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Ridgeway nets 15-AAA crown

Ridgeway nets 15-AAA crown

The Southwind Jaguars' gym was filled with screaming, foot-stomping fans for Tuesday night's District 15-AAA matchup between No. 1 Ridgeway and No. 2 Southwind.

The game was a rematch of a Feb. 8 contest that ended with Southwind defending its home court with a 82-70 victory. We owe them because they beat us last time we played them," said Robert Miller.

The first half was disastrous for Ridgeway. Numerous turnovers had head coach Wes Henning shaking his head.Amazingly, the Roadrunners only trailed 28-23 at the break.

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Zbo’s All-Star Game Weekend

Zbo’s All-Star Game Weekend

The 62nd NBA All-Star Weekend concluded on Sunday night (Feb. 17) with the West defeating the East in a 143-138 victory at Toyota Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Zach Randolph, making his second All-Star appearance, played 13 minutes and finished with six points and five rebounds.

"Everybody was cheering each other on. It was great. It was definitely competitive," Randolph said.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

One of the greatest jockeys of all time

One of the greatest jockeys of all time

Isaac Burns Murphy is one of the greatest jockeys ever, and it can be argued that he is in fact the greatest.

By Murphy's calculation, he won 628 of his 1,212 starts in a career that lasted from 1875 to 1895. The 44 percent winning percentage is the best of all time, and is a record that is nearly impossible to beat. In later years his count number was recalculated, changing his numbers to 530 wins in 1,538 rides, putting his win rate at 34 percent, which is still outstanding.

Murphy was born on a farm near Frankford, Ky., in 1861. His father was a bricklaying free black man and his mother worked as a laundrywoman. While fighting in the Civil War for the Union Army, his father died in a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp. Shortly after, Murphy's mother moved their family to Lexington, Ky., to live with her parents.

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  • Written by Jason Lewis/NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

Tigers eye C-USA perfection and more!

Tigers eye C-USA perfection and more!

As the University of Memphis Tigers have shown thus far, the conference-play stretch of their schedule is not all that menacing. They own an 8-0 record in C-USA play, even though the latest two games pitted them against formidable foes, Southern Mississippi and Central Florida.

With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, these games had C-USA championship implications riding on them. A couple of wins would validate Memphis' win streak, but a slip-up would put the Tigers in a tough spot with only a handful of games left.

First up was a trip to Hattiesburg, Miss., to take on USM (Feb. 9). Memphis had beaten the Golden Eagles 18 out of the last 19 times they had met, but USM had a 23 home game winning streak on the line.

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Grizz ride good chemistry flow into All-Star break

Grizz ride good chemistry flow into All-Star break

The Memphis Grizzlies head into the All-Star break with a 33-18 record after a win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday – their third straight home victory.

The 108-101 victory at FedExForum leaves the Grizzlies undefeated this season (16-0) when scoring 100 points.

Lately, it's all been about team chemistry.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Braves reject 'screaming Indian' logo

Braves reject 'screaming Indian' logo

Atlanta (CNN) -- In the end, the Braves are keeping with tradition - as in the signature 'A' that is the team's logo.

MLB.com posted a photo of the new navy blue batting practice caps with a red and white scripted 'A.' The team will wear those hats at spring training, which starts Tuesday.

The Braves said a decision on the batting caps had not been made yet when a potential design was leaked several weeks ago. That design drew ire for its "screaming Indian" logo.

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  • Written by Moni Basu/CNN
  • Category: Sports

MIAA crowns champions at FedExForum

MIAA crowns champions at FedExForum

With city titles on the line, as well as bragging rights, the Memphis area AA and AAA teams walked into FedExForum in hopes of exiting as MIAA City Champions on Saturday.

The crowd was a little scarce at the start of the Mitchell vs Trezevant game that tipped off around 5:45 pm. Mitchell wasted no time in setting the tone, jumping out to an early lead and was up 21-9 after the first quarter. The Tigers went on to defeat the Bears 73-59 for the AA crown.

Gavin Robinson was named MVP for the Tigers.

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