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Titan honors brother
with leukemia event

NASHVILLE (AP) — Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh is helping honor his late brother by taking part in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s fundraiser.
Sensabaugh’s older brother, Jamaar, died at the age of 16, a week after being diagnosed with leukemia when Sensabaugh was only 11. That is why Sensabaugh is helping the society with its Man and Woman of the Year fundraiser that started Thursday with winners picked after June 13.
The Titans cornerback came up with the campaign slogan of “A Fight for Jamaar” with information on his website at www.cotysensabaugh.net or donations directly to the society at www.coty4acure.com.
Sensabaugh, a native of Kingsport, also is taking part in several fundraisers for the campaign. He says it is his responsibility to raise awareness about the disease in his brother’s memory.

Grizzlies get Dooling
to suit up again

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed free agent Keyon Dooling, luring the veteran guard out of retirement to add more depth for the postseason.
Dooling, 32, announced his retirement Sept. 20 after signing with the Boston Celtics on July 31. He has started 86 of his 721 games with the Clippers, Heat, Magic, Nets, Bucks and Celtics. He averages 7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a 41.5 percent shooter, and Dooling played 46 games with two starts for Boston last season.
The 10th overall pick in 2000 by Orlando out of Missouri, Dooling also has made four previous trips to the postseason where he averaged 5.3 points and an assist shooting 45.4 percent over 49 playoff games.

Ole Miss’ Henderson
apologizes for style

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson posted a letter on the school’s athletic website on Wednesday apologizing for some of his actions during a successful but turbulent season.
The 6-foot-2 junior averaged more than 20 points per game this season. But Henderson became more known for his exuberant celebrations and trash talking than his scoring ability. Multiple media outlets also reported that Henderson made an obscene gesture toward the crowd following the team’s season-ending loss to LaSalle.
Henderson wrote that he plays the game with “a lot of passion, and sometimes that passion boils over.” He also apologized to “anyone I offended” and that he “can take things too far.”
Ole Miss spokesman Daniel Snowden said Henderson is not facing any discipline.

Published in The Messenger 4.5.13

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