Archive - May 15, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ When the manager mentions â€śsmall crack in his boneâ€ť in the same sentence as the playerâ€™s wrist, itâ€™s easy to dwell on the worst-case scenario.
Gary DiSarcina, however, stated that the Pawtucket Red Sox are in no rush to place first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton on the disabled list. On the same day that saw Hamilton honored as International League Hitter of the Week, the 29-year-old jammed his wrist while attempting to make a play in left field.
You take what you can get.
With that mantra in mind, the NCAAâ€™s decree to lengthen college basketballâ€™s preseason is a welcome development in a sport where the run-up to the regular season barrels down on coaches and players like a fastbreak. Earlier this month, the governing body of collegiate athletics ruled that menâ€™s programs can begin practicing six weeks prior to their first game.
The 2013-14 season is set to tip-off on Nov. 8, meaning teams can begin laying the groundwork in earnest on Sept. 27.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a city flirting with bankruptcy, even stray dogs and cats are feeling the squeeze.
Animal Control Officer Doris Kay says her supply budget of $6,000 wasnâ€™t enough to feed sheltered pets this year, but sheâ€™s facing a cut of some 16 percent in the weeks ahead.
While private donors are expected to help fill the food gap, thereâ€™s no relief in sight for another precious commodity at the animal control facility off Cumberland Street: space.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” North Smithfield made it official on a cold, rainy Wednesday afternoon -- the Northmen have repeated as Division II-North champions.
Backed by the spectacular four-hit pitching of junior ace Karissa Carlton and rallies in the first and fifth innings, the Northmen clinched the title outright by posting a 5-0 victory over neighboring foe Burrillville on the Northmenâ€™s campus.