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Grizzlies take note of rhythm as preseason rolls on

Grizzlies take note of rhythm as preseason rolls on

As the preseason grinds on, the Memphis Grizzlies take on Rio de Janeiro Flemengo on Friday (Oct. 17th) at FedExForum. It will be the second preseason home game, following a 93-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks last Saturday (Oct. 11).

The Grizz will take the home court after falling on the road to the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. It was OKC’s first game since perennial All Start Durant went down with an injury that will keep him sidelined for several weeks.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Derek Jeter: Real deal, real class

Derek Jeter: Real deal, real class

 

Have you stopped to think lately about how totally used and abused the words “real” and “reality” are on things and people that aren’t? The spate of television shows with misnomers of the “real” this and that as well as “reality” shows of every ilk do not fool the public. They know better.

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LOC goes ‘midnight mad’ in basketball showcase

LOC goes ‘midnight mad’ in basketball showcase

On Tuesday evening and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, The LeMoyne-Owen College hosted Midnight Madness, a showcase of its 2014 men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The event was part skills showcase, part rap concert, part Greek step show, and all around “a lot of fun, and good for the students,” said second year athletic director Clint Jackson.  “It’s good to get the students out of the dorms and here to support our teams.”

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Thunder beat Grizzlies 117-107 without Durant

Thunder beat Grizzlies 117-107 without Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY— As Russell Westbrook sat out for two months while recovering from knee surgery last season, he watched Kevin Durant emerge as a leader.

Westbrook said two things stood out most about the way Durant picked up the slack for him — the stream of victories and the way Durant showed confidence in his teammates who also had to take on more significant roles.
In Oklahoma City's first preseason action since learning that Durant would be out with a Jones fracture in his right foot, Westbrook showed that same kind of confidence in his teammates and got similar results. He had 14 points and 12 assists in three quarters as the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 117-107 on Tuesday night.

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East-Whitehaven matchup looms large

East-Whitehaven matchup looms large

The Mustangs of East High School are ranked second among Class 5A football powers by the Asssociated Press. Whitehaven High School’s Tigers are ranked third among the Class 6A elite. The two forces clash on Friday (Oct. 17th) at Whitehaven.

Coach Marcus Wimberly and the Mustangs (6-1, 3-1) will travel to Whitehaven (6-0, 3-0) for the big game, which is set to kick off at 7 p.m.
Here are the Associated Press’ Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. It reflects first-place votes in parentheses, records through October 13, and total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:

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