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Texans beat down Titans


NASHVILLE – J.J. Watt takes the NFL very seriously, so he gave Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger a reminder that this isn’t high school by mocking the first-time starter with a pretend selfie.

Watt celebrated and sent his message after coming up with two sacks, a batted pass he nearly picked off and a forced fumble as the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200thgame.

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Bosh, Wade lead Heat past Grizzlies 104-98


Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade helped the Miami Heat close the preseason with their fourth straight win, but the reserves preserved the victory.

Bosh scored 21 points, Wade added 16, and the Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night at FedExForum.

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‘Selfless work’ puts Women’s Foundation’s Ruby Bright in the mix for PANDORA Jewelry prize


Ruby Bright, executive director of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, is one of the 20 semi-finalists in PANDORA Jewelry’s Hearts of Today initiative celebrating the “selfless work women do within their communities and around the world to improve the livelihood of women and children.”
Now through Sunday (Oct. 26) at midnight, PANDORA invites the public to log-on and vote for the person they feel is the most deserving semi-finalist at www.pandoraheartsoftoday.com. A panel of judges narrowed 700 nominations to the 20 semi-finalists.

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What’s a ‘Healthy Church Fair’ and why does it keep happening?

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Before it unfolded at Breath of Life Christian Church last weekend, it had happened six times before in Greater Memphis since September, with plans to replicate it four more times by Nov. 8.

By name, they are known as Healthy Church Fairs. The sponsor – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – is determined to make them synonymous with service. All that the events have to offer were on display at Breath of Life Christian Church, located at 3795 Frayser-Raleigh Rd., on Oct. 18.

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Staci Franklin: From diagnosis to mission


What could’ve been just a devastating diagnosis turned into a strengthening experience that led breast cancer survivor Staci Franklin to her current mission – spreading awareness and hope.

Five years into her mission, Franklin was mingling with guests and kicking it on the dance floor recently (Oct. 18) during A Pink Affair, a fundraiser sponsored by Staci & Friends for A Cure at The Bridges Center at 477 North Fifth Street. Her demeanor reflected what she wants women to know – that a breast cancer diagnosis does not have to be the end of the story.

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