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Home for the Holidays: Izaan and Imani Cross

Imani Cross had a much deserved break for a few days during Christmas to re-connect with family in Georgia, even though he was still in football mode as the University of Nebraska freshman running back and North Hall High grad was readying to face his home state University of Georgia in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

December 30, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Buford's Cody Getz

Cody Getz spent his first three years at the United States Air Force Academy playing behind old friend Asher Clark, whom he grew up with in Lawrenceville. As a senior, however, Getz took over at running back and has certainly seized the opportunity to start for the Falcons.

December 28, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Chestatee's Branden Jovaag

Oglethorpe University senior Branden Jovaag doesn't know how long he'll be able to keep it up, but the Chestatee grad and the rest of his teammates and coaches are benefiting each time he's out on the floor.

December 27, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Newberry: And the winner is ... Time for the Newbys

Forget the Oscars or the Emmys.

December 26, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Brave Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge

ATLANTA - Jail records show that former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones is free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta on a battery charge.

December 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Newberry: An ugly year in sports - or was it?

Good riddance, 2012.

December 20, 2012 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Valdosta St. tops Winston-Salem 35-7 for D-2 title

FLORENCE, Ala. - Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and freshman Cedric O'Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to a 35-7 victory over Winston-Salem State on Saturday in the Division II championship game.

December 15, 2012 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford grad Carter to miss rest of season at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee freshman guard Andraya Carter will undergo season-ending surgery on her right shoulder Thursday.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


'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


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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


Leonard: Rory, Spieth lead deep U.S. Open

Professional golf is in a great place right now.

June 17, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


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