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In Case You Missed It: Weekly Baseball, Basketball and Football Franchise Report

OSC Original by Dan Krieger
December 8, 2016 - BASEBALL Southwest League of Professional Baseball: The proposed new SWL announced its team to be based in Waco (TX) will be called the Waco BlueCats when league play begins in 2018. The name comes from the largest species of North American catfish found in the area's Brazos River. Woolies, Mammoths, Peppers and Grackles were other nickname choices under consideration. The team will play at a new 4,000-seat stadium to be built in nearby Bellmead. The Waco team is to be one of six Texas-based teams that will be part o... Full Story

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Becky Sauerbrunn Nominated for Female Player of the Year

December 6, 2016 - KANSAS CITY- FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn was named one of five nominees for U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year award. The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 11th. Along with Sauerbrunn, other nominees were forwards Crystal Dunn and Alex Morgan and midfielders Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd. The U.S. Women's National Team started 2016 with a win in the Inaugural SheBelieves Cup and finished with a 5-0 win against Romania on November 13, 2016. Along the way, the team recorded a 22-0-3 overall record... Full Story

Ellis, Lloyd Named to Final Shortlist for 2016 FIFA Best Women's Coach of the Year

December 2, 2016 - CHICAGO- For the second year in a row, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis and co-captain Carli Lloyd have been named to the three-person shortlists for 2016 FIFA Best Women's Coach of the Year and the 2016 FIFA Best Women's Player of the Year, respectively. Both Ellis and Lloyd made the final three through voting from National Team captains, National Teams coaches, select members of the media and fan voting. The reigning FIFA Women's Coach of the Year, Ellis is nominated for the 2016 honor alongside Olympic ... Full Story

International Report: Perth Glory Suffer First Loss of W-League Season

November 21, 2016 - Hoy Penalty Kick is Difference in 1-0 Perth Glory Defeat to Newcastle Jets Sam Kerr and Nikki Stanton returned to Westfield W-League play in Australia over the weekend, as their Perth Glory side (1-1-1) fell to the Newcastle Jets by a slim 1-0 margin. Kerr created some great chances in the match, where the Perth captain started and played the full 90 minutes. Also playing end to end in the contest was Stanton, who fed a ball to Kerr in the 19^th minute that was nearly headed into the goal for an early go-ahead tally. T... Full Story

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