england sports – CV New Eng http://cvneweng.org/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 22:06:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cvneweng.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-52-120x120.png england sports – CV New Eng http://cvneweng.org/ 32 32 New England sports editor and writer Arthur D. Martone dies at 66 https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-editor-and-writer-arthur-d-martone-dies-at-66/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 22:06:06 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-editor-and-writer-arthur-d-martone-dies-at-66/ Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Nardolillo Funeral Home, Inc. View larger + Martone, Arthur D., 66, whose career as an accomplished New England sportswriter and writer spanned four decades, died Wednesday, shortly after being diagnosed with a rare neurodegenerative disease. He was the beloved husband of Kimberly (Parker) to whom he was married for 40 years; […]]]>

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Martone, Arthur D., 66, whose career as an accomplished New England sportswriter and writer spanned four decades, died Wednesday, shortly after being diagnosed with a rare neurodegenerative disease.

He was the beloved husband of Kimberly (Parker) to whom he was married for 40 years; beloved father of James Martone and eldest son of the late Peter and Louise Martone of Cranston.

Arthur began his sports career at the Providence Journal in 1972, before becoming a sports editor. He helped run Providence Journal’s online sports services before moving to NBC Boston Digital Sports for the final decade of his career. He retired in 2019 but continued to write for a number of online sites. Those who worked with Art admired his wisdom, wit, editorial prowess and incredibly deep knowledge of New England sports. He mentored many sports journalists who rose through the ranks. His writing has earned him accolades and awards, including Boston Magazine’s Best Sports Writer (1998). He was an early pioneer of digital sports media, hosting one of the first online sports blogs in New England. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast and Boston Red Sox lover. His passion and knowledge of the Red Sox earned him a spot in the documentary The Curse of the Bambino (2003). A permanent resident of Cranston, he was a member of the sacristy of the Church of the Ascension and very active in parish life. He was inducted into the Cranston Hall of Fame in 2015 (and later served on the board). He served the RI Hockey Hall of Fame as a board member and writer and was a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

More importantly, Arthur was a genuinely kind man who lived his life with a cheerful spirit in friendship with others. His daily life has been enriched by the closeness with friends, some of whom date back to his childhood. He was always there with his extended family, spending countless wonderful hours with his sister, Linda (Martone) Reilly and her husband Vincent, his brother, David Martone and his wife Cheryl, his brother-in-law James Parker and his wife Maria . , and his many nephews and nieces: Jessica (Parker) Johnson and her husband Jesse, Travis Parker and his wife Katie, Sarah VanFectmann and her husband TJ, Samantha Martone, Peter Reilly, Michael Martone and his wife Jesstina and Katie Reilly, as well as as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and close cousins. He was loved and will be dearly missed by all of them.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral at the Church of the Ascension, 390 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The burial will be private.

To send flowers to the family or to plant a tree in memory of Arthur D. Martone, please visit the Floral Boutique.


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COVID-19 testing continues at New England Sports Center https://cvneweng.org/covid-19-testing-continues-at-new-england-sports-center/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 18:50:40 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/covid-19-testing-continues-at-new-england-sports-center/ A person working at the New England Sports Center’s Stop the Spread COVID-19 test site empties a bag as cars enter the site for testing. (Photo / Dakota Antelman) MARLBOROUGH – COVID-19 testing continued at the New England Sports Center on Tuesday morning amid what has at times been a “overwhelming” demand for testing. Coinciding […]]]>


A person working at the New England Sports Center’s Stop the Spread COVID-19 test site empties a bag as cars enter the site for testing. (Photo / Dakota Antelman)

MARLBOROUGH – COVID-19 testing continued at the New England Sports Center on Tuesday morning amid what has at times been a “overwhelming” demand for testing.

Coinciding with an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the ‘Stop the Spread’ testing operation in Marlborough had to close early Monday due to the number of patients seeking tests.

“We ask that you plan accordingly and apologize for any inconvenience,” the Marlborough Mayor’s office noted on social media after announcing the premature end of testing.

Testing moved to NESC amid spike in COVID-19 cases

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital has provided COVID-19 testing in Marlborough since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic almost two years ago.

It first began performing tests at its current hospital campus before moving to the New England Sports Center to process a higher volume of tests in the huge Sports Center parking lot.

The hospital brought testing back to its grounds earlier this year as rates of COVID-19 cases slowed.

With the arrival of the omicron variant of the virus, the hospital then referred testing to the New England Sports Center earlier this month.

Demand for testing is increasing

Tests are normally available between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

On December 23, however, staff implemented a shortened 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. schedule to allow tests to be brought to the lab and processed before the Christmas holiday weekend. On Monday, as testing resumed after the weekend, demand was so high that the site closed to new patients at 11 a.m.

The mayor’s office said there were “an overwhelming number of visitors” when it announced the early closure.

“UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital has been a great partner in our fight to curb the pandemic and we thank them for their hard work,” the statement continued to community members. “Thanks for understanding.”

A police officer directs traffic through the reader’s Stop the Spread COVID-19 test site at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. (Photo / Dakota Antelman)

The increased demand for testing is not unique to Marlborough.

The state is currently reporting some of its largest numbers of PCR tests to date during the pandemic for the month of December.

Marlborough specifically performed 13,334 tests per 100,000 people between December 5 and 18, according to state data, exceeding a rate of 10,044 between November 14 and 17.

Those numbers are lower than the state’s latest average of 18,539 tests per 100,000 people. And they don’t include recent data from tests administered immediately before and after family reunions associated with some recent vacation, including Christmas.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing at the New England Sports Center by visiting UMass Memorial Health’s website.

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‘It is the place’ . . . New England Sports Village renames rink for Bishop Feehan’s AJ Quetta https://cvneweng.org/it-is-the-place-new-england-sports-village-renames-rink-for-bishop-feehans-aj-quetta/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/it-is-the-place-new-england-sports-village-renames-rink-for-bishop-feehans-aj-quetta/ On Saturday night, the New England Sports Village dedicated its main rink to Quetta, celebrating a young man who withstood all odds in his tenacious recovery after a devastating crash on the boards on Jan. 26 in West Springfield. “Tonight’s dedication is as much about the future as it is about the past,” said Rob […]]]>

On Saturday night, the New England Sports Village dedicated its main rink to Quetta, celebrating a young man who withstood all odds in his tenacious recovery after a devastating crash on the boards on Jan. 26 in West Springfield.

“Tonight’s dedication is as much about the future as it is about the past,” said Rob Reilly, manager of the New England Sports Village, which opened in 2017. front row to see you make a difference for so many thousands of people around the world.

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AJ Quetta is applauded by family, friends and former teammates at the grand opening of the New England Sports Village ice rink.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

Surrounded by his parents, sisters and family, dozens of former teammates and classmates, and hundreds of current Feehan students and their families, Quetta was gentle and humble. His address to the crowd lasted less than 30 seconds.

“The way you supported me tonight was so amazing,” he said. “I have no words. Thank you. Thank you for everything.”

A few minutes earlier, speaking in the rink restaurant, Quetta found a few words to describe the moment.

“It’s such an honor to have a place named after you,” he said. “This place is going to stay for a while, so future generations will see my name. It means a lot to me.”

Before the Shamrocks fell 4-1 to Catholic Central Wide foe Archbishop Williams, Quetta reflected on his days playing on that ice, especially the intense battles with rival North Attleborough.

“These are the moments of my life, really. These are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to play games like this in front of crowds like this,” he said before lamenting, “Unfortunately, I never put one in those games.

Just 11 months after his injury, AJ Quetta hits the ice at the New England Sports Village.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
“It’s such an honor to have a place named after you,” said AJ Quetta at the New England Sports Village ice rink dedication.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

After months of rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Quetta has made progress in recovering head and neck movement. Now, just 10 months after leaving hospital, he’s taken on a coaching role with the Shamrocks, analyzing practice and game footage, working with the team’s forwards and helping with program communication. . Sporting director Christian Schatz said his impact had already been felt.

“It’s invaluable. He is an asset to the program,” he said. “It’s not just about the Xs and O’s. He can impart life lessons to these kids that could have a huge impact on them.” That’s what high school sports are for.

As the ceremony began, Quetta took to the ice to the sound of the first piano notes of Queen’s “We are the Champions” as the crowd cheered feverishly. During the short ceremony, Quetta was flanked by two dozen former teammates in costume, including fellow 2021 graduate Kevin Barrera, who recalled many post-game laughs Quetta drew in the locker room a few meters away.

“He’s hilarious. He’s a huge character in the team,” Barrera said. “He was also one of our best players. He’s one of my favorite kids to have in the dressing room every year. He still has the same attitude and quick-witted comments.

Although his sense of humor was intact, it was Quetta’s determination throughout rehab that impressed Barrera the most.

“I don’t think anyone else can do it better than him,” he said. “He’s stronger than anyone I’ve met. He proves everyone wrong. It is a source of inspiration.

As the community rallied around the Quetta family in the wake of their accident, AJ’s Army was formed, with a mission to provide long-term support, both emotionally and financially, to the family. This mission now has a tangible home.

“Yeah, it is,” Quetta agreed. “It is the place.”

‘This is the place’… Bishop Feehan hockey players stare at the wall now bearing the name of 2021 alumnus and now assistant coach AJ Quetta.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Fans wear hats adorned with “AJ’s Army”, the group dedicated to raising funds during AJ Quetta’s rehabilitation.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
A packed house at the New England Sports Village, many holding signs and wearing jerseys, watch the ceremony dedicating the rink to AJ Quetta.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
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What we learned from the New England Sports Fan Survey https://cvneweng.org/what-we-learned-from-the-new-england-sports-fan-survey/ https://cvneweng.org/what-we-learned-from-the-new-england-sports-fan-survey/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/what-we-learned-from-the-new-england-sports-fan-survey/ Media The Patriots and Celtics have basically rocked this year. 98.5 Sports Hub radio host Michael Felger. Barry Chin / Globe Staff By Chad Finn, The Boston Globe September 9, 2021 Longtime Lombardi Trophy collector Bill Belichick remains more popular than any other coach in the Boston market, the improved Red Sox (at least in […]]]>


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The Patriots and Celtics have basically rocked this year.

98.5 Sports Hub radio host Michael Felger. Barry Chin / Globe Staff

Longtime Lombardi Trophy collector Bill Belichick remains more popular than any other coach in the Boston market, the improved Red Sox (at least in 2020) failed to gain fan attention, and the Revolution did. of us more football fans than even “Ted Lasso.”

These are just a few of the takeaways from the 10th Annual New England Sports Survey, conducted by Sudbury-based Channel Media & Market Research, which was released Wednesday.

The survey, the results of which usually make sense with only a bewildering result or two mixed up, attempts to gauge fan opinions on Boston sports personalities, topics and issues.

This year, it was generated by an email survey of 16,077 New England sports fans from September 1-7. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent and a confidence level of 98 percent.

Some notables:

The Revolution is gaining ground: Fifty-two percent of respondents rated the performance of Revolution Coach / Sports Director Bruce Arena and Team President Brian Bilello over the past year as excellent or better, the best among the Big Five sports teams. from Boston. That’s a 31 percent increase from last year’s survey. Eighty-five percent of those polled said they believe the Revolution, which is 10 points higher than any other team in MLS this season, has improved for the better rather than staying the same or to get worse.

The Arena club was just a point below the Pigskin Belichicks when fans were asked which team has the best chance of winning a championship in their current or upcoming season. The Patriots were at 28% (get on the train now, I say), while the Revolution came in at 27% and the Bruins at 25%. I could give the Bruins the best chance if they could convince David Krejci to come back to the pre-playoffs.

Ringtone approval: A year ago, when asked about this ultimate slow motion sports radio topic – who was more responsible for the Patriots, Brady or Belichick dynasty? – a don’t make me-chois 37 percent said Brady and Belichick in tandem, 27 percent said Belichick, Brady and Robert Kraft, 20 percent said Belichick and 15 percent said Brady. A year later, those numbers changed a bit after Brady led the Buccaneers to Super Bowl LV victory. Brady-Belichick The Duo is always the first answer (36%), followed by Brady / Belichick / Robert Kraft (24%). But Brady overtook Belichick when respondents picked one person, with Brady up 26% and Belichick up to 13%.

Don’t earn them: Thirty-seven percent said they were following the Red Sox a lot more or a little more than they did last season, while 63 percent said they were following the same number, less or a lot. less than a season ago. This one surprised me how flying balloons have baffled the Red Sox outfielder lately. The Sox have been brutal in 2020, winning just 24 of their 60 games, and the season has unfolded in one of the most difficult times in the pandemic. This year’s squad is a lot more interesting, personable and talented, although they’ve turned into a puddle lately.

Judgement : Sixty-three percent agreed with the decision to release Cam Newton. We may find out on Friday, when he posts a promised video on Instagram, what Cam Newton thinks about the Patriots’ decision to release Cam Newton. Eighty-eight percent said Mac Jones should be the Patriots quarterback. Five percent said bring Newton back. The 2 percent who voted for Jarrett Stidham must stubbornly stick to a take from last year. Michael Bishop has a better chance of being the Patriots quarterback this year than he.

The reverse: The Patriots and Celtics essentially rocked this year when respondents were asked which team has done the most to improve over the past year. In 2020, the Celtics received 45% of the vote, while the Patriots, who parted with a certain Championship quarterback, received 5%. This year? The Patriots, after their spree of off-season spending, hit 46%, while the Celtics got just 8%. I guess signing Jabari Parker in April just wasn’t enough for some people.

Take the picture: Seventy-nine percent agreed that it should be mandatory for professional athletes to be vaccinated. The 15 percent who voted no likely had Fox News in the background when they took the poll. On the list of what fans think are the 10 best things about the sport, No. 1, at 20%, was fans’ return to the sites. (The Bruins’ playoffs were second and the Mac Jones draft Patriots were third. It wasn’t the most eventful year in Boston sports.) I guess we can agree 100 percent hoping let this be the last year that there have been COVID questions on this thing.

Own goals: Robert Kraft regained his crown as the owner believed he had done the best job with his team in the past year (31) percent. The Patriots owner finished first in this category every year from 2012 to 2018, but was pushed back by Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca in ’20. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs was second this year (22%). This is a huge increase from getting 1% of the vote in 2017. Bruins fans: Does Jacobs really deserve this?

Other scattered revelations: Belichick is undefeated in the category of most admired coach, winning 49% of the vote this year. His peak is 75 percent in 2017. That’s the kind of approval rating that occurs after a 28-3 Super Bowl comeback… The Patriots received one version of an A, including three A-plus , each year from 2012 to 2018 when fans were asked to give them an overall rating for their performance. This fell to a B in 2019, and to a C-plus last season. I bet it goes all the way up to a version of an A again in next year’s survey. … The player Patriots fans would most like to acquire is Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf. Dude, if only he had been available when they passed a first-round pick on that Lovett Purnell impersonator N’Keal Harry. (He… was… available? Oh. Oh no.)… Respondents were given seven options, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree) when asked if they wished to re- signing Tuukka Rask as Bruins goalie. Each of the options received at least 10 percent of the vote, in case you were wondering if it still remains one of the most polarizing figures in Boston’s recent sporting tradition. The winning number was 6 at 22 percent. … Red Sox fans have said the player they most want to acquire is two-way Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani. He’s a great choice, especially compared to last year’s winner the shameful Trevor Bauer.

Notes to media: On a scale of zero to seven, seven being excellent and zero being, oh, the equivalent of watching Franchy Cordero try to hit a ball that breaks on an endless loop while you’re sleep deprived, 51 percent rated NESN’s additions of Mo Vaughn, Jonathan Papelbon and Kevin Youkilis to the Red Sox pre-game show as six or seven, while 48% gave the same ratings to hiring Ellis Burks. He’s too formal in the cabin, but I’m not giving up on him yet. … As a media columnist, I get more criticism of the annoying expert Michael Felger than I possibly get from any other person in the market. But ratings remain massive for The Sports Hub’s “Felger and Massarotti” show, and this survey confirms Felger’s hold on the market each year. He was voted Favorite Local TV Personality (28%), Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality (22%) and, along with co-host Tony Massarotti, won the award for Best Local Sports Radio Show (28 %) and Best Local Sports TV Show for its simulcast (24 percent). … The investigation continues to refuse to separate game by game and color analyst into separate categories for whatever reason. Mike Gorman, the voice of NBC Sports Boston Celtics, was first (22%) in the favorite voice or analyst category, while Dennis Eckersley, the NESN Red Sox analyst, was second (21%) and Jerry Remy third. ( 20 percent). Get well soon, Rem. … Ch. 4’s Steve Burton was the Favorite Sports Journalist (18%), Patriots Fifth Quarter on Chs. 4 and 38 was a pre-game / post-game sports TV show, Scott Zolak of the Sports Hub’s Patriots shows was the favorite radio color analyst (30%), Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk on NBC Sports Boston was the favorite podcast (10%), and the signature on this silly piece was named Favorite Sports Writer (20%) and Most Trusted Sports Personality (18%). Checks are not mailed. I would tell you they were, see, if I was less trustworthy.


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New England Sports Village in Attleboro Files for Bankruptcy | Local News https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-files-for-bankruptcy-local-news/ https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-files-for-bankruptcy-local-news/#respond Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-files-for-bankruptcy-local-news/ ATTLEBORO – New England Sports Village filed for bankruptcy on Thursday to avoid a foreclosure auction that was slated for Friday, a representative for the company said. Stuart Silberberg, managing partner of Ajax 5CAP NESV LLC, the holding company of NESV, said the filing was done electronically and involved seven entities that are expected to […]]]>


ATTLEBORO – New England Sports Village filed for bankruptcy on Thursday to avoid a foreclosure auction that was slated for Friday, a representative for the company said.

Stuart Silberberg, managing partner of Ajax 5CAP NESV LLC, the holding company of NESV, said the filing was done electronically and involved seven entities that are expected to be completed on Thursday evening.

The founders of NESV envisioned an ice rink on his property as well as facilities for football, tennis and swimming. For the moment, only the ice rink is operational; it opened on November 25, 2016.

Silberberg said the bankruptcy filing comes as his business and the property’s mortgagee are at an impasse in negotiations. They’ve been going on since the spring when the first auction was scheduled for the 139-acre property, valued at $ 35.9 million for property tax purposes.

It has been reprogrammed at least three times.

“There is a dispute between us and the lender that we have not been able to resolve amicably,” he said. “We don’t think foreclosure is the appropriate action.”

Silberberg said the filing would be under Chapter 11, giving the company time to grow its business, which was initially hit hard by “bad operations” and the coronavirus. The pandemic shut down the NESV for three months last year.

“This will be Chapter 11, debtor in possession until cash flow improves and we can get through it,” Silberberg said. “The message we want to get across is that this freezes everything. It is designed to protect assets and that is what we intend to do.

Silberberg said he and everyone at NESV are determined to get through the tough times and move forward with the other businesses scheduled for ownership on Commerce Way.

“If there was a time to cut and run, this would be this one,” he said. “But we don’t cut and we don’t run.”

Silberberg said business at the rink has improved dramatically under the leadership of executive director Rob Reilly, who has brought in more teams and events.

“The rink is working pretty well,” said Silberberg. “It’s not where we want it to be, but it’s definitely better than where it was.”

Silberberg said he wanted all tenants to know that nothing is changing, but that he expects bankruptcy to create “angst and uncertainty.”

The move, he said, is meant to save the operation.

“We are here and we are not going anywhere,” he said. “It’s business as usual. We are open and operational. We look forward to maintaining the business and serving the community.

Silberberg declined to comment on how late NESV is in mortgage payments to the lender.

But NESV is currently in arrears to the city to the tune of $ 565,965 in property taxes.

She also owes water and sewer services $ 4,733.

But Reilly said the NESV is up to date on its recent tax bills of around $ 88,000 per quarter and sees no problem paying in the future.

He said he was in negotiations with the city over a plan to add payments every quarter until the tax debt is paid.

“The city has been great,” he said of the negotiations in an interview at the rink.

“We’re doing fine,” he said, noting that other big bills, like electricity at National Grid, have also been paid.

Another setback for the company included bills of at least $ 200,000 for the replacement of rusty pipes caused by salt water which he said was supplied by the city.

Reilly also praised Silberberg.

“Cutting and running wasn’t even an option for him,” he said. “He really stood there.

Reilly said the bottom line improved with the addition of new hockey teams such as the Johnson & Wales University men’s and women’s teams.

The New Jersey Generals formed two more teams with younger players and the organization launched the Generals Hockey Academy.

A number of other youth teams have also been added.

Meanwhile, the Rink has struck a deal with cooking students at J&W University to begin their activities at The Barn, an establishment restaurant, and a new cafe in a space once occupied by Dunkin ‘Donuts.

In addition, hockey players volunteer to help local charities.

“We empower students and youth to give back to the community for events like the Special Olympics, the Hunger Walk and Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Reilly.

Reilly said the operation of the rink is going in the right direction.

“Our rink is full to the end,” he said. “We’re not going anywhere.”

Georges W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.


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Combined XI: Italy vs England https://cvneweng.org/combined-xi-italy-vs-england/ Sun, 11 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/combined-xi-italy-vs-england/ Ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between Italy and England, Sports Mole pick a combined XI from both teams. Italy will assume England in the Euro 2020 final Sunday evening, the two teams negotiating nervous clashes in the semi-final respectively Tuesday and Wednesday. The Italians advanced to the final thanks to a penalty shootout victory […]]]>


Ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between Italy and England, Sports Mole pick a combined XI from both teams.

Italy will assume England in the Euro 2020 final Sunday evening, the two teams negotiating nervous clashes in the semi-final respectively Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Italians advanced to the final thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Spain, with the two sides playing a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.

England, meanwhile, recorded a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday, with Harry kane come with the essential goal after seeing his initial point kick saved by another Premier League player Kasper Schmeichel.

The Three Lions will look to win their first major international silverware since 1966, while Italy will aim to win their first trophy since lifting the World Cup in 2006.

Unlike England, Italy won the European Championship – triumphant in 1968 – as it reached the Euro 2012 final before losing to Spain.

Some of Europe’s best players will be on display at Wembley this weekend, and with that in mind, Sporty Taupe chooses a combined XI, selecting the players who will be available for the competition in London.


Jordan pickford put tough club form behind him to enjoy a great Euro 2020 for England, but it’s hard to look past Gianluigi Donnarumma, which is an imposing presence between the sticks. The 22-year-old has been one of the best goalkeepers in this summer’s competition and gets pretty much the nod from Pickford, who deserves a lot of praise for his form at the tournament.

The last four, in truth, weren’t that hard to choose. Leonardo of Spinazzola would have been in the squad had he been available, but the 28-year-old injured his Achilles tendon in the quarter-final against Belgium and was ruled out for the next six months or so after undergoing surgery .

There are three English players in defense, with Kyle walker impressive at right-back with his pace and power, while the Manchester United duo Harry maguire and Luke Shaw have both been excellent. Maguire missed the start of the tournament with injury, but has been a dominant presence since returning, while Shaw has been one of the tournament’s most notable players, producing three assists in five appearances.

There just had to be room on the team to Giorgio Chiellini, who has just nodded to his compatriot Italian center-back Leonard Bonucci. Chiellini’s personality and character have been essential for his country this summer, and he has put in impressive performances in the last two matches against Belgium and Spain.

In the middle of the field, Declan rice has been excellent for England as the 22-year-old has demonstrated his skills at the highest level. Rice has started all six matches for his country and is selected before Kalvin phillips, who deserves special mention for his solid form at this summer’s tournament.

There are two Italian midfielders in the squad, and it was very difficult to leave out Jorginho given his performance at Euro 2020. Nicolo Barella scored one goal and two assists for Roberto Mancini, however, and the 24-year-old’s performances were vital for the Euro 2020 finalists.

Marco Verratti, meanwhile, provided two assists in four appearances for Italy, with his physical condition managed following a knee problem. The 28-year-old was particularly impressive against Spain in the semi-finals and could have his say in the outcome of the clash with England.

Rahim sterling has been one of the players in the entire tournament, with the 26-year-old playing for England, scoring three times and providing an assist in six appearances. Sterling may not have been at his best for Manchester City last season, but has shown his importance to the Three Lions this summer.

Harry kane, as expected, is sailing in the starting XI; There was criticism of the Tottenham Hotspur forward earlier in the tournament, but he has now scored four times in his last three appearances against Germany, Ukraine and Denmark, and the the 27-year-old will desperately seek to lead his country to glory.

There were a number of options for last place in the top three, but Lorenzo Insigne deserves to be included given its shape this summer. The Napoli striker has scored twice in five appearances for his country at Euro 2020 and will be looking to add to his 10 international goals in the Wembley final.

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New England Sports Village in Attleboro gets one-month reprieve | Local News https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-gets-one-month-reprieve-local-news/ https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-gets-one-month-reprieve-local-news/#respond Sun, 04 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-in-attleboro-gets-one-month-reprieve-local-news/ ATTLEBORO – The New England Sports Village auction has been on hold for a month. The auction, which was scheduled for Friday, has been postponed to June 4, apparently to allow lender and borrower, AJAX 5CAP NESV, LLC, the company that owns the sports facility, to make some sort of deal. The postponement notice was […]]]>


ATTLEBORO – The New England Sports Village auction has been on hold for a month.

The auction, which was scheduled for Friday, has been postponed to June 4, apparently to allow lender and borrower, AJAX 5CAP NESV, LLC, the company that owns the sports facility, to make some sort of deal.

The postponement notice was posted on the website of Paul E. Saperstein Co., a Holbrook auction company.

NESV is located between County Street and Tiffany Street on Commerce Way. It includes an ice rink and nearly 140 acres of land.

Developer David Boucher referred the comment to Stuart Silberberg, Managing Partner of AJAX.

Silberberg did not immediately respond to questions emailed to him by The Sun Chronicle.

Last month, he said AJAX was in negotiations with the lender, which he declined to name.

He said the former lender, HarborOne Bank, sold the note to investors in late 2020.

Silberberg declined to comment on how late the company is in its mortgage payments.

“It’s not important,” he said. “We’re late.”

Silberberg said the pandemic had hit the company hard.

“COVID has not been kind to us like it has been to a lot of people,” he said.

The rink business closed for about four months, then ran at 30 to 70 percent for the rest of the year, putting AJAX in a big financial hole.

Georges W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.


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Providence Bruins end season at New England Sports Center https://cvneweng.org/providence-bruins-end-season-at-new-england-sports-center/ https://cvneweng.org/providence-bruins-end-season-at-new-england-sports-center/#respond Wed, 05 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/providence-bruins-end-season-at-new-england-sports-center/ Photo / Courtesy of Providence BruinsThe Bruins players skate together in a recent warm-up. By Dakota Antelman, Editor-in-chief MARLBOROUGH – The Providence Bruins came in this week knowing for sure they were about to play their final games of this atypical season at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. This is because the AHL […]]]>


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The Bruins players skate together in a recent warm-up.

By Dakota Antelman, Editor-in-chief

MARLBOROUGH – The Providence Bruins came in this week knowing for sure they were about to play their final games of this atypical season at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough.

This is because the AHL had just announced that it would not be hosting a playoffs this spring due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bruins disappointed to miss the playoffs

News of the lack of playoff plans broke on April 29 just as the Bruins took to the ice at Marlborough for their penultimate home game of the year.

It immediately stung, according to head coach Jay Leach.

“It’s disappointing,” he said. “I am really disappointed for the players. You don’t get those years back.

The cancellation of the playoffs hardly took the team by surprise, however. AHL players, coaches and fans have speculated for much of this modified season that the league will not be pushing a playoff list.

Still, that didn’t soften the blow for Bruins players and the rest of the team’s community.

“We all knew where this was going to go,” Leach said on April 29. “But the end of it is certainly sinking.”

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An umpire drops the puck between the players for a face-off on April 29.

As of May 2, Providence held first place in the small three-team Atlantic division. Although they have recently weakened, they already posted the best record in the entire league earlier this spring.

Their defense has always ranked well against other teams in the United States and Canada, just as their offense has at times led the league in terms of goals scored.

This strong non-playoff season comes after COVID-19 also disrupted what was an outstanding performance at Providence last spring.

When the pandemic struck and caused the AHL season to be canceled on March 11, 2020, the Bruins were leading the League Eastern Conference and preparing to attempt their first Calder Cup championship victory in the LAH since 1999.

Leach directly recalled the blow when further discussing this latest news.

“We never had a time when we weren’t trying to play for something,” he said, considering three games remaining on the schedule at the time. “We definitely always try to play for pride here and the guys do a great job coming in to work every day. But it’s no secret, the big carrot at the end of the tunnel is what we all play for. We really haven’t had that in the last couple of years.

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The New England Sports Center is empty ahead of a recent game.

Bruins end season at Marlborough

With their season now over, the team enters the offseason and bids farewell to the New England Sports Center where it has played home games this year due to COVID-19 related activities at its home arena, the Dunkin Donuts Center, in Providence.

Team operation will soon be leaving the NESC as, going back to January this year, team owner H. Larue Renfroe, who also owns the New England Sports Center, stressed that this relocation was temporary.

“The team is from Dunk, where we look forward to returning next season and beyond,” he said at the time.


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New England sports village threatened with foreclosure | Local News https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-threatened-with-foreclosure-local-news/ https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-threatened-with-foreclosure-local-news/#respond Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/new-england-sports-village-threatened-with-foreclosure-local-news/ ATTLEBORO – An advertisement in The Sun Chronicle announcing that New England Sports Village, which currently consists of an ice rink and many vacant lots, would be auctioned off on May 7, setting off alarm bells across town over the weekend. An auction can only mean one thing: foreclosure and financial loss. It’s the last […]]]>


ATTLEBORO – An advertisement in The Sun Chronicle announcing that New England Sports Village, which currently consists of an ice rink and many vacant lots, would be auctioned off on May 7, setting off alarm bells across town over the weekend.

An auction can only mean one thing: foreclosure and financial loss.

It’s the last thing the city wants for what many hoped to someday become a top sporting destination on Commerce Way.

However, Stuart Silberberg, managing partner of AJAX 5CAP NESV, LLC, the company that owns the sports facility, said Monday evening that he was “optimistic” the property would not go up for auction.

“We’re not going to let this happen,” he said.

He said his company was in negotiations with the lender, whom he declined to name.

He said the old lender, HarbourOne Bank sold the note to investors in late 2020.

Silberberg also declined to comment on how late the company is in its mortgage payments.

“It’s not important,” he said. “We’re late.”

Silberberg said the pandemic had hit the company hard.

“COVID has not been kind to us like it has been to a lot of people,” he said.

The rink business closed for about four months, then only operated about 30 to 70 percent for the rest of the year, putting it in a big financial hole.

However, business has improved, he said.

And now NESV is trying to find a deal to survive.

“We have a dialogue with the lender and we’ll take it from there,” Silberberg said.

And he said the goal remains the same.

“We are looking to continue building the property,” said Silberberg. “We believe that progress will occur.”

The ad was placed by auctioneer Paul E. Saperstein Co. Inc. of Holbrook on Saturday.

He said the entire property, including the rink complex and around 139.7 acres of land, was up for grabs.

This apparently sparked concern among rink users, as NESV released a statement on its Facebook page on Sunday.

He said the rink will not be auctioned off and negotiations are underway with the lender to keep the project, which started in 2015, on track.

The statement said the NESV is “well funded”.

“The New England Sports Village is currently involved in an ongoing legal process between the lender and the owner,” the statement said. “The ice rink will“ NOT ”be auctioned and the land is currently being negotiated to continue the project. “

The online statement also referred to the pandemic.

“It has been 14 long months for everyone, but we have succeeded and the 2021-2022 season is off to a good start! says the unsigned statement.

The New England Sports Village project began when the company purchased its first plot, 104 acres, then part of the Attleboro Industrial Park, from the debt-heavy Attleboro Redevelopment Authority in April. 2015 for $ 2.34 million.

The property extends between Tiffany and County streets, which are now connected by Commerce Way where NESV is located.

The purchase relieved the debt of the long-besieged ARA and launched the dream of North Attleboro businessman David Boucher, who has spent years pushing the project forward.

The first phase, an ice rink, opened approximately 19 months later in November 2016.

Clearance has since taken place, but there has been no further construction at the site.

Georges W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.


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P-Bruins to play games at the New England Sports Center in Massachusetts https://cvneweng.org/p-bruins-to-play-games-at-the-new-england-sports-center-in-massachusetts/ https://cvneweng.org/p-bruins-to-play-games-at-the-new-england-sports-center-in-massachusetts/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/p-bruins-to-play-games-at-the-new-england-sports-center-in-massachusetts/ Journal de la Providence staff | Newport Daily News PROVIDENCE – The Bruins of Providence are heading north for winter – and spring. The team announced Monday that it will play home games for the 2020-21 American Hockey League season at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The traditional P-Bruins ‘home – the […]]]>


PROVIDENCE – The Bruins of Providence are heading north for winter – and spring.

The team announced Monday that it will play home games for the 2020-21 American Hockey League season at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Massachusetts.

The traditional P-Bruins ‘home – the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence – is used by the state for COVID-19 initiatives and is not available for this season. The team will play a shortened 2020-21 season, with no fans present, from early February until early May.

The New England Sports Center, about an hour’s drive north of Providence, bills itself as the largest ice sports venue for hockey, figure skating and public skating in North America and has eight full-size rinks .

“We welcome the Providence Bruins to the New England Sports Center for this fan-less season,” said H. Larue Renfroe, owner / president of the Providence Bruins as well as owner of the New England Sports Center.

“We’re doing it with a heavy heart because the team is in the Dunk, where we look forward to returning next season and beyond. The Boston-Providence partnership is very strong and we’re playing this season to support the Bruins as they go. they’re playing for a Stanley Cup.

Boston Bruins president Cam Neeley said, given the circumstances, he is “grateful that the New England Sports Center can host the team this season,” noting that the P-Bruins are vital to development and to the success of the organization’s players.

“We look forward to the Bruins’ return to Providence, not just for the ’21-22 season, but for many more to come,” he said.

Providence is one of four AHL teams that have been allowed a temporary move for the season. The Binghamton Devils will play home games in Newark, New Jersey, where their NHL affiliate is located. The Ontario Reign will perform in El Segundo, California; and the San Diego Gulls in Irvine, California.

Three other teams have chosen not to play this season – the Charlotte Checkers (Florida Panthers affiliate), Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators) and Springfield Thunderbirds (St. Louis Blues) will return in action in 2021-22.

Lawrence Lepore, general manager of Dunkin ‘Donuts Center-Providence, said: for COVID-19 initiatives. We look forward to next season when the team returns to the ice at Dunk for many successful seasons thereafter. “

“I want to thank our fans, subscribers, business partners and suite owners for their incredible support,” said Jeff Hagan, COO of P-Bruins. “Subscriptions and partnerships are now on sale for 2021-2022. season, and we’ll need all the support of our fans and the business community as we rebuild the business for our return to The Dunk next season.

More details on the upcoming season will be announced at a later date, the team said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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