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Releases for Thursday, September 29, 2016



Baseball

American Association
Canaries Acquire RHP Bryan Escanio from the Sioux City Explorers - Sioux Falls Canaries

International League
Randy Lewandowski Is the IL Executive of the Year - Indianapolis Indians
Randy Lewandowski Named IL Executive of the Year - Indianapolis Indians

Midwest League
Former MWL President George H. Spelius Passes - Lake County Captains

New York-Penn League
Doubledays GM Voutsinas Named 2016 New York-Penn League Executive Of the Year - Auburn Doubledays
Spikes Fans Can Celebrate NYPL Title Throughout the Fall - State College Spikes

Northwoods League
Former Rafters Players on the Rise in Professional Ranks - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Pacific Coast League
Sky Sox, Brewers Extend Player Development Agreement Through 2018 - Colorado Springs Sky Sox
2017 H-E-B Big League Weekend Teams Announced - Round Rock Express

Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
Many Mohawks Listed in Top Freshman in USA List - Amsterdam Mohawks
Griffin to Return as Head Coach in 2017 - Amsterdam Mohawks

South Atlantic League
Legends' Burt, Ogando Honored by Royals - Lexington Legends
Power Raise $50,000 for Flood Relief - West Virginia Power

Basketball

Eastern Basketball Development League
Unique Strategies for Using Social Media in Sports Marketing -

Women's National Basketball Association
WNBA News - WNBA
Storm's Breanna Stewart Named 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year - WNBA
Boyette Selected to 2016 WNBA All-Rookie Team - Chicago Sky
Postgame Notes: Chicago Sky 75, Los Angeles Sparks 95 - Chicago Sky
Storm's Breanna Stewart Headlines 2016 WNBA All-Rookie Team - Indiana Fever
Moriah Jefferson Named to 2016 WNBA All-Rookie Team - San Antonio Stars

Football

Canadian Football League
This Week in the CFL - CFL
BC Lions Updated Schedule: Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 - B.C. Lions
Lions Tangle with RedBlacks Saturday Night Presented by Tim Hortons - B.C. Lions
Bombers Take on the Eskimos - Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Hockey

American Hockey League
American Hockey League Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017 - AHL
Rampage Open Training Camp October 3 - AHL
Albany Devils Today - Albany Devils
Albany Devils Bring Back River Rats Jerseys - Albany Devils
B-Sens Release 2016-17 Promotional Schedule - Binghamton Senators
Sound Tigers Reveal Training Camp Schedule - Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Chicago Wolves Prep for 2016 Training Camp - Chicago Wolves
Former Griffins Helmer and Richards to Enter Halls of Fame - Grand Rapids Griffins
Wolf Pack Announce Training Camp Schedule, Roster - Hartford Wolf Pack
Minnesota Trims Six, Iowa Roster Continues to Grow - Iowa Wild
IceHogs Offer Free Admission to Preseason Game - Rockford IceHogs
San Diego Gulls to Open 2016 Training Camp Monday, October 3 - San Diego Gulls
IceCaps Announce Sale of Single-Game Tickets - St. John's IceCaps
Coyotes Reduce Training Camp Roster by Three Players - Tucson Roadrunners
Canucks Reduce Pre-Season Roster - Utica Comets
Comets to Wear Alternate Jerseys Eight Times this Season - Utica Comets

ECHL
Jackals Announce Training Camp Schedule - ECHL
AHL Hall of Fame Calls Aces Coach Rob Murray - Alaska Aces
Atlanta Gladiators Announce Training Camp Roster - Atlanta Gladiators
Cyclones Welcome Back Mulvey - Cincinnati Cyclones
Fuel Announce 2016 Training Camp Schedule, Roster - Indy Fuel
Monarchs Acquire Connor Hardowa in Trade with Utah - Manchester Monarchs
Admirals Purchased by Mango Media Group - Norfolk Admirals
Solar Bears to Host Orlando United Night on Saturday, October 22 - Orlando Solar Bears
Solar Bears Welcome American Residential Services as Rink Naming Rights Partner - Orlando Solar Bears
Mallards Re-Sign Versatile Follmer - Quad City Mallards
The Pines Named "Official Home of the Rush" - Rapid City Rush

North American Hockey League
Amarillo Bulls Weekend Preview vs Topeka - Amarillo Bulls
Bobcats Return Home for Division Final Rematch - Bismarck Bobcats

Ontario Hockey League
Firebirds Acquire Blue Jackets' Prospect Kole Sherwood from London - Flint Firebirds
Firebirds Trade Alex Di Carlo to Oshawa - Flint Firebirds
YMCA Family Days Returns with New Offers for Rangers Fans - Kitchener Rangers
McFadden & Storm Roll into Town Saturday - Owen Sound Attack
Petes Players and Staff Attending Five Counties Children's Centre 40th Anniversary Celebration - Peterborough Petes

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Leblanc Named as Screaming Eagles Captain - Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Southern Professional Hockey League
Mayhem Release New Ticketing Policy - Macon Mayhem
New 2016-2017 Mayhem Ticketing Policy - Macon Mayhem

United States Hockey League
USA Hockey Announces Jay Varady Head Coach of U.S. Junior Select Team - USHL
JB Bittner Named Assistant Coach at Upcoming World Junior A Challenge - Dubuque Fighting Saints
Jay Varady Tabbed Head Coach of U.S. Junior Select Team - U.S. National Team

Western Hockey League
Media Release -- Tickets Available for 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series - WHL
Hitmen Acquire Sixth-Round Pick From Red Deer Rebels - Calgary Hitmen
Capitals Return Beck Malenstyn to Calgary Hitmen - Calgary Hitmen
Prince George Defeats Kelowna, 2-1 - Kelowna Rockets
Cougars Reassign Two Players - Prince George Cougars
Tickets Available for 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series - Prince George Cougars
Rebels Get Another Martin - Red Deer Rebels
Rebels Trade Wytinck to Brandon - Red Deer Rebels
Hobbs and Steel Reassigned - Regina Pats
T-Birds Raising 2 Banners Saturday at Home Opener - Seattle Thunderbirds
Chiefs Newsletter: New Spokane Chiefs Mobile App Launches... Chiefs - Spokane Chiefs

Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse
Blaze Sign Goalie Adam Ghitelman to 2-Year Deal - Atlanta Blaze

National Lacrosse League
Knighthawks Sign Free Agent Jordan Houtby - Rochester Knighthawks
Rush Trio Win Big on NLL Awards Night - Saskatchewan Rush

Other

National Pro Fastpitch
Jordan Taylor Among Michigan Trio Returning to Play at Michigan - NPF

Soccer

Major Arena Soccer League
Major Arena Soccer League Newsletter - MASL
Blast Announce Signing of Elton Lexandro de Oliveira Santos - Baltimore Blast

Major League Soccer
Stars Headed to Nashville and Chicago as Mexico Announces Roster - Chicago Fire
Fire Pleased with Effort But Fall Short on Result - Chicago Fire
QUOTE SHEET | Seattle Sounders 1:0 Chicago Fire - Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire Fall 1-0 in Seattle - Chicago Fire
MATCH RECAP: Columbus Crew SC 0, D.C. United 3 - Columbus Crew SC
United Defeat Crew SC, Stay Unbeaten at RFK in Last 8 Matches - D.C. United
LA Galaxy Forward Giovani Dos Santos Called up to Mexican National Team - Los Angeles Galaxy
Revs Return Home to Host Sporting Kansas City In Critical Late-Season Clash - New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls Host Philadelphia Union Saturday - New York Red Bulls
Timbers Weekly Update: September 29, 2016 - Portland Timbers
Earthquakes Forward Quincy Amarikwa Undergoes Successful Surgery - San Jose Earthquakes
Previewing Saturday's Match against Real Salt Lake - San Jose Earthquakes
Quakes Give Their Instant Reaction to Defeat In Montreal - San Jose Earthquakes
Wondo Scores His 11th Goal of the Season in Loss to Montreal - San Jose Earthquakes
Sounders FC Continues to #KickChildhoodCancer - Seattle Sounders FC
Marshall Header Moves Sounders FC into Postseason - Seattle Sounders FC
Vote for the Whitecaps FC Player of the Month - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
USL Playoffs "A Good Yardstick" for the 'Caps to Evaluate Young Talent - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 Kick off USL Cup Playoffs at Colorado - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Techera Continues Torrid CCL Form, Enters Golden Boot Conversation - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Now What? a Look at Vancouver's CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Final Scenarios - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
How Sweep It Is! Robinson Pleased with Vancouver's CCL Group Stage Finale - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Four for Four: 'Caps Defeat Central FC 4-1 to Cap Off Perfect CCL Group Stage - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

National Women's Soccer League
Portland Thorns FC Midfielder Allie Long Voted NWSL Player of the Month - NWSL
Washington Spirit Host Chicago Red Stars Friday Night in the Semifinals of the 2016 NWSL Playoffs - NWSL
Chicago Looks to Clinch First Semifinal Victory against Washington - Chicago Red Stars
Thorns FC Midfielder Allie Long Named NWSL Player of the Month - Portland Thorns FC
Washington Spirit to Host Chicago Red Stars in First Ever NWSL Home Playoff Match Friday - Washington Spirit
U.S. Paralympic Flag Bearer Josh Brunais Named as Honorary Captain for Washington Spirit Semifinal - Washington Spirit

North American Soccer League
Match Preview and Match Notes - Strikers at New York - Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Minnesota United Defender Damion Lowe Gets First Call up to Jamaican National Team - Minnesota United FC
A Heart-Breaker in Miami End Ottawa's Unbeaten Run - Ottawa Fury FC

United Soccer League
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Awarded PDL Franchise Organization - USL
USL Selects Buffalo.Agency as Its Public Relations Partner - USL
2016 USL Cup Playoffs: Look at the Western Conference Field - USL
2016 USL Cup Playoffs: Look at the Western Conference Field - USL
Rhinos Playoff Match Preview - Rochester Rhinos
Playoff Preview: Swope Park Rangers vs. LA Galaxy II - Swope Park Rangers KC
WFC2 Defender Deklan Wynne Called up to New Zealand - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

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