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Cumberland American Gets Heroes Welcome Home Video included

Hundreds cheered as Cumberland American arrived home from the Little League World Series. Coach Dave Belisle and his team captured the hearts of America with their determination, effort, and never-say-die attitude. ABC6 News reporter Mike LaCrosse was at Diamond Hill State Park when the team arrived home.

Patriots Dominate Panthers in Preseason Dress Rehearsal Video included

Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-7 on Friday night. The third preseason game for both teams was no contest as the Patriots outgained the Panthers 405-271.

Red Sox Sign Cuban Defector Rusney Castillo

Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo ``an exciting, athletic player.'' The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week.

Red Sox Blow 3-0 Lead in the 9th, Koji Tagged for 5 Runs in the Loss

 Austin Jackson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night.

PawSox Lose as Iron Pigs Avoid Four Game Sweep Video included

 Lehigh Valley scored seven runs against Pawtucket starter Steven Wright including two home runs and in a game where all the runs were scored in the first five innings the IronPigs defeated the PawSox, 7-3, Friday night in front of 6,813 fans at McCoy Stadium to avoid being swept in the four-game series.

Yankees Win in Walk Off Over White Sox

Martin Prado hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Facing a full-count pitch from Daniel Webb (5-4) with the bases loaded, Prado lined a hit up the middle to complete the Yankees' comeback from three runs for their fourth win in 11 games.

Red Sox Break Up No No in the 7th, But the Angels Finish Four Game Sweep Over Sox

Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn't allow a hit through 6 2-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway Park.

PawSox Win on Corey Brown's Walk Off Home Run Video included

In his first game after returning back from the Major Leagues, Pawtucket's Corey Brown drilled a walkoff solo home run in the bottom of the ninth after starter Henry Owens pitched eight terrific innings as the PawSox topped the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 3-2.

Cumberland Coach Dave Belisle Makes His Legendary Father Proud Video included

Cumberland American returns home on Friday afternoon. Coach Dave Belisle made his father very proud. His dad is legendary Mt. St. Charles Coach Bill Belisle who has won 32 hockey titles with the Mounties.

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.

Red Sox Lose Again to Angels, But LA Suffers Loss of Ace Pitcher Garrett Richards

Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with 18 strikeouts but hit two sacrifice flies and then singled in the Angels' final run in the ninth inning.

PawSox Blank Iron Pigs, Barnes Gets Standing Ovation as He Leaves in the 7th Video included

 Pawtucket starter Matt Barnes allowed just two hits in 6.1 shutout innings while the offense put together three three-run innings as the PawSox blanked the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the second straight night, this time 9-0, Wednesday in front of 6,516 fans at McCoy Stadium.

PawSox Bounce Back From Four Game Sweep to Blank the Iron Pigs Video included

 Pawtucket starter Anthony Ranaudo earned his IL-leading 14th victory with six shutout innings while the offense used a pair of big innings to build a comfortable lead as the PawSox blanked the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-0, Tuesday night in front of 5,805 fans at McCoy Stadium to snap a four-game losing skid.

Cumberland Head Coach Belisle Delivers Heartwarming Speech

By Matt 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...

Jackie Bradley, Jr. 0 for 5 as PawSox Suffer Four Game Sweep at the Hands of the RailRiders Video included

 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre reliever Chris Leroux tossed five scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the RailRiders blanked the Pawtucket Red Sox, 2-0, Monday night in front of 6,134 fans at McCoy Stadium to complete a four-game series sweep.

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.

Plymouth Survives In 12 Innings, Forces Game Three Against Newport Gulls In NECBL Semifinal Series Video included

Riding a three-game postseason winning streak, the Newport Gulls were looking to clinch their third consecutive division championship against the Plymouth Pilgrims on Saturday night. However, a sacrifice fly by Logan Koch in the twelfth propelled the Pilgrims to a 7-6 victory, tying the series at one apiece in front of 2,310 at Cardines Field on Saturday.

Lincoln 9/10-Year-Old Little League Team Wins New England Title, Advances To Eastern Regional Final Video included

The 9/10-year-old Little League team from Lincoln winning the New England title Friday night, 7-5, over Mystic, CT. The team representing Rhode Island now advances to Saturday's Eastern Regional Final at 11AM in Cranston.

Six Unearned Runs In The Second Inning Help PawSox Past Knights Video included

Pawtucket sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six unearned runs in the second inning against Charlotte starter Chien-Ming Wang and Blake Swihart hit his first Triple-A home run as the PawSox topped the Knights, 11-8, Friday afternoon at BB&T BallPark to win their second straight to open a four-game series.

Eighth Inning Comeback Propels PawSox Past Knights Video included

Pawtucket rallied back from three separate deficits, the last time erasing a 6-4 Charlotte lead with a four-run eighth inning as the PawSox defeated the Knights, 8-6, Thursday night at BB&T BallPark in the opener of a four-game series.

Lincoln Little League Team Beats Scarborough, Maine To Earn Spot In 9/10 New England Championship Video included

While Cumberland American continues to succeed in the Little League Eastern Regional (8-5 win over Williston, VT Wednesday), the 9/10 year old team from Lincoln is into the New England Championship. Lincoln beating Scarborough, Maine, 5-1, to advance in the Eastern Regional, being played in Cranston.

Newport Gulls Advance Past Ocean State Waves Into NECBL Semifinals Video included

Coming off a Game One loss at Cardines Field on Monday, the Gulls were looking to keep their season alive at Old Mountain Field against the Ocean State Waves on Tuesday. In front of 1,153 fans at Old Mountain Field, an eight-run first inning lifted the Gulls to a clutch 10-8 victory over the Ocean State Waves.

Dusty Brown Doubles Up On Home Runs As PawSox Fall To Clippers Video included

Columbus starter Zach McAllister pitched seven dominating innings and combined with two relievers on a two-hitter while the Clippers offense slugged three solo homers en route to a 3-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox Tuesday afternoon at McCoy Stadium in front of 8,054 fans to win the four-game series.

Patriots Start Up Joint Practices With Redskins In Washington Video included

The New England Patriots have moved their training camp operation this week to Richmond, Virginia. The Patriots are holding joint training camp practices with the Washington Redskins, even joining Washington players in closing out the practice to bring young football fans onto the field. The two teams play their preseason opener on Thursday.

Owens Shines In AAA Debut As PawSox Blank Clippers Video included

Pawtucket starter Henry Owens dazzled in his Triple-A debut, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout as the PawSox blanked the Columbus Clippers, 5-0, Monday night at McCoy Stadium in front of 8,161 fans to snap a three-game losing skid.

Lamonte Thomas Spreads Love For Basketball, Continues Playing Career Video included

Providence native Lamonte Thomas had a standout year playing basketball in Germany. The former Johnson & Wales All-American averaging 25 points per game for Wolfenbuttel. Now, Thomas is back home for the summer in Providence, preparing for his next season, but he's not taking any time off. Thomas is running his own skills camps for kids around the city, with help from the group "300 Men," and spreading his love for basketball. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit has more.

Big Day For Walters Leads Clippers Past PawSox At McCoy Video included

Columbus newcomer Zach Walters homered twice including a grand slam as part of a six-RBI day and in a game during which each team hit three homers the Clippers bested the Pawtucket Red Sox, 9-4, Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium in front of 6,936 fans to win their second straight to begin the four-game series. 

Providence/RI Reds Reunite For 14th Straight Year To Relive Old Times On The Ice Video included

Back in the day, hockey in Providence was all about the Reds! For the 14th straight year, the former members of the hockey team coming together to relive some of the memories. Among the honorees this year at the reunion were Cranston's Dick Ernst, Paul Larivee, Terry Reardon, and Jim Bartlett.

Patriots Hall Of Famer Ty Law Speaks Highly Of New Patriots Defense Video included

Former cornerback Ty Law was inducted into the Patriots Hall Of Fame Friday night. After the ceremony, he was asked about the new defense the Patriots have put together. Law speaking highly of what's been put together, including the addition of the new number 24, Darrelle Revis.

PawSox Squander Matt Barnes No-Hit Outing, Fall In Extra Innings Video included

Pawtucket starter Matt Barnes was pulled after seven no-hit, shutout innings but then Columbus scored the tying run in the eighth and winning tally in the 11th as the Clippers topped the PawSox, 2-1 in 11 innings, Saturday night at McCoy Stadium in front of 4,209 fans in the opener of a four-game series.

Pitcher Henry Owens Feels Ready For AAA Video included

With the flurry of moves made by the Red Sox this week, it's presenting new opportunities to young players in the organization. Top pitching prospect Henry Owens has just been promoted to Pawtucket, after a successful run in Portland. He says he feels ready.

Pats Celebrate Ty Law's Hall of Fame Induction, Followed by Practice for Season Ticket Holders Video included

Patriots nation turned out by the thousands to cheer Ty Law's induction into the team's Hall of Fame. After the ceremony, season ticket holders had the chance to watch the Patriots practice inside Gillette. ABC6 Sports Reporter Nick Coit has the story.

Red Sox Trade Lester and Gomes for Oakland A's Power Hitter Cespedes

 The Boston Red Sox today acquired outfielder Yoenis Céspedes and a 2015 competitive balance draft pick from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes, and cash considerations. 

PawSox Rally Falls Short as Road Trip Ends in Loss at Scranton-Wilkes Barre Video included

 Scranton scored five early runs against starting pitcher Steven Wright and held off a late Pawtucket rally as the RailRiders topped the PawSox, 6-4, Monday night at PNC Field to earn a split in the four-game series. It was the second straight loss for Pawtucket (61-50) following a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. 

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