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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


IronDawgs' Moon has Equipped bench press of more than 800 pounds

EAST PEORIA ,Illinois - The wait is over for Georgia IronDawg benchpress champion, Tim "T" Moon of Gainesville. He has been chasing an Equipped bench press mark of 800 pounds for months and on Saturday, he ran 810.1905 pounds.

June 29, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Reunion Country Club holds Senior Presidents Cup

Reunion Country Club held the first Senior Presidents Cup, an 18-hole stroke play event of four flights, on June 18.

June 29, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Dutch rally to stun Mexico on pair of late goals

June 29, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


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Germany wins World Cup on late goal against Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO - With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

July 13, 2014 | By Mattias Karen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski completes NASCAR sweep at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

July 13, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 15th at Georgia Amateur

MACON - Gainesville High's Jackson Bishop tied for 15th at the Georgia Amateur Championship on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


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


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