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Lemon Promoted to Charlotte, Garcia Placed on DL

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - Infielder Marcus Lemon, who is hitting .273 (9-for-33) in nine games with the Double-A Birmingham Barons this season, has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights today. Lemon will take the roster spot of infielder/outfielder Leury Garcia, who was placed on Charlotte's disabled list (retroactive to April 28). Charlotte's active roster is set at 24 players. Lemon, 27, was signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent on March 12, 2015. He spent the 2015 campaign with... Full Story

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Series Preview: Pensacola, Peoria Rivalry Manifests Again with Championship on the Line

The Peoria and Pensacola hockey rivalry has always been intense, going back to the Rivermen's days in the ECHL against the Pensacola Ice Pilots. The two cities don't meet as often as some others but the games are always heated. Now the Ice Flyers and the Rivermen will renew hostilities in the Southern Professional Hockey League's first best-of-five President's Cup Final since 2011 when the Mississippi Surge swept the Augusta RiverHawks. The Rivermen finished the regular season in first place for the second season in a row and had to get past the Macon Mayhem and Fayetteville FireAntz to ... Full Story

Gulls Dim Stars 6-1 to Take 2-1 Series Lead

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Gulls made their first-ever American Hockey League home game in the Calder Cup Playoffs one to remember, storming past the Texas Stars 6-1 in front of a boisterous crowd of 6,571 at Valley View Casino Center. San Diego has a 2-games-to-1 series lead with Game 4 scheduled for Friday night (7:05 p.m.). Chris Wagner (1-2=3), Mike Sgarbossa (1-2=3) and Shea Theodore (0-3=3) each paced the Gulls offense, as San Diego (2-1) set a postseason high and matched their best regular season mark with six goals scored. Anton Khudobin stopped 28-of-29 shots in net and earned the g... Full Story

Pirates Persevere to Win Game 3 in Triple Overtime

Portland, ME - More than four hours after Game 3 began Rob Flick scored of an odd-man rush to give the Portland Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Hershey Bears in Game 3 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals Thursday Night at the GIANT Center. The triple over time contest snapped a 15 year-old franchise record by 64 seconds. The win gives the Pirates a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series. Flick accepted the pass from Rob Schremp before one-timing the shot from the right-wing circle that beat Justin Peters at 3:10 of the third overtime period. For the second straight game it was a goaltenders ... 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. Toledo Walleye - ECHL (ECHL)
  2. Springfield Falcons - American Hockey League (AHL)
  3. Tucson - American Hockey League (AHL)
  4. Utah Grizzlies - ECHL (ECHL)
  5. Missouri Mavericks - ECHL (ECHL)
  6. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  7. Providence Bruins - American Hockey League (AHL)
  8. Portland Thorns FC - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
  9. Hershey Bears - American Hockey League (AHL)
  10. Hartford Yard Goats - Eastern League (EL)


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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