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Morant, Grizzlies secure ‘bigtime’ OT win over Pelicans

by Brett Martel – NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ja Morant let out a triumphant yell as he threw down an alley-oop dunk in overtime that punctuated his third 30-point performance in just the fourth game of his return to the resurgent Memphis Grizzlies. Morant scored...

Tigers squeak by Vanderbilt ‘test’

David Jones scored 28 points, including 21 in the second half, as No. 23 Memphis held on to escape with a 77-75 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Jahvon Quinerly added 13 points for Memphis (10-2). Ezra Manjon led Vanderbilt with 22 points, while Tasos Kamateros, Jason...

Grizzlies plus ‘12’ equals a ‘perfect ending’ to a ‘perfect day’

With the scored tied and less than 10 seconds on the game clock, the Memphis Grizzlies called on “12” to settle things in their favor. That put two-time All-Star Ja Morant, who bears that number, in a spot familiar to him – centerstage. Memphis’ star...

Tennessee Supreme Court blocks decision to redraw state’s Senate redistricting maps

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s highest court on Friday temporarily blocked a lower court’s decision that lawmakers must redraw the state’s Senate maps in a ruling that means the current legislative districts will likely remain in place for the 2024 elections. Late last...

Newcomer Jaylen Nowell provides spark as Grizzlies beat Mavs 108-94

DALLAS — A week after signing a 10-day contract to shore up the Memphis roster, Jaylen Nowell scored 19 points and helped the Grizzlies beat  Dallas 108-94 on Friday night with Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic out for personal reasons. Desmond Bane scored 30 points and...

Former ambassador and Republican politician sues to block Tennessee voting law

NASHVILLE — Former Ambassador to Poland and longtime Tennessee Republican politician Victor Ashe sued state election officials on Wednesday over a law he claims is so vague that he could be prosecuted for voting in a Republican primary. The 1972 state law requiring primary voters...

Jones has ‘hot hand’ as Memphis burns No. 20 Arkansas in the Battle 4 Atlantis semis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — David Jones had a career-high 36 points and five steals to help Memphis beat No. 20 Arkansas 84-79 on Thursday in a semifinal game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Memphis (5-0) will face Villanova in the title game on Friday. Arkansas...

Memphis advances in Battle 4 Atlantis as Ashton Hardaway rains threes on Michigan

NASSAU, Bahamas — Ashton Hardaway hit the first five 3-pointers of his collegiate career in scoring 17 points and helped Memphis hold off Michigan 71-67 Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis with both head coaches making their first appearances on the bench this season. Juwan Howard, recovering...

Mother of 6-year-old boy who shot teacher gets 21 months for marijuana use while owning a gun

by Ben Finley -- NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for using marijuana while owning a firearm, which is illegal under U.S. law. Deja Taylor’s son took her...

Defense sets tone as Grizzlies dial up season’s second win

LOS ANGELES -– Desmond Bane scored 27 points and the Memphis Grizzlies won for the second time this season, beating the reeling Los Angeles Clippers 105-101 on Sunday. Memphis improved to 2-8 while waiting for All-Star guard Ja Morant to return from a 25-game suspension next...