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There’s a school of thought — well, foolish thought — that black fathers don’t spend enough time with their children, nor do they even care to be involved in the lives of their kids. That way of thinking is, of course, patently false. In the aftermath of LeBron James playfully...
by Teresa M. Walker --  Brooks Koepka knows everyone wanted to see a tight final-round duel with Rory McIlroy. “That would have been incredible for the fans, for everybody that showed up and I’m sure that’s what everybody wanted,” Koepka said. Too bad Koepka drained all the drama Sunday on the way...
I play at golf two or three times a week, often doing no more than trying to make myself better by chipping and pitching in Overton Park or hacking my way through nine holes at The Links at Pine Hill in South Memphis. Mediocre on my best days playing nine...
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It only took one round of golf at the British Open for Tiger Woods to dash the hopes of fans hoping to see him this week at the FedEx-St. Jude World Golf Championships this week. “It’s more frustrating than anything else because this is a major championship and I love...
Memphis has announced that alumnus Gary W. Bryant and his wife have pledged $13 million to boost the school's athletic department by establishing a trust. This represents the largest commitment in the athletic department's history and second-largest gift in the university's history. The Gary and Barbara Bryant Athletic Excellence Fund will...
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By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods turned and saluted the fans at Royal Portrush who saw him for two days at this British Open, but no more. A Masters champion in April, Woods ended the major championship season by missing another cut after a...
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As a city, Memphis has a long history of having great guards: Larry Finch. Andre Turner. Elliot Perry. And of course, Penny Hardaway. One young guard who is staring to get some attention is Kennedy Chandler. Chandler is a 6’1” guard entering his junior season at Briarcrest High School. He's...
The dream of every college basketball player is to hear their name to be called at the NBA draft. But sometimes, not hearing your name called could be a blessing. It allows you to pick a club that allows you the best opportunity to make the opening night roster. Former...
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By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he's bringing some hardware home to Beale Street. Brandon Clarke had 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Grizzlies to a 95-92 victory over the...
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By W.G. RAMIREZ Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals. The Grizzlies will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night in the title game....