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                   === Rhode Island baseball player dies ===
 
 Newport News, VA (Sports Network) - University of Rhode Island baseball player
 Joseph Paul Ciancola passed away Thursday following a medical emergency during
 a  team  preseason conditioning workout, the  Atlantic 10 Conference said in a
 statement Friday.
 
 The cause of death has not been determined.
 
 Ciancola,  who was 20  years old, was rushed to South County Hospital in South
 Kingstown,  Rhode  Island after  collapsing  during  a preseason  conditioning
 workout   on  Monday  and  later  transferred  to  Rhode  Island  Hospital  in
 Providence, RI before passing away.
 
 "We  were very saddened  to learn Thursday of the passing of Mr. Ciancola, who
 was  young and  in the prime of his life," Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette
 V.  McGlade said in a statement. "Our condolences go out to his family and the
 entire Rhode Island campus community. The thoughts and prayers of the Atlantic
 10 Conference and its membership will be with all of them."
 
 10/28 12:56:18 ET