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NEW YORK AP Demetrius Andrade easily defended his WBO middleweight title Friday night, stopping Russias Artur Akavov in the 12th round to remain unbeaten.Andrade 27-0, 17 KOs seemed headed to a lopsided decision victory before referee Arthur Mercante called a sudden and surprising end to the fight with about a half-minute left when Andrade landed a punch that knocked Akavov backward a bit.The angry Akavov shoved Mercante away, but that was about the best ...
NORTH SMITHFIELD North Smithfield thought Robert Martufis game-winning goal was good. Coventry thought a high stick should have been called and the goal waved off.What the officials thought was all that mattered.There was a shot. There was a save. The puck flew in the air. It ended up on the ice where Martufi, on his back after being knocked over trying to get a rebound, managed to backhand it and, somehow, the puck ...
PROVIDENCE Tommy Marchin, Chris Berger and Trey Dodd all scored to lift the Brown mens hockey team over St. Lawrence, 3-1, in ECAC action Friday night at Meehan Auditorium.Brown 6-8-3, 3-4-3 ECAC improved to 5-2-2 over the last nine games. The Saints dropped to 3-17-1 overall and 1-7-1 on the season.Berger also added an assist for the two-point night and defenseman Zach Giuttari collected two assists. Gavin Nieto stopped 22 shots for his ...
BOSTON The Celtics have shown they can bring it in the marquee matchups throughout the season.Where they have often gotten in trouble during an uneven year has been playing down to the competition and giving inferior teams hope and energy in what should be relatively easy victories for a supposed championship contender.That was the case again Friday night at TD Garden against a Memphis Grizzlies team that entered the night ...
Its understandable if winning streaks were taken somewhat for granted by University of Rhode Island followers over the last four seasons.The Rams captured back-to-back games at least 20 times beginning with a National Invitation Tournament berth in 2014-15 and continuing through a second straight NCAA Tournament berth in 2017-18. URI reeled off a single-season record of 16 straight last season and won nine in a row into the end of 2016-17, finally falling ...
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