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Stewart uses bold move late to win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him.

March 12, 2012 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad gets NCAA bid

Flowery Branch graduate Erika Rucker earned an invitation to the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships Monday night from the Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee as part of the South Carolina Gamecocks track and field program.

March 05, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: North Hall, Buford girls headed to Macon

Two area girls basketball teams are headed to Macon this week for the state tournament semifinals.

March 04, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Hamlin holds off Harvick to win in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Denny Hamlin spent nearly two months of the offseason in the Scottsdale area, hoping to get away from racing for a while, reinvigorate himself for the 2012 season.

March 04, 2012 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad named top SEC freshman

University of South Carolina sprinter Erika Rucker has been selected as the Southeastern Conference 2012 Indoor Freshman Runner of the Year the league announced Thursday.

March 02, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins Daytona race marred by fire, rain

February 28, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 for first time ever

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history.

February 26, 2012 | By Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ga. State studies possible move to FBS

ATLANTA - Georgia State is studying a possible move to the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, just two seasons after launching its program.

February 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Carr named to SEC All-Academic Honor Roll

Gainesville graduate Daunte Carr has been named to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Honor Roll while majoring in Kinesiology. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above, be on scholarship or a letterwinners, have completed 24 semester hours and have been a member of a varsity squad for the entire year.

February 20, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Stewart, Brewster lead Truett-McConnell baseball to wins

The Truett-McConnell College baseball team won the opening game of their three-game series Friday night at Clearwater Christian College by a final score of 6-4.

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


Chestatee grad earns conference honors

North Florida University guard and former Chestatee standout Parker Smith was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

February 09, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Manning, Giants rally past Patriots to win Super Bowl

February 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville resident and former coach reflects on Super Bowl appearance

It was Jan. 25, 1981, and Gainesville resident Chuck Clausen was coaching in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack wins two events in New York

North Hall grad and Clemson University sophomore Ty McCormack won a pair of races at the New Balance Invitational in New York on Friday and Saturday.

February 04, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville star Owings agrees to $1M deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO - Former Gainesville star Micah Owings and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.

February 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Sizemore wins Chicopee Woods Senior Championship in playoff

Randy Sizemore notched a two-day score of 143 and defeated Jim Foote in a playoff to earn the victory at the Chicopee Woods Senior Championship last weekend in Gainesville.

October 12, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Watson breaks throwing hand in Clemson's 23-17 win over Louisville

CLEMSON, S.C.- Clemson's got much more than just a stellar offense - and proved that against Louisville on Saturday.

October 11, 2014 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Logano wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - So many drivers studied NASCAR's new championship Chase format and singled out the second round as the one they feared the most.

October 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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