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Bowyer wins on disastrous night for Keselowski

CONCORD, N.C. - Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night, winning a fuel mileage race that ended in disaster for points leader Brad Keselowski.

October 13, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Area volleyball tournaments start Tuesday

Ninth-ranked West Hall, North Hall, No. 8 East Hall and No. 7 Buford will all be vying for a top-four spot and a ticket to state when the Area 5-AAA volleyball tournament starts Tuesday.

October 07, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins when Stewart gets knocked upside down

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superpeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.

October 07, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski emerges late to win at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Brad Keselowski had just enough fuel left to take the checkered flag Sunday at Dover International Speedway for his second victory in three weeks.

October 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This Week: Medical Center Open, Senior Championship scheduled at Chicopee Woods

Golfers at Chicopee Woods will tee it up for a good cause on Thursday. Spread out over the course, 216 golfers will play in the Medical Center Open, with proceeds benefitting My Sister's Place in Gainesville.

September 30, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


NFL, referees union agree to deal

The NFL and the referees' union reached a tentative contract agreement at midnight Thursday, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.

September 27, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw, Hunter earn SEC honors

Flowery Branch graduate Connor Shaw of South Carolina and Buford graduate Omar Hunter of Florida have been honored by the SEC following their performances in last weekend's games.

September 24, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: Region softball tournaments begin

Region tournaments for area softball teams begin this week, and teams will be vying for one of the coveted top four spots to clinch a trip to the state tournament.

September 23, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Snedeker pulls away to win FedEx Cup

ATLANTA - Brandt Snedeker played the biggest round of his career for the biggest payoff in golf.

September 23, 2012 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NASCAR: Hamlin takes New Hampshire for 5th win

LOUDON, N.H. - Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR race at New Hampshire on Sunday, getting the mistake-free trip he needed to win for the series-leading fifth time this year.

September 23, 2012 | By Jimmy Golen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Branch grad Shaw on target in No. 7 South Carolina's 31-10 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Connor Shaw completed 20 straight passes and threw for two touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore ran for two scores and No. 7 South Carolina manhandled Missouri 31-10 in the Tigers first Southeastern Conference road game Saturday.

September 22, 2012 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski takes Chase opener, points lead

JOLIET, Ill. - Brad Keselowski began the season with a bit of goofiness, posting on Twitter during a red-flag stoppage at the Daytona 500.

September 16, 2012 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Notre Dame to ACC in all sports but football

Notre Dame got everything it wanted and the Atlantic Coast Conference got Notre Dame.

September 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: West Hall hosts cross country meet

Seven Hall County high schools and two other area schools, will be among the cross country teams converging at 4 p.m. Tuesday for the West Hall Invitational cross country meet in Oakwood.

September 09, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


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


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Kurt Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

RICHMOND, Va. - Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

April 26, 2015 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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