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Lady Tigers head coach Melissa McFerrin had a look of both discouragement and defeat on her face after her team suffered yet another loss at the hands of AAC cellar dweller East Carolina University. "We played our butts off," McFerrin simply stated after the 61-57 setback. "But we just came up...
As roller coaster rides go, I’ve had a doozy over the last few months and photographing the NBA All-Star Game in my hometown of Chicago was way up there on my personal-thrills chart. After 47 years of punching the clock, I recently retired. That transition coincided with me battling prostate...
by Tim Reynolds -- The Associated Press -- CHICAGO — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the...
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The opening score of Friday's Rising Stars game was something Grizzlies fans have gotten used to this season: Grizz phenom Ja Morant tossing a lob up by the rim to be thundered down by Jaren Jackson Jr. Team USA 2, Team World zip. Out of concern for injury, exhibition games like...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yPLBfWfy_w Every great player has their "thing." In Memphis, it was Mike Conley's "three-finger" salute after a 3-point bomb or Tony Allen yelling "FIRST TEAM ALL DEFENSE!" after "turning off the water" on some poor opponent. Well, Ja Morant may just have two. In the Portland game, he donned a headband...
Kickball. Before last week’s massive Andre Iguodala trade, here I was, writing about how the Grizzlies should NOT make trades, for fear of disrupting team chemistry. It’s not just the guys you lose – respected vets Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill – it’s the new guys also. How will Justise...
The Memphis Grizzlies entered the All-Star break on a great note with a 111-104 win over the Portland Trailblazers, their most immediate threat to make the postseason. Far exceeding expectations, the young cubs are a season-best two games over .500 (28-26), providing a treat for 16,889 fans at FedExForum. "It...
We media types waited more or less patiently for the Grizzlies practice to end so we could get a chance to talk to the newest members of the team. We heard all kinds of racket from insde the gym – sounded like the guys were having a lot of...
By Andrew Maraniss, The Undefeated In the decades to come, Jesse Owens’s record-setting performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the gold medals he won in the 100-meter sprint, 200-meter sprint, long jump, and 4×100 relay would be celebrated as a powerful rebuke of Adolf Hitler. A black man’s incredible...
Beware: Tough matchup ahead on the road against the Bearcats of Cincinnati. That is what the University of Memphis Tigers are facing after a that-hurts loss to the University of South Florida at the FedExForum on Saturday. Already on shaky ground regarding a hoped-for invitation to the NCAA Tournament, the...