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Lester, Red Sox rout sloppy Cards, 8-1, in Series opener

October 24, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Upsets in SEC prove more parity, fewer patsies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Surely some people are still snickering at the Southeastern Conference.

October 23, 2013 | By Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McMurray wins largely clean race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jamie McMurray won at Talladega Superspeedway in a nearly clean race until rookie Austin Dillon lost control on the final lap Sunday, allowing the winner to coast across the line under caution.

October 20, 2013 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


South Carolina's Shaw likely out for Missouri game

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says quarterback Connor Shaw won't need surgery for his sprained left knee.

October 20, 2013 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rebellion speeds to 2nd straight win at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON - The final installment of the American Le Mans Series ended in dominant fashion for the overall winner.

October 20, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Red Sox slam Tigers 5-2, head to World Series

October 20, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Cardinals blast LA ace 9-0, win 19th NL pennant

October 18, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Red Sox a win from taking pennant after 4-3 win against Tigers

DETROIT - Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski earns first win of season at Charlotte

October 13, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Tigers limit Red Sox, win 1-0

October 13, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Cardinals edge Dodgers, 1-0, take 2-0 lead in NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning with zero margin for error and the St. Louis Cardinals silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day, winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series.

October 12, 2013 | By R.B. Fallstrom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cardinals top Dodgers 3-2 in 13-inning NLCS opener

October 12, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


South Carolina QB Shaw leaves game with injury

ORLANDO, Fla. - South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw has left the Gamecocks' game against UCF with a right shoulder sprain.

September 28, 2013 | Kyle Hightower Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins opening race in Sprint Cup Chase

JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2013 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad, South Carolina QB Shaw seeing his stock rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he's getting more questions from NFL scouts about Connor Shaw. With the senior quarterback's strong start to the season, expect those inquiries to rise.

September 15, 2013 | By Pete Iacobelli 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


Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson share US Open lead after Day 1

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - So much for Chambers Bay being the star of this U.S. Open. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger Woods.

June 18, 2015 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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