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Sometimes, it's just how the ball bounces. The Grizzlies were up 112-110, with just seconds to play in regulation. And yet Dallas was able to secure one offensive rebound after another, until a final putback by Salah Mejri tied the game up and sent it into overtime. And while the...
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Dirk dunks as Wright helps Grizzlies beat Mavericks 122-112 By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki set a screen for a pick-and-roll a few seconds into what could be the second-to-last home game for the longtime star of the Dallas Mavericks. Once the pass arrived as the 40-year-old...
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 Stadium as the Memphis Express...
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Boxing at the Pipkin 3 has evolved into an all-Memphis thing, with its organizers declaring, “This boxing event has really taken on momentum.” The youth-oriented affair at the Fairgrounds (940 Early Maxwell) is set for the evening of April 3 (beginning at 7 p.m.) and is the latest in a...
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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 Grizzlies had all the ingredients:...
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All season, many Tigers fans have been saying, "Wait til' next year!" After years of irrelevance, the Memphis basketball program has returned to the forefront of the diehard Tigers fan and the casual fan who may only tune in during March. The 2018-19 team had one goal this season: “Tournament...
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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 and style of play. "I give...
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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 for playoff position. It's a...
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There are very few people that can move the sports needle. Johnny Manziel is one of the few that can do just that. Manziel was assigned to the Memphis Express after the team the held his AAF regional rights, the San Antonio Commanders, passed on a chance to get...
by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Johnny Manziel said he hasn’t been to Memphis since his Heisman Trophy-winning days at Texas A&M. The Aggies flew into Memphis en route to Oxford where they defeated Ole Miss in 2013. Fast forward to March 2019. Manziel’s professional career has taken...