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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
BASEBALL New York-Penn League: The Staten Island (NY) Yankees of the short-season Class-A NYPL announced a name-the-team contest with plans to rename and rebrand the team for the 2017 season. The Staten Island team will remain an affiliate of the Yankees, but will take a name with a local identity. The top six choices for a name will be selected for final voting. Pacific Coast League: The New Orleans Zephyrs of the Triple-A PCL announced seven finalists for its name-team-contest. ... Full Story

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Glasnow Looks to Continue Remarkable Run

INDIANAPOLIS - Tyler Glasnow has made five starts and allowed five hits in June, a month of dominance he looks to cap off tonight at 7:05 p.m. when he is scheduled to start on the mound for the Indians. Glasnow has not allowed a hit in his last 13 innings combined, making back-to-back starts in which he did not allow a base hit. He has not surrendered a run in his last 20 full innings of work. Called "the most unhittable pitcher you haven't seen" by Yahoo! Sports, Glasnow has been nearly perfect in June to highlight a strong 2016 campaign. This month, he has gone 2-0 with a 0.32 ERA and... Full Story

Howard's Walk-Off Single Ties Series at Two

KEIZER, Oregon - The Volcanoes won a thrilling 4-3 contest, tying the series with Tri-City at two games apiece with one game to go. Shortstop Ryan Howard came through in the clutch in the bottom of the ninth inning with his third RBI of the game, giving Salem-Keizer its first walk-off win of the season. Volcanoes left-handed pitcher Mac Marshall struggled early to find his command, giving up two walks and a wild pitch in the top of the first inning. However, despite his initial inconsistency, Marshall was able to get out of the inning relatively unscathed. As a team, the Volcanoes are hi... Full Story

Michael Roth Throws Two-Hitter, Round Rock Wins 7-0

ROUND ROCK, Texas - LHP Michael Roth (7-3, 2.66) carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning as the Round Rock Express (40-36) picked up a dominant 7-0 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (36-38) Sunday night at Dell Diamond. Roth was a third-inning walk and a fourth inning fielding error away from perfection before Sky Sox C Josmil Pinto recorded a one-out triple in the top of the eighth inning. Roth worked around the late hit to record his first career complete game shutout, as well as this third career complete game. The lefty previously dealt a five-inning complete game on June 18, 201... 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. Tucson Roadrunners - American Hockey League (AHL)
  2. Wichita Wingnuts - American Association (AA)
  3. Southern Illinois Miners - Frontier League (FL)
  4. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  5. Salem Red Sox - Carolina League (CarL)
  6. Durham Bulls - International League (IL)
  7. Toledo Mud Hens - International League (IL)
  8. Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League (IL)
  9. Hartford Yard Goats - Eastern League (EL)
  10. Springfield Thunderbirds - American Hockey League (AHL)


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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
Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GLSCL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL, WMBL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

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

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AFL, AIF, CIF, 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
IPL, MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, NASL, USL
Women's Soccer
NWSL