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Detroit Lions draft former Gainesville High WR T.J. Jones in 6th round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions drafted Gainesville High grad and former Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones with the 189th pick overall in the sixth round of Saturday's NFL Draft. As a senior for the Fighting Irish in 2013, Jones had 70 catches for 1,108 yards and nine touchdowns. For his career at Notre Dame, he had 181 catches and 19 touchdown grabs.

May 10, 2014 | Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Former Bulldogs' QB Murray part of Chiefs draft class heavy on offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs turned their attention to offense on the final day of the draft, choosing Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas with their fourth-round pick and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round Saturday.

May 10, 2014 | Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Clippers owner Sterling banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Logano uses late move for 1st career win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Joey Logano took advantage of a three-car duel by sneaking below the trio to take the lead Saturday night, outrunning former champions Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski to win at Richmond International Raceway.

April 26, 2014 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett Championship

DULUTH - Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

April 20, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks

This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks

MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Back surgery will keep Woods out of Masters

April 01, 2014 | | Staff sports picks

College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

March 26, 2014 | By Michael Tarm Associated Press | Staff sports picks

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Kyle Busch holds off Harvick to close season with 1st Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy.

November 22, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Gainesville graduate Deshaun Watson, No. 1 Clemson romp past Wake Forest 33-13

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson enjoyed another big day and kept on track for the College Football Playoff with a 33-13 ...

November 21, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson aiming to keep Heisman Trophy in a QB's hands

CLEMSON, S.C. - In the year of the running back, Gainesville High graduate and Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is making a late push to ...

November 16, 2015 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. advance in Chase after rain-shortened Phoenix race

AVONDALE, Ariz. - NASCAR's championship field was set Sunday at rain-soaked Phoenix International Raceway when the race was called 93 laps from the scheduled finish ...

November 16, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Watson, Tigers hold off Syracuse 37-27

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Deshaun Watson had a big day for No. 1 Clemson with 461 total yards and three touchdowns as the top-ranked Tigers held ...

November 14, 2015 | By John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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