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Wilmington NC Sports

Hammerheads tie Chicago; Sharks win

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For the second Saturday in a row the Wilmington Hammerheads came from behind to force a 2-2 outcome. The Chicago Fire reserve team leaves town with a 2-2 score against the Hammerheads. Elsewhere, the Wilmington Sharks beat Petersburg on Saturday. Full story...
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Fred Lynch Invitational tips off on Monday; three day event honors former Laney hoops coach

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videoThe Fred Lynch Invitational tips off on Monday at six different locations in New Hanover County. 50 high school basketball teams will be competing in the three day event. The Ashley boys basketball team won't be competing in the event as the Screaming Eagles are in the middle of a coaching change. Ashley will formally introduce their new boys basketball coach on Monday though. Plus more! Full story...
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Lawyer hired in UNC athletics probe gives briefing

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A former federal prosecutor hired to investigate academic irregularities involving athletes at North Carolina says he will follow the evidence wherever it leads. Full story...
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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 Their scholarships have been rescinded by the university in an apparent move to make room for new players.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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