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Ashway: Time for Peyton Manning to retire

"Did you hear that? Listen."

January 15, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Ohio State knocks off Oregon in national championship game, 42-20

Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.

January 13, 2015 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Oregon Ducks punter Ian Wheeler got his start in Northeast Georgia

Ian Wheeler is exactly where he said he would be. He's punting for the Oregon Ducks.

January 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Luna's Tuesday event held at Chimney Oaks

Stan Davidson, Jr., Nelson Wright, Jerry Johns and Don Rogers won last week's Luna's Tuesday golf group's match at Chimney Oaks Golf Course.

January 10, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Lessons from bowl season

Bowl season!

January 06, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


SEC's dominance over in college football for now

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.

January 02, 2015 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sims, Alabama fall to Ohio State in Sugar Bowl, 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer's quest to turn Ohio State into SEC North is one victory away from a national championship.

January 01, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Looking back at 2014's top sports stories

The top sports stories of 2014 for area fans often had as much to do with hometown standouts who had gone on to success in other places as it did with those still on the local scene.

December 31, 2014 | By Jared Putnam and Clark Leonard sports@gainesvilletimes.com | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Bold sports predictions for 2015

The Great Dentoni!

December 31, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Shaw, Browns fall to Ravens, 20-10

BALTIMORE- The Baltimore Ravens couldn't help watching the scoreboard in the midst of a game they had to win to reach the playoffs.

December 28, 2014 | David Ginsburg Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Murphy: Playoff format will satisfy college football's hearty fans

The ballyhooed college football playoff is finally here.

December 26, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw named Cleveland Browns starter at QB for Sunday's game

BEREA, Ohio- Rookie quarterback Connor Shaw will come off Cleveland's practice squad and start the season finale on Sunday against Baltimore.

December 26, 2014 | Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Sims' rise from afterthought to star powers Alabama

Don't tell Blake Sims he's in a competition.

December 24, 2014 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Gifts for our friends in sports world

Tis the season of giving.

December 23, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Niles making major defensive impact at Central Florida

Thomas Niles is carving out quite a legacy at the University of Central Florida.

December 22, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


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Leonard: NCAA basketball title chase heats up

The race for college basketball's national championship heats up Thursday night.

March 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place - until the yellow flags started flying.

March 22, 2015 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Xavier ends Georgia State's Cinderella run in NCAA Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - All the focus was on Georgia State's bench because of Ron Hunter, the coach's torn Achilles tendon, and the now famous stool he used to work the sidelines in the NCAA Tournament.

March 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Bennett makes ace at Chicopee Woods

Wayne Bennett made a hole-in-one at the Village No. 7 hole at Chicopee Woods Golf Course on March 16.

March 21, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Georgia State eager to extend feel-good story vs. Xavier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ron Hunter hobbled onto the podium with assistance from the little scooter he's been using to get around since suffering the most talked about injury in the NCAA Tournament.

March 21, 2015 | By Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State stuns Baylor, 57-56, on long 3-pointer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting 14th-seeded Georgia State over third-seeded Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat with the biggest shot of his life.

March 19, 2015 | By Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


High School Scoreboard: March 16

Jonathan Gettys led the Gainesville High baseball team to a 14-2 victory against Heritage on Monday in Conyers.

March 16, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Butler's coach follows in friend's footsteps

March Madness is upon us. It begins with the First Four tonight and Wednesday. It culminates in the Final Four on April 4 and April 6.

March 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

March 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick wins fourth straight at Phoenix in a rout

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick is redefining dominance at NASCAR's highest level.

March 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia State earns first automatic tourney bid since 2001

NEW ORLEANS - The basket had to be lowered so Georgia State coach Ron Hunter could cut the final pieces of the net following his team's 38-36 victory over Georgia Southern on Sunday to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game.

March 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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