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August 17th

Woonsocket's R.I. Athletic Club is open for business

August 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET — After nearly a decade of working in the business world for three WNBA teams and as the president of an NBA Development League franchise, Michael Reynolds has returned home to take on the next challenge of his professional career.

August 16th

Red Sox OF Kalish hopes latest surgery does the trick

August 16, 2013

For Ryan Kalish, embarking on the comeback trail has featured an eerily similar narrative.

There’s the surgery aspect, which Kalish has down pat by now. Since diving for a ball in center field at McCoy Stadium on April 21, 2011 – a play the 25-year-old dubs “a stroke of bad luck” – the onetime Red Sox outfield prospect has been subjected to one corrective procedure after another. Yearning to feel like his old self has proven a tough road to hoe, his left shoulder and neck never quite getting back in sync.

August 15th

Life as a backup catcher suits Boston's Ross fine

August 15, 2013

PAWTUCKET — There’s light at the end of the tunnel as far as David Ross and his minor-league rehab assignment is concerned.

The veteran catcher is scheduled to be behind the plate for back-to-back nine-inning games for the PawSox on Friday and Saturday before visiting concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins on Sunday.
If everything checks out accordingly, Ross would rejoin the Red Sox Monday night in San Francisco.

August 14th

SportsBusiness Journal drops Providence/Pawtucket minor-league market nine spots to No. 12 this year

August 14, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Every two years, Smith & Street’s SportsBusiness Journal releases its annual rankings of the top minor-league markets in the country.

According to the publication’s 2013 findings that were unveiled earlier this week, the Providence/Pawtucket market weighed in at a solid 12th out of the 229 markets that were scrutinized and taken under advisement. Two cities that are home to International League clubs finished 1-2 in this year’s compellation with Toledo, Ohio grabbing top honors followed by Rochester, N.Y., which boasts four minor-league operations.

PawSox down Louisville, 6-5, for fourth straight win

August 14, 2013

PAWTUCKET --- It’s been more than a month-and-a-half since the Pawtucket Red Sox strung together four wins in a row, but on Wednesday afternoon, they were able to extend their win streak at the expense of the Louisville Bats.
Three-run homers from Xander Bogaerts and Mark Hamilton and a strong start from Clayton Mortensen enabled the defending International League champions to hold off a seventh-inning rally by the Bats and come away with a 6-5 win at McCoy Stadium.

August 13th

DiSarcina: Middlebrooks 'has a lot to prove' in his return to Boston 'and he knows it'

August 13, 2013

PAWTUCKET – There are two schools of thought regarding Will Middlebrooks and the third baseman’s recent return to major-league duty.

Given the Red Sox were receiving zero in the way of offensive production at the hot corner following the departure of Jose Iglesias – the post-July 31 non-waiver trading deadline saw Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder struggling to the tune of a combined .135 batting average (5-for-37) – the ball club was more than justified in being in the market for an upgrade.

August 11th

Lincoln Little Leaguers have much to be proud of

August 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET – As Lincoln All-Stars' manager Matt Netto drove the 125-plus miles home to Central Falls from Bristol, Conn. late Saturday night, dozens upon dozens of “What ifs?” flooded his mind – how an extra-base hit with Braedon Carney on first with no one out in the third could've changed matters; how Patrick Gribbin could've scored after beating out a perfect bunt with two down in the fifth; how similar this defeat was to the one Lincoln suffered in this same scenario four years before.

R.I. football officials still operating under cloud of uncertainty

August 11, 2013

Just when all seemed copacetic, serious doubts have crept in regarding this autumn’s Rhode Island high school gridiron slate and the inclusion of a full complement of registered R.I. football officials.

August 10th

Cumberland's Randall preps for U.S. Amateur

August 10, 2013

As much as Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on things Friday, Jamison Randall braved the wet weather and walked approximately eight holes at The Country Club, located in Brookline, Mass.

August 9th

Navigant Post 85 forced to play waiting game at Northeast Regionals

August 9, 2013

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — It turned out to be a long Friday morning and afternoon for Navigant Post 85.

Co-managers Buster Perrault and Jim Gauthier and their players desperately wanted to take on Rochester, N.H., here at the American Legion Northeast Regional Senior Division Tournament, for one very simple reason: They longed to post their first victory after sustaining a 9-2 loss to Barnstable, Mass. in their opener on Thursday.
Post 85, however, had to wait – and wait some more.

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