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Kansas City pulls away from NY Mets in 12th inning, claims World Series title

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cueto pitches 2-hitter, Hosmer delivers again, Kansas City Royals beat Mets 7-1 for 2-0 Series lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Kansas City Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom's best pitches, wearing him down with persistence and prowess.

October 28, 2015 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Hosmer makes up for error with sac fly in 14th, lifts Kansas City Royals to 5-4 win over Mets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history.

October 28, 2015 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: New York Mets bring intrigue, excitement to their World Series appearances

This'll be fun. The Mets are back in the World Series.

October 27, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson throws for TD, runs for another as No. 6 Clemson routs Miami, 58-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Clemson looked very much like a national title contender.

October 24, 2015 | By Tim Reynolds Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano spins out Matt Kenseth in final laps, earns second straight Chase win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joey Logano kept peeking around Matt Kenseth as the laps ticked away at Kansas Speedway, the two of them in entirely different situations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

October 18, 2015 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano races into third round of playoffs with win at Charlotte

Joey Logano earned a critical win at Charlotte Motor Speedway to move into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs on a sloppy day for some of the biggest contenders in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

October 11, 2015 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tandy, Pilet overcome rain, competition to win Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON - Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet overcame the field and a long afternoon in pouring rain to drive their Porsche 911 to a victory Saturday in the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

October 03, 2015 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth wins Tour Championship, captures FedEx Cup

ATLANTA - At age 22, Jordan Spieth became the first $22 million man in golf Sunday.

September 27, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth wins at New Hampshire in 2nd race of Chase

LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Kenseth pushed Kevin Harvick down the stretch and took the lead for good when the defending series champion ran out of gas Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.

September 27, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth closes in on $10 million prize with 54-hole lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Jordan Spieth was so consumed with trying to make birdies and save pars on a rugged, rainy afternoon at the Tour Championship that he didn't realize until after he signed for a 2-under 68 that he had a one-shot lead.

September 26, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Scott Dixon added to Chip Ganassi Racing's lineup in Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has been added to Chip Ganassi Racing's lineup for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta next week.

September 24, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Clemson Tigers' quarterback Deshaun Watson looking for wins, not accolades

CLEMSON - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson isn't worried about his Heisman Trophy status or looking for the longball, not with the 11th-ranked Tigers off to a perfect start.

September 21, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Hamlin rallies to win first round of playoffs in Chicago

Denny Hamlin earned a surprise automatic berth into the second round of NASCAR's playoffs by rallying from last to victory lane Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch High grad Ishmael Hollis signs pro basketball deal in Portugal

Flowery Branch High graduate and University of North Georgia standout Ishmael Hollis has agreed to terms with S.C. Lusitania Expert, allowing Hollis to continue his professional career in Portugal.

September 15, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


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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


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

A team of Harlem Globetrotter "legends" 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 ...

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 ...

January 25, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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