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Local fans huddle together to cheer on US soccer in World Cup

Gerry Grogan was much like every other U.S. soccer fan enjoying the World Cup match against Belgium on Tuesday at the Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville.

July 01, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Jefferson grad Shirreffs transferring to Connecticut

Former Jefferson quarterback Bryant Shirreffs is Connecticut-bound.

June 30, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


U.S. soccer hoping to make most of chance

SALVADOR, Brazil - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.

June 30, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs' Moon has Equipped bench press of more than 800 pounds

EAST PEORIA ,Illinois - The wait is over for Georgia IronDawg benchpress champion, Tim "T" Moon of Gainesville. He has been chasing an Equipped bench press mark of 800 pounds for months and on Saturday, he ran 810.1905 pounds.

June 29, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Reunion Country Club holds Senior Presidents Cup

Reunion Country Club held the first Senior Presidents Cup, an 18-hole stroke play event of four flights, on June 18.

June 29, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Dutch rally to stun Mexico on pair of late goals

June 29, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. - Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway's first repeat winner.

June 28, 2014 | Gary B. Graves Associated Press | Staff sports picks


US advances to knockout stage despite loss to Germany

RECIFE, Brazil - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

June 26, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia Games coming to North Hall this weekend

The Georgia Games Adaptive Sports Showcase is coming to Gainesville this Saturday, with the North Hall Community Center hosting a trio of adapted sports.

June 25, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Maddox living pro baseball dream in Tigers' minor league system

Will Maddox is staying in hotels, riding from one town to another on buses and living his dream.

June 24, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


11-year-old Gainesville golfer wins Georgia invitational

A recent victory is sending Joe Carter, an 11-year-old Gainesville boy, to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Southern Pines, N.C., later this summer.

June 23, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Mexico surges into World Cup knockout stage

RECIFE, Brazil - Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win against Croatia.

June 23, 2014 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Netherlands wins World Cup Group B, hands Chile first loss

SAO PAULO - Two substitutes, two goals.

June 23, 2014 | By Mike Corder Associated Press | Staff sports picks


US settles for 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil - They were less than 30 seconds away.

June 22, 2014 | Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins 1st road-course race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Carl Edwards made Roush Fenway Racing the unlikely organization to end Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak.

June 22, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer 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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