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Castro, Morrison lead amateur qualifier at Achasta

Franco Castro and Michael Morrison each carded a 5-under 65 on Monday and sit tied at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the U.S. Amateur Qualifier No. 2 at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.

August 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: High school sports begin

The calendar may still say it is early August, but the high school sports season is ready to get rolling.

August 08, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Toccoa native may be Vols' top RB

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tauren Poole seriously considered leaving Tennessee after a 2009 season that found him as low as fourth on the Volunteers' running back depth chart.

August 08, 2010 | BY BETH RUCKER The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


No shortage of chances for ACC to improve image

The Atlantic Coast Conference's reputation has taken plenty of hits since it expanded to 12 teams. The league certainly has plenty of chances this year to shut those critics up.

August 08, 2010 | BY JOEDY McCREARY The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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Auburn’s McCormack picks up weekly SEC honor

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn senior Ty McCormack, a North Hall graduate has been named men's SEC Runner of the Week, the Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Watson sets Clemson record for TD passes in first start

CLEMSON, S.C. - It took 19-year-old quarterback Deshaun Watson just one game to start rewriting the Clemson record book.

September 27, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Gibson wins at Chicopee Woods

Joe Roberts, Dan Arthurs, Tom Frier Jr, and Gayle Gibson won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods.

September 27, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Johnson soaking in his final season at Tennessee

A.J. Johnson is embracing his senior season at Tennessee with the same fervor that led him to become one of the nation's most talented middle linebackers in his first three seasons.

September 24, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Logano picks up 4th win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

September 21, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs find out awards from previous meet

It took a couple of weeks to figure it out, but the Georgia IronDawgs, headquartered in Gainesville, had quite a showing in the recent America's Cup Powerlifting Meet in Kennesaw.

September 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Clemson's Watson leads Tigers in near-upset vs. Florida State

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris said after the Tigers' opening loss at Georgia in August that the moment wasn't too big for true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson.

September 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shorter days trigger fish into action

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.53 or 2.47 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures remain in the low 80s except up where the rivers feed into main lake, where the water may be slightly cooler. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 18, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


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