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On Saturday, Isaiah Thomas lost his sister, Chyna Thomas, in a fatal car crash. On Sunday, he went to the Celtics' first 2017 NBA playoffs game.
That first quarter though. Yikes. I'm trying to coming up with something worth saying about this game. And "That first quarter though" is all I got. After that, and particularly in the second half, the Grizz pretty much fell apart. They blew a 17-point lead, eventually trailed by as much...
I got to FedExForum last night with the intention of getting some quick video with Tony Allen, now with the New Orleans Pelicans. I was on my way to the court, when I bumped into TA in the hallway. We did that handshake/half-hug thing black men do. I asked if...
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By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With No. 10 Central Florida struggling and the nation's longest winning streak in jeopardy, first-year coach Josh Heupel decided to take a gamble. Facing fourth-and-1 in Memphis territory late in the third quarter and down 13 points, Heupel sent his offense back on...
If you want to say the University of Memphis Tigers are on a roll, you’d be speaking the truth. Or if you want to say they are showing swagger, keep on talking. This often-maligned version of the Tigers basketball team now has won four games in row, including a 73-49...
David Williams II, the first black athletic director in Southeastern Conference (SEC) history, announced on Tuesday that he is leaving his position at Vanderbilt. Williams, who was also the first African-American vice chancellor in school history, took over the Commodores program in 2003 after three years as a faculty member...
The boys’ basketball team at Hamilton High School has landed squarely on the positive side of change being a good thing. The Wildcats, who were reclassified this season from Class AAA to Class AA, now are state champs. Few observers had the Wildcats on their radar as state title contenders...
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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...
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J.B. Bickerstaff is "interim coach" of the Memphis Grizzlies no longer. Bickerstaff, 39, was officially introduced to media as head coach Wednesday morning in the lobby of FedExForum. And to give you an idea about how down-to-earth and affable he is, Bickerstaff spent almost five full minutes of his remarks thoughtfully...
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Standing both on principle and alone, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee again. In his debut with his new team, Reid – the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick in order to shine a light on racial injustice and police brutality when they...