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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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Post 10 pours it on at SE Regional

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Wilmington Post 10 is in the driver's seat. If they keep up their hot play on the field Post 10 will likely head to the American Legion World Series. Full story...
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WWAY'S Friday night sports - August 10

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The 16th Annual BB&T Jamboree is in in the books. Somehow the ten football squads avoided the foul weather that swarmed around Legion Stadium prior to the event... Wilmington Post 10 emerged a winner on Friday night on the baseball diamond. Post 10 now has two wins in a row in the SE Regional American Legion championship. Full story...
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Pro-baseball group hosts t-shirt fundraiser to benefit Pink Ribbon Project

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Port City Baseball, the grassroots group working to bring awareness to the benefits minor league baseball could bring to Wilmington, is selling t-shirts to promote their message and support the Pink Ribbon Project. Full story...
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