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Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Horschel's fearless aggression pays off vs. McIlroy

Billy Horschel stared down the world's best golfer on Sunday and came out victorious.

September 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Keselowski takes opening round in Chase for Sprint Cup championship

JOLIET, Ill. - With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.

September 14, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 things to know about NASCAR's Chase

NASCAR's version of the playoffs, the Chase, begins today at Chicagoland Speedway.

September 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Powers wins big in Hawaii before heading to Michigan

Paul Powers didn't have much time to settle in for his first semester of classes at the University of Michigan, and the swimmer didn't mind one bit.

September 02, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Kahne passes Kenseth for Atlanta win, earns Chase spot

HAMPTON - Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

September 01, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson makes most of opportunity in Clemson debut

ATHENS - Deshaun Watson didn't know when his moment was coming. That didn't stop him from making the most of it.

August 31, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Stewart set for NASCAR return at Atlanta Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 7th in Georgia Senior Championship

ALBANY - Walter Hope of Gainesville tied for seventh in the Georgia Senior Championship at Doublegate Country Club.

August 28, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


NFL adopts stronger penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By Howard Fendrich Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State wins opener 38-37 over Abilene Christian

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's changes have paid off

NASCAR was chasing buzz rather than being concerned with a true champion when it made points system changes in the offseason.

August 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano surges past Kenseth for first victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Crystal Falls

Bud Black, Sam McGee, Frank Waggoner and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

August 19, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta Braves give up decisive run in 13th inning of 3-2 loss to Brewers

ATLANTA - Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home ...

May 26, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall ...

May 25, 2016 | By Steve Reed Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Olympic Park to host ACRA National Championship Regatta this weekend

The 2016 American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship Regatta will be held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Area paddlers seek Olympic berths through this weekend's Pan American Championships

Claudiu Ciur believes that the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club has its best chance in recent memory to place multiple local athletes in the upcoming ...

May 18, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Former Atlanta Falcon Todd Weiner hosting USA Football Fundamentals clinic

Former Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Todd Weiner will be hosting a USA Football Fundamentals clinic for children ages 6-15.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Robert Sapp Baseball Camp coming to Flowery Branch in June

The 36th annual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp will be held June 20-24 at Hog Mountain Baseball Complex in Flowery Branch.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he’s not great yet, but working on it

NEW ORLEANS - Clemson quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson wasn't expecting any revelations about what he could have done differently to lead the ...

May 17, 2016 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Semi-pro Georgia Wolves advance to National Development Football League championship with 12-0 win

The Georgia Wolves defeated the Columbus Truth 12-0 in the National Development Football League semifinals Saturday.

May 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth holds off Kyle Larson for thrilling NASCAR victory at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Larson in a thrilling run down the stretch to win a wreck-filled race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

May 15, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


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