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Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83

...Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball. He was one of the greatest players of all time," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement. "He was a pioneer in the major leagues. And more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-23/cubs-legend-ernie-banks-
American presence at NHL All-Star Game will be stronger than ever

...wing Bobby Ryan, Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson and Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk."You're seeing a lot of great players start to come up now," said Shattenkirk. "It's been a great few years for U.S. hockey. It's exciting to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-01-23/american-presence-nhl-all-
Embattled Cleveland coach Blatt remains beloved in Israel despite struggles in NBA debut

...become the first coach to jump from the European leagues to the NBA.Learning that he would coach the planet's greatest player has only added to the excitement.Barak said the channel has experienced a spike in ratings this season, and that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-01-20/embattled-cleveland-coach-bla
Ronaldo earns third FIFA Player of the Year award

...37.66 percent of votes of national team coaches and captains and selected media."I want to become one of the greatest players of all time," Ronaldo said through a translator during Monday night's acceptance speech. "Of course, this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-12/ronaldo-earns-third-
Border Bowl II includes competitive practices for both teams

...their high school careers, and it began with a string of fun practices."It's impressive just to watch so many great players out on the field," Hibbitts said. "I think for most of them it's really just coming together and playing again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-01-07/border-bowl-
Montreal's Subban is bold, not 'selfish'

...to be stars every night. There's nothing wrong with that," he said. "But you have to do your job and be the greatest player in your role, whatever that is."His role includes playing defense because of a playing style that led to him being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-01-07/montreals-subban-bold-not-
Florida State's Jameis Winston to enter NFL Draft

...the unique players that I've ever had the privilege to coach. He embodies what you as a coach want as a person, a student and a player. He's a genuine and honest guy. He's one of the greatest players in Florida State history."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-07/florida-states-jameis-win
Cam Newton says Panthers must improve to make deep run in playoffs

...valuable thing."Kuechly finished with 10 tackles, drawing praise from tight end Greg Olsen."I know J.J. Watt is a great player, he's phenomenal, but you can't find a guy who impacts the game on defense like Luke," Olsen said after the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-04/cam-newton-says-panthers-must
Oregon pummels defending champion FSU in Rose Bowl

...the ball over twice."I think what he did as a competitor and what he does with his teammates, he's one of the great players in not only college football, but college football history to me," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-01/oregon-pummels-defending-
Washington County's Gray is easy pick for player of the year

...teammates first, that's what it's all about," Ingram said. "He's going to be remembered as one of the greatest players in the last 20 years around here."In a 62-35 victory over Pierce County in the state quarterfinals, Gray delivered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-24/washington-c