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Sky Sox OF Shane Peterson Named PCL Player of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Pacific Coast League have announced that Sky Sox outfielder Shane Peterson has been named the PCL Player of the Week for the period from May 23-29. In six games, Peterson led Triple-A in batting average (.524), slugging percentage (1.048) and OPS (1.631), while pacing the PCL in total bases (22), extra-base hits (7) and tying for the league lead in runs scored (9). Additionally, the 28-year-old finished second in the PCL in on-base p... Full Story

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Shuck Recalled to Chicago Today, Kahnle Optioned to Charlotte

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - OF J.B. Shuck, who was in the midst of an 11-game hit-streak with the Charlotte Knights, has been recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. In a corresponding move, RHP Tommy Kahnle was optioned to Charlotte by Chicago. Charlotte's roster now consists of 25 active players. Shuck, a native of Westerville, OH, becomes the 10th player promoted to the Chicago White Sox this season. RHP Erik Johnson (April 19, May 5 & May 23), catcher Kevan Smith (April 24), RHP Miguel Gonzalez (April 25 & May 9), catcher Hector Sanchez (April 26), RHP Daniel Webb (April 27), infielder C... Full Story

Buxton Named IL Batter of the Week

Rochester Red Wings outfielder Byron Buxton has been named International League Batter of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Buxton led the league with eight runs scored, seven extra-base hits, 23 total bases, a 1.045 slugging percentage and a 1.564 OPS in six games during the period. The Baxley, GA native also tied for the IL lead with three home runs and finished tied for third with six RBI. In 22 games this month, Buxton is batting .372 (32-for-86) with seven doubles, a triple, six home runs, 23 runs scored, 14 RBI with a .443 on-base percentage. Buxton reached base safely ... Full Story

Bears Win Eastern Conference Title in Five Games

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Canada - Christian Djoos and Nathan Walker scored goals just 64 seconds apart, opening enough of a lead for the Hershey Bears to hang on and defeat the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Sunday evening in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals at Ricoh Coliseum. Hershey wins the series four games to one and advances to face the Lake Erie Monsters in the Calder Cup Finals. Hershey jumped on the Marlies early, earning their first and only power play chance just 6:10 into the game. Richard Clune, who absorbed a big hit in the Marlies' defensive zone, came the other way and plowed int... Full Story

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  5. Southern Illinois Miners - Frontier League (FL)
  6. Lake Erie Monsters - American Hockey League (AHL)
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Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GLSCL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL, WMBL
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BASKETBALL
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D-League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
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AFL, AIF, CIF, IFL
Outdoor Football
CFL, FXFL

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

LACROSSE
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NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

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