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This week: Braves look to get on track in Miami

The Atlanta Braves have lost some ground in the NL East over the past 10 games, but are looking to continue the good work they got in a win against the Nationals on Sunday.

June 03, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Johnson wins for 7th time at Dover

DOVER, Del.- Jimmie Johnson was the mane man at Dover.

June 03, 2012 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville standouts thriving at Tennessee

For former Gainesville football star A.J. Johnson, the transition to the college game was fairly painless.

May 30, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This week: Braves welcome in St. Louis Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves open a series with the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals today in need of a series win.

May 27, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Kahne keeps Hendrick success rolling with win at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Welcome to the Hendrick family, Kasey Kahne.

May 27, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Franchitti claims 3rd Indy 500 title

INDIANAPOLIS - Dario Franchitti stamped his name in the record books, the latest three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.

May 27, 2012 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski holds off Kenseth to win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - The leader on the last lap isn't supposed to win at Talladega Superspeedway. Everybody knows that.

May 06, 2012 | Jenna Fryer | Staff sports picks


This week: Full slate of playoff games on tap

State playoffs, meets and matches will take place across the board in high school sports this week, and there are a number of teams around the area participating.

April 29, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Busch takes Sprint Cup race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Kyle Busch capped a perfect weekend Saturday night by winning the spring race at Richmond for the fourth consecutive year.

April 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jefferson grad Mosley drafted by New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants filled a need on the offensive line taking Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley, a Jefferson High graduate, with their second pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday.

April 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Padres put Gainesville grad Owings on 15-day DL

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have put pitcher Micah Owings on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and called up right-hander Dale Thayer from Triple-A Tucson.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State dismisses QB, suspends 2 players after fight

ATLANTA - The junior quarterback of Georgia State University's football team has been dismissed and two other players suspended indefinitely after they were arrested in Atlanta.

April 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Creek mouths the best bet for stripers

Water temperatures are right around 70 degrees. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,065.65, which is 5.35 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. We should see an increase as the recent rains flow into the lake. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and mostly clear in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 19, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Biffle pulls away to give Roush another Texas win

FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack Roush another NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in Texas.

April 15, 2012 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


G-Braves score 7 in the 9th, top Norfolk in extras

Jose Constanza had a two-run triple to provide the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves the winning margin in a 14-12 comeback win against the Norfolk Tide on Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk, Va. The G-Braves (4-3) scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and then won it with two runs in the top of the 11th.

April 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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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


Masters offers a major learning curve for most players

AUGUSTA - Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule.

April 08, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Prevost: If every day could be just like the Masters

Some people, particularly my young daughters, wish every day was Christmas.

April 06, 2015 | By Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


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