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Georgia Southern set to play SoCon rival in playoffs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - For Wofford to continue its season of redemption, the Terriers will have to beat a Georgia Southern program trying to return to its national championship tradition.

December 10, 2010 | By Jeffrey Collins The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Urban Meyer resigning at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After the worst season of his career Urban Meyer is stepping down at Florida, giving up one of the premier jobs in college football for the second time.

December 08, 2010 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


All-SEC team dominated by Auburn

ATLANTA - Cam Newton got an early start on awards week.

December 06, 2010 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Newton, James among 4 Heisman Trophy finalists

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James, two of the nation's most dynamic players, will meet in the national championship game next month.

December 06, 2010 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


It's official: No. 1 Auburn vs. No. 2 Oregon for national title

A season spent talking about BCS busters will end with another clash of the big boys - just not the ones we've gotten used to seeing in the title game.

December 05, 2010 | By Ralph Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Auburn cruises to SEC championship

ATLANTA - Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too.

December 04, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta unveils downtown site for football hall

ATLANTA - When the College Football Hall of Fame settles into its new home, it will be an interactive experience that celebrates the sights and sounds of the game.

December 03, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


It's title time in the SEC

ATLANTA -- Gene Chizik was still in his I'm-only-talking-about-the-game mode Friday, even though Cam Newton has been cleared to play by the NCAA.

December 03, 2010 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NCAA rules Auburn's Newton is eligible

AUBURN, Ala. - Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton can focus on playing for the SEC championship instead of worrying about pay-for-play.

December 01, 2010 | By John Zenor The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ga. Southern expects Shaw back for 2nd round

After an injury knocked him out of Georgia Southern's first-round playoff win on Saturday, Flowery Branch grad Jaybo Shaw is expected to play in the second round this weekend.

November 29, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


This week: Buford's march for 4th straight title continues

The Buford High football team is coming down the stretch on a run for its fourth consecutive Class AA state title. Standing in the Wolves' way this week is their Region 6-AA foe Lovett (10-3) in the state semifinals on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.

November 29, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Lamb out at Furman after 4 years

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Bobby Lamb says he will resign as Furman head coach after the Paladins' season finale.

November 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins as Hamlin's big lead evaporates

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


This week: Area football teams prep for 2nd round

Four of the five area teams that entered the high school football playoffs are still alive, but this week's challenging second round contests might mean the end of the road for some teams.

November 15, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Lions QB Stafford to see well-known sports doctor

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an appointment with well-known sports Dr. James Andrews.

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


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Powers wins big in Hawaii before heading to Michigan

Paul Powers didn't have much time to settle in for his first semester of classes at the University of Michigan, and the swimmer didn't mind one bit.

September 02, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Kahne passes Kenseth for Atlanta win, earns Chase spot

HAMPTON - Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

September 01, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson makes most of opportunity in Clemson debut

ATHENS - Deshaun Watson didn't know when his moment was coming. That didn't stop him from making the most of it.

August 31, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Stewart set for NASCAR return at Atlanta Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 7th in Georgia Senior Championship

ALBANY - Walter Hope of Gainesville tied for seventh in the Georgia Senior Championship at Doublegate Country Club.

August 28, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


NFL adopts stronger penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By Howard Fendrich Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State wins opener 38-37 over Abilene Christian

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's changes have paid off

NASCAR was chasing buzz rather than being concerned with a true champion when it made points system changes in the offseason.

August 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano surges past Kenseth for first victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Crystal Falls

Bud Black, Sam McGee, Frank Waggoner and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

August 19, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


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