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Semi-pro Georgia Wolves football team providing 'second chance' for avid athletes

Second chances in sports are hard to come by.

January 30, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Harlem Legends to play celebrity basketball game against Hall County All-Stars in March

The Harlem Legends show basketball team will play a celebrity basketball game against a Hall County All-Star team March 19 at Riverside Military Academy.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Deshaun Watson will entertain leaving Clemson after 2016 for the NFL Draft

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, a 2014 Gainesville High graduate, has his eye on the NFL and says he could leave a season early next year if the circumstances are right.

January 27, 2016 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Ty McCormack warms up for Olympic Trials with third-place at Miami Half Marathon

During Sunday's Miami Half Marathon, Ty McCormack was forced to make a strategic decision he's never encountered in his many years of elite distance running. About eight miles into the race, the North Hall High graduate and Olympic Trials qualifier, noticed his shoelace was untied.

January 25, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Swinney, Watson already eyeing return to championship

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Almost before the gold-tinted confetti stopped falling, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and quarterback Deshaun Watson were prepping for another run at the national title next year.

January 12, 2016 | By Pete Iocabelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Watson throws for 4 TDs, but Clemson falls to Alabama in national title game

GLENDALE, Arizona - Deshaun Watson certainly did his share for Clemson. The top-ranked Tigers, though, needed even more against powerhouse Alabama.

January 12, 2016 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson’s fans laud quarterback’s ‘celebrity’ status

Deshaun Watson's fan base continues to grow by the minute.

January 11, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson has robust support from other sports greats in Hall County

Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson has the full admiration from a gallery of sports greats right here in Hall County.

January 10, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson, Clemson Tigers had early ambition for 15-0 season in 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, a 2014 Gainesville High graduate, had nearly wrapped up asummertime appearance when someone asked if the Tigers could win a national championship.

January 09, 2016 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville City Schools hosting gathering to support Deshaun Watson in national title game

The Gainesville City School System is hosting a gathering at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Gainesville for local fans of Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson to watch the Clemson quarterback in the national championship game Monday night.

January 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch graduate Will Monday selected as punter for the East-West Shrine Game

Will Monday has been booming the ball as Duke's punter for the past four years. He now must prepare for one final game before the NFL Combine as he looks to leave a lasting impression on coaches and scouts heading into the NFL Draft.

January 06, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Best of 2015: Deshaun Watson's Heisman campaign, Mark Richt's departure among biggest stories

The top sports stories for local fans in 2015 were quite easy to identify.

January 01, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


No. 2 Alabama clobbers No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 in Cotton Bowl, headed to title game

Alabama rolled into the Cotton Bowl determined to wipe away the memories of last season's College Football Playoff flop and it was no contest.

December 31, 2015 | Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson, No. 1 Clemson cruise to 37-17 Orange Bowl win

Dabo Swinney was in no mood to talk about Clemsoning.

December 31, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Longtime NFL, college assistant coach, Times sports columnist Chuck Clausen dies at 75

When Bryan Gray was struggling to find success in his early years as head football coach at East Hall, he always drew inspiration from his talks with Chuck Clausen.

December 26, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Three pitchers for Triple-A Gwinnett Braves combine for no-hitter of Louisville

Rob Wooten, Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez combined to pitch a no-hitter, leading the Gwinnett Braves to a 3-0 victory over the Louisville Bats on ...

June 30, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cleveland Browns waive QB, Flowery Branch High grad Connor Shaw

CLEVELAND - The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale.

June 30, 2016 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in DI history, died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local basketball fans remember Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as ‘role model for women’

Local residents are remembering Pat Summitt for her pursuit of women's equality both on and off the basketball court and her public battle with ...

June 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. - All the chaos and confusion couldn't stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion.

June 19, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Two-time Atlanta Marathon winner Wes Wessley brings 40 years of running expertise to the community

Twelve years ago, the Lanier Running Club was running on fumes.

June 17, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


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