Shift from sports to medical gear keeps RI company open

Sports have gone dark, and so have the sporting goods stores that sold the G-Form protective pads used in soccer, mountain biking and by dozens of major league baseball players. So ...

Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. ...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the corona...

As cancellations mounted, beach tour tried to save season

No idea was too outlandish when the AVP beach volleyball tour was brainstorming for ways to salvage its season. Bringing all the athletes to a local beach for a series of back-to-bac...

Curling considers new rules to speed up the sport

The games are too long, scaring away younger fans with ever-diminishing attention spans. There is too much standing around between spurts of activity. And the unpredictable duration ...

Virus cancellations send Olympic beach hopefuls scrambling

Olympic beach volleyball hopefuls Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen thought they’d have plenty of chances to play themselves into the Tokyo Games during a two-year qualification period that ends with t...

Rendon, Betts, Cole among baseball's big offseason movers

Anthony Rendon won a World Series in Washington and then left the Nationals to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels. Gerrit Cole went to the New York Yankees to try to put the...

Toppin scores 20, leads No. 3 Dayton to 84-57 win over Rhody

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Obi Toppin's whole family was there to celebrate his birthday with him: mom and dad, grandfather and grandmother, a pair of aunts and some godparents — all wearing shirts that we...

Hughes scores 28, leads Syracuse to 84-71 victory over BC

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College's best options to slow down Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes were sitting on the bench in street clothes. With three of the Eagles' top six players injured...

Westbrook scores 41, Rockets beat Celtics 111-110 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics managed to shut down the NBA's leading scorer for most of the second half and overtime. Just one problem. “We had a lot of attenti...

Ritchie has goal, assist in Bruins' 4-3 win over Stars

BOSTON (AP) — In Nick Ritchie's second game, the Boston Bruins saw the player they were hoping for. The former Ducks forward had a goal and an assist for his first points since Bosto...

Gibbs scores with 0.1 seconds left, Irish beat BC 62-61

BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Gibbs watched Prentiss Hubb bring the ball down in the final seconds and went to get himself in position for a rebound. Then the Notre Dame point guard ran into a...

AP Interview: Decisions came quickly for Boston's Bloom

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — This isn’t quite how Chaim Bloom imagined things would go, back when he dreamed of running a baseball team. Less than two months after taking over the Red Sox...

Pipkins scores 24, Providence beats No. 19 Marquette 84-72

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley knew after his team lost three straight nonconference games at the end of November that the Friars would have little room for error when the Big East...

Dodgers, Red Sox finish deal; Betts and Price headed West

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers. Boston and Los Angeles finalized the on-again, off...