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Headlines for April 8, 2020



Baseball

American Association
St. Paul Saints 'sitting tight while pushing forward' toward season - St. Paul Pioneer Press

Atlantic League
Bowie Baysox, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs wait to start 2020 baseball seasons - Southern Maryland Newspapers
Revs add 2019 Atlantic League All-Star, former major league pitcher - York Dispatch

California League
Ports' April schedule postponed - Stockton Record

Eastern League
Phillies top prospects Spencer Howard, Alec Bohm figure to be part of IronPigs' Opening-Day lineup - Allentown Morning Call
Steve Degler has called baseball openers in early spring since 1992, but not this year - Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Fightin Phils should have familiar look — once they arrive - Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Emily Messina is new radio voice of Reading Fightin Phils - Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Flying Squirrels staff pushing forward without baseball - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Frontier League
Sports Column | Bucky Dent: Want to see sports again? Stay inside - The Southern

International League
Phillies top prospects Spencer Howard, Alec Bohm figure to be part of IronPigs' Opening-Day lineup - Allentown Morning Call
Cincinnati Reds prospects who could play for the Louisville Bats 2020 - Louisville Courier-Journal
Groundskeeper makes sure Harbor Park stays ready as Norfok Tides' Opening Day comes and goes - Newport News Daily Press
Looking back at memorable Mud Hens season openers - Toledo Blade

Midwest League
Minor league players from area still have hopes for 2020 season - Chicago Daily Herald
Whitecaps executive addresses uncertainty and resolve as Opening Day arrives - Grand Rapids Press
Bandits hosting PPE drive - Quad City Times
Bandits, LumberKings challenge league's best - Quad City Times
Opening Day becomes just another day for quarantined Great Lakes Loons - Saginaw News
South Bend Cubs host virtual opening day - South Bend Tribune
SB Cubs host virtual opening day - South Bend Tribune

Northwest League
What does COVID-19 mean to Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball season? - Portland Oregonian
John Blanchette: Spokane Indians owner Bobby Brett prepares for inevitable changes - Spokane Spokesman-Review

Pacific Association
O'Donnell: My all-time favorite pitchers in Vallejo Admirals history - Vallejo Times-Herald

Pacific Coast League
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Dodgers to distribute 5,000 hot dogs to front-line workers, essential personnel - Daily Oklahoman
Coronavirus shutdown creates uncertainty across Minor League Baseball - Des Moines Register
Isotopes launch art project to spread positivity - KRQE
Former Lobo pitcher Sam Wolff ready to see what baseball season has - KRQE
Former Lobo pitcher Sam Wolff ready to see what baseball season has - KRQE

Pioneer League
10 of the coolest photos from Montana's early sports history - Billings Gazette

South Atlantic League
Coronavirus concerns create even more difficulties for West Virginia Power - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Southern League
Smokies grounds crew toil on despite uncertainty of season - WATE

Texas League
As opener is delayed, Hooks officials hopeful season begins soon - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Basketball

Women's National Basketball Association
Rios helping Sun players find ways to stay in shape - New London Day
A long ride home for Sun's January - New London Day

Football

Canadian Football League
JONES: CFL delay may have big impact players like SirVincent Rogers - Edmonton Sun
Eskimos focusing on what they can control amid COVID-19 measures - Edmonton Sun
Part 1 of the greatest sports moments Steve Milton has ever seen - Hamilton Spectator
Finances and football fuel newest Argo Denzel Radford - Toronto Sun
CFL needs fans in stands - Winnipeg Free Press
CFL will have to throw a Hail Mary if clock doesn't run out, that is - Winnipeg Free Press

Hockey

American Hockey League
Manitoba Moose sign Winnipeg Ice grad Isaac Johnson - CJOB
Amerks coach Chris Taylor keeps positive through coronavirus pause - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Maple Leafs coach Keefe keeps busy with Leafs during COVID-19 - Toronto Sun

ECHL
South Carolina Stingrays' Steve Bergin named ECHL coach of the year - Charleston Post and Courier
Komets hope to keep core - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Quickly gaining respect: Interim coach nabs Mavericks' top honor - Independence Examiner
The Utah Grizzlies had their hockey season cut short by COVID-19; for some players, it might have been a career-ender - Salt Lake Tribune
Stephanie Ramey, head of Discover Central Mass., named new president of Worcester Railers - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

National Women's Hockey League
Whitecaps wait patiently for next season … or conclusion of this season - St. Paul Pioneer Press

North American Hockey League
Tomahawks' Tomeo commits to Sacred Heart - Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

Ontario Hockey League
London Knights select Muller in first round of under-18 draft - Kingston Whig Standard
Evangelista earns highest-rated Knight honours ahead of NHL draft - London Free Press
Attack add three more prospects through U18 draft - Owen Sound Sun Times
Sports briefs: track and field, soccer, hockey, basketball - Sarnia Observer
Soo's Schenkel plans to shine - Sault Star
Greyhounds select three in U18 draft - Soo Today
'Something I was looking forward to' — Dichow excited to sign with Sudbury Wolves - Sudbury Star
'There are some very good players every year' — Wolves set for OHL U18 draft - Sudbury Star
Rangers rearguard Ville Ottavainen inks deal in Finland - Waterloo Record

United States Hockey League
Stars remove interim tag from Chris Michael, who becomes seventh head coach in franchise history - Lincoln Journal Star
USHL: Still a special season for Fighting Saints - Telegraph Herald
Tuesday's sports briefs - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Western Hockey League
Three Blazers in final NHL Central Scouting draft rankings - CFJC
Winnipeg's Seth Jarvis jumps up final NHL draft rankings - CJOB
Winnipeg's Seth Jarvis jumps up final NHL draft rankings - CJOB
Manitoba Moose sign Winnipeg Ice grad Isaac Johnson - CJOB
Hunt, Gould, Thomson Get Final Rankings From NHL Central Scouting - Discover Moose Jaw
Silvertips' Wolf earns WHL honor - Everett Herald
Zary cracks WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team; Blazers in NHL Central Scouting rankings - Kamloops This Week
All-star nods for Canes' trio - Lethbridge Herald
Hamblin named first-team all-star - Medicine Hat News
From Alaska to Seattle, Thunderbirds sign prospect Gabe Ludwig - My Northwest
Guhle and Schneider lead all WHL skaters in final NHL Central Scouting rankings - Prince Albert Daily Herald
Whirlwind month for Hayes - Prince Albert Daily Herald
Fan-Favourite Former Bronco in Coma after Emergency Brain Surgery - Swift Current Online

Lacrosse

National Lacrosse League
National Lacrosse League, Bandits cancel rest of regular season - Buffalo News
National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of regular season - Calgary Sun
National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of regular season for Georgia Swarm - Gwinnett Daily Post
National Lacrosse League cancels rest of regular season, may still play playoffs - Toronto Star
National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of regular season - Toronto Sun
National Lacrosse League cancels rest of the regular season - WGRZ

Other

National Pro Fastpitch
Sports Column | Bucky Dent: Want to see sports again? Stay inside - The Southern

Soccer

Canadian Premier League
VAN DIEST: Canadian Premier League on hold waiting to launch second season - Calgary Sun
Admiration for health-care workers is personal for FC Edmonton goalkeeper Dylon Powley - Edmonton Sun
Atlético Ottawa adds Spanish midfielder Victor Martinez - Ottawa Sun

Major Arena Soccer League
Digest: Illini's Cockburn declares for NBA draft - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Major League Soccer
Soccer notebook: Austin FC foundation rallies in face of COVID-19 crisis - Austin American-Statesman
Former MLS player helping Spain in fight against coronavirus - Charlotte Observer
Jason Benetti reading fans' messages of love on Twitter - Chicago Tribune
Chicago Fire's new philosophy focusing on youth development - Chicago Tribune
Jürgen Locadia: Soccer needs fans and MLS shouldn't play to empty stadiums - Cincinnati Enquirer
Real Salt Lake doing its best to keep players fit during the MLS suspension - Deseret News
Houston sports venues to be lit blue to honor those on front line of coronvirus pandemic - Houston Chronicle
Nashville SC stadium is expected to be complete in May 2022 - Nashville Tennessean
NYCFC helping with coronavirus impact close to home - New York Post
Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri hopeful of a return this season, but admits he doesn't know - Portland Oregonian
D.C. United in talks about Chris Durkin's permanent move to Belgian club - Washington Post
D.C. United furloughs 'handful' of employees amid pandemic - Washington Post

National Women's Soccer League
Houston sports venues to be lit blue to honor those on front line of coronvirus pandemic - Houston Chronicle

United Soccer League Championship
Soccer notebook: Austin FC foundation rallies in face of COVID-19 crisis - Austin American-Statesman
With USL season on hold, Hartford Athletic, fans take to digital world to stay connected - Hartford Courant

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