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Summer League MVP Brandon Clarke gets double-double to lead Grizzlies to championship

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By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he's bringing some hardware home to Beale Street. Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Grizzlies to...

Gov. Bill Lee now in favor of changing Confederate proclamation requiring “Forrest Day”

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee changed course on Monday and declared he's now in favor of amending a law that requires the state to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux...

Grizzles, Timberwolves advance to Summer League title game

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By W.G. RAMIREZ Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals. The Grizzlies will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday...

Trump: Japanese ambassador Hagerty to run for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump says U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is running for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. Trump broke the news in a tweet on Friday afternoon, adding that the 59-year-old Republican candidate has the president's...

Tyus Jones to officially join Grizzlies as Timberwolves decline to match

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining to match an offer sheet to guard Tyus Jones, clearing the way for him to join the Memphis Grizzlies. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas issued a statement late Tuesday saying, "We sincerely thank Tyus for his contributions on...

Memphis to host Georgia as part of SEC/American alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Memphis will host Georgia this season in a matchup that features two of the nation's most heralded incoming freshmen as part of a scheduling alliance between the Southeastern Conference and American Athletic Conference. The SEC and AAC announced in April they...

AP Interview: Kamala Harris on race and electability in 2020

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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kamala Harris can't forget the older black woman she met in Iowa while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before the state's 2008 caucus. "I remember her saying to me, 'They're not going to...

Tennessee’s mental health safety net program to expand

NASHVILLE — Public health officials say more Tennesseans are now eligible for free mental health services under the state's behavior health safety net program. Under legislation that went into effect Monday, the mental health program for the state's uninsured was given an additional $5 million....

Brianna Mason first black woman to be named Miss Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE — An elementary school teacher has become the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss Tennessee. Miss Greene County Brianna Mason won the pageant at the University of Tennessee on Saturday night in her fourth attempt. The 23-year-old Mason is a Nashville native who was...

CELL OFF: New Tennessee law forbids handheld phones while driving

NASHVILLE — More than 140 Tennessee laws kick in today, including measures to crack down on drivers using hand-held cellphones on the roads; strip one court's review of death sentences; and bar ministers ordained online from administering marriages. July 1 also marks the start of...