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Bayless rhythm helps Grizz keep Boston winless

Bayless rhythm helps Grizz keep Boston winless

Memphis Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless was scoreless for three quarters. Suddenly, he couldn't miss.

Bayless and the Grizzlies rallied, got in a defensive mindset and erased a six-point deficit late fourth in the quarter. The cohesiveness down the stretch led to a 95-88 victory on Monday night at FedExForum against the winless Boston Celtics. Bayless poured in 15 points in the final quarter.

"I got rhythm," Bayless said. "I played so bad I missed three layups in the first half. I had to figure something out. You know it just kind of worked out and I was able to make some shots and make up for the bad stuff I did in the first half."

 

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Freshman follies continue to plague Tigers

Freshman follies continue to plague Tigers

Headed into Wednesday night's game against Cincinnati, the University of Memphis knew at least three things: they would have their hands full against the Bearcats (5-2); the game would get air time on ESPN2; and a victory would do measures for the national identity of the Tigers (1-5).

Well, two out of three isn't bad, as Memphis rallied late but could not overcome Cincinnati (6-2, 3-1), falling 34-21 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Memphis won the toss and elected to defer. On its first drive, Cincinnati faced a 4th and 2 deep in Memphis' territory and decided to try and assert its will. They failed.

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Tip-Off Luncheon signals Grizz season opener almost here

Tip-Off Luncheon signals Grizz season opener almost here

The Grizzlies kick off the 2013-14 campaign on Wednesday in San Antonio against the Spurs. One of the annual signs that the season is about to get underway unfolded at the FedExForum on Wednesday.

The 12th annual Tip-Off Luncheon featured a silent auction and other auctions, with the benefits going to St. Jude Hospital. Several Memphis Grizzlies were on hand to interact with fans.

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Darrell Wallace Jr. makes history with NASCAR win

Darrell Wallace Jr. makes history with NASCAR win

On Saturday, Darrell Wallace Jr. raced his way into cyber-encyclopedias and history books.

The 20-year-old is the second black driver to win on NASCAR's national level and the first in a half-century. He won the truck series race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, the Associated Press reports. Driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Wallace defeated Jeb Burton.

Wendell Scott won in December 1963 in Jacksonville, Fla., in a race that is now known as the Sprint Cup Series, the highest of NASCAR's three national levels, according to the AP.

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After Mustangs and before Bearcats, Tigers seek way up

After Mustangs and before Bearcats, Tigers seek way up

After this week, the University of Memphis Tigers will have reached the halfway point of the 2013-14-football campaign. Most would agree the Tigers have made steady progress throughout the year.

The improvement noted, Memphis (1-4) took on the Southern Methodist University Mustangs and found the Tigers' strength – defense – under siege at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium last Saturday (Oct. 19).

Translation: Two steps forward encountered three steps back and ultimately resulted in a 34-29 setback.

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Titans coach: “We’ve just got to play better”

Titans coach: “We’ve just got to play better”

When the smoke clears, Tennessee Titans quarter Jake Locker is going to be a winner head coach Mike Munchak said after Locker gritted it out last Sunday and played through hip and knee injuries that kept him out of the previous two games.

Meanwhile, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his 49ers (5-2) seemed to be spitting fire as they knocked off Tennessee 31-17 at LP Field in Nashville.

For the Titans (3-4), the offensive showing the last three weeks has been glaringly less than stellar. And while they have faced good defenses, Munchak said, "I think it's us as much as anything and not executing."

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