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Steelers Mendenhall sues Champion over tweet dispute

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after his tweets about Osama bin Laden and Sept. 11 led the Champion sports apparel company to drop his endorsement deal. Full story...
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Jay Ross football camp is a hometown hit

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video Wilmington resident Jay Ross hopes to be able to put on a free football camp every year. It's easy to tell the Green Bay Packer gets as much out of the camp as the participants do. Full story...
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INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort

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A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets. Full story...
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Barth, Ross wait to rejoin teams after NFL lockout ends

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The end of the NFL lockout will eventually mean back to work for a couple of players from Wilmington. Full story...
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Panthers gather as NFL reopens for business

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About a dozen Carolina Panthers players have been spotted at Bank of America Stadium as the NFL reopened for business. Full story...
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NFL's Connor Barth visits school, talks Super Bowl

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Students at St. Mary's School in Wilmington had a special treat at a morning pep rally that featured a big league guest. Connor Barth, current Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker, St. Mary's alum, and former Hoggard and UNC standout, came home to speak to students as part of "Catholic School Week." Full story...
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Friends and family members remember 'The King'

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video Friends and family gathered Thursday night to remember a young man killed New Year's Day. New Hanover High student Queyshon King died when he hit a truck in Leland. Full story...
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Carolina Ale House helps peewee football players

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The Carolina Ale House is helping some local peewee football players. Full story...
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UNC kicks Austin off team; 2 declared ineligible

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North Carolina has kicked star defensive tackle Marvin Austin off the football team and says the NCAA declared receiver Greg Little and defensive end Robert Quinn permanently ineligible. Full story...
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Football player suffers heat exhaustion during scrimmage

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The Cape Fear was under a heat advisory, and today's extreme heat caused problems on the football field. Full story...
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High school football practice starts across state

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video Today marks the official start of high school football practice all across the state. Some schools got an early start by hitting the field Monday morning. Full story...
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TONIGHT @ 6: Barth getting his kicks in the NFL

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video NFL training camps are getting underway this week. The Carolina Panthers report tomorrow. One local kicker is headed to Florida for his third NFL season. Connor Barth and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will report to camp Friday. Full story...
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NFL player hopes to be hometown role model

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Jay Ross, a defensive tackle who signed a free agent contract with the champion New Orleans Saints in April, is hosting a football camp. This was the first day of the camp at the MLK Center downtown. Full story...
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New Hanover Wildcats fall short in 4-A eastern football title game

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videoNew Hanover's dream season is over. Harnett Central beat New Hanover 17-7 Saturday afternoon in the eastern 4-A state title game. Spread the word that the Coach's Corner is the place to be for extensive coverage of this state playoff contest. That's 11:30 Sunday morning. Full story...
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Tampa Bay signs former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth

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Former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth is back in the NFL. Full story...
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