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Tiger in 3-way tie for the lead at PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - In the 55 years since the PGA Championship switched over to stroke play, there has never been a tougher round than Friday at Kiawah Island.

August 11, 2012 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


LCKC member Hornsby paving the way forward

Next week, members of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will become, at least temporarily, very early risers.

August 02, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Georgia Open back at Chateau Elan

The Georgia Open returns to The Legends at Chateau Elan for the first time since 2005, with the state's mini-tour players looking to continue their recent run of success in the tournament.

August 01, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


After latest BCS woes, ACC looks for fresh start

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference is looking for a fresh start. The way the last few postseasons have ended, the beleaguered league could use one.

August 01, 2012 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville Wildcats continue to impress

The Gainesville Wildcats don't play like typical AAU basketball teams.

July 31, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Alabama, LSU and SEC trying to remain on top

The Southeastern Conference has lined up a few contenders for Lucky No. 7.

July 31, 2012 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Branch grad Cross named to Hendricks Award watch list

Flowery Branch graduate and current Georgia Tech senior defensive end Izaan Cross was named Monday to the 40-player preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation's top defensive end.

July 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Mitchell: Warrior mentality puts players at risk

They are modern-day gladiators.

July 28, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


A Dangerous Game: How can football adapt to promote safety?

Jacob Allen has been working hard to rid himself of a bad habit.

July 28, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Mitchell: Former gold medalist an Olympic pioneer

There's always been something special about the Olympics to me.

July 26, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


McAlister hits a hole in one at Chattahoochee

Brad McAlister scored his first-ever hole-in-one on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. The rare shot happened on the third hole, which was playing 110 yards.

July 25, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Florida State and Virginia Tech are ACC's picks for title game

GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's an annual rite of summer in the Atlantic Coast Conference: Picking Florida State and Virginia Tech to meet in the league championship game.

July 23, 2012 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Penn State football slammed with NCAA violations

INDIANAPOLIS - Penn State football was all but dismantled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent years molesting children, sometimes on school property.

July 23, 2012 | By Ralph Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Roddick claims Atlanta Open title

ATLANTA - Winning tournaments never gets old for Andy Roddick.

July 23, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Els captures British Open after Scott's collapse

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Ernie Els felt something special could happen at the British Open, and it did.

July 22, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Leonard: Looking for NASCAR's next top sponsor

The announcement came Tuesday. Sprint will be the premier sponsor of NASCAR's top series through 2016, and then it's leaving.

December 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local lifters strong in Loganville

LOGANVILLE - Iron Beast Gym co-owner Marcel of Allen of Gainesville assembled an all-star push/pull (benchpress and deadlift) team of powerlifters, bench press specialists, a strongman competitor and a novice lifter under the title of "Team 1%" to take the team championship against 11 other squads containing other elite lifters at the Body By George Southern Powerlifting Federation Championships held at the Covenant Christian Academy Gym over the weekend in Loganville.

December 15, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Clemson's Watson scheduled for surgery, will miss bowl game

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson will have surgery Friday and miss the Tigers' upcoming bowl game.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Paul Johnson Love Fest in full swing

The Paul Johnson Love Fest continued last week.

December 09, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Oregon QB Mariota headlines Heisman finalists

NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.

December 08, 2014 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: College Football Playoff a step forward

The inaugural College Football Playoff is here. Plenty of people are mad. It turns out that the more things change in college football, the more they stay the same.

December 07, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Alabama, Oregon, FSU and Ohio St. in 1st college playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.

December 07, 2014 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Sims steers No. 1 Alabama to Southeastern Conference title

ATLANTA - Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee.

December 06, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall Elite Hitting Camp feature Red Sox's Hyers

North Hall High is hosting its Elite Hitting Camp this Saturday and Sunday. Boston Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers is leading the camp.

December 03, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Missouri the classic underdog in SEC Championship

The twenty-third edition of college football's original conference championship game takes place this Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

December 03, 2014 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Yellow Jackets' win vs. Georgia was crazy

Paul Johnson won't ever be accused of being loquacious. But quite often the taciturn Tech coach says a lot without saying much.

December 03, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Frogs' leap to No. 3 doesn't make sense

The College Football Playoff rankings are getting downright laughable. How else can you explain the latest installment released Tuesday night?

December 03, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome takes group match victory

Joe Roberts, Al Raynes, Tommy Lowery and Johnny Nix won the Luna's Tuesday golf group's match last week at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Watson tosses 2 TDs, Clemson defeats South Carolina 35-17

CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 23 Clemson stopped the countdown on its losing streak to South Carolina. Now, the Tigers are looking to a new countdown to how many more Palmetto Bowl victories they might achieve behind freshmen Deshaun Watson, tailback Wayne Gallman and receiver Artavis Scott.

November 29, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tiger star anchored by his Gainesville roots

November 25, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


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