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LENS & LINES: Memphis Tigers’ late rally falls short in 58-61 loss to Houston Cougars in AAC Semis

The Memphis Tigers had no business being within striking distance of a win over the top-seeded Houston Cougars Saturday afternoon. Not after getting outrebounded for much of the game and shooting only 23.5 percent from the field. And yet, there they were, down three with...

LENS & LINES: Tigers take Game 1, beat Tulane 83-68

One down. Three to go. The Tigers beat No. 12 Tulane, an 83-68 win, to advance to the Quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship. Next up: The Tigers play Tulane on Friday, March 15. Tipoff is 1 p.m. CT. TSD's Terry Davis is working on...

WATCH: Tigers Coach Penny Hardaway reflects on regular season, hopes to ‘get hot’ for AAC Tournament

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As part of his weekly press conference, Memphis Tigers' Head Coach Penny Hardaway took a look back at his first regular season as coach – while trying not to get too far ahead of himself as the team faces the daunting task of trying...

Memphis 901 FC loses inaugural game, but wins fans

The closest I've ever come to soccer was when I was living in Florida. My then-roommate, Glen, has deep Jamaican roots and played on various city leagues around Orlando, his hometown. Even that little taste was enough to show me how massive love for the...

Memphis 901 FC to host open practice March 2

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Over at Liberty Bowl Stadium, it’s football season. But fútbol season is set to get underway on March 9, when Memphis 901 FC, Memphis’ new soccer team, plays its inaugural game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. And on Saturday, March 2, “FanFest” will give fans an...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: How the Grizz can ‘convey the pick’

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With less than 20 games left in a now-lost season, let’s address the team’s new goal for the remaining games: “Convey the pick.” In short, Memphis owes a draft pick to Boston – one that only goes up in value if the Grizzlies can’t finish...

Grizzlies dominate the glass, get win over Lakers, 110-105

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By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes. Mike Conley had 30 points including key free throws in the final minute, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points...

Poor People’s Campaign to hold bus tours of poverty areas

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By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states to call attention to "what the national emergencies really are" in the wake of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration over the...

Tigers’ Jeremiah Martin named National Player of the Week

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A few days ago, Jeremiah Martin raised eyebrows when he said he felt like he was the best player on the best team with the best coach in the American Athletic Conference. Somewhere in there, he dropped 40+ points TWICE -- something that no Memphis...

With Jackson injured, Grizzlies fall to L.A. Clippers, 112-106

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The weirdest thing about watching this new-look version of the Memphis Grizzlies is that they are playing faster and more fun basketball, perhaps even being more competitive than they were two months ago — and I don't know who they are. We got to see...