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Hendricken's Xavier Truss Discusses Decision To Commit To Georgia Video included

Hendricken rising senior Xavier Truss discussed his decision Tuesday night to commit to play college football at Georgia. The offensive lineman, along with Hawks coach Keith Croft, also talked about the significance of his commitment on Rhode Island high school football.

Escobar Drives Twins Past Red Sox In Series Opener

Eduardo Escobar hit two go-ahead doubles, a two-run delivery off Chris Sale in the sixth inning and one that sparked a four-run eighth for the Minnesota Twins in a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

PawSox Split Tuesday Doubleheader With Bisons

After being blanked in the first game of a doubleheader, the Pawtucket Red Sox returned the favor in the nightcap with the Buffalo Bisons and split the twin bill on a beautiful Tuesday night at McCoy Stadium.

Greater New Bedford Softball Defeats North Reading, Advances To MIAA D2 State Championship Game Video included

Greater New Bedford Voc Tech softball defeating North Reading Tuesday, 6-4. With the victory, the Bears advance to play in the MIAA Division 2 State Championship game against Leicester Saturday at 3:30 at Worcester State.

Boston Celtics & New Balance Open Auerbach Center Video included

The 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics together with New Balance Athletics and NB Development opened the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters today as the team’s official practice facility.

Red Sox Legend Dwight Evans Visits McCoy Stadium Video included

Red Sox Hall of Famer Dwight Evans visiting McCoy Stadium Monday night for "Some Enchanted Evening." Evans visiting with fans during the event, held a Q&A session and was in Pawtucket to help support the PawSox Foundation & PawSox Scholars Program.

ABC6 Sports Play of the Week Nominees (June 11-17) Video included

Here are the nominees for ABC6 Sports Play of the Week! These are some of the top plays captured by our cameras from the past seven days. Vote for your favorite through Friday at 4:00 p.m. and the winner will be announced on ABC6 News at 5:30 Friday night.

Koepka Overcomes Record Day from Fleetwood to Win Second Straight US Open

One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par midway through the second round. He didn't lose his mind in the most punishing third round of a U.S. Open in nearly two decades. And with a cool head and a hot putter, he didn't give anyone a chance down the stretch Sunday at Shinnecock Hill...

Three Homers Help Red Sox Get Split of Seattle Series

Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered and the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Sunday. Devers' 11th homer of the season capped a five-run, two-out rally in the third against Seattle starter Mike Leake (7-4). Andrew Benintendi and Bogaerts began Boston's rally with a pair of singles. J.D. Martinez drew a nine pitch walk to load the bases before Mitch Moreland drove in two with a single to centerfield, and Devers followed with a blast off ...

Second Inning Dooms Yankees on Old Timers' Day

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash has had to defend his strategy using relievers as starters time and time again. At least this time, the defense came after the formula led his team to a victory. Wilmer Font held the high-scoring Yankees in check and the Rays stopped New York 3-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. “We’re doing everything we can (and) what we think is right to win games,” Cash said. “When we win, yeah, we like it. When we lose, it’s gru...

Seventh Inning Propels Pigs to Win over PawSox

The Pawtucket Red Sox stampeded back in the ninth inning and nearly overtook Lehigh Valley, but the IronPigs hung on and squeaked by the PawSox, 3-2, on a muggy Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Park.   The IronPigs (40-29) scored three runs in the seventh inning to climb ahead 3-1, but Pawtucket (32-35) stormed back in the ninth. After narrowly mashing a ball foul that could've been a go-ahead three-run homer, PawSox catcher Dan Butler smoked an RBI single to center to pul...

Hendricken's Truss Verbally Commits to Georgia

Bishop Hendricken rising senior Xavier Truss announced on Twitter that he's "110%" commited to the University of Georgia.  The four-star recruit is arguably the best recruit to ever come out of the state of Rhode Island. The offensive lineman had offers from essentially every top college football program in the country. Georgia most recently lost the National Championship Game to Alabama.

Mount Saint Charles Wins First D1 Boys' Volleyball Title Video included

Mount Saint Charles defeated Bishop Hendricken 4-1 in the Division I Boys' Volleyball Championship Match Saturday. At one point, the Mounties seemed destined to secure a straight sets victory, but the Hawks rallied to take the third set.  The victory was Mount's first boys' volleyball championship.

Big Fourth Inning Dooms PawSox at Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley rode a five-run fourth inning and defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 8-1, on Saturday night at Coca-Cola Park. The IronPigs (39-29), who have found early offense in each of the first three games of the four-game series, grabbed a run in the third inning and then exploded for five runs in the fourth. Pawtucket (32-34), which three-hit Lehigh Valley in a 2-1 win Friday, was limited to just an eighth-inning run and seven hits. PawSox third baseman Iván De Jes&uacu...

LeBlanc Shuts Down Red Sox

Wade LeBlanc pitched into the eighth inning and Nelson Cruz had an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night.         LeBlanc gave up just two hits and struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings. After a single by Mookie Betts on the opening at-bat of the game, LeBlanc (3-0) retried the next 22 batters until Eduardo Nunez singled with two outs in the eighth.         Alex Colome got pinch-hitter Mitch Morelan...

Mickelson's Penalty Highlights Wild Saturday at US Open

The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon.         Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each posting a 4-under 66 about the time Johnson was just starting out on greens that became so slick that Phil Mickelson swatted a ball that was still moving on the 13th green and no one in the final ...

East Greenwich Caps Undefeated Season with Division II Volleyball Title Video included

East Greenwich beat Cranston East in straight sets to win the Division II boys' volleyball championship. The win caps an undefeated season for the Avengers. 

North Attleboro Slugs Way to Division II Sectional Championship Video included

North Attleboro got out to a commanding lead, and rode it to a 17-2 win over Oliver Ames for the MIAA Division II South Sectional Title. Nate Pearce hit five RBI to help the Red Rocketeers to the victory. 

Greater New Bedford Wins Division II South Sectional Title in Extra Innings Video included

Greater New Bedford beat Middleboro 6-4 in the Division II South Sectional softball championship Saturday. The game went to extras tied at four, as the Sachems rallied to tie the game in the seventh inning.  

Castillo Home Run Helps PawSox Edge IronPigs Friday

Pawtucket Red Sox spot starter Josh D. Smith fired a career-long six innings and steered the PawSox to a tidy 2-1 victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Friday night at Coca-Cola Park.

Patriots Reportedly Agree To Contract Extensions With FB James Develin & LS Joe Cardona Video included

Jeff Howe of The Athletic was first to report Thursday the news of a two-year contract extension for Patriots fullback James Develin. On Thursday night, the Boston Globe's Jim McBride reporting it was close and ESPN's Mike Reiss reporting it was done: long snapper Joe Cardona has also agreed to a contract extension with New England.

IronPigs Jump On PawSox Early In 8-1 Pawtucket Loss Video included

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs stormed out of the gates with seven runs in the first two innings and toppled the Pawtucket Red Sox, 8-1, on Thursday night in the series opener at Coca-Cola Park.

South Kingstown Wins First Baseball Title Since 2002 Video included

After losing in the state championship series each of the past two seasons, South Kingstown swept Coventry with a 3-0 game two victory, bringing the Rebels their first baseball title since 2002, overcoming their championship demons.  Senior Bo Brutti tossed a three-hit shutout of the Oakers.  The Rebels won game one of the best-of-three series 11-4. 

Prout Sweeps Defending Champion Barrington to win First Softball Title Video included

Four fourth inning runs and another gem in the circle from junior pitcher Vanessa Oatley secured Prout's first ever volleyball championship. The Crusaders beat defending Division II champion Barrington 5-1 in a winner-take-all championship game Wednesday at Rhode Island College. Prout came out of the losers' bracket, and forced the decisive second game by way of a no hitter from Oakley on Monday.  

Sale Helps Sox Sweep O's

Chris Sale took a two-hitter into the seventh inning before being ejected, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the skidding Baltimore Orioles with a 5-1 victory Wednesday.         After issuing two walks to open the seventh in a 5-0 game, Sale (6-4) was lifted by manager Alex Cora. As he was making his way to the dugout, the left-hander yelled at home plate umpire Brian Knight and was promptly ejected.         It was...

Beeks Returns to PawSox, Helps Team Sweep Syracuse Video included

In his first outing since making his MLB debut, Pawtucket Red Sox starter Jalen Beeks dealt seven crisp innings and piloted the PawSox to a 5-1 win and a three-game sweep against the Syracuse Chiefs on Wednesday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The PawSox (31-32) used a four-run fourth inning to bury the Chiefs (28-35), bolt up the sweep and win for the 12th time in their last 17 tries. Just like the Red Sox, the PawSox started their road trip with a three-game sweep capped by a 5-1 win....

Mount St. Charles Punches Ticket to Division I Championship Video included

Mount Saint Charles beat East Providence 3-2 in the Division I semifinal Wednesday. With the win, the Mounties advance to face Bishop Hendricken in the state championship. The match is set for Saturday at 6pm at Johnson & Wales. 

ABC6 Sports Play of the Week Nominees (June 4-10) Video included

Here are the nominees for ABC6 Sports Play of the Week! These are some of the top plays captured by our cameras from the past seven days. Vote for your favorite through Friday at 4:00 p.m. and the winner will be announced on ABC6 News at 5:30 Friday night.

Chariho Wins First State Baseball Championship Since 1966 Video included

The Chariho baseball team swept two-time defending champion Ponaganset in two games, winning game two 4-2 Tuesday.  After the Chieftains tied the game at two by stealing home, initially being called out, Ponaganset challenged and won, as Chariho starting pitcher Sean Sposato was called for a balk.  Sposato bounced back, hitting a go-ahead sac fly in the sixth. One of two that put the Chargers ahead, 4-2. The junior got out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth with two strike...

Cranston East Beats Toll Gate In Division II Boys Volleyball Semifinals Video included

The Cranston East boys volleyball team beating Toll Gate Tuesday night, 3-1, in the Division II semifinals. The Thunderbolts advance to play unbeaten East Greenwich in the D-II title match Saturday at Johnson & Wales University.

PC Men's Basketball Announces 2018-2019 Nonconference Schedule

Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley announced the 2018-19 men's basketball team's nonconference schedule on June 12.  The non-conference schedule is highlighted by games versus Wichita State, South Carolina, Texas and the annual intra-state matchup with Rhode Island.  

PawSox Rally In Ninth Inning To Take Down Syracuse Video included

For the first time when trailing after eight innings, the Pawtucket Red Sox came from behind with a three-run ninth inning to stun the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-3, on Tuesday night at NBT Bank Stadium.

PawSox Open Series In Syracuse With 3-1 Victory

Pawtucket Red Sox starter William Cuevas matched a career-high and fired the longest outing by a PawSox starter this year, spinning eight brilliant innings in a 3-1 win over the Syracuse Chiefs on Monday night at NBT Bank Stadium.

Moses Brown Wins First Division I Softball Championship in School History Video included

Third time was a charm for the Moses Brown softball team. After losing in the championship round each of the past two seasons, the Quakers beat Coventry 6-3 in the DI title game Monday. Moses Brown got out to a 6-nothing lead after the fifth inning, but Coventry got back in the game in the top of the sixth with three runs of their own. Pitching ace Ali Blanchard carried a no-hitter into the sixth, but was pulled after giving up a walk and a hit.

Oatley Tosses No-Hitter, Helps Prout Force Deciding Game With Barrington Video included

Vanessa Oatley walked just one and tossed a no-hitter for Prout Monday night in a 7-0 victory over Barrington. The result forces a winner-take-all Division II softball state championship game Wednesday night at Rhode Island College.

Early Offensive Outburst Pushes South Kingstown To Game 1 Win Over Coventry

South Kingstown scoring six runs in the second inning and four more runs in the third to take an early 10-0 lead and the Rebels never look back in an 11-4 Game 1 victory over Coventry. South Kingstown leads the Division I baseball championship series, 1-0, with Game 2 set for Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium.

Chariho's Four-Run Third Inning Propels Chargers Past Ponaganset In Game 1 Video included

Chariho scoring four runs in the third inning Monday to propel the Chargers past Ponaganset, 4-2, in Game 1 of the Division II baseball championship series at McCoy Stadium. The teams meet again Tuesday afternoon in Game 2.

Mets Hand Yankees First Shutout Loss of the Year

Seth Lugo pitched six dominant innings in a stellar spot start, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Luis Severino, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 2-0 on Sunday night to snap an eight-game skid.         Frazier went deep for the second consecutive night to help the Mets prevent a Subway Series sweep at Citi Field. They ended a 10-game home losing streak and avoided an 0-9 homestand that would have matched the worst in team history.     &...

Coventry Beats Hendricken in Extra Innings to Reach State Championship Video included

William Turner hit the go-ahead RBI in the tenth inning, leading Coventry to a 3-2 extra innings win over Bishop Hendricken. With the win, the Oakers advance to the Division I championship series against South Kingstown. Game one is set for Monday at 6pm at McCoy Stadium.   

Red Sox Bats Quiet in Homestand Finale Loss to White Sox

 Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the seventh inning, Daniel Palka had a two-run double and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Sunday.         Lopez (2-4) gave up two runs and six hits while striking out six with three walks in 6 1/3 innings to improve to 1-3 in eight road starts this season.         Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson and Trayce Thompson added one RBI apiece for Chicago, which won two of three in the series and si...

PawSox Roll Indians In Front of Sellout Crowd Video included

Headlined by two hefty innings, the Pawtucket Red Sox offense broke out and provided plenty of support for the pitching staff, as the PawSox four-hit the Indianapolis Indians in an 11-1 win in front of a sell-out crowd at McCoy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The PawSox (28-32) salvaged the finale of the three-game series with the Indians (32-28) by plating five runs in the third and four more in the fourth - all with two outs - en route to the victory. Eight of Pawtucket's nine start...

URI's Matthews Visits Atlanta Hawks Video included

URI gratuated fifth-year senior EC Matthews visited the Atlanta Hawks Sunday. It was Matthews' sixth NBA workout. He visited the Sacramento Kings last week. This comes after fellow senior Jared Terrell visited the Hawks earlier in the week. Terrell was with the Kings the same weekend. 

Mount Pleasant Wins First Baseball Championship Since 1961 Video included

Mount Pleasant beat North Smithfield 13-1 in the Division III championship game, bringing the Kilties their first baseball title in 57 years. The Kilties scored two runs in the first, and exploded for six sixth inning runs to capture the victory.  Pitcher Sanllery Perez was named the game's MVP, throwing a complete game, allowing one run. 

PawSox Sell Out McCoy, Fall 7-1 to Indianapolis

For the second straight night, an early wave of offense spelled defeat for the Pawtucket Red Sox, as the Indianapolis Indians topped the PawSox, 7-1, on a gorgeous Saturday night at McCoy Stadium in front of a packed ballpark. On the seventh annual Star Wars Night at McCoy Stadium, the PawSox welcomed in a sell-out crowd of 11,443 - the 10th-largest in the 76-year history of McCoy Stadium and the first sellout of the 2018 campaign. The game was officially sold out 30 minutes before...

Chariho Knocks Off Mt. Hope, Punches Ticket to McCoy Video included

Kyle Abbott's run on a passed ball gave Chariho a 3-2 lead, and the Chargers shut down Mt. Hope en route to a 5-2 win in the Division II pod final. Chariho advances to McCoy Stadium to face Ponaganset in the Division II championship series.

Bishop Hendricken Beats Coventry, Forcing Winner-Take-All Game Sunday Video included

Bishop Hendricken beat Coventry 2-1 to hand the Oakers' their first loss of the postseason.  The Hawks win forces a winner-take-all scenario, as Hendricken will play Coventry again Sunday at 3:30pm at West Warwick's McCarthy Field.  Whichever team wins the game Sunday will meet South Kingstown in the Division I championship series.

North Smithfield Forces Game Three in DIII Championship Series Video included

Jack Losardo hit a little leauge inside the park grand slam to help North Smithfield beat Mt. Pleasant 13-7 in game two of the Division III championship series. The Northmen win forces a game three, set for Sunday at 1pm at McCarthy Field in West Warwick.

Terrell Visits Kings

Jared Terrell visited the Sacramento Kings this weekend.  He's the second URI player to work out for the Kings. EC Matthews visited earlier this week.  It's Terrell's sixth NBA workout.

Indians Homer Three Times To Win Series Opener Over PawSox Video included

A night after they drilled three home runs themselves, the Pawtucket Red Sox allowed three long balls to the Indianapolis Indians and dropped the series opener 8-1 on Friday night at McCoy Stadium.

South Kingstown Baseball Holds Off Cumberland Rally, Advances To Division I State Championship Series Video included

Cumberland rallied in the 7th inning and put the tying run on third, but Bo Brutti closes the door for the Rebels, helping South Kingstown baseball win Friday, 7-6. The Rebels advance to the Division I state championship series next week at McCoy Stadium.

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