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January 16, 2017 - BASEBALL Southwest League of Professional Baseball: The group trying to bring a new independent SWL team called the Waco BlueCats to the Bellmead area of Waco is still trying to work out details on the city's portion of funding for a proposed new stadium. The plan is to have a new baseball stadium ready for the league's inaugural season planned for a 2018 start. The SWL says it will have six teams in mid-sized Texas markets. Royce City, near Dallas, was announced as the second member city in October 2016. Weste... Full Story

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Bulls Stumble on the Road against Maine Red Claws

January 14, 2017 - Portland, ME- The Windy City Bulls (8-13), presented by BMO Harris Bank, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, fell 115-108 Saturday evening to the Maine Red Claws at the Portland Expo Building in Portland, Maine. The Bulls had six players finish in double figures led by Alec Brown who turned in a season-high 21 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the field. Alfonzo McKinnie added a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Tim Quarterman, who is on assignment to Windy City from the Portland ... Full Story

Scouting Report: What Are the 'Caps Getting in Jakob

January 14, 2017 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected right back Jakob Nerwinski and centre back Francis de Vries in the first two rounds of Friday's 2017 MLS SuperDraft.What exactly do they bring to the table? Let's take a closer look. JAKOB NERWINSKI: RIGHT BACK (SEVENTH OVERALL) First and foremost, Nerwinski addresses a positional need for Vancouver. The 'Caps needed to strengthen the right back position after the departures of 2016 loanees Fraser Aird and Jordan Smith. They've now done that with Nerwinski and Sheano... Full Story

Chicago Fire Add Three Players in 2017 MLS SuperDraft

January 14, 2017 - LOS ANGELES - The Chicago Fire Soccer Club added three players in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft Friday afternoon at the LA Convention Center, selecting midfielder Daniel Johnson in the first round (11th overall), goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland (26th overall) and forward Guillermo Delgado (27th overall) in the second round. The Fire entered the day with two first round selections, but received $250,000 in General Allocation Money from New York City FC in exchange for the third overall selection. Eight picks later, the Fire selec... Full Story

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