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West Hall grad excited to start pro soccer career

Juan Arbelaez dreamed of being a professional soccer player while watching his father, a former pro, play the game back home in Pereira, Columbia.

January 25, 2013 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


West Hall grad Arbelaez drafted by MLS team

West Hall graduate Juan Arbelaez, who played soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University the past two seasons, was drafted Tuesday by the Montreal Impact in the third round of the Major League Soccer supplemental draft.

January 23, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

ST. LOUIS - Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 92.

January 19, 2013 | By R.b. Fallstrom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame said a story that star Manti Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia - a loss he said inspired him all season and helped him lead the Irish to the BCS title game - turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bama rolls over Irish for 3rd title in 4 years

MIAMI - It was supposed to be a colossal clash between two of college football's giants, a slugfest between the nation's two stingiest defenses.

January 08, 2013 | By Manny Navarro The Miami Herald | Staff sports picks


Clemson edges LSU 25-24 on last-second FG

ATLANTA - Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.

December 31, 2012 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Georgia, Georgia Tech ready for bowl games

This is the week Georgia and Georgia Tech look to cap off the regular season with a bowl victory.

December 30, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Izaan and Imani Cross

Imani Cross had a much deserved break for a few days during Christmas to re-connect with family in Georgia, even though he was still in football mode as the University of Nebraska freshman running back and North Hall High grad was readying to face his home state University of Georgia in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

December 30, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Buford's Cody Getz

Cody Getz spent his first three years at the United States Air Force Academy playing behind old friend Asher Clark, whom he grew up with in Lawrenceville. As a senior, however, Getz took over at running back and has certainly seized the opportunity to start for the Falcons.

December 28, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Chestatee's Branden Jovaag

Oglethorpe University senior Branden Jovaag doesn't know how long he'll be able to keep it up, but the Chestatee grad and the rest of his teammates and coaches are benefiting each time he's out on the floor.

December 27, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Newberry: And the winner is ... Time for the Newbys

Forget the Oscars or the Emmys.

December 26, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Brave Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge

ATLANTA - Jail records show that former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones is free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta on a battery charge.

December 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Newberry: An ugly year in sports - or was it?

Good riddance, 2012.

December 20, 2012 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Valdosta St. tops Winston-Salem 35-7 for D-2 title

FLORENCE, Ala. - Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and freshman Cedric O'Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to a 35-7 victory over Winston-Salem State on Saturday in the Division II championship game.

December 15, 2012 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford grad Carter to miss rest of season at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee freshman guard Andraya Carter will undergo season-ending surgery on her right shoulder Thursday.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: Leaving the Forgotten Five?

It's March. Time to get serious about college basketball.

March 03, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: It's always game day at the college football Hall of Fame

College football fans have entered one of those dreaded "down times" on the annual calendar.

February 25, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Logano's win fuels big dreams

Joey Logano continues his climb up the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ladder. His victory in the Daytona 500 on Sunday was the latest proof.

February 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano earns first Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.

February 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kurt Busch loses appeal to overturn NASCAR suspension

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kurt Busch has lost his appeal to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500.

February 21, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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