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OSU, KU, Pitt and Duke get top seeds for tourney

Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds in this year's NCAA tournament, an expanded version of March Madness that will include 68 teams.

March 13, 2011 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins at Kobalt Tools 400

Carl Edwards believed he should have opened the season with two wins, and the disappointment of missing Victory Lane carried with him into Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 06, 2011 | Jenna Fryer The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brogdon makes rifle national championships

Dawsonville native Mattie Brogdon has been named a competitor in the NCAA Rifle Championship to be held March 11-12 in Columbus.

February 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


20-year-old Bayne wins the Daytona 500

February 20, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Son of 'Wild Bill' signs racing deal

Hendrick Motorsports has signed 15-year old Chase Elliott to a multi-year driver agreement.

February 16, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Staff sports picks


Georgia State football to open 2011 at the Dome

ATLANTA - A Thursday night season opener, games against two 2010 playoff teams and two trips to Texas highlight Georgia State's 2011 football schedule, announced Wednesday by the school.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Packers win Super Bowl, 31-25

ARLINGTON, Texas - Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again.

February 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Buford backs highlight Ga. Southern class

STATESBORO - Jeff Monken has added four running backs, including two from Buford High School, among his 25 signees for Georgia Southern.

February 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State adds 8 signees for second season

ATLANTA - Georgia State, which had no scholarship seniors on its inaugural 2010 team, has added eight signees.

February 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Warren moves into top-10 all-time Big Sky scoring list

Jamarco Warren, a Gainesville High graduate and current member of the Charleston Southern University men's basketball team, moved into ninth place in Big South Conference history for most career points on Jan. 22.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Super Bowl matchup set between Steelers and Packers

Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.

January 23, 2011 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State to play Houston in 2011

The Georgia State University football team will face its second Football Bowl Subdivision opponent next fall as the Panthers play at Houston, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and head football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


AP source: NASCAR may scrap points system

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR is considering scrapping the points system it has used since 1975 in favor of a simpler method that awards points per finishing position, The Associated Press has learned.

January 17, 2011 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Gainesville plays 2 top-10 teams

After a week of high school basketball teams went stir crazy without getting to play, this week resumes a normal schedule across the area. For Gainesville, this will be a particularly challenging week. On Monday, the Red Elephants' boys face Class AAA's No. 4-ranked Carrollton (8-1) in Gainesville. Then on Friday, the Red Elephants face Class AAA's No. 3-ranked Monroe Area in Monroe.

January 16, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Auburn takes BCS championship

January 11, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


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Lanier Olympic Venue to host 2016 Pan American Championship event

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue has attracted yet another major international event.

November 25, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Moon, Murphy, other IronDawgs excel in competitions

Weightlifters from the Georgia IronDawgs earned five more world championships in meets on opposite sides of the globe.

November 24, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR should Chase truer title fight

It's been a week since the NASCAR Sprint Cup season ended with a dramatic finish as Kevin Harvick earned his first championship in NASCAR's top series.

November 22, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Adams wins CMGA Stableford points game

Scott Adams won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 22, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Injured Clemson QB Watson ruled out this week

CLEMSON, S.C. - Injured Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won't return this week.

November 20, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Georgia continues to baffle

Those baffling Bulldogs surprised us again Saturday night in Athens, delivering another stunning performance.

November 18, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Clemson QB Watson has no major damage to knee

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says starting quarterback Deshaun Watson has no major damage in his injured left knee and could play again this season.

November 16, 2014 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Harvick wins Homestead, claims first NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR's new championship formula.

November 16, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Elliott celebrates Nationwide title after Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Chase Elliott could let Matt Kenseth take a spin with the checkered flag. Even without the win, Elliott had a championship celebration waiting for him in Victory Lane.

November 15, 2014 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Rankings out of quack

So you thought this was going to be different, this College Football Playoff business. It was going to remove all the controversy that marked the Bowl Championship Series.

November 12, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Cleveland Browns aren't so bad anymore

LeBron James returned to Cleveland earlier this year with the stated goal of giving the city a winning team.

November 11, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


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