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Releases for Thursday, May 5, 2016



Baseball

American Association
Browne Wins Tourism Advocate Award - Kansas City T-Bones
'Dogs Begin Pre-Season Play May 10; Players Report Friday - Lincoln Saltdogs
X's Announce Spring Training Roster & Schedule - Sioux City Explorers
Canaries Announce 2016 Exhibition Schedule - Sioux Falls Canaries
Wingnuts Ink Former First Rounder Cox - Wichita Wingnuts

Atlantic League
York Takes Both Ends Of Doubleheader To Complete A Series Sweep - Bridgeport Bluefish
Bees, Skeeters Split Doubleheader and Series - New Britain Bees
Preview - New Britan & Sugar Land Play Two to Wrap Series - New Britain Bees

California League
Mike Candela Named New Blaze General Manager - Bakersfield Blaze
Blaze Drop Slugfest on Late Quakes Surge - Bakersfield Blaze
Mavericks Travis Demeritte Earns California League Player of the Month - High Desert Mavericks
Three Lancaster pitchers combine to strike out 10 Inland Empire 66ers - Lancaster JetHawks
Nuts Fail to Seize Early Chances in 4-2 Loss - Modesto Nuts
Giants Win Third Straight in Stockton, 4-1 - San Jose Giants
Ports Bats Silenced in 4-1 Loss to Giants - Stockton Ports

Carolina League
Mudcats Rained out in Lynchburg - Carolina Mudcats
Thursday's Game against Carolina Postponed - Lynchburg Hillcats
Pelicans Earn Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award - Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Thursday's Opener at Winston-Salem Washed Out - Salem Red Sox
One Comeback Not Enough, Blue Rocks Falter 6-4, Lose 12th Straight - Wilmington Blue Rocks
Thursday's Dash Game Postponed Due to Rain - Winston-Salem Dash
Basto Named CL Player of the Month for April - Winston-Salem Dash

Coastal Plain League
Savannah Bananas Announce New Feature for Grayson Stadium - Savannah Bananas

Eastern League
Trenton's Dietrich Enns Named April Player of the Month - EL
Eastern League Announces Changes to Hartford Schedule - EL
Jhang, Weiss Go Deep in 5-2 Curve Loss at Erie - Altoona Curve
B-Mets Fizzle in Frigid Finale, 2-1 - Binghamton Mets
B-Mets Game Notes: Game #24 - B-Mets (13-10) at Sea Dogs (8-18) - 11:00 am - Binghamton Mets
Baysox, Flying Squirrels Postponed - Bowie Baysox
Baysox See One Slip Away in Richmond - Bowie Baysox
Riordan Strong as 'Wolves Down Curve - Erie SeaWolves
Hartford Yard Goats to Play in Norwich in May - Hartford Yard Goats
Dean, Hobson Drive in Runs in 4-2 Loss Thursday - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
2B Jon Berti Returns to New Hampshire - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Sea Dogs Finally End B-Mets' Streak, Win 2-1 - Portland Sea Dogs
Sea Dogs Game Notes May 5 vs. Binghamton (Game 27) - Portland Sea Dogs
Squirrels & Bowie Postponed Thursday - Richmond Flying Squirrels
Enns Named Eastern League Player of the Month - Trenton Thunder

Florida State League
Brandon Waddell Named Player of the Month - Bradenton Marauders
Numata, Canelo Collect 3 Hits in Win - Clearwater Threshers
Comeback Falls Short for Tampa in 7-5 Final - Tampa Yankees

Frontier League
Diva of the Diamond Belle Retiring - Florence Freedom
Opening Day McGee VIP Tickets Sold Out, Single Game Tickets Still Available - Gateway Grizzlies
CornBelters Release 2016 Promotional Schedule - Normal CornBelters
Rascals Rotation Brings Some Consistency - River City Rascals

International League
Minor League Baseball Announces April Players of the Month - IL
Bisons Notes - Syracuse at Buffalo (6:05 p.m.) - Buffalo Bisons
Johnson & Kahnle Recalled to Chicago - Charlotte Knights
2016 Durham Bulls Television Schedule Announced - Durham Bulls
Gwinnett Braves Host 2016 Youth Baseball Camps - Gwinnett Braves
Pigs Host RailRiders in Two-Game Set - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
LHV Game Notes - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
SWB Game Notes - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Midwest League
Bowling Green Hot Rods Game Notes (at Burlington) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
1978 Heisman Winner Billy Sims to Appear at Bees Game May 13th - Burlington Bees
High School Games Conclude Friday - Dayton Dragons
Dragons GameDay for May 5 - Dayton Dragons
Austin Allen Named Midwest League Player of the Month - Fort Wayne TinCaps
TinCaps Game Notes: May 5 at Kane County (Game 28) - Fort Wayne TinCaps
Marlow, Deemes Named Quad Cities April Players of the Month - Quad Cities River Bandits

New York-Penn League
Dodd Stadium to Host Hartford Yard Goats in May - Connecticut Tigers

Northwest League
Indians, Ameristar Meats Create Unique Local Partnership - Spokane Indians
C's Set for Super Saturday - Vancouver Canadians

Northwoods League
Battle Creek Bombers add Two Right-Handed Pitchers in Bueter and Parsons - Battle Creek Bombers
Battle Creek Bombers to Host Job Fair May 14 - Battle Creek Bombers
Battle Creek Bombers to Host Job Fair May 14 - Battle Creek Bombers
Trio of Pitchers Join Express Roster - Eau Claire Express
Mallards Add Pair of Arms to Staff - Madison Mallards
Rivets set job fair for Saturday - Rockford Rivets
Rafters Add Elite Talent in Pitcher and Catcher - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Pacific Coast League
Nine-Run Output Leads Isotopes to Victory - Albuquerque Isotopes
Sky Sox Rally to Take Finale 6-4 - Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Chihuahuas Set Multiple Team Records in 17-6 Win Wednesday - El Paso Chihuahuas
Fresno's Brady Rodgers Tosses 4-Hit, 9-K Complete Game Shutout - Fresno Grizzlies
Patton Up, Johnson and Murton to DL - Iowa Cubs
Nashville Sounds Game Information: Iowa Cubs (11-13) at Nashville Sounds (12-14) - Nashville Sounds
Sounds to Name Umpire Dressing Room After Nashville Native Chuck Meriwether - Nashville Sounds
OKC Dodgers Game Notes - May 5, 2016 - Oklahoma City Dodgers
Details for Storm Chasers' Husker Night on May 12 Revealed - Omaha Storm Chasers
Chasers in the Community - Omaha Storm Chasers
Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (11-15) at Fresno Grizzlies (12-13) - Reno Aces
Fresno Wins Pitchers' Duel over Reno - Reno Aces
Sky Sox Rally to Knock off Express 6-4 - Round Rock Express
Loaded Eight-Game Salt Lake Bees Homestand Begins Friday - Salt Lake Bees
Offensive Struggles Continue - Salt Lake Bees
Mike Zunino Named April PCL Player of the Month - Tacoma Rainiers
Rainiers Top Bees For Third Straight Night - Tacoma Rainiers

South Atlantic League
Rain Postpones Middle Game of Series in Greensboro - Columbia Fireflies
Delmarva Shorebirds Game Notes for May 5, 2016 - Delmarva Shorebirds
Crawdads Split Doubleheader in Rome - Hickory Crawdads
Batman, Superman Day on May 15th at FirstEnergy Park - Lakewood BlueClaws
Doubleheader Split, 4-3, 6-0 - Rome Braves
Keller Honored by MiLB - West Virginia Power
Love and Theft to Perform at Redneck Night - West Virginia Power
WV Power Game Notes - West Virginia Power

Southern League
Star Wars Night Caps off Barons First Full Series of May - Birmingham Barons
Brice Marlins Minor League Pitcher of Month for April - Jacksonville Suns
M-Braves Homestand Highlights May 9-13 - Mississippi Braves
Swanson Scores Game Winner in Tennessee - Mississippi Braves
BayBears Earn First Home Win with 1-0 Shutout - Mobile BayBears
Biscuits Team up with Magic Moments Tomorrow - Montgomery Biscuits

Texas League
Travs Overcome Four-Run Deficit, Walk Off - Arkansas Travelers
Aubrie Sellers Opening for Clint Black - Corpus Christi Hooks
Hooks Dig Deep to Square Series - Corpus Christi Hooks
Riders Game Notes - 7:05 p.m. at San Antonio Missions - May 5, 2016 - Frisco RoughRiders
Riders Rally for Another Win in San Antonio - Frisco RoughRiders
Hooks Dig the Long Ball - Midland RockHounds

Basketball

National Basketball League of Canada
Mill Rats Game 2 of Playoff Series Tonight at Harbour Station - Saint John Mill Rats
Windsor Extend Series Lead to 2-0 over Niagara, 100-97 - Windsor Express

Women's National Basketball Association
Historic 20th Season Tips off May 14 - WNBA
WNBA Tips off Historic 20th Season with 20 Youth Basketball Events During Inaugural Jr. WNBA Week - WNBA
Sky Topped by Connecticut in Preseason Game - Chicago Sky
Tina Charles, Hopey's Heart Foundation and Safe Kids NYC Team up to Promote Sports Safety - New York Liberty
Mercury Reveals Home Opener Uniform and New Court - Phoenix Mercury

Football

Arena Football League
Storm Reacquires Moore and Williams - Tampa Bay Storm

Canadian Football League
CFL Unites to Support Fort McMurray - CFL
Jonathon Jennings Agrees to Contract Extension with Lions Through 2018 - B.C. Lions
Support for Fort McMurray - Edmonton Eskimos
Ptaszek Joins Tiger-Cats as Offensive Coordinator - Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Alouettes Kick-Off the Fourth Edition of Tim Hortons All-Star Game - Montreal Alouettes

Indoor Football League
Blizzard vs Nebraska Danger Friday Night - Green Bay Blizzard
Simmons Earns IFL Honors - Iowa Barnstormers
Storm Ready For A Battle Of The Falls - Sioux Falls Storm

Hockey

American Hockey League
Baron Championship Rings Named Official Championship Ring Supplier for the AHL - AHL
Connor McDavid Signed and Practice Worn Jersey up for Auction - Bakersfield Condors
Bears Sign Connor Hobbs to Amateur Tryout - Hershey Bears
Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign and Gulls Open Pacific Division Finals Tonight in Ontario - Ontario Reign

ECHL
ECHL Transactions - May 5 - ECHL
ECHL Today - May 5 - ECHL
Gameday: Adirondack vs. South Carolina - Adirondack Thunder
Elmira Jackals in the Community - Elmira Jackals
Solar Bears Extend Affiliate Agreement with Toronto Maple Leafs - Orlando Solar Bears
Royals Take Series Lead with 4-1 Win over Wheeling - Reading Royals
Playoff Game Preview: Game 4- South Carolina at Adirondack, 7 p.m. - South Carolina Stingrays
Fort Wayne Comes Back in Third to Take 3-0 Series Lead - Utah Grizzlies
Nailers at Royals Game Day Snap Shot - Wheeling Nailers

National Women's Hockey League
Whale Moves to Northford Ice Pavilion for Second Season - Connecticut Whale
Courtney Burke Signs with New York Riveters - New York Riveters

North American Hockey League
2016 Robertson Cup National Championship Begins in One Week - NAHL
Weekend Preview - Aston Rebels

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Central Scouting publishes final first round list for the 2016 QMJHL Entry Draft - QMJHL

Southern Professional Hockey League
Rives to Depart RiverKings After 14 Years - Mississippi RiverKings
Rivermen Game Notes at Pensacola - Peoria Rivermen

Western Hockey League
2016 WHL Bantam Draft Final Results - WHL
2016 WHL Bantam Draft First Round Results - WHL
Wheat Kings Choose 11 in Bantam Draft - Brandon Wheat Kings
36 Manitobans Chosen in WHL Bantam Draft - Brandon Wheat Kings
Wheat Kings Opt for Schneider - Brandon Wheat Kings
Hitmen Select 11 Players in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft - Calgary Hitmen
Hitmen Select Jackson Van De Leest 16th Overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft - Calgary Hitmen
Blazers Select 11 Players in WHL Bantam Draft - Kamloops Blazers
Blazers Select Massimo Rizzo 15th Overall - Kamloops Blazers
Rockets Select Yorkton D with 1st Round WHL Bantam Pick - Kelowna Rockets
Ice Select Ten Players in WHL Bantam Draft - Kootenay Ice
Ice Select Krebs with First Overall Pick - Kootenay Ice
Hurricanes Select 12 Players in Bantam Draft - Lethbridge Hurricanes
Hurricanes Trade Sittler to Spokane - Lethbridge Hurricanes
Recapping Warriors 2016 Bantam Draft - Moose Jaw Warriors
Warriors Select Brayden Tracey - Moose Jaw Warriors
Raiders Make Deal with Americans - Prince Albert Raiders
Raiders Select Rhett Rhinehart 13th Overall in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft - Prince Albert Raiders
Cougars Grab Six More Players from Round 5 Onward - Prince George Cougars
Cougars Select Defenceman Jack Michell in Round 3 - Prince George Cougars
Cougars Select Defenceman Cole Beamin in Round 2 - Prince George Cougars
Cougars Select Goaltender Taylor Gauthier 9th Overall - Prince George Cougars
Red Deer Rebels Make 13 Picks In WHL Bantam Draft - Red Deer Rebels
Pats Make Five Selections in Rounds 5-11 - Regina Pats
Pats Add Two Forwards in Fourth Round - Regina Pats
Pats Select Muir in Second Round - Regina Pats
T-Birds Select Defenseman Jake Lee in First Round - Seattle Thunderbirds
Toporowski Headlines Spokane's 2016 Class - Spokane Chiefs
Spokane Acquires Sittler from Lethbridge - Spokane Chiefs
Chiefs Keep It in the Family, Take Toporowski in Bantam Draft - Spokane Chiefs
Giants Take Blaisdell and Svejkovsky - Vancouver Giants
Giants Acquire 20th Pick; Draft Trent Miner - Vancouver Giants
Giants Draft Bowen Byram at Third Overall - Vancouver Giants
Giants Make Trade with Saskatoon - Vancouver Giants
Royals Acquire Blake Bargar - Victoria Royals

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League
Playoff Time: Georgia Swarm Faces New England Friday Night - Georgia Swarm

Other

National Pro Fastpitch
Norrelle Dickson Named An Impact Honoree - Akron Racers
Scrap Yard Dawgs Sign Monica Abbott to a Six-Year Contract - Scrap Yard Dawgs

Soccer

Indoor Professional League
Futsal National Team Draws Canada 4-4; Healey Scores - Baltimore Blast

Major League Soccer
Portland Timbers Forward Fanendo Adi Voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month - MLS
Atlanta United Announces Multi-Year Partnership with SunTrust - Atlanta United FC
Columbus Crew SC Waives Defender Amro Tarek - Columbus Crew SC
$39 Million Toyota Stadium Improvements Start - FC Dallas
Montreal Impact Academy Establishes Partnership with Amateur Clubs - Montreal Impact
Gone to the Coast: Revs Head to LA in Need of a Boost After Frustrating Home Spell - New England Revolution
Three New England Revolution Players Named to Provisional 40-Man Rosters for Copa America Centenario - New England Revolution
Orlando City Seeks Three Points against Red Bulls on Friday - Orlando City Soccer Club
Timbers Forward Fanendo Adi Named MLS Player of the Month - Portland Timbers
Chad Barrett Looks to Make Impact against Old Club as Quakes Face Seattle on Saturday - San Jose Earthquakes
Children's Mercy Park to Host Pachuca and Santos Laguna - Sporting Kansas City
'Caps Set for Rematch with Portland After Playoff Heartbreak - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

National Women's Soccer League
NWSL to Host Mother's Day Weekend - NWSL
Defender Paige Nielsen Signs with Seattle Reign FC - Seattle Reign FC

North American Soccer League
Carolina RailHawks Midfielder Austin Da Luz Named NASL Player of the Month - NASL
Carolina Midfielder Austin da Luz Earns NASL Player of the Month Honors - Carolina RailHawks
Neil Hlavaty Sidelined with Hip Injury - Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Miami FC Set to Host New York Cosmos - Miami FC

United Soccer League
Provisional Rosters Announced for 2016 Copa America - Arizona United SC
Charleston Battery at Rochester Rhinos Preview - Charleston Battery
Late Goals Not Enough to Edge LA Galaxy II - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
FC Cincinnati Handles Weather, OCB in 3-1 Road Win - FC Cincinnati
Islanders Host Cincinnati for First Time in Club History - Harrisburg City Islanders
LouCity Silences MLS-Loaded Toronto FC II in Midweek Match - Louisville City FC
OCB Falls 3-1 to FC Cincinnati in Heavy Rain - Orlando City B
Kickers Host Wilmington Saturday - Richmond Kickers
U.S. Women's National Team Defender Christie Rampone to Attend Sacramento Republic FC Match May 14 - Sacramento Republic FC
Sacramento Republic FC to Host Tryouts for U-14, U-15/16 and U-17/18 Academy Teams - Sacramento Republic FC
San Antonio FC Signs Defender Ryan Roushandel - San Antonio FC
Roughnecks Falter in Final Minutes in 3-2 Loss - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Greig, Froese, Haber Lead Whitecaps FC 2 to Thrilling Late Comeback over Tulsa Roughnecks FC 3-2 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Hammerheads Travel to Richmond for Round 2 - Wilmington Hammerheads FC

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