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Keselowski completes NASCAR sweep at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

July 13, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 15th at Georgia Amateur

MACON - Gainesville High's Jackson Bishop tied for 15th at the Georgia Amateur Championship on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


Netherlands shuts out Brazil for 3rd place at World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil - Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By Tales Azzoni Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Young players learn soccer, German language

DAHLONEGA - The spirit of the World Cup was alive and well in the outfield of the University of North Georgia's Bob Stein Stadium this week.

July 11, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Decision in: LeBron returns to Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.

July 11, 2014 | By Tim Reynolds and Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Brosnan could pitch well, but he really could write

Jim Brosnan, an average pitcher who became a literary master, passed away on June 28. The cause was an infection developed during recovery from a stroke. He was 84.

July 08, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Djokovic victorious in Wimbledon finals over Federer

LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Almirola wins rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.

July 06, 2014 | Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad McCormack remains top Georgian at Peachtree Road Race

For the fourth year in a row, North Hall graduate Ty McCormack was recognized as the fastest Georgian at the Peachtree Road Race on Friday in Atlanta.

July 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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


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Powers wins big in Hawaii before heading to Michigan

Paul Powers didn't have much time to settle in for his first semester of classes at the University of Michigan, and the swimmer didn't mind one bit.

September 02, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Kahne passes Kenseth for Atlanta win, earns Chase spot

HAMPTON - Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

September 01, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson makes most of opportunity in Clemson debut

ATHENS - Deshaun Watson didn't know when his moment was coming. That didn't stop him from making the most of it.

August 31, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Stewart set for NASCAR return at Atlanta Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 7th in Georgia Senior Championship

ALBANY - Walter Hope of Gainesville tied for seventh in the Georgia Senior Championship at Doublegate Country Club.

August 28, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


NFL adopts stronger penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By Howard Fendrich Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State wins opener 38-37 over Abilene Christian

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's changes have paid off

NASCAR was chasing buzz rather than being concerned with a true champion when it made points system changes in the offseason.

August 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano surges past Kenseth for first victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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