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Commentary | McGair: Success of hoops, hockey, soccer programs a feast for Friar fans

April 13, 2015

Editor's note: This column appeared in the Friday, April 10 edition of The Times

BOSTON – Being affiliated with the Big East Conference and having all their games televised, Providence College men’s basketball is one of biggest windows into the institution.

People tend to focus on Ed Cooley’s program more than any other sport to the point that it becomes the barometer about how fans and alumni alike feel about PC.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Sox start 2015 season on high note despite dropping 16-inning marathon Sunday

April 12, 2015


ALLENTOWN, Pa – Pawtucket left Coca-Cola  Park late Sunday afternoon with an opening-weekend series in their pocket.

However, their last game certainly wasn’t easy.

The PawSox had what appeared to be a comfortable 3-1 lead in their grasp at the top of the seventh inning, and a series sweep appeared inevitable. Starter Eddie Rodriguez had just left the game with an impressive 84-pitch showing in which he retired the final 11 batters he faced.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Right-hander Barnes back to starting after spending spring in pen

April 12, 2015


PAWTUCKET – “I’m preparing in spring training to be a starter,” stated Matt Barnes in February, not long after the official report date for Red Sox pitchers and catchers. 

When reminded of what the hard-throwing right-hander said during follow-up phone interview late last week, Barnes came across as open-minded individual. 

Pawtucket Red Sox | THE VOICE: Broadcaster Will Flemming following family footsteps

April 11, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Red Sox officials have traveled down many different roads to bring in top-flight radio broadcasters. To fill the most recent vacancy, you might say they’ve gone home again.

Girls' Softball | Clippers, Lions, Mounties, Tigers set to take on R.I.’s best on the diamond

April 10, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High head coach Craig Giarusso admitted he’s never seen such a horrendous winter, one that has so greatly affected his ability to practice with his girls outside.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Mixed Bag for Tiger Woods in Masters Return

April 10, 2015

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox Welcome Home Luncheon proves major success

April 8, 2015

LINCOLN -- Outfielder Rusney Castillo is besieged with autograph requests as he enters Kirkbrae Country Club Wednesday for the annual PawSox Welcome Home Luncheon. The PawSox open the 2015 season tonight at Lehigh Valley with lefty Brian Johnson on the hill.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox owner shares hopes for upcoming season at Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club

April 6, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Jim Skeffington, new president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, might be the most excited fan around about the team’s on-field potential this year.

“This may well be one of the best and most talented teams we’ve had in the history of the franchise – and it’s a storied history,” Skeffington said on Monday prior to presenting a $25,000 donation on behalf of the Red Sox Foundation to the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club. 

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

 

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