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WWAY's Monday night sports - July 9

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video On Monday night we talked with tennis legend Lenny Simpson. The recent inductee into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will be holding a free tennis clinic in Wilmington on Tuesday morning.... The playoffs are about to begin in American Legion Baseball. We have the matchups... It took a bit longer than expected, but New Hanover's Thomas Johnson knows where he'll be playing college basketball next season. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - July 8

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videoIt's only fitting that a team from the south faced a team from the Pacific Islands in the championship game of the 38th Annual Cape Fear Rugby Sevens Tournament in New Hanover County on Sunday. Both squads are used to playing in the heat..... The regular season is now over in American Legion Baseball. The playoffs begin on Wednesday. Full story...
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With baseball out of Olympics, Team USA prepares for Honkball

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Team USA is in town. The Wilmington Sharks will step out of Coastal Plain League play tonight to host the Collegiate National Team at Buck Hardee Field. Full story...
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Braves/Mandalay want $50K fine per day if stadium is late

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An initial lease proposed by the Atlanta Braves and operating partner Mandalay Baseball has some Wilmington City Council members laughing. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mandalay/Braves requesting 6 more months to negotiate

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According to the Wilmington City Council's agenda for Tuesday night, Mandalay and the Braves are requesting another six months to negotiate on building a stadium in the city. Full story...
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How billionaires like Warren Buffett profit from minor-league baseball ownership

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Why would some of the nation's wealthiest men be interested in owning such small professional sports teams? Simple: it's smart business. Full story...
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Charlotte OKs $8M for Knights baseball stadium

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The Charlotte Knights baseball team is a step closer to playing its games in a new stadium. The Charlotte City Council on Monday voted 7-4 in favor of giving the team $8 million toward the project. Full story...
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Charlotte Knights want $11 million from city for new stadium

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The Charlotte City Council will hear Tuesday the latest proposal for a city subsidy for a proposed new uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won't support baseball proposal

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In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago. Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we'll talk with the StarNews's Shannan Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium. Full story...
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Rally to support ballpark plan, raise money for Miracle Field

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Port City Baseball is hosting a rally at Hell's Kitchen to support a proposed ballpark in Wilmington. The event will also raise money to build a Miracle Field, which is a special baseball field that allows handicapped children and adults enjoy the national pastime. Full story...
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Ballpark meeting leaves many questions

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videoDespite it being election night, Wilmington City Hall was full for a public meeting about bringing baseball to the Port City. With questions swirling over stadium sites and funding, not all people are singing take me out to the ball game. Full story...
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UPDATE: City and consultants add ballpark meeting not on Election Night

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The City of Wilmington has scheduled a second public meeting on the proposed baseball stadium after WWAY raised questions about why the first meeting was slated for Election Night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to hold press conference on ballpark

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The Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties plan to make an announcement regarding plans for a baseball stadium in Wilmington. Full story...
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162 Games and counting, Super Yankee fan still going

Steve Melia is still at it. The man who went to all 162 Yankee games last year is extending his record to start the season to make his record more untouchable.

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Richmond, VA also contemplating building new baseball stadium

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Is the Richmond area willing and able to invest in a baseball venue that will cost about $50 million? The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the city have agreed that the best place for a new stadium is Richmond's fleet maintenance facility on the Boulevard, adjacent to The Diamond, but there is no firm plan. Financing remains the missing piece. Full story...
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