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‘Old’ Grizzlies show up and show out against Golden State

‘Old’ Grizzlies show up and show out against Golden State

The Memphis Grizzlies were five games into the season and experiencing a major identity crisis until Saturday night at the FedExForum when the team Grizz fans know and appreciate showed up.

The Grizzlies got back to defense and pounding the ball inside the paint, beating the Golden State Warriors 108-90. The contest marked the Grizzlies' 10th win in a row against the Warriors.

The hard-working, grind-it-out team found its way back. The Grizzlies dominated play in the paint 54-18, outrebounding Golden State 44-33.

 

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Lesson learned for Sergio Garcia after ‘horrible’ Tiger slur

Lesson learned for Sergio Garcia after ‘horrible’ Tiger slur

(CNN) – Tiger Woods was whacking golf balls across a bridge in Turkey last week, but back in Spain, Sergio Garcia is still feeling the need to build them following the "fried chicken" saga earlier this year.

Speaking to CNN's "Living Golf," Garcia once again struck a chord of contrition over the comments he made about the World no.1 last May.

"I didn't mean it in a bad way. When I was driving back to the hotel, I started thinking about it," Garcia told Shane O'Donoghue.

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Titans hand Jaguars first win of season

Titans hand Jaguars first win of season

After a road victory over former coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams last week, many figured a Titans victory over the winless Jacksonville Jaguars was automatic. That turned out to be bad math.

Thanks to four Tennessee turnovers, Jacksonville finally got its first win of the season overcoming a late rally by the Titans to win 29-27.

The Jaguars (1-8) had been outscored 70-15 in the first quarter this season but found themselves ahead 7-0 early after Titans running back Chris Johnson was stripped of the ball by Paul Posluszny on Tennessee's first offensive play.

 

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  • Written by Christopher Hope
  • Category: Original

Redskins’ name debate – an issue worth probing

Redskins’ name debate – an issue worth probing

President Barack Obama recently said that if he were the football team's owner, he'd think about changing the Washington team's name. The normally non-committal president's comments fueled a debate over the top sports team in the nation's capital.

The debate involves some of the nation's richest men. A wealthy member of the Oneida Indian Nation has taken it upon himself to lead the charge against the Redskins' name. Ironically, after meeting with NFL officials in New York, ultimately the decision will be made by 31 white men.

The Oneida, meaning "the People of the Upright Stone" are a Native American/First Nations people that are one of five founding nations of the Iroquois Confederacy located in an area of upstate New York. Historically, the Oneida were believed to have emerged as a tribe in the 14th century that inhabited acres of land that later became central New York, particularly around Oneida Lake and Oneida and Madison counties.

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Redskins: More than a name

Redskins: More than a name

I was once told that the only bad thing about being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it. So it is with democracy; you have to have the freedom to disagree to prove that it works.

This brings me to the issue of the Washington Redskins. They are one of the oldest teams in the National Football League (NFL). Lately, they have come under unrelenting pressure from certain quarters to change their storied name from the Redskins. Some are suggesting that the name is offensive to Native American. The Oneida Indian tribe has been at the forefront of this controversy.

They have been making the argument that the name Redskins is racist and insulting to Native Americans. One thing I have learned in life is not to argue with a person's feelings. Feelings are not always logical nor are they always based on facts. Feelings have everything to do with emotion.

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Grizzlies peck away at deficit but can’t catch the Pelicans

Grizzlies peck away at deficit but can’t catch the Pelicans

The disappointment from the crowd was evident, with a few boos oozing from the 15,209 in attendance as the Grizzlies fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 99-84 at FedExForum on Wednesday night.

It was a lack of effort and seemingly lethargic attitude that disappointed the crowd most. The reaction sent Grizz guard Mike Conley into flashback mode.

"It hurts a lot because we've come a long way," Conley said. "We've come a very long way in my six years here. I remember the boos as a rookie, second year and third year and I don't ever want to go back to it."

 

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

‘Close’ not what Tigers are aiming for, says Fuente

‘Close’ not what Tigers are aiming for, says Fuente

Over halfway into the 2013 campaign, the University of Memphis football team has been competitive in each and every week. Yet through seven games, the Tigers have only been able to tally one win.

So is head coach Justin Fuente satisfied with their improvement?

"In a lot of ways, we should sit back and say 'look at the progress.' It's encouraging to get close. It's a lot better than where we were last year. We were getting our doors blown off left and right," said Fuente during his weekly press conference.

 

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