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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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Buford graduate Connor Bennett signs minor-league deal with Cincinnati Reds

Connor Bennett, a 2015 Buford graduate, agreed to a contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. The right-handed Bennett was selected in the 34th round of the MLB Draft in June, but said at the time he expected to turn down the offer and honor his scholarship to play at West Virginia.

July 02, 2015 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


US heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over top-ranked Germany

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By Anne M. Peterson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch holds off brother Kurt to win at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot.

June 28, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Virginia wins first College World Series title with 4-2 victory over Vanderbilt

OMAHA, Neb.- After battling a spate of injuries and struggling to even reach its conference tournament, Virginia finished a magnificent postseason run to win its first baseball national championship.

June 25, 2015 | By Eric Olson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch graduate Brad Keller impressing for Single-A baseball team Kane County Cougars

The perfect end to Brad Keller's victory Sunday wasn't his teammate's walk-off RBI, closing the first half of the season on a five-game team winning streak or pitching three-hit ball through six innings.

June 23, 2015 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Vanderbilt holds Virginia to four hits in 5-1 win at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey's two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and defending national champion Vanderbilt opened the College World Series finals with a 5-1 victory over Virginia on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | By Eric Olson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


ESPN: Report shows Pete Rose bet on Reds in 1986

BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986.

June 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth picks up stunning US Open victory on heels of Masters win

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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