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August 10th, 2015

Law is on his side: Former Patriots cover man is high on Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

August 10, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A Super Bowl-winning play has a way of overshadowing the rest of a young player’s curriculum vitae. 

Remember this about Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler: he is entering just his second season in the National Football League.

August 9th

American Legion Baseball | Upper Deck's run at Northeast Regionals comes to an end as Bristol, Conn. prevails in 12 innings

August 9, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. — It was an All-Connecticut Northeast Regional championship game.

In a wild game, host team Bristol eliminated Upper Deck Post 86/14 in walk-off fashion, 9-8, in 12 innings Sunday afternoon to set up a rematch of Saturday night's Bristol vs. Connecticut champion RCP-Cromwell game, which saw Bristol prevail by a 3-2 count.

August 8th

American Legion Baseball | Upper Deck Post 86/14 punches ticket to Championship Sunday at Northeast Regionals

August 8, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn.  -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is playing on Championship Sunday.

The Rhode Island champions bounced back from their blowout loss to Connecticut champ RCP-Cromwell Friday night with a taut, 3-1 win over Rochester, N.H. in the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament saturday at Muzzy Field.

"We have a veteran group," said coach Steve Reynolds Jr. "The kids are gamers and they didn't come out flat. I'm proud of the way they showed up ready to play. This was a very nice team victory."

Upper Deck Post 86/14 suffers first loss at Northeast Regionals

August 8, 2015


August 7th

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox still have plenty to play for despite losing record

August 7, 2015

PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.

In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.

Upper Deck Post 86/14 notches second straight win at Northeast Regionals

August 7, 2015

BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.

The Rhode Island champions defeated host team Bristol, CT, 4-2, in the second round of the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament in front of a paid crowd of 315 at Muzzy Field Thursday evening.

August 5th

American Legion Baseball | OFF TO A FLYING START: Upper Deck brings its 'A' game in Northeast Regional opener

August 5, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. – If Ryan O’Neill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14’s opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didn’t come from a case of nerves.

“The fact we hadn’t seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, that’s what bothered me, if anything,” he said. “Three was no familiarity there because we hadn’t faced them.”

August 4th

American Legion Baseball | Palmieri, Calabro keyed Upper Deck to state title

August 4, 2015

WEST WARWICK – Mason Palmieri's long string of disappointing seasons ended on Saturday afternoon, and he couldn't have been prouder – or more relieved.

August 3rd

Pawtucket Red Sox | Owens gets call to start in Yankee Stadium, replaces injured Porcello

August 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with a right triceps strain.

Replacing him in the rotation will be left-hander Henry Owens, who will be called up from Pawtucket to make his Major League debut on Tuesday in Yankee Stadium in New York.

Owens will be pitching on six days’ rest coming off a start for the PawSox last Wednesday against Norfolk.

August 2nd

Pawtucket Red Sox | Lucchino to retain up-front role with PawSox

August 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.  

August 1st

TOP OF THE DECK: Post 86/14 claims first-ever American Legion state championship

August 1, 2015

WEST WARWICK – Minutes after the ceremony officially declaring Upper Deck Post 86/14 of Cumberland/Lincoln the R.I. American Legion Senior Division's newest champion, shortstop Tyler Calabro admitted he really couldn't comprehend what it meant to him.

“We made it all the way to the finals in high school, but then lost (two games to one) to Hendricken,” the recent Cumberland High graduate stated, referring to the state Division I tourney title set at McCoy Stadium this past spring. “We played really well, but didn't get it done.

July 29th

Little League Baseball | LOOKING TO TURN THE PAGE: That’s all Lincoln can do after Cranston forces deciding game in state tourney

July 29, 2015

WARWICK – Immediately after the Lincoln All-Stars had sustained a 14-0 beating from Cranston Western in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship game on Wednesday night, manager Charlie Hien – as always – shuffled his kids off to a quiet spot in right field for a chat.

July 28th

Commentary | McGair: Brady ruling proves that there's no messing with the NFL Shield

July 28, 2015

It’s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about “protecting the shield.”

With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.

July 27th

Perdomo powers Pawtucket over Paterson for RBI Junior Division Championship

July 27, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Moments after recording the final out, those representing the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division (13-15) squad sprinted to the mound and piled onto Jordan Perdomo, who had just tossed a 4-1 masterpiece over Paterson, N.J. in the championship game of the RBI Northeast Regional Baseball Tournament held Monday morning inside McCoy Stadium.

The reason for the massive celebration: With the victory, Pawtucket earned a berth in the RBI World Series, slated for Grapevine and Southlake, Tex. between Aug. 10-15.

July 26th

Little League Baseball | Lincoln beats Cranston Western in state winner's bracket final

July 26, 2015

WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.

With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.

Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.

More coverage coming tomorrow.

Amateur Baseball | Collette Post 79 advances in American Legion state tournament with 4-0 win

July 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE  –  Moses Brown graduate Cal Slepkow whirled a stellar five-hitter with three walks and seven strikeouts to propel Collette Post 79 of Central Falls/Pawtucket to a 4-0 state American Legion Tournament victory over R&R Construction Post 18 of Newport at La Salle Academy on Sunday afternoon.

July 25th

Little League Baseball | Toro's second HR of the game helps Lincoln top Portsmouth in state tourney opener

July 25, 2015

WARWICK – Nick Toro had a penchant for pounding home runs in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) District IV Tournament, one in which the Lincoln All-Stars swept with relative ease, and he picked up where he left off Saturday afternoon.

July 24th

A LINCOLN LEGACY: Hien readies Lincoln All-Stars for Little League state tournament

July 24, 2015

LINCOLN – As always after the capture of a R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship, the Lincoln All-Stars were back at practice Tuesday evening with their manager, Charlie Hien, and his mammoth coaching staff of at least five.

July 19th

Little League Baseball | Lincoln powers past Smithfield, 8-4, to take District IV championship

July 19, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Smithfield on Sunday night, 8-4, to capture the Rhode Island District IV Championship.

They were powered by a trio of home runs in the fourth inning by Julian Horan, Danny Fish and Sam Ferranti which accounted for seven of their runs.

Lincoln begins action in the state tournament by facing District 2 winner, Portsmouth, on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Warwick Continental’s Little League complex.

Full story Tuesday in the print edition of The Times.

July 17th

Little League Baseball | Lincoln once again one win away from District IV championship

July 17, 2015

LINCOLN – Charlie Hien couldn’t help but find humor in the irony.

After mustering three straight victories in R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) District IV Tournament action, his Lincoln All-Stars now will face Smithfield for the right to call themselves the district champion.

The crazy part: It will occur at approximately 7 p.m., Sunday – at Rymanski Field in Burrillville.


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