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McGair: Minor League Baseball announces New Pace of Game Regulations for 2015

March 24, 2015

From Minor League Baseball:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball today announced rules and procedures aimed at improving the pace of play in games at the Triple-A and Double-A levels.

Pawtucket Country Club purchased by three members

February 6, 2015


PAWTUCKET -- At a special meeting held Tuesday night at Pawtucket Country Club, an overwhelming majority of members voted to sell the 113 year-old club to three members who have pledged to preserve golf course operations while making capital investments in the facility. The three purchasing members are David Rampone, Benny Martin and Gary Reis.

Pawtucket Country Club is now debt free and repositioned to attract new members.

McGair: KR Baseball to hold open house at new Lincoln location

December 3, 2014



LINCOLN – KR Baseball will hold an open house at its new location this Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Located on 100 Higginson Ave., the open house will enable young up-and-coming ballplayers and their parents to meet the staff. Free tokens for the batting cages will also be distributed.

For more information, contact (401) 724-7555 or email

McGair: PC Friar hoops receive three LOIs

November 20, 2014



From the Providence College athletic department:

PROVIDENCE – Providence College men's basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley

Announced Thursday that student-athletes Alex Owens (Orlando, Fla.), Drew Edwards (Perry Hall, Md.) and Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind.) each have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College beginning in September 2015.

McGair: Schedule of area high school semifinal football games

November 18, 2014



Here is the area-related schedule for the Rhode Island interscholastic football semifinals:


Division II semifinals: Coventry at Shea, 7 p.m.

Division III semifinals: Lincoln at Middletown, 7 p.m.


Division IV semifinals: North Smithfield at Burrillville, 10:30 a.m.


McGair: Durham rallies to even 2014 Governors' Cup finals

September 10, 2014


PAWTUCKET – It’s a good thing that Pawtucket’s Game Three starter, Henry Owens, flew out ahead of time. The PawSox and Bulls went 11 innings and four-hours plus Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium with Durham grabbing Game Two, 3-2.

Durham pushed across the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th as Mike Fontenot singled in Vince Belnome with one down. The deciding base knock came against John Ely, who was removed from the contest in the 11th with an apparent arm injury.

McGair PC releases non-conference schedule

August 29, 2014



PROVIDENCE -- A look at Providence College's men's basketball non-conference schedule, which was released early this afternoon: 


McGair: Complete Little League World Series schedule

August 13, 2014


Per the Associated Press, here is the complete 2014 Little League World Series schedule:

Cumberland seeks coaches for fall sports

August 8, 2014

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High athletic department is looking for coaches for the following fall sports:

Assistant Girls Field Hockey Coach, Cumberland High School.
Assistant Girls Tennis Coach, Cumberland High School.
Boys Soccer Head Coach, North Cumberland Middle School.

For those interested, contact Cumberland Athletic Director Chris Tashjian at

McGair: Complete New England Regional Little League schedule

July 31, 2014



The New England Little League Regional Tournament begins Friday in Bristol, Conn. Cumberland American’s first game isn’t until Saturday afternoon against Massachusetts representative Barnstable.

Below is the complete schedule. As a side note, NESN will broadcast the final two days of pool play and the semifinals with ESPN airing the championship game.  


Day 1 (Friday, August 1)

McGair: Annual Ed Pedro Wiffleball Tournament set for Aug. 10 at Slater Park

July 19, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The 11th Annual Edd Pedro’s Fight for a Cure Mega Raffle & Wiffleball Event to benefit the Arthritis Foundation will take place on Sunday, August 10 at Slater Park.

In addition to some highly competitive wiffleball contests, this all-day event will include food, carnival games and music. There are three wiffleball divisions: Tournament Fun, Youth, and Adult Competitive.

McGair: Middlebrooks reacts to getting HBP, fight between PawSox, Bisons

July 18, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The night was August 10, 2012. The setting was Cleveland’s Progressive Field.

In the top of the ninth inning of that night’s American League contest between Boston and Cleveland, Will Middlebrooks had an Esmil Rogers’ pitch go off his right wrist that proved to be the final pitch he would see in his rookie season. A few days later, Middlebrooks was diagnosed with a broken wrist.

McGair: Josh Fortune to transfer from Providence College

May 23, 2014


The press release from the Providence College Athletic Department:

PROVIDENCE -- It was announced today that student-athlete Josh Fortune (Hampton, Va.) has decided to transfer from Providence College. Fortune,who just concluded his sophomore year at Providence, has been a member of the men’s basketball team for the last two years.

McGair: Defending PGA Championship winner headlines '14 CVS Charity Classic field

May 13, 2014


SMITHFIELD – For the second straight year, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic features a major champion from the previous calendar year.

Jason Dufner, victor of the 2013 PGA Championship, was announced as part of the 2014 CVS field at a press conference Tuesday morning at Special Olympics Rhode Island. This will mark Dufner’s first-ever appearance at the annual event that specializes in raising money for local nonprofits.