Archive - Dec 5, 2013 - Sports Article
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â Ed Cooley has a grand vision for the stateâs annual college basketball passion play â Providence versus Rhode Island.
âMy goal is to get this game on CBS on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon,â proclaimed the Friarsâ head coach. âWhen you do that, you know that both programs are getting there. Take nothing away from the other channels, and I donât want to be disrespectful to anybody, but when youâre talking about trying to nationally brand your two schools, I think thatâs our ultimate goal.â
There figures to always be a soft spot in Tommy Harperâs heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Harper got to know Ellsbury when the latter was on the fast track through the minor-league ranks, hence why the former had no trouble relinquishing his 36-year-old Red Sox record of 54 stolen bases in a single season, which Ellsbury shattered with 70 thefts in 2009.
When the topic of Ellsbury and the lavish seven-year, $153-million deal he reportedly agreed to with the New York Yankees came up during a phone interview on Wednesday, Harper elicited a response that was part clairvoyant, part reality check.