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Boston Red Sox | BoSox parting ways with former PawSox manager Beyeler

October 4, 2015

Arnie Beyeler was well aware of the risks when the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and proclaimed that he would be taking over the left-field duties.

A former PawSox manager who guided the ball club to the 2012 Governors’ Cup, Beyeler spent the last three seasons Boston’s first-base coach. He was also responsible for coaching outfield play, meaning he had a personal and professional stake in transforming Ramirez into an adequate defender. 

Women's College Soccer | Cumberland's Ribeiro enjoying strong bounce-back season at UConn

October 2, 2015

Stephanie Ribeiro’s return to the UConn women’s soccer team couldn’t have been scripted any better.

Exactly one year ago, Ribeiro dealt with the likelihood that her junior season was over before it actually started. The Cumberland native pulled her hip flexor during the spring of her sophomore year. The frustrating part was that every time Ribeiro believed that she was in the clear, a setback would occur.

NBA Basketball | Roncarati on the Rise: Cumberland native now Atlanta's director of rehabilitation

October 1, 2015

Cumberland native Mike Roncarati was in Las Vegas fulfilling his duties with Golden State’s NBA Summer League entry when he found himself standing at the crossroads of his professional career.

The opportunity to climb the Warriors’ organizational ladder was on the table, as the Bishop Feehan graduate had the opportunity to succeed good friend Keke Lyles as the team’s director of athletic performance. The past two seasons had seen Roncarati serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the defending NBA champs.

Providence College Basketball | RIGHT ON POINT: Friars land 2016 PG Maliek White

September 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Friars are looking for a few good point guards to fill Kris Dunn’s talented shoes for the 2016-17 season and beyond.

True, PC already has one Big East-tested point man in Kyron Cartwright along with transfer Isaiah Jackson, who reportedly ran the point at times during his high school days, in the fold. There’s now a third name to add to the list after Virginia native Maliek White supplied the Friars with a verbal commitment late Sunday night.

Central Falls Boys' Soccer | Slow start costs Warriors in 2-1 setback at Portsmouth

September 27, 2015

PORTSMOUTH — Rarely does the size of a soccer field have as big an impact on a soccer game as the size of Portsmouth’s new FIeldTurf facility had on Saturday’s Division I boys’ soccer contest between the Patriots and visiting Central Falls.

Shea Football | Raiders march on to another victory

September 27, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Each game in a football season is a stepping stone. Teams that don’t improve from week to week fall by the wayside.

And so it was no surprise that after Shea High remained unbeaten with a 21-7 victory over Mount Hope on Friday night, head coach Dino Campopiano said, “We have to get better to beat Rogers next week.”

St. Raphael Football | Saints lock down first win in lopsided fashion

September 27, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Given the way St. Raphael Academy dropped its Division II-A opener last week, a 21-20 heartbreaker to crosstown rival Shea High, head coach Mike Sassi wanted his club to start quickly in its home debut against Coventry on Friday night.

Exactly a week before, immediately after the Saints' had registered the late touchdown to pull within a point of the Raiders, Sassi opted for the two-point conversion – and it failed.

High School Football | Several area teams looking to avoid 0-2 start in league play

September 25, 2015

One of the more fascinating stat lines stems from how many NFL teams end up qualifying for the playoffs after starting out 0-2. Since the inception of the 12-team playoff format in 1990, only 23 of the 204 teams that started the season with a donut and two defeats ultimately righted the ship and made the playoffs.

Shea High Boys' Soccer | Raiders eye showdown with rival La Salle

September 22, 2015

PAWUCKET – It’s late September and one big question looms on the horizon for Shea High’s enigmatic soccer team: Can the Raiders run with the big dogs in Division I?

The biggest pedigree of them all belongs to La Salle Academy, which won its first five league games by a combined scoring margin of 25-2. The Rams will visit the Raiders for a 6:30 p.m. game on Thursday at Max Read Field.

Commentary | McGair: Red Sox missing out on chance to honor Orsillo

September 21, 2015

A little of this, a little of that …

Give the Red Sox credit. The A.L. East bottom dwellers are making every effort to keep the turnstiles turning during the final homestand – a seven-game stretch that kicked off Monday night.