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1. Tubby Smith Receives Mannie Jackson Award
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
First-year University of Memphis head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith has been honored with the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award, joining 12-year NBA veteran Chris Paul and ABC/ESPN basketball analyst Jalen Rose as 2016 honorees.
2. Randolph gets first triple-double in a stunning win over Clippers
- Monday, March 21, 2016
Mike Conley and his sore Achilles were in street clothes on the bench. Zach Randolph, after missing seven straight games with a sore knee, was back in uniform and playing. And playing so well that late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies 113-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 19 at FedExForum, Conley had a secret to share.
3. Thomas Rejoins Bass, Berry & Sims
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Attorney Oscar L. Thomas has rejoined Bass, Berry & Sims’ Memphis office as counsel after serving as vice president of business affairs for MRI Interventions Inc., a medical device manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif.
4. SCS Board Authorizes More Discussions On Crosstown High
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Shelby County Schools board members have authorized superintendent Dorsey Hopson to continue discussions about a Crosstown High School.
The board approved a resolution Tuesday, Jan. 26, that also sets some parameters for the talks with the developers of Crosstown Concourse and Christian Brothers University about the collaboration.
5. University of Memphis Notebook: Ballers Can’t Shoot, Norvell Completes Staff
- Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Among coach Josh Pastner’s favorite refrains: “You gotta make shots.”
The University of Memphis made few shots in its 86-76 loss at No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 2, going 19 of 61 from the floor for an atrocious 31.1 percent. So awful was the Tigers’ shooting from the floor that it rendered the 30 of 36 performance (83.3 percent) from the free-throw line a footnote.
6. 'Star Wars' Blasts Opening Weekend Record With $238 Million
- Monday, December 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say that the force is strong with this one is an understatement.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time according to studio estimates on Sunday.
7. So Far, Grizzlies Fail the Eye Test
- Friday, December 11, 2015
In this day and time we hear a lot about statistics and analytics vs. the eye test.
It’s a discussion we have throughout the season when debating the College Football Playoff rankings, and when arguing about the seeding that sets our brackets for March Madness.
8. Presidential Primary Ballot Set in Tennessee
- Thursday, December 03, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Tennessee voters go to the polls for the March 1 presidential primary, they will be able to choose among either 14 Republicans or three Democrats.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Tuesday released the final list of candidates that will appear on the Super Tuesday ballot.
9. US Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Year Low; Fed Move Still Unclear
- Monday, September 07, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
10. Raymond James Hosting Dunk-for-the-Cure Fundraiser
- Thursday, August 20, 2015
Raymond James will host a Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth fundraiser in Downtown Memphis Friday, Aug. 21.
The public Dunk-for-the-Cure event will offer participants a chance to bid on dunk-tank attempts. Special guests on tap for the tank include Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris, Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace and St. Jude AutoZone Liberty Bowl executive director Steve Ehrhart.
11. Scheduled Good Times: The Next Grizzlies Season
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Turns out, Marc Gasol was wrong.
“I don’t think LeBron is coming through that door anytime soon,” Gasol said after the end of last season.
But in fact LeBron James, albeit wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, will come through the doors at FedExForum for the 2015-16 season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
12. Steady US Job Gains Likely Foretell a New Era: Higher Rates
- Monday, August 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new era of higher rates on home and car loans, steeper borrowing costs for businesses and the government – maybe even a bit more return for savers – is about to arrive.
13. Grizzlies Double-Down on ‘Nasty’ With Addition of Once-Heartless Matt Barnes
- Friday, July 31, 2015
Here's the Matt Barnes resume ...
• Kicked a water bottle and cussed at a fan during an L.A. Clippers game at the Washington Wizards and fined $25,000 by the NBA.
• Fined $25,000 by the league for profane language directed at Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver.
14. Build Out
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
Boyle Investment Co. is building a 52,000-square-foot office building at its Schilling Farms community in Collierville in which Helena Chemical Co.’s Southern Business Unit will lease half of the space.
15. 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.
16. Grizzlies Believe Big Man Backup Brandan Wright A Seamless Choice
- Friday, July 17, 2015
It won’t always be as easy for Mike Conley in the NBA as it was for Scott Reall in high school. But when Reall talks about being Brandan Wright’s teammate at Brentwood Academy in the mid-2000s, you do get the idea that Wright brings some much-needed athleticism to the Grizzlies’ front court.
17. Gasol Back in Fold, Grizzlies Still In Thick of Tough Western Conference
- Friday, July 10, 2015
There were a few mildly uneasy days between the arrival of Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera in Spain and the news that, yes, All-Star center Marc Gasol would indeed re-sign with the team. And not just for a short-term deal, but a five-year max contract (about $113 million) with a player option after the fourth year.
18. Phillip Rogers Joins Wunderlich Wealth Management
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Phillip Rogers recently joined the Wunderlich Wealth Management office in Memphis as a managing director and financial adviser. Rogers’ financial services practice is focused on the needs of high net worth individuals, as well as endowments and foundations. He applies his background in and knowledge of the fixed income capital markets to extend an institutional level of expertise to individual investors.
19. Number of US Job Openings Jumped to a 15-Year High in April
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in April than at any time in the 15 years that the government has tracked the data, a sign that this year's steady hiring will likely continue.
20. Grizzlies' Allen Earns NBA 'First-Team All-Defense'
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Before his hamstring injury flared up in the series against Golden State, Tony Allen shouted “first-team all-defense” as a television network microphone made his declaration audible to the free world.
21. Predicting the NBA Playoffs: LeBron Doesn’t Win Another Ring
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger, when asked to offer an opinion on the most deserving candidate for NBA Most Valuable Player, recoiled, laughed, and took a pass.
“I’m not touching that one,” he said. “Might be seeing some of those jokers in the next couple of weeks.”
22. Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin: Developing Champions ‘The Right Way’
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
For a baseball coach – one of the best in the business – Tim Corbin owes much of his career to influences from a different athletic endeavor.
23. Healing Waters
- Thursday, April 02, 2015
He’s better. Army Special Forces veteran Paul Holcomb is sure of that much.
He doesn’t disappear for days at a time anymore, unsure how he came to be lying in the bushes with a rifle in his hand.
24. Flip-Flops Can Wait As Grizz Keep Putting in Work
- Friday, February 27, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies won 39 games before the All-Star break. How significant is that? Five times since they’ve been in Memphis, the Grizzlies failed to win 29 games all season.
Not so long ago, fans would have judged a 39-win Grizzlies team to be playing with house money. But not now.
25. Relevant Again? 10 Keys to Success for UT Baseball
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t pushing the panic button after his team lost two of three games in their season opening series at Florida International University in Miami last weekend.
26. A Word About Reality
- Friday, February 20, 2015
“REALITY JUST IS.” I stood in the bathroom in boxer shorts and shaving cream and cheered words coming from my radio – words good enough to overcome that image I just put in your head – words like these:
27. Three Questions Grizzlies Must Answer to Keep Momentum
- Friday, February 20, 2015
They have banked 39 wins and earned their current standing – emphasis on the word current – as the team with the second-best record in the Western Conference behind Golden State.
So if the playoffs started today….
28. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
29. Gasol An All-Star Starter; Conley, Z-Bo Just As Valuable
- Friday, January 30, 2015
Center Marc Gasol has broken through the glass ceiling that forever has hung above Memphis and the Grizzlies.
The NBA’s fans, a global group to be sure, shattered that glass by voting Big Spain into the Western Conference starting lineup for the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game. Naturally, there is pride about that in every corner of the Grizzlies’ locker room and in every corner of the city.
30. Grizzlies Playing With Dominating ‘Edge’
- Monday, November 24, 2014
After Marc Gasol had demoralized the Los Angeles Clippers – which is what 30 points and 12 rebounds from the Grizzlies’ slimmed-down center will do – coach Doc Rivers noted that Gasol “looked great, he’s playing with an edge. Very serious.”
31. Grizzlies Launch $10 Ticket Promo
- Friday, November 21, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies have announced a special ticket
promotion called “10 Wins for $10” in recognition of the team’s fastest start
in franchise history.
The Grizzlies were 10-1 after defeating Houston before falling to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night.
32. Spirited Revival
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
One of the oldest and most prominent names in Memphis business is in the midst of transforming a Downtown warehouse, reviving a premium liquor brand that disappeared with Prohibition and restoring its prominent role in the community.
33. Time is Now
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
For now, the Memphis Grizzlies’ window of opportunity is open.
With four straight playoff appearances in the immediate past, there is no reason to believe the Grizzlies won’t get there again. But it’s not about just getting there, not about playing a tough seven-game series, as the Grizzlies did in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Oklahoma City last season, only to come home after a dispiriting Game 7 loss.
34. Probate Court Trio Returns for New Terms
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
The two judges and clerk whose court is at the center of the practice of estate law in Shelby County were returned to their offices by Shelby County voters in the August county general elections.
Probate Court Judges Karen D. Webster and Kathleen N. Gomes as well as Probate Court Clerk Paul Boyd each faced challengers in the election that drew a 27 percent voter turnout overall.
35. 5 Mysteries of US Job Market Waiting to be Solved
- Friday, October 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just how healthy is the U.S. job market?
Despite steady hiring and falling unemployment, the question has provoked sharp debate and considerable uncertainty on the eve of the September jobs report.
36. Neighborhood Art
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Downtown’s South Main neighborhood may have been part of the first official arts district in the city of Memphis, but that’s not been exactly obvious while looking around on a drive or walk through the area.
37. Bigger, Better, Louder
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”
38. National TV Shuns Grizzlies in 2014-2015
- Friday, August 15, 2014
At home or on the road, it hasn’t mattered where the Grizzlies opened the NBA season since moving from Vancouver to Memphis. For 13 straight years, they have started the season with a loss.
If that is to change in the 2014-15 season, it will happen at FedExForum on Oct. 29 when the Grizzlies play the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will be minus Kevin Love but will have 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, assuming the much-anticipated Minnesota-Cleveland trade becomes official.
39. Tennessee's Corker Won't Rule Out Presidential Bid
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.
40. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
41. A Wise Sports Fan Appreciates the Journey
- Friday, July 04, 2014
So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?
You know, besides the obvious – playing against a bunch of floppers/whiners, be they from Portugal or Lob City?
42. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
43. NBA Fuels Fans’ Suspicion of Game Fixing
- Friday, May 09, 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.
44. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
45. 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.
46. House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts
- Friday, April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
47. House Democrats Unveil Budget Plan With Tax Hikes
- Tuesday, April 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.
48. US Finally Regains the Jobs Lost in the Recession
- Monday, April 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.
Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent.
49. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
50. Filing Frenzy
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Until Tuesday, no one was running for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Schools board. No one had pulled a qualifying petition from the Shelby County Election Commission until just two days before the filing deadline for candidates on the August election ballot.
51. Blast of Winter Weather Can't Faze US Employers
- Monday, March 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.
52. Actions Should Speaker Louder Than Words
- Friday, February 28, 2014
The Sports Morality Police have pinned on their badges and are cracking down on athlete-on-athlete crime.
You know, those vicious moments where one millionaire calls another millionaire a name across the line of scrimmage in what amount to little more than a grunt.
53. Score-Watching Grizz Can’t Lose Sight of Opponents
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Two hours before the Grizzlies played the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at FedExForum, Memphis coach Dave Joerger talked about the last loss – at Charlotte – the game ahead, and that aggravating play that recently invaded Memphis living rooms, including Joerger’s own.
54. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
55. US Employers Add 113,000 Jobs; Rate Dips to 6.6 Percent
- Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprisingly weak jobs report for a second straight month has renewed concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.
Employers added 113,000 jobs in January, far fewer than the average monthly gain of 194,000 last year. Job gains have averaged just 154,000 the past three months, down from 201,000 in the preceding three.
56. ‘Under the Radar’ Conley Carrying Grizzlies This Season
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Already, the national conversation has started. Who deserves to be on the NBA’s Western Conference All-Star team?
In Memphis, that question has become personal as fans and players stump for point guard Mike Conley. After Conley scored 31 points with seven assists (his second straight 30-point performance) in a five-point win over Phoenix, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph pretty much spoke for everyone with a vested interest on this topic.
57. GOP's Bailey Appointed to Fill Tenn. House Seat
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican businessman and farmer Paul Bailey has been appointed by the White County Commission to succeed Democratic state Rep. Charles Curtiss in the General Assembly.
58. Factory, Construction Growth Boost 2014 Outlook
- Friday, January 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Expectations are rising for a stronger U.S. economy in 2014 after reports Thursday showed solid growth in manufacturing and construction spending at the end of last year.
59. Health Care Tactics Split Republican Senate Rivals
- Friday, December 27, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) – Republicans who want to regain control of the Senate will first have to do battle among themselves in 2014 primary elections, due largely to differences over how to proceed against the law they deride as "Obamacare."
60. Grizzlies Now the Team Getting Kicked Around
- Friday, December 20, 2013
It is no longer too early to determine the highlight of the Grizzlies 2013-2014 season.
It happened on Nov. 18 in Los Angeles when Tony Allen jumped and inadvertently kicked Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face.
61. US Household Wealth Reaches High of $77.3 Trillion
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans' wealth reached an all-time high this summer, buoyed by record-setting stock prices and a healthy recovery in home values.
The Federal Reserve said Monday that U.S. net worth, a measure of household wealth, rose 2.6 percent to $77.3 trillion from July through September. Net worth reflects the value of homes, stocks, bank accounts and other assets minus mortgages, credit cards and other debts.
62. Solid US Job Growth Cuts Unemployment to 7 Percent
- Monday, December 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than many had thought.
Solid job growth in November cut the U.S. unemployment rate to 7 percent, a five-year low. The surprisingly robust gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate. As more employers step up hiring, more people have money to spend to drive the economy.
63. Judicial Races Show Signs of Life
- Monday, December 09, 2013
Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter opened his re-election bid with the sound of bagpipes in the clubhouse of the Overton Park Golf Course.
64. NBA Uses More Ways to Prove ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Walk up to an ATM, and you’re on camera. Walk into a convenience store, and you’re on camera. Walk onto an NBA court during game time, and you’re not only on camera but every movement you make – or don’t make – will be tracked, sifted, analyzed.
65. Haiku With Cartoon Twist
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – “Old Pond” cartoonist / big hit at haiku Hot Springs: / Jessica Tremblay.
November rolls in with hints of summer and winter. Autumn’s colors dot the hillsides surrounding historic Bathhouse Row. Amid falling leaves a dozen and a half haiku versifiers, from Boston to Memphis to Plano to Vancouver, descend upon the Arlington Hotel.
66. Fed Leaves Low Interest-Rate Policies Unchanged
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from its low interest-rate policies because it is growing only moderately.
In a statement Wednesday after a policy meeting, the Fed said it would keep buying $85 billion a month in bonds to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending.
67. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider. “I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”
68. Yuletide Office Solutions Adapts to Changing Industry
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Paperless office. It’s a phrase to strike fear in the heart of any office supply provider.
“I used to sell ‘While You Were Out’ pads in the two-part books every day,” said Chris Miller, president of Yuletide Office Solutions. “I might sell a dozen ‘While You Were Out’ pads once every three months now.”
- Saturday, October 05, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “I’m a Memphian” author Dan Conaway for a discussion and book signing Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. “I’m a Memphian” is a collection of Conaway’s “Memphasis” columns from The Daily News. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
70. Some Employers See Perks of Hiring Older Workers
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.
71. Muddled US Jobs Picture to Weigh on Fed Decision
- Monday, September 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy – and, if so, by how much.
72. No Surprises for Alexander and GOP Incumbents
- Monday, September 02, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
The former two-term governor locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee. When conservative state Rep. Joe Carr announced he would challenge Alexander, the senator's team was ready.
73. 17 Hall of Famers Ask Goodell for Help
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell they are concerned about medical care for former players and the league’s “continued denial of the link between repeated head impacts and permanent brain damage.”
74. US Economy Grew at Sluggish 1.7 Percent Pace in Second Quarter
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew from April through June at an annual rate of 1.7 percent – a sluggish pace but stronger than in the previous quarter. Businesses spent more, and the federal government cut less, offsetting weaker spending by consumers.
75. Striking Back Against Court's Voting Rights Ruling
- Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month's Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.
76. Spurs Provide Right Role Model for Grizzlies
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Every time Tony Parker made another impossible shot, he was easy to hate. Every time Tim Duncan turned back the clock by sprinting down the court, he was easy to hate. Every time coach Gregg Popovich made an adjustment and put the Grizzlies’ offense deeper into the mud, he was easy to hate.
77. Can Grizz Dig Out of Conference Finals Hole?
- Friday, May 24, 2013
So the family room is full for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. It’s the third quarter, or maybe early in the fourth, and there’s a moment of quiet.
“Wow, that’s a slow-moving system,” my wife says.
78. Grizzlies Trying to Create Season to Remember
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Disappointments past can set up unmitigated joy in the present. At its best, that’s how this whole sports fandom thing works.
You invest yourself emotionally (yes, perhaps financially, too) and if you hold the stock (your loyalty) long enough, there’s a nice payoff.
79. Grizzlies Flip Script on Clippers Series
- Friday, May 03, 2013
A quick rewind, back to those desperate days after the first two games of the Grizzlies-Clippers series in Los Angeles. You remember those days, right? Grizzlies in a 0-2 hole and, in the first game, looking totally outclassed.
80. Basketball Boon
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.
81. Z-Bo, Defense Bolster Grizz in Win
- Friday, April 26, 2013
In Game 1 in Los Angeles, the Grizzlies were missing in action. In Game 2, they were just good enough to lose by two points.
So Game 3 Thursday night at FedExForum provided a choice: win or try to become the first team in NBA history to rally from a 0-3 deficit to win a best-of-seven playoff series.
82. ‘Old School’ Gasol Feted As League’s Top Defender
- Friday, April 26, 2013
The NBA’s new Defensive Player of the Year was remembering another ceremony, more than a decade ago at The Pyramid.
“I was just a little kid watching my older brother be happy to be recognized,” center Marc Gasol said.
83. Clippers’ Bench Spells Trouble for Grizzlies
- Friday, April 19, 2013
The Los Angeles Clippers may or may not prove to be serious Western Conference title contenders. Count TNT analyst Charles Barkley as their No. 1 doubter, having called them “fool’s gold” and compared them to a pretty girl that steals your heart only for you to discover she is “dumb as a box of rocks.”
84. US Service Firms Grow More Slowly, Hiring Weakens
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two reports Wednesday showed that U.S. service companies grew more slowly in March and private employers pulled back on hiring. The declines suggest businesses may have grown more cautious last month after federal spending cuts took effect.
85. Housing, Manufacturing Give US Economy Lift
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Gains in housing and manufacturing propelled the U.S. economy over the winter, according to reports released Tuesday, and analysts say they point to the resilience of consumers and businesses as government spending cuts kick in.
86. Grizzlies Proving Their Brand is Winning Games
- Friday, March 22, 2013
The long-term benefits of the Grizzlies’ 90-89 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, if there are any, won’t be known for a while. The Western Conference playoff standings are ever-changeable.
87. House Passes GOP Budget Plan Promising Deep Cuts
- Friday, March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan Thursday that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies, in sharp contrast to less austere plans favored by President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies.
88. Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.
89. Obama Presses On With GOP Charm Offensive
- Friday, March 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama pressed on with his Republican charm offensive Thursday, holding a White House lunch with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan in an effort to soften the ground for potential talks on a long-term deficit reduction deal.
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.
91. New Uniform, Same Rudy Gay
- Friday, February 08, 2013
Rudy Gay is incognito now – disguised as a genuine star player who had to go north of the border to take his rightful place center stage. In his Toronto Raptors debut, Gay came off the bench and scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting, 3-of-6 from 3-point range, in a dominating victory over the L.A. Clippers (albeit, without Chris Paul). In his first start, a loss to the Miami Heat, Rudy scored 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting.
92. Filling the Voids
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.
Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
93. Pre-Grizz Comments Show Change is Coming
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Deadspin.com has been getting a lot of publicity for breaking the story about the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax. But the site also compiled a list that is of far more relevance to local NBA fans:
94. Is Grizzlies’ Best Behind Them or Yet to Come?
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Is the Grizzlies’ potential not-yet-realized or grossly overestimated? That’s the only relevant question in the midst of Rudy Rumors, speculation about coach Lionel Hollins’ long-term future with the team, and the level of commitment new ownership is or isn’t willing to make in the here and now to this particular roster.
95. Forecasting 2013 in Sports
- Friday, January 04, 2013
2013 Sports Forecast by the numbers: 1. The Grizzlies swing a deal before the trade deadline but are fined by the NBA when, out of habit, they try to trade O.J. Mayo.
2. The Memphis Airport is invited to join the Big East.
96. US Economy Could Handle Short Fall Over 'Cliff'
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economic threat that's kept many Americans on edge for months is nearing reality – unless the White House and Republicans cut a budget deal by New Year's Day.
97. Road Project Will Enhance Local Logistics Assets
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Construction is barreling forward on the Paul Lowry Road project, which will provide better access to the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park south of Downtown.
The six-month project began in June, and a completion date is on target for the second week of December.
98. Opening Game Not Necessarily Preview Of Grizz Season
- Friday, November 02, 2012
So on the first day of their new NBA season, the Grizzlies picked up where they left off – losing an intense, physical game in Los Angeles on Halloween night to the Clippers. It was a game that, quite honestly, did not look or feel like a regular-season game.
99. US Service Firms Grew at Faster Pace in August
- Friday, September 07, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace in August than July, helped by stronger hiring. The growth at firms that employ roughly 90 percent of the work force suggests the economy is slowly improving.
100. Ritz Seeks Countywide Sales Tax Hike
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Incoming Shelby County Commission chairman Mike Ritz wants to add a countywide sales tax hike for education to the Nov. 6 ballot.
The move, if approved by voters, would not only trump the half-cent sales tax hikes approved this month for five of the six suburban municipal school districts – it would also lessen the revenue the city of Memphis would get from a half-percent citywide sales tax hike already on the November ballot.