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The Alliance of American Football Announces Team Names and Logos of Four Teams

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - September 20, 2018 - The Alliance of American Football today unveiled the names, logos and color packages of its four eastern division teams, located in Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando and Atlanta. Alliance East will be comprised of the Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos and Atlanta Legends. Alliance West names, logos and color packages will be unveiled next week. "The selection process of naming each Alliance team began by listening to our fans and working... Full Story

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Perfetti Nets Two on Opening Night as Spirit Down the Hounds, 5-2

Saginaw, Michigan - The Saginaw Spirit kicked off the 2018 - 19 season against the 2018 OHL Final runner-up Soo Greyhounds from the Dow Event Center on Wednesday night. The Spirit was looking for revenge after the first round loss to the Greyhounds last season. Saginaw recently returned several players from NHL training camps including Detroit Red Wings prospects Brady Gilmour and Reilly Webb. The first period featured strong goaltending early with both Saginaw's Cameron Lamour and Sault Ste. Marie's Tyler Johnson making strong saves to keep their respective teams in the game. The first g... Full Story

Ducks Soar Past Patriots in Playoff Opener

(Central Islip, N.Y.) - The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 9-2 on Wednesday night in Game One of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. Long Island now leads the best-of-five series one game to none. Long Island opened the scoring with a three-run third inning off Patriots starter Vince Molesky. Daniel Fields' two-run triple down the right field line and an RBI single to center by Lew Ford did the damage. One inning later, Jordany Valdespin drove in a run with a triple to right and then came home on a throwing error, extending the lead to 5-0. So... Full Story

Minor League Baseball Attendance Tops 40.4 Million in 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A total of 40,450,337 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2018, marking the 14th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball's 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans. The Triple-A Charlotte Knights led all teams in total attendance (619,639) and average attendance (8,980), while the Frisco RoughRiders (468,259) led the Double-A level for the 14th consecutive season, the Dayton Dragons (550,725) led the Class-A level and the Vancouver Canadians (239,086) topped the Short Season and Rookie level leagues. "Minor Leagu... Full Story

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Most Popular Teams on OSC

The following minor league and alternative professional sports teams on OurSports Central have been viewed the most over the last seven days:
  1. Sudbury Five - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada)
  2. Quebec Les Capitales - Canadian American League (Can-Am)
  3. Winnipeg Goldeyes - American Association (AA)
  4. Newfoundland Growlers - ECHL (ECHL)
  5. Trois-Rivieres Aigles - Canadian American League (Can-Am)
  6. Belleville Senators - American Hockey League (AHL)
  7. Soo Greyhounds - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
  8. Toronto Marlies - American Hockey League (AHL)
  9. Mississauga MetroStars - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)
  10. Kansas City T-Bones - American Association (AA)


Newest Teams on OSC

The most recent minor league and alternative professional sports teams added to OurSports Central:

Minor Leagues on OSC

OurSports Central provides coverage of select alternative and minor league professional sports leagues in addition to the top junior hockey leagues and college wood bat baseball leagues:

BASEBALL
Affiliated Minor League Baseball
ApL, AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
G League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AAL, AFL, CIF, IFL, NAL
Outdoor Football
AAF, CFL, XFL

HOCKEY
Junior Hockey
NAHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL
Minor League Hockey
AHL, ECHL, FHL, SPHL
Women's Hockey
NWHL

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

OTHER
Other Sports
MLR
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, USL, USL D3
Women's Soccer
NWSL