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McIlroy leads Masters, saying cool on hot day

April 09, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


McIlroy, Quiros off to roarin' start at Masters

April 07, 2011 | By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This Masters has endless possibilities

AUGUSTA - On the far end of the course Wednesday, near the only palm tree at Augusta National, Lee Westwood rolled long putts across the fourth green as he practiced alone on a quiet afternoon before the Masters.

April 06, 2011 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mickelson a clear favorite at Masters

AUGUSTA - He is the talk of the Masters, and for good reason. No other player can top his record at Augusta National over the last decade, with three green jackets, eight finishes in the top five and a signature moment just about every year.

April 05, 2011 | Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


UConn defeats Butler 53-41 for 3rd national title

HOUSTON - The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut's amazing run was the final buzzer.

April 05, 2011 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Butler back in national title game

April 02, 2011 | By Nancy Armour The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


IUPUI's Ron Hunter takes over at Georgia St.

ATLANTA - Ron Hunter left IUPUI after 17 seasons to take over at Georgia State, a men's basketball program that has struggled through most of its existence.

March 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks




This week: Hooters Tour returns to Chattahoochee

The fairways and greens at Chattahoochee Golf Club will be filled with professionals this week, as the National Golf Association, presented by Hooters of America, returns for the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic that starts today and ends Sunday.

March 21, 2011 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Tech, Georgia women land NCAA bids

ATLANTA - Georgia will open the NCAA tournament in a familiar SEC arena and Georgia Tech will travel to Columbus, Ohio, for first-round games this weekend.

March 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Hall County championships tee off Monday

The tournament's official name, and what's engraved on the trophy, is the Royal Lakes Invitational, but area high schoolgolf teams refer to it as the Hall County championships.

March 13, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


OSU, KU, Pitt and Duke get top seeds for tourney

Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year's NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.

March 13, 2011 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins at Kobalt Tools 400

Carl Edwards believed he should have opened the season with two wins, and the disappointment of missing Victory Lane carried with him into Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 06, 2011 | Jenna Fryer The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brogdon makes rifle national championships

Dawsonville native Mattie Brogdon has been named a competitor in the NCAA Rifle Championship to be held March 11-12 in Columbus.

February 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


20-year-old Bayne wins the Daytona 500

February 20, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


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Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

April 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth played, and won, the right way

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth wins Masters, becomes first wire-to-wire winner since 1976

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.

April 12, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson gets 5th Sprint Cup win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson led 128 laps to get his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

April 12, 2015 | By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: It's winning time for Jordan Spieth

AUGUSTA - Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Spieth sets another scoring record, leads big at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth walked off the 18th green Saturday with another Masters record, a four-shot lead and a solemn look that suggested he knew he was still a long way off from being measured for a green jacket.

April 11, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: CMGA holds 3 best ball aggregated net strokes game

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played a three best ball, aggregated net strokes game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

April 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Can Spieth be stopped?

AUGUSTA - How do you stop Jordan Spieth?

April 10, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Spieth sets 36-hole Masters scoring record

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth no stranger to Augusta's pressure

"I believe in fate. Fate has dictated another championship here, as it has done so many times" – Ben Crenshaw, after the 1995 Masters.

April 09, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods.

April 09, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: 4 who could win first major at Masters

It's inevitable. You'll hear plenty about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods this week.

April 08, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Johnson: Spieth hopes to live dream vs. Tiger Woods

"It's been a dream of mine to be in contention with Tiger Woods in a major championship at Augusta … to try and take Tiger down on the back nine of Augusta," Jordan Spieth said Tuesday.

April 08, 2015 | By Vince Johnson | Staff sports picks


Masters offers a major learning curve for most players

AUGUSTA - Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule.

April 08, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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