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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


Kentucky coach visits Lowery in Gainesville hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has visited injured junior safety and White County High graduate Ashely Lowery as he recovers from a Saturday morning car accident in Georgia.

May 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


David Ragan steals last-lap victory at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Rain and wrecks pushed NASCAR to the edge of darkness Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three of the biggest names in the sport led the field to final flag.

May 05, 2013 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


White County grad, Kentucky football player Lowery hospitalized after car wreck

The Georgia State Patrol says University of Kentucky safety and White County grad Ashely Lowery was not wearing a seat beat when he wrecked and got ejected from his car.

May 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Orb comes from behind to win at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.

May 04, 2013 | By Mike Farrell Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Wright named to SSAC Gold Glove team

North Hall grad and current Emmanuel College senior Josh Wright has earned a spot on the Southern States Athletic Conference Gold Glove team as one of the best defensive pitchers in the league.

April 30, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch graduate Cross picked up by Buffalo Bills

Flowery Branch High graduate Izaan Cross signed a free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills on Monday. As a senior at Georgia Tech in 2012, the defensive end Cross had 26 tackles (15 solo) and 1 1/2 sacks for the Yellow Jackets.

April 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Harvick wins on sprint to finish in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Kevin Harvick won Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway by plowing through traffic on a two-lap sprint to the finish.

April 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


College Football Playoff to replace BCS

PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff.

April 23, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo | Staff sports picks


Kenseth holds off Kahne to win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday.

April 21, 2013 | By Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Lloyd scores 3 times as U.S. tops Japan 5-2 in Women's World Cup final

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.

July 05, 2015 | Anne Peterson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford graduate Connor Bennett signs minor-league deal with Cincinnati Reds

Connor Bennett, a 2015 Buford graduate, agreed to a contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. The right-handed Bennett was selected in the 34th round of the MLB Draft in June, but said at the time he expected to turn down the offer and honor his scholarship to play at West Virginia.

July 02, 2015 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


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


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