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Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he's 'ready to go' this season

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson fans don't seem concerned about the massive losses on last year's top-ranked ranked defense, the muddled picture at running back or the departure of high-powered offensive leader Chad Morris to SMU.

August 20, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli For The Times | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern aiming for bowl bid in 2015

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern won just about everything in 2014 - except the chance to celebrate in the postseason.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Jason Day's triumph means golf belongs to new generation

Let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation of professional golfers.

August 18, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Jason Day shows major mettle and wins PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.- Given a third straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship.

August 16, 2015 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth races to 3rd Sprint Cup victory over season, beats Kevin Harvick at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR's rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway.

August 16, 2015 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cleveland Browns quarterback, Flowery Branch graduate Connor Shaw to have surgery on right thumb

CLEVELAND - Browns third-string quarterback Connor Shaw will undergo surgery on his right thumb and be out for an indefinite period.

August 16, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Old-school Georgia Southern expected to shine in Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS - The old-school approaches of Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have brought a new look to the Sun Belt Conference.

August 13, 2015 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia's Lee McCoy named to United States Walker Cup team

University of Georgia golfer and Habersham Central High graduate Lee McCoy was named to the United States Walker Cup Team, the United States Golf Association announced Monday.

August 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano wins at Wakins Glen, saves fuel this time

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Joey Logano had enough fuel this time.

August 09, 2015 | John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Clemson off to good start practicing with healthy Deshaun Watson at QB

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson took the shotgun snap, backpedaled a few steps and launched a perfect pass to receiver Mike Williams. Moments later, Watson faked the handoff and burst through the line.

August 05, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


John Isner wins Atlanta Open for 3rd straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3

ATLANTA - John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station.

August 02, 2015 | By Matt Winkeljohn Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth stretches fuel, steals win away from Kyle Busch, Joey Logano at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

August 02, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson High senior Will Crain wins gold medal at 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Johnson High senior Will Crain secured a gold medal in the 500-meter kayak Thursday at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

July 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Jonathan Hughes opts for Georgia Tech over pro baseball deal

Delaying the start of his professional baseball career is a decision which Jonathan Hughes is completely comfortable with.

July 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Michael Shank Racing team prepares for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta course

BRASELTON - Most people know the thrill of being handed a freshly laminated driver's license at 16 years of age, but not many have experienced the thrill of getting the keys to a 450-horsepower supercar at 16, especially at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

July 23, 2015 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


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Georgia State edged by Charlotte in opener, 23-20

Matt Johnson threw for 242 yards and a touchdown to help Charlotte beat Georgia State 23-20 in the 49ers' FBS debut Friday at the Georgia ...

September 04, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson looking for fast start to season with No. 12 Clemson vs. Wofford

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he is ready for whatever comes his way.

September 03, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Helpful hints for enjoying college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 27, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Atlanta Braves' young arms movement recalls cautionary tale

Remember Tony Brizzolara?

August 25, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano successfully defends Bristol victory

August 23, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


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