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NASCAR: Hamlin takes New Hampshire for 5th win

LOUDON, N.H. - Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR race at New Hampshire on Sunday, getting the mistake-free trip he needed to win for the series-leading fifth time this year.

September 23, 2012 | By Jimmy Golen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Branch grad Shaw on target in No. 7 South Carolina's 31-10 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Connor Shaw completed 20 straight passes and threw for two touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore ran for two scores and No. 7 South Carolina manhandled Missouri 31-10 in the Tigers first Southeastern Conference road game Saturday.

September 22, 2012 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Keselowski takes Chase opener, points lead

JOLIET, Ill. - Brad Keselowski began the season with a bit of goofiness, posting on Twitter during a red-flag stoppage at the Daytona 500.

September 16, 2012 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Notre Dame to ACC in all sports but football

Notre Dame got everything it wanted and the Atlantic Coast Conference got Notre Dame.

September 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: West Hall hosts cross country meet

Seven Hall County high schools and two other area schools, will be among the cross country teams converging at 4 p.m. Tuesday for the West Hall Invitational cross country meet in Oakwood.

September 09, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Hamlin wins 2nd consecutive Sprint Cup race

HAMPTON - Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

September 03, 2012 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Skins and Fins benefit scheduled at Lake Lanier

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is putting on a benefit golf and fishing combination tournament this week, all in the name of raising funds and awareness of the financial needs of the children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces soldiers through Operation One Voice.

September 03, 2012 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


This week: Nearly all area football teams open seasons Friday

The high school football season begins Friday for the majority of the state's football teams and nearly all of the area teams.

August 26, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Denny Hamlin picks up 1st Bristol victory

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Denny Hamlin moved toward the top seed in NASCAR's championship race by using a calculated late pass to win for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 25, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: A number of area football teams get an early start

The regular season begins for a number of area football teams at 7:30 p.m. Friday - a week before most teams in the state are set to begin.

August 19, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Biffle wins at Michigan when Johnson's car falters

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday when leader Jimmie Johnson left the track because of engine trouble with six laps left.

August 19, 2012 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tiger in 3-way tie for the lead at PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - In the 55 years since the PGA Championship switched over to stroke play, there has never been a tougher round than Friday at Kiawah Island.

August 11, 2012 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


LCKC member Hornsby paving the way forward

Next week, members of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will become, at least temporarily, very early risers.

August 02, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Georgia Open back at Chateau Elan

The Georgia Open returns to The Legends at Chateau Elan for the first time since 2005, with the state's mini-tour players looking to continue their recent run of success in the tournament.

August 01, 2012 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


After latest BCS woes, ACC looks for fresh start

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference is looking for a fresh start. The way the last few postseasons have ended, the beleaguered league could use one.

August 01, 2012 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Deshaun Watson looking for fast start to season with No. 12 Clemson vs. Wofford

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson says he is ready for whatever comes his way.

September 03, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


SEC Banter: Helpful hints for enjoying college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 27, 2015 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Atlanta Braves' young arms movement recalls cautionary tale

Remember Tony Brizzolara?

August 25, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Joey Logano successfully defends Bristol victory

August 23, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he's 'ready to go' this season

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson fans don't seem concerned about the massive losses on last year's top-ranked ranked defense, the muddled picture at running ...

August 20, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli For The Times | Staff sports picks


Georgia Southern aiming for bowl bid in 2015

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern won just about everything in 2014 - except the chance to celebrate in the postseason.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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