Flowery Branch graduate and University of South Carolina track athlete Erika Rucker won a gold medal Sunday in the World Junior Championships in Barcelona as part of the US women's 4x400 relay team.
Owen Thomas loved football. And his mother, Kathy Brearley, loved that he loved it.
In 2004, the Madden football video game added the "Hit Stick" feature, a way to deliver high-impact tackles, to its best-selling NFL game.
Spencer Ralston and Drew Lasseter, both of Gainesville, won their respective age divisions in an Atlanta Junior Golf Association tournament on Wednesday on the Woodlands Course at Chateau Elan.
Flowery Branch graduate Erika Rucker, who is representing the United States at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, finished first in heat six of six yesterday morning in the 400-meter dash and will move on to the second round at 3 p.m. today.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera turned the All-Star game into a Giant blowout.
PEARL, Miss. - Ben Sheets gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings during his second start with the Double-A Mississippi Braves.
WIMBLEDON, England - A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday's historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer's lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.
The Atlanta Braves will be well represented in this week's All-Star Game on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. Braves second baseman Dan Uggla earned the start at second base, despite hitting below .230 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs. Uggla has struggled in the final 10 games, only managing two hits leading into Saturday night's game at Philadelphia.
SAN DIEGO - Injured San Diego Padres pitcher and Gainesville High graduate Micah Owings will attempt to return to the majors as a position player on Monday. He still holds the state record with 69 home runs in his career with the Red Elephants from 1999-2002.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was no fire or rain. Still, another frantic finish at Daytona International Speedway.
Erika Rucker has plenty of memories from her six years of running competitively.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott set the fast time in qualifying (16.609 seconds) and went on to win the World Crown 300 on Wednesday at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson.
It wasn't until well after he had finished that North Hall grad Ty McCormack, 19, found out that he was not only the top Georgia finisher for the second consecutive year at the Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday in Atlanta, but the fourth American overall.
For 28 years, the World Crown 300, which runs at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, was held in the middle of November.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.
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.
History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.
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.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson led 128 laps to get his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
AUGUSTA - Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.
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.
The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played a three best ball, aggregated net strokes game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
AUGUSTA - How do you stop Jordan Spieth?
AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.
"I believe in fate. Fate has dictated another championship here, as it has done so many times" – Ben Crenshaw, after the 1995 Masters.
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.
It's inevitable. You'll hear plenty about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods this week.
"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.
AUGUSTA - Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule.