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This week: Atlanta faces a must-win

It's do or die time in the Giants-Braves series today in Atlanta. If the Giants win, they advance to the NLCS. The Braves are set to send out Derek Lowe, while the Giants will send out rookie Madison Bumgarner.

October 10, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Local paddlers set for Pan-Am Championships

When he was first asked if he wanted to switch from a kayak to a canoe, Ben Hefner was skeptical because he knew paddling the two vessels was completely different and that he wouldn't have immediate success.

October 05, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Padres lose, Braves in playoffs with NL wild card

October 04, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: High school region tournaments taking place

As the high school football season kicks into midseason gear, volleyball and softball are already begin postseason play this week.

October 04, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


McCormack wins Charlotte Invitational 8K

Ty McCormack, a recent North Hall graduate and current member of the Clemson University cross country team, won the Charlotte Invitational on Friday in Charlotte, N.C.

October 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


South Carolina's Garcia surprised by benching

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia's first clue he was benched down the stretch against Auburn? Watching backup Connor Shaw trot on the field with the Gamecocks offense.

September 29, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Padres lose, Braves up 1 1/2 games in wild card race

September 29, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurrier says Connor Shaw won't start

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The quarterback controversy has ended in a hurry at South Carolina.

September 28, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Phillies win the NL East title

WASHINGTON - The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year and, fittingly, Roy Halladay helped seal the deal this time with a two-hitter.

September 27, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Atlanta gets a shot at Phillies

The Braves have fallen behind the Phillies in the NL East, but here's there chance to catch up. They'll play a three-game series in Philadelphia starting today.

September 20, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Dream falls in finals to Seattle

ATLANTA - The Seattle Storm completed their undefeated march through the postseason, beating the Atlanta Dream 87-84 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep in the WNBA finals.

September 16, 2010 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kennesaw State to move ahead with football program

KENNESAW - Kennesaw State University is moving ahead with starting a football team.

September 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: NL East race heads for home stretch

The Braves and Phillies appear as though they'll take their fight for first place in the N.L. East down to the final weeks of the season.

September 13, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Bird leads Storm past Dream in WNBA finals opener

SEATTLE - Different game. Different venue. Same old Sue Bird.

September 12, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Storm, third-year Dream set to meet in WNBA finals

SEATTLE - Averaging 28 points per game in the playoffs, Atlanta Dream second-year forward Angel McCoughtry has the numbers worthy of playing in the WNBA finals spotlight.

September 11, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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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


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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