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James leads Heat to another NBA championship

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Miami wins thrilling Game 6 of NBA Finals, force Game 7

MIAMI - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2013 | Jon Krawczynski Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Radio hosts at Atlanta sports talk station fired for mocking former NFL player with ALS

ATLANTA - The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease, a station official said Monday.

June 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rose breaks drought for Brits with US Open victory

ARDMORE, Pa. - Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open.

June 16, 2013 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Biffle breezes to win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle raced to his second straight Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, easily holding off Kevin Harvick after points leader Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall in the final laps Sunday.

June 16, 2013 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Hefflinger named to Single-A baseball All-Star Game

Gainesville High grad and current Lynchburg Hillcats left fielder Robby Hefflinger has been chosen to play in the Single-A Carolina-California League All-Star Game on June 18 in San Jose, Calif.

June 07, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad finishes Clemson track career with degree, some of program's best times

Three years is all it took for Ty McCormack to leave a lasting legacy as a great distance runner at Clemson University.

June 04, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville star Hefflinger tearing up Carolina League

Robby Hefflinger can't single out any one reason why he has so thoroughly dominated the Carolina League this season.

June 03, 2013 | Jared Putnam | Staff sports picks


Late pass lifts Stewart to victory at Dover

DOVER, Del. - With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him.

June 02, 2013 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson wins All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. - Cross another milestone off of Jimmie Johnson's list. He stands alone in All-Star history.

May 18, 2013 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky coach visits Lowery in Gainesville hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has visited injured junior safety and White County High graduate Ashely Lowery as he recovers from a Saturday morning car accident in Georgia.

May 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


David Ragan steals last-lap victory at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Rain and wrecks pushed NASCAR to the edge of darkness Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three of the biggest names in the sport led the field to final flag.

May 05, 2013 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


White County grad, Kentucky football player Lowery hospitalized after car wreck

The Georgia State Patrol says University of Kentucky safety and White County grad Ashely Lowery was not wearing a seat beat when he wrecked and got ejected from his car.

May 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Orb comes from behind to win at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.

May 04, 2013 | By Mike Farrell Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Wright named to SSAC Gold Glove team

North Hall grad and current Emmanuel College senior Josh Wright has earned a spot on the Southern States Athletic Conference Gold Glove team as one of the best defensive pitchers in the league.

April 30, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett Championship

DULUTH - Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

April 20, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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