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Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

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Memphis Tiger Trivia — Since the Tigers upset Tennessee in 1996 (surely you remember), the SEC has had its way with Memphis, its teams winning 26 of 28 games. But the talent disparity has not always been so dramatic. When was the last time the Tigers beat three SEC teams . . .

Father’s Day in Memphis — Father's Day is my favorite holiday. Not so much for the extra attention or gifts to unwrap (though I'm grateful for those), but for the annual reminder of the three people who most fulfill me: my wife and our two daughters.

Cardinal Hacking Scandal: A New “Way”? — click to enlarge You can't buy love. And you cannot buy a reputation. Not with more than a century of success and one of the largest fan bases in Major League Baseball. On the field, the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals are having a typically superb season, currently sporting the best record in the sport (43-21).

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Kedren Johnson led the 2014-15 Memphis Tigers with 74 assists, the lowest team-leading total since the 1970-71 season (when someone named Larry Finch led the Tigers with 65 dimes). When was the last time a Tiger led the team in assists with fewer than 100? And who was he?

The Memphis Redbirds' Dan Johnson: A Long Odyssey — click to enlarge The Memphis Redbirds were stumbling along with a record of 8-15 on May 4th when their parent club in St. Louis signed Dan Johnson. The transaction didn't make headlines, not even here in Memphis. Johnson had been released by the Cincinnati Reds two weeks earlier after playing nine games with Louisville, the Reds' Triple-A affiliate in the International League.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Posted By Frank Murtaugh on Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM The 2014 Tiger football team set a program record by scoring 471 points, an average of 36.2 per game. Memphis outscored its opposition - cumulatively - in every quarter. Below are the margins by which the Tigers outscored opponents in each quarter.

Q&A With Ben Crane, Defending Champion of Fedex St. Jude — Ben Crane will tee off this Thursday as the defending champion at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The Portland, Oregon, native - and new resident of the Volunteer State - earned his fifth victory on the PGA Tour at Southwind last year, leading after all four rounds (and requiring 30 holes on Sunday to win the rain-soaked tournament).

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Eight former Memphis Tigers have played in at least 300 NBA games: Vincent Askew, Tyreke Evans, Penny Hardaway, Larry Kenon, Elliot Perry, Derrick Rose, Shawne Williams, and Lorenzen Wright. Only one NBA franchise has suited up four of these players. Which franchise, and who were the players? Answer to post Thursday.

A-Rod and LeBron: Opposite Sides of the Superstar Coin — click to enlarge The LeBron James story gains heft with every new chapter. Five years ago, the best player in the NBA left his own backyard of Cleveland to help form a super team in Miami. He and the Heat reached four Finals and won a pair of championships.

The Grizzly Bear Song — Graham, a.k.a. "G3" Justin Fox Burks We've had more than a week to lick our wounds since the Grizzlies' 2015 playoff run ended at FedExForum. But the beat continues, you might say, for Griz Nation. Among the fans you can count on seeing in Beale Street Blue throughout the offseason is 6-year-old Graham, a.k.a.
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Jul 01, 2015

Eight American League teams with between 36 and 38 losses. Vying for three playoff slots. Gonna be a fun second half of the season.

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