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Gresham Motorsports Park ready to open season with Larry Fleeman Memorial 198

Gresham Motorsports Park general manager Dan Elliott is gearing up for another big season, starting with Saturday's Larry Fleeman Memorial 198 race at the Jefferson track. The main event is the Pro Late Model Series, the last of five total classes that will be contested during the day, and includes the Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Sportsman/Renegade and Mini Stock.

March 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Tommy Aaron recollects on winning Masters 40 years later

Tommy Aaron has the most captivating story of sporting triumph that any athlete from Gainesville can tell about himself.

March 28, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Bohannon takes over as Kennesaw State's 1st football coach

KENNESAW - Brian Bohannon has a lot of work to do.

March 26, 2013 | By Charles Odom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kahne gets 1st career win at Bristol

March 17, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas

March 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NASCAR: Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix

March 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Augusta green jacket sale subject of lawsuit

ATLANTA - One of the most distinctive symbols in sports, the iconic green jacket awarded to the winner of the Masters golf tournament, is at the center of a lawsuit over whether one of them can be sold at auction.

March 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson takes 2nd Daytona win

February 25, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Danica takes Daytona pole position

February 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Owings signs minor league contract with Nationals

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with pitcher-turned-first baseman and Gainesville graduate Micah Owings for a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

February 06, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Cause of Super Bowl power outage remains unclear

NEW ORLEANS - As the Superdome's energy provider and stadium management try to determine what caused a 34-minute power outage at Sunday's Super Bowl, local officials are hoping the incident won't leave a black eye on the city or prevent the league's big game from coming back to town.

February 04, 2013 | By Kevin Mcgill And Michael Kunzelman Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ravens outlast 49ers 34-31 for Super Bowl championship

February 04, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


Woods wins at Torrey Pines for 8th time

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods was so good for so long at Torrey Pines that it didn't matter how bad it looked at the end.

January 28, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


West Hall grad excited to start pro soccer career

Juan Arbelaez dreamed of being a professional soccer player while watching his father, a former pro, play the game back home in Pereira, Columbia.

January 25, 2013 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


West Hall grad Arbelaez drafted by MLS team

West Hall graduate Juan Arbelaez, who played soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University the past two seasons, was drafted Tuesday by the Montreal Impact in the third round of the Major League Soccer supplemental draft.

January 23, 2013 | From staff reports | 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


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