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Formula Drift invades Road Atlanta this weekend

BRASELTON - If you see a cloud of smoke over Braselton today, don't fret, they're just burning rubber at Drift Atlanta.

May 07, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Keselowski avoids crash-filled finish to win at Talladega

Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in damage to race teams.

May 01, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Ben Hefner, Tim Hornsby qualify for Pan American Games

In the biggest race of his career, nothing was going right for Gainesville's Ben Hefner.

April 30, 2016 | By David Purdum For The Times | Staff sports picks


Dawsonville native Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

April 30, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Carl Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond International Raceway.

April 24, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau outdoor track & field team secures fourth consecutive SSAC championship

Brenau University's outdoor track & field team picked up its fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23 in Mobile, Alabama.

April 23, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Drivers excited for daytime racing at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Denny Hamlin has gotten accustomed to having Sundays off when NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series comes to Richmond International Raceway, where the premier series has traditionally raced under the lights on Saturday night.

April 23, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former East Hall standout Frank Davis recognized as one of nation's top assistant coaches

On the rare occasions where Frank Davis gets to come back home, he can't stay long.

April 22, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Times reporter hops on back of speedy Superbike as MotoAmerica comes to Road Atlanta this weekend

In preparation for the Suzuki Superbike Shootout of Georgia at Road Atlanta this weekend, I was asked to participate in a ride-along on the back of a Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike and yes, it was as impressive as it sounds.

April 14, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


VIDEO: Cornett family seek to 'make a difference,' raise awareness of blood cancers through Ironman

Robert Cornett has a lot of time to think when he's running.

April 13, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: What I'll remember from the 2016 Masters

Here's what I'll remember from the 2016 Masters.

April 11, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Danny Willett wins the Masters after Spieth's shocking collapse

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett looked up at the large leaderboard at the 15th green and couldn't believe what he saw.

April 10, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: Windy conditions setup superstar showdown Saturday in Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth still leads the Masters, even after double bogey

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is still comfortably presiding over the Masters, seemingly unfazed by the unpredictable gusts that have confounded many of his rivals.

April 08, 2016 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: Spieth's poise under pressure set him apart in opening round at Masters

This feels like a movie we've seen before.

April 07, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


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Golfing legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch,

September 25, 2016 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local fans express optimism in Deshaun Watson's chances to find stride

It's not how you start, but how you finish.

September 21, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | Staff sports picks


Martin Truex Jr. benefits from late re-start to pass Elliott, win Sprint Cup race in Chicago

Martin Truex Jr. shot to the front after a late re-start and pulled away to give his small Furniture Row Racing a NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

September 18, 2016 | Mike Cranston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rio Paralympic Games: Clarkesville native McKenzie Coan wins second gold medal

Clarkesville native and current Loyola Maryland student McKenzie Coan won her second-career gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

September 15, 2016 | Times Sports Reports | Staff sports picks


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