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Joey Logano wins pole at Michigan, seeks his first win of the year

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Joey Logano improved his chances of racing to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, posting a lap of 199.557 mph Friday to win the pole at Michigan International Speedway.

June 10, 2016 | By Larry Lage Associated Press | Staff sports picks


VIDEO: Buford's Marsh, Glover among several possible picks in 2016 MLB Draft

In front of the biggest crowds and in the tensest atmospheres, Buford product Justin Glover has typically been able to block out the noise and focus on the next pitch.

June 08, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Times staff members Thackham, Ochs win Ga. Sports Writers Association awards

The Times' sports writers David Thackham and Colin Ochs earned five writing awards on Sunday afternoon at the annual meeting of the Georgia Sports Writers' Association, held at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott earns fourth-place finish at Pocono

Kurt Busch stretched his fuel to the checkered flag and won the Sprint Cup race Monday at Pocono Raceway.

June 06, 2016 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali dies after extended illness at 74

June 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Johnson's Tennessee rape trial pushed back again

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The trial dates for Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are getting pushed back again as they face aggravated rape charges.

May 31, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Martin Truex Jr. leads Sprint Cup record 588 of 600 miles to win Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. - Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change.

May 29, 2016 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Teheran fights blister in Atlanta Braves’ 7-3 loss to Miami Marlins

ATLANTA - There was some good news for the Braves in Julio Teheran's subpar performance against the Marlins.

May 29, 2016 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - An American took the Andretti family to victory lane in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

May 29, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome earns best ball win at Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played a two best ball tournament this week.

May 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


VIDEO: 'We have to try': Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club seeking to recruit, retain more female paddlers

Farran Smith's first introduction to paddle sports wasn't her idea - for the most part, she was just watching her older brother Emerson glide through the shining water at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

May 26, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Braves give up decisive run in 13th inning of 3-2 loss to Brewers

ATLANTA - Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home loss Wednesday night.

May 26, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

May 25, 2016 | By Steve Reed Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Olympic Park to host ACRA National Championship Regatta this weekend

The 2016 American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship Regatta will be held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Area paddlers seek Olympic berths through this weekend's Pan American Championships

Claudiu Ciur believes that the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club has its best chance in recent memory to place multiple local athletes in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics with a strong performance this weekend at the Pan American Championships.

May 18, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


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Gainesville High graduate and Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson has always strived for greatness

When Deshaun Watson and Fred Payne had the rare opportunity to sit down for lunch on Monday in Gainesville, Payne made sure to remind his ...

December 09, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Deshaun Watson wins Davey O'Brien Award

ATLANTA (AP) - Deshaun Watson has won the Davey O'Brien award as the nation's top quarterback for the second year in a row, beating ...

December 08, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Deshaun Watson’s trip to Heisman Trophy stage bumpier than 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. - He doesn't flash that easygoing smile as frequently. His play gets scrutinized and picked apart more, because many of the folks ...

December 06, 2016 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson named a Heisman Trophy finalist

Clemson quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker ...

December 05, 2016 | Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington make College Football Playoff

Conference championships matter. Head-to-head matters. Strength of schedule matters. Every game counts, though some seem to count more than others and good luck figuring out ...

December 04, 2016 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson throws for three TDs, Clemson tops Virginia Tech 42-35 for ACC title

ORLANDO, Fla. - Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead third-ranked ...

December 03, 2016 | Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall graduate Watson seizes opportunity to shine at collegiate level

In the moment his team needed somebody to step up and make a play, Devin Watson was there.

November 30, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


QB Deshaun Watson, No. 3 Clemson looking to take final step into playoffs

CLEMSON, S.C. - The way Clemson coach Dabo Swinney sees it, the pressure is the same as it's been all season.

November 29, 2016 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Murphy: The case for Deshaun Watson in the Heisman Trophy race

Deshaun Watson's Heisman hopes are looking solid right now. What a difference a week makes.

November 28, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Watson tosses six touchdowns, No. 4 Clemson beats South Carolina 56-7

CLEMSON, S.C. - Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson tied his career high with six touchdown passes, three to Mike Williams, and No. 4 Clemson took ...

November 26, 2016 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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