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BASEBALL American Association: The independent American Association announced its 2019 divisional alignment with the addition of the Milwaukee Milkmen expansion team and the suspension of operations for the Wichita Wingnuts. Milwaukee will be part of the six-team North Division, while the Sioux Falls (SD) Canaries will be moved from the North and take Wichita's spot in the six-team South Division. Arizona Fall League: Major League Baseball's AzFL started its 2018 season and again has ... Full Story

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Rockford Cruises Past Hershey, Sweeps Home-Opening Weekend

ROCKFORD, Ill -- Graham Knott netted the game-winner off his skate and the IceHogs capped off a perfect home-opening weekend with a 5-2 defeat of the Hershey Bears Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The Hogs bounced back from a 0-for-2 start on the road to improve their record to 2-2-0-0. Goaltender Collin Delia turned in another strong performance in his second start in as many days, stopping 34 of 36 shots and earning his second win of the season. The IceHogs struck first, as they have in each game this year, when Anthony Louis tallied his first goal of the campaign at ... Full Story

Coghlan's Overtime Blast Keeps Wolves Unbeaten

ROSEMONT, Illinois - Rookie defenseman Dylan Coghlan's first professional goal capped a furious rally and gave the Chicago Wolves a 5-4 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Admirals in a battle of unbeatens Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. Forwards T.J. Tynan, Daniel Carr and Curtis McKenzie scored in the third period to overcome a 3-1 deficit and force overtime for the Wolves (4-0-0-0), who are off to the third 4-0 start in the franchise's 25-year history. Coghlan and McKenzie each added two assists as head coach Rocky Thompson's squad came through on Chicago Wolves Day - as procla... Full Story

T-Birds' Offensive Onslaught Downs Bruins

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-0-0-2) put together another dominant offensive performance in a 6-3 win over the Providence Bruins (1-4-0-0) on Sunday at the MassMutual Center. In the first period, the Thunderbirds were given three chances to score on the power play, but were unable to take advantage on any of their chances. Springfield also had an early Blaine Byron taken off the scoreboard, as Paul Thompson was deemed to have interfered with Zane McIntyre. The Bruins would answer that near-deficit with a tally of their own. Seven minutes into the second period, Zac... 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. Columbia Fireflies - South Atlantic League (SAL)
  2. Tucson Sugar Skulls - Indoor Football League (IFL)
  3. Windy City ThunderBolts - Frontier League (FL)
  4. Amarillo - Texas League (TL)
  5. Vancouver Warriors - National Lacrosse League (NLL)
  6. Newfoundland Growlers - ECHL (ECHL)
  7. Lansing Ignite - United Soccer League One (USL1)
  8. Traverse City - Northwoods League (Northwoods)
  9. Belleville Senators - American Hockey League (AHL)
  10. Winnipeg Goldeyes - American Association (AA)


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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, USL1
Women's Soccer
NWSL