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'Profile in Courage': Bryant University men’s basketball coach Chris Burns hailed among colleagues after revealing that he is gay

October 12, 2015

Max Good always wondered why Chris Burns had trouble sleeping.

Shouldn’t a college basketball guard who reached star status at time when Bryant University competed in Division II have no trouble or worries upon tilting his head just right on the pillow? Shouldn’t games like the 33 points he once dropped inside Syracuse’s Carrier Dome grant him peace of mind, not restless nights?

Cumberland High Boys Cross Country | Clippers turn in solid performance at Manhattan Invitational

October 11, 2015

NEW YORK – Fresh of the program’s latest North Division title, the Cumberland High boys’ cross-country team spent Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park, site of the 43rd annual Manhattan Cross Country Invitational.

Participating in the Varsity “G” race, the Clippers placed fourth out of 37 teams, garnering 207 points. Danbury, Conn. won the race with 74 points.

Cumberland's Ben Drezek was his team's top finisher, placing seventh with a fine time of 13:13.6.


Shea boys' soccer team answers call against crosstown rival Tolman

October 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Shea coach Pierre Ridore has what might be referred to as a redundant message that he frequently delivers to his team.

Cumberland High Boys Soccer | HOLDING DOWN THE FORT: Principal, Vice Principal take over as co-coaches for Clippers

October 8, 2015

CUMBERLAND – People like Alan Tenreiro and Adolfo Costa are doers and men of swift action.

They also have soccer in their blood, which as it turns out proved to be quite handy.

Late last month, Cumberland High was thrown into a quandary upon the resignation of first-year boys’ soccer head coach Manny Veiga. With nine regular-season games still ahead for the Clippers, the program required a quick solution.

Commentary | McGair: PawSox manager Kevin Boles has strong case to be Boston's next 1B coach

October 6, 2015

A little of this, a little of that …

Of all the members of the Red Sox baseball staff in place when Dave Dombrowski became president of baseball operations, PawSox manager Kevin Boles was probably the only person who could safely say he had a foot in the door with the new guy in town.

Lincoln High Girls' Tennis | Lions hitting their stride in time for Division II playoffs

October 6, 2015

LINCOLN – Back in mid-August, Lincoln High Athletic Director Brian Fineberg already had a JV boys' soccer coach inked for the position, that in the form of Tim Potter, who had spent the previous four years with the same team.

When he discovered the girls' varsity tennis job had opened, he immediately told Fineberg he'd prefer to become that squad's new mentor.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Plenty of PawSox alumni in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs

October 6, 2015

The quest for October glory began Tuesday night when the big-budget Yankees host the “nobody expected us to be here” Astros in the American League wild-card game. It was the first game of a postseason that includes 10 teams hailing from the east to the west and everywhere in between.

Cumberland Cross Country | Clippers hold their own at Maine Festival of Champions

October 4, 2015

BELFAST, Me. – Cumberland’s cross-country teams spent Saturday competing at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions. The Clipper boys placed second with 162 points while the girls came in third with 141 points. The La Salle girls iced the team title at Troy Howard Middle School with 30 points.

The Clippers’ top female finisher was senior Amy Laverty in 19:04, good for ninth place. Ben Drezek was the Clippers’ top man, coming in third at 16:12.


Boston Red Sox | BoSox parting ways with former PawSox manager Beyeler

October 4, 2015

Arnie Beyeler was well aware of the risks when the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and proclaimed that he would be taking over the left-field duties.

A former PawSox manager who guided the ball club to the 2012 Governors’ Cup, Beyeler spent the last three seasons Boston’s first-base coach. He was also responsible for coaching outfield play, meaning he had a personal and professional stake in transforming Ramirez into an adequate defender. 

Women's College Soccer | Cumberland's Ribeiro enjoying strong bounce-back season at UConn

October 2, 2015

Stephanie Ribeiro’s return to the UConn women’s soccer team couldn’t have been scripted any better.

Exactly one year ago, Ribeiro dealt with the likelihood that her junior season was over before it actually started. The Cumberland native pulled her hip flexor during the spring of her sophomore year. The frustrating part was that every time Ribeiro believed that she was in the clear, a setback would occur.