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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognized as a top pediatric cancer hospital, nonprofit brand

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently received two separate, national-level accolades for its health care and nonprofit services. On June 1, U.S. News and World Report identified St. Jude as the second-best pediatric cancer care hospital in the country; and then on June 17, Morning Consult ranked St. Jude as the most trusted nonprofit in […]

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Ja Morant agrees to 5-year extension worth up to $231 million with Memphis Grizzlies, agent says

Memphis Grizzlies All-NBA guard Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year designated rookie extension that’ll likely be worth $231 million, his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem/YouFirst Sports, told ESPN. Morant, who made All-NBA Second Team, is guaranteed $193 million and will trigger supermax escalators to take the deal to $231 million upon again landing on […]

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Elvis might get you there, but the soul of Memphis will make you stay

Memphis is the perennial underdog. From the outside looking in, it shouldn’t have much to offer. Built on cotton farming and now airmail—FedEx has its global headquarters in the city and is the largest employer—it’s a city with humble roots, but both culturally and historically, it’s always managed to punch well above its weight. And […]

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Local comedian brings basketball park for kids to Frayser community

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Children in one Mid-South community have a safer place to play thanks to a local comedian and activist. Mario Bradley, who performs as Grove Hero, is known for making people laugh with his comedy routines onstage. Offstage, he’s known for giving back to the community with housing and meals for the needy. […]

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FedEx St. Jude Championship promises more — of everything

Like any other self-respecting golf fan, Joe Tomek was glued to the final round of the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday. Tomek watched an exciting battle among PGA stars Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas, with McIlroy eventually coming out on top. But as the new executive director of the FedEx St. Jude Championship, […]