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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - July 3

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The Wilmington Hammerheads took an early lead against the first place Orlando City Lions on Wednesday. Wilmington lost the lead, but they didn't lose the game. The squads played to a 2-2 draw. The Wilmington Sharks lost their first game of the second half of the summer baseball season on Wednesday. Post 10 defeated Post 137. Click full story to see our game highlights for all three. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - June 14

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videoChance Shepard pounded a grand slam for Wilmington Post 10 on Friday to ruin Whiteville Post 137's perfect baseball season. Only two golfers are under par at the US Open at Merion. The Wilmington Sharks won on Friday while the Wilmington Hammerheads look to knock off an MLS team this weekend. Plus more! Full story...
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North Brunswick plays for state title, former head coach

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video The North Brunswick Scorpions baseball team is swinging for their first state championship since 1998, but their trip to Zebulon could have gone foul many times throughout the long season. Full story...
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Wrestling, baseball-softball and squash make Olympics short list

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Wrestling, squash and baseball-softball have made the IOC short list for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks need host families

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video Baseball season for the Wilmington Sharks starts in just a few short weeks but the team says it still needs homes for some of the players. Full story...
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Bonds, Clemens rejected; no one elected to Baseball Hall

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Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Full story...
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Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Former baseball team's move to Georgia 'case study in stadium foolishness'

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Economists, who usually disagree about nearly everything, are united on one point: Public subsidies for sports stadiums are win-lose propositions: The teams win, and the taxpayers lose. Full story...
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Ballpark supporters host informational happy hour

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video Election Day is right around the corner and campaigns for the ballpark referendum are moving full steam ahead. We caught up with the "Vote Yes" group to see how they are continuing to gather supporters. Full story...
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Ballpark debate sparks fireworks from both sides

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video WWAY and WHQR hosted the only baseball stadium debate Thursday night. Appropriately, with a big game comes fireworks, and the exchange was full of them. Full story...
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Trot Nixon makes 'All Fenway Park Team'

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WWAY 5th Quarter co-host and Wilmington resident Trot Nixon has been named to the All Fenway Park Team. Essentially this honor puts the former New Hanover Wildcat on the top 40 list for players who suited up for the Boston Red Sox in the last century. Full story...
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Campaigns 'for' and 'against' ballpark get underway

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video Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City. Full story...
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Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

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video The Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball Properties and the City of Wilmington have reached a tentative ballpark agreement. The city says the cost of the ballpark will not exceed $31 million and would be paid for by a 2.5-cent property tax increase. View Memorandum of Understanding inside. Full story...
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Wilmington still can't reach deal on ballpark plan

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video The ballpark and baseball in Wilmington. It is certainly not a short story, and now with no final agreement, City Council cannot vote at its meeting Tuesday. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - August 13; Post 10 falls in championship game; Nixon reflects on Pesky death

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video The dream season for Wilmington Post 10 ended on Monday afternoon. Scott Sandlin's squad had hopes of being the first Post 10 team to go the American Legion World Series since 1970.... Johnny Pesky died on Monday. WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon was extremely close to the Boston Red Sox legend... Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 12

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videoRory McIlroy stole the show at the PGA Championship in South Carolina.... Chad Johnson has always been a headline event in the NFL, but he's avoided brushes with the law, until this weekend..... Team USA received a scare on the basketball court in London, but they're still coming home with gold. Full story...
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