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Friday Fights!: An idea with punch

Friday Fights!: An idea with punch

Friday night (Nov. 30) was a great night for boxing fans in Memphis!

The return of Friday Fights to the city came with a great card of boxing matches flush with all the requisite elements of big time boxing – beautiful ring girls (local models), a dynamic announcer (Leon Gray), a raucous crowd and celebrities (local and national). And all at a phenomenal under-appreciated venue!

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The Zach Randolph Show

The Zach Randolph Show

It was Z-bo night at the FedExForum on Tuesday.

Literally.

It really was.

The crowd was proof and so was his finish.

Randolph led all scorers and tallied a season-high 38 points and 22 rebounds. He emerged in the fourth quarter and dominated the game in overtime during which Memphis outscored the Suns 14 to 4.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Perfect ending for Whitehaven

Perfect ending for Whitehaven

The Rebels of Maryville High School were on the doorstep of their third consecutive TSSAA state title in Division 1, 6A going into Saturday night's championship game against the Whitehaven High Tigers at Tennessee Tech University's Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, Tenn.

In a rematch of the 2011 championship game, Whitehaven closed the door on Maryville's title hopes, emerging with a 36-35 overtime victory – the cap to a perfect 15-0 season.

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Record-breaking $5.7 million raised St. Jude Memphis Marathon

Record-breaking $5.7 million raised St. Jude Memphis Marathon

A record 18,500 people registered for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon held on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event surpassed its fundraising goal of $5 million, with a record $5.7 million raised to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude is the sole charity of the event and one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases.

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New KIPP Memphis football program is next challenge for ‘Undefeated’ star

New KIPP Memphis football program is next challenge for ‘Undefeated’ star

Bill Courtney, star of the Academy Award winning documentary "Undefeated" and former head football coach of Manassas High School, announced on MemphiSport Live (MSL) Saturday (Dec. 1) that he is returning to coach high school football in North Memphis.

Courtney has agreed to take his coaching talents to charter school KIPP Memphis for their first year of varsity football.

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Grizz stay atop NBA with back-to-back-to-back wins

Grizz stay atop NBA with back-to-back-to-back wins

It's post-Thanksgiving in the sports world and with one game left in November, the Memphis Grizzlies have the NBA's best record (11-2) after back-to-back-to-back home wins against the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.

The trifecta came Wednesday (Nov. 28) night with a 103-82 drubbing of Toronto. And with Detroit's lowly pistons at the FedExForum on Friday, the Grizz have a good shot to take their winning roll into December.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

‘Down goes skepticism’

‘Down goes skepticism’

When George Foreman put Joe Frazier on his back in the first round of their epic 1973 World Heavyweight Championship boxing match, legendary sports commentator Howard Cosell knew he was watching history in the making and welcomed it with a now-classic spin.

"Down goes Frazier!" – a three-word sentence that Cosell yelled at least six times – is a sound bite for the ages. Down went the champ, along with all the doubters who thought that Foreman couldn't defeat the tough-as nails Frazier.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans
  • Category: Sports

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