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Georgia Southern stays competitive in 45-21 loss to No. 3 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns to power No. 3 Alabama to a 45-21 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

November 19, 2011 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw leads South Carolina past The Citadel

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch grad, threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns, including Alshon Jeffery's first scoring catch in more than a month, and No. 14 South Carolina defeated The Citadel 34-20 on Saturday.

November 19, 2011 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Chestatee star Smith scores 17 in loss to Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Former Chestatee star Parker Smith led North Florida in a losing effort at Florida on Thursday. The junior scored 17 points and grabbed two rebounds, but the No. 7 Gators bounced back from a loss at Ohio State to win, 91-55.

November 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern wins Southern Conference championship

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Dominique Swope rushed for a career-high 165 yards to lead Georgia Southern to a 31-10 victory over Wofford on Saturday, giving the Eagles the Southern Conference championship.

November 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Connor Shaw leads Gamecocks past Gators

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Quarterback Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch High grad, ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina to a 17-12 win over Florida on Saturday.

November 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Penn State trustees oust Paterno; students react

November 09, 2011 | By Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw cleared to practice for banged up Gamecocks

One starter returns, while another's status is in doubt.

November 08, 2011 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Peach State prepares for 3 important games

ATLANTA - For football fans in the state of Georgia, this is about as good as it gets.

November 07, 2011 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: High school football playoffs under way Friday

The high school football playoffs begin Friday night, with a number of local teams taking part.

November 07, 2011 | By Zac Taylor ztaylor@gainesvilletimes.com | Staff sports picks


Stewart wins at Martinsville on a restart

MARTINSVILLE, Virginia - Tony Stewart hadn't won a race all season and didn't list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR's 10-race playoffs got going.

October 30, 2011 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw, Gamecocks defeat Tennessee 14-3

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and ran for another as No. 14 South Carolina survived Tennessee with a 14-3 victory on Saturday night.

October 29, 2011 | By Beth Rucker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw struggles in Eagles' 1st loss of the season

BOONE, N.C. - Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Appalachian State's defense stood firm in the fourth quarter in a 24-17 victory over previously unbeaten Georgia Southern on Saturday.

October 29, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former North Hall standout chasing dream in mixed martial arts

Stephen Flanagan has always been fighting. What he's fought has, of course, changed over the years.

October 25, 2011 | By David Mitchell dmitchell@gainesvilletimes.com | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad named SEC Freshman of the Week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson has been named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week.

October 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford softball plays in third round of state playoffs this week

With just eight teams reaming in the Class AA state softball playoffs, Buford High School will look to move toward its fifth consecutive state title this week.

October 23, 2011 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


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Bumgarner, Giants beat Royals 3-2 to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A giant, indeed.

October 30, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Halloween weekend makes for scary matchups

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins across the South - they're huge SEC fans - know Halloween in the nation's finest conference means one thing: the All Hallow's Eve edition of SEC Banter.

October 29, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Royals' Ventura pays tribute to friend with gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Yordano Ventura found his own way to honor his close friend Oscar Taveras on Tuesday night, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series.

October 29, 2014 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mississippi State, Florida State top first playoff poll ranking

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken - and it likes the SEC.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner puts Giants win away from title

SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 27, 2014 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Giants crush Royals to tie World Series 2-2

SAN FRANCISCO - Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium.

October 26, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern wallops Georgia State, 69-31

Matt Breida ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yarder on the opening play of the second half, leading Georgia Southern to a 69-31 win over Georgia State on Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Royals hang on 3-2, take 2-1 World Series lead on Giants

October 24, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Georgia State, Georgia Southern starting rivalry

ATLANTA - The state of Georgia's two GSUs - Georgia State and Georgia Southern - will play for the first time as new Sun Belt Conference rivals on Saturday.

October 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

October 23, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Without Gurley, Dawgs keep on winning

Let the naysayers beware.

October 21, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Junior Crew rowing team strong at Clemson

The Lake Lanier Junior Crew's rowing team earned multiple medals at Clemson University's Tail of the Tiger Regatta.

October 20, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's Chase format delivers in major way

Pass the crow. I'm ready to eat.

October 20, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


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