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Adam Scott wins Masters in a playoff

AUGUSTA - Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National.

April 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Snedeker, Cabrera tied for lead at Masters

AUGUSTA - Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera were tied for the lead after the third round of the Masters, a Saturday that will be remembered for Tiger Woods' penalty.

April 13, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Day leads after second round at Masters

AUGUSTA - The 14-year-old from China isn't going anywhere in a hurry. And this Masters is still a long way from taking shape.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Garcia, Leishman shoot 66 for 1st-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA - Sergio Garcia might have written himself off too quickly at the Masters.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Masters not always kind to favorites

AUGUSTA - The first tee shot clattered through a pair of pines on the left side of the 13th fairway, finally landing on the wrong side of Rae's Creek. Tiger Woods tried again, and this wasn't any better. Fans peered across the fairway and only heard the ball rifle through some bushes.

April 10, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local resident to attend 63rd straight Masters

Gainesville resident Ernie Williams was there when Sam Snead, who had just been in a car wreck, came to an Augusta hospital emergency room soon after the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Big Red baseball starts key series

The Gainesville baseball team can find out a lot about itself when it opens a two-game series with Loganville at 5:55 p.m. Friday.

April 07, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Johnson gets win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson dominated Martinsville Speedway again.

April 07, 2013 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad Bailey looking to make strong showing in Georgia spring football game

Sterling Bailey is embracing his opportunity.

April 04, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Coach says Kentucky's Harrow is transferring to Georgia State

ATLANTA - Kentucky coach John Calipari says sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow is transferring to Georgia State.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local Golf: Chicopee Woods holds 3-best-ball event this week

Luke James, Don Schrum and Terry McFarland won the Wednesday Dogfight three-best-ball net event last week at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

March 30, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gresham Motorsports Park ready to open season with Larry Fleeman Memorial 198

Gresham Motorsports Park general manager Dan Elliott is gearing up for another big season, starting with Saturday's Larry Fleeman Memorial 198 race at the Jefferson track. The main event is the Pro Late Model Series, the last of five total classes that will be contested during the day, and includes the Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Sportsman/Renegade and Mini Stock.

March 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Tommy Aaron recollects on winning Masters 40 years later

Tommy Aaron has the most captivating story of sporting triumph that any athlete from Gainesville can tell about himself.

March 28, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Bohannon takes over as Kennesaw State's 1st football coach

KENNESAW - Brian Bohannon has a lot of work to do.

March 26, 2013 | By Charles Odom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Leonard: NCAA basketball title chase heats up

The race for college basketball's national championship heats up Thursday night.

March 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place - until the yellow flags started flying.

March 22, 2015 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Xavier ends Georgia State's Cinderella run in NCAA Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - All the focus was on Georgia State's bench because of Ron Hunter, the coach's torn Achilles tendon, and the now famous stool he used to work the sidelines in the NCAA Tournament.

March 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Bennett makes ace at Chicopee Woods

Wayne Bennett made a hole-in-one at the Village No. 7 hole at Chicopee Woods Golf Course on March 16.

March 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Georgia State eager to extend feel-good story vs. Xavier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ron Hunter hobbled onto the podium with assistance from the little scooter he's been using to get around since suffering the most talked about injury in the NCAA Tournament.

March 21, 2015 | By Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State stuns Baylor, 57-56, on long 3-pointer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting 14th-seeded Georgia State over third-seeded Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat with the biggest shot of his life.

March 19, 2015 | By Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


High School Scoreboard: March 16

Jonathan Gettys led the Gainesville High baseball team to a 14-2 victory against Heritage on Monday in Conyers.

March 16, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Butler's coach follows in friend's footsteps

March Madness is upon us. It begins with the First Four tonight and Wednesday. It culminates in the Final Four on April 4 and April 6.

March 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

March 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick wins fourth straight at Phoenix in a rout

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick is redefining dominance at NASCAR's highest level.

March 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State earns first automatic tourney bid since 2001

NEW ORLEANS - The basket had to be lowered so Georgia State coach Ron Hunter could cut the final pieces of the net following his team's 38-36 victory over Georgia Southern on Sunday to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game.

March 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Stapp part of team, individual wins in Chicopee Woods dogfight

Luke James, Roger Stapp, Yoshi and Dave Jetter won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods.

March 14, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville native Reg Murphy grateful for Georgia Sports Hall of Fame induction

As Reg Murphy sat among a distinguished panel of athletic figures recently in Macon, there was one thought he couldn't shake from his mind.

March 14, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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