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WWAY's Monday night sports - September 16

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GREENVILLE, NC (WWAY) - Former South Brunswick football standout Terrell Stanley had 8 tackles on Saturday for East Carolina against Virginia Tech. Check out our interview with Terrell. Click the play video icon.

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CHICAGO, IL (WWAY) -- Former Laney Buccaneer basketball standout Tamera Young will make her WNBA post-season debut this week with the Chicago Sky. Check out our profile on Tamera Young. Click the play video icon.

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WILMINGTON, NC (HOGGARD RELEASE) -- The Hoggard Vikings are proud to announce the selection of defensive end Kyle Delaney to the South squad for this year's Blue-Grey High School All American Bowl. The game will be played in Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on Saturday, January 11th, at 8:00 pm. Kyle, a 6'4, 215 pound senior, competed and advanced in combines in Greensboro, NC, and Canton, Ohio, to earn this recognition

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers have to find a way to close out games if they're ever going to take the next step as a football team.

The Panthers (0-2) surrendered a fourth quarter lead for the second straight week, this time in heartbreaking fashion giving up a 2-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson with 2 seconds left in a 24-23 loss Sunday to the Buffalo Bills.

Rivera, who says he's not worried about his job, points out "it's time to get over the hump. We've been through this."

Since Rivera took over as head coach in 2011, the Panthers have lost 10 games they've held a lead in the fourth quarter - which according to STATS INC. ties with the Philadelphia Eagles for the most in the league.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Junior Morgan Kline and freshman Nicole Lott were recognized by the Colonial Athletic Association on Monday for their efforts in leading UNCW to a 4-0 weekend in the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire UNCW Volleyball Classic last weekend.

Kline was named Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Week along with Hofstra's Kelsie Wilis while Lott garnered Rookie-of-the-Week accolades.

"It's so exciting to see multiple players recognized for their efforts," said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. "Although these awards recognize individual success, our team knows that everyone played a huge part in our 4-0 weekend."

A native of Yorktown, Va., Kline was named MVP of the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire UNCW Volleyball Classic as she averaged 3.61 kills and 3.00 digs per set. She also posted a .376 hitting percentage, committing just nine errors in 101 attack attempts, to lead Seahawks lineup that combined for a .241 hitting percentage on the weekend.

Kline opened the tournament with six kills and a .545 hitting percentage against North Carolina A&T and followed that performance with 16 kills and 18 digs for her first double-double of the season versus UNC Asheville. She then recorded a season-high 19 kills in 3-1 victory over Western Carolina and ended the weekend by posting a team-high six spikes in a sweep of Mercer.

Lott, meanwhile, averaged 2.18 kills and 1.90 digs per set during the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire UNCW Volleyball Classic. The West Chester, Pa., product recorded a season-high 10 kills and hit .226 against Western Carolina and also tallied team-best eight digs in the Seahawks victory over Mercer.

"Morgan was the best I have ever seen her and she executed in key moments this weekend," said Bambenek. "Nicole is gaining confidence in her attacking on the court and it showed in her performance."

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Fresh off her MVP performance in the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Wilmington Invitational, UNCW sophomore forward Maddie

McCormick was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Player-of-the-Week on Monday.

"I am happy for Maddie," said UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. "She has worked very hard during this first part of the season. She has a great instinct close to goal and has shown her ability to score in different ways. As a team sport, I am sure Maddie shares this award with her teammates. Forwards cannot score without support from other players."

A native of Newark, Del., garnered MVP honors in the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Wilmington Invitational by tallying seven points (3 G, 1 A) to help UNCW capture the tournament title with 4-2 victories over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Longwood. McCormick opened the tournament by scoring her second goal of the season in the victory against the Islanders and finished the weekend with five points on two goals, including the game-winning strike, and an assist in the two-goal win versus the Lancers.

The UNCW women's soccer team (3-5-0) returns to action Thursday as it hosts Coastal Carolina in a 7 p.m. contest at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

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LAKE FOREST, IL (AP) - Zach Johnson has won the BMW Championship with a 6-under 65, and now has a chance to win something bigger.

Johnson made two big birdie putts over the closing holes at soggy Conway Farms on Monday to dole out more final-round disappointment for Jim Furyk. Furyk remains winless in three years and now has failed to win the last six times he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round.

The win puts Johnson at No. 4 in the FedEx Cup going into the finale next week at East Lake. That means all he has to do is win the Tour Championship to collect the $10 million bonus.

Nick Watney shot 64 and played his way into the Tour Championship.

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