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Lester, Red Sox rout sloppy Cards, 8-1, in Series opener

October 24, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Upsets in SEC prove more parity, fewer patsies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Surely some people are still snickering at the Southeastern Conference.

October 23, 2013 | By Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McMurray wins largely clean race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jamie McMurray won at Talladega Superspeedway in a nearly clean race until rookie Austin Dillon lost control on the final lap Sunday, allowing the winner to coast across the line under caution.

October 20, 2013 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


South Carolina's Shaw likely out for Missouri game

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says quarterback Connor Shaw won't need surgery for his sprained left knee.

October 20, 2013 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rebellion speeds to 2nd straight win at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON - The final installment of the American Le Mans Series ended in dominant fashion for the overall winner.

October 20, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Red Sox slam Tigers 5-2, head to World Series

October 20, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Cardinals blast LA ace 9-0, win 19th NL pennant

October 18, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Red Sox a win from taking pennant after 4-3 win against Tigers

DETROIT - Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski earns first win of season at Charlotte

October 13, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Tigers limit Red Sox, win 1-0

October 13, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Cardinals edge Dodgers, 1-0, take 2-0 lead in NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning with zero margin for error and the St. Louis Cardinals silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day, winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series.

October 12, 2013 | By R.B. Fallstrom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cardinals top Dodgers 3-2 in 13-inning NLCS opener

October 12, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


South Carolina QB Shaw leaves game with injury

ORLANDO, Fla. - South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw has left the Gamecocks' game against UCF with a right shoulder sprain.

September 28, 2013 | Kyle Hightower Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins opening race in Sprint Cup Chase

JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2013 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad, South Carolina QB Shaw seeing his stock rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he's getting more questions from NFL scouts about Connor Shaw. With the senior quarterback's strong start to the season, expect those inquiries to rise.

September 15, 2013 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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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


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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