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Gainesville grad Johnson emerging as leader at LB for Tennessee defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One year after leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson wants to become a better leader of his own defense.

August 16, 2013 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


A-Rod suspended by MLB through 2014

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bulldogs open camp, preparing for tough early season schedule

ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season.

August 01, 2013 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Dream puts on practice for Gainesville fans

Adrienne Battle and her 13-year old daughter, Mikeisha, were two of the earliest to arrive at the Gainesville Middle gym on Tuesday afternoon.

July 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad tackling new job as Southern Mississippi assistant football coach

Andrew Thacker will always have an open invitation from his stepfather and former coach, Gainesville High's Bruce Miller, to visit and scout Red Elephant players during any appropriate recruiting periods.

July 26, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Atlanta impresses soccer tournament organizers

ATLANTA - The organizers of an international soccer tournament that recently stopped in Atlanta say they can see the city hosting bigger matches in the future.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Moore wins City Golf Championship

Stuart Moore shot a 70 in the final round of the City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up Will Peeples and win the tournament.

July 21, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Former Red Elephant Niles breaking out on defensive line at Central Florida

Thomas Niles has a lot to like about playing football at the University of Central Florida.

July 19, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Rivera perfect, AL beats NL 3-0 in All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.

July 16, 2013 | Mike Kirkpatrick Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott beginning to make own name on track

Chase Elliott isn't letting his family name dictate the direction of his racing career.

July 11, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Coker learning the ropes at North Carolina

Kanler Coker didn't register a single statistic for the North Carolina football team in 2012, but he was never far from action the entire year.

July 09, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Hefflinger promoted to Class AA Braves

Through his first 11 at-bats with the Mississippi Braves, Robby Hefflinger had nothing to show for his efforts. Apart from four strikeouts, the Gainesville High grad's stat line was filled entirely with zeroes.

July 06, 2013 | From Staff Reports | Staff sports picks


Dwight Howard tweets he's signing with Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard is joining the Rockets, leaving Los Angeles after one season to chase championships in Houston.

July 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Flowery Branch LB Drummond looks to honor late father in final season at Tech

Linebacker Daniel Drummond is preparing to play his final season at Georgia Tech with a heavy heart and high expectations.

July 05, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack remains top Georgian at Peachtree Road Race

Even on a wet running surface, Ty McCormack didn't slip.

July 05, 2013 | Jared Putnam | Staff sports picks


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SEC Banter: Helpful hints for enjoying college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 27, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Atlanta Braves' young arms movement recalls cautionary tale

Remember Tony Brizzolara?

August 25, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano successfully defends Bristol victory

August 23, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he's 'ready to go' this season

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson fans don't seem concerned about the massive losses on last year's top-ranked ranked defense, the muddled picture at running ...

August 20, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli For The Times | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern aiming for bowl bid in 2015

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern won just about everything in 2014 - except the chance to celebrate in the postseason.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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