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Sports fans find new place to kick back

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videoThe drinks are cold. The food is hot. The game is on. Welcome to Kickback Jack's. Full story...
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Williams, UNCW beat James Madison 70-59 in CAA opener

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videoFreshman forward Cedrick Williams scored 22 points to lead UNC Wilmington past James Madison 70-59 Friday in a first-round game in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Full story...
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Jordan's 9-bedroom home with full basketball court for sale for $29M

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Michael Jordan's longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million. That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces. There's also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages. Full story...
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Hoop star gives away turkeys in hometown

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Cedric Simmons is playing for a pro team in Spain, but this weekend he and his family are making sure needy families have a good Thanksgiving. Full story...
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WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard signs contract with Italian pro team

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video Brett Blizzard is returning to the basketball court as a player after a year off from professional basketball. UNCW's all-time leading scorer signed a contract with a team in Italy on Sunday. Blizzard Athletics will remain open for player development under the direction of former pro Tre Whitted. Full story...
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Battle of the Weekend Warriors starts Friday

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WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard will be just one of several hundred basketball players on the court this weekend for the Battle of the Weekend Warriors. Click here for tournament information and the tourney bracket. Full story...
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Jay Ross all-stars play Wilmington PD Saturday in benefit basketball game

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A star studded list of celebrities will play basketball on Saturday at Brogden Hall in Wilmington. This includes a few NFL players and two WWAY co-hosts: Trot Nixon & Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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Michael Jordan risks fine to play golf

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Don't expect Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan to yell "fore!" if an errant tee shot heads Deron Williams' way... And MJ won't be hugging Jason Kidd after making a long putt. Full story...
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Chucky Brown comes home for hoops camp honoring father

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videoFormer NBA player Chucky Brown always had a reputation of being a traveling man in the league. Today Brown traveled home, returning to his roots to take part in a basketball camp at North Brunswick High School. Full story...
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Sea Dawgs draw huge crowd for home opener

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videoThe Sea Dawgs 5th season is officially underway and fans all over the Cape Fear area came out to support their salty mutts in their first home game. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jordan not expected for Laney Hall induction

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You can expect a big crowd at Friday's basketball game at Laney High School, but don't expect Michael Jordan to show in Wilmington Friday even though he'll be inducted into the Laney Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Michael Jordan buys luxury condo in Charlotte

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Wilmington native and Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is officially a Charlotte homeowner. Full story...
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Jordan finally to join NC Sports Hall of Fame

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A long overdue honor for one of Wilmington's favorite sons. Michael Jordan is finally being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Seahawks set for second home date

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The UNCW men's basketball team is in action at Trask Coliseum tonight. UNCW welcomes Morehead State in Buzz Peterson's second home game as coach. Full story...
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Duke's Singler, UNC's Barnes on AP preseason All-America team

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Duke's Kyle Singler is the leading vote-getter on The Associated Press preseason All-America team while North Carolina's Harrison Barnes is the first freshman selected since voting began 24 years ago. Full story...
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