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August 8th, 2015
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is playing on Championship Sunday.
The Rhode Island champions bounced back from their blowout loss to Connecticut champ RCP-Cromwell Friday night with a taut, 3-1 win over Rochester, N.H. in the Northeast Regional American Legion tournament saturday at Muzzy Field.
"We have a veteran group," said coach Steve Reynolds Jr. "The kids are gamers and they didn't come out flat. I'm proud of the way they showed up ready to play. This was a very nice team victory."
PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.
In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.
BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ If Ryan Oâ€™Neill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14â€™s opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didnâ€™t come from a case of nerves.
â€śThe fact we hadnâ€™t seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, thatâ€™s what bothered me, if anything,â€ť he said. â€śThree was no familiarity there because we hadnâ€™t faced them.â€ť
LINCOLN â€“ At 11 oâ€™clock this morning, the players and coaches representing Upper Deck Post 86/14 embarked upon their next sojourn, that to Bristol, Conn. for the New England Regional American Legion Tournament.
They did so after posting an easier-than-expected 7-1 triumph over South Kingstown Post 39 to snag the state championship at West Warwickâ€™s McCarthy Field on Saturday â€“ and with the mind set of doing everything they could to claim another tourney crown.
BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with a right triceps strain.
Replacing him in the rotation will be left-hander Henry Owens, who will be called up from Pawtucket to make his Major League debut on Tuesday in Yankee Stadium in New York.
Owens will be pitching on six days’ rest coming off a start for the PawSox last Wednesday against Norfolk.
PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
“Nothing changes with respect to the PawSox, which is good news for all of us. He’s still actively in the midst of pursuing a renegotiated agreement with the state,” said Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for the ownership group representing the Triple-A franchise.
Itâ€™s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about â€śprotecting the shield.â€ť
With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Bradyâ€™s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.