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Michaux: Sifford just wanted to compete

...years dominating the all-black United Golfers Association, winning five consecutive national titles. But like any great athlete, Sifford longed to compete as equals against the best."When I went out as the first black man to play on the full...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-02-04/michaux-sifford-just-wanted-
Braves: Gattis trade brings back more prospect talent

...it's worth monitoring in the upper levels. I'll stick to the above-average hit tool for now. Ruiz isn't a great athlete, so he doesn't show speed. He's choppy defensively at third base, and range will never be his friend, but he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-01-15/braves-gatti
Red Wings take care of Hurricanes

...the elements that created that confidence," he said. "For this, we are immensely grateful. He was not only a great athlete and player, he was a great man, a great Quebecer and a great Canadian."Beliveau won 10 Stanley Cups as a player...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-12-07/red-wings-take-care-hurric
Daily Prospect Report: March 4

...the plate like I expected in Savannah last season, but he's built like a rock and is a great athlete. Cesar Puello, Mets: 1-2, 2B. Great athlete with plus power potential, but has a Biogenesis connection hovering over his name. Hak-Ju...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-03-05/daily-prospe
Magic star striving to attain greatness

Not content to be just a great athlete, Orlando center Dwight Howard wants to be a great player. He...think where Dwight's trying to get is taking the step from great athlete, great talent to being a great player. And what I've seen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/18/nba_152897.shtml
NBA
S.C. State can't stop `Sweet Flight'

...Athletic Conference season record for touchdown passes. He now has 27, compared with just six interceptions. "He's a great athlete, a great quarterback," said Raleigh Roundtree, the S.C. State offensive tackle from Josey High School. "He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/10/met_200469.shtml
Metro | T.W. Josey High School
Harlem's season ends with loss

...championship. "The bottom line is Levale Speigner did a great job," Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis said. "He's a great athlete. He's the best pitcher I've seen all year. "I wish he would have slowed down, but he didn't lose a thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/22/bas_261940.shtml
Baseball
'Breakfast of champions'

...And so, to win a popularity contest, they go to Waffle Houses, diners, steak places, when in reality, to be a great athlete or a celebrity in good shape, they don't really eat like that."Did she consider for a moment that Watson might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-18/breakfast-champions
Oscar Pistorius' return isn't encouraged by group

...state of shock for two days then we realized we had to come out of that rapidly," Craven said. "Of course he was a great athlete but what took place 18 months ago was not anything to do with sport ... but it's an absolute tragedy."On Monday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-09-17/oscar-pistorius-return-i
Ray Guy: That legendary leg

...Flores got a picture of the play, blew it up and had it framed. The picture resides in his house today."He was a great athlete," said Flores, a Raiders assistant from 1972-78 and head coach from 1979-87. "That didn't get as big a play...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/ray-guy-legendary-leg