Sunday, July 3, 2022

Associated Press

715 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Jury hears gunshot-filled 911 call from slain NBA player

The gunshot-filled 911 call came into a Tennessee police department just after midnight on July 19, 2010, from the cell phone of retired NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Wright was lured to a road next to a field by his ex-wife and another man charged with...

Grizzlies lead for all but 25 seconds in win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Dillon Brooks had to wait a few more minutes to make his return. After being sidelined for 27 games due to an ankle injury, Brooks walked onto the court Sunday only to see that both Memphis and Oklahoma City were wearing white...

Morant scores 37 points, Grizzlies turn back Knicks 118-114

Ja Morant keyed a fourth-quarter rally by scoring 15 of his 37 points in the period to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 118-114 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Ziaire Williams and Jaren Jackson Jr. each finished with 13 points, with...

Colleges face legal risks under ‘divisive concept’ bill

NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House on Monday advanced legislation allowing students and staffers to sue public colleges and universities if they feel they’ve been unfairly punished for not accepting “divisive concepts.” The bill, supported by House Speaker Cameron Sexton and other top House legislative leaders, is...

Ford, battery maker face job requirement for Tennessee plant

by Adrian Sainz -- Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee or pay back at least part of a $500 million state...

Tyus Jones scores 27, leads Grizzlies past Pelicans, 121-109

NEW ORLEANS — Tyus Jones scored a career-high 27 points to go with eight assists while filling in for All-Star Ja Morant, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-109 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory and ninth in 10 games. Jaren...

Tennessee lawmakers pass ban on instant runoff voting

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers passed a ban Monday against instant runoff voting in elections, a move that seeks to end a long-running legal dispute between state election officials and the city of Memphis. Voters in Memphis still haven’t used the method since voting in...

Tigers’ focus helps deliver victory over Houston

HOUSTON – Landers Nolley II scored 20 points and Jalen Duren had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Memphis rallied past No. 6 Houston 69-59 on Saturday and snapped the Cougars’ 37-game home winning streak. DeAndre Williams and Lester Quinones each scored 13 points as...

Starbucks, citing safety, fires 7 seeking union in Memphis

by Dee-Ann Durbin -- Starbucks has fired seven employees who were leading an effort to unionize a Memphis store. The Seattle coffee giant said Tuesday that the employees violated company policy by reopening a store after closing time and inviting non-employees to come inside and move...

Tenn. pastor, first African American, named to key SBC post

by Holly Meyer -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee pastor Willie McLaurin has been named interim president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, becoming the first African American to lead one of the denomination’s ministry entities in its more than 175-year history. McLaurin’s appointment as...