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Former Flowery Branch LB Drummond looks to honor late father in final season at Tech

Linebacker Daniel Drummond is preparing to play his final season at Georgia Tech with a heavy heart and high expectations.

July 05, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack remains top Georgian at Peachtree Road Race

Even on a wet running surface, Ty McCormack didn't slip.

July 05, 2013 | Jared Putnam | Staff sports picks


Kenseth gambles late, wins at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. - Matt Kenseth has raced long enough to know that rough starts can still have good outcomes.

June 30, 2013 | By Gary Graves Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Sims hopeful for more playing time with Crimson Tide

When Blake Sims committed to play football at the University of Alabama, he was praised for his athletic ability. It was said that Sims could fit into the Crimson Tide's system in multiple ways, becoming a true difference maker for coach Nick Saban.

June 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Maddox shining despite struggles of Vols' baseball team

Following a successful freshman season at Tennessee in 2012, Will Maddox believed he could make an even bigger impact as a sophomore. The former Gainesville standout did just that this year, even if he won't quite admit it.

June 23, 2013 | Ed Hooper | Staff sports picks


James leads Heat to another NBA championship

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Miami wins thrilling Game 6 of NBA Finals, force Game 7

MIAMI - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2013 | Jon Krawczynski Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Radio hosts at Atlanta sports talk station fired for mocking former NFL player with ALS

ATLANTA - The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease, a station official said Monday.

June 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rose breaks drought for Brits with US Open victory

ARDMORE, Pa. - Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open.

June 16, 2013 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Biffle breezes to win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle raced to his second straight Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, easily holding off Kevin Harvick after points leader Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall in the final laps Sunday.

June 16, 2013 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Hefflinger named to Single-A baseball All-Star Game

Gainesville High grad and current Lynchburg Hillcats left fielder Robby Hefflinger has been chosen to play in the Single-A Carolina-California League All-Star Game on June 18 in San Jose, Calif.

June 07, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad finishes Clemson track career with degree, some of program's best times

Three years is all it took for Ty McCormack to leave a lasting legacy as a great distance runner at Clemson University.

June 04, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville star Hefflinger tearing up Carolina League

Robby Hefflinger can't single out any one reason why he has so thoroughly dominated the Carolina League this season.

June 03, 2013 | Jared Putnam | Staff sports picks


Late pass lifts Stewart to victory at Dover

DOVER, Del. - With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him.

June 02, 2013 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson wins All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. - Cross another milestone off of Jimmie Johnson's list. He stands alone in All-Star history.

May 18, 2013 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Deshaun Watson looking for fast start to season with No. 12 Clemson vs. Wofford

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he is ready for whatever comes his way.

September 03, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Helpful hints for enjoying college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 27, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Atlanta Braves' young arms movement recalls cautionary tale

Remember Tony Brizzolara?

August 25, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano successfully defends Bristol victory

August 23, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


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