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Hawks looking to show strong start is no fluke

...notice around the NBA ? never good enough to get past the second round of the playoffs, rarely bad enough to land an elite player in the draft. Atlanta has traditionally ranked near the bottom of the league in attendance.The team did make headlines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-16/hawks-looking-show-strong-sta
Players begin European Tour season looking to unseat No. 1 Rory McIlroy

...felt good to be out there," Woods said.The real test is today in the first round of an unofficial event with 18 elite players from the top 50 in the world.Woods has slipped to No. 24 in the world.He never lost his ranking as golf's biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-12-03/players-begin-european-tour-
China is making progress producing pro golfers

...the topic did not come up in two days of meetings with Chinese golf officials.Finchem said the goal was to develop elite players, and the first gauge of true progress could come next year if Zhang and Hao-tong get to the Web.com Tour."Next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-11-11/china-making-progress-produc
Plans to use artificial turf at Women's World Cup challenged

A group of elite players filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.The players, led by U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-01/plans-use-artificial
Page: Georgia's Gurley has heart of champion

...secondary that doesn't look anywhere close to finding its way, the Bulldogs are a good (not great) team with one elite player.If Georgia is going to win the SEC, make the first-ever college football playoff, Gurley has to have more career...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-27/page-georgias-gurley-has-
Visitor spending in Augusta expected at about $8 million for July

...believe Nike Peach Jam is unique to the communities on both sides of the river, and we are excited to bring so many elite players, coaches, members of the media and scouts to the area," the director of Nike Elite Youth Basketball, Merl Code...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-27/visitor-spe
LPGA Tour event to determine top country in Maryland

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn't.Thirty-two elite players from eight countries will compete at Caves Valley Golf Club to determine which nation has the best women's players in the world...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-23/lpga-tour-event-determine-to
SEC women are back among elite in college basketball

...Caldwell said. "You don't really get a full view of it unless you play in it."What the conference has lacked is the elite player who can carry a team to title contention. The SEC's last first-team Associated Press All-Americans were Tennessee's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-03-27/sec-women-are-back-among-
Brandt Snedeker emerging as an American star

...him in their league. But he's headed in that direction.Snedeker had said a week earlier at the Phoenix Open that elite players are defined by winning, especially majors, and "I haven't done nearly enough of that.""I'm playing great...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-02-11/brandt-snedeker-emerging-ame
Anchoring style of putting is banned by golf's governing bodies

...is right for the long-term benefit of the game for all golfers, and we just can't write them for one group of elite players."The new rule does not ban the long putters, only the way they commonly are used. Golfers no longer will be able...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-05-21/anchoring-style-putting-banned-go