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Gainesville graduate Deshaun Watson, No. 1 Clemson romp past Wake Forest 33-13

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson enjoyed another big day and kept on track for the College Football Playoff with a 33-13 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.

November 21, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville High grad Deshaun Watson aiming to keep Heisman Trophy in a QB's hands

CLEMSON, S.C. - In the year of the running back, Gainesville High graduate and Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is making a late push to keep the Heisman Trophy in a quarterback's hands.

November 16, 2015 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. advance in Chase after rain-shortened Phoenix race

AVONDALE, Ariz. - NASCAR's championship field was set Sunday at rain-soaked Phoenix International Raceway when the race was called 93 laps from the scheduled finish - denying Joey Logano and three others a chance to race their way into the finale.

November 16, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson, Tigers hold off Syracuse 37-27

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Deshaun Watson had a big day for No. 1 Clemson with 461 total yards and three touchdowns as the top-ranked Tigers held off Syracuse 37-27 on Saturday.

November 14, 2015 | By John Kekis Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jimmie Johnson passes Keselowski late to win 3rd straight at Texas

Jimmie Johnson raced to his fourth consecutive Texas fall victory, overcoming Brad Keselowski's dominating Chase-contending car with three laps to go Sunday.

November 08, 2015 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson’s TD pass, Gallman’s TD run rally No. 3 Clemson past Florida State 23-13

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney put on a slideshow for his team this week with pictures of the College Football Playoff title site in Arizona and the White House, a privilege reserved for national champions.

November 07, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


No. 3 Clemson looking to take control of ACC Atlantic Division against No. 17 Florida State

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney won't have to ramp up his enthusiasm this week with No. 17 Florida State in town to take on the third-ranked Tigers.

November 06, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Hall County pair 'very ready' to take on Ironman Florida challenge

Lisa Morris and Cindy Starke were both looking for a fresh perspective in their own careers.

November 04, 2015 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Atlanta to host 2018 College Football Playoff national championship game

Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions that were vying for the event.

November 04, 2015 | By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Falcons players, Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz, host 'Play 60' event in Gainesville

The Atlanta Falcons, the NFL and Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz teamed up to host an NFL Play 60 event Tuesday at City Park Stadium in Gainesville for boys and girls ages 8-13 with little or no football experience.

November 03, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Kansas City pulls away from NY Mets in 12th inning, claims World Series title

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cueto pitches 2-hitter, Hosmer delivers again, Kansas City Royals beat Mets 7-1 for 2-0 Series lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Kansas City Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom's best pitches, wearing him down with persistence and prowess.

October 28, 2015 | By Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Hosmer makes up for error with sac fly in 14th, lifts Kansas City Royals to 5-4 win over Mets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history.

October 28, 2015 | By Ben Walker Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: New York Mets bring intrigue, excitement to their World Series appearances

This'll be fun. The Mets are back in the World Series.

October 27, 2015 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Deshaun Watson throws for TD, runs for another as No. 6 Clemson routs Miami, 58-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Clemson looked very much like a national title contender.

October 24, 2015 | By Tim Reynolds Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta Braves give up decisive run in 13th inning of 3-2 loss to Brewers

ATLANTA - Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home ...

May 26, 2016 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall ...

May 25, 2016 | By Steve Reed Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lake Lanier Olympic Park to host ACRA National Championship Regatta this weekend

The 2016 American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship Regatta will be held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday.

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


Area paddlers seek Olympic berths through this weekend's Pan American Championships

Claudiu Ciur believes that the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club has its best chance in recent memory to place multiple local athletes in the upcoming ...

May 18, 2016 | David Thackham | Staff sports picks


Former Atlanta Falcon Todd Weiner hosting USA Football Fundamentals clinic

Former Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Todd Weiner will be hosting a USA Football Fundamentals clinic for children ages 6-15.

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


Robert Sapp Baseball Camp coming to Flowery Branch in June

The 36th annual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp will be held June 20-24 at Hog Mountain Baseball Complex in Flowery Branch.

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


Clemson QB Deshaun Watson says he’s not great yet, but working on it

NEW ORLEANS - Clemson quarterback and Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson wasn't expecting any revelations about what he could have done differently to lead the ...

May 17, 2016 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Semi-pro Georgia Wolves advance to National Development Football League championship with 12-0 win

The Georgia Wolves defeated the Columbus Truth 12-0 in the National Development Football League semifinals Saturday.

May 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Matt Kenseth holds off Kyle Larson for thrilling NASCAR victory at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Larson in a thrilling run down the stretch to win a wreck-filled race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

May 15, 2016 | | Staff sports picks


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