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The Memphis Grizzlies return from the All-Star Break tomorrow night (Feb. 23) with a matchup against the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. But only one of these teams will be jockeying for playoff position — and it’s not the home team. No, with their 18-38 record, the Grizzlies are firmly  out of...
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...
The Lady Bears of Trezevant and Hamilton's Wildcats captured titles in the Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association's Double A championship games. The Lady Bears (17-4) defeated the Mitchell Tigers 57-47. In the boys game, the Hamilton Wildcats (23-2) defeated the Mitchell Tigers 68-57. Brandon Hill won his second county championship as...
The Shelby County Intercollegiate Athletic Association crowned its Class A champions on Saturday, with Booker T. Washington’s Lady Warriors taking the girls title and the Douglass Red Devils emerging as the boys’ champs. The Lady Warriors (24-4) defeated the Oakhaven Hawks 61-52. The Red Devils beat the W.E.B. Dubois Lions...
On a three-game skid, the University of Memphis Tigers made it four in row with a 68-64 loss to the Knights of Central Florida at the FedExForum on Saturday. With an announced attendance of 7,163, the Tigers put bad defense on display, again. A.J. Davis (20 points) and B.J. Taylor...
Ever since the big Tyreke Evans non-trade, I've been just kind of soaking up the hysteria. "How could the Grizzlies allow this to happen?" "How do you sit a guy for nearly two weeks because he's gonna be traded . . . and then DON'T trade him?" "The Grizzlies should fire General...
With post-season play looming and their sights set on a third straight state title, the East Mustangs traveled to Whitehaven on Thursday night. They were met by a team of Tigers feeding off the energy of a hostile crowd and eager to see an upset. The Tigers employed a deliberate...
Sable Otey got tired of faking it. The Memphis native is an African American woman who will be supporting the Women’s Bobsled team in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The 1993 Disney classic film “Cool Runnings” tells the unlikely but inspiring true story of Jamaica’s first Olympic bobsled...
Ridgeway Roadrunner senior center Elizabeth Dixon achieved the honor of being the first Memphis girls’ basketball player to be named to the McDonald’s All American team. The roster was announced Jan. 16 and she will play in the all-star game March 28. “It was just a blessing,” said Dixon when...
The Wichita State Shockers - perennial participants in the NCAA tournament - wore down the University of Memphis Tigers in a 85-65 win at the FedExForum on Tuesday night. The Shockers have played in the last six tournaments, while the Tigers have missed the last four. The Shockers joined the...