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Friendship with hoops legend helps Jeffrey Osborne recruit stars for charity event at McCoy

July 10, 2014

 
PAWTUCKET – Through his 40 years in the music business, Jeffrey Osborne has compiled a pretty impressive Rolodex of celebrity friends in the entertainment industry, but one of his oldest and strongest friendships is with someone from an entirely different walk of life – basketball legend Magic Johnson.
 

Pineview Big Leaguers trek to East Regionals

July 9, 2014

 
PAWTUCKET – It’s become a given. No, make that an expectation.
 

Pawtucket RBI team earns All-Star invite

July 9, 2014

 
PAWTUCKET – The groundwork for what co-manager Matt Bergeron dubbed “a once in a lifetime experience” and “something the kids will be telling their grandkids about years from now” was hatched last summer when the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division All-Stars participated in the RBI Junior Division World Series in Minneapolis.  
 

Cumberland wins big in bracket final

July 8, 2014

 
WESTERLY – Losing the pregame coin toss was the only thing that didn’t go well for the Cumberland I Major Division Softball All-Stars on this night.
 
They pounded out 15 hits to post a convincing 11-6 victory over Warwick West Side Tuesday night in a Rhode Island State Tournament losers’ bracket final. Cumberland will return to the Paul E. Trombino Memorial Complex on Wednesday (5:30 p.m. first pitch) to face Cranston National. 
 

PawSox pitcher Barnes has perfect example to follow in Ranaudo

July 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET – There was a time when the slightest mention of Anthony Ranaudo’s injury-marred 2012 campaign would prompt the same kind of reaction Brad Pitt had in the film “Fight Club.”

Paraphrasing the 1999 move – “We don’t talk about it.”

“Looking back it kind of stinks thinking that I lost a full year of development, but I’ve put it behind me,” said Raunado about his aforementioned trying season while sitting in the PawSox dugout recently.

Tierney takes star-spangled Arnold Mills

July 4, 2014

 

Two years ago, Colin Tierney came in third place at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race. Last year, the recent Bishop Hendricken graduate and freshman-to-be at Columbia University crossed the finish line right behind the event’s winner, Brian Doyle, the son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle. 

CALL bombs burst over Burrillville in 19-0 rout

July 3, 2014

 
BURRILLVILLE  –  The phenomenal offensive display Cumberland American Little League’s All-Stars assembled on Fourth of July eve wasn’t lost on the victims, Burrillville skipper Chris Toti included.
 

PawSox newcomer Marrero to remain at SS ... for now

July 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.

Threat of tropical storm not going to put a damper on Arnold Mills Road Race

July 2, 2014

CUMBERLAND – For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.

In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.

Cumberland wins fifth straight Major Division District IV Softball title

July 2, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Gloucester/Burrillville All-Stars manager Dave Peloquin admitted after his club had suffered a disgruntling 17-2 loss in a R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale on Monday night that he had a surprise in store for Cumberland I.

In the winner-take-all championship final, he would pitch Rebecca Arndt, a tall, strong hurler with an innate ability for baffling hitters – not to mention strikeouts.