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Former Hoggard pitcher picks up win for Sharks; Hornets unveil new uniforms

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videoHoggard graduate Joe O'Donnell picked up his second win of the season on the mound on Thursday for the Wilmington Sharks. In front of one of the largest crowds of the season the Sharks beat Morehead City. Michael Jordan won't be suiting up for the Charlotte Hornets, but his team will at least look sharp. The Hornets unveiled their new uniforms on Thursday. In Pinehurst a 6th grader won over the crowd with an impressive round at the U.S. Open and a few licks of ice cream during her media conference. Full story...
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Luke Hager and Nate Anderson won't be wearing teal anymore for UNCW Seahawks & more

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videoThe Kevin Keatts era at UNCW will begin this fall without Luke Hager and Nate Anderson. Their scholarships have been rescinded by the university in an apparent move to make room for new players. Former Laney Buccaneer Tamera Young helped Chicago snap a losing skid for Chicago in the WNBA. In baseball the Wilmington Sharks did not end their skid on Wednesday. Full story...
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Hammerheads fall to MLS partner Toronto FC in exhibition soccer match

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads FC hosted their Major League Soccer affiliate Toronto FC in a friendly match on Wednesday night at Legion Stadium. Former New Hanover Wildcat soccer standout Ross Tomaselli made his Hammerheads debut in Toronto's 2-1 victory. Full story...
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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

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videoThe US Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Roy Williams in Wilmington; says latest 'junk' not a distraction

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videoUniversity of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams says he is focused on his team and not the latest allegations of academic impropriety by a former player. Williams was in Wilmington today for a luncheon with the local chapter of the Rams Club Educational Foundation. Full story...
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Sharky celebrates birthday with bed giveaway; Sharks edge Marlins

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videoSharky was awfully busy on his birthday. The mascot of the Wilmington Sharks ended his day with a home victory over the Morehead City Marlins. In Pinehurst the lead is six shots by Martin Kaymer after two rounds over his nearest competitor at the US Open. Full story...
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Michael Jordan joins billionaires club

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Everyone knows Michael Jordan is rich, but now it looks like the Wilmington native is truly in rare air. Forbes.com reports the basketball legend is now a billionaire. Full story...
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U.S. Open Golf at Pinehurst #2; abundance of local angles include Jordan Spieth's grandpa

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videoDay one is in the books for the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Tournament. We made the trip to Pinehurst in order to talk with the biggest names in golf. We also found more than our fair share of local angles at this prestigious event. Plus more! Full story...
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Beach wrestling to return to Carolina Beach; Updates on Tamera Young and Jonathan Cooper

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videoCarolina Beach hosted the national championship for beach wrestling in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday we found out the event will be returning to Carolina Beach for the next two years. Former Hoggard Viking Jonathan Cooper is back on the field for Arizona. We have an update on Cooper along with former Laney Buccaneer basketball standout Tamera Young. Full story...
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Spurs blister Heat in game 3

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The San Antonio Spurs got off to a great start on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat. The Spurs ending up cruising to a convincing win over Miami in game 3 of the NBA Finals. WWAY TV will be airing every game of the San Antonio-Miami series. Full story...
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8 players with local ties picked in MLB Draft & tribute to Topsail & Whiteville state champs

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videoEight players with local ties were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft over the weekend. We have a detailed report on those selections. Plus, we pay tribute to the baseball state champions from Topsail and Whiteville with a music video. The Wilmington Sharks won on Monday with another impressive performance from Steven Linkous. Full story...
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Whiteville wins 1-A baseball state championship; Whiteville falls short in softball state title game

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video The Whiteville baseball squad certainly made it exciting on Saturday. The Wolfpack squad had to score at least one run in the 7th inning to keep their season alive. As it turns out they scored two. Whiteville in a come from behind win captured the 1-A state baseball title on Saturday. The Whiteville softball team finished as the 1-A runner-up. Full story...
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Topsail wins 3-A baseball state championship

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videoTopsail High held off a late rally from Piedmont High to capture the 3-A baseball state championship on Saturday. Topsail pitcher Trent Hansley was named the MVP of the championship series. Full story...
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Roy Williams denies involvement with academic wrongdoing alleged by Rashad McCants

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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is denying allegations of academic wrongdoing by former player Rashad McCants connected to the school's long-running academic scandal. Full story...
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Hammerheads & Energy play to 2-2 draw

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Oklahoma City Energy FC ended in a 2-2 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. This is the only scheduled meeting between the two teams during the USL PRO season. Three of Oklahoma City's players actually played for Wilmington last season: Gareth Evans, Kyle Greig and Steven Perry. Full story...
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