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1. Last Word: Trader Joe's, Bredesen at Rhodes and Haslam on Memphis -

Here comes Trader Joe’s with a Friday opening in Germantown after lots of mystery and delays and changes for what is a pretty simple concept. For so many of us, this has been a long-hoped for goal. It’s kind of up there with smuggling in Coors beer from the west in the 70s before it became available everywhere and Coors had a brewery here.

2. Memphis Grizzlies to Hold Training Camp Sept. 25-28 -

The Memphis Grizzlies announced that the team will hold its 2018 training camp Sept. 25-28 at its practice facility inside FedExForum. This marks the 12th time since relocating from Vancouver in 2001 that the Grizzlies have held their training camp in Memphis. The team has also hosted camp in Barcelona, Spain (2003), Malaga, Spain (2007), Birmingham, Alabama (2009), Nashville, Tennessee (2013), San Diego, California (2014) and Santa Barbara, California (2015).

3. Tigers RB Henderson Honored by AAC -

Memphis junior running back Darrell Henderson has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance against Navy. Henderson rushed 13 times for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns in the 22-21 defeat to the Midshipmen.

4. dsds -

Redbirds Return to AutoZone Park for PCL Playoff Games 3-5 Subhed: Tickets offered for just $1 The Memphis Redbirds and Fresno Grizzlies (Astros) are tied 1-1 in their best-of-five Pacific Coast League Championship Series and Games 3 and 4, and 5, if necessary, will be played at AutoZone Park starting Friday night. The Redbirds and KTG USA have teamed up to offer $1 tickets for all of the series games played in Memphis. The $1 Dugout and Field Box tickets can be purchased at www.memphisredbirds.com/playoffs and at the AutoZone Park Box Office. The Redbirds are vying for their second-straight PCL championship. Game times are as follows: Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (6:35 p.m.), and, if necessary, Sunday (5:05 p.m.). The Redbirds won Game 1 in Fresno 10-4 and the Grizzlies bounced back to take Game 2 by a score of 10-1. The Redbirds are seeking their fourth PCL title in franchise history after winning in 2000, 2009, and 2017. A second-straight league championship this weekend would also mark the first time a Memphis professional baseball team has won back-to-back titles since the Memphis Chickasaws in 1952-53. Manager Stubby Clapp has won back-to-back PCL Manager of the Year awards. His clubs’ 174 regular-season wins are the most in a two-year span by a Memphis pro baseball team since the Chickasaws in 1933-34. The Redbirds’ 2018 Playoffs are presented by Hope Church, KTG USA and Silky O’Sullivan’s. Saturday’s game will have postgame fireworks. For more information, visit www.memphisredbirds.com. - Don Wade

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5. Grizzlies to Hold Training Camp Sept. 25-28 -

The Memphis Grizzlies announced that the team will hold its 2018 training camp Sept. 25-28 at its practice facility inside FedExForum. This marks the 12th time since relocating from Vancouver in 2001 that the Grizzlies have held their training camp in Memphis. The team has also hosted camp in Barcelona, Spain (2003), Malaga, Spain (2007), Birmingham, Alabama (2009), Nashville, Tennessee (2013), San Diego, California (2014) and Santa Barbara, California (2015).

6. Tigers’ Henderson Honored by AAC -

Memphis junior running back Darrell Henderson has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his performance against Navy. Henderson rushed 13 times for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns in the 22-21 defeat to the Midshipmen.

7. Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy -

Tigers Ready to Turn Page after Loss at Navy

BY DON WADE

dwade@memphisdailynews.com

Three days after losing 22-21 at Navy, University of Memphis quarterback Brady White and offensive lineman Dustin Woodard said they were eager to get back on the field.

8. Gridiron Thespians? Florida State Coach Believes So -

Sports and theater often merge. We’ve got high drama in Pittsburgh right now where the Steelers are wondering when running back Le’Veon Bell will show up for work (more on that in a moment).

9. Chaos Marks Start of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Quarreling and confusion disrupted the start of the Senate's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to block the proceedings over documents withheld by the White House while protesters interrupted the session in a persistent display of opposition.

10. Website Set Up To Benefit U of M’s Azab -

University of Memphis junior men's basketball forward Karim Azab was recently diagnosed with leukemia and a family-approved website, momentum.memphis.edu/project/10948, has been created to help with expenses.

11. Memphis Hustle Start Home Schedule Nov. 9 -

The Memphis Hustle have announced the regular season schedule for its 2018-19 season in the NBA G League, beginning its home slate with a pair of weekend games on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. against the Windy City Bulls and on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. against the Austin Spurs.

12. Saturday ‘Soccer Showdown’ At AutoZone Park Almost Sold Out -

Only a limited number of seats remain for Saturday’s “Soccer Showdown” exhibition match at AutoZone Park between Tim Howard and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer and Tulsa Roughnecks FC of the United Soccer League.

13. Grizzlies Waive Kobi Simmons -

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Kobi Simmons, who had been on a two-way contract with the NBA team and its G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.

Simmons played in 32 games (12 starts) for the Grizzlies last season and averaged 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.1 minutes during his rookie campaign. The 21-year-old also started all 26 of his appearances for the Hustle and averaged 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.04 steals in 30.9 minutes.

14. Memphis Hustle Start Home Schedule Nov. 9 -

The Memphis Hustle basketball team has announced the regular-season schedule for its 2018-19 season in the NBA G League, beginning its home slate with a pair of weekend games on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. against the Windy City Bulls and on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. against the Austin Spurs.

15. Website Set Up To Benefit U of M’s Azab -

University of Memphis junior men's basketball forward Karim Azab was diagnosed recently with leukemia and a family-approved website, https://momentum.memphis.edu/project/10948, has been created to help with expenses.

16. Hardaway Among 2018 Touchdown Club Speakers -

The 43rd season of the Touchdown Club of Memphis will have speakers that include new Mississippi State head football coach Joe Moorhead, new University of Memphis head basketball coach Penny Hardaway, and former Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze.

17. Memphis Gets Votes In AP Preseason Poll -

The University of Memphis received three votes in the Associated Press preseason poll released on Monday, Aug. 20. Mississippi State was ranked 18th in the poll.

The Tigers are coming off a 10-3 season and won the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. They lost to UCF in the AAC title game and then to Iowa State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

18. Redbirds Playoff Tickets on Sale -

With the magic number to secure a second straight division championship and playoff berth counting down, the Memphis Redbirds have begun selling tickets for the Pacific Coast League Playoffs at AutoZone Park.

19. U of M Program Mentors High School Seniors -

The University of Memphis announced Thursday, Aug. 23, a new Growing, Educating and Mentoring Students (GEMS) initiative to help high school seniors gain access to resources that can help them through the college application process.

20. Last Word: Court Watch, Haslam on Education and George Will on the Senate Race -

The last of the testimony concluded in Memphis Federal Court Thursday with legal briefs due from all sides in the case of Memphis Police Department surveillance of protesters by Sept. 24. Then U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla will make his ruling on whether the Tennessee ACLU has standing to bring the lawsuit. And if he rules the organization does have standing, he will then rule on what sanctions the police department will face for the surveillance over the last two years.

21. U of M Program Mentors Seniors Through Application -

The University of Memphis announced Thursday, Aug. 23, a new Growing, Educating and Mentoring Students (GEMS) initiative to help high school seniors gain access to resources that can help them through the college application process.

22. Magic Man: Under former Memphis Manager Mike Shildt, Cardinals Come to Life -

Manager Mike Shildt, working at a level he never had previously, is talking about the adjustment that he had to make to do right by his players.

“Guys here have more of an opinion because they have more experience,” Shildt said. “I welcome that opinion, but that’s been different. They’re just confident and comfortable with what they’re doing.

23. Redbirds Playoff Tickets on Sale -

With the magic number to secure a second straight division championship and playoff berth counting down, the Memphis Redbirds have begun selling tickets for the Pacific Coast League Playoffs at AutoZone Park.

24. Touchdown Club Announces Some 2018 Speakers -

The 43rd season of the Touchdown Club of Memphis will have speakers that include new Mississippi State head football coach Joe Moorhead, new University of Memphis head basketball coach Penny Hardaway, and former Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze.

25. Memphis Gets Votes In AP Preseason Poll -

The University of Memphis received three votes in the Associated Press preseason poll released on Monday, Aug. 20. Mississippi State was ranked 18th in the poll.

The Tigers are coming off a 10-3 season and won the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. They lost to UCF in the AAC title game and then to Iowa State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

26. Last Word: Police Surveillance on Trial, Elvis Alternatives and Firestone's Dilemma -

In Memphis Federal Court Monday morning, Memphis Police surveillance of protesters over the last two years is on the docket of U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla. McCalla ruled earlier this month in advance of the nonjury trial that police conducted “political surveillance” of protesters in violation of a 1978 federal court consent decree.

27. Grizzlies Sign Former Tiger Markel Crawford -

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Markel Crawford and added him to the team’s training camp roster.

Crawford, a former University of Memphis player, appeared in seven games (one start) for the Grizzlies during NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas and averaged 9.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 18.4 minutes while shooting 53.1 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from three-point range. The 23-year-old Memphis native also saw action in three games as a reserve during the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League and averaged 5.7 points in 12.8 minutes.

28. Redbirds Playoff Tickets on Sale -

With the magic number to secure a second straight division championship and playoff berth counting down, the Memphis Redbirds have begun selling tickets for the Pacific Coast League Playoffs at AutoZone Park.

29. Tigers Holding Saturday Scrimmage at Lambuth -

For the third consecutive preseason, the University of Memphis football program will spend three days on the U of M Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tennessee, as part of training camp. The team arrives at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and will break the camp Saturday with a 10 a.m. scrimmage that is open to the public.

30. Grizzlies Start Caravan Friday at AutoZone Park -

The Memphis Grizzlies will tour the Mid-South for their Sixth Annual Regional Caravan Tour set to tip-off Friday, Aug. 17, at AutoZone Park for Grit Grind Night when the Memphis Redbirds take on the Round Rock Express at 7:05 p.m.

31. Memphis Continues Program For Young Alumni Tickets -

Any person who graduated from the University of Memphis in December 2017, May 2018 or August 2018 with an undergraduate, graduate, doctoral or professional degree is eligible to receive two free 2018 Memphis Football season tickets.

32. Now More than Ever, Tigers’ Riley Patterson Says There is No Other Option -

Long after the football had landed outside the goal posts, those missed field goals in the American Athletic Conference title game kept kicking around inside Riley Patterson’s head.

He had scored a career-high 13 points in that game (7PAT/2FG), but he’ll tell you that doesn’t matter.

33. Taylor on Watch List For Earl Campbell Award -

University of Memphis running back Patrick Taylor Jr. has been named to the watch list for the sixth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

34. Historic District Compromise Tabled Over State 'Threats' -

After months of discussions, compromises and amendments, the city council member sponsoring an ordinance giving the council more oversight of the local Landmarks Commission tabled the measure on third and final reading.

35. Memphis Union Mission To Begin $16.5M Expansion -

Memphis Union Mission this week submitted a building permit application for an expansion of its men’s emergency shelter in Downtown.

The application estimates construction at 383 Poplar Ave. will cost $16.5 million. The organization six years ago initiated the purchase of the nearby 3.1 acres bounded roughly by Poplar on the north, Danny Thomas on the west, Washington on the south and High Street on the east.

36. Garcia, Poncedeleon Earn Cardinals’ Honors -

Memphis Redbirds outfielder Adolis Garcia and pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon have been named the Cardinals Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July, the franchise announced.

Garcia, who was also named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the week of July 23-29, hit .354 (34-for-96) in July with eight doubles, one triple, and 10 home runs. He drove in 25 runs, and scored 21 runs. He posted a .374 on-base percentage, a .771 slugging percentage, and an OPS 1.145.

37. U of M Has Shot at Jeffries After Recruit De-Commits -

The University of Memphis would appear to be in prime position to land Top-50 recruit D.J. Jeffries after he announced he is decommitting from Kentucky and reopening his recruitment.

An athletic, 6-foot-7 forward from Olive Branch High School, Jeffries said in a Twitter post that decommitting was a “hard choice” but the “right decision.” Jeffries played for Memphis coach Penny Hardaway’s AAU team in the summer of 2017.and played for the same program this year after Hardaway had left.

38. Memphis Baseball Receives ABCA Academic Honors -

The University of Memphis baseball team has been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association with the Team Academic Excellence Award, for posting a team grade point average of 3.188 during the 2017-18 academic year.

39. Notice Served: Penny Taking Recruiting Fight Straight to Calipari -

How’s this for a headline, not to mention rock-solid truth: “John Calipari vs. Penny Hardaway is college basketball’s best new recruiting rivalry.”

40. Special After-Hours Event Slated at Children’s Museum -

The Children’s Museum of Memphis is hosting a “night at the museum” for members and guests Friday, Aug. 17, from 5-8 p.m.

Children will see the exhibits in a whole new way. When visiting Engine House 18, they will be able to interact with police officers and firefighters. Sir Dance-A-Lot will be displaying his disco fever in Time Square and there will be other activities going on throughout the museum.

41. First-place Redbirds Return To AutoZone Park Wednesday -

The Memphis Redbirds dropped the series finale to the Las Vegas 51s 10-8 Monday night in Las Vegas. With the loss, the Redbirds finished 2-2 against the 51s this season, and finished their road trip 4-3.

42. Redbirds to Give Away Replica Rings Aug. 24 -

Memphis Redbirds players and coaches received theirs at spring training. Front office personnel received theirs at the St. Louis Cardinals’ opener. On Friday, Aug. 24, fans can receive their 2017 Pacific Coast League Championship replica ring at AutoZone Park.

43. Aug. 11 is Date for U of M Summer Commencement -

The University of Memphis will award 668 degrees, including 50 doctorates, at its summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at FedExForum.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Frank Andrasik, winner of the 2018 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. Andrasik is distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and a member of the Institute for Intelligent Systems. He has been renowned as a clinical scientist by co-authoring 280 articles and chapters, co-editing or authoring eight texts (some translated into German, Spanish and Korean), presenting numerous invited addresses or peer-reviewed conference talks within the U.S. and abroad in 21 countries, and serving as a distinguished visiting professor at several major military medical centers.

44. Last Word: Early Voting's Strong Finish, School Moves and City Hall Crackdown -

Most of the major contenders for Tennessee Governor – Democratic and Republican – were in Shelby County over the weekend in which early voting ended and the campaigns now adjust their last minute efforts to the gap between early voting and election day on Thursday.

45. Tigers’ Pollard on Watch List For Paul Hornung Award -

Memphis junior All-American wide receiver/kick returner Tony Pollard has been named to his second preseason watch list for 2018. The latest is the Paul Hornung Award watch list. The Paul Hornung Award is presented annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football.

46. Council Chairman Pushes Back Against Criticism -

The end of Memphis City Council sessions has long been the place for issues and complaints not on the council agenda. The time reserved for citizens to speak their mind is where some of the broadest criticism is leveled at city leaders. There is also no level of detail that is considered too great for some of the speakers.

47. Last Word: Early Voting Tea Leaves, More Sunflowers and Marketing the Airport -

The blitz is on to the last weekend of campaigning as early voting finishes up Saturday and election day awaits next Thursday. Some of the contenders on the ballot have their second wind. Others are waiting for their political sails to fill. All of them are still moving at various speeds in the Memphis summer of unrelenting heat, sun screen, three changes of campaign t-shirts per day, 100-foot markers at early voting sites, robo-calls, replaced yard signs, new direct mail pieces and voters who swear they voted for you even if they have no idea what you are running for.

48. O’Neill Hits 3 Home Runs In Redbirds Victory -

Outfielder Tyler O’Neill blasted three home runs in the Memphis Redbirds’ 7-4 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) Sunday afternoon, July 22, at AutoZone Park. Memphis is 64-37 on the season and in first place in its division in the Pacific Coast League.

49. Grizzlies Sign Watanabe, Waive Myke Henry -

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract.

Watanabe (6-foot-9, 205) joined the Brooklyn Nets’ summer league team after going unselected in the 2018 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.60 blocks in 24.0 minutes in five games (two starts) during the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

50. Five Tigers Selected To AAC 5th Anniversary Team -

The University of Memphis had five players named to the American Athletic Conference’s Fifth Anniversary Team, including junior All-American Tony Pollard.

Also named to the squad were Pollard’s former teammates Genard Avery, All-Americans Jake Elliott and Anthony Miller, and 2013 Ray Guy Award winner Tom Hornsey.

51. Grizzlies Make Minor Trade With Orlando Magic -

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Jarrell Martin, a 2015 first-round draft pick, for center Dakari Johnson and the draft rights to guard Tyler Harvey. Memphis also included cash considerations as part of the deal.

52. U of M Begins $10.6M Upgrade to Athletic Facility -

Turner Construction Co. is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus.

The project is the first segment of the Indoor Football Practice Facility, which will expand the Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex by 25,000 square feet and includes the renovation of adjacent areas within the complex.

53. Grizzlies’ Preseason Home Schedule Starts Oct. 5 -

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced their 2018-19 preseason schedule, featuring three home games at FedExForum. The Grizzlies will host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Oct. 5, the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the Houston Rockets in the preseason finale on Friday, Oct. 12. All preseason home games will tip-off at 7 p.m.

54. Grizzlies’ Preseason Home Schedule Starts Oct. 5 -

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced their 2018-19 preseason schedule, featuring three home games at FedExForum. The Grizzlies will host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Oct. 5, the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the Houston Rockets in the preseason finale on Friday, Oct. 12. All preseason home games will tip-off at 7 p.m.

55. New Deal: Time for Cards to Shuffle the Deck -

A few weeks ago as Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson rolled along, his win total climbing and his ERA falling, he shrugged at the idea that he could already be – should already be – pitching in St. Louis.

56. U of M Begins $10.6M Upgrade to Athletic Facility -

Turner Construction Co. is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus. The project is the first segment of the Indoor Football Practice Facility, which will expand the Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex by 25,000 square feet and includes the renovation of adjacent areas within the complex.

57. Five Tigers Selected To AAC 5th Anniversary Team -

The University of Memphis had five players named to the American Athletic Conference’s Fifth Anniversary Team, including junior All-American Tony Pollard.

58. Grizzlies Make Minor Trade With Orlando Magic -

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Jarrell Martin, a 2015 first-round draft pick, for center Dakari Johnson and the draft rights to guard Tyler Harvey. Memphis also included cash considerations as part of the deal.

59. O’Neill Hits 3 Home Runs In Redbirds Victory -

Outfielder Tyler O’Neill blasted three home runs in the Memphis Redbirds’ 7-4 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) Sunday afternoon, July 22, at AutoZone Park. Memphis is 64-37 on the season and in first place in its division in the Pacific Coast League.

60. Grizzlies Sign Watanabe, Waive Myke Henry -

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract.

Watanabe (6-foot-9, 205) joined the Brooklyn Nets’ summer league team after going unselected in the 2018 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.60 blocks in 24.0 minutes in five games (two starts) during the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

61. Last Word: The Fuse, TnReady on SCS Literacy Efforts and Death By Amazon? -

More than 32,000 of you have voted early in advance of the Aug. 2 election day through Saturday and going into the final week of early voting, which runs through July 28. That compares to 37,168 early voters through the first eight days in 2014 for this same election cycle and 41,310 in 2010 at the same point. In 2010 and 2014 there were 21 early voting sites compared to today’s 27. And the Downtown location was the only site open for the first two days of those early voting periods compared to five of the 27 sites open for the first three days of the current period. For the full 2014 early voting period, keeping in mind the differences, there were 82,403 early voters and in 2010 there were 93,700.

62. Memphis Football Fan Events on Aug. 11, Aug. 24 -

The University of Memphis Athletic Department announced a pair of fan-oriented events around the 2018 fall camp. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Tigers will host Football Fan Fest on the Park Avenue Campus. The open practice will feature an equipment sale, an open scrimmage and an autograph session.

63. Paul Finebaum Staying at ESPN -

ESPN has reached a multiyear contract extension with radio personality and Memphis native Paul Finebaum to remain a key player on ESPN and SEC Network. Finebaum will continue his presence across a number of network shows and programming, including as the host of “The Paul Finebaum Show” and as an analyst on “SEC Nation.”

64. Memphis News, Daily News Win 17 State Press Awards -

The Memphis News and The Daily News won a combined 17 awards in the 2018 Tennessee Press Association State Press Contest. The competition is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

The TPA awarded The Memphis News first place for Best Business Coverage, Local Features and Best Single Editorial.

65. Grizz Take Guard Temple In 3-Player Trade With Kings -

Trading McLemore, Davis, to Sacramento for veteran Garrett Temple

The Memphis Grizzlies are trading guard Ben McLemore, big man Deyonta Davis and a future second-round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings for guard Garrett Temple, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

66. River City Partnership Launches New Initiatives -

The River City Partnership, a collaboration between the University of Memphis College of Education and Shelby County Schools, has launched two new initiatives this summer: a Master of Education degree program in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership and a Teacher Cadet Summer Bridge Program for SCS high school students.

67. Last Word: MemFix 4's Big Weekend, Early Voting Six Days In and Grizz Moves -

A big weekend to avoid the interstate with a rare closing of I-240 between the 385 split and the I-40 split and Poplar over I-240 also closed in both directions. This kicks in Friday evening and runs up to Monday morning’s rush hour as TDOT crews work to replace four bridges in East Memphis using a relatively new process in which parts of the bridges are assembled in advance and then moved into place. The bridges are both Poplar bridges, the Park Avenue bridge and the Norfolk Southern rail bridge. And this will happen all over again in about a week’s time using the same schedule, weather permitting. Weekenders on the interstate already have some experience with a milder version of this with the interstate projects on the south leg

68. USL Memphis Team Name To be Announced Sept. 1 -

USL Memphis will soon have a team name. The new professional soccer franchise will unveil its team name and logo Sept. 1. Also part of the day: an exhibition match at AutoZone Park between Tim Howard’s Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer against Tulsa Roughnecks FC of the United Soccer League at 7 p.m.

69. Orpheum to Offer Tours On 3 Mondays in August -

The Orpheum Theatre Group is offering six opportunities for the public to tour the Orpheum Theatre as well as the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education – on Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m. and noon.

70. River City Partnership Launches New Initiatives -

The River City Partnership, a collaboration between the University of Memphis College of Education and Shelby County Schools, has launched two new initiatives this summer: a Master of Education degree program in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership and a Teacher Cadet Summer Bridge Program for SCS high school students.

71. Grizzlies’ Front Office Makes Calculated Moves to Give Team Real Shot at Relevance -

We will not be granting general manager Chris Wallace and the rest of the Grizzlies’ front office absolution. Can’t do it. Too many bad draft picks over the years, the bungled Tyreke Evans situation, and the failure to sufficiently vet Chandler Parsons’ health, make that impossible.

72. Last Word: Soccer Names, Early Voting and a Censure and Ole Miss's Bowl Ban -

We will know the name of the United Soccer League Memphis team Sept. 1 as well as get a look at its logo. Will we go with something like the Rogues or Americans or go for a World Cup-style name suitable for craft beer consumption? Along with the answer to that, we will get an exhibition at the ballpark on that Saturday before Labor Day between the Colorado Rapids of MLS and the Tulsa Roughnecks FC of the USL. So if this is any indication, World Cup and craft beer.

73. Tigers RB Henderson On Doak Walker Watch List -

Junior University of Memphis running back Darrell Henderson was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, the second watch list of the week for Henderson, who previously was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List.

74. USL Memphis Team Name To be Announced Sept. 1 -

USL Memphis will soon have a team name. The new professional soccer franchise will unveil its team name and logo Sept. 1. Also part of the day: an exhibition match at AutoZone Park between Tim Howard’s Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer against Tulsa Roughnecks FC of the United Soccer League at 7 p.m.

75. HopeWorks Formally Opening New Facility Thursday -

HopeWorks will hold a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 19, to celebrate its new facility, located in Binghampton at 3337 Summer Ave. in the former Southern Security Federal Credit Union. The grand-opening event will begin at 10 a.m., with tours of the facility. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will speak prior to cutting the ribbon.

76. Redbirds’ Poncedeleon Named PCL Pitcher of the Week -

Memphis Redbirds right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 9-15, the league office announced.

Poncedeleon turned in the finest start of his career on Sunday at Omaha. The righty threw a one-hit, complete game shutout, his first nine-inning complete game of his career. He allowed two walks while striking out five batters. He allowed the lone hit, a double, in the second inning, and walked a man with two outs in the third inning. After the walk, he retired 18 consecutive batters until issuing a walk with two outs in the ninth.

77. Last Word: Early Voting Goes Bigger, Worst Kept Secret and Christmas on Carr -

By 9:30 p.m. Monday, 599 people were still without power from weekend storms, according to MLGW with crews working into Tuesday. Meanwhile, 4,324 citizens had voted early through Monday at five sites with early voting expanded to all 27 sites Tuesday. There has to be some kind of connection there but at the moment it eludes me. Meanwhile, here is the grid of early voting sites and their hours from the Shelby County Election Commission… grid, get it?

78. Grizzlies Sign Rookie Carter to Multiyear Deal -

Guard Jevon Carter, a 2018 second-round draft pick, has signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Selected 32nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Carter was named the 2017-18 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and earned his second straight Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award during his senior season at West Virginia University.

79. Memphis News, Daily News Win 17 State Press Awards -

The Memphis News and The Daily News won a combined 17 awards in the 2018 Tennessee Press Association State Press Contest. The competition is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

The TPA awarded The Memphis News first place for Best Business Coverage, Local Features and Best Single Editorial.

80. Paul Finebaum Staying at ESPN -

ESPN has reached a multiyear contract extension with radio personality and Memphis native Paul Finebaum to remain a key player on ESPN and SEC Network. Finebaum will continue his presence across a number of network shows and programming, including as the host of “The Paul Finebaum Show” and as an analyst on “SEC Nation.”

81. The Memphis News, The Daily News Earn 17 Tennessee Press Association Awards -

The Memphis News and The Daily News won a combined 17 awards in the 2018 Tennessee Press Association State Press Contest. The competition is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

The TPA awarded The Memphis News first place for Best Business Coverage, Local Features and Best Single Editorial.

82. Mid-South Transplant Kicks Off Donate Life ECHO -

The Mid-South Transplant Foundation is raising awareness of organ and tissue donation in multicultural communities to kick off Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity to Donate Life).

Through July 21, MSTF is joining organ procurement organizations nationwide in engaging in activities centered on minority communities. Nationally, nearly 60 percent of the transplant waiting list are minorities, including African-Americans and Latinos. Additionally, transplant success rates for African-Americans are increased when the donor is African-American.

83. WGC Sets Dates For FedEx St. Jude Invitational -

The inaugural WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be held July 25-28, 2019, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday, July 10. The tournament, which will take place at TPC Southwind, marks the first time a World Golf Championships event has been hosted in Memphis.

84. Hardaway Vows To Pursue Five-Star Talent -

Before heading to the Peach Jam tournament run by Nike in North Augusta, S.C., University of Memphis coach Penny Hardaway met with media at the Laurie-Walton practice facility Tuesday, July 10, and made clear his recruiting mission: compete with the big boys for five-star recruits.

85. Simmonds Named President Of Tenn. Sports Hall of Fame -

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has announced the appointment of John E. Simmonds as board president and Harold Graeter as vice president and president-elect. Simmonds has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial industry as a regulator, president and CEO with completion of more than 20 successful mergers.

86. Redbirds’ Third Baseman Finds New Success By Staying In The Moment -

He’s not a kid anymore. And that’s not being negative, that’s just an undeniable truth when you’re a 26-year-old baseball player in your third season in Triple-A.

But Patrick Wisdom also isn’t the same player he once was. Every hitter talks about taking the game one at-bat at a time. And every player struggles to do it.

87. Hardaway Vows To Pursue Five-Star Talent -

Before heading off to the Peach Jam tournament run by Nike in North Augusta, S.C., University of Memphis coach Penny Hardaway met with media at the Laurie-Walton practice facility on Tuesday, July 10, and made clear his recruiting mission: compete with the big boys for five-star recruits.

88. Youth Academy of Dreams Opening in Frayser -

The Frayser community has a new innovative after-school program designed to help youth ages 5 to 18 reach their full potential through comprehensive programming that includes education, mentoring, discovery and sports.

89. WGC Sets Dates for Inaugural FedEx St. Jude Invitational -

The inaugural WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be held July 25-28, 2019, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday, July 10. The tournament, which will take place at TPC Southwind, marks the first time a World Golf Championships event has been hosted in Memphis.

90. Mid-South Transplant Launches Donate Life ECHO -

The Mid-South Transplant Foundation is raising awareness of organ and tissue donation in multicultural communities to kick off Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity to Donate Life).

Through July 21, MSTF is joining organ procurement organizations nationwide in engaging in activities centered on minority communities. Nationally, nearly 60 percent of the transplant waiting list are minorities, including African-Americans and Latinos. Additionally, transplant success rates for African-Americans are increased when the donor is African-American.

91. Memphis Hustle Coach Leaves for Texas Tech -

Glynn Cyprien, who coached the Memphis Hustle last season and has spent the last four seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies’ basketball operations department, has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

92. Memphis to Host Inaugural ‘TakeOff’ Conference -

Memphis has been selected as the host city for “TakeOff 2018,” a new air service networking conference that is focused on connecting airlines with smaller and non-hub airports.

The inaugural TakeOff event will take place Oct. 29-30 at The Peabody hotel and is expected to draw more than 200 professionals from airports, airlines and other travel and aviation organizations.

93. Redbirds’ Hudson, Ravelo Pick Up Cardinals Honors -

Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson has been named the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, and teammate Rangel Ravelo has been named the Minor League Player of the Month.

94. U of M Women’s Golfers Honored for Academics -

Three members of the University of Memphis women’s golf team were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars for having a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher through this past season. Memphis’ two All-Conference honorees from last season, Sydney Colwill and Emily Goldenstein, earned repeat honors on the list, while sophomore Abigail Herrmann was a first-time honoree.

95. Catholic Charities Helping With Refugee Relief Effort -

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is leading a delegation of Catholic Charities staff, community leaders and Catholic high school students to support the staff of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in its Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. The center provides assistance to refugees who have crossed the border and have been processed by U.S. officials.

96. Last Word: River Museum Review, Tigers' Blended Family and Oxford Crackdown -

It’s not the Gulf. It’s Lake Pontchartrain that draws the crowds on Mud Island. The Riverwalk replica of the Gulf of Mexico’s neighbor that is. A few adjustments is all it took to return authorized wading to the area at the end of the scale model of the Mississippi River. The river park is changing as it continues to make its way through the annual season from the summer and into the fall.

97. U of M Women’s Golfers Honored for Academics -

Three members of the University of Memphis women’s golf team were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars for having a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher through this past season. Memphis’ two All-Conference honorees from last season, Sydney Colwill and Emily Goldenstein, earned repeat honors on the list, while sophomore Abigail Herrmann was a first-time honoree.

98. Catholic Charities Helping With Refugee Relief Effort -

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is leading a delegation of Catholic Charities staff, community leaders and Catholic high school students to support the staff of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in its Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. The center provides assistance to refugees who have crossed the border and have been processed by U.S. officials.

99. If Warriors Are A Lock For 2019 NBA Title, What Would You Bet On It? -

Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls ruled the NBA in the 1990s with six championships, twice winning three in a row. The Kobe/Shaq Los Angeles Lakers won three straight titles in the early 2000s and then the Lakers won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010 without Shaquille O’Neal.

100. Memphis to Host Inaugural ‘TakeOff’ Conference -

Memphis has been selected as the host city for “TakeOff 2018,” a new air service networking conference that is focused on connecting airlines with smaller and non-hub airports.

The inaugural TakeOff event will take place Oct. 29-30 at The Peabody hotel and is expected to draw more than 200 professionals from airports, airlines and other travel and aviation organizations. The conference will bring airports together with the domestic planning teams of U.S. and Canadian carriers for one-on-one meetings about new and expanded air service. The event is tailored to smaller and non-hub airports and will use a type of “speed dating” between airports and airlines.