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Can you still get a sunburn even with the Maui Invitational relocated to the Lower 48?

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Prior to Tuesday, one had to go back to March 24, 2012 to find the last time that a Pawtucket native appeared in an NCAA Division I men’s basketball game.

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What began as a laugher ended up turning into a major seat squirmer.

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The surf wasn’t up and the palm trees weren’t swaying. The Providence Friars might have been nowhere near the Aloha State, yet there was plenty of supportive evidence to suggest they were M.I.A. in their quarterfinal-round contest in the relocated Maui Invitational.

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When Jared Bynum transferred from St. Joseph’s to Providence in April 2019, it was seen as a move that had “future Big East assist leader” written all over it.

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The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team broke even during its stay at Mohegan Sun and is feeling the beginnings of a heater after a second consecutive strong performance.

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PROVIDENCE – Pushing to the side all concerns related to whether college basketball should be tipping off the 2020-21 season amidst the backdrop of a worrisome pandemic, let’s play 10 questions with the Providence College Friars ahead of Wednesday’s 2 p.m. opener against Fairfield at fan-fre…

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JOHNSTON – The overriding theme was survival with a state championship hanging in the balance.

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PAWTUCKET — Division I boys soccer has been dominated by powerhouse La Salle – and to a lesser extend the large suburban public schools – for the last 20 years.

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In the latest "Ocean State Sidelines" podcast, sportswriter Brendan McGair talks with Legend Geeter, who recently signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Providence College men's basketball program, and his high school head coach Lamonta Stone.

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PROVIDENCE – The general manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center received a heads-up, hence Monday’s announcement concerning the seismic changes to the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament did not register as a shock.

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PROVIDENCE – Ed Cooley has finally commented on his early-signing Class of 2021 recruiting haul that includes Michigan prospect Legend Geeter and New Jersey product Rafael Castro. From the sound of it, the Providence Friars are loading up with defensive-minded reinforcements.

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PROVIDENCE – The Providence Friars can look forward to additional help on the rebounding front as transfer Ed Croswell has been granted immediate eligibility that will enable the 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward to play this coming season. The school made the announcement on Saturday morning.

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The New Jersey-based high school basketball head coach of the newest Friar pledge made sure to emphasize to Providence assistant coach Jeff Battle that there’s much more to Rafael Castro than his visual traits – specifically height.

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PROVIDENCE – Surrounded by friends and family, New Jersey-based prospect Rafael Castro become the second member of the Class of 2021 to commit to the Providence Friars on Thursday night.

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There are brackets that came with dates of when the corresponding playoff round would take place. It’s a good sign and means the R.I. Interscholastic League is forecasting a busy November that will include the crowning of champions.

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CENTRAL FALLS — The challenge now for the Central Falls boys soccer team is to carry their form in non-league contests into their final four Division I games.

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PROVIDENCE – Thanking the fans for their unbridled support after a big win at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center has been part and parcel of many an Ed Cooley postgame media session during his first nine seasons at Providence College.

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CENTRAL FALLS  —  Bobby Marchand stood with a walking stick in one hand while the other grasped the massive backstop fence surrounding the new Macomber Stadium athletic complex late Friday afternoon.

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CENTRAL FALLS – It was hard to get a read on Central Falls High senior center midfielder Juan Pablo Monsalve on Friday night.

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PAWTUCKET — If you took off from T.F. Green Airport en route to Atlanta when Tolman No. 1 singles standout Gina Carpenter played the first point of her match with St. Raphael counterpart Christina Wilk, the third set still wouldn’t have started when you landed.

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If you’re a parent, sibling, other family member of just plain fan of a high school athlete within the Blackstone Valley and have been wondering whether or not you’ll have the opportunity to watch him or her play this fall, the answer is simple: It depends.

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FOSTER — A year older has made Lucy Noris much wiser when it comes to navigating her way around the cross-country trail. Now a junior at Blackstone Valley Prep, her impressive showing at Saturday’s season-opening Northern Division meet at Ponaganset High was a telltale sign of a runner who n…

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PAWTUCKET – It’s no secret that the St. Raphael cross-country program boasts two frontline runners, the kind that you can always count on finishing first or near the top.