MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis owner Robert Pera says he made changes in the Grizzlies' front office this offseason to make sure the organization is headed where he wants. The changes started in mid-May when he fired CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash. Pera says he's happy to be judged on what the Grizzlies accomplish from now on.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Volunteers began preseason camp without any offensive or defensive linemen who started more than three games last season. Tennessee is the only Football Bowl Subdivision program replacing both its entire starting offensive and defensive lines from a year ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans safety Bernard Pollard has worked the past couple of years to clean the cursing out of his trash-talking. He ran some words by officials working Tennessee's training camp yesterday to make sure he'll pass the NFL's new crackdown on racial slurs and verbal abuse. The safety was fined at least three times last season.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis guard Damien Wilson is transferring. In a school release Friday, Memphis coach Josh Pastner said Wilson is in good academic standing but he wanted a fresh start. The 6-foot-5 Wilson is from Atlanta.
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