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A swing in the right direction

A swing in the right direction
The First Tee of Memphis – a program designed to combine etiquette with the game of golf – incorporates life skills through golf while creating an all-inclusive, future-oriented environment.
 
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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Titans’ Oher motivated for matchup with Saints

Titans’ Oher motivated for matchup with Saints
NEW ORLEANS — The previous time Michael Oher played in New Orleans, he was a first-string tackle for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
He returns less than two years later on Friday night for a preseason game as a member of his new team, the Tennessee Titans, trying to prove he remains worthy of a starting job in the NFL.
 
After starting every game through his first five NFL seasons — all in Baltimore — Oher, signed a four-year, $20 million free agent deal with Tennessee that brought him back to his home state.

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West creating Little League World Series buzz

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West creating Little League World Series buzz
Win or lose, a collection of youngsters from Chicago figure to leave a lasting impression on the Little League World Series.
 
The Jackie Robinson West team is comprised of all African-American players. When tournament play begins Thursday their league will make its first appearance in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 31 years — the latest indicator that baseball is making strides in an effort to lure more young African-Americans back to the game.

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Mostly positive reviews for NFL’s new tablets

Mostly positive reviews for NFL’s new tablets
NASHVILLE — Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge.
 
Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs. A couple times players shielded assistant coaches with towels to study photos of the Green Bay Packers.
 
So much for the NFL's new tablets only a few steps away.

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Stephen A. had his say and it’s real

Stephen A. had his say and it’s real
Trying to watch “First Take” lately has been an exercise in futility. Without the Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless dynamic, it’s just another mundane ESPN show lacking character, sizzle or opinion divergence. Stephen A. is still on suspension actually for speaking truth. Here’s an excerpt of what he said:
 
“In Ray Rice’s case, he probably deserves more than a two-game suspension. But at the same time, we also have to make sure that we learn as much as can about elements of provocation.  Not that there’s real provocation, but elements elements of provocation.”

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Grizz owner defends front office shake-up with new hires

Grizz owner defends front office shake-up with new hires
Memphis owner Robert Pera says he made changes in the Grizzlies' front office this offseason to make sure the organization is headed in the direction he wants it going.
 
Pera discussed his decision to keep Chris Wallace as his general manager along with other moves in the shake-up Friday during a press conference. It was just his fourth press conference with local reporters since taking over the Grizzlies as controlling owner in November 2012. He covered a variety of topics in a 30-minute session.

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Claude Humphrey: First native Memphian in the NFL Hall of Fame

Claude Humphrey:  First native Memphian in the NFL Hall of Fame
Ever wonder what the face of a native Memphian would look like in the NFL Hall of Fame? Well it resembles the face of Lester High School graduate and Tennessee State University alumnus Claude Humphrey. 
 
Humphrey spent 11 years of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons and the last four with the Philadelphia Eagles. And you can bet he will mention all of this in his acceptance speech on Saturday (Aug. 2) during the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. 

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

TSU’s Tigers ready to follow up best season in decades

TSU’s Tigers ready to follow up best season in decades
NASHVILLE — Tennessee State has high expectations coming off its best season in almost 30 years, thanks largely to a very stingy defense that takes after the Tigers' best tradition.
 
The Tigers, who have produced such NFL players as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Richard Dent and Ed "Too Tall" Jones, ranked in the top 10 nationally in 2013 for total defense, scoring defense and turnovers gained.
Coach Rod Reed said preseason Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the year Anthony Bass and defensive back Daniel Fitzpatrick both deserve such an honor. Bass had 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, and Fitzpatrick led all of Division I nationally with eight interceptions.

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