckner.

January 20, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Brady, Patriots lock up AFC Championship

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more - the Super Bowl.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Seattle completes thrilling late comeback for NFC Championship

SEATTLE - The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Threesome wins event at Chicopee Woods

Tommy Calhoun, Joe Roberts and Yoshi won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

January 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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