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Falcons' Julio Jones expects to start against Giants

...who caught nine passes for 141 yards and two first-half touchdowns against Philadelphia, is one of the NFL's elite players at his position.After tweaking the hamstring, Jones' snaps were limited in the second half, but he still caught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-09-17/falcons-julio-jones-expects-s
Preseason injuries continue to mount

...and are subject to the most risk. Even that could change; some coaches are considering reducing the time their elite players are used this week."That's where the challenge is for a coach," says Quinn, in his first season in charge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-24/preseason-injuries-continue-m
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
Hawks taking Nets seriously in first round

...Atlanta, where he was always viewed as a guy who never quite fulfilled his potential by becoming one of the NBA's elite players. The trade that sent him to the Nets is considered the key move in the overhauling of the Hawks' roster.NO THABO...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-18/hawks-taking-nets-seriously-f
Ex-major league star Darryl Strawberry takes to the pulpit

...now."Strawberry is more known for his personal failings than the stats that shaped him into one of the game's elite players of the 1980s. He was a cocaine addict, and arrested for crimes ranging from soliciting a prostitute to domestic violence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-08/ex-major-league-star-dar
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
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-
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
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-
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