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Releases for Friday, May 6, 2016



Baseball

American Association
Roster Gets a Little Clearer, Saints Sign Four Prior to Camp Opening Saturday - St. Paul Saints
Spring Training Roster Finalized with Urps Signing - Wichita Wingnuts
Winnipeg Goldeyes 2016 Spring Training Prospectus - Winnipeg Goldeyes

Atlantic League
Ducks Sweep Twinbill to Complete Perfect Homestand - Long Island Ducks
Preview - Bees Open Series on Road against Barnstormers - New Britain Bees
Greenwood Signed by Twins - New Britain Bees
Skeeters Favorite Promotional Events Highlight Upcoming Homestead - Sugar Land Skeeters

California League
Unusual Ejection Can't Deter Bako in 6-5 Win - Bakersfield Blaze
Anderson Shines in 4-1 Sixers Victory - Inland Empire 66ers
Alejandro Garcia notches two hits as the 66ers bookend series with wins - Lancaster JetHawks
Garlick with Big Night in Quakes' Loss - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
San Jose Giants on Deck: Giants Return Home for Three Games against Lake Elsinore - San Jose Giants
Giants Edge Ports to Complete Four-Game Sweep - San Jose Giants
Early Homer Sends Stockton to 2-1 Loss - Stockton Ports

Carolina League
May 6 - Carolina Mudcats Game Information - Carolina Mudcats
Keys and Nationals Postponed - Frederick Keys
Rain Washes Away Another One for the P-Nats - Potomac Nationals
9th Inning Blunders Lead to Potomac's 5-2 Loss - Potomac Nationals
Winston-Salem Dash Game Notes (May 6 vs. Salem) - Winston-Salem Dash

Eastern League
Friday's Game Between Altoona and Richmond Postponed for Rain - Altoona Curve
B-Mets Game Notes: Game # 25 - B-Mets (13-11) vs. RubberDucks (18-8) - Binghamton Mets
Baysox, SeaWolves Postponed - Bowie Baysox
SeaWolves and Baysox Postponed - Erie SeaWolves
Erie SeaWolves at Bowie Baysox - Game Notes - Erie SeaWolves
Friday's Sea Dogs Game Postponed - Portland Sea Dogs
Sea Dogs Game Notes May 6 at Reading (Game 28) - Portland Sea Dogs
Fightins-Sea Dogs Game Rained Out - Reading Fightin Phils
Squirrels & Altoona Postponed Friday - Richmond Flying Squirrels

Frontier League
Catchers Bring Experience to Florence - Florence Freedom
Grizzlies Top Rascals in Preseason Action - Gateway Grizzlies
CornBelters Release 2016 Promotional Schedule - Normal CornBelters
Beach Bums to Host 2016 FANfest - Traverse City Beach Bums

International League
Blue Jays Select Contract of Bisons INF Andy Burns - Buffalo Bisons
Bisons Notes - Syracuse at Buffalo (6:05 p.m.) - Buffalo Bisons
Carroll Promoted to Chicago, Avila Begins Rehab Assignment - Charlotte Knights
Flurry of Roster Moves Announced - Charlotte Knights
Pigs Look to Close Homestand with Win - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
LHV Game Notes - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
SWB Game Notes - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Midwest League
Great Promos Highlight Next Homestand - Beloit Snappers
Bowling Green Hot Rods Game Notes (at Burlington) - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Kernels Home Stand Preview: May 9-11 - Cedar Rapids Kernels
Dayton Dragons Homestand Preview - Dayton Dragons
Dragons GameDay for May 6 - Dayton Dragons
TinCaps Game Notes: May 6 at Kane County (Game 29) - Fort Wayne TinCaps
Spend Father's Day with the Cougars, June 19 - Kane County Cougars
Cougars Make Flurry of Roster Moves - Kane County Cougars
Captains Three-Game Home Stand Includes Buck Night, Charitable Donation Tuesday, and Education Day - Lake County Captains
Mejia, Marquina Help Captains Escape in Ninth - Lake County Captains

New York-Penn League
New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Contest - Auburn Doubledays
Renegades Announce 2016 Promotional Schedule - Hudson Valley Renegades
Scrappers Host National Anthem Auditions May 23rd - Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Northwest League
Wanted: Volcanoes Host Families for 2016 - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Northwoods League
Mallards Announce New Relationship with U.S. Bank - Madison Mallards
Mankato Adds Four to Roster - Mankato MoonDogs

Pacific Coast League
Chihuahuas Win 7-6 in 10 Innings Thursday - El Paso Chihuahuas
Victorino Added to Iowa's Roster - Iowa Cubs
Nashville Sounds Game Information: Memphis Redbirds (10-14) at Nashville Sounds (12-15) - Nashville Sounds
OKC Dodgers Game Notes - May 6, 2016 - Oklahoma City Dodgers
Werner Park Parking Lots to Open at 4:45 p.m. Tonight - Omaha Storm Chasers
Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (12-15) at Salt Lake Bees (15-13) - Reno Aces
Round Rock Express Return Home for Loaded Eight-Game Homestand - Round Rock Express
Salt Lake Bees to "Pack the Park Pink" Saturday Night - Salt Lake Bees
Bees Swept in Tacoma - Salt Lake Bees
Rainiers Beat Bees, 5-2, Sweep Series - Tacoma Rainiers

Pioneer League
Osprey Release 2016 Promotional Calendar - Missoula Osprey

Prospect League
Adena Health System Announced as Presenting Partner - Chillicothe Paints

South Atlantic League
Ken Griffey, Sr. Joins Inaugural "Legends in the South" Alumni Game at the Joe - Charleston RiverDogs
Fireflies Game Notes: May 6 Doubleheader at Greensboro (Games 27 and 28) - Columbia Fireflies
Delmarva Shorebirds Game Notes for May 6, 2016 - Delmarva Shorebirds
WV Power Game Notes - West Virginia Power

Southern League
M-Braves Continue Hot Road Trip with Win over Smokies - Mississippi Braves
Freeman Powers BayBears Past Lookouts 6-5 - Mobile BayBears
Young, Blackburn Named Cubs' MiLB Player and Pitcher of the Month for April - Tennessee Smokies

Texas League
Alcantara Blanks Hooks - Corpus Christi Hooks
Riders Game Notes - 7:05 p.m. at San Antonio Missions - May 6, 2016 - Frisco RoughRiders
RoughRiders Back on Fox Sports Southwest Saturday Night - Frisco RoughRiders
Five-Run Sixth Inning Boosts Riders to Victory - Frisco RoughRiders
Hard Work Pays off on Cinco De Mayo - Midland RockHounds
Missions Streak Continues in Rout by Frisco - San Antonio Missions
Naturals Swipe 3-2 Win from Cardinals - Springfield Cardinals
De Jong Dominant in Drillers Win - Tulsa Drillers
Drillers to Begin 8-Game Homestand Saturday - Tulsa Drillers

Basketball

National Basketball League of Canada
Lopez named Coach of the Year, Glover named Sixth Man of the Year - Halifax Hurricanes
Hugo Lopez Wins Coach of the Year - Halifax Hurricanes
Anthony Stover Named NBLC Defensive Player of the Year - Saint John Mill Rats
Last Call to Board Fan Bus to Moncton - Saint John Mill Rats
Dartis Willis Named NBL Canada Executive of the Year - Windsor Express

NBA Development League
Memphis Grizzlies Name Matt Woodley Head Coach of the Iowa Energy - Iowa Energy

Women's National Basketball Association
Sky Waives Guards Jacki Gemelos and Jordan Jones - Chicago Sky
Fever Concludes Preseason with Win over Washington - Indiana Fever
Minnesota Lynx Waive Nika Baric and Courtney Clements - Minnesota Lynx

Football

Arena Football League
AFL Broadcasts on Univision Deportes - AFL
LA KISS Look to Steal a Victory from the Steel - Los Angeles KISS
AFL Veteran Adds Protection - Los Angeles KISS
Game Preview: Soul Look to Silence the Storm - Philadelphia Soul

Canadian Football League
CCES Confirms Asserted Anti-Doping Rule Violation against CIS Player - CFL
Stamps Sign Thurmond, Thompson and Wilson - Calgary Stampeders
Eskimos Mourn Passing of Bill MacDermott - Edmonton Eskimos
Alouettes Invite You to Give Blood - Montreal Alouettes

Indoor Football League
Iowa Barnstormers Host Heroes Night - Iowa Barnstormers

Hockey

American Hockey League
American Hockey League Announces Suspension - AHL
Monsters Slip Past Griffins in Overtime - Grand Rapids Griffins
Monsters to Host Grand Rapids in Game Two of Central Division Finals on Saturday at Noon - Lake Erie Monsters
Reign Take Down Gulls in Game 1 - Ontario Reign
Gulls Fall to Reign 5-3 in Playoff Opener - San Diego Gulls
SJ Barracuda Head to Off-Season with Heads Held High - San Jose Barracuda

ECHL
ECHL Today - May 6 - ECHL
Adirondack Alumni to Play at World Championships - Adirondack Thunder
Monarchs Release Big Names for Hockey for Hope - Manchester Monarchs
Royals Fall in Triple Overtime to Wheeling, 2-1 - Reading Royals
Wydo Wins Longest Game in Wheeling History - Wheeling Nailers

North American Hockey League
NAHL Announces Launch of Official Mobile App - NAHL
Bobcats Travel to Austin with Series Lead - Bismarck Bobcats

Ontario Hockey League
Tickets Available Now for Year-End Awards Banquet on Friday, May 13 - Peterborough Petes

Southern Professional Hockey League
Rivermen Season Ends on Buzzer Beating Goal - Peoria Rivermen

United States Hockey League
Three Former Stars to Play Internationally - Lincoln Stars
Lancers' Skog Commits to American International College - Omaha Lancers

Western Hockey League
2016 WHL Championship Series Presented by Rogers Begins Friday - WHL
Wheat King Fans to Help Fort McMurray - Brandon Wheat Kings
WHL Championship Series Set to Begin - Brandon Wheat Kings
Silvertips Select 12 Prospects in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft - Everett Silvertips

Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse
Local Star Mike Sawyer Announces Retirement from Hounds, MLL - Charlotte Hounds

National Lacrosse League
Rock's Hellyer Wins NLL Player of the Month, Swarm's Staats Earns Rookie Award for April - NLL
Rob Hellyer Named April's NLL Player of the Month - Toronto Rock

Other

National Pro Fastpitch
Dallas Charge Sign Former UF All-American Brittany Schutte - Dallas Charge

Soccer

Major League Soccer
Mitchell & Ness Teams up with Major League Soccer Stars to Launch Spotify Channel - MLS
Chicago Fire Foundation to Host Fifth Annual Fire, Brews + Bites Beer Tasting Event - Chicago Fire
Logan Pause Appointed Chicago Fire PDL Head Coach - Chicago Fire
Columbus Crew SC Returns to MAPFRE Stadium to Host Didier Drogba, Montreal Impact - Columbus Crew SC
Impact Takes on Crew SC this Saturday in Columbus - Montreal Impact
One to Watch: Academy Forward Rennicks Continues to Impress with U.S. Under-18s - New England Revolution
Orlando City Loans Luke Boden to OCB Ahead of Saturday's Match - Orlando City Soccer Club
Orlando City SC Announces Formal Affiliation with English Premier League's Stoke City FC - Orlando City Soccer Club
Real Salt Lake Crosses Wasatch for Rocky Mountain Cup Saturday at Colorado Rapids - Real Salt Lake
Preview: Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo - Sporting Kansas City
Fraser Aird Voted as Whitecaps FC Player of the Month - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Name Academy Centre Players of the Month - April - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Preview: Whitecaps FC Host Defending Champs Saturday Afternoon at BC Place - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

National Women's Soccer League
Red Stars Eager to Extend Win Streak in Boston - Chicago Red Stars
Midfielder Jen Buczkowski to Retire, Focus on School - FC Kansas City
FC Kansas City to Host Houston Dash Saturday - FC Kansas City
After Record-Setting Home Opener, Pride Returns to Orlando to Host Seattle on Sunday - Orlando Pride
Seattle Looks to Bring Home Third Win of the Season - Seattle Reign FC
Sky Blue FC Returns Home to Host Flash on Saturday Night - Sky Blue FC
Hampton Inn & Suites Presenting Sponsor of Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns Game Tomorrow - Washington Spirit
Perfect Washington Spirit to Defend NWSL Lead against Undefeated Portland Thorns Saturday - Washington Spirit
WNY Flash Look to Bounce Back - Western New York Flash

North American Soccer League
Surging Loons Fly North to Ottawa, League-Leading RailHawks Return Home - NASL
Matchday Guide: Carolina RailHawks vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers - Carolina RailHawks
Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers - Carolina RailHawks
Eddies Aim for Third Straight Win against Indy Eleven - FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton Announces Footie for Fort McMurray Initiative - FC Edmonton
New York Cosmos B Roster Announced - New York Cosmos

United Soccer League
USL Weekend Preview - Week 7 - USL
United Confidence Carrying over into Battle with OKC Energy FC - Arizona United SC
Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC to Face Orlando City B - Bethlehem Steel FC
Battery Sign Forward Jose Nazareno - Charleston Battery
Sunday Match Preview - SFC V OC Blues - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
FC Montreal Faces Charlotte Independence Saturday Night - FC Montreal
Orlando City Loans Luke Boden to OCB Ahead of Saturday's Match - Orlando City B
Riverhounds Redefine Approach for PDL and Super Y League - Pittsburgh Riverhounds
T2 to Face Real Monarchs SLC at Providence Park Saturday - Portland Timbers 2
Real Monarchs Travel to Portland Saturday Evening at Timbers 2 - Real Monarchs SLC
Match Preview: Sacramento Republic FC vs LA Galaxy II - Sacramento Republic FC
Saint Louis FC Reschedules Match against WFC2 - Saint Louis FC
Saint Louis FC Begins Series with Swope Park - Saint Louis FC
Match Preview: San Antonio FC Hosts In-State Rivals Rgv FC Toros this Saturday on Fox Sports Southwe - San Antonio FC
Swope Park Rangers Sign Jaylin Lindsey to Academy Contract - Swope Park Rangers KC
Preview: Swope Park Rangers Head Cross-State to Take on Saint Louis FC - Swope Park Rangers KC
Roughnecks Face Sounders 2 in Seattle Sunday - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
WFC2 at Saint Louis FC Rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

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