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.
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.
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.
Ogden, Utah was a little slice of Heaven for Ralston Cash this fall.
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.
If he had his way, Jaybo Shaw would probably not be home for the holidays.
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.
Donovan McNabb to second-string. Then to third-string. Then no guarantee that he'll be back next season.
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.
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.
NEW YORK - Cliff Lee is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that traded him nearly one year ago.
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.
NEW YORK - Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has left the Longhorns to take over at Florida.
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.
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.
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.
If you miss any Super Bowl action this Sunday, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.
Fresh off practice Monday night, Jim O'Dell had a vivid reminder of why he enjoys his new job so much.
Brandon Bostick, meet Bill Buckner.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more - the Super Bowl.
SEATTLE - The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.
Tommy Calhoun, Joe Roberts and Yoshi won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.
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