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Panthers meet with QB Anderson, close to a deal

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Carolina coach Ron Rivera says the team met with former Arizona quarterback Derek Anderson on Monday and is putting the final touches on a deal for him to join the Panthers. Full story...
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Pats cut New Hanover, UNC alum Crumpler

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The NFL may be back to work, but a New Hanover High alum is looking for work.Alge Crumpler was one of a number of players the New England Patriots cut today. Full story...
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From Belville to Nashville... NC State's Owen Spencer is going to be a Tennessee Titan

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video Now that the NFL lockout is over teams are allowed to come to terms with undrafted free agents. Former North Brunswick Scorpion receiver Owen Spencer is included on this list. In fact he's headed to Nashville in order to be a Tennessee Titan. Full story...
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With NFL lockout over, local pros get back to work

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video Now that the lockout is over, millions of NFL fans are ready for some football, and players are getting ready to go back to work. Full story...
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Players vote to OK deal to end NFL lockout

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The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the 4½-month lockout. Full story...
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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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Wilmington's Jay Ross will get Super Bowl ring later this month

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Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Jay Ross will receive his Super Bowl ring later this month at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Due to the current NFL lockout the Packers had to receive special permission from the NFL to hold the ring ceremony. Full story...
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Bill regulating professional sports agents moves to NC House

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Reworked rules governing professional sports agents working in North Carolina are moving through the General Assembly, months after a scandal involving a longtime NFL agent and a University of North Carolina football player. Full story...
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Kyle Petty Charity Ride arrives in Wilmington

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Kyle Petty and other celebrities along with 175 motorcycles came to Wilmington as part of a charity ride. More than 175 bikes cruised for a cause in a ride that started May 7th in New York and wraps up May 13th in Florida. 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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Wilmington's Jay Ross signs 3 year contract with Green Bay

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video Jay Ross signed a new contract with Green Bay before coming back to the Port City. Jay Ross stopped by WWAY on Friday to share his Super Bowl experience with us. He doesn't have his ring yet, but the defensive end has been fitted for one. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover alum Jay Ross soaking in Super Bowl experience - UPDATE: Packers & Jay Ross win Super Bowl !!

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videoNew Hanover High grad Jay Ross is a defensive lineman on the Packers' practice squad. His family here in Wilmington is anxiously waiting for Super Sunday hoping Jay will be part of a Super Bowl-winning team. UPDATE: The Packers won and Jay will stop by WWAY when he returns to the Port City to tell Wilmington all about it. Full story...
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Super Steelers fan remains loyal long after move to Port City

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video Football games are almost as tough and emotional for fans as they are for the players. The biggest football game of the year is two days away, and Packers and Steelers fans across the nation are preparing. We met a Wilmington woman who is still loyal to her Steel City roots. 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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