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A look back at the top sports stories of 2010

When people look back at the past year in sports, the headlines are going to have just as much to do with those in charge as the games that were played.

December 31, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Blake Sims

After one semester at the University of Alabama, Blake Sims has grown as a football player, but more importantly, he's grown as a man.

December 31, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Former Lady Knight playing big for Piedmont

Laura Simmons, a graduate of Johnson High and current senior on the Piedmont College women's basketball team, has been named the Great South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, announced on Dec. 23.

December 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Ralston Cash

Ogden, Utah was a little slice of Heaven for Ralston Cash this fall.

December 27, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Ty McCormack

It's safe to say Ty McCormack ended his cross country career at North Hall High on a bitter note. The same can't be said about how he started his career at Clemson University.

December 25, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Jaybo Shaw

If he had his way, Jaybo Shaw would probably not be home for the holidays.

December 24, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Falcons secure playoff berth with Eagles' victory

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - DeSean Jackson scored on a 65-yard punt return on the final play of the game and the Philadelphia Eagles scored 28 points in the final 7:28 to stun the New York Giants 38-31 Sunday and take over first place in the NFC East. With the Philadelphia win, the Atlanta Falcons secured a playoff berth in the NFC.

December 19, 2010 | By Tom Canavan The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McNabb benched in favor of Grossman

Donovan McNabb to second-string. Then to third-string. Then no guarantee that he'll be back next season.

December 17, 2010 | By Joseph White The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jersey back where it belongs

Gainesville resident Mike McWhorter is a diehard baseball fan and collects memorabilia whenever he gets the chance. Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of his sister, who worked at the Astrodome in Houston, came across a vintage Astros jersey while the dome was undergoing renovations.

December 16, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Hall of Fame pitcher Feller dead at 92

CLEVELAND - Bob Feller, the Iowa farm boy whose powerful right arm earned him the nickname "Rapid Robert" and made him one of baseball's greatest pitchers during a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 92.

December 15, 2010 | By Tom Withers The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cliff Lee to sign with Phillies

NEW YORK - Cliff Lee is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that traded him nearly one year ago.

December 14, 2010 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Area hoops teams tuning up for Lanierland

This week is big for local high school basketball programs as they tune up for the upcoming Lanierland tournament. Chestatee, Johnson and West Hall will out play out-of-county matchups before the Hall County-based Lanierland begins on Dec. 20.

December 13, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Auburn's Newton wins Heisman trophy

NEW YORK - Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.

December 11, 2010 | By Ralph Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Muschamp takes Gators job

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has left the Longhorns to take over at Florida.

December 11, 2010 | By Jim Vertuno The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sandy Creek wins Class AAA state title

ATLANTA - Derrick Alexander rushed for 131 yards and scored a touchdown for Sandy Creek, but the Patriot defense was ultimately responsible for the Fayette County school's second straight state title.

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


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Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott, Dawsonville forever linked in racing history

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Hey, watch this replay! And thank Tony Verna

If you miss any Super Bowl action this Sunday, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

January 27, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Jim O'Dell grateful for chance to be Lanier Canoe Kayak Club coach

Fresh off practice Monday night, Jim O'Dell had a vivid reminder of why he enjoys his new job so much.

January 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks




Ashway: Bostick has company in infamy

Brandon Bostick, meet Bill Buckner.

January 20, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Brady, Patriots lock up AFC Championship

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more - the Super Bowl.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Seattle completes thrilling late comeback for NFC Championship

SEATTLE - The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Threesome wins event at Chicopee Woods

Tommy Calhoun, Joe Roberts and Yoshi won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

January 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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