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Streaking Grizzlies hold off Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Los Angeles Lakers 99-93 Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games. Zach Randolph scored 16 points for the Grizzlies, who improved to 13-2 and kept pace with Toronto atop the overall NBA standings. But Western Conference-leading Memphis barely...
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Standout Vols freshmen return home to face Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Along much-traveled Interstate 40 near Nashville International Airport, University of Tennessee football purchased a billboard to recognize eight true freshmen roster members from the Nashville area. It was done much to the delight of area Volunteers fans, who have cheered as Volunteers coach Butch Jones and staff make recruiting hauls from the growing talent...
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Mettenberger doing well growing up on the job

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The nine-game test Zach Mettenberger wants to pass to become the Titans starting quarterback next season is hitting a mid-term exam. It's a return visit Sunday to the Texans (5-6), the team Mettenberger faced in his first start after replacing fourth-year veteran and oft-injured Jake Locker. The Titans (2-9) have lost all four of Mettenberger's starts...
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To truly improve, Predators look to bolster special-teams play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If you are going to nitpick the second-best start in franchise history, then special teams play by the Predators might be a good place to start. Through Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Panthers and Sunday's league action, the Predators (13-5-2) are second in the Central Division with 28 points and trailing the Blues by just a point. That...
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Court Vision: Gasol keeps playing at MVP-level as Grizzlies blast Clippers

Going inside the Grizzlies' 107-91 win over the Clippers, which kept Memphis perfect at home this season. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Gasol keeps operating at an MVP level These matchups have been defined by physical play, with Clippers beat writer Dan Woike tweeting before the game it's "the best game on the NFL schedule this week." There was contact, most notably an inadvertent elbow that...
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Tigers extend improbable road win streak behind another impressive defensive performance

Shane Ray and Mizzou's dominant defensive line figured to have a big day against the SEC's worst offensive line when it comes to protecting the quarterback. The Tigers' front four didn't disappoint, leading the defense to eight sacks and 13 total tackles for loss. They carried Mizzou to another impressive defensive performance in a 29-21 win at Tennessee likely to give Vols quarterback...
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Gasol's 32 power Grizzlies past Celtics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics 117-100 on Friday night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 points, and Mike Conley finished with 15 points and eight assists for Memphis, which shot 53 percent from the field. Gasol led the way, going 13 for 22. Kelly Olynyk...
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Balanced Preds still running strong near the NHL quarter-pole mark

NASVHILLE, Tenn. -- Before the season started, Predators coach Peter Laviolette figured it would take roughly 20 games for everything new to start becoming routine. If that's the case, then the Predators (12-5-2) are well ahead of the curve, as the quarter-pole of the 82-game season nears. In fact, they're off to one of the fastest starts in franchise history, leading the...
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Tennessee suspensions to impact quest for bowl berth against Missouri

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Having to play Senior Night against Missouri on Saturday with a bowl berth on the line, Tennessee figures it's all about the next man up. That's because their most-ballyhooed senior -- middle linebacker A.J. Johnson, the team's leading and SEC's No. 2 tackler -- will apparently be unavailable. He was suspended indefinitely after being listed as a suspect in an...
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Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies

TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Terrence Ross had 14 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies 96-92 on Wednesday night. Kyle Lowry scored 18 and Lou Williams had 13 as the Eastern Conference leaders won for the seventh time in eight games. Marc Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Zach Randolph added 18 points and...
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As new players climb into starting roles, Titans begin youth movement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970, the Oilers turned Titans started a rookie quarterback, running back and left tackle in the same game. That nod to the future will become more pronounced as the Titans play their final six games. At 2-8, they need to win them all to prevent a third-straight losing season and fourth in five years. Three games...
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Red-hot Grizzlies dealing with different type of expectations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis isn't Los Angeles. It doesn't want to be. The brightest lights here aren't on the stars, but on the city work trucks at midnight along I-240. The biggest stars aren't on red carpets, but on the gym floor at FedExForum. Jack Nicholson and Rihanna aren't watching, but Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers and rapper Yo Gotti are. If President...
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Steelers rally to beat Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Steelers weren't about to slip up and lose again to another NFL cellar dweller like they did previously to the Jets. Trailing the feisty Titans by 11 points late in the third quarter, the Steelers put together consecutive scoring drives to secure a hard-fought 27-24 victory in front of a sell-out crowd of 69,143 at LP Field. The comeback helped alleviate...
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Court Vision: Grizzlies grab NBA's best record with statement win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Going inside the Grizzlies' 119-93 win against the Rockets. In a matchup of 9-1 teams, Memphis exploded against the NBA's top-rated defense to take sole possession of the league's best record, a franchise-best 10-1 start. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. GRIZZLIES DEFENSE TOPPLES TOP DEFENSE It looks like an offensive explosion and looking at 119 points, it's tough to argue...
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Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Pistons

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 points and 22 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 95-88 on Saturday night. Mike Conley added 18 points and Courtney Lee had 12 for the Grizzlies, who maintained the best record in the NBA (9-1) and won their 19th straight regular-season home game. Kyle Singler scored 21 points, going 5...
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Stallings excited about new composition of Vanderbilt hoops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It has been a wild ride for Vanderbilt basketball since winning the 2012 SEC Tournament championship. That team had three players -- John Jenkins (Hawks), Festus Ezeli (Warriors) and Jeff Taylor (Bobcats) -- drafted into the NBA, the Commodores' greatest draft haul in the same year. With that talent gone, Vanderbilt overachieved two seasons ago in what coach...
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Court Vision: Lee's tip-in caps largest comeback in Grizzlies history

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Going inside the Grizzlies' 111-110 comeback win against Sacramento. Courtney Lee's tip-in at the buzzer Thursday at FedExForum sent Memphis to 8-1 with an 18th consecutive home win. 1. GRIZZLIES' NEXT GIVEAWAY: BROWN PAPER BAGS The Grizzlies' next giveaway should be brown paper bags -- for fans to breathe into during the fourth quarter. Trailing by a point with...
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Bowl-focused Vols, Wildcats making week-to-week strides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is acutely aware of the similarities between him and Kentucky's Mark Stoops -- in terms of rebuilding programs from the ground up. Granted, the tradition of Volunteers football far outweighs the Wildcats' gridiron success, but the coaches face similar tasks in raising their respective programs. The two leaders, in their...
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New-look offense driving Predators' quick start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators forward James Neal admits having a goal scorer's mentality. Then again, that's what he's being paid to do. Neal has backed it up, too, scoring 88 goals the past three seasons -- fifth-most in the NHL during the stretch -- while playing for the Penguins. But a draft-day trade brought him to the Predators, whose avowed mission under first-year...
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Court Vision: Bench finally contributes as Grizzlies top Lakers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Going inside the Grizzlies' 107-102 win against the Lakers, as the bench revived and Kobe Bryant set a record he didn't really want. And Kenyon Martin was at FedExForum. He will reportedly work out for Memphis (7-1) on Wednesday. 1. Memphis' bench got in on the action -- finally. Through seven games, Memphis' bench was only Cleveland-away from being...
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Mettenberger's QB audition with Titans remains a fluid process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For rookie Zach Mettenberger, consider this Round 2 of his audition to be the Titans' starting quarterback for 2015 -- and beyond. And two games into replacing previous starter Jake Locker (Mettenberger incurred losses to the Texans and Ravens) ... let's just say the jury's still out on Tennessee's Round 6 draft pick from last May. Against the...
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Court Vision: Grizzlies unbeaten streak stopped by Bucks

Going inside the Grizzlies' 93-92 loss at Milwaukee on Saturday night: 1. THE STREAK ENDS Memphis had never won three straight games to start a season. The new franchise record stopped at six. Once ahead by 10, the Grizzlies held a two-point lead -- and a foul to give -- when Brandon Knight scored and was fouled by Courtney Lee with 1.1 seconds to play. Lee then missed a good...
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Gators sink Commodores, keep Muschamp's job and SEC title hopes alive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp slammed the door for the time being on the wolves barking for his coaching scalp with an impressive 38-20 win over Georgia. This Saturday, the Gators made that big win stand up with a methodical 34-10 win over host Vanderbilt. With three games remaining, including against visiting South Carolina next Saturday, Florida...
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Court Vision: Grizzlies hold off Thunder to remain perfect

Going inside the Grizzlies' 91-89 win over the Thunder on Friday night: 1. The streak goes on The Grizzlies continued their perfect start, escaping Oklahoma City as Serge Ibaka's three-point attempt as time expired clanked off the rim to reach 6-0 for the first time. The Thunder were overmatched and undermanned -- they suited up just nine players due to injuries to Kevin...
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Roy relishing complementary role with surging Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On his fourth team since becoming one of the league's most dependable scorers with the Sabres, center Derek Roy hopes to find another home with the Predators. Eight was apparently enough seasons for Roy with Buffalo (2003-12), which traded him to the Dallas Stars during the summer of 2012. But through 2009-10, he had led the Sabres in scoring three straight...
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