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Mitchell: Former gold medalist an Olympic pioneer

There's always been something special about the Olympics to me.

July 26, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


McAlister hits a hole in one at Chattahoochee

Brad McAlister scored his first-ever hole-in-one on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club. The rare shot happened on the third hole, which was playing 110 yards.

July 25, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Florida State and Virginia Tech are ACC's picks for title game

GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's an annual rite of summer in the Atlantic Coast Conference: Picking Florida State and Virginia Tech to meet in the league championship game.

July 23, 2012 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Penn State football slammed with NCAA violations

INDIANAPOLIS - Penn State football was all but dismantled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent years molesting children, sometimes on school property.

July 23, 2012 | By Ralph Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Roddick claims Atlanta Open title

ATLANTA - Winning tournaments never gets old for Andy Roddick.

July 23, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Els captures British Open after Scott's collapse

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Ernie Els felt something special could happen at the British Open, and it did.

July 22, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Runners from Gainesville, West Hall and Chestatee headed to USATF Junior Olympics

West Hall and Chestatee runners Ryan Sharry and Jason Dang will participate in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships beginning today at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

July 22, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Skinns wins NGA event at Achasta

David Skinns fired a final-round 63 to claim the NGA Tour Classic by one stroke at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega on Sunday. He finished with a four-day score of 22-under par, 262.

July 22, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Taylor: A dad's difficult football decision

I can already see him looking at me through the bars of a helmet in a sporting goods store.

July 21, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


A Dangerous Game: Supporters hope to revive Return to Play Act

Republican state representative Sharon Cooper said he was disappointed when House Bill 673 didn't even draw a vote in this year's general assembly. Known as the Return To Play Act, it was a bipartisan bill was aimed at having a very specific protocol for athletes who suffered a concussion to be able to return to play at the high school and youth level of sports.

July 21, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


A Dangerous Game: Parents in favor of football despite risks

Dr. Tom Ross is of the belief that football is a game of acceptable risks. While there's always the possibility of injury in a game where physical contract is present, it's no more dangerous than daily activities we all take part in, such as traveling in a car.

July 21, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Scott carries 4-shot lead into final round of British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Adam Scott has never had a better chance to end that long wait for a major championship - mostly because of that long putter.

July 21, 2012 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Steady Snedeker leads; Woods lurks at British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Amid plenty of wayward swings, Brandt Snedeker and Adam Scott were steady as can be at the British Open.

July 20, 2012 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Scott takes 1st round lead at British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Unlike the guys in charge of the weather forecast, Adam Scott got everything just about right Thursday in the British Open.

July 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw, Murray on Davey O'Brien watch list

Flowery Branch graduate and current South Carolina junior quarterback Connor Shaw and Georgia junior quarterback Aaron Murray have been named to the 34-player 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List announced Wednesday.

July 18, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Ashway: It's always game day at the college football Hall of Fame

College football fans have entered one of those dreaded "down times" on the annual calendar.

February 25, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Logano's win fuels big dreams

Joey Logano continues his climb up the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ladder. His victory in the Daytona 500 on Sunday was the latest proof.

February 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano earns first Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.

February 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kurt Busch loses appeal to overturn NASCAR suspension

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kurt Busch has lost his appeal to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500.

February 21, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: 5 things to watch during 2015 NASCAR season

Another NASCAR regular season is almost upon us. For the third time in four years, somebody other than Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion.

February 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Dawsonville's Charity Witt makes splash in first powerlifting meet

When Dawsonville's Charity Witt decided to try her hand at competitive powerlifting, it came at the urging of her boyfriend, powerlifter and Georgia's Strongest Man winner Landon Jameson, as well as a personal desire to get stronger.

February 16, 2015 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Georgia football signee Roquan Smith an unsuspecting trailblazer

Roquan Smith never wanted to be a trailblazer, a revolutionary. He never set out to be the next Curt Flood, challenging college football's version of baseball's reserve clause.

February 16, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


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