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Feisty Grizz put up a fight, but fall to Bulls 106-99

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Jonas Valanciunas had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jae Crowder each scored 15 points for Memphis, which has dropped eight of nine. Rookie Ja Morant, the Grizzlies' leading scorer at 18.6 points per game, missed his third straight game with back soreness.

Nearly $9M of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in 1st days

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation. About $3.8 million of the money was awarded in prizes, and nearly $2 million of it will go into the state budget to help pay for...

Likely no paper trail for voting in Memphis on Super Tuesday

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee's largest county probably won't have new voting machines that create a voter-verifiable paper trail in place for the presidential primary election on March 3, an attorney for the state said Tuesday. Janet Kleinfelter of the Tennessee attorney general's...

Federal court hears felon voting rights case in Mississippi

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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons...

Balanced scoring carries Pacers past short-handed Grizzlies

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By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press Indiana's balanced scoring was too much for a makeshift Memphis Grizzlies lineup. Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and the Pacers beat the depleted Grizzlies 117-104 on Monday night. Seven players scored in double figures for the Pacers, including...

Rev. William Barber opens door for Buttigieg to discuss racism, poverty

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By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press GOLDSBORO, N.C. — As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev....

With Morant out, short-handed Grizzlies snap six-game losing streak with win over Wolves, 115-107

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By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Playing without star rookie Ja Morant and veteran center Jonas Jonas Valanciunas, the remodeled Memphis Grizzlies knew Sunday's look would be experimental for a collection of young players. The makeshift lineups produced the needed energy to pull out...

Third quarter sinks Grizzlies again in 103-94 loss to the Utah Jazz

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By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press Utah coach Quin Snyder didn't have a lot to say to his team at halftime, despite a 15-point deficit. A little video session, but no harsh words or motivational speeches. The low-key tactic worked well. The Jazz came out quickly in the...

Grizzlies’ grind comes up short against Clippers

The must-see action in the Grizzlies-Clippers game included the matchup of Memphis' Ja Morant against defensive irritant Patrick Beverley of Los Angeles. (Photos: Karanja A. Ajanaku) With one more chance for the Memphis Grizzlies to tie or take the lead, Jaren Jackson Jr.’s 3-point attempt...

Remains found believed to be UFC fighters’ stepdaughter

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have "good reason" to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon...