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Noah makes Memphis debut as Grizzlies beat Clippers 96-86

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  By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies gave the Los Angeles Clippers a taste of how tough they can be on defense. The Grizzlies held Los Angeles to 34 percent shooting, caused 19 turnovers and limited the Clippers to...

Tigers roll in first half against UCF, fade in second to lose AAC Championship 56-41

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By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Unbeaten UCF updated its sparkling resume with an impressive come-from-behind victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference title game. Now the seventh-ranked Knights (12-0, No. 8 CFP), who proclaimed themselves national champions last January after...

Takeaways from Mississippi’s Senate runoff

by Bill Barrow and Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith’s victory in Mississippi’s Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state. But she still was never really threatened by Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday’s contest, which brought...

GOP US Sen. Hyde-Smith wins divisive runoff, keeps her seat

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press with additional reporting by Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender JACKSON, Miss.  — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to...

Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee names nine administration picks

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has named three Cabinet members and six senior staffers for his new administration, including investment company chairman Stuart McWhorter as finance commissioner. The list released Tuesday unveils the first wave of picks by Lee,...

Defeated Republican Rep. Mia Love delivers rebuke to Trump

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By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first and only black Republican woman in Congress delivered a sharp rebuke Monday to President Donald Trump and her party's relationship with African-Americans in her first remarks since her midterm defeat. Mia Love was narrowly defeated...

Hardaway, after losing two games at Advocare: “I’m growing as a coach”

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MEMPHIS 75, CHARLESTON 78 Orlando-area native Grant Riller scored 32 points and added a career-high nine assists, Jarrell Brantley had 19 points, and Charleston won the fifth-place game. Former Orlando Magic star and first-year Memphis coach Penny Hardway saw his team drop two of three at...

Dem contrasts ‘diversity’ with GOP senator in Mississippi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMfCx45F6s By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" to the job, and he thinks the Republican he's trying to unseat has a background lacking in those qualities. Democrat...

Trump tweets support of Mississippi senator ahead of runoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PMfCx45F6s JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted support Sunday for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, calling the Mississippi Republican an "outstanding person" the day before he planned to campaign with her ahead of Tuesday's runoff election. Trump heads to Mississippi on Monday to campaign for...

Clippers win in OT to snap Grizzlies’ 5-game winning streak

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By STEVE DILBECK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two early surprises to the NBA season met Friday and regulation wasn't enough to settle things. The surging Memphis Grizzlies thought they had things under control, up by eight with less than 2 minutes to play in the...