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‘Let’s hold overall judgment on the overall team’

‘Let’s hold overall judgment on the overall team’

For many who await the tip-off of the University of Memphis men’s basketball season like a favorite holiday, losing is not part of the equation, especially with a Division 2, crosstown team as the opponent. Never mind that the game did not officially count.

So, what happened at the FedExForum on Wednesday night? By the numbers it was a 74-70 defeat in overtime to the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers.

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Lee, Grizzlies prevail as Kobe fires away

Lee, Grizzlies prevail as Kobe fires away

Grizz guard Courtney Lee, who was forced out of the starting lineup after suffering a concussion in the second game of the season, drew what has been a head-shaking experience for many through the years – guarding NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

Lee has been back in the starting lineup the last three games. His defensive assignment played out Tuesday night at the FedExForum during a 107-102 Memphis victory over the L.A. Lakers.

 

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

LeBron James and American hypocrisy

LeBron James and American hypocrisy

I was prepared this week to write an article on sports and fatherhood.Instead, I was struck by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ opening game featuring the return of Akron, Ohio’s native son, LeBron James. With hours of national sports coverage and thousands of fans who traveled downtown to enjoy a free concert from Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons – including live commentary from Charles Barkley and jokes from comedian/actor Kevin Hart – the event was overwhelming.

The city unveiled a new 10-story LeBron James banner, featured six hours of fan experience from Nike, invited fans to game watching parties at more than 40 bars and restaurants, and unveiled a humungous, state-of-the-art scoreboard inside Quickens Loan Arena, where those with tickets to the game received free LeBron James T-shirts, a season schedule magnet for their refrigerators and 20,000 glow-in-the-dark wands to wave during the game announcements.

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Jake Elliott lifts Memphis past Temple, 16-13

Jake Elliott lifts Memphis past Temple, 16-13

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Elliott kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give Memphis a 16-13 victory over Temple on Friday night.
Paxton Lynch was 21 of 28 for 230 yards for the Tigers (6-3, 4-1 American Athletic). Mose Frazier had eight catches for 110 yards, and Brandon Hayes ran for 75 yards on 26 carries and had two catches for 24 yards.

Temple (5-4, 3-3), coming off a 20-10 home victory over then-No. 21 East Carolina, tied it at 13 on Austin Jones' 46-yard field goal with 2:46 left.
Memphis took a 13-10 lead on Elliott's 27-yard field goal with 1:39 left in the third quarter.

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Grizzlies hold off Thunder 91-89, move to 6-0

Grizzlies hold off Thunder 91-89, move to 6-0

OKLAHOMA CITY— Even without injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City made the latest chapter of its rivalry with Memphis look like many of the previous ones.

Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Memphis held on for a 91-89 win Friday night to remain unbeaten.

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Brittney Griner slashed in knife attack in China

Brittney Griner slashed in knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was the victim of a knife attack in China, but only received a minor injury, according to the Associated Press.

Griner’s agent, Linsday Kagawa Colas, says her client received a small cut on her arm as her team was leaving practice on Monday. Colas also stated that Griner’s teammate was stabbed as well, but was saved by the two jackets she was wearing. Police officials eventually captured the assailant, but they have no information as to what provoked the attack.

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