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Edwards wins race, Keselowski misses out on Chase

RICHMOND, Va. - NASCAR will have a new champion. For now, it has yet another conspiracy.

September 08, 2013 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jefferson grad Shirreffs has pair of TDs for N.C. State in win over Richmond

RALEIGH, N.C. - Niklas Sade's 48-yard field goal with 33 seconds left lifted North Carolina State past Richmond 23-21 on Saturday night.

September 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON- With a big hand from his pit crew, Kyle Busch locked up his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his fourth victory of the year Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

September 02, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia welcomes in 2 new college football programs

ATLANTA - Georgia's state college football landscape is rapidly changing.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rally4Wrestling tourney starts Friday

The Rally4Wrestling tournament for USA Wrestling and youth clinic to promote the growth of wrestling as an Olympic sport is Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at The Cooler in Alpharetta.

August 26, 2013 | Staff Reports | Staff sports picks


Former Bulldog, Steelers LB Jones released from hospital after chest injury

PITTSBURGH - Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for a chest injury.

August 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw leaves South Carolina football scrimmage with bruised thumb

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wasn't happy with his team's offensive showing on Saturday. Then again, it's usually difficult to move the ball against Gameoccks All-American Jadeveon Clowney.

August 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Johnson emerging as leader at LB for Tennessee defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One year after leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson wants to become a better leader of his own defense.

August 16, 2013 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


A-Rod suspended by MLB through 2014

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bulldogs open camp, preparing for tough early season schedule

ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season.

August 01, 2013 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Dream puts on practice for Gainesville fans

Adrienne Battle and her 13-year old daughter, Mikeisha, were two of the earliest to arrive at the Gainesville Middle gym on Tuesday afternoon.

July 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad tackling new job as Southern Mississippi assistant football coach

Andrew Thacker will always have an open invitation from his stepfather and former coach, Gainesville High's Bruce Miller, to visit and scout Red Elephant players during any appropriate recruiting periods.

July 26, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Atlanta impresses soccer tournament organizers

ATLANTA - The organizers of an international soccer tournament that recently stopped in Atlanta say they can see the city hosting bigger matches in the future.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Moore wins City Golf Championship

Stuart Moore shot a 70 in the final round of the City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up Will Peeples and win the tournament.

July 21, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Former Red Elephant Niles breaking out on defensive line at Central Florida

Thomas Niles has a lot to like about playing football at the University of Central Florida.

July 19, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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