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Fordham beats Rhode Island 66-63 in OT

Feb. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Nick Honor made a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left in overtime that gave Fordham a 66-63 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. Rhode Island then missed four 3-point attempts, two in the final seven seconds. Fordham almost won the game at the end of regulation when Fatts Russell had the...

Jones leads Xavier over Providence 75-61

Feb. 16, 2019 4:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier to a 75-61 win over Providence on Saturday. Jones made 9 of 11 shots. Naji Marshall had 14 points and seven rebounds for Xavier (13-13, 5-8 Big East Conference), which ended its four-game road losing streak. Zach Hankins...

Hoehn outduels Grant as Sacred Heart defeats Bryant 105-104

Feb. 14, 2019 10:09 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Sean Hoehn scored six of his 33 points in the last 12 seconds to help Sacred Heart edge Bryant 105-104 on Thursday night. Adam Grant matched a career high with 32 points to lead the Bulldogs. Hoehn's layup tied the game at 98 with 11.1 seconds to play, and he added two free throws...

Bill for mobile sports betting passes Rhode Island Senate

Feb. 13, 2019 5:36 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island has passed the state Senate. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday. Expanding sports betting is a top priority for Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. He introduced the bill to enable the creation of an...

Crutcher scores 20 to lead Dayton past Rhode Island 77-48

Feb. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jalen Crutcher tied his season high with 20 points as Dayton easily beat Rhode Island 77-48 on Saturday. Obi Toppin had 19 points for Dayton (16-8, 8-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Josh Cunningham added 13 points. Jordan Davis had 12 points for the visiting team. Rhode Island scored 21...

Strip club dancers charged in theft of police officer's gun

Feb. 8, 2019 2:31 PM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two strip club dancers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer's handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal investigation. Police say 25-year-old Neish Rivera, 22-year-old Melissa Dacier, and the officer went to a Providence...

Hasbro earnings miss expectations amid Toys R Us demise

Feb. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to a profit in its fourth quarter, but the toy company's performance still fell short of Wall Street's expectations as it continues to deal with the demise of Toys R Us. Shares fell 7.3 percent in Friday premarket trading. Hasbro Inc., whose brands include Nerf and...

Giant heroin spoon art is moved again, to drugmaker's gates

Feb. 7, 2019 2:31 PM EST

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — An artist has moved his giant sculpture of a burnt spoon to a Rhode Island drugmaker's office to protest the opioid crisis. The Providence Journal reports that 48-year-old Domenic Esposito, of Westwood, Massachusetts, and a partner placed the nearly 11-foot-long, 800-pound...

LeBlanc's double-double sparks Georgetown win

Feb. 6, 2019 10:52 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Freshman Josh LeBlanc had 17 points with 11 rebounds and Georgetown defeated Providence 76-67 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series. Mac McClung had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (15-8, 5-5 Big East). James Akinjo had 10 points and eight assists,...

Gudmundsson has 20 & 12, Davidson tops Rhode Island 68-53

Feb. 6, 2019 10:12 PM EST

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — John Axel Gudmundsson scored 20 points with a career-high 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals and Davidson found its shooting range in the second half to pull away from Rhode Island for a 68-53 win on Wednesday night. Luka Brajkovic added 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, with...