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Local fans cheer on their team during game five of NBA Finals

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Basketball was the buzz word in the Cape Fear Thursday night. Groups of friends and fans were out at Courts and Sports in Wilmington watching the all-important game five of the NBA finals. Full story...
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How billionaires like Warren Buffett profit from minor-league baseball ownership

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Why would some of the nation's wealthiest men be interested in owning such small professional sports teams? Simple: it's smart business. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. golf course owner being sued by Bank of America

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The future of numerous developments and tracts of land in Brunswick County, including the four-course Ocean Ridge Plantation and Rivers Edge Golf Club, are in question because of a lawsuit filed by Bank of America against the properties’ owner. Full story...
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Azalea Festival boxing is a knockout

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Sports have always been a feature of the Azalea Festival - particularly boxing.video Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Who is the 'Wilmington Ballpark Coalition?'

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A closer look at the members of the WBC, what many have in common, and who's doing the organizing on their behalf. Full story...
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162 Games and counting, Super Yankee fan still going

Steve Melia is still at it. The man who went to all 162 Yankee games last year is extending his record to start the season to make his record more untouchable.

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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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"And the Winner is..." BEST SPORTS BAR

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video With football playoffs and basketball season in full swing, we want to know where do you like to go to watch the game? In this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we want to know where you watch your favorite team play when you're not enjoying the game at home. Who has the biggest screens, the best gametime food and the coldest drinks? Let us know the BEST SPORTS BAR in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are rolling in (4 pm Thurs.):
Chaser's Sports Bar & Grill, Oak Island - 50%
Kick Back Jack's, Wilmington - 28%
Buffalo Wild Wings, Wilmington - 12%
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Did Pop Herring really cut Michael Jordan? A 'Sports Illustrated' Special Report

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To an outsider watching Pop Herring's basketball tryout in November 1978, it would not have been obvious that the gym at Laney High held a player destined to become the greatest in the universe. He was still Mike Jordan then, not Michael Jordan, just another sophomore guard among 50 eager boys competing for 15 spots on the varsity and 15 more on the junior varsity. Full story...
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City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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