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Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

PINEHURST, N.C. - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Johnson breaks through with first win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich - Jimmie Johnson finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

June 15, 2014 | By Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kaymer sets US Open 2-day scoring record at 10-under

PINEHURST, N.C. - Martin Kaymer is playing a brand of golf rarely seen in the U.S. Open. It might even be enough for soccer-mad Germany to pay attention.

June 13, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Teams from Oklahoma, D.C. to join Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club for Southern Invitational

Training can be a brutal process for canoe and kayak racers. With practices at least twice a day, six days a week as part of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, Owen Farley-Klacik said he and his teammates have to keep an eye toward the end game.

June 13, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Sharapova edges Halep for French Open title

PARIS - Nothing came easily for Maria Sharapova in the French Open final.

June 07, 2014 | Howard Fendrich Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurs run away from Heat in 4th quarter for 110-95 win in Game 1 of Finals

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Wright chasing MLB dreams in New Mexico desert

Josh Wright is finally finding a little time to get acclimated with his new surroundings in the desert of New Mexico.

June 02, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Johnson builds on track record with ninth Dover win

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International Speedway.

June 01, 2014 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


SEC prepares for possibility of early signing day

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference is preparing for the possibility of recruiting reform, change the football powerhouse would rather avoid.

May 28, 2014 | By Mark Long Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Michigan men claim 7th straight rowing title at Lanier

Lake Lanier has become somewhat of a second home for Alex Crawford.

May 26, 2014 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

May 26, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" is back in Victory Lane.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gordon rallies late for win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jeff Gordon grabbed the lead in the final laps at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night and held on for his first victory of the season and 89th overall.

May 11, 2014 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Detroit Lions draft former Gainesville High WR T.J. Jones in 6th round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions drafted Gainesville High grad and former Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones with the 189th pick overall in the sixth round of Saturday's NFL Draft. As a senior for the Fighting Irish in 2013, Jones had 70 catches for 1,108 yards and nine touchdowns. For his career at Notre Dame, he had 181 catches and 19 touchdown grabs.

May 10, 2014 | Noah Trister Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Bulldogs' QB Murray part of Chiefs draft class heavy on offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs turned their attention to offense on the final day of the draft, choosing Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas with their fourth-round pick and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round Saturday.

May 10, 2014 | Dave Skretta Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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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


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