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Biffle pulls away to give Roush another Texas win

FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack Roush another NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in Texas.

April 15, 2012 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


G-Braves score 7 in the 9th, top Norfolk in extras

Jose Constanza had a two-run triple to provide the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves the winning margin in a 14-12 comeback win against the Norfolk Tide on Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk, Va. The G-Braves (4-3) scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and then won it with two runs in the top of the 11th.

April 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


This week: Hall County track meet returns

Hall County is bringing back an old tradition on Thursday with the track and field championships at Johnson High. After a few years away from holding the meet, Flowery Branch, Johnson, North Hall, East Hall and Chestatee will all be part of the field. Results have no bearing on seeding for region championships that come later this month.

April 08, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Watson wins Masters playoff over Oosthuizen

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.

April 08, 2012 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gresham Motorsports Park looking to prosper

JEFFERSON - Despite the number of years that Dan Elliott has been involved in racing, he'd never before seen what caught his eye Thursday as he drove through the infield of Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson.

April 07, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61 for title

DENVER - Brittney Griner came up big for Baylor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help the Lady Bears finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night.

April 03, 2012 | By Doug Feinberg Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky claims NCAA title with win over Kansas

NEW ORLEANS - This NCAA tournament was described as Kentucky's to lose.

April 03, 2012 | By Shannon Ryan Chicago Tribune | Staff sports picks


This week: No break for area baseball

It's spring break for Hall County schools, but a number of local baseball teams can't afford to take a week off with big games this week.

April 01, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


NASCAR: Newton wins in wild finish at Martinsville

April 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kansas completes 2nd-half comeback against Ohio State in Final Four

NEW ORLEANS - The tightrope walk rocks on for the Jayhawks.

March 31, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky off to title game, beats Louisville 69-61

NEW ORLEANS - Bragging rights in the Bluegrass State are mighty nice.

March 31, 2012 | By Nancy Armour Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lanier National Speedway to host final race on schedule Saturday

The Lanier National Speedway will host its final race for the foreseeable future Saturday with the 2012 Ice Cold Shriners Bowl, track owner Donnie Clack said.

March 30, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This Week: East Hall senior to compete in 3-point contest

East Hall senior Jasmine Jenkins will compete in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-point Championship at 8 p.m. March 30 at the Alario Center in New Orleans.

March 25, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Stewart wins rain-shortened race in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps.

March 25, 2012 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bracket Bust 2012: Follow The Times' contest here

March 23, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


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Leonard: Looking back at Russell Wilson's first win as college QB

Let me tell you a story about Russell Wilson from back before he was the Super Bowl-winning quarterback he has become with the Seattle Seahawks.

January 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

January 31, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott, Dawsonville forever linked in racing history

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Hey, watch this replay! And thank Tony Verna

If you miss any Super Bowl action this Sunday, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

January 27, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Jim O'Dell grateful for chance to be Lanier Canoe Kayak Club coach

Fresh off practice Monday night, Jim O'Dell had a vivid reminder of why he enjoys his new job so much.

January 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks




Ashway: Bostick has company in infamy

Brandon Bostick, meet Bill Buckner.

January 20, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Brady, Patriots lock up AFC Championship

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more - the Super Bowl.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Seattle completes thrilling late comeback for NFC Championship

SEATTLE - The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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