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Commentary | McGair: Brady ruling proves that there's no messing with the NFL Shield

July 28, 2015

It’s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about “protecting the shield.”

With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.

Amateur Baseball | Collette and Upper Deck collide in state Legion tournament today

July 27, 2015


Upper Deck Post 86/14  posts pair of weekend blowouts 

WEST WARWICK – During a winners’ bracket semifinal on Sunday, recent Cumberland High grad Ryan O’Neill spun a superb three-hitter (without a walk) and struck out four as Upper Deck Post 86/14 rolled to an 8-1 win over South Kingstown Post 39.

Little League Baseball | Lincoln beats Cranston Western in state winner's bracket final

July 26, 2015


WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.

With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.

Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.

More coverage coming tomorrow.



Little League Baseball | Toro's second HR of the game helps Lincoln top Portsmouth in state tourney opener

July 25, 2015

WARWICK – Nick Toro had a penchant for pounding home runs in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) District IV Tournament, one in which the Lincoln All-Stars swept with relative ease, and he picked up where he left off Saturday afternoon.

The congenial Toro, who already had walloped a three-run dinger, ripped what proved to be the game-clinching blast in the top of the seventh inning to deliver to Lincoln an absolutely thrilling 5-4 triumph over District II champ Portsmouth in the opener of the state tourney at Warwick Continental Little League’s Louis M. D’Abrosca Memorial Field.

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox' Marrero eager to employ lessons learned while with Red Sox

July 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET – When heralded PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero – known for his innate skills with the leather – was called up to the parent club back on June 25, he was naturally elated with the opportunity ahead of him.

The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Miami, Fla. and former star at Arizona State University didn't fare too well with the bat in five appearances with Boston, manufacturing a .143 bating average (1-for-7), though did record his first major-league hit and run scored against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hurler Mike Morin on July 28.

A LINCOLN LEGACY: Hien readies Lincoln All-Stars for Little League state tournament

July 24, 2015

LINCOLN – As always after the capture of a R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship, the Lincoln All-Stars were back at practice Tuesday evening with their manager, Charlie Hien, and his mammoth coaching staff of at least five.

High School Sports | North Smithfield grad Jacob Decelles attending U.S. Naval Academy

July 21, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  When Jacob Decelles’ parents dropped him off at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. back on July 1 – the first day of what’s known as “Plebe Summer” – he didn’t seem nervous whatsoever, according to his father, Jim.

Amateur Baseball | Lincoln's Zammarelli named to Cape Cod League All-Star team

July 20, 2015


As far as college baseball offseason leagues go, there’s no bigger or brighter stage than the by-invitation-only, wooden-bat Cape Cod League. 

For Nick Zammarelli, a Lincoln native and 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, it’s a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in advance of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.

Little League Baseball | Lincoln powers past Smithfield, 8-4, to take District IV championship

July 19, 2015


BURRILLVILLE – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Smithfield on Sunday night, 8-4, to capture the Rhode Island District IV Championship.

They were powered by a trio of home runs in the fourth inning by Julian Horan, Danny Fish and Sam Ferranti which accounted for seven of their runs.

Lincoln begins action in the state tournament by facing District 2 winner, Portsmouth, on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Warwick Continental’s Little League complex.

Full story Tuesday in the print edition of The Call.


Little League Baseball | Woonsocket edged 2-1 in District IV final by Smithfield

July 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET  –  Perhaps the most amazing – and disappointing – statistic for the Woonsocket All-Stars in this R.I. Little League District IV Major Division Tournament losers’ bracket final late Friday night came in the “LOB” category.

Through the first four innings alone, the locals stranded seven, with five in scoring position and two at third base.

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