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Craig seeking fresh start, Owens searches for groove

August 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – By no means did Red Sox newcomer Allen Craig set out to make himself a trade commodity when he signed his current contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in March 2013, one that bought out three arbitration years and his first year of free agency.

Homecoming: Greet New England Little League champs at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park

August 20, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.

Pro ballplayers no strangers to struggles at new levels

August 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The struggles endured by Jackie Bradley Jr. at the major-league level have been well chronicled. Despite the constant reminders that figure to stick for the rest of the season, the center fielder should take comfort in realizing that whether it’s the highest rung or professional baseball or the minors, everyone goes through a stretch where nothing seems to click.

Cumberland American and their coach remind us of what sports are all about

August 19, 2014

CUMBERLAND — Dave Belisle is no longer Cumberland American’s manager. He is America’s manager. 

Cumberland American sees run at LLWS come to an end

August 18, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The world championship dream is over.

The memories will last a lifetime.

Cumberland's Little League World Series run ended Monday night at Lamade Stadium as it made another furious comeback only to watch Chicago score two fifth-inning runs and win an 8-7 thriller.

Turning over a new leaf: Bouley named interim football coach, AD at Woonsocket

August 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET— Carnell Henderson’s first official day as principal at Woonsocket High did not end when he walked out of the building shortly after 4 o’clock last Thursday afternoon.

“Actually, I’m on my way to (Barry Field) right now,” he said about the tug-at-the-heartstrings moment he was set to have with his now former Villa Novan football players.

Dynamic Volleyball Duo: Small in size, Woonsocket's Gould twins came up big on national stage

August 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET ─ Brett and Dan Gould did a lot of hanging around at the beach this summer ─ and at the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Championships, they hung around almost long enough to be declared the best beach volleyball team for their age group in the country.

The 14-year-old twin brothers finished second overall in their age bracket at the national tournament ─ organized by the U.S. Olympic program ─ and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend of July 25-27.

Cumberland American soaking up TV exposure

August 17, 2014

Their game on Monday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will be Cumberland American’s seventh straight on television. It will also be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance on the national networks of ESPN.

Not a big deal? Consider this contrast, then.

The NBA’s Boston Celtics, whose schedule was just recently announced, are slated for only one nationally televised contest for their entire upcoming season. Cumberland’s Little Leaguers beat that slim total in just a weekend.

Cumberland stays alive at Little League World Series on Davock’s walk-off double

August 16, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As 10,732 eyes stared at him and millions more watched worldwide, Cumberland’s shortstop/pitcher CJ Davock blocked it all out.
It was just he and the pitcher. The frustration of an inning earlier was gone. An opportunity awaited and redemption was at hand.
Davock pounded on it, earned it and kept a dream alive.

Late comeback falls short this time as Cumberland drops Series opener, 6-4

August 15, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Cumberland manager Dave Belisle and coach Matthew Wright proved they learned from their 2011 Little League World Series experience.
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