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Road to Rio: The final countdown for Jenny Arthur

Some plans have changed, though the primary objective is still very much in the picture for local supporters of United States weightlifter and 2012 Chestatee High graduate Jenny Arthur.

August 11, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | Sports


Deshaun Watson, Clemson a strong contender in the ACC, national playoff race

RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson's Deshaun Watson still thinks about carrying an unbeaten record into the final game of the season before losing to Alabama with a national championship on the line.

August 09, 2016 | Aaron Beard Associated Press | Sports


Road to Rio: Local fans play waiting game as Jenny Arthur's Olympic debut nears

The anticipation of Jenny Arthur's Olympic debut as a member of the United States weightlifting team keeps building by the day, as coverage for the Opening Ceremonies air on NBC at 7:30 p.m Friday.

August 04, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | Sports


Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson still stays true to his roots

CLEMSON, S.C. - Numerous media outlets from all over the nation - even a crew from ESPN - flooded the gates of Clemson University's indoor practice facility Tuesday to catch a glimpse and grab a word from college football's top-rated quarterback Deshaun Watson.

August 03, 2016 | Sarah Woodall | Sports


Georgia Bulldogs open football camp with coach inviting fans to attend Saturday at Sanford Stadium

ATHENS, GA. - Kirby Smart is inviting fans to a practice at Sanford Stadium in part because he wants to see how his players respond to the extra attention.

August 01, 2016 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Falcons' Justin Hardy embraces nickname

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy didn't have much say in the matter - most rookies don't - when coaches started calling him "The Wolf" on special teams last season.

July 30, 2016 | By Sarah Woodall swoodall@gainesvilletimes.com | Sports


Atlanta Falcons' newcomer Mohamed Sanu has something to prove at wide receiver

FLOWERY BRANCH - Newcomer Mohamed Sanu wouldn't be "remiss or a fool" to say he didn't have a chip on his shoulder entering Atlanta Falcons Training Camp on Thursday.

July 28, 2016 | By Sarah Woodall swoodall@gainesvilletimes.com | Sports


Woodall: Will Falcons' offense, Ryan thrive under Shanahan in 2016?

Football is back.

July 27, 2016 | By Sarah Woodall swoodall@gainesvilletimes.com | Sports


Logano wins 3rd straight race as Talladega finishes in controversy

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Joey Logano used a controversial finish at Talladega Superspeedway to sweep the second round of NASCAR's playoffs and end Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s championship chances.

October 25, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Sports


Shaw could start at QB for Browns against Ravens

CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel's rookie season is over for the Browns, who may have to start rookie Connor Shaw, a Flowery Branch High graduate, in the season finale.

December 22, 2014 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Sports


Alabama's Sims proves critics wrong with big season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The little boy approached Alabama coach Nick Saban with the directness only a kid can get away with.

December 22, 2014 | By John Zenor Associated Press | Sports


Clemson's Watson healthy enough to play but could sit vs. Deacons

CLEMSON, S.C. - Injured quarterback Deshaun Watson is healthy enough to return for No. 19 Clemson, although Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says he might not use the freshman against Wake Forest on Thursday night.

November 04, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Sports


Local golf: CLGA holds 'Turkey Shoot' event

The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played their year-end "Turkey Shoot" flighted, low net event last Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 02, 2014 | Times sports reports | Sports


Ralston wins Gainesville City Junior Championship

Spencer Ralston clinched the Gainesville City Junior Championship with a second consecutive 69 on Sunday at Chattahoochee Golf Club.

October 27, 2014 | Times sports reports | Sports


Earnhardt Jr. earns first Martinsville win

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized the emotional impact his win at Martinsville Speedway had on Rick Hendrick when he met his boss in Victory Lane.

October 26, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Sports


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