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Home for the Holidays: Ralston Cash

Ogden, Utah was a little slice of Heaven for Ralston Cash this fall.

December 27, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Ty McCormack

It's safe to say Ty McCormack ended his cross country career at North Hall High on a bitter note. The same can't be said about how he started his career at Clemson University.

December 25, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Jaybo Shaw

If he had his way, Jaybo Shaw would probably not be home for the holidays.

December 24, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Falcons secure playoff berth with Eagles' victory

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - DeSean Jackson scored on a 65-yard punt return on the final play of the game and the Philadelphia Eagles scored 28 points in the final 7:28 to stun the New York Giants 38-31 Sunday and take over first place in the NFC East. With the Philadelphia win, the Atlanta Falcons secured a playoff berth in the NFC.

December 19, 2010 | By Tom Canavan The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McNabb benched in favor of Grossman

Donovan McNabb to second-string. Then to third-string. Then no guarantee that he'll be back next season.

December 17, 2010 | By Joseph White The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jersey back where it belongs

Gainesville resident Mike McWhorter is a diehard baseball fan and collects memorabilia whenever he gets the chance. Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of his sister, who worked at the Astrodome in Houston, came across a vintage Astros jersey while the dome was undergoing renovations.

December 16, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Hall of Fame pitcher Feller dead at 92

CLEVELAND - Bob Feller, the Iowa farm boy whose powerful right arm earned him the nickname "Rapid Robert" and made him one of baseball's greatest pitchers during a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 92.

December 15, 2010 | By Tom Withers The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cliff Lee to sign with Phillies

NEW YORK - Cliff Lee is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that traded him nearly one year ago.

December 14, 2010 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Area hoops teams tuning up for Lanierland

This week is big for local high school basketball programs as they tune up for the upcoming Lanierland tournament. Chestatee, Johnson and West Hall will out play out-of-county matchups before the Hall County-based Lanierland begins on Dec. 20.

December 13, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Auburn's Newton wins Heisman trophy

NEW YORK - Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.

December 11, 2010 | By Ralph Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Muschamp takes Gators job

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has left the Longhorns to take over at Florida.

December 11, 2010 | By Jim Vertuno The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sandy Creek wins Class AAA state title

ATLANTA - Derrick Alexander rushed for 131 yards and scored a touchdown for Sandy Creek, but the Patriot defense was ultimately responsible for the Fayette County school's second straight state title.

December 11, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Clinch County wins Class A football championship

ATLANTA - Clinch County's performance on Saturday wasn't perfect, but the Panthers finished off a perfect season.

December 11, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern set to play SoCon rival in playoffs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - For Wofford to continue its season of redemption, the Terriers will have to beat a Georgia Southern program trying to return to its national championship tradition.

December 10, 2010 | By Jeffrey Collins The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Urban Meyer resigning at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After the worst season of his career Urban Meyer is stepping down at Florida, giving up one of the premier jobs in college football for the second time.

December 08, 2010 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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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


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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