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GAME OVER: Memphis’ spring romance with Express over as AAF cuts season short

On Jan. 3, the Alliance of American Football was holding training camp for all eight of its teams at the same time and place: San Antonio, Texas. On Feb. 4, an unusually balmy day just after The Super Bowl, I was at the Liberty Bowl...

Historic Marker unveiled at gravesite of “People’s Grocery lynchings”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gyp5b0wbGQ I'm originally from Holly Springs, Mississippi, the birthplace of legendary journalist and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. As mayor, my dad helped make sure her birth site was preserved and it's now the location of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum. I'm not saying I know...

IN THE MAIL: “Effectively research before publishing false or inaccurate information”

The New Tri-State Defender welcomes letters and comments from our readers. To submit yours, visit our submission form and put "In The Mail" on the "Story/Idea Summary" line. by Julian D. Cross My name is Julian Cross and I am a senior at The Memphis Central...

IN THE MAIL: Holeyfield: “We don’t need new schools”

The New Tri-State Defender welcomes letters and comments from our readers. To submit yours, visit our submission form and put "In The Mail" on the "Story/Idea Summary" line. by Mabra Holeyfield I have read several articles…about plans to tear down and rebuild schools. The reason given...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Revamped Grizzlies are fast, fun and fleeting – so enjoy

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Admit it: If you didn’t give up on this season’s version of your Memphis Grizzlies before the February trade deadline, you probably gave up on them afterwards. I did. If you were making a recipe for team chaos and awful play, it seemed like the...

VIDEO: His first season behind him, Hardaway looks to build on Tigers’ success

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The final grades are in on the Tigers season -- at least from Penny Hardaway's point of view. In his end-of-season press conference, Hardaway acknowledged the challenges of trying to blend existing players with his own recruits, while trying to install a new coaching system...

Grizzlies glide to double digit win over OKC Thunder

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Jaren Jackson Jr. is sidelined, likely for the rest of the season. Mike Conley was resting with thigh soreness. Avery Bradley also out with injury. Add in an Oklahoma City Thunder team that starts two All-Stars (Russell Westbrook and Paul George) that's also fighting...

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...