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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


Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

May 26, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" is back in Victory Lane.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gordon rallies late for win at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jeff Gordon grabbed the lead in the final laps at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night and held on for his first victory of the season and 89th overall.

May 11, 2014 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Fishing report: Catching bass may be rewarding or frustrating

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.23 or 2.77 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have varied between the upper 60's and low 70's. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam due to lake turnover.

October 23, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

October 23, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Without Gurley, Dawgs keep on winning

Let the naysayers beware.

October 21, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Junior Crew rowing team strong at Clemson

The Lake Lanier Junior Crew's rowing team earned multiple medals at Clemson University's Tail of the Tiger Regatta.

October 20, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's Chase format delivers in major way

Pass the crow. I'm ready to eat.

October 20, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Sizemore wins Chicopee Woods Senior Championship in playoff

Randy Sizemore notched a two-day score of 143 and defeated Jim Foote in a playoff to earn the victory at the Chicopee Woods Senior Championship last weekend in Gainesville.

October 12, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Watson breaks throwing hand in Clemson's 23-17 win over Louisville

CLEMSON, S.C.- Clemson's got much more than just a stellar offense - and proved that against Louisville on Saturday.

October 11, 2014 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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