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Former Gainesville High star finds success in Bigs

The most impressive thing about Micah Owings' young pro baseball career so far might be how resilient he's been in the face of adversity. It's a trait he didn't have to learn at a young age after starring at Gainesville High, and both Georgia Tech and Tulane University. But after his second and most recent stint in the minor leagues, Owings, a right-hander relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, has found peace and comfort in just doing what he can do help the team.

August 13, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Cunningham signs free agent deal with Tennessee Titans

When Chad Cunningham received a call from his agent Jimmy Sexton on Tuesday night, it put about 4 1/2 months worth of uncertainly to rest after a long NFL lockout.

July 27, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Fickey helped build shotgun program at Clemson

Wake Fickey has already found a sport that he'll stay involved with for many years to come.

July 26, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Out of bounds: College football's postseason problems

Change, it seems, is in the air.

July 23, 2011 | Brent Holloway | Staff sports picks


Oversigning: An in-depth look into 1 of college football's biggest controversies

Roster management.

July 16, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Humphrey resisting urge to play while rehabbing injury

Tasha Humphrey has no doubts she'll be right back in the ranks of the WNBA and women's professional basketball before long, it'll just take some time given the nature of her injury last year.

July 11, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Out of bounds: College football's season of scandals

It would be hard to rival the scandals that have marred college football in the last 12 months.

July 09, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


'Death' from above: The year a football program was banished

On Feb. 25, 1987, the NCAA issued a report that forever changed the landscape of college football. In the span of little more than six pages, it told the story of a program spun out of control, of boosters gone wild, of players being paid while coaches and administrators, at the very least, looked the other way.

July 09, 2011 | Brent Holloway | Staff sports picks


Murphy: No clear answers in question of pay for play

The issue of paying college athletes draws a lot of passion from both sides of the debate.

July 09, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


DeSouza leads Dream to win

ATLANTA - Erika DeSouza tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Lindsey Harding scored 25 points and the Atlanta Dream rallied for an 87-81 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.

June 30, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mosley enjoying time in the spotlight with Auburn

Just two years ago, Brandon Mosley was working out in rural Kansas, preparing for his first season with the Coffeyville Community College Ravens.

June 29, 2011 | By Matt Mauney For The Times | Staff sports picks


Earnhardt runs out of gas, Harvick wins

May 30, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Former Spartan nets academic award

Hunter Chandler, a West Hall graduate and current member of the Rhodes College baseball team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

May 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Former Trojan wins at Penn Relays

Running for Clemson University, North Hall High graduate Ty McCormack won the collegiate section of the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Thursday at the 117th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.

May 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


G-Braves take down the Tide

The Norfolk Tides fought back from another early deficit Friday night at Harbor Park, but fell for the fourth-straight night to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves 5-3 in front of 3,067 fans.

April 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett Championship

DULUTH - Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

April 20, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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