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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...

TSDtv — History: Hidden in Plain Sight: Martin Stadium and The Memphis Red Sox

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Memphis is known as a hoops town now. But for a big chunk of the 20th Century, baseball was king. And for African Americans in Memphis, that probably meant being a fan of the Memphis Red Sox -- and going to games at the...

TSDtv — History: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy That Launched the 1968 Sanitation Strike

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This journey into Memphis' not-so-hidden history has been fascinating -- both for what I'm learning and because of the amazing reception it's gotten. Last week, we debuted the first two clips in our series, featuring The People's Grocery Lynchings and the story of The University...

Cardi B, Charlie Wilson among headliners for 2019 Beale St. Music Festival

Cardi B, who recently became the first female to receive Best Rap Album honors at the Grammys, will be among the first-time headliners at the 2019 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival. Fresh off of a record-setting 2018, the Memphis in May Beale Street...