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Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon earn No. 1 seeds for March Madness

A topsy-turvy season in college basketball delivered a few more twists when the brackets came out Sunday.

March 13, 2016 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick nips Carl Edwards in wild finish for 8th Phoenix win

AVONDALE, Ariz. - For the second time in a month, two cars crossed the finish line seemingly together and no one was sure who won.

March 13, 2016 | By Mike Cranston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau's Courtney Hayward shining in 'passionate' leadership role

Brenau University's swim team has been on a tear the last two years, winning the Appalachian Swimming Conference championship and placing third at the NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships in back-to-back seasons.

March 10, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Former Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood to serve as judge in N. Georgia All-Star Classic

The fifth annual North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic is scheduled for March 19 at Gainesville High. The day begins with a 3-point shootout at 1 p.m., followed by the slam dunk contest at 2. The girls' game will start at 3 p.m., with the boys' game to follow.

March 08, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch late to win at Las Vegas for 2nd win in 3 years

LAS VEGAS - Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with five laps to go Sunday and surged to his second win in three years in the NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway under weird and windy weather conditions.

March 06, 2016 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Threesome claims Stableford victory at Chattahoochee Golf Course

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Asspciation played a Stableford points game Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

March 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Hayward's freestyle victory pushes Brenau swimming team into 4th place in NAIA championships

COLUMBUS - Brenau junior Courtney Hayward's theme song is "Eye of the Tiger."

March 03, 2016 | By Karen Rosen For The Times | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson uses extra time to win Sprint Cup race at Atlanta

HAMPTON - Jimmie Johnson used pit strategy to grab the lead and won an overtime race under yellow at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, earning his 76th victory to tie the late Dale Earnhardt on the career list.

February 28, 2016 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Denny Hamlin uses daring move to give Joe Gibbs a Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When he was in second grade, Denny Hamlin wrote a letter to himself wishing for a Daytona 500 victory.

February 21, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Wechsler, Johns, Lowery, Van claim first place at Luna's

The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chattahoochee Golf Course this week. First place went to the team of Gene Weschler, Jerry Johns, Tommy Lowery and Doug Van. Second place was the team of Daryl Dunckel, Joe Roberts, Karl Steigele and Don Rogers.

February 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Brenau's Courtney Hayward earns National Swimmer of the Week honor

Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward has been named a National Swimmer of the Week by College Swimming following her performance at last week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christianburg, Va.

February 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson accepts Davey O’Brien Award

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is on schedule to have his communications degree in hand by this time a year from now, after his junior season.

February 16, 2016 | By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Dawsonville's Chase Elliott wins pole position for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dawsonville's Chase Elliott kept the No. 24 Chevrolet on the pole for the second straight Daytona 500, becoming the youngest driver to land the top spot in NASCAR's biggest race.

February 14, 2016 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau swim team captures conference title

The Brenau University Swim Team captured the Appalachian Swimming Conference title Saturday night in Christiansburg, Va.

February 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Denver Broncos defense dominates Carolina Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

February 07, 2016 | By Barry Wilner Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Three pitchers for Triple-A Gwinnett Braves combine for no-hitter of Louisville

Rob Wooten, Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez combined to pitch a no-hitter, leading the Gwinnett Braves to a 3-0 victory over the Louisville Bats on ...

June 30, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cleveland Browns waive QB, Flowery Branch High grad Connor Shaw

CLEVELAND - The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale.

June 30, 2016 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in DI history, died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local basketball fans remember Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as ‘role model for women’

Local residents are remembering Pat Summitt for her pursuit of women's equality both on and off the basketball court and her public battle with ...

June 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. - All the chaos and confusion couldn't stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion.

June 19, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Two-time Atlanta Marathon winner Wes Wessley brings 40 years of running expertise to the community

Twelve years ago, the Lanier Running Club was running on fumes.

June 17, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


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