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“We will take a win any way we can get it” was the opening statement from University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway after the Tigers defeated UCONN 78-71 in front of 17,162 at FedExForum. The Tigers entered the UCONN game losers of four of the last five games and...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died Thursday after a prolonged illness, according to pro baseball’s premiere website, MLB.com. Robinson was 83. The Hall of Famer...
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Wow. So, of course we were suspecting that Marc Gasol, Mike Conley or both would be traded by Thursday's trade deadline. But the Grizzlies went MUCH further, sending Garrett Temple, JaMychal Green and Shelvin Mack away as well, and waiving Omri Casspi. It's literally a whole new team. I'm still digesting...
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Desperation or the lack thereof is the reason that head coach Penny Hardaway states is the reason for his team’s lack of energy to start games away from the FedExForum. The home crowd has given the Tigers the extra spark they have needed throughout the season. But despite a spirited arena,...
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NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary knew exactly what he wanted to do after he retired from playing the game he loved. After a legendary 12-year career with the Chicago Bears -- including the celebrated 1985 Super Bowl champion squad – Singletary knew he wanted to coach. Like, really...
It was crazy, good, fun designed to be another step in getting a youth boxing revolution to take hold in Memphis. “Boxing at the Pipkin 2” on the campus of the old Fairgrounds brought out families from Memphis and the Mid-South to watch budding, young boxers bump gloves and throw...
As the regular season winds down in high school hoops, the stakes are getting higher. And the repercussions of a Jan. 25 melee involving teams from Wooddale, Melrose, Westwood and Fairley has thrown the TSSAA tournament into a state of flux. Wooddale, Westwood, Melrose and Fairley all have been banned...
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There are plenty of reasons to have been cheering for the Grizzlies to get this win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Maybe it's because of the painful way that the Grizzlies lost to this same team on a last second heave by Karl-Anthony Towns just last week. Or maybe you're...
by Howard Robertson --  Maybe you, like me, have joked and made fun of long suffering major league or collegiate sports teams and fans in cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati or our nemesis city of Atlanta. But if you are a Memphian, like me, we all need to pump the...
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By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored all 16 of his points after halftime, including a buzzer-beating desperation shot in overtime to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Memphis Grizzlies 99-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis led twice during overtime, but Towns helped Minnesota closed it out. On the...