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This week: Area runners take to local cross country meet

Cross country season still hasn't hit its peak, however there is a big local meet Tuesday that will draw several local teams to Chestatee High. Gainesville, Chestatee, North Hall, Johnson, Riverside Military, Lumpkin County and Lakeview Academy will all take part in the 5K race on the Chestatee Middle School course.

September 05, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Connor Shaw throws for TD in college debut

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Flowery Branch quarterback Connor Shaw connected with D.L. Moore for a 15-yard touchdown pass for South Carolina's final score in the Gamecocks' 41-13 win over Southern Miss on Thursday night.

September 03, 2010 | From staff, wire reports | Staff sports picks


NFL moving ahead with plan for 18-game schedule

ATLANTA - NFL owners are eager to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games.

August 25, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tough economy presents challenges for Ga. State football

ATLANTA - In his previous head coaching jobs, there were plenty of things for Bill Curry to worry about.

August 20, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurrier says Connor Shaw will play in opener

August 20, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Clemens indicted on perjury charges

WASHINGTON - Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens is under indictment, accused of lying to Congress about using steroids.

August 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vikings' Harvin has another migrane attack

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been taken to a hospital by ambulance after passing out at the beginning of practice.

August 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad playing pro football in Germany

Patrick O'Neal has always been blessed with the ability to carve his own path in life without feeling the need to follow the status quo.

August 18, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


PGA Championship ends with penalty, playoff

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Martin Kaymer's name is etched on the side of the Wanamaker Trophy.

August 16, 2010 | By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Connor Shaw shines in South Carolina scrimmage

August 15, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Molder chasing former Georgia Tech teammate Kuchar

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Bryce Molder watched in awe as Matt Kuchar birdied hole after hole during their practice rounds together this week in preparation for the PGA Championship.

August 13, 2010 | By COLIN FLY The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


In football, SEC has no rival

ATLANTA - Excuse the Southeastern Conference if it views the national championship race as a rather private affair - neighbor against neighbor, battling it out through the fall until there are only two teams left standing, setting up a final showdown in Atlanta on the first Saturday in December.

August 11, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bowden wins qualifier at Achasta

DAHLONEGA- Former Georgia Tech golfer Daniel Bowden of Easley, S.C. carded a final round 6-under-par 64 to win U.S. Amateur Qualifier No. 2 at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega on Tuesday.

August 10, 2010 | James Wolfe | Staff sports picks


Bama's Blake Sims switches positions again

August 10, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Castro, Morrison lead amateur qualifier at Achasta

Franco Castro and Michael Morrison each carded a 5-under 65 on Monday and sit tied at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the U.S. Amateur Qualifier No. 2 at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.

August 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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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