WWAY’s Monday night sports – October 7

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) – North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says injured starting quarterback Brandon Mitchell has been cleared to “start moving around without a boot on.”

Doeren on Monday described his status as day-to-day and says it depends on how quickly he can progress.

The graduate transfer from Arkansas began the season as the starter but has been out since breaking a bone in his left foot Aug. 31 during the opener against Louisiana Tech.

Doeren previously said there was “hope” he could play this week against Syracuse. The first-year coach says Mitchell dropped back and threw in cleats Sunday “and looked real good doing it.”

Doeren says that “as soon as the doctors say he’s safe to play and it looks like he’s got the rust off, we’ll get him out there.”

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is upset with the officiating in Carolina’s 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, calling a member of Sunday’s crew “garbage.”

The 34-year-old Smith on Monday said umpire Dan Ferrell is “the sorriest referee I’ve ever met.” Smith added that Ferrell “received a check that day and I hope he feels good, because he was terrible.”

Smith acknowledged his comments would likely draw a fine from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but says he doesn’t care.

Smith says, “To be honest, I make enough money where if Roger were to fine me, he can.”

He is upset over several calls, including one where he felt an Arizona defensive back grabbed his jersey and another where he was flagged for offensive pass interference.

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GREENVILLE, NC (UNCW) — The UNCW women’s golf team posted a team total 630 and is in 13th place after 36 holes in the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Monday at the Greenville Country Club.

Playing in intermittent rain showers throughout both rounds, the Seahawks (312-318) are one shot ahead of fellow Colonial Athletic Association member William & Mary (312-319=631) and just five shots back of 12th-place Boston College (319-306=625).

“Despite our score, I felt we played well at times today,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “We continually put ourselves in position to score, we just didn’t execute when we had our opportunities. I think we are putting too much pressure on ourselves at key moments and because of that, we end up making mistakes that are costing us.”

Senior Lori Beth Adams (76-77=153) paced the Seahawks on Monday and will enter the final round part of a four-way tie for 30th. Junior Mallory Warrick (77-80=157) is four shots back of Adams in a tie for 47th while senior Laverry Kumar (80-81=161/T-61st), sophomore Elizabeth Hall (79-84=163/T-65th) and senior Megan Burnham (85-80=165/T-77th) completed UNCW’s entry. Senior Jeanne Metivier (84-79=163/T-65th) is competing in the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate as an individual entry. “The effort is there, we’re just not executing at the level we need to in order to be successful,” said Ho. “We need to focus on putting together good rounds and start believing that we can play at high level.”

East Tennessee State (288-308=596) holds a one-shot lead over host East Carolina (295-302=597) heading into Tuesday’s final round. Middle Tennessee State (309-289=598) is in third while Old Dominion (299-300=599) sits in fourth.Middle Tennessee State’s Avery George (75-67=142) holds the individual lead by one shot over Chattanooga’s Jordan Britt (72-71=143). First-round leader Vivienne Chin (67-77=144) of East Tennessee State is in third while Georgia State’s Maria Palacios (76-69=145) and Maryland’s Juliet Vongphoumy (73-72=145) are tied for fourth.

The final round action of the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate is scheduled for a shotgun start Tuesday at 8:25 a.m.


RALEIGH, NC (UNCW) — On the strength of seven birdies and an eagle, UNCW freshman Trey Guy carded a five-under-par 67 in the second round to move into a tie for eighth on Monday at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.

The Seahawks, led by Guy, enter Tuesday’s final round in sixth place, five strokes behind fifth-place Temple. UNCG and East Tennessee hold the top two spots in the standings with East Carolina and host NC State in third and fourth, respectively.

UNCG’s Carter Jenkins holds the medalist lead following an incredible two rounds of golf. Jenkins fired a seven-under-65 in the first round and then bettered that by two strokes with a nine-under-63 in the second round.

Guy, who was making his collegiate debut, finished the back nine four-under, including an eagle on hole number 10.

The third and final round tees off on Tuesday, beginning at 8 a.m.


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Due to inclement weather expected in the Wilmington area on Tuesday, the UNCW baseball game against the Czech Republic National Team has been postponed until Monday, October 14.
First pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m. and admission for the game will be free.
The Seahawks begin their annual Blue-Teal World Series on Oct. 18. A complete schedule for the series may be found on UNCWsports.com.



Final Oakland 6 Detroit 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Boston 4


Final St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 1

Final. Los Angeles 4. Atlanta 3


ATLANTA (AP) – Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the New York Jets handed struggling Atlanta its third straight loss, beating the Falcons 30-28 on Monday night.

The Falcons rallied from a 27-14 deficit in the fourth quarter, going ahead on Matt Ryan’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Levine Toilolo with 1:54 remaining.

But rookie Geno Smith, who threw three touchdown passes, guided the Jets (3-2) on the winning drive. He completed four straight passes and ran for an 8-yard gain before the Jets ran the clock down and sent Folk on for the last play.

Jacquizz Rodgers scored on a pair of touchdown runs, and Ryan also threw a scoring pass to Jason Snelling.

But the Falcons (1-4) are now mired in their longest losing streak since 2007.

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