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France, Germany renew rivalry at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck a chord with French football fans of a certain vintage.

July 03, 2014 | By Steve Douglas Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Pair of local regulars back again at Peachtree Road Race

The Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10K, is this morning in Atlanta. Here's a look at two local runners taking part in the July 4 tradition.

July 03, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


McCormack hoping for another strong Peachtree Road Race

The Peachtree Road Race has been an integral part of July 4 for Ty McCormack ever since he was born. His mother has been running the race for more than 30 years.

July 02, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

SAO PAULO - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


US World Cup run ends with 2-1 loss to Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

July 01, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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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


Fishing report: Bass anglers must be willing to adapt

Lake Lanier's water level has barely dropped at 1,070.06 or .94 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Water temperature are also lower than normal for August in the lower 80s, which has helped the fishing. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks.

August 14, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


McIlroy wins thrilling PGA Championship on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.

August 10, 2014 | John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver at dirt track

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf roundup: 2 groups tie for Chattahoochee Men top honors

Two groups tied for first in last Wednesday's Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association event at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

August 10, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


McIlroy has company heading to Sunday at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy roars into PGA Championship lead through 2 rounds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rory one shot back of leaders at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.

August 07, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NCAA board votes to give top conferences more power

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports.

August 07, 2014 | By Michael Marot Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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