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Watson wins Masters playoff over Oosthuizen

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.

April 08, 2012 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gresham Motorsports Park looking to prosper

JEFFERSON - Despite the number of years that Dan Elliott has been involved in racing, he'd never before seen what caught his eye Thursday as he drove through the infield of Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson.

April 07, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61 for title

DENVER - Brittney Griner came up big for Baylor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help the Lady Bears finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night.

April 03, 2012 | By Doug Feinberg Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky claims NCAA title with win over Kansas

NEW ORLEANS - This NCAA tournament was described as Kentucky's to lose.

April 03, 2012 | By Shannon Ryan Chicago Tribune | Staff sports picks


This week: No break for area baseball

It's spring break for Hall County schools, but a number of local baseball teams can't afford to take a week off with big games this week.

April 01, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


NASCAR: Newton wins in wild finish at Martinsville

April 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kansas completes 2nd-half comeback against Ohio State in Final Four

NEW ORLEANS - The tightrope walk rocks on for the Jayhawks.

March 31, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kentucky off to title game, beats Louisville 69-61

NEW ORLEANS - Bragging rights in the Bluegrass State are mighty nice.

March 31, 2012 | By Nancy Armour Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lanier National Speedway to host final race on schedule Saturday

The Lanier National Speedway will host its final race for the foreseeable future Saturday with the 2012 Ice Cold Shriners Bowl, track owner Donnie Clack said.

March 30, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


This Week: East Hall senior to compete in 3-point contest

East Hall senior Jasmine Jenkins will compete in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-point Championship at 8 p.m. March 30 at the Alario Center in New Orleans.

March 25, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Stewart wins rain-shortened race in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Tony Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season Sunday when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps.

March 25, 2012 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bracket Bust 2012: Follow The Times' contest here

March 23, 2012 | | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski dominates to win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Brad Keselowski used Bristol Motor Speedway last fall to cement his spot in NASCAR's championship race.

March 18, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: GHSA to meet in Macon today

The Georgia High School Association will meet today in Macon for its March state executive committee meeting.

March 18, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Milton Martin Honda Classic canceled due to weather

The NGA Tour was forced to cancel the Milton Martin Honda Classic on Sunday due to numerous weather delays and unplayable course conditions at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.

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


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Leonard: NCAA basketball title chase heats up

The race for college basketball's national championship heats up Thursday night.

March 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place - until the yellow flags started flying.

March 22, 2015 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Xavier ends Georgia State's Cinderella run in NCAA Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - All the focus was on Georgia State's bench because of Ron Hunter, the coach's torn Achilles tendon, and the now famous stool he used to work the sidelines in the NCAA Tournament.

March 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Bennett makes ace at Chicopee Woods

Wayne Bennett made a hole-in-one at the Village No. 7 hole at Chicopee Woods Golf Course on March 16.

March 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Georgia State eager to extend feel-good story vs. Xavier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ron Hunter hobbled onto the podium with assistance from the little scooter he's been using to get around since suffering the most talked about injury in the NCAA Tournament.

March 21, 2015 | By Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State stuns Baylor, 57-56, on long 3-pointer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting 14th-seeded Georgia State over third-seeded Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat with the biggest shot of his life.

March 19, 2015 | By Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


High School Scoreboard: March 16

Jonathan Gettys led the Gainesville High baseball team to a 14-2 victory against Heritage on Monday in Conyers.

March 16, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Butler's coach follows in friend's footsteps

March Madness is upon us. It begins with the First Four tonight and Wednesday. It culminates in the Final Four on April 4 and April 6.

March 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

March 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick wins fourth straight at Phoenix in a rout

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick is redefining dominance at NASCAR's highest level.

March 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State earns first automatic tourney bid since 2001

NEW ORLEANS - The basket had to be lowered so Georgia State coach Ron Hunter could cut the final pieces of the net following his team's 38-36 victory over Georgia Southern on Sunday to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game.

March 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Stapp part of team, individual wins in Chicopee Woods dogfight

Luke James, Roger Stapp, Yoshi and Dave Jetter won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods.

March 14, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville native Reg Murphy grateful for Georgia Sports Hall of Fame induction

As Reg Murphy sat among a distinguished panel of athletic figures recently in Macon, there was one thought he couldn't shake from his mind.

March 14, 2015 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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