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College Football Playoff to replace BCS

PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff.

April 23, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo | Staff sports picks


Kenseth holds off Kahne to win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday.

April 21, 2013 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Adam Scott wins Masters in a playoff

AUGUSTA - Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National.

April 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Snedeker, Cabrera tied for lead at Masters

AUGUSTA - Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera were tied for the lead after the third round of the Masters, a Saturday that will be remembered for Tiger Woods' penalty.

April 13, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Day leads after second round at Masters

AUGUSTA - The 14-year-old from China isn't going anywhere in a hurry. And this Masters is still a long way from taking shape.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Garcia, Leishman shoot 66 for 1st-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA - Sergio Garcia might have written himself off too quickly at the Masters.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Masters not always kind to favorites

AUGUSTA - The first tee shot clattered through a pair of pines on the left side of the 13th fairway, finally landing on the wrong side of Rae's Creek. Tiger Woods tried again, and this wasn't any better. Fans peered across the fairway and only heard the ball rifle through some bushes.

April 10, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local resident to attend 63rd straight Masters

Gainesville resident Ernie Williams was there when Sam Snead, who had just been in a car wreck, came to an Augusta hospital emergency room soon after the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Big Red baseball starts key series

The Gainesville baseball team can find out a lot about itself when it opens a two-game series with Loganville at 5:55 p.m. Friday.

April 07, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Johnson gets win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson dominated Martinsville Speedway again.

April 07, 2013 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad Bailey looking to make strong showing in Georgia spring football game

Sterling Bailey is embracing his opportunity.

April 04, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Coach says Kentucky's Harrow is transferring to Georgia State

ATLANTA - Kentucky coach John Calipari says sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow is transferring to Georgia State.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local Golf: Chicopee Woods holds 3-best-ball event this week

Luke James, Don Schrum and Terry McFarland won the Wednesday Dogfight three-best-ball net event last week at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

March 30, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gresham Motorsports Park ready to open season with Larry Fleeman Memorial 198

Gresham Motorsports Park general manager Dan Elliott is gearing up for another big season, starting with Saturday's Larry Fleeman Memorial 198 race at the Jefferson track. The main event is the Pro Late Model Series, the last of five total classes that will be contested during the day, and includes the Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Sportsman/Renegade and Mini Stock.

March 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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SEC Banter: Helpful hints for enjoying college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 27, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Atlanta Braves' young arms movement recalls cautionary tale

Remember Tony Brizzolara?

August 25, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano successfully defends Bristol victory

August 23, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he's 'ready to go' this season

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson fans don't seem concerned about the massive losses on last year's top-ranked ranked defense, the muddled picture at running ...

August 20, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli For The Times | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern aiming for bowl bid in 2015

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern won just about everything in 2014 - except the chance to celebrate in the postseason.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Jason Day's triumph means golf belongs to new generation

Let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation of professional golfers.

August 18, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Jason Day shows major mettle and wins PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.- Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship.

August 16, 2015 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth races to 3rd Sprint Cup victory over season, beats Kevin Harvick at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR's rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway.

August 16, 2015 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cleveland Browns quarterback, Flowery Branch graduate Connor Shaw to have surgery on right thumb

CLEVELAND - Browns third-string quarterback Connor Shaw will undergo surgery on his right thumb and be out for an indefinite period.

August 16, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Old-school Georgia Southern expected to shine in Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS - The old-school approaches of Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have brought a new look to the Sun Belt Conference.

August 13, 2015 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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