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Times reporter hops on back of speedy Superbike as MotoAmerica comes to Road Atlanta this weekend

In preparation for the Suzuki Superbike Shootout of Georgia at Road Atlanta this weekend, I was asked to participate in a ride-along on the back of a Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike and yes, it was as impressive as it sounds.

April 14, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks

VIDEO: Cornett family seek to 'make a difference,' raise awareness of blood cancers through Ironman

Robert Cornett has a lot of time to think when he's running.

April 13, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks

Vince Johnson: What I'll remember from the 2016 Masters

Here's what I'll remember from the 2016 Masters.

April 11, 2016 | | Staff sports picks

Danny Willett wins the Masters after Spieth's shocking collapse

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett looked up at the large leaderboard at the 15th green and couldn't believe what he saw.

April 10, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Vince Johnson: Windy conditions setup superstar showdown Saturday in Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | | Staff sports picks

Jordan Spieth still leads the Masters, even after double bogey

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is still comfortably presiding over the Masters, seemingly unfazed by the unpredictable gusts that have confounded many of his rivals.

April 08, 2016 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Vince Johnson: Spieth's poise under pressure set him apart in opening round at Masters

This feels like a movie we've seen before.

April 07, 2016 | | Staff sports picks

Spieth resumes where he left off at Augusta National

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth atop the leaderboard might be the latest tradition at Augusta National.

April 07, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Q&A: Brenau's proposed women's lacrosse team an 'appealing' prospect for future student-athletes

With the recent announcement that Brenau University would be adopting women's lacrosse as the school's 11th NAIA competitive sport, its athletic director Mike Lochstampfor told Times sports writer David Thackham on Thursday that he would be overseeing a number of decisions over the next two years leading up to early 2018, when Brenau hopes to play its first games.

April 07, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks

Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha files federal lawsuit against New York City over arrest

NEW YORK - Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha filed a federal lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, alleging he was unjustly arrested outside of a trendy nightclub last year during a fracas that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.

April 06, 2016 | By Michael Balsamo Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Family, fun, a few aces dominated the traditional pre-Masters Par-3 contest at Augusta National

AUGUSTA - Jason Day didn't have time to ponder his putt as he clambered up a hill to the first green at Augusta National.

April 06, 2016 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Vince Johnson: 5 lists of 5 things heading into The 2016 Masters

Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.

April 06, 2016 | By Vince Johnson Forsyth County News | Staff sports picks

Masters: Day ranked No. 1 heading into the first major of the year, but no shortage of challengers

AUGUSTA - Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.

April 06, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Masters: Taylor's improbable journey from spectator to inside the ropes is one even he didn't expect

AUGUSTA - The last time Vaughn Taylor was at Augusta National he needed a ticket to get through the gates.

April 05, 2016 | by Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Kris Jenkins nails buzzer-beating trey, lifts Villanova to national title over North Carolina, 77-74

HOUSTON - One good shot deserved another.

April 05, 2016 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks

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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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