The Rhode Island Interscholastic League received the green light from state officials on Thursday for a football season this spring. Games are expected to begin in late March.

    Lawyers for several school districts and the organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut went before a federal judge Friday seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit that would prevent transgender girls in the state from competing in girls' sports.

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Friends and relatives of players will be allowed to attend the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball tournament in limited numbers next month, but no tickets will be sold to the public, the organization said Friday.

    PROVIDENCE — Football is a sport where preparation is everything. That’s why it was paramount for the state’s high school football sector to avoid the wait-and-see approach to play games that hovered over winter sports for a few weeks.

      WESTERLY — Luke Donato won two races and swam on two winning relays as the Westerly High boys swim team defeated Classical, 57-30, in the Division II quarterfinals Thursday at the Ocean Community YMCA.

        WOOD RIVER JCT. — Juliana Voisinet scored 12 points, dished out three assists and had five steals as Westerly Middle beat Chariho, 42-22, in a girls basketball game on Thursday.

          SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Peter Kiss scored 22 points and Michael Green III added 20 more as Bryant stretched its home win streak to eight games, getting past Long Island-Brooklyn 87-80 on Thursday night.

            BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is again planning to ease some of its coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalizations and new infections decline and vaccinations climb, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. That includes allowing a limited number of fans back into Fenway Park and Gillette…

            Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tour are the first group elected together to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, joining Lleyton Hewitt and Dennis Van der Meer in the Class of 2021.

            The latest federal bill related to college sports would allow athletes to earn money from endorsements, loosen restrictions around transfers and permit players to return to school after entering a professional league’s draft.

              BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts high school head football coach has filed a federal lawsuit against three school administrators claiming that his termination was a violation of his First Amendment rights after he expressed concerns about the suitability of “coursework on politics, race,…