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Dustin Johnson ready to move on, with a focus still on the past

...should not be forgotten as Johnson, fresh off another World Golf Championship title that renewed his credentials as an elite player, tries to move forward even as there are lingering questions about his past.And those questions linger in part because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-03-09/dustin-johnson-ready-move-fo
Falcons keep same approach on final day of NFL Draft

...contributors to this team."Entering the first round, the team sorely needed a talented pass rusher to develop into an elite player, and Clemson's Vic Beasley, the No. 8 overall pick, fits the mold Quinn wants.Louisiana State cornerback Jalen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-02/falcons-keep-same-approach-fi
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-
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
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-
With conference finals looming, Webber admires Bryant's drive

...Western Conference finals. The series will be a defining moment for Webber, who has the skills, money and fame of an elite player - but none of the team success that separates Kobe Bryant from his peers. "It's never good to take a beating like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/18/nba_345621.shtml
NBA
Hewitt survives at U.S. Open

...Flushing Meadow Park for the third-seeded Hewitt. There was No. 25 Dent, determined to take a step up by beating an elite player. There was the capricious wind, swirling around the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium. And there was a serve he thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/05/oth_993.shtml
Other sports
Webb goes wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

...herself to win the Michelob Ultra Open by seven shots, once again showing that she's on her way back to being an elite player. "I think the last four weeks proved to probably a lot of people and proved to myself, as well, that Kraft wasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/15/gol_81455.shtml
Golf
Blades top pick in WNBA expansion draft

...Woodward, the career leading scorer in college with 3,649 points at Kansas, was picked by Cleveland last year in the elite player draft. The other expansion team, the Washington Mystics, picked forward Heidi Burge with their first selection of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/19/oth_222789.shtml
Other sports
Whoever follows Sergio will have big shoes to fill

...that way. It was just a matter of time. It took more time than I had hoped." Though Garcia is only 27, no other elite player today has been in so many major mixes without winning. He comes to Southern Hills still smarting from an agonizing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/09/mic_139011.shtml
Scott Michaux