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Diallo scores 19 to lift Providence past St. John's 63-58

Jan. 15, 2020 11:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo had 19 points as Providence edged past St. John's 63-58 on Wednesday night. Luwane Pipkins had six rebounds for Providence (11-7, 4-1 Big East Conference). David Duke added six rebounds. Kalif Young had eight rebounds. LJ Figueroa had 12 points, nine rebounds and five...

Russell leads Rhode Island past St. Joseph's 71-61

Jan. 15, 2020 10:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, surpassing 1,000 points for his career, and Rhode Island pulled away from Saint Joseph's 71-61 on Wednesday night. The Hawks led 47-37 with 17 minutes to play but missed their last 16 3-point shots and went 5 of 27 overall...

Woman recorded by TV show wearing just a towel seeks $1M

Jan. 14, 2020 3:26 PM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has asked her hometown for $1 million to settle her complaint that local police allowed a reality television show to record her wearing nothing but a towel. The complaint, filed in November and first reported by WPRI-TV on Monday, says East Providence...

Dowtin, Rhode Island pull away from VCU in 65-56 win

Jan. 11, 2020 10:45 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored 21 points and Cyril Langevine grabbed 13 rebounds and Rhode Island beat VCU 65-56 on Saturday. Fatts Russell added 16 points and Tyrese Martin 13 for Rhode Island (10-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10), which ended a two-game losing streak. Rhode Island built a 30-15 advantage with...

Gibbs lifts Mount St. Mary's over Bryant 67-65

Jan. 11, 2020 7:08 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Jalen Gibbs scored 16 points, Damian Chong Qui scored a go-ahead 3-pointer and Mount St. Mary's came from behind to beat Bryant 67-65 on Saturday. Qui's 3-pointer put the Mountaineers up 54-52 with 6:26 to play and his two free throws with 20 seconds left made it 67-62. Bryant's...

Russell leads Rhode Island attack in win over Davidson

Jan. 8, 2020 9:57 PM EST

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Rhode Island beat Davidson 69-58 on Wednesday night. Jeff Dowtin, Cyril Langevine and Jacob Toppin each scored nine points for the Rams (9-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10). Langevine also grabbed nine rebounds. Jermaine Harris made a...

Defiant back on water as America's Cup World Series nears

Jan. 6, 2020 6:34 PM EST

The New York Yacht Club's American Magic sailing team returns to the water Tuesday at its winter base in Pensacola, Florida, to resume training for the first warmup regatta for the 36th America's Cup. American Magic shipped Defiant, its new 75-foot foiling monohull, from Newport, Rhode Island, to Pensacola late...

FILE- In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 file photo, sun sets behind an oil pump in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-US conflict

Jan. 6, 2020 2:51 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States. The Brent contract for oil touched a high of $70.74 a barrel, the...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. Former Democratic presidential candidate Chafee filed to run for president as a Libertarian. Chafee on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 registered the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission, online records showed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Lincoln Chafee files to run for president as Libertarian

Jan. 6, 2020 3:06 AM EST

Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a Libertarian. The former governor of Rhode Island on Sunday registered the “Lincoln Chafee For President” campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission, online records showed. A fundraising website...

Cayo's first double-double spurs Richmond to 69-61 win

Jan. 5, 2020 2:17 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Nathan Cayo had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the junior's first double-double and Richmond beat Rhode Island 69-61 on Sunday. Blake Francis had 13 points for Richmond (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) as did Nick Sherod, who added five assists. Grant Golden scored 10 points with...