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Hamlin wins 2nd consecutive Sprint Cup race

HAMPTON - Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

September 03, 2012 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Skins and Fins benefit scheduled at Lake Lanier

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is putting on a benefit golf and fishing combination tournament this week, all in the name of raising funds and awareness of the financial needs of the children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces soldiers through Operation One Voice.

September 03, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


This week: Nearly all area football teams open seasons Friday

The high school football season begins Friday for the majority of the state's football teams and nearly all of the area teams.

August 26, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Denny Hamlin picks up 1st Bristol victory

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin moved toward the top seed in NASCAR's championship race by using a calculated late pass to win for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 25, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: A number of area football teams get an early start

The regular season begins for a number of area football teams at 7:30 p.m. Friday - a week before most teams in the state are set to begin.

August 19, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Biffle wins at Michigan when Johnson's car falters

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday when leader Jimmie Johnson left the track because of engine trouble with six laps left.

August 19, 2012 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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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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