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Releases for Wednesday, July 27, 2016



Baseball

Alaska Baseball League
Miners Clinch Playoff Berth with Resounding Win over Bucs - Mat-Su Miners

American Association
RailCats Take Rubber Match in Kansas City Behind Five-Run 6th Inning - Gary SouthShore Railcats
Dominant All-Around Performance Gives Blasters Series Win - Joplin Blasters
Second Inning Sinks Blasters in Loss to AirHogs - Joplin Blasters
'Dogs Blank Wichita for Historic Victory - Lincoln Saltdogs
Saltdogs Nominate Darby for 'Man of Year' - Lincoln Saltdogs
X's Fall To St. Paul On Rain Filled Wednesday - Sioux City Explorers
Taylor's Hits Two Homers, But the Birds Fall 12-8 - Sioux Falls Canaries
Four Pitchers Combine on One-Hitter as Saints Win Rain Delayed Game 1-0 - St. Paul Saints
Saints Sign Another Twins Prospect, Third Round Pick Corey Williams - St. Paul Saints
Homers by Rodriguez, Miller Key Game 2 Win - Texas AirHogs
Wingnuts Game Recap: Wichita Two-Hit by Saltdogs in Finale - Wichita Wingnuts
Goldeyes and RedHawks Split Doubleheader - Winnipeg Goldeyes

Appalachian League
Astros Down Rays, 5-3 - Greeneville Astros
Rays Hold on for 7-4 Win over Astros - Greeneville Astros
Jays Survive Finale, Beat K-Mets 6-4 - Kingsport Mets

Atlantic League
Bell, De La Cruz Pace 'stormers Win - Lancaster Barnstormers
Bats Ignite to Sweep Twinbill from Bees - Long Island Ducks
Atlantic League Baseball a Home Run for Fans - New Britain Bees
Somerset Patriots Land Left-Handed Pitcher Nik Turley - Somerset Patriots
York 4 Somerset 3 - York Revolution

California League
With Blaze Stuck in Neutral, Giants Seek Sweep - Bakersfield Blaze
Jethawks Cruise Back Into First After Rout - Lancaster JetHawks
Two-Out Knock Backs Almonte in 2-1 Win - Modesto Nuts
Quakes Complete Sweep of Sixers - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Quakes Blow out Sixers Again on Tuesday - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Sweep Bid Falls Short, Win Streak Snapped at Four - San Jose Giants
Forjet Pitches Giants to Fourth Straight Win - San Jose Giants
Homers Send Ports to 11-0 Blowout Loss - Stockton Ports
Rawhide Held Scoreless for Final Seven Innings in 2-1 - Visalia Rawhide
Rawhide Held Scoreless for Final Seven Innings in 2-1 - Visalia Rawhide

Canadian American League
Champions Hold off Quebec, Complete Series Sweep with 4-3 Victory - Ottawa Champions
Soto 2-Run Homer Not Enough, Boulders Fall to Miners - Rockland Boulders
MINERS SNAP SKID 9-3 OVER ROCKLAND - Sussex County Miners

Carolina League
Pelicans Prevail with 10-7 Series Finale Victory - Carolina Mudcats
Keys Rally Falls Just Short - Frederick Keys
Comeback against Wilmington Falls Short, 6-5 - Lynchburg Hillcats
Myrtle Beach Pelicans: Balaguert's Two Home Runs Power Pelicans to 10-7 Win - Myrtle Beach Pelicans
P-Nats Salvage Series with 2-1 Win - Potomac Nationals
Salem Falls 2-1 To Potomac - Salem Red Sox
Tenuta Dominates as Rocks Hold On - Wilmington Blue Rocks
Dash Hit Back-To-Back-To-Back Homers in Victory - Winston-Salem Dash

Coastal Plain League
Rally Falls Short for Clams - Edenton Steamers
Riley Tosses 100th Strikeout in Sharks Win - Wilmington Sharks

Eastern League
Flying Squirrels 6 RubberDucks 5 - Akron RubberDucks
Allie Records Five Hits, Walks Curve off over SeaWolves - Altoona Curve
Reading Reels in Rubber Game in Rout, 11-3 - Binghamton Mets
Yard Goats Sweep Baysox - Bowie Baysox
Wild Game Ends on a Wild Pitch - Erie SeaWolves
Senators Outlast Fisher Cats, 5-4, to Win Series - Harrisburg Senators
Yard Goats Sweep Baysox with 8-3 Win - Hartford Yard Goats
Lavarnway Goes 2-For-3 in Fisher Cats 5-4 Loss - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Sea Dogs Drop Series with 10-6 Loss - Portland Sea Dogs
Reading Fightin Phils Defeat B-Mets 11-3 - Reading Fightin Phils
Offense-Filled Roadtrip Ends with 10-6 Win - Trenton Thunder
Thunder Bats Explode for Season-Best 15 Runs - Trenton Thunder

Florida State League
Stone Crabs Explode in Seventh for Big Win - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Late Innings Doom Stone Crabs in Jupiter - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Leftwich Solid in 2-0 Defeat - Clearwater Threshers
Three-Run 8th Sparks Another Comeback Win - Dunedin Blue Jays
Miracle Bust out Broom and Sweep Palm Beach - Fort Myers Miracle
Garcia, Marauders Shut out Mets 4-0 - St. Lucie Mets

Frontier League
Freedom Offense Cools off in Loss to Beach Bums - Florence Freedom
Grizzlies Stun Boomers with Ninth Inning Rally - Gateway Grizzlies
O'Sullivan Shuts Down Otters in Game Two - Joliet Slammers
CornBelters Use Big 7th, 10 Strikeouts from Gillies for Win - Normal CornBelters
Rascals Offense Struggles in Double-Header Sweep - River City Rascals
Three in the Ninth Leads Gateway to Walk-Off Win - Schaumburg Boomers
Miners to Hold "Stand up for Blue" Night August 11th - Southern Illinois Miners
Washington Falls to Normal 6-2 - Washington Wild Things

Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Rox Beat Silver Knights Despite Offensive Woes - Brockton Rox
Navigators 1B Alex Brickman Wins FCBL Player Of The Week - North Shore Navigators
Pittsfield Suns Get 10 Strikeouts from McCann - Pittsfield Suns
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs Take out the Torrington - Torrington Titans
Bravehearts Trounce Titans Thanks to Early Offense - Worcester Bravehearts

International League
Bisons Swept Once More by RailRaiders - Buffalo Bisons
Carlos Sanchez Recalled to Chicago - Charlotte Knights
Gillaspie, Robertson Lead Durham to Sweep - Durham Bulls
Gwinnett 2, Indianapolis 1 - Gwinnett Braves
Vogelsong's Gem Spoiled by Two Solo Homers - Indianapolis Indians
IronPigs Rally to Top Chiefs, 6-4 - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
IronPigs Look for Sweep of Chiefs - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Bats Complete Sweep to Finish Homestand, 4-0 - Louisville Bats
Columbus 9, Norfolk 2 - Norfolk Tides
Scott, Mendez and Hembree Combine to Shut out Wings - Pawtucket Red Sox
7.27.16 RailRiders Post Second Straight Shutout - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Chiefs Swept by IronPigs in Wednesday Finale - Syracuse Chiefs
Bulls Score Four in 6th En Route to Sweep of Hens - Toledo Mud Hens

Midwest League
Maxwell Makes Major League Debut - Beloit Snappers
Hot Rods Set Franchise Record with Ninth Consecutive Home Victory - Bowling Green Hot Rods
Barash Launches Bees to Win over Beloit - Burlington Bees
Cavaness Clears, Circles Bases in 10-2 Win - Cedar Rapids Kernels
LumberKings Score Early and Often to Take Series Opener - Clinton LumberKings
Senzel, Okey Homer in Dragons Comeback Win - Dayton Dragons
Fort Wayne 6, West Michigan 4 - Fort Wayne TinCaps
Dayton 7, Loons 5 - Great Lakes Loons
Self-Imposed Mistakes Riddle Cougars in Series Opener - Kane County Cougars
Captains Erase Four-Run Deficit to Win Third Straight - Lake County Captains
Hot Rods Handle Lugnuts, 4-1 - Lansing Lugnuts
Chiefs Score Six in Ninth to Stop Losing Streak - Peoria Chiefs
Rough Ninth Spoils Quiala's Career-Night - Quad Cities River Bandits
Belen Foils Whitecaps Chances in 6-4 Loss - West Michigan Whitecaps
Clinton Clubs Wisconsin 8-3 - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

New England Collegiate Baseball League
SwampBats Win Big 14-4 - Keene Swamp Bats
Media Release - Red-Hot Gulls Enter Season's Final Stretch - Newport Gulls
SteepleCats Continue Dominance against Mountaineers - North Adams SteepleCats
Mainers Eek out Win, Extend Division Lead - Sanford Mainers

New York-Penn League
Spinners to Host Tom Brady Birthday Bash - Lowell Spinners

Northwest League
Jose Paulino Tabbed with Player of the Week Honors - Eugene Emeralds
.500, Here We Come - Hillsboro Hops
Salem-Keizer Opens Second Half with Victory - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Trio of Home Runs Lead Spokane Past Tri-City 5-4 - Spokane Indians
Home Runs Sink Tri-City - Tri-City Dust Devils
CANADIANS LET LATE LEAD SLIP AWAY IN EVERETT - Vancouver Canadians
C's Fall Short In Opening Game Of The Second Half - Vancouver Canadians

Northwoods League
Northwoods League Announces 2016 Major League Dreams Showcase Rosters - Northwoods
Bullfrogs Sweep Huskies - Green Bay Bullfrogs
Botsoe, Clemons, and Sabol Selected to Major League Dreams Showcase - Green Bay Bullfrogs
Bullfrogs Go for Four in a Row against Huskies - Green Bay Bullfrogs
Mallards Fall to Chinooks in Series Finale - Madison Mallards
Mallards Look for Sweep of Chinooks - Madison Mallards
Eight Mallards Named to Major League Dreams Showcase Roster - Madison Mallards
Honkers Walk-Off in Win over Loggers - Rochester Honkers
Rox RHP Gauvreau Turns in Finest Outing in 2-1 Loss - St. Cloud Rox
Two Bucks Named to NWL Major League Dreams Showcase - Waterloo Bucks
Express Nip Stingers to Salvage Series Split - Willmar Stingers
Rafters and Bombers Suspended Due to Rain - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
Rafters Hope to Continue Home Success, Sweep Bombers - Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
'Chucks Win, Sweep Rockford - Wisconsin Woodchucks
'Chucks Delayed, Leading in Rockford - Wisconsin Woodchucks

Pacific Coast League
Bees Sting Isotopes in 11-6 Loss - Albuquerque Isotopes
Offense, Hoffman Help Isotopes Down Bees 8-4 - Albuquerque Isotopes
Sky Sox Shutout 2-0 in Nashville - Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Chihuahuas Shut out Tacoma Tuesday - El Paso Chihuahuas
Tacos' Pitching Dices 51s, Win 1-0 - Fresno Grizzlies
I-Cubs Down Zephyrs - Iowa Cubs
Alcantara's Gem Leads Sounds to Win - Nashville Sounds
Cubs Turn Tables in 8-2 Rout of Zephyrs - New Orleans Zephyrs
Pence Powers River Cats Past Reno - Reno Aces
Doug Bernier Records First Cycle in Express History - Round Rock Express
Express Host Baylor Night Thursday - Round Rock Express
Big League Bats Lead Sacramento to Road Victory - Sacramento River Cats
Topes Snap Bees Streak - Salt Lake Bees
Tacoma Falls To El Paso, 6-0 - Tacoma Rainiers

Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
DiamondDawgs Defeat Albany Dutchmen, 6-1 - Albany Dutchmen
Glens Falls 8 Elmira 5 - Glens Falls Dragons

Pioneer League
Four Mustangs Named to PL All-Star Team - Billings Mustangs
Four Rockies Named Pioneer All-Stars - Grand Junction Rockies
Parks Sparks Rockies over Voyagers - Grand Junction Rockies
Four Voyagers to Represent Great Falls in All-Star Game - Great Falls Voyagers
Great Falls Lacks Key Hits in Loss at Grand Junction - Great Falls Voyagers
Five Chukars Named Pioneer League All-Stars - Idaho Falls Chukars
Cave Walk-Off Spoils Chukar Celebration - Missoula Osprey
Missoula Sends Four to Second Annual All-Star Game - Missoula Osprey
Raptors Lose Battle of the Bats 8-4 - Ogden Raptors
Owlz Clinch Series with Win over Mustangs - Orem Owlz

Prospect League
Offenses Dominate as the Kokomo Jackrabbits - Chillicothe Paints

Southern League
Jungmann's Eight Strong Innings - Biloxi Shuckers
Shuckers Announce 2017 Game Schedule - Biloxi Shuckers
Barons Secure Win to Even Series - Birmingham Barons
Generals Run Away with Nightcap Wednesday - Jackson Generals
Suns and Generals Split Wednesday Games - Jacksonville Suns
Unearned Runs Sink M-Braves - Mississippi Braves
Cron Carries BayBears in 2-1 Walk-Off Win - Mobile BayBears
Shuckers Shutout BayBears 2-0 in Series Opener - Mobile BayBears
Hu, Biscuits Fall Short to Blue Wahoos, 3-1 - Montgomery Biscuits
Pensacola Takes Down Montgomery, 3-1 - Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Middle Innings Burn Smokies in Loss to Lookouts, 8-4 - Tennessee Smokies

Texas Collegiate League
Strykers Swept by Bombers - TCL
Bombers Cruise to 21st Straight Victory - Brazos Valley Bombers

Texas League
Riders Fall Short in Series Finale against Midland - Frisco RoughRiders
Clutch Hitting, Strong Bullpen Earns Naturals a Win - Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Martes Prevents Missions Sweep - San Antonio Missions
Martes' Dominant Outing Cools off Missions - San Antonio Missions
Stevens' Walk-Off Grand Slam Clinches Series - San Antonio Missions
Drillers Avoid Sweep with 7-5 Win on Wednesday - Springfield Cardinals
Drillers Hold on in 7-5 Victory over Springfield - Tulsa Drillers

West Coast League
Bells Fall Short - Bellingham Bells
Six-Run Inning Leads GreyWolves to 6-1 Victory - Gresham GreyWolves
Falcons Defeat AppleSox 6-4 - Kelowna Falcons
HarbourCats Prevail in Dandy Game - Victoria HabourCats
Defense, Quiet Bats Sink Sweets in Game One - Walla Walla Sweets
Pippins Beat Guns in Convincing Fashion - Yakima Valley Pippins

Basketball

NBA Development League
Red Claws and Dunkin' Donuts Team up for Free Summer Clinic Series - Maine Red Claws

Football

Arena Football League
Soul, Predators Battle for Conference Crown - AFL
Sharks Host Storm in Regular Season Finale - Jacksonville Sharks

Canadian Football League
Argos Add Three to Practice Roster - Toronto Argonauts

Champions Indoor Football
Dodge City Law Announce Extension with United Wireless Arena and City - CIF

Hockey

American Hockey League
Monarchs Sign Matt Leitner for 2016-17 Season - Ontario Reign
Recap: Bradenton 4, St. Lucie 0 - Portland Pirates
Rampage To Host 2016-17 Home Opener On October 15 - San Antonio Rampage
IceCaps Re-Sign Eisenschmid - St. John's IceCaps

ECHL
Tenacious Jacklin Back in Brampton for 2016-17 - Brampton Beast
Cyclones Bring in Rookie Tandem - Cincinnati Cyclones
Eagles Sign Trio of Defensemen for 2016-17 Season - Colorado Eagles
Sol Agrees to Third Year at Komet "D" - Fort Wayne Komets
Monarchs Sign Matt Leitner for 2016-17 Season - Manchester Monarchs
Mavericks Add Experience and Youth to Roster - Missouri Mavericks
Weselowski Returns - Rapid City Rush
Stingrays Agree to Terms with Defenseman Steve Weinstein - South Carolina Stingrays
Thunder Introduces New Community Relations Director - Wichita Thunder
Tetrault Named Assistant Coach - Wichita Thunder

National Women's Hockey League
Riveters Add Korean National Team Goaltender Sojung Shin - NWHL

North American Hockey League
Cook Commits to DI Merrimack - Aberdeen Wings
IceRays and Quenneville Reunite for 2016 Main Camp - Corpus Christi IceRays
Wilderness to Hold Main Camp in Cloquet - Minnesota Wilderness

Ontario Hockey League
Renars Krastenbergs Commits to the Oshawa Generals - Oshawa Generals

Southern Professional Hockey League
RiverKings Re-Sign Ryan Marcuz - Mississippi RiverKings

United States Hockey League
2016-17 USHL Schedule Announced - USHL
Lumberjacks Release 2016-2017 Schedule - Muskegon Lumberjacks
Stampede Release 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule - Sioux Falls Stampede

Western Hockey League
Oil Kings Sign Goaltender Bilous - Edmonton Oil Kings
Red Deer Name Josh Guenther Athletic Therapist - Red Deer Rebels

Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse
Casey Powell Ready for Career Finale - Florida Launch

National Lacrosse League
2016 NLL Draft Set for September 26 in Toronto - NLL
Stephan Leblanc and Nick Rose Agree to Multi-Year Deals - Toronto Rock

Other

National Pro Fastpitch
Bandits Ride Five-Run Second Inning to Win - NPF
Ford and Thomas Lead Racers Past Bandits - Akron Racers

Soccer

Indoor Professional League
Blast Move to Bigger Offices - Baltimore Blast

Major Arena Soccer League
Stars Announce 2016-17 Season Opener - Tacoma Stars

Major League Soccer
MLS Newsstand - July 27, 2016 - MLS
SeatGeek Becomes Official Ticketing Partner of Major League Soccer - MLS
Philadelphia Union Sign Derrick Jones as Homegrown Player - Philadelphia Union
Sounders FC Signs Midfield Playmaker Nicolás Lodeiro - Seattle Sounders FC
Sounders FC Signs Midfield Playmaker - Seattle Sounders FC
'Caps Ink: David Edgar - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

North American Soccer League
FC Edmonton Wins Seventh Straight Home Game with Late Comeback - NASL
FC Edmonton Goes for Seventh Straight Home Win as Week 5 Kicks Off - NASL
RailHawks Drop 2-0 to Ottawa on the Road - Carolina RailHawks
Late Push Spurs FC Edmonton to 2-1 Comeback Win over Cosmos - FC Edmonton
VanOekel Earns Second Consecutive Selection to NASL Team of the Week - FC Edmonton
Jaime Chavez Earns NASL Team of the Week Spot - Miami FC
Early Goal Scores Fury FC Second Straight Win - Ottawa Fury FC
Fury FC Duo Score Team of the Week Honours - Ottawa Fury FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies Suffer 1-0 Road Loss to Rayo OKC - Tampa Bay Rowdies

United Soccer League
USL Discipline Report: Week 18 - USL
Tactics and Strategy with Hammerheads Coach Briggs - Wilmington Hammerheads FC
New Territory as Wilmington Hosts Pittsburgh Saturday - Wilmington Hammerheads FC

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