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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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Road to Rio: Fans encouraged to show support for Olympic bound Chestatee grad Jenny Arthur

Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur is headed to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to compete for the United States' weightlifting team.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson picked as preseason ACC Player of Year

Clemson quarterback and 2014 Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

July 25, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston shoots final-round 66, ties for 4th in Palmetto Amateur

Gainesville High grad Spencer Ralston finished tied for fourth at the 2016 Palmetto Amateur at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina.

July 24, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Chestatee High grad, Olympic qualifier Jenny Arthur to appear in CNN interview

Chestatee High graduate and Team USA weightlifter to the Rio Summer Olympics Jenny Arthur will be the subject of an interview to air on CNN ...

July 22, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson, Clemson aiming for ACC repeat in 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Clemson star quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and ...

July 22, 2016 | Aaron Beard Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop qualifies for U.S. Amateur Golf Championship

Gainesville High graduate Jackson Bishop is moving on to compete for the U.S. Amateur Championship in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. after tying for second place ...

July 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston places second at Georgia Amateur Golf Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston finished second Sunday in the Georgia Amateur Golf Championship at the Brookhaven Course of Capital City Club in Atlanta ...

July 18, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Stenson closes strong to win battle against Mickelson for British Open title

TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages.

July 17, 2016 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Clarkesville's McKenzie Coan earns spot on US Paralympic Team to swim in Rio Summer Games

Beginning in August, some of the greatest athletes on the planet will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in attempt to bring home Olympic hardware ...

July 16, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston cards 2-under, advances in Ga. Amateur Golf Championship

Recent Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston earned a tie for seventh place after a two-day total of 138 (2-under par) at the Georgia State Amateur ...

July 13, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


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