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Releases for Monday, May 2, 2016



Baseball

American Association
Eric Wordekemper Set To Return - Sioux City Explorers
Fun Meets Happy as Saints Announce New Chuck & Don's Dog Park - St. Paul Saints
Former Wingnut Guerra to Make First MLB Start Tuesday - Wichita Wingnuts

Atlantic League
Celebrate Mother's Day with the Bluefish - Bridgeport Bluefish
Skeeters Shut out Bees in Series Opener - New Britain Bees
Preview - New Britain Hosts Sugar Land for First of Four Games - New Britain Bees

California League
Rawhide Complete Undefeated, Six Win Homestand - Visalia Rawhide

Canadian American League
Rockland Announces Season-Long Auctions for 2016 - Rockland Boulders

Carolina League
Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report -
Tonight's Game in Salem Postponed Due to Rain - Carolina Mudcats
May 2 - Carolina Mudcats Game Information - Carolina Mudcats
Obregon Placed on Disabled List - Carolina Mudcats
Complete Effort Yields Keys Nine-Run Win - Frederick Keys
Grimes Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week - Frederick Keys
Hillcats Game Suspended in Fifth Inning - Lynchburg Hillcats
Monday Opener vs. Lynchburg Suspended in the 5th, P-Nats Lead 4-2 - Potomac Nationals
Monday's Game vs Carolina Postponed - Salem Red Sox
Benintendi Named Carolina League Player of the Week - Salem Red Sox
Jordan Betts Joins Salem Red Sox Roster - Salem Red Sox
Blue Rocks Give Up Double Digit Runs, Losing Streak Hits Double Digits - Wilmington Blue Rocks
Winston-Salem Dash: Game Notes (May 2 vs. Myrtle Beach) - Winston-Salem Dash

Coastal Plain League
Edenton Begins Final Touches to Roster - Edenton Steamers

Eastern League
Eastern League Weekly Award Winners Announced for April 25-May 1 - EL
RubberDucks Sneak past Trenton 2-1 - Akron RubberDucks
RubberDucks Partner with RubberCity McDonald's on "McDonald's Family Territory" - Akron RubberDucks
Curve Rally to Beat SeaWolves in Extras - Altoona Curve
Series Opener Rained out in Portland - Binghamton Mets
B-Mets Game Notes: Game #22 - B-Mets (11-10) at Sea Dogs (8-16) - 6:00 pm - Binghamton Mets
Baysox and Richmond Rained Out - Bowie Baysox
Dean Green Drives in a Pair on Monday - Erie SeaWolves
Erie SeaWolves vs. Altoona Curve - Game Notes - Erie SeaWolves
Mapes Pitches and Hits Senators to 5-4 Win - Harrisburg Senators
Hartford's 9-Game Winning Streak Snapped - Hartford Yard Goats
Dwight Smith Jr. Doubles in Both Runs in 3-2 Loss - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Monday's Sea Dogs Game Postponed - Portland Sea Dogs
Sea Dogs Game Notes May 2 vs. Binghamton (Game 25) - Portland Sea Dogs
Vasquez strikes out nine in 3-2 win - Reading Fightin Phils
Squirrels and Baysox Postponed Monday - Richmond Flying Squirrels
Herrera Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week - Trenton Thunder

Florida State League
Marauders Find Strokes to Top St. Lucie 11-6 - Bradenton Marauders
Tortugas Fall in Back and Forth Battle - Daytona Tortugas
Bark in the Park May 14 - Dunedin Blue Jays
Corcino, Miracle Win 8-3 in Grand Fashion - Fort Myers Miracle
Marauders Club 14 Hits, Beat Mets 11-6 - St. Lucie Mets

Frontier League
Freedom Continue Partnership with B45 - Florence Freedom

International League
International League Names Players of the Week - IL
Bisons Score Late for 5-3 Win over RailRiders - Buffalo Bisons
Bisons Notes - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Buffalo (6:05 p.m.) - Buffalo Bisons
ToledoĆ¢??s Three-Run Sixth Dooms G-Braves - Gwinnett Braves
Tyler Glasnow Named International League Pitcher of the Week - Indianapolis Indians
Three-Run Sixth Costs Pigs in 8-3 Loss - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Pigs Begin Series with Pawtucket - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
LHV Game Notes - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Ticket Information Regarding May 1 Postponement - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Entire Lineup Delivers in 8-3 Win over IronPigs - Pawtucket Red Sox
Martinez Named Batavia Downs Player of the Week - Rochester Red Wings
Bisons Best RailRiders, 5-3 - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
SWB Game Notes - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Chiefs Clip Red Wings for Eighth Straight Home Win - Syracuse Chiefs

Midwest League
Road Woes Continue as Hot Rods Fall to Chiefs - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Hot Rods Manny Sanchez Named Midwest League Player of Week - Bowling Green Hot Rods
First Inning Offense Leads to Shutout Win - Burlington Bees
Lugnuts Rally for 4-1 Victory Monday - Cedar Rapids Kernels
Burlington Cruises past Dragons 6-0 - Dayton Dragons
Crook Placed on DL - Dayton Dragons
Dragons GameDay for May 2 - Dayton Dragons
TinCaps Game Notes: May 2 at Clinton (Game 25) - Fort Wayne TinCaps
Shutout Stops Shaky Stretch - Great Lakes Loons
Cougars Strike out a Dozen in Win - Kane County Cougars
2015 Cougars Pitcher, Zac Curtis, Makes MLB Debut - Kane County Cougars
Lugnuts Keep on Rolling, 4-1 over Kernels - Lansing Lugnuts
Abreu Shines But Bandits Blanked by Loons - Quad Cities River Bandits
Whitecaps Lose Fly Ball and Ballgame - West Michigan Whitecaps
Futbol at the Ballpark Announced: Grand Rapids FC V. Aurora United FC - West Michigan Whitecaps
South Bend send Rattlers to third straight loss - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

New England Collegiate Baseball League
Gulls Promote Nick Lima to Director of Baseball Operations - Newport Gulls

Northwest League
2016 Boise Hawks Individual Game Tickets to Go on Sale - Boise Hawks

Northwoods League
Bullfrogs Ink Three Southpaws - Green Bay Bullfrogs
Single Game Tickets On-Sale Today for 2016 Season - Willmar Stingers

Pacific Coast League
A Pair of Aces: O'Brien, Shipley Week's Best - PCL
Mengden, Nunez Lead Sounds Past Cubs - Nashville Sounds
Nashville Sounds Game Information: Iowa Cubs (9-12) at Nashville Sounds (11-12) - Nashville Sounds
Sounds Tab Adam Nuse as New General Manager - Nashville Sounds
OKC Dodgers Game Notes - May 2, 2016 - Oklahoma City Dodgers
OKC Dodgers Partner with American Fidelity to Honor All-Stars in Civic Service - Oklahoma City Dodgers
'Why I Want to Go to College' Contest Winners Recognized at Werner Park - Omaha Storm Chasers
Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (10-13) at Fresno Grizzlies (10-12) - Reno Aces
O'Brien, Shipley Earn PCL Weekly Honors - Reno Aces
Yu Darvish to Rehab with Round Rock Express Friday Night - Round Rock Express

Prospect League
Dans Announce 2016 Roster, Coaches - Danville Dans

South Atlantic League
James "Buster" Douglas Coming to McCormick Field - Asheville Tourists
RiverDogs Host "Bark for Your Brew" at the Joe - Charleston RiverDogs
Fireflies Game Notes: May 2 vs. Kannapolis (Game 25) - Columbia Fireflies
Shorebirds End Homestand with Doubleheader Split - Delmarva Shorebirds
Delmarva Shorebirds Game Notes for May 2, 2016 - Delmarva Shorebirds
Drive and BlueClaws Split Monday - Greenville Drive
Payano Named SAL Pitcher of the Week - Hickory Crawdads
Bullpen Carries Crawdads to 8-4 Win - Hickory Crawdads
BlueClaws ALS Celebrity Waiter Event to Tuscan House on May 25th - Lakewood BlueClaws
Crawdads Win Series Finale, 8-4 - Lexington Legends
Power Game Canceled - West Virginia Power
WV Power Game Notes - West Virginia Power

Southern League
Southern League Names Pitcher and Player of the Week for April 25-May 1 - SL
Barons Take Series Despite Dropping the Finale - Birmingham Barons
Barons RHP Tyler Danish Named Southern League Pitcher of the Week - Birmingham Barons
Finale against BayBears Postponed Due to Weather - Jackson Generals
Landoni to Gwinnett - Mississippi Braves
Albies, Barker Claim Weekly Honors - Mississippi Braves
BayBears & Generals Finale in Jackson Postponed Due to Rain - Mobile BayBears
BayBears Look to Salvage Road Trip with Win on Monday - Mobile BayBears
Biscuits to Celebrate Members of Armed Services - Montgomery Biscuits
Pensacola Wins 6-3 over Birmingham - Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Phillip Ervin Named Southern League Player of the Week - Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Help the Blue Wahoos and Whataburger Support USO Northwest Florida - Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Texas League
8 Game Series against Drillers and Naturals May 3 - 10 - Arkansas Travelers
Nielsen Shuts Down Travs in Chilly Finale - Arkansas Travelers
Travs Split DH as Johnson Remains on Fire - Arkansas Travelers
Riders Game Notes - 7:05 p.m. vs. Corpus Christi Hooks - May 2, 2016 - Frisco RoughRiders
Ryan Cordell Named Texas League Player of the Month - Frisco RoughRiders
Homestand Highlights: May 3 - May 6 - Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Naturals Explode for Seven-Run Ninth to Capture Fourth Straight Win - Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Riders Complete Sweep of Missions - San Antonio Missions
Missions End Losing Streak with 5-2 Win - San Antonio Missions
Missions Lose 1st Game in Midland - San Antonio Missions
Losing Streak Extends to Six Game - San Antonio Missions
Missions Drop 3rd Straight - San Antonio Missions
Cardinals Swing Past Travs, 7-1, Before 7,320 Fans - Springfield Cardinals
Corey Baker Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week - Springfield Cardinals
Ninth Inning Comeback Drops Drillers - Tulsa Drillers

West Coast League
Bells Add New Promotional Theme to 2016 Season - Bellingham Bells

Basketball

National Basketball League of Canada
Lightning Take Game 1 from A's - London Lightning
A's Drop Game One on the Road to London, 118-110 - Orangeville A's
NBL Canada Playoffs Come to Harbour Station Wednesday - Saint John Mill Rats

Women's National Basketball Association
Atlanta Dream Trades Shoni Schimmel to New York Liberty - Atlanta Dream
New York Liberty Acquires All-Star Guard Shoni Schimmel from Atlanta Dream - New York Liberty
Stars Tip off 2016 Season with Free Fan Fest on May 7 - San Antonio Stars

Football

American Indoor Football
Wildcats Crush Eagles for First Win of the Season 49-19 - Winston Wildcats

Canadian Football League
Stamps Sign Linebackers Brackens and Francis - Calgary Stampeders
Esks Sign OL Figueroa - Edmonton Eskimos
Riders Acquire Offensive Lineman Thaddeus Coleman from Eskimos - Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saskatchewan Roughriders Announce 2016 Training Camp Event Series in Saskatoon - Saskatchewan Roughriders
Argos to Host 10th Annual Huddle up Summit on May 3 - Toronto Argonauts

Indoor Football League
Spokane to host the Billings Wolves for first time at Spokane Arena this Saturday - Spokane Empire

Hockey

American Hockey League
Need to Know: Bear, Bears, and Jersey Auction - Bakersfield Condors
Islanders Sign Wotherspoon to Entry-Level Contract - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Peppino's to Host Griffins Watch Parties for Games 1 and 2 in Cleveland - Grand Rapids Griffins
Ontario Reign Weekly: Reign and Gulls Take Heated Rivalry to Pacific Division Finals - Ontario Reign
Faragher Recalled from Utah - San Diego Gulls
Voice of the Syracuse Crunch Dan D'Uva to Host Daily Show on ESPN Radio - Syracuse Crunch

ECHL
ECHL Transactions - May 2 - ECHL
ECHL Today - May 2 - ECHL
Playoffs Return to Utah Wednesday to Continue Second Round - Utah Grizzlies
Royals Tie Series with Third Period Comeback - Wheeling Nailers
Nailers Add Derek Army to Playoff Roster - Wheeling Nailers
Nailers vs. Royals Game Day Snap Shot - Wheeling Nailers

National Women's Hockey League
Lexi Bender Signs with Boston Pride - Boston Pride
Lisa Chesson Signs with Buffalo Beauts - Buffalo Beauts
Kaliya Johnson Signs with Connecticut Whale - Connecticut Whale

North American Hockey League
Tomahawks Sign Four Tenders for 2016-17 - Johnstown Tomahawks
Johnny Panvica Commits to St. Thomas University (MIAC) - Minnesota Magicians

Ontario Hockey League
Windsor Spitfires to Host 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup - OHL
IceDogs' Stephen Harper Named Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week - OHL
Frontenacs First Round Selection Set to Sign Agreement - Kingston Frontenacs
Petes Continue Support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada in May - Peterborough Petes
Spitfires to Host 2017 Memorial Cup - Windsor Spitfires

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Mooseheads Name Tourigny Head Coach - Halifax Mooseheads
Fan Choice Awards and Fan Farewell Wednesday - Moncton Wildcats

United States Hockey League
Thunder Bring in Top Prospect from Omaha - Bloomington Thunder
Geneva Native Lillibridge Acquired by Steel - Chicago Steel
Steel Announce Acquisition of Walsh and Badini Prior to USHL Draft - Chicago Steel
USHL Phase I Draft Is Monday, May 2nd - Des Moines Buccaneers
Fighting Saints Draft Eight in Phase I, Complete Deal - Dubuque Fighting Saints
Capitols Pick 11 Players in Phase I of 2016 USHL Draft - Madison Capitols
Capitols Pick Fourth Overall in 2016 USHL Draft - Madison Capitols
Lumberjacks Select Eight Players in USHL Phase One Draft - Muskegon Lumberjacks
Lumberjacks Welcome Colby Bukes - Muskegon Lumberjacks
Lumberjacks Acquire Matt Steeves - Muskegon Lumberjacks
USHL Draft Starts Tonight - Muskegon Lumberjacks
Stampede Select Gavin Hain with #1 Overall Pick in USHL Phase I Draft - Sioux Falls Stampede
Stampede Hold #1 Overall Pick in USHL Phase I Draft Tonight - Sioux Falls Stampede
Storm Completes Phase I Draft, Foskey Highlights Selections - Tri-City Storm
Storm Selects D Jace Foskey with First Pick in Phase I Draft - Tri-City Storm
Tri-City Storm Acquires Fourth-Round Pick in 2016 USHL Draft - Tri-City Storm
Kielly's Postseason Shutout Record and USHL Draft Highlight Stories of the Week - Tri-City Storm
Hawks Call Ten Names During Draft - Waterloo Black Hawks
Black Friday, Playoff Edition - Waterloo Black Hawks
Hawks Announce Draft Day Deal - Waterloo Black Hawks

Western Hockey League
Wheat Kings' Patrick Named WHL Player of the Week - WHL
Getting to Know the T-Birds - Brandon Wheat Kings
Patrick Earns Weekly Honour - Brandon Wheat Kings
Ice Announce New Merchandise Partner - Kootenay Ice

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League
Rush Partner with 92.9 the Bull for Playoffs - Saskatchewan Rush

Other

National Pro Fastpitch
Rachel Lawson and Kara Dill Join Scrap Yard Dawgs Coaching Staff for 2016 - Scrap Yard Dawgs

Soccer

Major Arena Soccer League
Healey, Donatelli, and Dos Santos Named to U.S. National Fustal Team - Baltimore Blast

Major League Soccer
Neutrogena and Major League Soccer Team up to Raise Awareness and Beat Skin Cancer - MLS
Paunovic: "I'm Confident We Will Reach Our Goal" - Chicago Fire
Razvan Cocis Grabs Weekly Honor from MLS - Chicago Fire
Monterrey to Face Cruz Azul July 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston Dynamo
LA Galaxy host New England Revolution at StubHub Center Sunday - Los Angeles Galaxy
Weekly Update - San Jose Earthquakes
LA Galaxy Ties Sporting KC 1-1 - Sporting Kansas City
Whitecaps FC Residency Take All Four Matches on California Trip - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

National Women's Soccer League
Reign FC Triumph 1-0 over FC Kansas City in Championship Rematch - Seattle Reign FC
Sky Blue FC Adds New Zealand Goalkeeper Erin Nayler - Sky Blue FC

North American Soccer League
New York Cosmos Midfielder Yohandry Orozco Named NASL Player of the Week - NASL
FC Edmonton Academy Ready for 2016 EDSA Season - FC Edmonton
New York Cosmos Midfielder Yohandry Orozco Named NASL Player of the Week - New York Cosmos

United Soccer League
Arizona United SC Draws With Portland Timbers 2, 1-1 - Arizona United SC
LA Galaxy II Debut at Newly-Renovated StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium this Week - Los Angeles Galaxy II
OCB Continues Home Stand against FC Cincinnati on Wednesday - Orlando City B
Steve Cangialosi to Call San Antonio FC Matches on Fox Sports Southwest in 2016 - San Antonio FC
10-Man Sounders FC 2 Draws OKC Energy FC 1-1 at Starfire Stadium - Seattle Sounders FC 2
Join the 'Caps for Star Wars Night on May the 4th at Thunderbird Stadium - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

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