Editorial Results (free)
1. Virtually Famous
- Friday, June 1, 2018
Grizz Gaming’s Mehyar Ahmed-Hassan (AuthenticAfrican) gets the ball beyond the arc, dribbles, hesitates, and then accelerates around the defender and drives all the way to the rim for a one-handed dunk. It appears effortless and the longer you watch the avatar that is AuthenticAfrican on the NBA 2K court, the clearer the conclusion becomes:
2. Legal Sports Betting a Gamble for All
- Friday, May 18, 2018
The most impactful sports score of the week was this one: a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the federal law prohibiting sports gambling everywhere but in Nevada.
Going forward, the states can decide if they want to enter the legal sports betting marketplace. Mississippi is one of the few that appears to be in position to make the move sooner rather than later. Allen Godfrey, Mississippi Gaming Commission director, has said sports betting could be in the state’s casinos before the start of football season.
3. Supreme Court Makes Sports Betting a Possibility Nationwide
- Tuesday, May 15, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.
4. Notebook: Memphis WR Anthony Miller Creating a Buzz
- Saturday, February 24, 2018
Anthony Miller, the walk-on who became a record-setting receiver at Memphis, is listed as the seventh-best wideout available for the upcoming NFL Draft, according to walterfootball.com.
5. Grizzlies’ Rookies Ivan Rabb, Kobi Simmons Getting On-The-Job Training
- Friday, February 23, 2018
Back in late January, the San Antonio Spurs dropped by FedExForum to give the Grizzlies a 108-85 butt-kicking. But for one young Grizzlies rookie, there was associated value. Because if you’re paying attention, a loss like that is less a trip to the woodshed and more real-time tutoring with a little embarrassment added in so you don’t forget.
6. No. 23 Houston Major Test for Tigers; Memphis WR Miller Creating a Buzz
- Thursday, February 22, 2018
Employing a zone defense, Tubby Smith’s Tigers have won two straight games to get the University of Memphis back to .500 (7-7) in the American Athletic Conference. But their defense will have to reach a new level if the Tigers are to stay with the No. 23 Houston Cougars at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at FedExForum.
- Monday, January 29, 2018
Memphis Toys R Us
To Remain Open
A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.
8. MLK’s Influence
- Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Penny Hardaway was born in Memphis on July 18, 1971, or more than three years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
9. MLK50 Weekend, Martin’s Mindset, NFL Mock Draft
- Friday, January 12, 2018
The MLK50 events around Monday’s Grizzlies-Lakers game will include NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts touring the National Civil Rights Museum and joining players Mike Conley and Brooks Lopez and retired WNBA star Swin Cash in a discussion: “MLK50: Where do we go from here?”
10. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
11. For Fizdale, Conley, Speaking Out Is Part of The Job Now
- Friday, September 29, 2017
This conversation? No, they didn’t imagine it. Grizzlies coach David Fizdale and point guard Mike Conley did not enter the NBA thinking they would someday be talking about national protests, a president that shoots from the lip, or Confederate statues in Memphis.
12. Grizzlies' Schedule Offers Good Chance to See LeBron In Memphis This Season
- Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Grizzlies’ 2017-2018 schedule is highlighted by the return of the MLK Game on MLK Day (imagine that) and the one and only visit from the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors before Halloween.
13. Q & A: On Ole Miss, Memphis Football, NBA …
- Friday, July 28, 2017
The floor is open for questions – on Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss, the amazing Memphis Redbirds and streaky St. Louis Cardinals, the start of University of Memphis football practice, and a few NBA matters …
14. Grizzlies Among 17 NBA Teams Participating in Debut Season of Gaming League
- Friday, May 5, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – How about Cleveland against Golden State again – this time for the video game championship?
The Cavaliers and Warriors are among 17 teams who will participate in the NBA 2K eSports league that will debut in 2018.
15. No Time to Rest: NBA Has a Problem
- Friday, March 24, 2017
We know from Genesis 2:2 that on the seventh day God finished his creation and rested. So everybody needs rest.
Of course, there is no mention of changing time zones in that passage. Nor anything about the challenge of creating on the second night of a back-to-back.
16. Madness: No Wagering Please, but Go Ahead and Fill a Bracket
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Here's one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there's a little money on the line.
So fun, in fact, that more people will fill out NCAA Tournament brackets this week than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election.
17. MLB Commissioner Needs More Faith in His Game
- Friday, July 29, 2016
Steph Curry, you’re too good. So as decreed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, you are now limited to seven 3-point attempts per game and no more than two in the fourth quarter.
18. The Week Ahead: July 11-17
- Monday, July 11, 2016
Time to get your week started, Memphis! Our look at the week ahead includes several chances to indulge your inner art patron – from hanging out with a local comic book artist to being on stage at the Orpheum – plus other need-to-know happenings you’ll want to check out…
19. In Memphis, We’d Rather Move the 3-Point Line Up
- Friday, June 10, 2016
While the Cleveland Cavaliers must be lauding NBA concussion protocol and the cover that gave them for keeping Kevin Love off the court in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, let’s look forward to possible NBA rule tweaks as soon as next season.
20. Grizzlies, NBA Preparing for Start of Jersey Sponsorship Era
- Friday, April 22, 2016
Everyone understands what corporate clutter looks like. It’s the NASCAR driver’s racing suit, cap and car, where it seems every square inch has been sold off to sponsors and the athlete becomes part Ricky Bobby.
21. Grizzlies’ Gasol, Green to Play in NBA Africa Game
- Monday, July 20, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol and Jeff Green will play in the first NBA game in Africa, the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association has announced.
22. Sports Betting 'Socially Acceptable' on Super Bowl Sunday
- Friday, January 30, 2015
The statement seems self-evident. Whether you just fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket in the office pool every year, make a bet on the Super Bowl, or buy the occasional scratch-off lottery ticket.
23. NBA Extends Television Deals With ESPN and TNT
- Tuesday, October 7, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA and its television partners couldn't wait to extend their contracts.
The league renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT even though two seasons remain on the old ones. With potential competition from Fox looming, both networks were willing to pay generously to secure the rights long term.
24. Grizzlies Seek NBA Draft Night Magic
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
Three years ago, you probably had never heard of Kawhi Leonard. He played at San Diego State, the same school from which the Grizzlies selected guard Jamaal Franklin in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft.
25. NBA Fuels Fans’ Suspicion of Game Fixing
- Friday, May 9, 2014
Just so there is no misunderstanding, let me answer this question first:
Do I believe NBA Playoff games are actually fixed?
No, I do not. I don’t think that Commissioner Adam Silver now, or David Stern before him, is sitting in the rafters of NBA arenas and pulling strings that make puppets, er, officials, blow whistles when someone deigns to breathe on LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
26. Memorable Sports Week Here, Everywhere
- Friday, May 2, 2014
In the NBA, extra time is always available. Well, at least if it’s a playoff series between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City.
But the newspaper business does not work like that. Even in 2014, we still have deadlines. And deadline for this column was several hours before Game 6 of the Thunder and Grizzlies tipped off at FedExForum Thursday night.
27. Grizz Players React to Sterling’s Comments
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Five years ago, for part of one NBA season, Zach Randolph was a Los Angeles Clipper and on the payroll of owner Donald Sterling.
28. No Deal: NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of Season
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Two weeks of NBA games are lost. Many more could be in jeopardy.
There's a "gulf" that separates owners and players, and they will have to close it quickly to avoid further damage to the schedule.
29. Gold, Other Metals Pare Losses as Dollar Weakens
- Tuesday, December 8, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) – The price of gold suffered an extreme case of whiplash as investors tried to determine the direction of interest rates, and in turn the dollar.
Gold fell as much as $33 an ounce Monday, extending its slide from Friday, as the dollar continued to advance at the expense of commodity prices. The dollar fell sharply in the early afternoon, however, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled that interest rates will be kept low for some time. As a result gold regained some of its losses, finishing the day down only $5.50.
30. Trolley Lambasted During Main Street Mall Meeting
- Thursday, July 24, 2008
The idea of allowing car traffic on the Main Street Mall Downtown was panned at the first public hearing held by the Center City Commission this week.
But most in the crowd of 50 who attended were far more emotional as they trashed the operation of the Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Main Street Trolley that runs along the mall.