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Times reporter hops on back of speedy Superbike as MotoAmerica comes to Road Atlanta this weekend

In preparation for the Suzuki Superbike Shootout of Georgia at Road Atlanta this weekend, I was asked to participate in a ride-along on the back of a Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike and yes, it was as impressive as it sounds.

April 14, 2016 | Colin Ochs | Staff sports picks


VIDEO: Cornett family seek to 'make a difference,' raise awareness of blood cancers through Ironman

Robert Cornett has a lot of time to think when he's running.

April 13, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: What I'll remember from the 2016 Masters

Here's what I'll remember from the 2016 Masters.

April 11, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Danny Willett wins the Masters after Spieth's shocking collapse

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett looked up at the large leaderboard at the 15th green and couldn't believe what he saw.

April 10, 2016 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: Windy conditions setup superstar showdown Saturday in Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Jordan Spieth still leads the Masters, even after double bogey

AUGUSTA - Jordan Spieth is still comfortably presiding over the Masters, seemingly unfazed by the unpredictable gusts that have confounded many of his rivals.

April 08, 2016 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vince Johnson: Spieth's poise under pressure set him apart in opening round at Masters

This feels like a movie we've seen before.

April 07, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


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


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Gainesville grad Deshaun Watson wins Davey O'Brien Award

ATLANTA (AP) - Deshaun Watson has won the Davey O'Brien award as the nation's top quarterback for the second year in a row, beating ...

December 08, 2016 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Deshaun Watson’s trip to Heisman Trophy stage bumpier than 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. - He doesn't flash that easygoing smile as frequently. His play gets scrutinized and picked apart more, because many of the folks ...

December 06, 2016 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High graduate, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson named a Heisman Trophy finalist

Clemson quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker ...

December 05, 2016 | Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington make College Football Playoff

Conference championships matter. Head-to-head matters. Strength of schedule matters. Every game counts, though some seem to count more than others and good luck figuring out ...

December 04, 2016 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson throws for three TDs, Clemson tops Virginia Tech 42-35 for ACC title

ORLANDO, Fla. - Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead third-ranked ...

December 03, 2016 | Fred Goodall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall graduate Watson seizes opportunity to shine at collegiate level

In the moment his team needed somebody to step up and make a play, Devin Watson was there.

November 30, 2016 | Zack Myers | Staff sports picks


QB Deshaun Watson, No. 3 Clemson looking to take final step into playoffs

CLEMSON, S.C. - The way Clemson coach Dabo Swinney sees it, the pressure is the same as it's been all season.

November 29, 2016 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Murphy: The case for Deshaun Watson in the Heisman Trophy race

Deshaun Watson's Heisman hopes are looking solid right now. What a difference a week makes.

November 28, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Watson tosses six touchdowns, No. 4 Clemson beats South Carolina 56-7

CLEMSON, S.C. - Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson tied his career high with six touchdown passes, three to Mike Williams, and No. 4 Clemson took ...

November 26, 2016 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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