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Snedeker, Cabrera tied for lead at Masters

AUGUSTA - Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera were tied for the lead after the third round of the Masters, a Saturday that will be remembered for Tiger Woods' penalty.

April 13, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Day leads after second round at Masters

AUGUSTA - The 14-year-old from China isn't going anywhere in a hurry. And this Masters is still a long way from taking shape.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Garcia, Leishman shoot 66 for 1st-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA - Sergio Garcia might have written himself off too quickly at the Masters.

April 11, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Masters not always kind to favorites

AUGUSTA - The first tee shot clattered through a pair of pines on the left side of the 13th fairway, finally landing on the wrong side of Rae's Creek. Tiger Woods tried again, and this wasn't any better. Fans peered across the fairway and only heard the ball rifle through some bushes.

April 10, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local resident to attend 63rd straight Masters

Gainesville resident Ernie Williams was there when Sam Snead, who had just been in a car wreck, came to an Augusta hospital emergency room soon after the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Zac Taylor | Staff sports picks


Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Big Red baseball starts key series

The Gainesville baseball team can find out a lot about itself when it opens a two-game series with Loganville at 5:55 p.m. Friday.

April 07, 2013 | Mitch Blomert | Staff sports picks


Johnson gets win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson dominated Martinsville Speedway again.

April 07, 2013 | By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


East Hall grad Bailey looking to make strong showing in Georgia spring football game

Sterling Bailey is embracing his opportunity.

April 04, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Coach says Kentucky's Harrow is transferring to Georgia State

ATLANTA - Kentucky coach John Calipari says sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow is transferring to Georgia State.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local Golf: Chicopee Woods holds 3-best-ball event this week

Luke James, Don Schrum and Terry McFarland won the Wednesday Dogfight three-best-ball net event last week at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

March 30, 2013 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Gresham Motorsports Park ready to open season with Larry Fleeman Memorial 198

Gresham Motorsports Park general manager Dan Elliott is gearing up for another big season, starting with Saturday's Larry Fleeman Memorial 198 race at the Jefferson track. The main event is the Pro Late Model Series, the last of five total classes that will be contested during the day, and includes the Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Sportsman/Renegade and Mini Stock.

March 30, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Gainesville's Tommy Aaron recollects on winning Masters 40 years later

Tommy Aaron has the most captivating story of sporting triumph that any athlete from Gainesville can tell about himself.

March 28, 2013 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Bohannon takes over as Kennesaw State's 1st football coach

KENNESAW - Brian Bohannon has a lot of work to do.

March 26, 2013 | By Charles Odom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kahne gets 1st career win at Bristol

March 17, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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