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This week: Area runners take to local cross country meet

Cross country season still hasn't hit its peak, however there is a big local meet Tuesday that will draw several local teams to Chestatee High. Gainesville, Chestatee, North Hall, Johnson, Riverside Military, Lumpkin County and Lakeview Academy will all take part in the 5K race on the Chestatee Middle School course.

September 05, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Connor Shaw throws for TD in college debut

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Flowery Branch quarterback Connor Shaw connected with D.L. Moore for a 15-yard touchdown pass for South Carolina's final score in the Gamecocks' 41-13 win over Southern Miss on Thursday night.

September 03, 2010 | From staff, wire reports | Staff sports picks


NFL moving ahead with plan for 18-game schedule

ATLANTA - NFL owners are eager to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games.

August 25, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tough economy presents challenges for Ga. State football

ATLANTA - In his previous head coaching jobs, there were plenty of things for Bill Curry to worry about.

August 20, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurrier says Connor Shaw will play in opener

August 20, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Clemens indicted on perjury charges

WASHINGTON - Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens is under indictment, accused of lying to Congress about using steroids.

August 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vikings' Harvin has another migrane attack

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been taken to a hospital by ambulance after passing out at the beginning of practice.

August 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad playing pro football in Germany

Patrick O'Neal has always been blessed with the ability to carve his own path in life without feeling the need to follow the status quo.

August 18, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


PGA Championship ends with penalty, playoff

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Martin Kaymer's name is etched on the side of the Wanamaker Trophy.

August 16, 2010 | By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Connor Shaw shines in South Carolina scrimmage

August 15, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Molder chasing former Georgia Tech teammate Kuchar

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Bryce Molder watched in awe as Matt Kuchar birdied hole after hole during their practice rounds together this week in preparation for the PGA Championship.

August 13, 2010 | By COLIN FLY The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


In football, SEC has no rival

ATLANTA - Excuse the Southeastern Conference if it views the national championship race as a rather private affair - neighbor against neighbor, battling it out through the fall until there are only two teams left standing, setting up a final showdown in Atlanta on the first Saturday in December.

August 11, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bowden wins qualifier at Achasta

DAHLONEGA- Former Georgia Tech golfer Daniel Bowden of Easley, S.C. carded a final round 6-under-par 64 to win U.S. Amateur Qualifier No. 2 at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega on Tuesday.

August 10, 2010 | James Wolfe | Staff sports picks


Bama's Blake Sims switches positions again

August 10, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


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


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Ellison's 3 TDs push Georgia Southern past Troy

STATESBORO, Ga. - Quarterback Kevin Ellison had three short touchdown runs, and L.A. Ramsby ran for two more scores to help Georgia Southern rout Troy 42-10 on Thursday night.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner, Giants beat Royals 3-2 to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A giant, indeed.

October 30, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Halloween weekend makes for scary matchups

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins across the South - they're huge SEC fans - know Halloween in the nation's finest conference means one thing: the All Hallow's Eve edition of SEC Banter.

October 29, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Royals' Ventura pays tribute to friend with gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Yordano Ventura found his own way to honor his close friend Oscar Taveras on Tuesday night, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series.

October 29, 2014 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mississippi State, Florida State top first playoff poll ranking

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken - and it likes the SEC.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner puts Giants win away from title

SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 27, 2014 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Giants crush Royals to tie World Series 2-2

SAN FRANCISCO - Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium.

October 26, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern wallops Georgia State, 69-31

Matt Breida ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yarder on the opening play of the second half, leading Georgia Southern to a 69-31 win over Georgia State on Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Royals hang on 3-2, take 2-1 World Series lead on Giants

October 24, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Georgia State, Georgia Southern starting rivalry

ATLANTA - The state of Georgia's two GSUs - Georgia State and Georgia Southern - will play for the first time as new Sun Belt Conference rivals on Saturday.

October 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

October 23, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Without Gurley, Dawgs keep on winning

Let the naysayers beware.

October 21, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Junior Crew rowing team strong at Clemson

The Lake Lanier Junior Crew's rowing team earned multiple medals at Clemson University's Tail of the Tiger Regatta.

October 20, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


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