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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — On Monday we night we checked in with UNC Tar Heel Jonathan Cooper. The former Hoggard lineman is now a senior at the University of North Carolina. A brief interview with Cooper will be posted online shortly.


Monday night scoreboard

High School Girls Volleyball

Laney shutout Topsail 3-0 on head coach Ruby Sutton’s birthday
Click play video to see highlights from this game

High School Boys Soccer

West Brunswick shutout Whiteville 1-0
Midway defeated Trask 3-1
East Bladen shutout East Columbus 4-0
Laney shutout East Duplin 3-0 … Click play video to see highlights from this game
South Columbus edged West Bladen 6-5
Assists: South Columbus – Edwin Villanueva 2, Logan Fowler. West Bladen – Lucas McNeill.

Goalie saves: South Columbus – Jody Harrelson 5, Logan Fowler 1. West Bladen – Brett Jackson 5.

Highlights: Clay Allen scored all of West Bladen’s goals, but was stopped on a penalty kick in the final minute by South Columbus’ Logan Fowler.

Records: South Columbus 2-0 overall, 1-0 in Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference; West Bladen 3-2 overall, 0-1 in Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference

Next games: South Columbus hosts East Bladen on Wednesday; West Bladen at South Brunswick on Wednesday.

Scoring recap
1. SC – Josh Ward, 5 yards, 1:20, 1st half
2. WB – Clay Allen, 8 yards, 2:36, 1st half
3. SC – Austin Chapman, 10 yards, Assist: Edwin Villanueva 7:46, 1st half
4. WB – Clay Allen, 15 yards, 8:32, 1st half
5. SC – Austin Chapman, 8 yards, Assist: Logan Fowler, 22:24, 1st half
6. WB – Clay Allen, 5 yards, Assist: Lucas McNeill, 25:35, 1st half
7. SC – Edwin Villanueva, 5 yards, 31:26, 1st half
8. SC – Austin Chapman, 15 yards, Assist: Edwin Villanueva, 37:52, 1st half
9. SC – Austin Chapman, 10 yards, 20:20, 2nd half
10. WB – Clay Allen, 5 yards, 24:21, 2nd half
11. WB – Clay Allen, 5 yards, 25:07, 2nd half


NEW YORK (AP) – Andy Murray has won the U.S. Open in five grueling sets to become the first British man since 1936 to capture a Grand Slam title.

Murray beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 on Monday in his fifth try in the final of a major tournament.

The 25-year-old Scot was reeling going into the decisive set after Djokovic rallied from two sets down to even the match. But Murray broke the Serb’s serve in the first game, then broke again to go up 3-0.

When it was finally over after a record 4 hours, 54 minutes full of long, scintillating rallies, Murray crouched to the court with both hands over his face.

Fred Perry won Britain’s last Grand Slam men’s title 76 years ago at the U.S. Championships, the Open’s predecessor.

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Joe Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals 44-13 on Monday night for their 11th straight win at home.

Baltimore’s high-powered, no-huddle offense also produced two short touchdown runs by Ray Rice. After letting an early 14-point lead dwindle to 17-13, the Ravens pulled away by scoring 24 straight points in just over six minutes.

Flacco watched the final eight minutes of the blowout on the sideline after going 21 for 29 in Baltimore’s ninth consecutive victory in the AFC North. The Ravens were the only team in the division to win the opener.

And while the offense certainly was impressive, Baltimore’s defense also excelled in its first game under coordinator Dean Pees. Playing without injured NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, who had 14 sacks last year, the Ravens dropped Andy Dalton four times.

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