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The Grind Session makes a hoops stop in Memphis this weekend

Billing itself as the winter circuit of elite high school basketball events, The Grind Session is elevating Memphis-area hoops with a Memphis vs. the World showcase. Top hoop teams from Arlington, Briarcrest, East High, Melrose, Southwind and Tennessee Prep will play teams from Florida, South...

JUSTICE FOR LORENZEN?

Year after year, Lorenzen Wright’s mother and other family members have gathered on the plaza outside of the FedExForum to fan the flame of interest in the former pro-basketball players unsolved homicide in July 2010. Technically, it was a cold case – a homicide without...

GritGrindGrizz: Fans can accept Grizzlies losing — as long as the fight is there

Long before this version of the Memphis Grizzlies, before the “Core Four” of Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, I grew to love watching the Grizzlies. It happened during the very first 50-win season, with Hubie Brown as coach. That team featured...

UPDATED: Lorenzen Wright’s murder: Finally, an indictment and arrest

Billy R. Turner! That's the name now associated with the killing of Lorenzen Wright, the Memphis-grown basketball star who was last seen alive on July 18, 2010, when he left the home of his ex-wife in Collierville. Turner, 46, of Collierville, was indicted Tuesday. He is...

Norvell signs extension with U of M to stay as football coach

Mike Norvell has agreed to stay on as head coach of the University of Memphis Tigers, the coach tweeted Tuesday afternoon. So excited about the future of Memphis Tiger football and to announce that I have signed an extension to continue to lead this great...

Won and Oh! Grizzlies snap 11-game losing streak with nailbiter win over Timberwolves

For the first time in eight games at FedExForum — dating all the way back to an Oct. 28 win over the Houston Rockets — streamers rained down in celebration of a home win for the Memphis Grizzlies. After stringing together a series of solid...

Genard Avery and the Tigers ‘trying to finish it’

Genard Avery once thought he would be a Ragin’ Cajun leading the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to a championship. As fate would have it, the senior defensive player for the University of Memphis now hopes to help lead the Tigers to a conference win over...

Tigers take on UCF in American Athletic Conference Championship Game

By JOE REEDY, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Athletic Conference championship game boasts the best winning percentage of this weekend's 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conference title game matchups. It also represents the best hope for 12th-ranked UCF and No. 16 Memphis to show skeptics...

GRADING THE GRIZZ:

Grizzlies fans, at the risk of stating the obvious, I start with the harsh realities of the NBA: Unless your team plays in San Antonio, sooner or later, your favorite team will be awful. Whether it’s the departure of a star, bad contracts, bad...