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Edwards takes Watkins Glen pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A year ago, Carl Edwards started 33rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and finished third. This time he'll start at the front.

August 07, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sources: Vols expect letter of inquiry

August 06, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Alabama No. 1 in college coaches' poll

TYSONS CORNER, Va. - Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 atop the USA Today preseason coaches' poll.

August 06, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Wake Forest duo wins tourney at Achasta

Trailing after the first two rounds, Cheyenne Woods and Michelle Shin of Wake Forest carded a 139 on Thursday to win the Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.

August 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Report: Blake Sims qualifies at 'Bama

August 05, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Atlanta to lose one Sprint Cup race

ATLANTA - Atlanta Motor Speedway will host just one NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2011.

August 05, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Alabama duo maintains lead at Achasta

Brooke Pancake and Jennifer Kirby of the University of Alabama continue to lead the Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship after carding a second round, 7-under 65 on Wednesday at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.

August 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Favre says he'll play if ankle is healthy

MANKATO, Minn. - Ready for another flip-flop? Brett Favre is planning to play for the Minnesota Vikings this season if his surgically repaired ankle allows it.

August 04, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


A-Rod hits No. 600

August 04, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


NJ man gets jail for Phillies game vomit-assault

PHILADELPHIA - A 21-year-old man who intentionally vomited on a spectator and his 11-year-old daughter at a Philadelphia Phillies game was sentenced Friday to up to three months in jail and community service, which the judge suggested be fulfilled by cleaning ballpark toilets and trash.

July 30, 2010 | BY Joann Loviglio The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sims awaiting word on Bama eligibility

July 28, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Strasburg scratched from start

WASHINGTON - Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm before the game against the Atlanta Braves.

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


Strasburg scratched from start

WASHINGTON - Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm before the game against the Atlanta Braves.

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


Tebow to pose for Jockey

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Tim Tebow has agreed to a multiyear contract - not with the Denver Broncos, but with Jockey International Inc. to be an underwear spokesman.

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


Lyttle leads Dream past Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. - Sancho Lyttle had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Iziane Castro Marques scored 23 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock 105-89 Tuesday.

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


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Gainesville's Ralston advances to U.S. Junior Amateur match play

WOODLANDS, Texas - Gainesville's Spencer Ralston has qualified for the round of 64 match play in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus Course).

July 22, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


North Georgia installing turf on sports fields at Dahlonega campus

The University of North Georgia plans to install turf on sports fields on the Dahlonega Campus, allowing the facilities to be used for both athletics and intramural sports.

July 22, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Rory dominated defenseless Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy's come a long way in the past three months.

July 22, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


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


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