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NCAA Tournament roundup: Texas A&M wins in 2OT to reach Sweet 16

OKLAHOMA CITY - Alex Caruso scored 25 points as Texas A&M overcame a 10-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation to come back for a 92-88 double overtime victory over Northern Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.

March 20, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson gets past Harvick in OT to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, and Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.

March 20, 2016 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


North Hall grad Paul Powers wins with conference-record time in 50 freestyle in Big Ten swim meet

The reaction from Paul Powers conveyed pure joy after he touched the wall first in the Big Ten Conference's 50-yard freestyle championship race Feb. 25 at Purdue University.

March 14, 2016 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Georgia golfer, Habersham Central grad Lee McCoy finishes 4th at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Georgia senior Lee McCoy grew up at Innisbrook and lost track of the number of times he has played the Copperhead course.

March 13, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon earn No. 1 seeds for March Madness

A topsy-turvy season in college basketball delivered a few more twists when the brackets came out Sunday.

March 13, 2016 | By Eddie Pells Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick nips Carl Edwards in wild finish for 8th Phoenix win

AVONDALE, Ariz. - For the second time in a month, two cars crossed the finish line seemingly together and no one was sure who won.

March 13, 2016 | By Mike Cranston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Brenau's Courtney Hayward shining in 'passionate' leadership role

Brenau University's swim team has been on a tear the last two years, winning the Appalachian Swimming Conference championship and placing third at the NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships in back-to-back seasons.

March 10, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


Former Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood to serve as judge in N. Georgia All-Star Classic

The fifth annual North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic is scheduled for March 19 at Gainesville High. The day begins with a 3-point shootout at 1 p.m., followed by the slam dunk contest at 2. The girls' game will start at 3 p.m., with the boys' game to follow.

March 08, 2016 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch late to win at Las Vegas for 2nd win in 3 years

LAS VEGAS - Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with five laps to go Sunday and surged to his second win in three years in the NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway under weird and windy weather conditions.

March 06, 2016 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Threesome claims Stableford victory at Chattahoochee Golf Course

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Asspciation played a Stableford points game Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

March 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Hayward's freestyle victory pushes Brenau swimming team into 4th place in NAIA championships

COLUMBUS - Brenau junior Courtney Hayward's theme song is "Eye of the Tiger."

March 03, 2016 | By Karen Rosen For The Times | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson uses extra time to win Sprint Cup race at Atlanta

HAMPTON - Jimmie Johnson used pit strategy to grab the lead and won an overtime race under yellow at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, earning his 76th victory to tie the late Dale Earnhardt on the career list.

February 28, 2016 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Denny Hamlin uses daring move to give Joe Gibbs a Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When he was in second grade, Denny Hamlin wrote a letter to himself wishing for a Daytona 500 victory.

February 21, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Wechsler, Johns, Lowery, Van claim first place at Luna's

The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Chattahoochee Golf Course this week. First place went to the team of Gene Weschler, Jerry Johns, Tommy Lowery and Doug Van. Second place was the team of Daryl Dunckel, Joe Roberts, Karl Steigele and Don Rogers.

February 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Brenau's Courtney Hayward earns National Swimmer of the Week honor

Brenau University junior Courtney Hayward has been named a National Swimmer of the Week by College Swimming following her performance at last week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in Christianburg, Va.

February 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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Golfing legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch,

September 25, 2016 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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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