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Naglestad's Four Goals Leading PC Men's Soccer Past Rhode Island Video included

The Providence College men's soccer team defeated in-state rival Rhode Island, 5-1, in its first home game of the season. Providence moves to a 2-0-0, while the Rams drop to 0-1-1.

Patriots Trade Quarterback Ryan Mallett To Houston, Release LB Chris White, Claim Two Off Waivers Video included

The New England Patriots made a series of roster moves today, including the trade of QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans in exchange for an undisclosed draft selection.

Buchholz Tosses Complete Game Shutout To Lead Red Sox Over Rays

Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday.

Syracuse Chiefs Clinch International League North Division Title With Win Over PawSox

Syracuse starter Mitch Lively struck out 11 batters in six strong innings and International League MVP Steven Souza, Jr. drove home three runs to help the Chiefs clinch the North Division crown with a 6-2 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox Saturday night in front of 6,870 fans at McCoy Stadium.

Patriots Cut Down Roster To 53 Players, Releasing 19 & Placing One On Injured Reserve

The New England Patriots announced that they have released 19 players today and placed one player on injury reserve.

Pedroia Injured In Red Sox Shutout Loss To Rays

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay with concussion-like symptoms.

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted By NFL Team, Cut By St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Revolution Blank Toronto FC, 3-0, In Debut Of Jermaine Jones

Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe and Teal Bunbury scored in the New England Revolution's 3-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.

PawSox Move Within 1 1/2 Games of by Beating First Place Syracuse Video included

 Pawtucket starter Brandon Workman pitched 6.2 strong innings and DH Ryan Lavarnway returned from the DL and slugged a two-run home run as the PawSox defeated the Syracuse Chiefs, 2-1, Friday night in front of 6,588 fans at McCoy Stadium in the opener of a two-game series to pull within 1.5 games of the division lead. 

PC Friars Release Non-Conference Schedule Highlighted by Trip to Kentucky

Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley announced the 2014-15 men's basketball team's non-conference schedule is highlighted by a game versus SEC foe Kentucky (November 30) and four games versus ACC opponents (Florida State, Notre Dame, Boston College and Miami). The Friars home schedule will feature games versus Rhode Island (December 10) and UMass (December 20).  

URI Mourns the Loss of Former Basketball Coach Jack Kraft

Former Rhode Island men's basketball coach Jack Kraft died at the age of 93 Thursday. The coaching legend – who won 361 games in 20 seasons with Villanova and Rhode Island – passed away in New Jersey.

Garoppolo Shows Some Poise as Pats Finish Preseason with Loss Against the Giants

 No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants orNew England Patriots had to endure it.  Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory on Thursday night.

Bryant Bulldogs Kick Off Season by Stunning Stony Brook

Sophomore Dalton Easton's (Miami, Fla.) 37-yard touchdown pass to junior Chad Ward (Delray Beach, Fla.) gave the Bryant University football team the lead in the third quarter, and the defense did the rest as the Bulldogs knocked off CAA-member Stony Brook on Thursday night at LaValle Stadium.


Legendary Mounties Coach Bill Belisle Talks About When He Will Call it a Career Video included

Legendary Mt. St. Charles Coach Bill Belisle has won 32-state hockey championships. As Coach Belisle gets ready for his 40th season behind the Mounties bench, he talks about when he plans to retire.

URI Hopes New Coach and Key Transfers Help Change Football Fortunes Video included

The URI Rams hope for a fresh start under first year coach Jim Fleming and some talented transfers. Rhody finished 3 and 9 last season, but ABC6 Sports reporter Nick Coit found optimism about the coming season.

Boston Bruins Extend Affiliation Agreement With Providence, Sweeney Named Providence GM, Pandolfo New Development Coach

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, August 27, that the club has agreed to a long-term affiliation agreement with the Providence Bruins.

Providence Bruins Announce 2014-2015 Regular Season Schedule

The Providence Bruins will open their 23rd season of action at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Friday, Oct. 10 against St. John's, according to the 76-game 2014-15 American Hockey League Schedule (AHL), which was announced today.

Atlantic 10 Release Men's Basketball 2014-2015 Schedule, Rams Open A-10 Play January 3rd At Saint Louis

The Atlantic 10 has released its 2014-15 conference schedule and Rhode Island will make eight national television appearances through the league's comprehensive media package.

Revs Introduce Team USA Star Jermaine Jones Video included

U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones is now a member of the New England Revolution. The midfielder was introduced at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. The Revolution and the Chicago Fire both wanted Jones, and New England won the rights to sign him through a blind draw on Sunday. Jones had a goal and an assist in four starts during the World Cup in Brazil. 

Jimmy Garoppolo To Start Patriots Preseason Finale, Team Officially Releases Three Veterans And A Rookie Video included

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will start the Patriots preseason finale against the Giants Thursday night in New York. Also on Monday, with NFL rosters needing to be down to 75 players by Tuesday at 4 P.M., the team officially releasing Tommy Kelly, Will Smith, James Anderson, and rookie tight end Justin Jones. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit checks in from Foxboro.

Report: Patriots To Cut DL Tommy Kelly, Will Smith, LB James Anderson Video included

A report by ESPN's Adam Schefter Sunday saying the New England Patriots will cut ties with veteran defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith, along with linebacker James Anderson. NFL teams must trim their rosters down to 75 players by Tuesday.

New England Revolution Sign US Men's National Player Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones, one of the U.S. National Team's stand-out performers at the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer, has joined the New England Revolution via a blind draw conducted by Major League Soccer. He will be added to the Revs' roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and will be one of the team's designated players.

Providence College Women's Soccer Team Falls To Colgate At Home Video included

The Providence College women's soccer team fell to Colgate, 1-0, on Aug. 24 at the Ray Treacy Track.  Providence drops to 0-1-1 on the season, while Colgate improves to 1-1-0.

Lamonte Thomas Organizes Games, "Back To School" Drive As Part Of Providence Basketball Classic Video included

Local basketball player Lamonte Thomas putting together a basketball tournament Saturday, called the "Providence Basketball Classic." With help from youth organizations, he was also able to make it into a "back to school" drive, making sure kids in the city were prepared to go back to school. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit has more.

Review Of The Patriots Preseason Victory Over The Carolina Panthers Video included

The Patriots with an impressive 30-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers Friday night. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit reviews the action.

Legendary Coach Bill Belisle Takes Pride in the Way His Son Dave Managed Cumberland in the LLWS Video included

Legendary Mt. St. Charles Hockey Coach Bill Belisle says he takes pride in the way his son Dave, Managed Cumberland American in the Little League World Series. The qualities that Bill instilled in his son were on display for the whole nation over the past week. I sat down with Bill to talk about his son's remarkable run.

Cumberland Head Coach Belisle Delivers Heartwarming Speech

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.com twitter: @mattblanchetteThe Cumberland Little League team may have lost to Chicago 8-7 on Monday, to end their run this season, but on Tuesday it's coach Dave Belisle's speech that has everyone talking.The coach gathered his group of 12-13 year old boys and told them all that they would be friends forever. And that they inspired the town, the state and the country. "I love you all. You are all my boys, my boys of summer," he said. Watch the entire speech...

Pats Offense Erupts in Preseason Win over the Eagles Video included

Ken Bellkbell@abc6.comAll three Patriots quarterbacks helped deliver a 42 to 35 preseason win over the Eagles at Gillette. ABC6 Sports reporter Nick Coit has a complete recap of the game.

Patrick Welch Makes it Back-to-Back RI Junior Championships Video included

14-year old Patrick Welch won his second straight RI Junior Amateur Championship on his home course. Welch defeated Will Hall 7 and 5 to claim the title at Metacomet Country Club.

"Grand Slam Parade" Kicks Off Little League World Series Experience For Cumberland American Video included

The Little League World Series kicking off Wednesday night with the annual "Grand Slam Parade" on W. 4th Street in Williamsport, PA. Cumberland American was one of the teams helping to start up the action. The boys representing New England will play Friday night at 8PM against Pearland, TX, the U.S. Southwest rep.

Patriots & Eagles Brave The Rain For Another Joint Practice Video included

The Patriots and Eagles braving the rain Wednesday for another joint practice at Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady speaking to the media after practice about the chemistry being developed with his receivers, including new wideout Brandon LaFell.

Ninth Inning Scoring Continues As PawSox Beat Braves Video included

Catcher Blake Swihart collected a game-winning hit in the ninth inning for the second time in the last four days, as his two-out RBI double snapped a 3-3 tie and propelled the PawSox past the Gwinnett Braves, 4-3, Wednesday night at Coolray Field.

Patriots Welcome Eagles For Joint Practice Tuesday, Cary Williams Backtracks On Comments About New England Video included

The New England Patriots welcoming the Philadelphia Eagles to town on Tuesday and hosting the visitors for the first of three joint practices this week. Ryan Mallett returning to the field, while Jerod Mayo did not participate for the Pats. Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, who recently called the Patriots "cheaters" and brought up Spygate, backtracked on those comments today.

Newport Gulls Win 2014 NECBL Championship Video included

After taking a 1-0 series lead over the Sanford Mainers with a victory at Cardines Field on Monday, the Newport Gulls were seeking to secure their sixth Fay Vincent Cup at Sanford on Tuesday. In front of 744 fans at Goodall Park, the Newport Gulls won their sixth NECBL Championship, defeating the Sanford Mainers, 8-5, while sweeping them in the Championship Series, 2-0.

Gwinnett Rallies In Eighth Inning To End PawSox Win Streak Video included

Gwinnett rallied for three two-out runs in the bottom of the eighth against Pawtucket starter Steven Wright after the PawSox had rallied to take the lead in the top of that inning and the Braves held on for a 4-3 win Tuesday night at Coolray Field to snap Pawtucket's five-game winning streak.

North Attleboro Pop Warner Football Program Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

350 football players, cheerleaders, coaches, and parents from the North Attleboro Pop Warner program accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday night. The program has challenged every youth organization in New England to do the same.

Dobson, Easley Return To Patriots Practice, Gronkowski Takes Another Step Forward Video included

Two players returning to Patriots practice Monday, and both are expected to be key contributors in 2014. WR Aaron Dobson coming back, after having foot surgery in the offseason. First round draft pick DL Dominique Easley was also back out on the field with the defense. Both were taken off the PUP list by the Pats. Also today, Rob Gronkowski participating in 7-on-7 drills for the first time in camp, which is another step forward in his ACL rehab.

PawSox Overcome Braves Rally For Fifth Straight Win Video included

Pawtucket won a game in the ninth inning for the third straight day, this time scoring six runs in the top of the ninth after Gwinnett had rallied from a 9-0 deficit to tie the game with an eight-run eighth and the PawSox defeated the Braves, 15-9, Monday night at Coolray Field to collect their fifth consecutive victory.

Newport Gulls Shut Out Sanford Mainers In Game One Of NECBL Championship Series Video included

After defeating the Plymouth Pilgrims to win the NECBL Southern Division Championship, the Newport Gulls were looking to take an early lead in the NECBL Championship Series against the Sanford Mainers on Monday.

Big Turnout For Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball Classic In Pawtucket Video included

There was a big turnout for the Jeffrey Osbourne Celebrity Softball Classic on Sunday night at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. Among the celebrities to appear in the game: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Smokey Robinson, Cedric The Entertainer, Chris Tucker, and more! Nick Coit was at the game and takes us there.

Patriots Return To Practice Sunday, Release Three Players, Sign Three Players Video included

The New England Patriots announced today a series of transactions. The Patriots signed veteran tight ends Ben Hartsock, Steve Maneri and rookie free agent TE Terrence Miller. In addition, the Patriots released three rookie free agents: RB Stephen Houston, TE Justin Jones and TE Asa Watson.

Lincoln 9/10-Year-Old Little League Team Falls In Eastern Regional, Still Proud To Be New England Champs Video included

The ride is over for the 9/10-year-old team from Lincoln. The squad representing Rhode Island falling, 16-4, to Upper Township, New Jersey in the Eastern Regional Final Saturday. The team is still the New England Champion and Coach Ken Labrie says the boys have a lot to be proud of.

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