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Legendary Local Broadcaster & Longtime Patriots Voice Gil Santos Dies At 80

Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.

Bruins Pull Off Game 4 Win Over Maple Leafs Without Patrice Bergeron

Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Hendricken Boys Volleyball Edges South Kingstown In Five Sets Video included

In a five-set showdown, Hendricken boys volleyball edges South Kingstown, 3-2. Steven Constantino tallied 21 kills in the victory for the Hawks.

Virtual Reality Bike Visits ABC6 Studio Ahead of Supercross Championship At Gillette Stadium Video included

The Legends & Heroes of Supercross History Tour stopping by the ABC6 studio Thursday afternoon with a virtual reality bike. The news team was able to experience what it's like for the competitors who will ride in the Supercross Championship at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

New England Patriots Release 2018 Season Schedule

The National Football League tonight announced the 2018 regular-season schedule and the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots will play in five nationally-televised games, including three Sunday night games, one Thursday night game and one Monday night game.

P-Bruins Prepare To Face Lehigh Valley, Begin Calder Cup Playoffs Video included

The Providence Bruins begin their quest for the Calder Cup Friday night against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Game 1 of a best-of-five series. ABC6 Sports Director Nick Coit visited with the P-Bruins after practice Wednesday.

Clippers Shut Out PawSox Wednesday To Avoid Sweep Video included

Despite a strong start from Justin Haley, the Pawtucket Red Sox dropped the series finale to the Columbus Clippers, 2-0, in their bid for a sweep Wednesday night at Huntington Park.

Mount St. Charles Boys Volleyball Sweeps La Salle To Remain Unbeaten Video included

The Mount St. Charles boys volleyball team beating La Salle Wednesday night in straight sets, 3-0. The Mounties improving to 4-0 on the young season.

Brown Becomes Youngest Celtic To Score 30+ in Playoffs, Boston Takes 2-0 Lead on Milwaukee

Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.         Terry Rozier added 23 points for Boston, which took a 2-0 series lead in the first-round matchup. Game 3 is set for Friday in Milwaukee.         The Celtics led by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter.         Milwaukee got as close as 107-9...

Maple Leafs Defend Home Ice To Narrow Playoff Series with Bruins

Auston Matthews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau had two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.         James van Riemsdyk also scored and Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly added two assists each ti help Toronto pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven set. Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots.         Adam McQuaid and Zden...

Yankees Roll Jeter's Marlins In First Meeting

Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins on Monday night.         About the only Yankees bopper who didn't get in on the fun was Giancarlo Stanton, who went hitless and got booed again by the hometown fans in his first game against his former team.         Aaron Judge became the fastest maj...

Homers Help PawSox To Win In Snowy Columbus Video included

With weather befitting a Patriots game in December more than a baseball game on Patriots' Day, the Pawtucket Red Sox belted three home runs and dispatched the Columbus Clippers, 9-6, amid snowfall Monday night at Huntington Park. The PawSox (4-5) scored multiple runs in four different innings and blasted out of an early 4-0 hole to claim the opener of the three-game series with the Clippers (4-6). Designated hitter Mike Olt, shortstop Mike Miller and first baseman Sam Travis each h...

Report: Brady May Skip All Patriots Voluntary Workouts Video included

Tom Brady may skip all of the Patriots' voluntary team workouts this offseason, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington. Brady reportedly wants to spend more time with his family, and more time working out with trainer Alex Guerrero, who is essentially banned from Gillette Stadium. New England's voluntary workouts began Monday.  Rob Gronkowski was another notable absence, as he's contemplating retirement heading into the 2018 season. 

Former Patriots LB Harrison Announces Retirement

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement.         

Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston Marathon in 33 Years

Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to finish in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. Yuki Kawauchi passed defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in Kenmore Square to win the men's race in an unofficial 2:15:58 and earn Japan's first Boston Marathon title since 1987. 

Play of the Week Nominees: April 9th-15th Video included

Watch the video and use the poll to cast your vote for the ABC6 Play of the Week!

Celtics Survive Bucks' Buzzer Beater, Win Game One in Overtime

Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame Khris Middleton's long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime Sunday to open their playoff matchup.         The Celtics led 99-96 with 0.5 seconds left in regulation when Middleton took an inbounds pass on the far right wing and hit a contested 35-footer to force OT.         Terry Rozier added 23 points, four rebound...

Sale Brings Heat In Chilly Series Finale vs. Baltimore

 Even playing in wild chills below freezing couldn't slow down the red-hot Boston Red Sox.         Andrew Benintendi got three hits and the Red Sox extended the best start in their 118-year history, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday at frigid Fenway Park.         ``I was miserable, nothing short of miserable,'' Boston ace Chris Sale said. ``I said it when I came out of the game: `This is the most miserable I've ever been on...

P-Bruins Win Regular Season Finale Video included

 The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon 4-2 in their regular season finale. The P-Bruins got goals from Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Fitzgerald, Trent Frederic and Austin Czarnik while Zane McIntyre made his 45 start of the season in net. After a hard fought defensive battle in the first period, the P-Bruins were the first to get on the board as Senyshyn scored with under two minutes remaining in the period. He used his speed to fly into the zone and...

Report: Gronkowski To Miss Start of Offseason Workouts Video included

Rob Gronkowski will not be present at the start of the New England Patriots voluntary organized team activities, acorrding to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The workouts begin Monday. Gronk is still contemplating whether or not he still wants to play football.  Tom Brady, who is visiting Qatar for a charity, will also be missing.

Pastrnak's Hat Trick and Six Points Help Bruins to 2-0 Series Lead on Maple Leafs

 David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists to help Boston blow out the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second straight game, leading the Bruins to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.         Pastrnak shattered his previous career high of four points, scoring his third goal with 1:36 left to bring two trash cans full of caps and winter hats fluttering down to the ice. Brad Marchand and Patr...

Red Sox Off To Best 14 Game Start in Franchise History, Betts Leaves Game vs. Orioles with Bruise

 Red Sox rookie manager Alex Cora cracked a smile when asked how he felt when he learned it was the best start in team history.         ``I just heard it for the first time,'' Cora said after Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2.         In 118 years, the Red Sox had never reached 10 games over .500 that soon. Only once _ in 1918 _ had Boston started 11-2.         ``I've been s...

Toronto's Kadri Suspended Three Games for Hit on Boston's Wingels

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was suspended for three games Friday for boarding Boston forward Tommy Wingels during Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.         Kadri was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct midway through the third period in the Maple Leafs' 5-1 loss Thursday night.         Seconds after Wingels caught Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner with a high hit, Kadri left his feet and drove ...

Checkers Pull Away From P-Bruins Late

The Providence Bruins fell to the Charlotte Checkers Friday night 5-3, dropping down to fourth place in the Atlantic Division. The P-Bruins got goals from Austin Czarnik, Ryan Fitzgerald and Zach Senyshyn while Jordan Binnington made his 27th start of the season in net. Providence scored the first goal of the night, but Charlotte fired back with back-to-back goals. Czarnik opened the scoring on the power play with a wrist shot from the dot for his 24th goal of the season. Agostino ea...

Four Run First Sets Up Red Sox To Cruise Past Orioles

Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out eight over six stingy innings and the Boston Red Sox equaled their best start in 100 years with a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.         Rafael Devers went 3 for 5 and scored twice for the Red Sox, who are 11-2 for the first time since 1918. J.D. Martinez had a pair of hits and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly during Boston's four-run first inning, which put the Red Sox i...

Offensive Explosion Puts PawSox Ahead of Mud Hens

 A night after the Pawtucket Red Sox rallied with late offense in the ninth inning, the PawSox broke out the bats early on Friday and cruised to a 10-2 throttling of the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field. The PawSox (3-4) scored three runs in the first, two in the second, three in the third and another in the fourth to build a hefty early advantage en route to season highs in runs and hits (15) and a series-evening win over the Mud Hens (5-3). Eight of Pawtucket's nine star...

Hicks' Two Home Runs (One Inside the Park) Propel Yankees Past Tigers

Aaron Hicks hit an inside-the-park home run in the second inning, then added a solo shot over the fence in the sixth to send the New York Yankees to an 8-6 victory over the skidding Detroit Tigers on Friday night.         Hicks came up with a runner on second and hit a drive to right-center that bounced off the wall and past center fielder Leonys Martin. The ball rolled across a vacant area of turf while Hicks circled the bases for the Yankees' first inside-th...

Shorthanded Celtics Embrace Underdog Role in Playoffs

The Celtics enter the playoffs as the East's No. 2 seed after a season filled with devastating injuries, beginning with Gordon Hayward's ankle injury in the season opener. But with Kyrie Irving's recent knee surgery landing him on the sideline as well, it has an already-hobbled Boston team looking very vulnerable against a seventh-seeded Bucks team led by Giannis Antetokounmpo. The ``Greek Freak'' is averaging 33.5 points per game against Boston this season _ more than any other playe...

Belichick Deflects Quarterback Draft Question

In his first press conference since the Super Bowl, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick deflected any speculatin that his team is looking at drafting a quarterback of the future.  When asked if he's likely to choose a signal caller, Belichick said, "We'll do what's best for the football team." In a follow up, he was asked how long he thinks current quarterback Tom Brady will play. The coach said he'd only be answering questions related to the draft. 

Goalie DiMuccio Scores, La Salle Lacrosse Rolls Barrington

La Salle goalie Nick DiMuccio scored a goal, one of a dozen for the Rams, and his team beat Barrington 12-1 Friday. 

Power Play Propels Bruins Past Maple Leafs In Game 1 of First Round Stanley Cup Playoff Series Video included

Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

Late Rally By PawSox Falls Short In Toledo Video included

On the road for the first time in 2018, the Pawtucket Red Sox proved resilient and rallied in the ninth inning, but couldn’t overtake the Toledo Mud Hens in a 4-3 loss Thursday evening at Fifth Third Field.

Hendricken & PC Alum Acciari Gets Bumped Up to Third Line for Bruins' Playoff Series vs. Toronto Video included

It seemed like a fait accompli. For the majority of the 2017-18 season, the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to be careening towards a meeting in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Some late-season jostling put the matchup in jeopardy, but after Boston's loss in the regular-season finale on Sunday night, the Original Six showdown is now set. For the 15th time in history - and first time since 2013 - it will be Boston and Toronto in the postseason. "I'm looking...

Bisons Outlast PawSox In Series Finale Shootout Video included

The Buffalo Bisons erupted in an eight-run sixth inning and warded off the Pawtucket Red Sox, 14-8, in a Wednesday matinee at McCoy Stadium to conclude the season-opening homestand.

La Salle Boys Lacrosse Outduels Moses Brown, 6-4, In Division I State Championship Rematch Video included

La Salle boys lacrosse outduels Moses Brown in a Division I state championship rematch Wednesday, 6-4.

Central Defeats Mount Pleasant, North Smithfield Takes Down St. Raphael In Boys Volleyball Wednesday Video included

Central boys volleyball sweeps Mount Pleasant Wednesday night, 3-0. Abu Kamarar tallied 12 kills for the Knights in the victory. North Smithfield boys volleyball takes down St. Raphael Wednesday night, 3-1.

Travis Drives In Two Runs, Los Osos Polares De Pawtucket Beat Buffalo Video included

Donning sharp new uniforms and caps, Los Osos Polares de Pawtucket stifled the Buffalo Bisons, 3-1, at McCoy Stadium on another brisk night.

Pilgrim Boys Volleyball Hands Rival Toll Gate Its First Loss Video included

Dave D'Andrea had 11 kills for the Patriots to lead the Pilgrim boys volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over rival Toll Gate. The loss was the first of the season for the Titans.

Kenyon Scores Twice To Lead North Kingstown Boys Lacrosse Past East Greenwich Video included

Shane Kenyon scoring two goals, including one late in the 4th quarter, to lead North Kingstown boys lacrosse past East Greenwich, 4-2.

ABC6 Sports Play of the Week Nominees (April 2-8) 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.

Bisons Outlast PawSox In 12 Innings, 4-3 Video included

Despite racking up the most strikeouts by a PawSox pitching staff since 2002, the Pawtucket Red Sox fell to the Buffalo Bisons, 4-3, in 12 innings in a historic game at McCoy Stadium on a cold Monday night.

La Salle Boys Lacrosse Takes Care of Cumberland Monday Video included

After an early score by the Clippers, La Salle boys lacrosse runs past Cumberland Monday, 21-5.

Smithfield Girls Lacrosse Takes Down Lincoln Monday Video included

The Smithfield girls lacrosse team improving its record to 3-0 Monday with a 14-4 win at Lincoln.

Bay View Softball Brings Bats To Lincoln In Road Win Video included

The Bay View softball team beating Lincoln on the road Monday night, 19-0.

Red Sox Place Xander Bogaerts (Ankle) On 10-Day DL, Call Up Tzu-Wei Lin

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts underwent an X-ray yesterday and an MRI today at Massachusetts General Hospital, revealing a small crack in the talus bone in his left ankle. The injury is non-displaced and will not require surgery. Bogaerts, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list today, is expected to miss approximately 10-14 days.

Bruins Unable To Capitalize On Opportunity for One-Seed, Lose to Panthers, Will Face Toronto in First Round

Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period, and the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins' hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win Sunday night.         The Bruins trailed Tampa Bay by a point heading into the regular-season finale but couldn't top a Panthers team that was eliminated from postseason contention Saturday.         Boston will host the Toronto Maple Leafs ...

Shorthanded P-Bruins Give Up Four in the First, Lose to Lehigh Valley

The Providence Bruins fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Sunday afternoon 6-3 in their final regular season meeting against the first place team this season. The P-Bruins got goals from Trent Frederic, Zach Senyshyn and Jakub Zboril while Zane McIntyre made his 43rd start of the season in net. The Phantoms dominated the first period offensively, not only outshooting Providence 20-8 in the period but controlling the zone time. Carsen Twarynski opened up the scoring at 7:33 for the Pha...

Six Run Eighth Inning Rally Gives Red Sox Best Start in Team History

Andrew Benintendi hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's wild six-run eighth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.         The Red Sox improved to 8-1 with the sweep of their weekend set against the struggling Rays. They also improved to 5-0 in one-run games.         Tampa Bay has dropped eight straight since its win on opening day.         The Rays led 7...

Pomeranz Rehabs With Pawsox, Pawtucket Gets First Win

With its starting pitching propelling Boston to its best start to a season in franchise history, another Red Sox starter, Drew Pomeranz, took a step toward rejoining the big-league club on Sunday. Pomeranz made a rehab start, as the Pawtucket Red Sox topped the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-3, to grab their first win of the season on a cold afternoon at McCoy Stadium. Pomeranz, who left his first spring training start March 2 with a left forearm flexor strain, allowed two hits and a pa...

Baltimore Beats New York in Extras, Yankees En Route to Boston

Brad Brach escaped his own bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 12th inning and the Baltimore Orioles overcame an early deficit that left their starting pitcher punching the dugout wall, holding off the New York Yankees 8-7 Sunday.

Reed Holds Off Spieth, Fowler, McIlroy for Masters Victory

 Patrick Reed has won his first major championship with a thrilling one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters.         Reed pulled ahead of Jordan Spieth with an 8-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole Sunday, saved par with a 6-foot putt at No. 17 and pulled off a testy two-putt at the final hole to win with a 1-under 71. His total was a 15-under 273.         Fowler made quite a run at his first major title, making six birdi...

Resting Celtics Fall to Hawks

Taurean Prince scored 33 points, getting help from Isaiah Taylor and Dewayne Dedmon down the stretch to help the Atlanta Hawks overcome a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit and beat the playoff-bound Boston Celtics 112-106 on Sunday.         Taylor and Dedmon scored nine straight points for the Hawks after they trailed 103-101 with 2 minutes remaining. With the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference already locked up, Celtics coach Brad Stevens left Al Horford, Jay...

Russell Tweets He'll Stay at URI

URI rising sophomore Fatts Russell says he'll stay with the Rams. This after the freshman phenom was the subject of transfer rumors after Dan Hurley left URI for UConn.  Russell tweeted "After a long couple of weeks of talking with my family and friends. There is no place I would rather be than rhody"  

Bruins Within One Point of East's No. 1 Seed

David Pastrnak and Tommy Wingels scored 51 seconds apart in the second period, and Boston beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Saturday night, preserving the Bruins' chances for the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.         Danton Heinen also scored for Boston, which added late goals by Noel Acciari and David Backes in the final two minutes to put away the Senators and complete the season sweep.         Anton Khudobin stopped 26...

P-Bruins Punch Sixth Straight Ticket to Playoffs Video included

The Providence Bruins have clinched a spot in the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs with a win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tonight. This marks the sixth consecutive season the P-Bruins have qualified for the postseason and the 21st time in 26 seasons. In their franchise history, Providence is 102-100 in 202 postseason games, winning 20 playoff series with one Calder Cup Championship in 1999. First-year head coach Jay Leach is the ninth man to lead the P-Bruins to the postseason in his fi...

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