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“Come, Let us roam the night together Singing….,” Langston Hughes from his “Harlem Night Song.” We spent much of 2018 looking back at 1968, a year whose aftershocks are still being felt. Sports fans know all years are living things. Their power and influence don’t run out when a clock strikes...
by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans had everything they needed to cap coach Mike Vrabel’s debut season with a second straight playoff berth. Except a healthy quarterback. Marcus Mariota watched from the sideline as Blaine Gabbert was intercepted twice in the final 9:05 Sunday night in a 33-17 loss to...
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Sigh. It's getting monotonous. Grizzlies play solid defense and make shots early. Grizzlies build double digit lead. Halftime happens. Grizzlies forget how to play basketball, while opponent catches fire. Grizzlies get outrebounded. Grizzlies lose a headscratcher of a game that anybody who watched it knows they should have won. This time it was the...
Something stood out about the crowd that turned out to see the Memphis Grizzlies host the Cleveland Cavaliers at the FedExForum Wednesday night. As the National Anthem played and everyone stood up, there weren’t very many empty seats. It was a lot larger crowed than you’d expect with the worst...
Back in the day when Margaret Matthews was blazing fast afoot, she helped the USA women’s team run down a bronze metal at the Melbourne, Australia Olympics. For 40 years, she had no medal to reflect that historic run. That scenario changed shortly before Christmas when Matthews, now Margaret Matthews-Wilburn...
by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — The Titans have assured themselves of a third straight winning season for the first time since moving to Tennessee, and the NFL’s longest current winning streak has them playing the final game of the regular season with a playoff berth on the line. They’ll find...
by Nielsen The National Basketball Association (NBA) and its member teams are often recognized in the sports business community as innovators in fan engagement. The league and teams have embraced the use of social media channels to keep fans interested through behind-the-scenes access, game highlights, stats and glimpses of players’...
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by Dan Greenspan LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies were fed up with losing, and it showed in a desperate and determined fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike Conley scored 11 points in the final period, Jaren Jackson Jr. had 27 and the Grizzlies ended a five-game losing streak...
Loss number five in a row was a mistake-heavy mess as the Memphis Grizzlies surrendered a fourth quarter lead, succumbing to a Sacramento Kings rally in a 102-99 defeat on the road. “At the end of the game we made too many mistakes defensively,” Memphis center Marc Gasol said. “They...