WWAY’s Thursday night sports – Sept. 27


    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Thursday was a fairly busy night for high school boys soccer around our region. Below we listed soccer scores:

    Laney 2
    Hoggard 1 OT

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    New Hanover 9
    New Bern 0

    Ashley 3
    Rose 0 OT

    East Columbus 3
    South Columbus 2


    BALTIMORE, MD (AP) – The regular NFL officials returned to work Thursday night, and the fans gave them a warm welcome back before bestowing their loudest cheers upon the Baltimore Ravens, who never trailed in a 23-16 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.

    Joe Flacco went 28 for 46 for 356 yards, threw one touchdown and ran for another. Cary Williams returned an interception 63 yards for a score near the end of the third quarter to give the Ravens (3-1) a 13-point lead.

    And still, the game wasn’t decided until a pass by Cleveland rookie Brandon Weeden sailed out of the end zone as time expired. The kept the Browns (0-4) the only winless team in the AFC.

    Unlike the controversial ending of the Green Bay-Seattle game on Monday night, which heightened negotiations to get the regular refs back, this game ended without an argument.

    Final Statistics

    Cleveland 0 7 3 6 — 16
    Baltimore 0 9 14 0 — 23

    Second Quarter
    BAL – TD, Joe Flacco, 18-yard pass to Torrey Smith (2PT Run failed), 12:57
    BAL – FG, Justin Tucker, 45 yards, 10:03
    CLE – TD, Trent Richardson, 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 2:32

    Third Quarter
    BAL – TD, Joe Flacco, 1-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 9:53
    CLE – FG, Phil Dawson, 51 yards, 6:52
    BAL – TD, Cary Williams, 63-yard interception return (Justin Tucker kick), 0:15

    Fourth Quarter
    CLE – FG, Phil Dawson, 50 yards, 12:11
    CLE – FG, Phil Dawson, 52 yards, 4:33

    First Downs 18 24
    Rushes-Yards 17-43 27-101
    Passing Yards 314 337
    Comp-Att-Int 25-52-1 28-46-1
    Return Yards 101 131
    Punts-Avg. 7-41.4 7-46.0
    Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
    Penalties-Yards 7-66 11-100


    RUSHING (Team: player, attempts-yards)
    CLE: Trent Richardson 14-47, Travis Benjamin 1-0, Greg Little 1-(minus 2), Chris Ogbonnaya 1-(minus 2).
    BAL: Ray Rice 18-49, Bernard Pierce 6-48, Joe Flacco 2-4, Torrey Smith 1-0.

    PASSING (Team: player, completions-attempts-interceptions-yards)
    CLE: Brandon Weeden 25-52-1-320.
    BAL: Joe Flacco 28-46-1-356.

    RECEIVING (Team: player, receptions-yards)
    CLE: Benjamin Watson 5-52, Greg Little 4-77, Jordan Norwood 4-56, Trent Richardson 4-57, Travis Benjamin 2-26, Joshua Cribbs 2-11, Chris Ogbonnaya 2-10, Jordan Cameron 1-15, Josh Gordon 1-16.
    BAL: Anquan Boldin 9-131, Ray Rice 8-47, Torrey Smith 6-97, Jacoby Jones 2-17, Vonta Leach 2-25, Tandon Doss 1-39.

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    MEDINAH, IL (AP) – Brandt Snedeker won’t have to wait long to get his first taste of the Ryder Cup. He will join Jim Furyk in the opening foursomes match Friday against Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world.

    European captain Jose Maria Olazabal sent two of his best teams to the top of the lineup. The second game features Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, who are 4-0 in Ryder Cup foursomes. They will face Ryder Cup rookie Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson, playing in a record ninth straight Ryder Cup for the United States.

    Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker are together as anchors against Ian Poulter and Justin Rose. Poulter is 8-3 in the Ryder Cup. Two of the losses involved Woods.

    (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)