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Well, conveying the pick will have to wait another year. Once it was announced that the Grizzlies didn't have the No. 9 pick during last night's NBA Draft Lottery, we knew they would keep this year's pick. The only question was how high would it be? Now, we know: The Grizzlies...
On a dreary Friday on May 10 in Memphis, every Tiger basketball fan was in full anticipation for the announcement of where Lester Quinones would play basketball next season. For the last few weeks, it had been known that the shooting guard from IMG Academy would be making his announcement...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen has stepped down after seven years, and Allie Prescott has been named his replacement on an interim basis. President M. David Rudd announced the moves Tuesday and said a search for a new athletic director will start immediately. Bowen said in a...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Gérard Kobéané is a sprinter from Burkina Faso, Africa who ran the 100 to 200 meter in the 2012 Olympics in London. And he hopes to compete in Toyko in 2020. He also hoped to compete for LeMoyne-Owen College, where the biology...
The next two weeks will be critical for Penny Hardaway and his coaching staff. No, there are no big games on the horizon. The potential outcomes of some games next season may be decided by the remaining unsigned high school seniors. The unofficial deadline for the late signing period ends...
"HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!" Those were the words Tony Pollard used to close his brief statements after a May 3 meet and greet at Pollard's BBQ, his familys’ restaurant in Whitehaven. Pollard was selected in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys. Pollard entered the NFL draft after his junior red-shirt...
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By Michael A. Fletcher, The Undefeated Normally, the Presidential Medal of Freedom comes with no downside. It is the nation’s highest civilian award, recognizing people who have made extraordinary contributions to American life and culture. For most recipients, it is the honor of a lifetime. Tiger Woods received the medal from...
The Chickasaw Middle School boys track and field team hopes to qualify for the state championship for the second time in two years under the leadership of Coach James Johnson. This past weekend the Chieftains won the city championship. This is a major accomplishment for the school, which hasn’t won...
by Jonathan Mattise NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to let legislation to allow sports betting become law without his signature, putting a state that has largely shied from expanding gambling in position to become the first to offer an online-only sportsbook. The bill is headed to the Republican governor...
“Empowered women, empower women” --  the theme of this year’s annual Tribute Luncheon, hosted by the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis -- is also one of the mottos of the luncheon's keynote speaker, Terri Carmichael Jackson, the executive director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association. Jackson's notoriety includes...