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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


Back surgery will keep Woods out of Masters

April 01, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

March 26, 2014 | By Michael Tarm Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch fights off field for win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - With tires and tempers blowing up all over the track for 400 crazy miles, Kyle Busch stayed calm and relied on his remarkable knack for big finishes at Fontana.

March 23, 2014 | Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State falls to Clemson in 1st round of NIT

CLEMSON, S.C. - K.J. McDaniels tied his career high with 30 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Clemson to its 10th straight home NIT win with a 78-66 victory over Georgia State on Tuesday night.

March 18, 2014 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Virginia, Florida, Arizona, Wichita State claim No. 1 seeds for NCAA Tournament

The surprises start at the top of the NCAA tournament bracket: Virginia is a No. 1 seed.

March 16, 2014 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State tops Arkansas State in Sun Belt semifinals

Ryan Harrow scored 20 points and R.J. Hunter had 16 as top-seeded Georgia State eased to a 72-45 win over fourth-seeded Arkansas State in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Saturday.

March 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski edges out Junior on final lap for win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 09, 2014 | Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson in running for starting job at QB as Clemson starts spring practice

CLEMSON, S.C. - For the first time in five years, Clemson has questions at quarterback.

March 05, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Keselowski avoids crash-filled finish to win at Talladega

Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in ...

May 01, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Ben Hefner, Tim Hornsby qualify for Pan American Games

In the biggest race of his career, nothing was going right for Gainesville's Ben Hefner.

April 30, 2016 | By David Purdum For The Times | Staff sports picks


Dawsonville native Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

April 30, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Carl Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way ...

April 24, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau outdoor track & field team secures fourth consecutive SSAC championship

Brenau University's outdoor track & field team picked up its fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23 in Mobile, Alabama.

April 23, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Drivers excited for daytime racing at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Denny Hamlin has gotten accustomed to having Sundays off when NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series comes to Richmond International Raceway, where the premier ...

April 23, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former East Hall standout Frank Davis recognized as one of nation's top assistant coaches

On the rare occasions where Frank Davis gets to come back home, he can't stay long.

April 22, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


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