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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
BASEBALL Carolina League: The owner of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros is considering a proposed ballpark in Fayetteville (NC) as a possible location to where the Astros could move their current high Class-A affiliate from the California League to the Carolina League. MLB's Texas Rangers are working to move its high Class-A affiliate from the California League to Kinston (NC), where the affiliate would be part of the Carolina League. The Rangers' current high Class-A affiliate ... Full Story

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Spitfires to Host 2017 Memorial Cup

(Toronto, ON) - The Ontario Hockey League today announced, on behalf of the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee, that t he Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club will host the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Spitfires were considered following a formal bid presentation on April 18, 2016, to the Site Selection Committee comprised of five leaders in the sports industry including Paul Beeston (Former Toronto Blue Jays President & CEO), Colin Campbell (NHL Executive Vice President & Director of Hockey Operations), Jim Gregory (NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations), G... Full Story

Ice Flyers Win 3-2 Again, Take 2-0 Series Lead

PEORIA, Ill. - The Pensacola Ice Flyers (6-0) took a two games to none lead in the 2016 SPHL President's Cup Final against the Peoria Rivermen (4-3) with a 3-2 win on Sunday evening inside Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center. The Rivermen opened the scoring 10:11 into the first when Dave Pszenyczny beat a screened Matt Zenzola from the left wing boards. Zenzola was in position to make a save should a shot come from the right but the screen in front of him caused him to miss the pass by Benjamin Rubin over to Pszenyczny. Pensacola tied the game up at one about a minute and a half lat... Full Story

Bears Eliminate Pirates in Another Tight Contest

HERSHEY,Pa. - Ryan Stanton talliedthe game-winning and series-clinching goal in a 2-1 victory over the PortlandPirates on Sunday night at GIANT Center. The Bears came back from two series deficits and claimed the AtlanticDivision Semifinals three games to two. Hershey would open the scoring for thefourth consecutive game. Hard workdown low by Liam O'Brien would work the puck free. He found Sean Collins with a pass to the lower right circle,from where Collins would fire a shot across the body of Mike McKenna and overhis glove at 14:19. The Bears nearly added to their leadshortly afterward... Full Story

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Most Popular Teams on OSC

The following minor league and alternative professional sports teams on OurSports Central have been viewed the most over the last seven days:
  1. Springfield Falcons - American Hockey League (AHL)
  2. Toledo Walleye - ECHL (ECHL)
  3. Missouri Mavericks - ECHL (ECHL)
  4. Utah Grizzlies - ECHL (ECHL)
  5. Hershey Bears - American Hockey League (AHL)
  6. Tucson - American Hockey League (AHL)
  7. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  8. Portland Thorns FC - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
  9. Providence Bruins - American Hockey League (AHL)
  10. Wheeling Nailers - ECHL (ECHL)


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Minor Leagues on OSC

OurSports Central provides coverage of select alternative and minor league professional sports leagues in addition to the top junior hockey leagues and college wood bat baseball leagues:

BASEBALL
Affiliated Minor League Baseball
ApL, AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
D-League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AFL, AIF, CIF, CIFL, IFL
Outdoor Football
CFL, FXFL

HOCKEY
Junior Hockey
NAHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL
Minor League Hockey
AHL, ECHL, FHL, SPHL
Women's Hockey
NWHL

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

OTHER
Other Sports
PFL, PRO Rugby
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, NASL, USL
Women's Soccer
NWSL