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ABC6 Play of the Week Nominees (Feb. 12-18) Video included

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#18 URI Survives In Overtime At La Salle, Claims Share of Atlantic 10 Title

Jeff Dowtin scored 25 points, including four key free throws in the final seconds, as No. 18 Rhode Island clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a hard-fought 95-93 overtime victory at La Salle on Tuesday night.

PC Men's Hockey Prepares To Close Out Regular Season At UMass Video included

PC hockey practicing Tuesday & preparing to close out the regular season at UMass Saturday. There's still a chance the Friars could earn a share of the Hockey East regular season title with some help, but the focus is all on the Minutemen.

LaSalle Boys Upset Cranston East To Advance In Division I Playoffs Video included

LaSalle boys upset Cranston East in the Division I Quarterfinals, 62-56. Elijah Perry scoring the game-high 23 points to lead the Rams. Aireus Raspberry scoring 20 for the Thunderbolts, including his 1000th career point.

North Kingstown Boys Beat Rival South Kingstown In Division I Quarterfinals Video included

In a showdown of rivals, North Kingstown knocks off South Kingstown in the D-I Quarterfinals, 51-43. Keegan Records paced the Rebels with 14 points, while Ryan Maloney led the way for the Skippers with 13 in the win.

Johnston Girls Take Care of Business Beating Ponaganset In Division II Quarterfinals Video included

In the girls Division II Quarterfinals, defending champion Johnston takes care of business against Ponaganset, 42-27. Gabby DiRaimo was the leading scorer for the Panthers with 10 points.

Juanita Sanchez Girls Defeat East Providence In Division II Quarterfinal Upset Video included

Juanita Sanchez girls defeat East Providence in a road upset, 63-51, in the Division II Quarterfinals. An impressive night for Mariah Rosario, scoring 28 points in the big win for the Cavaliers.

Red Sox Sign JD Martinez to Five Year, $110M Deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract.         The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced.         Boston was seeking to add power to a lineup that hit an AL-low 168 home runs. The 30-year-old Martinez has changed his sw...

Rask Bounces Back, Marchand Scores OT Game Winner for Bruins vs. Flames

Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal 3:36 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday.         After a turnover deep in the Flames end, Riley Nash sprung the Bruins' leading scorer on a breakaway and Marchand made no mistake, slipping the puck through the pads of David Rittich.         David Pastrnak also scored for Boston (36-13-8), which moved within one point of Tampa Bay for first place in ...

South Kingstown Beats Barrington in Girls' Basketball Quarterfinals Video included

South Kingstown got a true playoff road win over Barrington, 49-39 in the Division I Girls' Basketball quarterfinals. Brooke Peasley led the Rebels with 17 points. Andrea Kubas-Meyer scored 22 points to lead all scorers. 

P-Bruins Lose to Springfield, Notch Four of Six Points in Three Game Weekend Video included

The Providence Bruins lost to the Springfield Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon 3-2 in the second half of their home-and-home series. The P-Bruins got goals from Ryan Fitzgerald and Josh Hennessy while Zane McIntyre made his 32nd start of the season in net. Springfield opened up the scoring at 16:34 thanks to Thomas Schemitsch’s, 8th goal of the season. From the center point, he sent a wrist shot over McIntyre’s glove to the top left corner of the net. Curtis Valk and Josh Br...

Red Sox Re-Sign Infielder Nunez to One Year Deal, Expected To Start for Injured Pedroia Video included

The Boston Red Sox have re-signed infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, giving them another proven second baseman to fill in while Dustin Pedroia recovers from knee surgery.         Nunez's deal was done on Sunday, the day before the Red Sox hold their first full-squad workout of spring training. He gets a guaranteed $6 million, according to multiple reports, including $4 million this season and a $2 million buyout. Nune...

Deja Ross Returns to Providence, PC Women get Senior Night Win Video included

The Providence College women's basketball team earned a 69-48 victory over Xavier on Feb. 18 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. Prior to the game, the program honored its senior class of Allegra Botteghi (Bologna, Italy) and Brianna Frias (Worcester, Mass.). Providence improved to 10-19 overall (3-14 BIG EAST), while Xavier dropped to 9-19 (2-15 BIG EAST). The Friars took control right from the start as they hit 12 of 13 shots in the first quarter (92.3-percent) to gain a 28-6 lead a...

Rhody Baseball Swept By #11 Texas A&M in Season Opening Series

Texas A&M (3-0) scored twice in the first inning, and added a two-run homer in the third, to build up a 4-0 lead before the Rams got their first hit of the game. Josh Brodeur finally solved Aggies starter Mitchell Kilkenny in the top of the fourth when he singled into the right-center gap. An RBI single by Will Frizzell extended Texas A&M's lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth, before Rhody finally got on the board in the top of the seventh. Jordan Powell struck first, wit...

Dartmouth Pulls Away from Brown, Bears Tied for Fourth in Ivy League

Chris Knight scored 16 of his game high 18 points in the second half and connected on consecutive baskets late in the game to give Dartmouth the lead for good, giving the Big Green a 66-63 Ivy League win over Brown Saturday evening at Leede Arena.  Brown falls back into a three-way tie for fourth place in the Ivy standings at 4-6, 11-12 overall, while Dartmouth improves to 6-17 overall and 2-8 in Ivy play. With the score tied, 56-56, Knight hit back-to back baskets for a 60...

#8 PC Hockey Clinches Home Ice in Hockey East Quarterfinals

 Erik Foley broke a 1-1 tie with 2:01 remaining in the third period to propel the No. 8 Providence College men’s hockey team to a thrilling 3-1 win at UMass Lowell on Saturday night at Tsongas Center. SCORE No. 8 Providence – 3 | UMass Lowell - 1 RECORDS Providence – 20-9-4 (13-6-4 HEA) | UMass Lowell – 16-16-0 (10-12-0 HEA) VENUE Tsongas Center – Lowell, Mass. GOALIES Hayden Hawkey (PC) – 26 saves Tyler Wall (UML) – 28 saves NOTES -...

Agostino Scores Off Opening Overtime Faceoff For P-Bruins Win over Springfield

The Providence Bruins defeated the Springfield Thunderbirds in overtime Saturday night 3-2 in the first game of their home-and-home series. The P-Bruins got goals from Justin Hickman, Ryan Fitzgerald and Kenny Agostino while Jordan Binnington made his 18th start of the season in net. The opening 20 minutes were scoreless, though each team had some chances to score. Both Providence and Springfield had an abbreviated power play, and Springfield thought they scored early in theirs. The ...

Cold-Shooting Second Half Dooms Providence In Loss At Butler

Kelan Martin made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Butler ended a three-game losing streak with a 69-54 victory over Providence on Saturday.

LaSalle Sweeps State Track & Field Team Titles, Other Individual Events Highlights Video included

The LaSalle boys and girls both earning a state title as a team at the RIIL state track & field championships Saturday. Here are the highlights & reaction from many of the other events at the Providence Career & Technical Center Saturday.

West Warwick's Worthington Wins All Around State Title, LaSalle, Mount Hope Take Home Team Gymnastics Crowns Video included

By Nick Coit ncoit@abc6.com West Warwick's Alyssa Worthington winning the 2018 All-Around State Title in the RIIL Gymnastics State Meet Saturday. The LaSalle Rams taking home the team championship in Division I, while the Mount Hope Huskies earning the Division II title.

PC Knocks Off Bryant In Showdown Of State Men's Lacrosse Teams Video included

The Providence College men's lacrosse team defeated Bryant, 13-8, on Saturday, Feb. 17 on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I.  The Friars improved to 2-1 on the season, while Bryant dropped to 1-2 on the year.

Saint Francis Routs Bryant Men's Basketball Saturday

Jamaal King scored 23 points, Malik Harmon tossed in a season-high 21, the two had but one turnover between them and Saint Francis University defeated Bryant 89-56 on Saturday for its third-straight win and clinched a spot in the Northeast Conference playoffs.

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Ezemma Posts Double-Double For Quakers, But Barrington Beats Moses Brown By One Video included

Barrington's Oluchi Ezemma scored 31 points with 13 rebounds, helping Barrington edge Moses Brown 56-55.

PC Upsets #3 Villanova, Friar Faithful Storm Court Video included

The Providence men’s basketball team defeated No. 2/3 Villanova on Wednesday night, 76-71, in front of a sold out crowd (12,887) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The Friars (17-9, 8-5) are now 2-0 versus top-5 ranked teams this season at home with the other win coming in an 81-72 victory over then No. 5 Xavier on January 6. It is the first time Providence has beaten a team ranked as high as No. 3 since February 24, 2009 when the Friars defeated No. 1 Pittsburgh. The Friars...

Celtics Allow 129 Points, Head Into All Star Break with Loss to Clippers

Guarding DeAndre Jordan in the paint is hard enough.         When he's making his free throws, that makes it a much bigger problem.         Jordan had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 129-119 on Wednesday night for their fourth victory in five games.         The 6-foot-11 center, a 59 percent shooter from the free-throw line coming into ...

Hope Heavyweights Clinch Wrestling Win over Woonsocket Video included

Hope's Edison Guarcas won the 285 pound match, and the Blue Wave beat Woonsocket 35-28 in Division II.

#16 URI Beats Richmond For 16th Straight Win, E.C. Matthews Leaves Game With Leg Injury Video included

Jared Terrell had 17 points and 16th-ranked Rhode Island extended its winning streak to 16 games with an 85-67 victory over Richmond on Tuesday night. But the Rams were dealt a blow late in the first half when senior guard E.C. Matthews left the game with a left knee injury after getting tangled up with Richmond's Grant Golden on a loose ball.

Health Improves For PC As Friars Prepare For Villanova, Ed Cooley Gives Friar Report For ABC6 Sports Video included

After a disappointing loss to DePaul, the PC Friars are returning to good health, heading into Wednesday night's matchup against #3 Villanova. ABC6 Sports Reporter Ian Steele visited with the team Tuesday & also handed the mic over to Coach Ed Cooley for a report.

Cumberland Honors Retiring Coach Steve Gordon In Final Home Wrestling Meet Video included

Cumberland celebrates coach Steve Gordon, leading the Clippers for the final time in a home meet against Hendricken Tuesday. Gordon is retiring after 50 years leading the program.

Mount Pleasant Boys Hoops Beats Woonsocket On Villa Novan Senior Night Video included

Mount Pleasant boys hoops beats Woonsocket on Villa Novan senior night, 67-56. Manny Roman had the game-high 22 points for the Kilties.

Cranston West Girls Swimming Outduels Pilgrim In Tuesday Meet Video included

Cranston West girls swimming team outduels Pilgrim, 57-37. The Patriots win the 200 medley relay, while West's Haley McCrystal (200 freestyle) & Pallavi Kamsani (200 IM) win individual races.

Tiverton Girls Beat Central Falls, Improve to 15-1 in D-III East Video included

Mariah Ramos scored a game-high 18 points, and Tiverton beat Central Falls 46-36 on Senior Night.  

La Salle Boys Notch Senior Day Win over Smithfield Video included

Elijah Perry scored 15 points, and La Salle beat Smithfield on Senior Night. With the win, the Rams improve to 12-6 in Division I play. The Sentinels fall to 4-14.

Narragansett Clinches Two-Seed in Division II with Big Win over East Greenwich Video included

Narragansett beat East Greenwich 49-38 in a battle of two 15-win Division II teams. With the win, the Mariners clinched the two-seed behind number one Cumberland. 'Gansett's Jack Lurgio led the game with 19 points on five three-pointers in front of a lively home crowd.

Bryant Basketball Coach Tim O'Shea Announces Retirement with Emotinal Speech Video included

Bryant University men's basketball coach Tim O'Shea announced that he will retire at the end of the current 2017-18 basketball season.  A formal announcement was made by coach O'Shea on Monday afternoon at a press conference in the Chace Athletic Center Bulldog Room. O'Shea, currently in his tenth year, was named the head coach of the Bryant men's basketball program in April 2008, arriving from Ohio University where he spent seven seasons as head coach. "We are so grateful...

McQuaid's First Goal of the Season the Bruins' Game Winner over Devils

Adam McQuaid got his first goal of the season with 8:05 to play, and the Boston Bruins extended their road point-scoring streak to 13 games with a 5-3 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.         Fellow defenseman Torey Krug scored twice and Tim Schaller also scored as the Bruins improved to 19-2-4 in their last 25 games and completed a sweep of the three-game season series. Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter.     &nb...

Celtics Retire Paul Pierce's #34

Paul Pierce used to walk onto the court at TD Garden and imagine seeing his number hanging from the rafters.         ``The Truth'' doesn't have to dream about that day anymore.         The Celtics retired Pierce's No. 34 on Sunday following the Celtics' 121-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the 23rd person in franchise history to have his number or name enshrined by the Celtics organization.        ...

New-Look Cavs Roll Celtics on Paul Pierce Night

LeBron James quieted a Celtics crowd that came to celebrate Paul Pierce on Sunday, scoring 24 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to give new-look Cleveland a 121-99 victory over Boston in an individual performance reminiscent of the rivalry's heyday.         And this time, Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to do anything about it.         James shook off a first-quarter leg injury to score 13 in the second q...

P-Bruins Blow Two Goal Lead, Penguins Take Shootout Win

The Providence Bruins fell in a shootout to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Sunday afternoon 3-2, dropping their first game of the season on home ice to the first place team in the Atlantic Division. The P-Bruins got goals from Tommy Cross and Adam Payerl while Zane McIntyre made his 30th start of the season in net. The first 12 minutes were very physical, with Providence holding the Penguins without a shot on goal. At 13:42, Tommy Cross netted a power play goal to open the scorin...

Bryant Basketball Coach Tim O'Shea To Retire After Season

Bryant University men's basketball coach Tim O'Shea has announced that he will retire at the end of the current 2017-18 basketball season.  A formal announcement will be made by coach O'Shea, Monday afternoon at a 3 p.m. press conference in the Chace Athletic Center Bulldog Room.  O'Shea, currently in his tenth year, was named the head coach of the Bryant men's basketball program in April 2008, arriving from Ohio University where he spent seven seasons as head coach. "...

NCAA: Rams Not Top 16 Overall, Currently #5 Seed; PC #10 Seed

If the NCAA Tournament were released today, URI would not be a Top 16 seed as some anticipated.  Instead, they're slated as a current #5 seed in the Midwest Regional, projected to match up with Loyola Chicago in the first round. The Rams are on a 15 game winning streak, are undefeated in the A10, and are #5 in RPI (a measurement used less by this year's committee) in the country.  Providence College is currently the South Region's #10 Seed, slated for a first round game a...

Cambridge Shines, Okolie's Clutch Points Lead Brown Men's Basketball Past Columbia In OT Video included

Trailing 88-86, Brown junior Obi Okolie (Ajax, Ontario) knocked down a trey from the corner with 9.3 seconds remaining and then connected on two free throws with 2.8 seconds left to lift the Bears to a 91-88 overtime win over Columbia Saturday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Bryant Men's Basketball Edges Mount St. Mary's Saturday For Second NEC Win Video included

Redshirt freshman Brandon Carroll (Brewster, N.Y.) scored 23 points, while sophomore classmates Ikenna Ndugba (Boston, Mass.) and Tanner Johnson (Lexington, Ky.)each added 17, as the Bryant University men's basketball team earned a thrilling 79-77 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center.

P-Bruins Score Early & Often To Win In Bridgeport Video included

The Providence Bruins defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night 3-1 at Webster Bank Arena to put an end to their five-game road losing streak. The P-Bruins got goals from Ryan Fitzgerald, Zach Senyshyn and Colton Hargrove while Jordan Binnington made his 17th start of the season in net.

PC Men's Lacrosse Runs Past Holy Cross In Home Opener Video included

The Providence men’s lacrosse team defeated Holy Cross, 9-6, on Feb. 10 in its 2018 home opener on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.  The Friars improved to 1-1 on the season, while the Crusaders dropped to 0-1 to start the year.

Bucknell Men's Lacrosse Too Much For Bryant To Handle At Home Video included

Senior Tom Kennedy (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored three goals, while senior Cam Ziegler (Carlsbad, Calif.) added a career-high five assists, but the Bryant University men's lacrosse team fell to Bucknell, 14-12, Saturday at the Bryant Track & Turf Complex.

LaSalle Boys Basketball Pulls Away From Woonsocket Video included

The score was close at halftime, but the LaSalle boys basketball team pulls away from Woonsocket in the second half Saturday to a 75-55 victory. The Rams are now 11-6 in Division I this season.

LaSalle Boys Hockey Skates Past Smithfield In Division I Action Video included

The LaSalle boys hockey team skating past Smithfield Saturday night, 3-1. With the win, the Rams improve to 11-1 on the season.

#18 URI Blows Out Second Place Davidson for 15th Straight Win Video included

Rhode Island earned its 15th straight victory in front of a sold out Ryan Center, beating Davidson 72-59 Friday. It was a hot start by the Rams (20-3, 12-0 Atlantic 10), as they jumped ahead 10-5 backed by eight points in the first four minutes from Stanford Robinson. Two consecutive goal tending calls on Rhody gave the Wildcats four points and they got within one point (12-11) at 13:57. That was as close as Davidson (13-10, 8-4 A-10) would get for the rest of the game. Fatts Russell...

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