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New Tigers coach out to change football culture

New Tigers coach out to change football culture

by J.R. Moorhead
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

After a disappointing 2011 campaign, the University of Memphis injected change into the football program.

The biggest news of the off-season was the announcement that the Tigers would be joining the Big East Conference. Many had embraced the notion that Memphis might miss out on a bid to a bigger conference during all the conference shifting and realigning,

Another change, more directly pertaining to football, was the replacement of head coach Larry Porter with new head coach Justin Fuente.

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Dwight Howard emerges as new face of Lakers

Dwight Howard emerges as new face of Lakers

by Kenneth Miller

From Watts to South Central, to Inglewood, to Hawthorne and beyond, Lakers fans are rejoicing in the acquisition of superstar big man Dwight Howard joining the storied basketball franchise.

It is one of those moments that sort of transcends your normal sports story. Not as important as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination or the presidential election of Barack Obama, but you remember where you were when you heard about it.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

Middle school football jamboree – 10 minutes and visions of glory

Middle school football jamboree – 10 minutes and visions of glory

by Andre Mitchell
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

One 10-minute period – that's all the football teams in the Memphis Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) middle school, season-opening jamboree were given as they tried to lay claim to who at least looks like they might be a formidable opponent and/or "the team to beat."

Fairgrounds Stadium played host for the 2012 version of the annual event last Friday and Saturday (Aug. 10-11).

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The Olympics prove consumerism is a professional sport

by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
NNPA News Service

If you're one of the millions of viewers who watched the Olympics recently, you're not alone. Nielsen research shows that the all-important, mega-produced opening ceremony in London garnered a stunning 40.7 million total U.S. viewers (African Americans made up 3 million of those watching), annihilating all previously held records for a summer Olympics broadcast.

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Baseball in DC: More than the ball is white

Regular readers of this column know that I am a "born again" baseball fan. I grew up on baseball in New York but lost interest during my teen years. In 2000, I reconnected with baseball through a reintroduction, of sorts, to the work of the late, great Curt Flood, the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder who took on Major League Baseball over their system of indentured servitude called "the reserve clause."

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  • Written by Bill Fletcher Jr.
  • Category: Sports

Georgian Hills’ Cougars have championship tracks

Georgian Hills’ Cougars have championship tracks

by Andre Mitchell
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Are you ready for some football? If you are, then great because it's that time again and the MIAA football season is upon us.

This Saturday (Aug. 11), the 2012-13 middle school football jamboree at the Memphis Fairgrounds will get underway at 5:20 p.m., with Kate Bond scrimmaging against Chickasaw, and conclude with White Station colliding with J.P. Freeman at 8:20 p.m.

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The African-American Athletes of Team USA

The African-American Athletes of Team USA

Women's Basketball

Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University

Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut

Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee

Tina Charles, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

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