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Netherlands shuts out Brazil for 3rd place at World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil - Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By Tales Azzoni Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Young players learn soccer, German language

DAHLONEGA - The spirit of the World Cup was alive and well in the outfield of the University of North Georgia's Bob Stein Stadium this week.

July 11, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Decision in: LeBron returns to Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.

July 11, 2014 | By Tim Reynolds and Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Brosnan could pitch well, but he really could write

Jim Brosnan, an average pitcher who became a literary master, passed away on June 28. The cause was an infection developed during recovery from a stroke. He was 84.

July 08, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Djokovic victorious in Wimbledon finals over Federer

LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Almirola wins rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.

July 06, 2014 | Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack remains top Georgian at Peachtree Road Race

For the fourth year in a row, North Hall graduate Ty McCormack was recognized as the fastest Georgian at the Peachtree Road Race on Friday in Atlanta.

July 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


France, Germany renew rivalry at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck a chord with French football fans of a certain vintage.

July 03, 2014 | By Steve Douglas Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Pair of local regulars back again at Peachtree Road Race

The Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10K, is this morning in Atlanta. Here's a look at two local runners taking part in the July 4 tradition.

July 03, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


McCormack hoping for another strong Peachtree Road Race

The Peachtree Road Race has been an integral part of July 4 for Ty McCormack ever since he was born. His mother has been running the race for more than 30 years.

July 02, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

SAO PAULO - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


US World Cup run ends with 2-1 loss to Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

July 01, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local fans huddle together to cheer on US soccer in World Cup

Gerry Grogan was much like every other U.S. soccer fan enjoying the World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday at the Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville.

July 01, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Jefferson grad Shirreffs transferring to Connecticut

Former Jefferson quarterback Bryant Shirreffs is Connecticut-bound.

June 30, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


U.S. soccer hoping to make most of chance

SALVADOR, Brazil - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.

June 30, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | 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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