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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


Lanier National Speedway to host final race on schedule Saturday

The Lanier National Speedway will host its final race for the foreseeable future Saturday with the 2012 Ice Cold Shriners Bowl, track owner Donnie Clack said.

March 30, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This Week: East Hall senior to compete in 3-point contest

East Hall senior Jasmine Jenkins will compete in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-point Championship at 8 p.m. March 30 at the Alario Center in New Orleans.

March 25, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Stewart wins rain-shortened race in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps.

March 25, 2012 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bracket Bust 2012: Follow The Times' contest here

March 23, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski dominates to win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCAR's championship race.

March 18, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: GHSA to meet in Macon today

The Georgia High School Association will meet today in Macon for its March state executive committee meeting.

March 18, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


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Kahne passes Kenseth for Atlanta win, earns Chase spot

HAMPTON - Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

September 01, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson makes most of opportunity in Clemson debut

ATHENS - Deshaun Watson didn't know when his moment was coming. That didn't stop him from making the most of it.

August 31, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Stewart set for NASCAR return at Atlanta Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 7th in Georgia Senior Championship

ALBANY - Walter Hope of Gainesville tied for seventh in the Georgia Senior Championship at Doublegate Country Club.

August 28, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


NFL adopts stronger penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By Howard Fendrich Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State wins opener 38-37 over Abilene Christian

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's changes have paid off

NASCAR was chasing buzz rather than being concerned with a true champion when it made points system changes in the offseason.

August 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano surges past Kenseth for first victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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