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Big Papi Hits 4th Homer in Three Games, But Jays Rally to Beat Boston

Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Bautista hit an RBI double in the first inning and added a leadoff homer in the seventh, his first since July 2. 

Yankees Beat Rangers in Rain Shortened Game

Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances. 

Middlebrooks Homers Before Rain Suspends PawSox Play at Lehigh Valley

Wednesday night’s International League game between Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley was suspended by rain and lightning in the bottom of the fourth inning with the PawSox leading the Iron Pigs, 3-2. 

AS Roma Beats Liverpool in the 90th Minute of the Friendly at Fenway

Marco Borrilleo scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner kick from in front. 

Pats Re-sign WE Orton, Release McDonald

The New England Patriots announced today the re-signing of first-year WR Greg Orton. Terms of the contract were not announced. In addition, the Patriots released rookie WR Tyler McDonald. 

Pats Announce Gronk Cleared to Play at Training Camp

Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play at the New England Patriots training camp. Coach Bill Belichick says the star tight end has been cleared after offseason knee surgery. The Patriots hold their first public practice of camp on Thursday. Belichick also says the health of the team is the most important thing for every player. Gronkowski missed the last three regular-season games and both playoff games after su...

Red Sox Strand Nine Runners in Loss at Toronto

 J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro both connected in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays rebounded from Monday's 14-1 defeat to snap Boston's winning streak at five games. 

PawSox Sweep Two Game Series Over Syracuse for 7th Straight Win

Pawtucket staked starter Matt Barnes to a big lead by scoring six runs in the first two innings and Barnes responded with 6.1 strong innings as the PawSox earned their seventh-consecutive victory, an 9-3 win over the Syracuse Chiefs Tuesday night at NBT Bank Stadium that completed a sweep in the two-game series. 

Former URI Star Billy Baron to Play Pro Ball in Lithuania

Former URI star and Canisius All-American Billy Baron tweeted on Monday that he will be playing pro basketball in the Euroleague next season. Baron played for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League. 

Elmwood Senior League Girls Headed for Third Straight East Regional in Worcester Video included

For a third straight year, the Elmwood Senior League girls will represent Rhode Island at the East Regional in Worcester. The 13 to 16 year old girls have been raising money for the trip which begins on Friday. Games start on Sunday in Worcester.

PawSox Win Their 6th in a Row on 9th Inning Homer at Syracuse Video included

Corey Brown’s solo home run leading off the top of the ninth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and propelled the Pawtucket Red Sox to their sixth-consecutive victory, a 4-3 win over the Syracuse Chiefs Monday night at NBT Bank Stadium in the opener of a two-game series. 

Coventry Beats Portsmouth in State Little League Elimination Game Video included

Coventry American used the long ball to beat Portsmouth in the State Little League elimination game in Bristol. Coventry blasted 7-home runs to beat Portsmouth 12 to 0 in a game halted in the 4th because of the 10-run rule.

PawSox Sweep Four Game Series Against the Bisons Video included

Travis Shaw blasted a three-run home run in the sixth inning to provide Pawtucket all of its runs while starter Anthony Ranaudo tossed 6.2 solid innings to win his 11th game as the PawSox completed a four-game sweep of the Buffalo Bisons with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon in front of 7,204 fans at McCoy Stadium. 

Yankees Sweep Red With Walk Off Pop Up

 Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann's pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday.

Will Middlebrooks Homers as PawSox Beat the Bisons at McCoy Video included

Pawtucket starter Brandon Workman combined with three relievers on a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts while Will Middlebrooks continued his MLB rehab assignment with a home run as the PawSox dropped the Buffalo Bisons, 3-1, Saturday night in front of 10,289 fans at McCoy Stadium to win their fourth straight game. 

Cumberland American Beats Coventry in Extra Inning Walk Off at State Little League Tournament Video included

Ken Bellkbell@abc6.comThe Rhode Island State Little League Tournament began with a bang in Bristol. Cumberland American beat Coventry American in an extra inning walk off win in a game that featured six home runs.Jayden Struble hit walk off single to lift Cumberland to a 5 to 4 win.

URI Grad John Kelly Wins Mass Amateur Title Video included

URI graduate John Kelly won the 106th Mass Amateur Title in Salem, MA.The 2011 grad beat Walpole's Doug Clapp, 3 and 2 to claim the title.

PawSox Rally to Beat Bisons, Victorino and Middlebooks Looking for Boston Return Video included

Late home runs by Alex Hassan and Dan Butler tied the score then gave Pawtucket the lead while starter Steven Wright tossed eight strong inning for a third straight outing as the PawSox came from behind to top the Buffalo Bisons, 4-3, Friday night in front of 5,424 fans at McCoy Stadium in the second of a four-game series. 

East Greenwich Native Jill Craybas Talks About Retiring from Women's Tennis Video included

East Greenwich native Jill Craybas joined three Tennis Hall of Famers on Sunday for an exhibition on center court. Craybas played with Monica Seles, Tracy Austin, and Gigi Fernandez in a special match before the men's final.

Lleyton Hewitt Beats Ivo Karlovic To Win Tennis Hall Of Fame Championship Final Video included

Australian Lleyton Hewitt won in his third time in the final match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, beating second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) on Sunday.

Marrero Leads Explosive PawSox Offense To Series Split With Mud Hens Video included

The Pawtucket offense collected its most hits in a game in over 15 years highlighted by a four-hit, six-RBI night from shortstop Deven Marrero as the PawSox drubbed the Toledo Mud Hens, 13-6, Sunday night at Fifth Third Field to head into the All-Star break with a split in the four-game series.

Yankees Beat Indians on Ellsbury's Two Run Homer in the 14th

Ellsbury's homer in 14th gives Yankees 5-4 win CLEVELAND (AP) _ Jacoby Ellsbury's two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Ellsbury hit his sixth home run of the season on an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (0-1). Chase Whitley (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings. David Robertson recorded his 22nd save, retiring All-Star Michael Brantley on a long fly ball to left with a runner on second to end the game. Before t...

Bobby Leopold Wins His Second RI Amateur Championship Video included

Bobby Leopold of Wannamoisett Country Club claimed his second Rhode Island Amateur Championships by defeating Metacomet's Andrew Fiorenzano, 4 and 2. Leopold won his first title in 2009, and now adds a second with a fine week of play at Montaup in Portsmouth.

Ocean State Waves Roll Over Newport Gulls in NECBL Play at Cardines Field Video included

 Entering Friday’s game on a three-game losing streak, as well as three days off, the Newport Gulls were looking to snap the slide against their in-state rivals, the Ocean State Waves. However, ineffectiveness in clutch situations plagued the Gulls, as they dropped their fourth straight game to the Waves in front of 2,579 at Cardines Field.

Report: Bryce Cotton Agrees To Two-Year Deal With San Antonio Spurs Video included

Former Providence guard has reportedly agreed to a new two–year deal with the San Antonio Spurs. was first to report the news about Cotton.

CVS Caremark & Boston Red Sox Honor Veterans With Baseball Camp Experience At Fenway Video included

To honor our nation’s heroes and recognize them for their service to our country, CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox today teamed up to provide veterans of all abilities from across New England with a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a batting practice and baseball skills camp at America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park.

Bulls Avoid Sweep By Snapping PawSox Win Streak Video included

The Durham Bulls scored four runs in the top of the first inning against Pawtucket starter Rubby De La Rosa and held on despite two home runs from Corey Brown to snap the PawSox’ six-game winning streak, 5-3, Tuesday night in front of 8,254 fans at McCoy Stadium to salvage a win in the four-game series. 

Boston Celtics Introduce Draft Picks Marcus Smart & James Young Video included

The Boston Celtics introducing 2014 draft picks Marcus Smart and James Young to the media today in Waltham, Mass. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit had a chance to talk one-on-one with Smart.

PawSox Recover From Rough First Inning To Beat Durham Video included

Pawtucket starter Steven Wright bounced back after a rough first inning to toss seven strong frames and the PawSox scored the game’s final six runs en route to a fourth-consecutive win, a 6-4 victory over the Durham Bulls Saturday night in front of 7,960 fans at McCoy Stadium in the opener of a four-game series. 

West Tops East In High School Football All-Star Game Video included

The West beating the East at Cranston Stadium Saturday in the Rhode Island High School Football All-Star Game, 27-17.

Webster's Effort, Tides Errors Lead To PawSox Win Video included

Pawtucket starter Allen Webster tossed 7 2/3 dominating innings and combined with two relievers to retire the final 17 Norfolk batters as the PawSox bested the Norfolk Tides, 4-2, Friday night in front of 5,287 fans at McCoy Stadium to finish off a series victory in the four-game set.

Kadeem Batts Joining Orlando Magic Summer League Team, Bryce Cotton Drawing Heavy Interest Video included

Former Providence forward Kadeem Batts confirming to ABC6 this afternoon he's joining the Orlando Magic summer league team.

Former Providence guard Bryce Cotton also going undrafted Thursday, but a source says he had been considered in the second round by four or five teams. Instead, Cotton is now drawing heavy free agent interest, and a source says he's expected to join an NBA team soon.

Report: Billy Baron To Join Chicago Bulls Summer League Team

A report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports Friday saying former Hendricken Hawks and Canisius College guard Billy Baron will join the Chicago Bulls summer league team and play in Las Vegas this summer. Baron going undrafted last night after two rounds of the NBA Draft, but reportedly drew heavy free agent interest. The East Greenwich native was fourth in the nation in scoring this past college season, averaging 24.1 points per game.

Lowell Spinners Retire Ryan Westmoreland's No. 25 Video included

The Lowell Spinners, Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, honoring Portsmouth's Ryan Westmoreland on Wednesday night by retiring his number 25.

New England Revolution Wins US Open Cup Game At Brown University Video included

Saer Sene and Kelyn Rowe scored first-half goals to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win over the Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) tonight at Brown University’s Stevenson Field in the teams’ fifth-round match in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

PawSox Explode For 16 Runs In Win Over Tides Video included

Pawtucket exploded for its biggest offensive outburst in a calendar year with 16 runs and 15 hits and the PawSox blasted the Norfolk Tides, 16-5, Wednesday night in front of 5,157 fans at McCoy Stadium in the second of a four-game series.

Kadeem Batts Working Toward Making NBA Dream A Reality Video included

The NBA Draft is Thursday night, and the next few days will determine the basketball future of Providence's Kadeem Batts. The four-year Friar has worked out for Charlotte, Chicago, Orlando, and Boston, and stopped by the ABC6 Studios to chat about his experiences.

Stricker & Van Pelt Repeat As CVS Caremark Charity Classic Champions Video included

PGA TOUR stars Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt became the first team in tournament history to successfully defend their CVS Caremark Charity Classic title. Stricker and Van Pelt earned the back-to-back wins in a close battle that left them sitting one stroke ahead of second place finishers, Peter Jacobsen and current FedExCup standings leader Jimmy Walker.

Defending Champions Van Pelt/Stricker Tied For Lead After Day One Of CVS Caremark Charity Classic Video included

After Day 1 of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Barrington, defending champions Bo Van Pelt and Steve Stricker are tied for the lead at -9. FedEx Cup points leader Jimmy Walker and Peter Jacobsen are also at -9 after 18 holes.

Rhode Island Special Olympians Return from USA Games with Plenty of Medals Video included

Rhode Island's 61 athletes made a triumphant return following the week long Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. The local athletes came home with 13 gold medals, 12 silver, and 5 bronze.

Hendricken Beats LaSalle for Threepeat, East Providence Sweeps North Smithfield for First State Baseball Title Video included

The Hendricken Hawks shutout LaSalle, 6-0 to sweep their best of three state Division I title series at McCoy Stadium. The win gives the Hawks a threepeat. John Toppa was the MVP.

Tom Brady Speaks About Garoppolo, His Receivers, And His Critics On Day Two Of Patriots Mini-Camp Video included

The Patriots continuing this week's mini-camp on Wednesday. Quarterback Tom Brady speaking to the media, and among the topics covered: Jimmy Garoppolo, the Pats receivers, and TB12's critics. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit was at practice today.

East Providence Wins Division II State Baseball Championship Video included

The East Providence baseball team beating North Smithfield, 3-1, on Wednesday to win the Division II State Championship. Townie Senior Jasiah Hatch was named MVP of the series.

Hendricken Beats LaSalle in Walk Off Win to Open State Division I Championship Series Video included

Hendricken and LaSalle played an extra innings thriller in game one of the best of three State Division I Championships Series at McCoy.

East Providence Knocks Off North Smithfield In Game 1 Of Division II Title Series Video included

The East Providence baseball team defeating North Smithfield, 5-2, in Game 1 of the Division II baseball state championship series. The Townies and Northmen play Game 2 tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.

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