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Former Jefferson QB Shirreffs transferring from NC State

Former Jefferson High quarterback Bryant Shirreffs is transferring after one year at N.C. State.

June 18, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Mexico holds host Brazil to 0-0 draw in World Cup

FORTALEZA, Brazil - He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles.

June 17, 2014 | By Tales Azzoni Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Dempsey, Brooks lift US to 2-1 win over Ghana

NATAL, Brazil- After Clint Dempsey's historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.

June 16, 2014 | Jim Vertuno Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Spurs finish off Heat with 104-87 win in Game 5

SAN ANTONIO - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league. The San Antonio Spurs turned the rematch with the Miami Heat into no match at all.

June 15, 2014 | By Brian Mahoney Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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Watson sets Clemson record for TD passes in first start

CLEMSON, S.C. - It took 19-year-old quarterback Deshaun Watson just one game to start rewriting the Clemson record book.

September 27, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Gibson wins at Chicopee Woods

Joe Roberts, Dan Arthurs, Tom Frier Jr, and Gayle Gibson won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods.

September 27, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Johnson soaking in his final season at Tennessee

A.J. Johnson is embracing his senior season at Tennessee with the same fervor that led him to become one of the nation's most talented middle linebackers in his first three seasons.

September 24, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Logano picks up 4th win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.

September 21, 2014 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


IronDawgs find out awards from previous meet

It took a couple of weeks to figure it out, but the Georgia IronDawgs, headquartered in Gainesville, had quite a showing in the recent America's Cup Powerlifting Meet in Kennesaw.

September 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Clemson's Watson leads Tigers in near-upset vs. Florida State

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris said after the Tigers' opening loss at Georgia in August that the moment wasn't too big for true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson.

September 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shorter days trigger fish into action

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.53 or 2.47 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures remain in the low 80s except up where the rivers feed into main lake, where the water may be slightly cooler. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 18, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


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