MEMPHIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MEMPHIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder over Grizzlies in Game 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840902-77/points-thunder-memphis-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840902-77/points-thunder-memphis-oklahoma.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder over Grizzlies in Game 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff Brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T23:12:28.357-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who nearly squandered a 25-point lead but recovered from a dismal third quarter to make 10 of 16 shots in the fourth. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 21 points and 11 rebo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578409022014-04-19T23:12:28.357-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T23:12:28.357-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840902@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:12:28 MDT NBA playoff matchups, schedules, TV info http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57830064-77/april-tbd-tnt-antonio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57830064-77/april-tbd-tnt-antonio.html.csp">NBA playoff matchups, schedules, TV info</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T23:07:32.301-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) All Times MDT (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana vs. Atlanta Saturday • Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m., ESPN Tuesday • Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m., TNT April 24 • Indiana at Atlanta, 5 p.m., NBATV April 26 • Indiana at Atlanta, noon, TNT x-April 28 • Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m., NBATV x-May 1 • Indiana at Atlanta, TBD x-May 3 • Atlanta at Indiana, TBD Miami vs. Charlotte Sunday • Charlotte at Miami, 1:30 p.m., Ch. 4 Wednesday • Charlotte at Miami, 5 p.m., TNT A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578300642014-04-16T23:07:32.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T23:07:32.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57830064@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:07:32 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785722-77/points-scored-added-eight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785722-77/points-scored-added-eight.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:31:17.155-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">HEAT 102, KNICKS 91 MIAMI • LeBron James scored 38 points, Mario Chalmers added 15 and the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks’ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory on Sunday. Chris Bosh added 14 points and Ray Allen had 12 for the Heat, who are a full game ahead of Indiana and two up in the loss column in the East race. Smith made a Knicks-record 10 3-pointers, on an NBA-record 22 attempts, and finished with 32 points. Raym...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577857222014-04-07T23:31:17.155-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T23:31:17.155-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785722@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:17 MDT College basketball: One-and-done working just fine for Calipari and Kentucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57766770-77/calipari-kentucky-done-guys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57766770-77/calipari-kentucky-done-guys.html.csp">College basketball: One-and-done working just fine for Calipari and Kentucky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dave Skretta</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:08:56.669-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari. He’s a pariah to some, successful only because of his ability to attract one-and-done stars destined for the NBA. They point to him as a scourge of college basketball, arguing that he’s complicit — responsible, even — in stripping “student” from student-athletes. Then there are those who see him as an elite coach, the architect of successful programs at UMass, Memphis and now Kentucky. He’s churned out players who are making millions in the pros...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577667702014-04-02T22:08:56.669-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T22:08:56.669-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766770@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:08:56 MDT Utah Jazz: Favors, Kanter bounce back in Jazz’s loss to Memphis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57736935-87/favors-jazz-points-kanter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57736935-87/favors-jazz-points-kanter.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Favors, Kanter bounce back in Jazz’s loss to Memphis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:16.975-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter bounced back Wednesday night, even though the Utah Jazz squandered a late lead against Memphis. During the Grizzlies’ 91-87 come-from-behind victory at EnergySolutions Arena, Favors scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Kanter finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds. The production was a huge turnaround for the Jazz’s young big men, who were badly outplayed during a 114-94 loss to Detroit on Monday night. “I played a terrible game,” Favors said, referring ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57736935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:16 MDT Utah Jazz lose huge lead late, fall to Memphis 91-87 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57735989-87/jazz-memphis-grizzlies-lead.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57735989-87/jazz-memphis-grizzlies-lead.html.csp">Utah Jazz lose huge lead late, fall to Memphis 91-87</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T09:34:07.828-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Derrick Favors looked down at the box score someone had left on the podium, a remnant from Monday night’s blowout loss to Detroit, and pushed it aside. “Crumple it up. Get it out of here, man,” the Jazz forward said half joking. “That’s embarrassing.” In the midst of a late-season slide, the Jazz haven’t had much cause to be proud recently. So as they look over Wednesday’s box score, they’ll have to shake their heads and wonder. Utah squandered a 16-point second-half lead, falling to the Memphis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57735989@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:34:07 MDT Utah Jazz: Alec Burks still sidelined Wednesday vs. Memphis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57733891-87/jazz-burks-memphis-alec.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57733891-87/jazz-burks-memphis-alec.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Alec Burks still sidelined Wednesday vs. Memphis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:17.771-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Jazz will be without shooting guard Alec Burks tonight against Memphis, the team announced after Wednesday morning’s shootaround. Burks, the Jazz’s No. 2 scorer who averages 13.8 points per game, will miss his third straight game because of a sprained ankle. Burks participated in practice on Tuesday but won’t play against Memphis, which has won 10 of its last 13 games and is battling for playoff position in the Western Conference. The Jazz are 23-48 after losing 12 of their last 14 game...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733891@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:17 MDT Virginia beats Memphis 78-60 in NCAA East Region http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57721255-77/virginia-memphis-tigers-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57721255-77/virginia-memphis-tigers-points.html.csp">Virginia beats Memphis 78-60 in NCAA East Region</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AARON BEARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T23:48:12.1-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Raleigh, N.C. • Joe Harris scored 16 points and top-seeded Virginia shot 56 percent to beat Memphis 78-60 on Sunday night, earning its first trip to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in nearly two decades. Anthony Gill added 13 points for the Cavaliers (30-6), who turned in a dominating performance while controlling the tempo and shutting down the eighth-seeded Tigers (24-10) at nearly every turn. Virginia led by 15 at halftime and pushed that to 27 points late, picking right up where it left off ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577212552014-03-23T23:48:12.1-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T23:48:12.1-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57721255@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:48:12 MDT NCAA upsets crush billion-dollar dream http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57716452-77/billion-perfect-upsets-brackets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57716452-77/billion-perfect-upsets-brackets.html.csp">NCAA upsets crush billion-dollar dream</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FEINBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T16:15:46.379-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The billion-dollar dream is over. A second day of upsets ended any chance of someone having a perfect NCAA tournament bracket in Warren Buffett’s $1 billion challenge. It was a favorite that provided the first blemish on the final three people’s brackets in the Quicken Loans contest on the Yahoo Sports website. All three had ninth-seeded George Washington beating Memphis. The Tigers won 71-66. “If Warren Buffett wants to donate the (billion) to our university, we will take it and use it in good ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577164522014-03-25T16:15:46.379-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T16:15:46.379-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57716452@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:15:46 MDT NCAA Tournament: Memphis 71, George Washington 66 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57714866-77/seconds-dixon-final-memphis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57714866-77/seconds-dixon-final-memphis.html.csp">NCAA Tournament: Memphis 71, George Washington 66</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOEDY McCREARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:45:19.027-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">RALEIGH, N.C. • Michael Dixon Jr. scored 19 points and hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds to help Memphis hold off George Washington 71-66 on Friday night in the second round of the East Regional. Joe Jackson added 15 points for the eighth-seeded Tigers (24-9). They entered the tournament having lost three of five to fall out of the national rankings, and shot 49 percent in this one but struggled to put the ninth-seeded Colonials away until the final seconds. Isaiah Armwood scored a se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577148662014-03-22T16:45:19.027-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T16:45:19.027-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57714866@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:45:19 MDT Utah Jazz: No discipline for John Lucas’ shoving match http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57704747-87/jazz-lucas-game-guard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57704747-87/jazz-lucas-game-guard.html.csp">Utah Jazz: No discipline for John Lucas’ shoving match</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T16:29:43.317-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Memphis • Jazz point guard John Lucas III won’t be disciplined for his involvement in a brief post-game shoving match Monday night with Rockets guard Francisco Garcia. A spokesman for the NBA confirmed there would be no action taken by the league and Jazz coach Ty Corbin said Lucas won’t face any internal discipline either. “No,” Corbin said Wednesday morning. “We talked about it. We’ll move on.” As the Rockets tried to dribble out the final seconds of a 38-point blowout win, Lucas stole the bal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704747@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:29:43 MDT Utah Jazz rally falls short as they lose 96-86 in Memphis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57704177-87/jazz-memphis-hayward-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57704177-87/jazz-memphis-hayward-points.html.csp">Utah Jazz rally falls short as they lose 96-86 in Memphis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T23:04:58.804-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Memphis • Sitting at his locker, Gordon Hayward looked over the scratches and bruises on his arms. On Wednesday, the Jazz’s captain added another mark to his body, this one from diving on the floor for a loose ball as he helped bring his team back from 18 points down to tie the game. The abrasions will eventually fade — and maybe eventually so will the sting of this season. But after the final buzzer sounded at FedExForum, Hayward found himself once again discussing defeat’s agony. “It’s still a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704177@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:04:58 MDT Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588064-68/rape-kits-memphis-untested.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588064-68/rape-kits-memphis-untested.html.csp">Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T16:33:05.156-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades. In Memphis, Tenn., alone, there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s, according to the New York-based Rape Kit Action Project, which has been tracking the backlogs nationwide. In the entire state of Texas, there are about 16,000 untested kits collectin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575880642014-02-23T16:33:05.156-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-23T16:33:05.156-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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