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Spieth resumes where he left off at Augusta National

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth atop the leaderboard might be the latest tradition at Augusta National.

April 07, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Q&A: Brenau's proposed women's lacrosse team an 'appealing' prospect for future student-athletes

With the recent announcement that Brenau University would be adopting women's lacrosse as the school's 11th NAIA competitive sport, its athletic director Mike Lochstampfor told Times sports writer David Thackham on Thursday that he would be overseeing a number of decisions over the next two years leading up to early 2018, when Brenau hopes to play its first games.

April 07, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha files federal lawsuit against New York City over arrest

NEW YORK - Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha filed a federal lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, alleging he was unjustly arrested outside of a trendy nightclub last year during a fracas that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.

April 06, 2016 | By Michael Balsamo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Family, fun, a few aces dominated the traditional pre-Masters Par-3 contest at Augusta National

AUGUSTA - Jason Day didn't have time to ponder his putt as he clambered up a hill to the first green at Augusta National.

April 06, 2016 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: 5 lists of 5 things heading into The 2016 Masters

Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.

April 06, 2016 | By Vince Johnson Forsyth County News | Staff sports picks


Masters: Day ranked No. 1 heading into the first major of the year, but no shortage of challengers

AUGUSTA - Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.

April 06, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Masters: Taylor's improbable journey from spectator to inside the ropes is one even he didn't expect

AUGUSTA - The last time Vaughn Taylor was at Augusta National he needed a ticket to get through the gates.

April 05, 2016 | by Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kris Jenkins nails buzzer-beating trey, lifts Villanova to national title over North Carolina, 77-74

HOUSTON - One good shot deserved another.

April 05, 2016 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad Sterling Bailey to work out with Atlanta Falcons

East Hall High graduate and former University of Georgia defensive end Sterling Bailey will participate in a workout for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

April 04, 2016 | Staff sports picks | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch wins again for weekend sweep at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Kyle Busch finally figured out Martinsville Speedway in his truck victory on Saturday.

April 03, 2016 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Foursome earns dogfight victory

The Wednesday Dogfights at Chicopee Woods Golf Course first place team for the best three net scores was that of Ron Melin, Charlie Kilby, Phil Rothermel and Steve Noah (-29).

April 02, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad Coker on 'business trip' with UNC at Final Four in Houston

Last summer, 2012 Flowery Branch High graduate Kanler Coker made a switch from playing football for the University of North Carolina to playing basketball for the Tar Heels.

April 01, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Lanierland Auburn Club to host offensive line coach, Tigers mascot

The Lanierland Auburn Club will host Auburn University offensive line coach Herb Hand and the Auburn Tigers mascot Aubieat its annual meeting on April 25 at Eagle Ranch in Chestnut Mountain.

March 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


UNC, Syracuse punch tickets to Final Four

PHILADELPHIA - Brice Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina to an 88-74 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday night, leaving the Tar Heels as the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four.

March 27, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bolstered by local talent, Piedmont College baseball team flirting with top 25 of D-III rankings

The day after Breck Davidson's freshman season at Piedmont College ended, coach Jim Peeples pulled his ball club together in the team's indoor facility and decided to make a lineup change.

March 23, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


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Local fans express optimism in Deshaun Watson's chances to find stride

It's not how you start, but how you finish.

September 21, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | Staff sports picks


Martin Truex Jr. benefits from late re-start to pass Elliott, win Sprint Cup race in Chicago

Martin Truex Jr. shot to the front after a late re-start and pulled away to give his small Furniture Row Racing a NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

September 18, 2016 | Mike Cranston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rio Paralympic Games: Clarkesville native McKenzie Coan wins second gold medal

Clarkesville native and current Loyola Maryland student McKenzie Coan won her second-career gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

September 15, 2016 | Times Sports Reports | Staff sports picks


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