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Jefferson grad Mosley drafted by New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants filled a need on the offensive line taking Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley, a Jefferson High graduate, with their second pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday.

April 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Padres put Gainesville grad Owings on 15-day DL

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have put pitcher Micah Owings on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and called up right-hander Dale Thayer from Triple-A Tucson.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State dismisses QB, suspends 2 players after fight

ATLANTA - The junior quarterback of Georgia State University's football team has been dismissed and two other players suspended indefinitely after they were arrested in Atlanta.

April 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Creek mouths the best bet for stripers

Water temperatures are right around 70 degrees. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,065.65, which is 5.35 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. We should see an increase as the recent rains flow into the lake. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and mostly clear in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

April 19, 2012 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Biffle pulls away to give Roush another Texas win

FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack Roush another NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in Texas.

April 15, 2012 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


G-Braves score 7 in the 9th, top Norfolk in extras

Jose Constanza had a two-run triple to provide the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves the winning margin in a 14-12 comeback win against the Norfolk Tide on Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk, Va. The G-Braves (4-3) scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and then won it with two runs in the top of the 11th.

April 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: Hall County track meet returns

Hall County is bringing back an old tradition on Thursday with the track and field championships at Johnson High. After a few years away from holding the meet, Flowery Branch, Johnson, North Hall, East Hall and Chestatee will all be part of the field. Results have no bearing on seeding for region championships that come later this month.

April 08, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Watson wins Masters playoff over Oosthuizen

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.

April 08, 2012 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gresham Motorsports Park looking to prosper

JEFFERSON - Despite the number of years that Dan Elliott has been involved in racing, he'd never before seen what caught his eye Thursday as he drove through the infield of Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson.

April 07, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61 for title

DENVER - Brittney Griner came up big for Baylor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help the Lady Bears finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night.

April 03, 2012 | By Doug Feinberg Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky claims NCAA title with win over Kansas

NEW ORLEANS - This NCAA tournament was described as Kentucky's to lose.

April 03, 2012 | By Shannon Ryan Chicago Tribune | Staff sports picks


This week: No break for area baseball

It's spring break for Hall County schools, but a number of local baseball teams can't afford to take a week off with big games this week.

April 01, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


NASCAR: Newton wins in wild finish at Martinsville

April 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kansas completes 2nd-half comeback against Ohio State in Final Four

NEW ORLEANS - The tightrope walk rocks on for the Jayhawks.

March 31, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky off to title game, beats Louisville 69-61

NEW ORLEANS - Bragging rights in the Bluegrass State are mighty nice.

March 31, 2012 | By Nancy Armour Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Crystal Falls

Bud Black, Sam McGee, Frank Waggoner and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

August 19, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Fishing report: Bass anglers must be willing to adapt

Lake Lanier's water level has barely dropped at 1,070.06 or .94 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Water temperature are also lower than normal for August in the lower 80s, which has helped the fishing. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks.

August 14, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


McIlroy wins thrilling PGA Championship on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

August 10, 2014 | John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver at dirt track

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: 2 groups tie for Chattahoochee Men top honors

Two groups tied for first in last Wednesday's Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association event at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

August 10, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


McIlroy has company heading to Sunday at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy roars into PGA Championship lead through 2 rounds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rory one shot back of leaders at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.

August 07, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NCAA board votes to give top conferences more power

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 | By Michael Marot Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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