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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - August 21

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We invite you to follow WWAY Sports on Twitter @WWAYSports.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) --- "Two-A-Days" will conclude on WWAY on Thursday with South Columbus at 6pm and New Hanover at 11pm. On Wednesday we featured the Whiteville Wolfpack and the Laney Buccaneers. Check out all of the "Two-A-Days" that have aired so far here: http://www.wwaytv3.com/fifth-quarter

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Wednesday Night High School Scoreboard:

Varsity Boys Soccer: Cape Fear Academy 1 Ashley 0
CFA 4-0 overall, Luke Snyder scored the lone goal

Varsity Boys Soccer: Lejeune 1 Trask 1
Devilpups scored a pk in the final seconds to draw even

Varsity Girls Tennis: Cape Fear Academy 6 Hoggard 3
CFA 2-0 overall

Varsity Boys Soccer: Clinton - Whiteville - Rained Out

Volleyball: East Bladen 3 Whiteville 0

Volleyball: West Brunswick 3 North Brunswick 0

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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) -- East Bladen's Izzy Evans transfers to Minnesota prep school for senior season. Read more here at Bladen Online: http://www.bladenonline.com/s10.htm

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) -- Former East Bladen Eagle Desmond Bryant recently purchased football cleats at Leinwands in Elizabethtown for all of the football players at East Bladen. Bryant is about to enter his first season with the NFL Cleveland Browns. The Harvard grad previously played for the Oakland Raiders.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul has been elected president of the NBA players' association.

The vote Wednesday came six months after the players fired Billy Hunter as executive director.

Hunter countered with a wrongful-termination lawsuit in May, accusing Derek Fisher, the former union president, of conspiring with league officials during the 2011 lockout.

Also Wednesday, Roger Mason Jr. was elected first vice president, and Anthony Tolliver and Steve Blake were elected vice presidents.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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GREENVILLE, NC (AP) -- East Carolina receivers Justin Jones and Jabril Soloman have been declared ineligible.

Coach Ruffin McNeill made the announcement Wednesday.

Jones' career ends with 52 receptions for 598 yards and 12 touchdowns in 32 games. He made five starts as a junior in 2012.

Soloman led the team with an average of 24.1 yards per catch as a freshman last season and played in 12 games.

Team spokesman Tom McClellan would not specify why the two are ineligible, citing the school's student privacy regulations, but says the players are not enrolled in school."

McNeill says the school's support system has helped many Pirate athletes. But he adds that "we unfortunately reached a point where we are unable to help Justin and Jabril retain their eligibility."

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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TAMPA, FL (USL PRO) -- The field for the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs was set late on Saturday night as the Dayton Dutch Lions took a 3-1 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders to claim the final playoff berth and advance to the postseason for the first time in club history. The USL PRO Playoffs kick off on Saturday, August 24 after a dramatic final day that saw playoff seeding come down to the final game of the season.

USLPRO-Playoffs0818.jpgDayton fell behind early against Harrisburg as Coady Andrews gave the City Islanders' a second-minute lead from a corner kick. The Dutch Lions rallied, however, as goals by Eli Garner, Gibson Bardsley and Brandon Swartzendruber in a 13-minute span gave their side a 3-1 lead with just over 20 minutes to play. The Dutch Lions' victory also kept the City Islanders in fourth place, leaving the Charleston Battery to claim the No. 3 seed.

Dayton's victory denied 2012 Finalist Wilmington Hammerheads a place in the postseason, with the club's one-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player earlier in the season proving the difference as they took a 4-1 win against Antigua. The Los Angeles Blues took a 2-1 win against Rochester to earn the No. 6 seed in the final game of the season, with Matt Fondy scoring a stoppage-time winner to give him 10 goals in 10 games since joining the Blues in midseason.

The 2013 USL PRO Playoffs will open with four quarterfinals next Saturday, with the No. 4-seed Harrisburg City Islanders hosting the No. 5-seed Charlotte Eagles at Skyline Sports Complex at 2 p.m. ET. The two teams split a pair of regular-season meetings, with both teams winning on the others' home field. Charlotte earned a 2-1 win in the last meeting between the teams on August 7, with Christian Ramirez recording a goal and assist as they rallied from an early deficit.

The Richmond Kickers will host the Dutch Lions at City Stadium at 7 p.m. as they aim to add to their regular season championship with the club's first title since 2009. The Kickers took victory in both of their meetings with Dayton this season, including a 5-2 victory at City Stadium on August 10 that saw both Matt Delicate and Brian Ownby score a pair of goals.

Defending USL PRO champion the Charleston Battery will open the postseason against the No. 6-seed Los Angeles Blues at Blackbaud Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the two teams having split their home-and-home regular-season series. The Blues won the most recent meeting between the two teams, 2-1, in Los Angeles, but the Battery will enter confident having taken a 3-0 victory at home on July 27.

No. 2-seed Orlando City will open the playoffs against No. 7-seed the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the Florida Citrus Bowl at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Riverhounds were one of the few teams to find success against the Lions this season, recording shutouts in both of their meetings as they took a 1-0 win in Florida on August 3 in their last meeting.

Stay up to date with all of the action in the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs through the league's free online streaming service, USLNation.com, and also follow the race for the playoffs via Twitter (@USLPRO), Facebook and Google+ for live updates from every game, plus news, previews and recaps of all the action.

2013 USL PRO PLAYOFFS

Quarterfinals

Saturday, August 24

No. 4 Harrisburg vs. No. 5 Charlotte, 2 p.m. ET, Skyline Sports Complex

No. 1 Richmond vs. No. 8 Dayton, 7 p.m. ET, City Stadium

No. 2 Orlando vs. No. 7 Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. ET, Florida Citrus Bowl

No. 3 Charleston vs. No. 6 Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. ET, Blackbaud Stadium

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) --- "Two-A-Days" will conclude on WWAY on Thursday with South Columbus at 6pm and New Hanover at 11pm. On Wednesday we featured the Whiteville Wolfpack and the Laney Buccaneers. Check out all of the "Two-A-Days" that have aired so far here: http://www.wwaytv3.com/fifth-quarter

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) - Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the Internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television.

Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable providers to boost access to blockbuster television shows through their devices.

With Google sitting on a cash pile of $48 billion, the league's Sunday Ticket package is easily within its reach.

The NFL confirmed its meetings with Google Wednesday, but declined to discuss the nature of those talks, as did Google.

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