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Lester Wins Lefty Duel As Red Sox Beat White Sox

Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Alex Sowa Running Boston Marathon For Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Video included

Those running the Boston Marathon Monday will have the victims and families of last year's bombings in mind and heart. One of those many runners is Alex Sowa, who'll be running for the charity Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. ABC6 Sports Director Ken Bell has the story.

Yankees Turn Triple Play In Win Over Rays

CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the New York Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.

Victorino Heading to Pawtucket, PawSox Split Doubleheader With Rochester Video included

Reports saying Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will rehab with the PawSox this weekend on his way back to Boston. He will reportedly play Saturday in the home doubleheader at McCoy Stadium.

Heiker Meneses's two-out RBI single in the 11th inning gave Pawtucket a 2-1 victory in game one, but Yohan Pino tossed a two-hit shutout during a 2-0 win in the nightcap as the PawSox and Rochester Red Wings split a twin bill on Thursday afternoon at Frontier Field.

East Greenwich Hangs On For Boys Lacrosse Win Over Cumberland Video included

The East Greenwich boys lacrosse team hanging on Thursday to beat Cumberland, 8-6. Brendan Jordan had five goals for the Avengers in the win.

Coventry Hands Mount St. Charles First Loss In Boys Volleyball Video included

The defending state champions from Coventry handing Mount St. Charles its first loss of the season in boys volleyball Thursday, three sets to one.

Reports: Preston Murphy Leaving URI For Boston College

Multiple reports Thursday saying URI associate men's basketball coach Preston Murphy will leave the Rams to work for Boston College. The Eagles are now under the guidance of the recently hired Jim Christian, a former URI player himself.

Bradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday night. 

PawSox Take 7-0 Lead, Then Hold on to Beat Red Wings

Pawtucket jumped out to a 7-0 lead after 3 ½ innings then saw Rochester score six unanswered runs, but the PawSox held on for a 7-6 win over the Red Wings Wednesday afternoon in a game played with wind chills in the high 20s at Frontier Field.

LaSalle Opens Defense of State Lacrosse Title With Win Over Hawks Video included

The defending state champion LaSalle Rams defeated the Hendricken Hawks 16 to 7 on a cold night for lacrosse in Providence.

Celts Lose Last Game to Finish in Tie with Utah for 4th Worst Record in NBA

Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Parcells, Law, Clayborn Finalists for Patriots Hall of Fame

The New England Patriots announced that three former Patriots have been selected as finalists for this year's induction into the team's hall of fame. This year's finalists are cornerback Raymond Clayborn, cornerback Ty Law and head coach Bill Parcells.

Boo Boo Andrade to Defend Title June 14th at Barclays Center

The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion DEMETRIUS "Boo Boo" ANDRADE  making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger BRIAN "The Lion" ROSE.

P-Bruins Justin Florek Called Up to Boston Video included

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 15, that the club has recalled forward Justin Florek from Providence (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Florek will join the team for Tuesday's 11:00 a.m. practice at TD Garden.

Townies Trump Thunderbolts in Boys Volleyball Video included

East Providence pulled out the brooms on Cranston East, the Townies sweeping the Thunderbolts 3-0 in volleyball on Tuesday night.

LaSalle Girls Beat Cumberland in Lacrosse, Tolman Sweeps Classical in Volleyball Video included

The LaSalle girls defeated Cumberland 16 to 4 in lacrosse.

The Tolman boys pulled out the brooms on Classical in volleyball.

Bruins Preparing To Open Playoff Friday Against Red Wings

The Boston Bruins had the NHL's best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most.

Boston Bruins Announce First Round Playoff Schedule

The Boston Bruins announced today, April 13, their preliminary game,
practice and media availability schedule for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff series against
the Detroit Red Wings.

Yankees Beat Red Sox Sunday To Take Three Out Of Four In Weekend Series

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell.

Bubba Watson Wins Second Masters Title In Three Years

Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years. Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth's bid to become the youngest major champion since 1931.

Devils Beat Bruins In Regular Season Finale

Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.

Manchester Scores In Third Period To Beat Providence Bruins Video included

The Providence Bruins fell to the Manchester Monarchs today at the Dunkin' Donuts Center by a final score of 3-2 . The P-Bruins got goals from Alexander Fallstrom and Nick Johnson, while Malcolm Subban made 17 saves.

PawSox Outlast Bisons In Extra Innings Video included

Pawtucket rallied for two runs in the top of the twelfth and six hurlers combined on a 12-inning three-hitter as the PawSox defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 7-5, in a four-hour marathon Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field to salvage a split in the four-game series.

CCSU Sneaks Past Bryant Baseball Video included

Sophomore right-hander Kyle Wilcox (Sandy Hook, Conn.) struck out a career-high nine batters but Central Connecticut scored three unearned runs to hand the Bryant University baseball team a 3-1 defeat on Sunday afternoon at Conaty Park.

Five Home Runs Power Yankees Past Red Sox

Brian McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.

Warwick Vets Holds Off Toll Gate, Scituate Comes Back To Beat Central Video included

An eight-run first inning helping Warwick Vets knock off Toll Gate in high school baseball, 8-6. Scituate coming back from an 8-0 deficit to beat Central, 9-8.

Providence College Hosts First Track & Field Meet At New Facility Video included

Providence College Track & Field hosting its first home meet at the new Ray Treacy track. Stony Brook and Bryant also participating in the first ever Friar Invitational.

Former PC Friar Rick Bennett Leads Union To College Hockey National Championship

Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota 7-4By MIKE WISNIEWSKIAssociated Press       PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span

Bruins Earn Presidents' Trophy, Clinch Home Ice In Playoffs

The Boston Bruins clinched the NHL's best record and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with a 4-1 win over the league-worst Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Bradley, Olynyk Lead Celtics To Second Straight Win

Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night.

Butler Home Run Too Late As PawSox Fall To Bisons Video included

Buffalo starting pitcher Liam Hendriks retired 17 of the 18 batters he faced in a dominant outing and the Bisons held off a late rally to beat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field to win their second straight in the four-game series.

Alston, Bengtson Lead Revolution Past Dynamo

Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored second-half goals to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Spieth Tied For Masters Lead With Watson Heading Into Final Round

Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson are tied for the lead heading to the final round of the Masters.

URI Sports Teams Get Major Upgrade with New Strength and Fitness Facility Video included

The University of Rhode Island held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Ryan Family Student-Athlete Center (RFSAC) on Friday, April 11 inside the new facility.

The ribbon cutting ceremony included Tom and Cathy Ryan, lead donors for for the critically important project.  The Ryan's, along with close to 200 donors, contributed over $2.5 million dollars for the facility.

Providence College Dedicates New Ray Treacy Track Video included

Providence College dedicating the new Ray Treacy Track on Friday night. The new facility is named after the long time coach at PC. The Friars will host their first ever home meet on Saturday.

Trotman's Overtime Goal Lifts Providence Bruins Past Norfolk Video included

The Providence Bruins defeated the Norfolk Admirals tonight in overtime by a final score of 2-1. The P-Bruins received goals from Chris Casto and Zach Trotman. Malcolm Subban made 23 saves.

Portsmouth's Daniel Kehew Working Toward NFL Dream Video included

When Portsmouth's Daniel Kehew decided to go to Salve Regina University, he thought his chances of being a baseball player were good. But it's his football talent that's been noticed recently, and now, the offensive lineman is getting closer to making an NFL dream a reality. ABC6 sports reporter Nick Coit has more.

North Kingstown Takes Down Coventry In Boys Volleyball Video included

The North Kingstown boys volleyball team beating defending State Champion Coventry, three sets to one, on Thursday.

Tolman Boys Volleyball Holds Serve At Home By Beating Shea Video included

The Tolman boys volleyball team beating Shea, three sets to one, in Division II action Wednesday. The Tigers bouncing back from dropping the first set.

Sousa's Big Day At The Plate Lifts Syracuse Past PawSox Video included

Starter Danny Rosenbaum tossed 6.2 shutout innings and centerfielder Steven Souza drove home five runs as the Syracuse Chiefs shut out the Pawtucket Red Sox, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon in front of 3,025 fans at McCoy Stadium to avoid being swept in the three-game series.

Rebels Hand Avengers 1st Lacrosse Loss in More Than Two Years Video included

South Kingstown upset 3-time state champion East Greenwich, 8 to 5 in boys lacrosse.  The Rebels hand the Avengers their first loss in more than two years.

Mt. St. Charles Beats Cranston East in Volleyball Video included

Mt. St. Charles remained unbeaten in boys volleyball after beating Cranston East, 3 to 1.

North Providence Plays First Ever Lacrosse Game, Hosting Warwick Vets Video included

The North Providence Cougars made history on Monday night.  The Cougars played their first ever lacrosse game, hosting Warwick Vets.

The Cougars played well, tying the game with under five minutes to play.  The Hurricanes broke the tie on a goal by Ryan Locke with just over six minutes left in the game.  Vets wins, 6 to 5.

Rupp Homer Helps IronPigs Earn Series Split With PawSox Video included

Cameron Rupp's two-run home run in the sixth completed a comeback from an early 3-0 deficit and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs held on to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 5-4, Sunday afternoon in front of 3,073 fans at McCoy Stadium to salvage a split in the season-opening four-game series.

RI Affiliated & Hoop Elite Host Northeast Basketball Showcase Video included

Some of the top high school basketball players in the area with a chance to show off their skills at Juanita Sanchez in Providence. RI Affiliated and Hoop Elite hosting a Northeast Showcase, also giving players a chance to receive valuable instruction.

Distasio's One-Hit Gem Leads URI Baseball Past Fordham Video included

Rhode Island (6-20, 2-5) first got on the board in the bottom of the third when Jonathan Nazarko worked an 0-2 count full and then drove a ball through the left side for a leadoff single. Nazarko then stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by RJ Warnock before crossing the plate on a sac-fly by Tim Caputo.

Hot Start And Hot Finish Helps Providence Bruins Beat Portland Pirates Video included

The Providence Bruins defeated the Portland Pirates today at the Dunkin' Donuts Center by a final score of 7-2. The P-Bruins got goals from Justin Florek, Ryan Spooner, Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow, Seth Griffith, and Jared Knight while Niklas Svedberg made 28 saves.

PawSox Slug Past IronPigs At McCoy Video included

Rubby De La Rosa threw five shutout innings and Pawtucket built a 6-0 lead and held off a late Lehigh Valley rally and defeated the Iron Pigs, 6-4, Saturday afternoon in front of 2,791 fans at McCoy Stadium.

Bryant Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Away From Wagner Video included

Behind a five-hit day from senior outfielder Kristen Carter (Branchville, N.J.), the Bryant University softball team picked up the doubleheader sweep, topping Wagner, 6-4, in Game 1, and 6-2 Game 2, Saturday afternoon at Conaty Park.

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