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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-
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
Smith proved mettle, greatness in '93 finale

...Bowl title. Nine seasons later, that game remains the defining moment of his career. It cemented his status as an elite player, a reputation that will be enhanced when he gains 93 more yards and becomes the leading rusher in NFL history. "I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/23/pro_360118.shtml
NFL
Mavs could have a busy offseason ahead

...with a championship is "another opportunity that kind of slipped away from me." Figuring that he'll only be an elite player for three or more seasons, he really wants to see the talent around him upgraded. "You have to have Kidd back, keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/15/nba_523993.shtml
NBA
Dreaming big

...Colleges used to wait until after a player's senior season to offer a scholarship. These days it's an oddity if an elite player does not have an offer his senior year. That's made naming the Dream 16 a lot easier. And tougher. The formula...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/22/hig_97620.shtml
High school