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Local athletes set sights on annual Blackstone River Greenway Challenge

August 3, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The die-hards are checking their maps and adjusting their GPS coordinates. They’re doing the math and inspecting the lay of the land.

These competitive athletes are quietly trying to figure out the secret of the biggest event of the year in outdoor cross-training races: the exact route of the Blackstone River Greenway Challenge.

Navigant Post 85 repeats as R.I. American Legion champs

August 3, 2013

WEST WARWICK – As if on cue, droplets began falling from the purple-, orange- and dark gray clouds surrounding McCarthy Field just as Navigant Post 85 of Woonsocket’s leaders accepted their second straight Anthony J. Lombardi Jr. Trophy as Rhode Island’s premier American Legion team.

Still, nothing was going to rain on this parade.

PawSox' Ranaudo looks to paint a minor-league masterpiece

August 3, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Rich Sauveur can’t wait to see Anthony Ranaudo go all Pablo Picasso on the blank canvas that will represent his tenure at Triple-A Pawtucket after his promotion here on Friday.

“From what I heard, he was throwing the ball extremely well down in Portland and I can’t wait to see him throw,” stated Sauveur, Pawtucket’s pitching coach. “(Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper) sent me some information on Anthony, and I was just reading up on it. Kipper thinks that he’s an outstanding person and a great student of the game.

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