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Past articles by Kevin:

Insurance policy helps Big East, A-10, but uncertainty grips college sports

Few people associated with collegiate sports will ever forget the date of March 12, 2020. The day the music died. When that fateful Thursday dawned, most → Read More

Insurance policy helps Big East, A-10, but uncertainty grips college sports

Few people associated with collegiate sports will ever forget the date of March 12, 2020. The day the music died. When that fateful Thursday dawned, most → Read More

Ivy League cancels Ivy Madness hoop tourney

Yale is headed to next week’s NCAA basketball tournament but not the way it envisioned.The Yale men’s team and Princeton women’s squad were awarded the Ivy League’s automatic berths into the NCAA’s Tuesday after the Ivy League Presidents decided to cancel this weekend’s Ivy Madness tournaments at Harvard.“With the health of students as well as the campus and the general community in mind, the… → Read More

CCRI prepares to move basketball out of field house named for legendary basketball coach

WARWICK — When Vin Cullen walks into the field house that’s named in his honor at the Community College of Rhode Island’s main campus, he can’t help but shake his head.Cullen is the Hall of Fame basketball coach who first helped CCRI’s flagship sport flourish more than 50 years ago. He won so many games with so many great Rhode Island schoolboy stars that he became the face of the college, both… → Read More

Metacomet golf owners exploring sale

EAST PROVIDENCE – After just one year of new ownership, the Metacomet Golf Club is exploring a sale once again.Citing financial challenges and the downward trends in the local golf industry, owners of the 118-year-old golf course and club that looks out onto the Port of Providence are discussing a potential sale. The current ownership group, which includes long-time PGA Tour member Brad Faxon,… → Read More

JAYS SING THE BLUES: PC tops Creighton, 73-56

PROVIDENCE — For most of the Big East season, Ed Cooley has walked off the floor after both wins and losses with one overriding thought in his head. → Read More

'Emmitt almost died.' PC Friars thankful, inspired by Holt's return to court

PROVIDENCE — The low point for Emmitt Holt, the scariest moment in a months-long horror show, probably came one morning at Massachusetts General Hospital. It was October 2017. The then 21-year-old Holt had already been through one operation at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence to alleviate pain from a sudden, unexplained abdominal blockage that had sent his blood pressure sky high and… → Read More

Report: Celtics sign Jaylen Brown to $115 million contract extension

It looks like the Boston Celtics are committed to more than Kemba Walker. The Celtics have reportedly agreed to a four-year contract with 22-year old → Read More

New Patriots receiver Antonio Brown accused of rape

FOXBORO — Newly acquired New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown was sued in Florida Tuesday by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted on → Read More

Josh McDaniels welcomes new toy in Antonio Brown

FOXBORO – Oh to be Josh McDaniels this week, next week and potentially every week the rest of this NFL season. No offensive coordinator in → Read More

Rick Pitino had eye on PC job last spring

PROVIDENCE — Providence College basketball fans are thrilled that homegrown Ed Cooley is coaching the Friars, but when he was exploring his → Read More

Dave Belisle's words ring true with Barrington Little Leaguers

The exchange was both spontaneous and emotional, just the way Dave Belisle would’ve liked it. He had just watched the Barrington Little League team win the New England championship last week over New Hampshire. After helping ESPN describe the game, he walked onto the field where Barrington assistant coach Frank Fede spotted him, turned and grabbed him in a big bear hug. “You’re the reason I’m… → Read More

John Legend coming to Dunk to help Friars celebrate hoop season

PROVIDENCE - Grammy award winning singer John Legend is coming to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in October to help Providence College open its basketball season. PC announced Wednesday that Legend will appear at the Dunk on October 5 as part of its annual Late Night Madness festivities. Also performing will be rap sensation A Boogie wit da Hoodie. The event will be open only to PC students and men's… → Read More

Goddaughter will donate kidney to ailing former PawSox broadcaster

NEWPORT — If Steve Hyder has learned anything through his long, frustrating ordeal with kidney disease, it’s the strength of good friends → Read More

Kevin McNamara: Johnston's Noel Acciari living his dream with the Bruins

BOSTON — Noel Acciari knows what it means to be a Boston Bruins fan. He grew up as one, after all.Back in 2011 when the Bruins last lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup, Acciari remembers gathering at his parent’s home in Johnston and grinding out a tough series against the Vancouver Canucks.“I know exactly where I was when they won in 2011,” Acciari said. “I had just graduated high school at Kent (School,… → Read More

Ya gotta love Antetokounmpo

You can call him Giannis (Yahn-is) or the tired and trite Greek Freak, but at 24 years old it’s already clear that the successor to LeBron James and Kevin Durant atop the hoop world is a kid from Greece who didn’t know what a basketball looked like for the first dozen years of his life. → Read More

Kevin McNamara: Ernie D, Hassett recall 'Hondo' fondly

As the final day of John Havlicek’s glorious 16-season NBA career drew near, a generous game plan grew in the mind of teammate Ernie DiGregorio. → Read More

PawSox' Leon looking to earn his way back to the majors

PAWTUCKET — First, let’s get the obvious hardball fact out of the way: Sandy Leon wishes he wasn’t beginning his 13th pro season this week by taking a five-hour bus ride to Syracuse.Thanks to his shaky bat and a roster squeeze in Boston, Leon is back in Triple A as a member of the PawSox. But if any player is truly a sprained ankle, sore elbow or jammed finger away from the big leagues, it’s… → Read More

Brad Faxon among new owners of Metacoment Golf Club

EAST PROVIDENCE — The last thing Brad Faxon wanted to see was the demise of one of Rhode Island’s classic golf courses so he’s decided to help.Faxon is one of several investors in an agreement to purchase the Metacomet Golf Club in East Providence. Faced with substantial debt and sinking membership numbers, the club was put up for sale last fall and is under agreement to be sold this week.Faxon… → Read More

Brown hoops season ends in CBI loss

LOS ANGELES - Brown's run in the CBI ended far from the East Side Monday night. The Bears traveled to Loyola Marymount and were unable → Read More