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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...
At the midway point in the high school football season, the Ridgeway Roadrunners faced the Munford Cougars. The Cougars entered the game with an overall 5-0 record (2-0 in Region 8 Division 5A) and a true triple-option offense that makes defense difficult for most opponents. The Ridgeway defense was no...
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Penny Hardaway was quick off the dribble in both his collegiate and NBA careers, so why would he stop now? It's been barely a month since Hardaway was announced as the new coach of the Memphis Tigers, but he hasn't stopped moving -- acquiring players, assembling staff, and talking to...
The ‘Big Payback’ is bringing big-time championship boxing to Memphis for the first time in 10 years, and it’s set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday night at FedExForum. The event will be headlined by six-time WBC Champion Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley and Vivian Harris in a rematch for the...
Attention Jackson State and Tennessee State fans looking forward to the Southern Heritage Classic this weekend: Nike wants you to just spend it – and they're offering a special promotion to help. From Sept. 6-10, the Nike Store in Frayser is offering a special 40 percent discount to JSU &...
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  By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies gave the Los Angeles Clippers a taste of how tough they can be on defense. The Grizzlies held Los Angeles to 34 percent shooting, caused 19 turnovers and limited the Clippers to a season-low in points in...
One of the greatest honors in sports is to hang a player’s jersey in the rafters. it means that the team you played for considers you an all-time great. So count Alex Lomax as one of the all-time greats to ever play at East High School. Lomax's jersey was retired...
NEW ORLEANS - Back-to-back wins on the road have been a rarity this season for the University of Memphis Tigers, so the victory over Tulane in New Orleans was no small thing, especially for the players who made it happen. “It makes a big difference," Mark Parks Jr. said. "When...
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Maybe it's me. No, maybe it's me, seriously. I missed last Wednesday's thrilling win over Denver because we were putting the print edition to bed so it could be on the streets Thursday. I missed Saturday's dramatic win over Philadelphia because I was out sick. So I was indeed worried that I...
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Looking back now at the birth of Grit-N-Grind, it’s easy to forget how much of a happy accident it was to construct a team identity that matched the personnel, the coach and the city. Back then, Lionel Hollins was the perpetually overlooked assistant coach who, while very qualified, only became...