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Padres lose, Braves up 1 1/2 games in wild card race

September 29, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurrier says Connor Shaw won't start

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The quarterback controversy has ended in a hurry at South Carolina.

September 28, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Phillies win the NL East title

WASHINGTON - The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year and, fittingly, Roy Halladay helped seal the deal this time with a two-hitter.

September 27, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Atlanta gets a shot at Phillies

The Braves have fallen behind the Phillies in the NL East, but here's there chance to catch up. They'll play a three-game series in Philadelphia starting today.

September 20, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Dream falls in finals to Seattle

ATLANTA - The Seattle Storm completed their undefeated march through the postseason, beating the Atlanta Dream 87-84 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep in the WNBA finals.

September 16, 2010 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kennesaw State to move ahead with football program

KENNESAW - Kennesaw State University is moving ahead with starting a football team.

September 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: NL East race heads for home stretch

The Braves and Phillies appear as though they'll take their fight for first place in the N.L. East down to the final weeks of the season.

September 13, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Bird leads Storm past Dream in WNBA finals opener

SEATTLE - Different game. Different venue. Same old Sue Bird.

September 12, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Storm, third-year Dream set to meet in WNBA finals

SEATTLE - Averaging 28 points per game in the playoffs, Atlanta Dream second-year forward Angel McCoughtry has the numbers worthy of playing in the WNBA finals spotlight.

September 11, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


SEC football has two clear stratifications

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, not all members measure up with the game's best.

September 08, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Dream headed to WNBA finals

ATLANTA - Angel McCoughtry scored a WNBA playoff record 42 points to win a high-scoring duel with Cappie Pondexter, and the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 105-93 on Tuesday night to complete their unlikely march to the league finals.

September 07, 2010 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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Nix cruises to Gainesville City Championship

Morgan Nix shot a blistering 5-under par 67 in the final round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish the tournament with a 7-stroke victory.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Elliott wins 3rd NASCAR Nationwide race of season

JOLIET, Ill. - Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 20, 2014 | By Jay Cohen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: Nix maintains City Championship lead

The second round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship was completed on Saturday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. The second round was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., but the start was delayed until 1:30 p.m. due to heavy rains.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs make strong showing in Georgia Games

It was a good day for members of the Georgia IronDawgs Powerlifting team Saturday at the 2014 edition of the Georgia Games in Gainesville. The IronDawgs came away with a number of gold medals as well as some of the best performances of the day in the meet held at their home gym, the Iron Beast.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Rory roars late to lead by 6 at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy shoots 66, remains in lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy, Woods deliver in Round 1 of British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 to watch at British Open (not named Tiger, Phil or Rory)

As the British Open starts super early Thursday morning, the chase for another major championship commences.

July 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Jeter, Trout lead AL past NL, 5-3

MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club paddlers surprise at Lake Placid

Five competitors from the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club headed to the Lake Placid International Regatta earlier this month in New York for the competition and experience.

July 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Moon sets another powerlifting record

LEBANON, Tenn. - Georgia IronDawg Tim "T" Moon of Gainesville made it three wins in four weeks Saturday when he took the Equipped Benchpress title in the "Bash for Cash" put on by the Elite Powerlifting Federation.

July 15, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Germany wins World Cup on late goal against Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO - With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

July 13, 2014 | By Mattias Karen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski completes NASCAR sweep at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

July 13, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 15th at Georgia Amateur

MACON - Gainesville High's Jackson Bishop tied for 15th at the Georgia Amateur Championship on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Netherlands shuts out Brazil for 3rd place at World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil - Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By Tales Azzoni Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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