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Bama rolls over Irish for 3rd title in 4 years

MIAMI - It was supposed to be a colossal clash between two of college football's giants, a slugfest between the nation's two stingiest defenses.

January 08, 2013 | By Manny Navarro The Miami Herald | Staff sports picks


Clemson edges LSU 25-24 on last-second FG

ATLANTA - Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.

December 31, 2012 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Georgia, Georgia Tech ready for bowl games

This is the week Georgia and Georgia Tech look to cap off the regular season with a bowl victory.

December 30, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Izaan and Imani Cross

Imani Cross had a much deserved break for a few days during Christmas to re-connect with family in Georgia, even though he was still in football mode as the University of Nebraska freshman running back and North Hall High grad was readying to face his home state University of Georgia in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

December 30, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Buford's Cody Getz

Cody Getz spent his first three years at the United States Air Force Academy playing behind old friend Asher Clark, whom he grew up with in Lawrenceville. As a senior, however, Getz took over at running back and has certainly seized the opportunity to start for the Falcons.

December 28, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Chestatee's Branden Jovaag

Oglethorpe University senior Branden Jovaag doesn't know how long he'll be able to keep it up, but the Chestatee grad and the rest of his teammates and coaches are benefiting each time he's out on the floor.

December 27, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Newberry: And the winner is ... Time for the Newbys

Forget the Oscars or the Emmys.

December 26, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Brave Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge

ATLANTA - Jail records show that former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones is free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta on a battery charge.

December 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Newberry: An ugly year in sports - or was it?

Good riddance, 2012.

December 20, 2012 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Valdosta St. tops Winston-Salem 35-7 for D-2 title

FLORENCE, Ala. - Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and freshman Cedric O'Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to a 35-7 victory over Winston-Salem State on Saturday in the Division II championship game.

December 15, 2012 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford grad Carter to miss rest of season at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee freshman guard Andraya Carter will undergo season-ending surgery on her right shoulder Thursday.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


'Johnny Football' first freshman to win Heisman

NEW YORK - Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.

December 08, 2012 | By Ralph Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern outlasts Old Dominion 49-35 in FCS quarterfinals

NORFOLK, Va. - Buford High grad Dominique Swope ran 12 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 remaining, and Georgia Southern's defense helped erase a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter and beat Old Dominion 49-35 in the FCS quarterfinals.

December 08, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Newberry: Are you ready for some bowls?! We aren't

This college football bowl season is like a brand of Chex Mix that comes with a bunch of nuts you don't really care to eat.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State hires Miles as Curry replacement

ATLANTA - Trent Miles is leaving Indiana State to replace Bill Curry as Georgia State's football coach.

November 30, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


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Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

April 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth played, and won, the right way

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth wins Masters, becomes first wire-to-wire winner since 1976

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.

April 12, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson gets 5th Sprint Cup win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson led 128 laps to get his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

April 12, 2015 | By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: It's winning time for Jordan Spieth

AUGUSTA - Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Spieth sets another scoring record, leads big at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth walked off the 18th green Saturday with another Masters record, a four-shot lead and a solemn look that suggested he knew he was still a long way off from being measured for a green jacket.

April 11, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: CMGA holds 3 best ball aggregated net strokes game

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played a three best ball, aggregated net strokes game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

April 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Can Spieth be stopped?

AUGUSTA - How do you stop Jordan Spieth?

April 10, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Spieth sets 36-hole Masters scoring record

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth no stranger to Augusta's pressure

"I believe in fate. Fate has dictated another championship here, as it has done so many times" – Ben Crenshaw, after the 1995 Masters.

April 09, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods.

April 09, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: 4 who could win first major at Masters

It's inevitable. You'll hear plenty about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods this week.

April 08, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth hopes to live dream vs. Tiger Woods

"It's been a dream of mine to be in contention with Tiger Woods in a major championship at Augusta … to try and take Tiger down on the back nine of Augusta," Jordan Spieth said Tuesday.

April 08, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Masters offers a major learning curve for most players

AUGUSTA - Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule.

April 08, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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