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This Masters has endless possibilities

AUGUSTA - On the far end of the course Wednesday, near the only palm tree at Augusta National, Lee Westwood rolled long putts across the fourth green as he practiced alone on a quiet afternoon before the Masters.

April 06, 2011 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mickelson a clear favorite at Masters

AUGUSTA - He is the talk of the Masters, and for good reason. No other player can top his record at Augusta National over the last decade, with three green jackets, eight finishes in the top five and a signature moment just about every year.

April 05, 2011 | Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


UConn defeats Butler 53-41 for 3rd national title

HOUSTON - The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut's amazing run was the final buzzer.

April 05, 2011 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Butler back in national title game

April 02, 2011 | By Nancy Armour The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


IUPUI's Ron Hunter takes over at Georgia St.

ATLANTA - Ron Hunter left IUPUI after 17 seasons to take over at Georgia State, a men's basketball program that has struggled through most of its existence.

March 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks




This week: Hooters Tour returns to Chattahoochee

The fairways and greens at Chattahoochee Golf Club will be filled with professionals this week, as the National Golf Association, presented by Hooters of America, returns for the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic that starts today and ends Sunday.

March 21, 2011 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Tech, Georgia women land NCAA bids

ATLANTA - Georgia will open the NCAA tournament in a familiar SEC arena and Georgia Tech will travel to Columbus, Ohio, for first-round games this weekend.

March 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Hall County championships tee off Monday

The tournament's official name, and what's engraved on the trophy, is the Royal Lakes Invitational, but area high schoolgolf teams refer to it as the Hall County championships.

March 13, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


OSU, KU, Pitt and Duke get top seeds for tourney

Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year's NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.

March 13, 2011 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins at Kobalt Tools 400

Carl Edwards believed he should have opened the season with two wins, and the disappointment of missing Victory Lane carried with him into Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 06, 2011 | Jenna Fryer The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brogdon makes rifle national championships

Dawsonville native Mattie Brogdon has been named a competitor in the NCAA Rifle Championship to be held March 11-12 in Columbus.

February 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


20-year-old Bayne wins the Daytona 500

February 20, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Son of 'Wild Bill' signs racing deal

Hendrick Motorsports has signed 15-year old Chase Elliott to a multi-year driver agreement.

February 16, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Staff sports picks


Georgia State football to open 2011 at the Dome

ATLANTA - A Thursday night season opener, games against two 2010 playoff teams and two trips to Texas highlight Georgia State's 2011 football schedule, announced Wednesday by the school.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Ellison's 3 TDs push Georgia Southern past Troy

STATESBORO, Ga. - Quarterback Kevin Ellison had three short touchdown runs, and L.A. Ramsby ran for two more scores to help Georgia Southern rout Troy 42-10 on Thursday night.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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