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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3xV0F10siE The Memphis Grizzlies hosted six players who could be in play for the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft on Monday, June 11. Among the prospects: Elijah Bryant (BYU), Demetrius Denzel-Dyson (Sanford), Donte Ingram (Loyola(IL)), Yante Maten, (Georgia), Terrell Miller (Murray State), Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas) GM Chris Wallace...
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You might call it the Devante swing. At the start of the third period, the nearly 15,000 people inside Capital One Arena had resigned themselves to the fact that this might not be the night that the Washington Capitals get it done. The Vegas Golden Knights had scored twice to...
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On a summer night 80 Junes ago, black Americans drew close to their radios. They listened with great expectations and pounding hearts. No matter where they lived or how, the airwaves had transported them, body and soul, to a boxing ring in New York’s Yankee Stadium. It was just the...
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By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chamique Holdsclaw will enjoy the crowning achievement of her basketball career in the town where she produced many of her greatest moments. It's only appropriate that she's getting inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame alongside Mickie DeMoss, the former Tennessee...
When was the last time you heard Robert F. Kennedy, Kobe Bryant and James Baldwin come up in the same conversation? It’s probably rare. But Undefeated columnist Bill Rhoden, CBS Local sportswriter Jamal Murphy and author Michael Eric Dyson found the common thread. They got together recently in New York...
A 22-60 season for the Memphis Grizzlies wasn’t what many people expected, but it hasn’t turned Memphis natives away from enjoying the NBA Finals. For a city like Memphis, it would take much more than that. When Game 3 of the NBA Finals tipped off, about 85 fans gathered at the...
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Quarterback Steve “Air” McNair from Alcorn State is among 10 greats from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on the 2019 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. McNair, who went on to star with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, is the all-time passing leader in FCS history...
Tywanna Smith is a brand builder, an entrepreneur and best-selling author of “Surviving the Lights: A Professional Athlete’s Playbook to Avoiding the Curse.” Her experience as a professional basketball player, business owner and financial advisor puts her in a unique position to provide comprehensive advice and perspective to other professional...
Chad Williams, Brandeis University The Conversation via The Associated Press (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism. The controversy...
So now we know for certain, the NFL really is full of it. There is no other way to say it: The NFL sold out its players with this new, thoughtless national anthem policy — which it arrogantly believed would not just end the player protests during the national anthem...
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