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BASEBALL Texas League: The new Double-A Texas League team to be based in Amarillo starting with the 2019 season announced it will be called the Amarillo Sod Poodles, which is the name pioneers gave to prairie dogs. Other nickname finalists included Boot Scooters, Bronc Busters, Jerky and Long Haulers. The Sod Poodles are the league's San Antonio Missions team that is moving to Amarillo, while a new Triple-A version of the San Antonio Missions starts play in 2019 as part of the Pacific Coa... Full Story

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Colorado Springs Feels the Vibes

It's a Rocky Mountain plot twist. When Colorado Springs' new Rookie-level team announced its "Name the Team" contest this past July, the five finalists were Happy Campers, Lamb Chops, Punchy Pikas, Throttle Jockeys and Rocky Mountain Oysters. Which one did they pick? None of the above. It's the Rocky Mountain Vibes. The Rocky Mountain Vibes' name and logos were unveiled during a ballpark event at Security Service Field on Monday afternoon. The Vibes, a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate, are replacing the Helena Brewers in the short-season Pioneer League. In a corresponding move, the Triple-... Full Story

IFL Announces San Diego Expansion Team

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the addition and partnership of the league's newest team, the San Diego Strike Force, to be based in San Diego, CA. The Strike Force will play at the Valley View Casino Center and will begin IFL play in the upcoming 2019 season. The team will be owned by Roy Choi. "We are happy to be a part of the San Diego community and bring the exciting action of indoor football to San Diego, California," said Team President Greg Anderson. "The addition of the league's newest team in San Diego is a monumental mark for the IFL," said IFL Commissi... Full Story

Capitals Recall Siegenthaler, Re-Assign Samsonov to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and have re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov to Hershey, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Siegenthaler, 21, made his NHL debut on Nov. 9 against the Columbus Blue Jackets and has appeared in two games for the Capitals this season, averaging 11:38 of ice time per game. Siegenthaler has played in 14 games with Hershey this season and has registered two assists. The 6'3", 230-pound defenseman played in his fir... 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. Amarillo Sod Poodles - Texas League (TL)
  2. FC Dallas League One - United Soccer League One (USL1)
  3. Lansing Ignite - United Soccer League One (USL1)
  4. Traverse City - Northwoods League (Northwoods)
  5. Birmingham - NBA G League (G League)
  6. Toronto Arrows - Major League Rugby (MLR)
  7. Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
  8. Columbia Fireflies - South Atlantic League (SAL)
  9. Rocky Mountain Vibes - Pioneer League (PL)
  10. DC MLR - Major League Rugby (MLR)


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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