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The Central High School Warriors football team plays in one of the toughest divisions in Memphis. In a rough-and-tumble Class 6A Region 8, they take on powerhouses like Whitehaven, Germantown and White Station.  Last season, the Warriors upset Cordova 41-40 in the first round of the state playoffs but were...
The Melrose Golden Wildcats are coming off a disappointing 2017 season in which they went 3-8 and lost in the first round of the Class 3A Region 8 division. The Golden Wildcats lost 24-12 to the Covington Chargers in the first round of the playoffs.  Melrose has a tradition...
Despite a thrilling winning season, the Memphis Tigers ended last season on two sour notes: First an heartbreaking 62-55 double-OT loss to Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference Championship game, followed by a Liberty Bowl loss to Iowa State with a loss in the Liberty Bowl against Iowa...
As we approach the heart of the summer heat in Memphis, area high school football teams are heading back to two-a-day practices in preparation for the upcoming season. The high school season kicks off on August 9-10 with the 2018 High School Football Jamboree at Crump Stadium. The season will see...
by Walter J. Lovett II Let the doctors tell it, Sonny Weems would never be able to run, let alone carve out a career in the NBA. Weems was born with cleft feet. When this diagnosis was learned, doctors and family were certain the toddler would be unable to walk. The...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Shelvin Mack. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed. The 6-foot-3 Mack played 69 games for the Orlando Magic last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and a career-high 3.9 assists in 19.8 minutes. He shot 43 percent from the field...
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By Kelley D. Evans, The Undefeated Yolett McPhee-McCuin set a goal in her mind. She wanted to become a Final Four coach. “And I meant it,” she said. “I gave myself 15 years … to get this thing done.” Her new role as head women’s basketball coach at the University of Mississippi...
"I think I look great!" chuckled Mike Conley as he eyeballed a wall-size projection of himself in the Grizzlies' snazzy new uniform designs. Gotta say, I like 'em. Not only is the team apparently doubling down on its "Grit N Grind" defense and hard work identity, it's decidedly embracing Memphis. In...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters during a July 27 training camp news conference that he opposed protesting racial injustice during the national anthem. He staked out this territory after Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president and the son of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, said players...
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Monday, LeBron James celebrated what he calls the greatest moment of his life with the opening of his I Promise elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The school is geared specifically toward at-risk youth — many of whom remind James of himself. ’Bron’s proudest moment arrives on...