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Packers win Super Bowl, 31-25

ARLINGTON, Texas - Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again.

February 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford backs highlight Ga. Southern class

STATESBORO - Jeff Monken has added four running backs, including two from Buford High School, among his 25 signees for Georgia Southern.

February 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State adds 8 signees for second season

ATLANTA - Georgia State, which had no scholarship seniors on its inaugural 2010 team, has added eight signees.

February 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Warren moves into top-10 all-time Big Sky scoring list

Jamarco Warren, a Gainesville High graduate and current member of the Charleston Southern University men's basketball team, moved into ninth place in Big South Conference history for most career points on Jan. 22.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Super Bowl matchup set between Steelers and Packers

Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.

January 23, 2011 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State to play Houston in 2011

The Georgia State University football team will face its second Football Bowl Subdivision opponent next fall as the Panthers play at Houston, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and head football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


AP source: NASCAR may scrap points system

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR is considering scrapping the points system it has used since 1975 in favor of a simpler method that awards points per finishing position, The Associated Press has learned.

January 17, 2011 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Gainesville plays 2 top-10 teams

After a week of high school basketball teams went stir crazy without getting to play, this week resumes a normal schedule across the area. For Gainesville, this will be a particularly challenging week. On Monday, the Red Elephants' boys face Class AAA's No. 4-ranked Carrollton (8-1) in Gainesville. Then on Friday, the Red Elephants face Class AAA's No. 3-ranked Monroe Area in Monroe.

January 16, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Auburn takes BCS championship

January 11, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Big bowls highlight busy week

Three weeks into bowl season, and there's still plenty of football left to play.

January 02, 2011 | Brent Holloway | Staff sports picks


Home For the Holidays: Ashley Razey

With continued controversy centering around sports in college, it's nice to see one collegiate athlete who is trying to blend her love of sports with her education.

January 02, 2011 | James Wolfe | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Korentheus Bailey and Kiante Young

While Kiante Young and Korentheus Bailey share a similar background, they are having a vastly different college experience.

January 01, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


A look back at the top sports stories of 2010

When people look back at the past year in sports, the headlines are going to have just as much to do with those in charge as the games that were played.

December 31, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Home for the Holidays: Blake Sims

After one semester at the University of Alabama, Blake Sims has grown as a football player, but more importantly, he's grown as a man.

December 31, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Former Lady Knight playing big for Piedmont

Laura Simmons, a graduate of Johnson High and current senior on the Piedmont College women's basketball team, has been named the Great South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, announced on Dec. 23.

December 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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