October 5, 1986 |
The craft in "A Summons to Memphis" is impressive. A middle-aged narrator explores the old web of family relationships, mainly with his father, that he believes has broken him. And he does it through a shattered narrative that struggles for gentlemanly control and is crisscrossed and undermined by myopia, repetition and erratic spurts of attention and wandering off. Narrator and narration, in other words, are identical.
May 7, 2012 |
On the front line, Memphis offers a duo that few can match, the Clippers included. But for a good chunk of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, including Monday night's Game 4 at Staples Center, the Clippers have outmatched the Grizzlies in that area, bullying Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol into irrelevance. The Clippers took a 3-1 series lead with a 101-97 overtime win Monday, and Gasol and Randolph, who combined to average 26.2 points and 16.9 rebounds during the regular season, watched most of it from the bench, each saddled with foul trouble.
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May 4, 2012
George Murdock Character actor often played the 'heavy' George Murdock, 81, a veteran character actor who had a recurring role as Lt. Scanlon on the television sitcom "Barney Miller" and played God in the 1989 film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," died Monday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said his close friend and fellow actor Jennifer Rhodes. He had cancer. Murdock's craggy facial features and booming bass voice helped him land a steady stream of "heavy" parts in theater, film and television productions.
October 31, 2013 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 1-1; Spurs 1-0. Record vs. Spurs (2012-13): 1-2. Update: The Spurs were the ones who put an end to the Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles, sweeping the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs last season. Tim Duncan left the Spurs' season-opening 101-94 victory over Memphis because of a bruised chest after getting inadvertently elbowed early in the third quarter Wednesday.
May 13, 2012 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — I've got your grit and grind here, Memphis, and they are wearing Clippers uniforms. The Grizzlies were supposed to be the better team, with fans holding up "Believe Memphis" towels and a newspaper columnist here detailing the intangibles early on that would separate Memphis from L.A. But while the columnist moves on now to write about the minor league baseball team here or the town's best bowlers, the Clippers have already...
April 1, 2009 |
John Calipari agreed Tuesday to leave Memphis and the dominant program he built and take on the challenge -- and riches -- of returning Kentucky to college basketball glory. Calipari will receive an eight-year, $31.65-million deal plus incentives, according to the university, making him the highest-paid coach in college basketball. The school also will pay Memphis a $200,000 buyout. The 50-year-old Calipari has a record of 445-140 in 17 seasons.
April 30, 2012 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reggie Evans "changed the game," Chris Paul said Sunday night after the Clippers' improbable, come-from-27-points-behind victory over Memphis. It was the Clippers' bench, with Evans, Nick Young, Eric Bledsoe and Kenyon Martin "stepping up," Paul said at practice Monday about the Clippers' victory over the Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series. "The bench was amazing," Paul said about his teammates who did a lot of the heavy lifting in the victory that gave the Clippers the confidence they seemed to be lacking early in the contest.
January 23, 2013 |
MEMPHIS - Dwight Howard thinks he gets it. He says he knows why some Lakers fans want him traded before the Feb. 21 deadline. "Because they feel like I have an opportunity to just walk away," said Howard, who becomes a free agent July 1. "That is my choice at the end of the season but right now my focus is … doing something real special in L.A. We can't close the door on the opportunity that we have in front of us. " Howard spoke before...
May 11, 2012 |
Noooooooooooooo. Not back to Memphis again. The Clippers have been eliminated, so why are we going back to that sewer? It's over. The Clippers were physically spent Friday night; they probably will be emotionally empty Sunday. The big moment has eluded this team all season long. The Clippers could not beat the Lakers with the tiebreaker on the line, couldn't win the home-court advantage down the stretch and failed to take advantage of 3-1 edge against the Grizzlies.