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January 30th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

January 30, 2015

For the biggest game in all of football, you can bet on just about anything. What we have done here is selected some of our favorite things to bet on and give bold predictions. If you want some free money, read on!
SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?
Over/Under 2 minutes 1 second
• OVER- She has done the National Anthem on multiple occasions. In her earlier appearance she was under more later over. Her fame is at an all-time high thanks to Frozen. She will really bring it in a drawn out way.

January 29th

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | New arrival Gagan helps Saints wallop Lions, 63-26

January 30, 2015


PAWTUCKET – To have a transfer as talented as Kasey Gagan fall right into a team’s lap … it’s as if the basketball gods were smiling down on St. Raphael head coach Fred Saunders.
 

January 28th

Tolman boys' basketball | Steve Otis on the verge of joining 1,000-point club

January 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET – With snow days and school cancellations behind us for the most part, interscholastic boys and girls basketball teams can resume their quest of padding the playoff résumé.

One area squad that is on firm footing heading into February is the Tolman boys’ hoopsters. Head coach Mike Kayata has enjoyed a fabulous campaign to date, winning eight of nine Division II contests. In the season-long PowerPoint standings that will determine the 16 berths in the Open State Tournament, the Tigers occupy the seventh position with 6.4 points. 

January 26th

Providence College basketball | AWAITING A SIGN FROM THE HEAVENS: Location, timing of PC-DePaul game depends on weather

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.

Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s

“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”

January 25th

Pawtucket Red Sox baseball | Governors' Cup champion PawSox stage reunion at Foxwoods

January 26, 2015

A PawSox reunion that also included an appearance by Paws the mascot helped highlight the first-ever Red Sox-sponsored ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ that took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino. In the photo, members of the 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox that made the trek to Connecticut include, left to right, Garin Cecchini, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Rusney Castillo and Bryce Brentz

January 23rd

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers rack up another win by outdueling Juanita Sanchez, 74-61

January 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET – It looked like a shootout at the O.K. Corral during the first half of Friday night’s Division II showdown between Tolman and Juanita Sanchez. The two top gunslingers in the division led the way. Miguel Prieto came in averaging 24 points per game for the Cavaliers while Tolman’s Steve Otis brought along his 21-point per game average.

Prieto nailed a long three-pointer early in the game and stared down Otis heading back up-court.

PawSox | Swihart primed to be first everyday catcher for Sox since Shoppach

January 23, 2015


BOSTON – In essence, the Red Sox made two moves when they traded former PawSox catcher Dan Butler to Washington earlier this month. While one of them did not appear under the transitions listing, an unofficial memo was sent out regarding how the organization plans to proceed with Pawtucket’s catching situation in 2015.

January 22nd

PawSox | Radio broadcaster Levering gets call to big league role with Brewers

January 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The pipeline between the PawSox radio broadcasters and Major League Baseball has pumped out another talented personality. On Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Jeff Levering, Pawtucket’s No. 1 broadcaster for the past two seasons, has been hired as the play-by-play broadcaster for select road games on the Brewers Radio Network. 
 

St. Raphael Boys' Basketball | Saints step up pressure to stop Wizards, 70-47

January 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Sometimes, basketball can be a pretty simple game.

St. Raphael Academy put on a clinic for five minutes in the first half of Thursday night’s 70-47 victory over West Warwick, going off on a 24-0 run that featured superb passing and brilliant shooting. The Saints ran their offense and found the open man time after time while breaking this game open midway through the first half.

January 21st

Tolman boys' basketball| Ashley to the rescue as Tolman turns away Tiverton

January 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High took advantage of a 16-4 flurry at the start of the final stanza and sailed to a 73-61 Division II victory over Tiverton at the James W. Donaldson Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Head coach Mike Kayata learned senior swing Prince Johnson would be unable to play as he suffered from the flu, but classmate Derek Ashley mustered a premier performance in his absence. At the small forward spot, Ashley delivered a game-high 22 points with three treys, but that wasn’t the half of it.

Providence College basketball | PLENTY IN RESERVE: Friars’ Harris has taken to coming off the bench

January 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.

Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.

January 20th

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Konte’s triple-double powers Tigers past Bishop Keough, 54-45

January 21, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tigers junior center Fenda Konte was force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, notching a triple-double with 16 points, 23 rebounds and 11 blocks, as Tolman held on to beat crosstown foe Bishop Keough, 54-45.
 
Tolman had held a 17-point lead (35-18) over the Koalas with 11:42 left in the final period, and a 16-point advantage (39-23) with less than eight minutes left in the game.
 

Pro football Recap of the week that was

January 20, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

January 16th

St. Raphael – Cumberland Basketball | St. Raphael tops Cumberland for 24th straight league win

January 17, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It was business as usual for St. Raphael Friday night as the Saints improved to 8-0 in Division II-North following a 68-55 win over Cumberland at the Wellness Center.

St. Raphael Basketball | Jones, McParlin power Saints past Cranston East, 62-60

January 17, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
 
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60. 
 

January 15th

Shea – Tolman Girls Basketball | Raiders edge out Tigers, 56-54, in overtime thriller

January 16, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.

She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 15, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

January 14th

East Providence boys' basketball | Villa Novans rock Townies with 84-point explosion

January 15, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – As much fun as it is, watching Woonsocket run and gun its way past lower echelon Division I opponents, coach T.J. Ciolfi understands that offense alone will not get his team very far in the playoffs.

January 13th

Boys' Basketball | Former Saints standouts Lynch and Holloway square off with new squads

January 14, 2015


PROVIDENCE – In an alternate world, Graham Lynch’s sweet stroke from beyond the arc and Alex Holloway’s nifty passing skills would be on display in St. Raphael Academy jerseys this winter.