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'Johnny Football' first freshman to win Heisman

NEW YORK - Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.

December 08, 2012 | By Ralph Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern outlasts Old Dominion 49-35 in FCS quarterfinals

NORFOLK, Va. - Buford High grad Dominique Swope ran 12 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 remaining, and Georgia Southern's defense helped erase a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter and beat Old Dominion 49-35 in the FCS quarterfinals.

December 08, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Newberry: Are you ready for some bowls?! We aren't

This college football bowl season is like a brand of Chex Mix that comes with a bunch of nuts you don't really care to eat.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State hires Miles as Curry replacement

ATLANTA - Trent Miles is leaving Indiana State to replace Bill Curry as Georgia State's football coach.

November 30, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Murray focuses on Georgia's hopes, puts off NFL talk

ATHENS - Aaron Murray has already received some lofty praise, should he decide to enter the NFL draft.

November 23, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski claims 1st Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Here's a tweet for Brad Keselowski: NASCAR champion. Roger Penske must like the sound of that, too.

November 18, 2012 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Wild race blows championship open for Keselowski

AVONDALE, Ariz. - When the fighting stopped, the oil had dried and the last of the wrecked cars had been towed away, Brad Keselowski found himself on the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske.

November 11, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson holds off Keselowski for victory in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jimmie Johnson regained the lead on the final restart, beating Brad Keselowski in an ending two-lap shootout to win Sunday at Texas and add to his NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead with two races left.

November 04, 2012 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Giants beat Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings for World Series sweep

DETROIT - Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda.

October 29, 2012 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson wins at Martinsville; takes points lead in Sprint Cup

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson raced to his seventh career Martinsville Speedway victory to take the season points lead with three event left, holding off Kyle Busch on a restart with five laps to go Sunday.

October 28, 2012 | By Hank Kurtz Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Giants beat Tigers 2-0 for 3-0 World Series lead

DETROIT - Nothing is stopping them - not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded.

October 28, 2012 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


With small ball, Giants win 2-0 to take 2-0 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a double-play grounder after a key bunt stopped just fair along the third-base line and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 World Series lead.

October 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sandoval, Giants take down Tigers in Game 1 of World Series

SAN FRANCISCO - With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.

October 25, 2012 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Buford softball back in familiar territory

Buford is headed to Columbus looking for a sixth consecutive state championship - and a first in Class AAA - as the state softball championships begin Thursday in Columbus.

October 21, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth wins, Keselowski keeps points lead

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Kenseth won for the second time in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in a caution-marred race at repaved Kansas Speedway.

October 21, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: It's always game day at the college football Hall of Fame

College football fans have entered one of those dreaded "down times" on the annual calendar.

February 25, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Logano's win fuels big dreams

Joey Logano continues his climb up the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ladder. His victory in the Daytona 500 on Sunday was the latest proof.

February 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano earns first Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.

February 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kurt Busch loses appeal to overturn NASCAR suspension

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kurt Busch has lost his appeal to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500.

February 21, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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