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Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

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The Memphis Redbirds' Revival — click to enlarge Eight-game winning streaks can transform a baseball season. Just ask the Memphis Redbirds. After losing the first game of a double-header to Omaha at AutoZone Park on May 17th, the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate found itself slogging along with a record of 14-23, last in the Pacific Coast League in batting average, runs scored, and (perhaps most deflating) attendance.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Posted By Frank Murtaugh on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 11:42 AM Tiger kicker Jake Elliott has earned first-team all-conference honors from the American Athletic Conference after each of his first two seasons at the U of M. With 37 career field goals, Elliott is more than halfway to Stephen Gostkowski's career record of 70.

Weekend in Vegas: The Griz, B.B. King, and the Preakness — click to enlarge Las Vegas is a city of distractions. And distractions are healthy when your home team is eliminated from the NBA playoffs. I spent last weekend in Sin City, attending the renewal of wedding vows for a pair of dear friends. (Audie and Jennifer have been happily married for 20 years.

A Missed Sunset - Memphis Magazine - May 2015 - Memphis — Why give up on this considerable slice of Mid-South elegance? Memphians like to boast of our city's soul. We like "grit" as a descriptor for our approach to challenges, large and small. To outsiders, Memphis is a "colorful" city, a delicate way of saying this town leaves an impression that can be as baffling (city/county government) as it is charming (the Peabody ducks).

Memphis Tiger Trivia — After the 2014-15 season, Austin Nichols became the first Memphis Tiger to earn first-team all-conference honors from the American Athletic Conference. Who were the first Tigers to make first-team all-conference during the program's years in the Metro Conference, Great Midwest Conference, and Conference USA? Answers will be posted Thursday.

A Triathlete’s Balancing Act — click to enlarge Photo courtesy Blair Ball Photography "It's more difficult to get to the starting line of a triathlon than to the finish line." So says David Sitton, and he should know. By his count, the 62-year-old Sitton has completed more than 150 triathlons since 1991 including 15 of the Ironman variety.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Starting this fall, the Memphis Tiger football team will share a division of the American Athletic Conference with Houston, Navy, SMU, Tulane, and Tulsa. Below are listed the number of games Memphis has played against these five opponents (in descending order). Match the opponent to the number of games it's faced the Tigers.

Grizzlies, Cavs, Cardinals: Wounded Hopes — click to enlarge Injuries in teams sports are like pages ripped from a book you haven't yet finished. The more significant the player, the more pages are shredded. The later in the season a player goes down, the closer to the book's end you discover the missing pages.

Mayweather-Pacquiao: Return of the Super Fight — click to enlarge The last fight that really mattered happened in Memphis, Tennessee. Well, the last boxing match that mattered happened here, at the Pyramid, on June 8, 2002, when Lennox Lewis defended his heavyweight title with an 8th-round knockout of the newly face-tattooed Mike Tyson.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — When Dedric Lawson suits up for the Tigers in November, he'll become the ninth locally produced McDonald's All-American to play for the U of M. (The annual all-star game was first played in 1978.) How many of the others can you name? Answer will be posted Thursday.
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May 26, 2015

Grichuk may well make Cards' Heyward decision an easy one. Randal's a five-tool guy. (Well, four going on five.)

May 26, 2015

What's #Cardinal record for consecutive games reaching base ... not necessarily from start of season?

May 26, 2015

#Redbirds aim to tie franchise record with a 9th straight win tonight (Tyler Lyons on hill). Won 9 straight in 2000 and last season.

May 26, 2015

Clayton Kershaw is not among Dodgers' top 10 in WAR. (Sentences I never thought I'd write.)

May 25, 2015

An atypically unpleasant Cardinal game to watch. Boys haven't played well today.

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