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Payment sought in Newton recruitment

A man who said he represented Auburn quarterback and Heisman hopeful Cameron Newton during his recruitment out of junior college last year asked for payment to secure his commitment to Mississippi State, according to former MSU player John Bond.

November 04, 2010 | By David Brandt The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Stafford named NFL's Player of the Week

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has some talents that transcend coaching.

November 03, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lincecum, Renteria power San Francisco to World Series title

November 01, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner pitches Giants to brink of World Series crown

November 01, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Oregon, Auburn swap spots in BCS

NEW YORK - Oregon and Auburn swapped spots atop the BCS standings and Boise State was passed again, this time by TCU.

October 31, 2010 | By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rangers slip past Giants

October 30, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Giants win 9-0, take 2-0 series lead

October 28, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Sanchez leads Giants to Game 1 win

October 27, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


This week: High school basketball season fast approaching

While football season nears its conclusion, a new year of high school basketball begins this week.

October 25, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Auburn surges to top of BCS standings

NEW YORK - Cam Newton and Auburn blew by Boise State into first place in the BCS standings.

October 24, 2010 | By Ralph Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Giants oust Phillies to advance to World Series

October 23, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rangers top Yankees 6-1, clinch first AL pennant

ARLINGTON, Texas - Their Texas-sized wait is over. The Rangers are going to the World Series.

October 23, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Phillies stay alive in NLCS

October 21, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Yankees beat Rangers 7-2, close series to 3-2

NEW YORK - They were facing the end of their season and a miserable winter after that.

October 21, 2010 | By Ralph Blum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Uribe's sacrifice fly in 9th gives Giants 3-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - Juan Uribe hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off reliever Roy Oswalt with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants moved within one win of the World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.

October 21, 2010 | By Janie McCauley The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Leonard: Looking for NASCAR's next top sponsor

The announcement came Tuesday. Sprint will be the premier sponsor of NASCAR's top series through 2016, and then it's leaving.

December 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local lifters strong in Loganville

LOGANVILLE - Iron Beast Gym co-owner Marcel of Allen of Gainesville assembled an all-star push/pull (benchpress and deadlift) team of powerlifters, bench press specialists, a strongman competitor and a novice lifter under the title of "Team 1%" to take the team championship against 11 other squads containing other elite lifters at the Body By George Southern Powerlifting Federation Championships held at the Covenant Christian Academy Gym over the weekend in Loganville.

December 15, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Clemson's Watson scheduled for surgery, will miss bowl game

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson will have surgery Friday and miss the Tigers' upcoming bowl game.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Paul Johnson Love Fest in full swing

The Paul Johnson Love Fest continued last week.

December 09, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Oregon QB Mariota headlines Heisman finalists

NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.

December 08, 2014 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: College Football Playoff a step forward

The inaugural College Football Playoff is here. Plenty of people are mad. It turns out that the more things change in college football, the more they stay the same.

December 07, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Alabama, Oregon, FSU and Ohio St. in 1st college playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.

December 07, 2014 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Sims steers No. 1 Alabama to Southeastern Conference title

ATLANTA - Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee.

December 06, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall Elite Hitting Camp feature Red Sox's Hyers

North Hall High is hosting its Elite Hitting Camp this Saturday and Sunday. Boston Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers is leading the camp.

December 03, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Missouri the classic underdog in SEC Championship

The twenty-third edition of college football's original conference championship game takes place this Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

December 03, 2014 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Yellow Jackets' win vs. Georgia was crazy

Paul Johnson won't ever be accused of being loquacious. But quite often the taciturn Tech coach says a lot without saying much.

December 03, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Frogs' leap to No. 3 doesn't make sense

The College Football Playoff rankings are getting downright laughable. How else can you explain the latest installment released Tuesday night?

December 03, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome takes group match victory

Joe Roberts, Al Raynes, Tommy Lowery and Johnny Nix won the Luna's Tuesday golf group's match last week at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Watson tosses 2 TDs, Clemson defeats South Carolina 35-17

CLEMSON, S.C. - No. 23 Clemson stopped the countdown on its losing streak to South Carolina. Now, the Tigers are looking to a new countdown to how many more Palmetto Bowl victories they might achieve behind freshmen Deshaun Watson, tailback Wayne Gallman and receiver Artavis Scott.

November 29, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tiger star anchored by his Gainesville roots

November 25, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


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