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Atlanta Dream puts on practice for Gainesville fans

Adrienne Battle and her 13-year old daughter, Mikeisha, were two of the earliest to arrive at the Gainesville Middle gym on Tuesday afternoon.

July 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad tackling new job as Southern Mississippi assistant football coach

Andrew Thacker will always have an open invitation from his stepfather and former coach, Gainesville High's Bruce Miller, to visit and scout Red Elephant players during any appropriate recruiting periods.

July 26, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Atlanta impresses soccer tournament organizers

ATLANTA - The organizers of an international soccer tournament that recently stopped in Atlanta say they can see the city hosting bigger matches in the future.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Moore wins City Golf Championship

Stuart Moore shot a 70 in the final round of the City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up Will Peeples and win the tournament.

July 21, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Former Red Elephant Niles breaking out on defensive line at Central Florida

Thomas Niles has a lot to like about playing football at the University of Central Florida.

July 19, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Rivera perfect, AL beats NL 3-0 in All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.

July 16, 2013 | Mike Kirkpatrick Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott beginning to make own name on track

Chase Elliott isn't letting his family name dictate the direction of his racing career.

July 11, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Coker learning the ropes at North Carolina

Kanler Coker didn't register a single statistic for the North Carolina football team in 2012, but he was never far from action the entire year.

July 09, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Hefflinger promoted to Class AA Braves

Through his first 11 at-bats with the Mississippi Braves, Robby Hefflinger had nothing to show for his efforts. Apart from four strikeouts, the Gainesville High grad's stat line was filled entirely with zeroes.

July 06, 2013 | From Staff Reports | Staff sports picks


Dwight Howard tweets he's signing with Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard is joining the Rockets, leaving Los Angeles after one season to chase championships in Houston.

July 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Flowery Branch LB Drummond looks to honor late father in final season at Tech

Linebacker Daniel Drummond is preparing to play his final season at Georgia Tech with a heavy heart and high expectations.

July 05, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack remains top Georgian at Peachtree Road Race

Even on a wet running surface, Ty McCormack didn't slip.

July 05, 2013 | Jared Putnam | Staff sports picks


Kenseth gambles late, wins at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. - Matt Kenseth has raced long enough to know that rough starts can still have good outcomes.

June 30, 2013 | By Gary Graves Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Sims hopeful for more playing time with Crimson Tide

When Blake Sims committed to play football at the University of Alabama, he was praised for his athletic ability. It was said that Sims could fit into the Crimson Tide's system in multiple ways, becoming a true difference maker for coach Nick Saban.

June 29, 2013 | Ed Hooper | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Maddox shining despite struggles of Vols' baseball team

Following a successful freshman season at Tennessee in 2012, Will Maddox believed he could make an even bigger impact as a sophomore. The former Gainesville standout did just that this year, even if he won't quite admit it.

June 23, 2013 | Ed Hooper | Staff sports picks


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Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett Championship

DULUTH - Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

April 20, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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