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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


Spurrier says Connor Shaw will play in opener

August 20, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Crystal Falls

Bud Black, Sam McGee, Frank Waggoner and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

August 19, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Fishing report: Bass anglers must be willing to adapt

Lake Lanier's water level has barely dropped at 1,070.06 or .94 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Water temperature are also lower than normal for August in the lower 80s, which has helped the fishing. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks.

August 14, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


McIlroy wins thrilling PGA Championship on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

August 10, 2014 | John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver at dirt track

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: 2 groups tie for Chattahoochee Men top honors

Two groups tied for first in last Wednesday's Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association event at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

August 10, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


McIlroy has company heading to Sunday at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy roars into PGA Championship lead through 2 rounds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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