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Wilson throwing Game 1 of ALCS for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The New York Yankees avoid Cliff Lee until Game 3 of the AL championship series. In the opener, they instead face another Texas Rangers left-hander who has been greatly influenced by the postseason ace in their short time together.

October 14, 2010 | By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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Gainesville's Ralston falls by 1 hole in U.S. Junior Amateur match play

WOODLANDS, Texas - Gainesville golfer Spencer Ralston lost his match in the round of 64 by one hole at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Ralston advances to U.S. Junior Amateur match play

WOODLANDS, Texas - Gainesville's Spencer Ralston has qualified for the round of 64 match play in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus Course).

July 22, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


North Georgia installing turf on sports fields at Dahlonega campus

The University of North Georgia plans to install turf on sports fields on the Dahlonega Campus, allowing the facilities to be used for both athletics and intramural sports.

July 22, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Rory dominated defenseless Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy's come a long way in the past three months.

July 22, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Nix cruises to Gainesville City Championship

Morgan Nix shot a blistering 5-under par 67 in the final round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Course to finish the tournament with a 7-stroke victory.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Elliott wins 3rd NASCAR Nationwide race of season

JOLIET, Ill. - Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 20, 2014 | By Jay Cohen Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: Nix maintains City Championship lead

The second round of the 2014 Gainesville City Championship was completed on Saturday at Chattahoochee Golf Club. The second round was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., but the start was delayed until 1:30 p.m. due to heavy rains.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs make strong showing in Georgia Games

It was a good day for members of the Georgia IronDawgs Powerlifting team Saturday at the 2014 edition of the Georgia Games in Gainesville. The IronDawgs came away with a number of gold medals as well as some of the best performances of the day in the meet held at their home gym, the Iron Beast.

July 19, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Rory roars late to lead by 6 at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy shoots 66, remains in lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy, Woods deliver in Round 1 of British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 to watch at British Open (not named Tiger, Phil or Rory)

As the British Open starts super early Thursday morning, the chase for another major championship commences.

July 16, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Jeter, Trout lead AL past NL, 5-3

MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club paddlers surprise at Lake Placid

Five competitors from the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club headed to the Lake Placid International Regatta earlier this month in New York for the competition and experience.

July 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Moon sets another powerlifting record

LEBANON, Tenn. - Georgia IronDawg Tim "T" Moon of Gainesville made it three wins in four weeks Saturday when he took the Equipped Benchpress title in the "Bash for Cash" put on by the Elite Powerlifting Federation.

July 15, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


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