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Edwards wins race, Keselowski misses out on Chase

RICHMOND, Va. - NASCAR will have a new champion. For now, it has yet another conspiracy.

September 08, 2013 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jefferson grad Shirreffs has pair of TDs for N.C. State in win over Richmond

RALEIGH, N.C. - Niklas Sade's 48-yard field goal with 33 seconds left lifted North Carolina State past Richmond 23-21 on Saturday night.

September 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON- With a big hand from his pit crew, Kyle Busch locked up his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his fourth victory of the year Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

September 02, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia welcomes in 2 new college football programs

ATLANTA - Georgia's state college football landscape is rapidly changing.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rally4Wrestling tourney starts Friday

The Rally4Wrestling tournament for USA Wrestling and youth clinic to promote the growth of wrestling as an Olympic sport is Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at The Cooler in Alpharetta.

August 26, 2013 | Staff Reports | Staff sports picks


Former Bulldog, Steelers LB Jones released from hospital after chest injury

PITTSBURGH - Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for a chest injury.

August 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw leaves South Carolina football scrimmage with bruised thumb

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wasn't happy with his team's offensive showing on Saturday. Then again, it's usually difficult to move the ball against Gameoccks All-American Jadeveon Clowney.

August 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Johnson emerging as leader at LB for Tennessee defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One year after leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson wants to become a better leader of his own defense.

August 16, 2013 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


A-Rod suspended by MLB through 2014

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bulldogs open camp, preparing for tough early season schedule

ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season.

August 01, 2013 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Dream puts on practice for Gainesville fans

Adrienne Battle and her 13-year old daughter, Mikeisha, were two of the earliest to arrive at the Gainesville Middle gym on Tuesday afternoon.

July 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad tackling new job as Southern Mississippi assistant football coach

Andrew Thacker will always have an open invitation from his stepfather and former coach, Gainesville High's Bruce Miller, to visit and scout Red Elephant players during any appropriate recruiting periods.

July 26, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Atlanta impresses soccer tournament organizers

ATLANTA - The organizers of an international soccer tournament that recently stopped in Atlanta say they can see the city hosting bigger matches in the future.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Moore wins City Golf Championship

Stuart Moore shot a 70 in the final round of the City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up Will Peeples and win the tournament.

July 21, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Former Red Elephant Niles breaking out on defensive line at Central Florida

Thomas Niles has a lot to like about playing football at the University of Central Florida.

July 19, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Flowery Branch grad Jonathan Hughes opts for Georgia Tech over pro baseball deal

Delaying the start of his professional baseball career is a decision which Jonathan Hughes is completely comfortable with.

July 27, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Michael Shank Racing team prepares for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta course

BRASELTON - Most people know the thrill of being handed a freshly laminated driver's license at 16 years of age, but not many have experienced the thrill of getting the keys to a 450-horsepower supercar at 16, especially at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

July 23, 2015 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he’s healthy and ready to lead Tigers to big things

MAULDIN, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson isn't focused on the praise and honors coming his way, no matter how high they pile up this offseason.

July 23, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jamaica upsets US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.

July 22, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford's Olivia Shaw celebrating national title at MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition

Get out the screwdrivers: Olivia Shaw needs room to figure out how she's going to organize the new gifts she received last weekend in Cincinnati.

July 21, 2015 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Clemson, QB Deshaun Watson earn preseason ACC awards

PINEHURST, N.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season.

July 21, 2015 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tennessee, Georgia Tech to meet in 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium

ATLANTA - Tennessee and Georgia Tech will open their 2017 seasons by facing each other Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Jackson Bishop wins City Championship

After a 1-hour weather delay Sunday afternoon, Gainesville High grad Jackson Bishop fired a final round 2-under-par 70 to become the 2015 City Champion at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.

July 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


New Brenau track and field coach Byron Kramer has high hopes for team

After winning conference championships in its first three years, Brenau University's Golden Tigers track and field team could be ready to make a significant mark on the national level.

July 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Clemson coach Swinney says injured quarterback Deshaun Watson cleared for football work

SUNSET, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said injured quarterback Deshaun Watson was fully cleared by the school's medical staff to take part in football activities.

July 15, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Trout homers leading off, and American League All-Stars top National League 6-3

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.

July 14, 2015 | Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cincinnati Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI - Todd Frazier waited until the very last swing - three times, no less - to win the All-Star Home Run Derby in his home ballpark.

July 13, 2015 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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