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Last Week around the Leagues

OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
October 6, 2020 - This past week the XFL announced it will return to the field for the 2022 season, the Seattle Storm set a record for most assists in a WNBA Finals Game with 33, and the Appalachian League converted to a college summer circuit for rising freshmen and sophomores with Major League Baseball ending its affiliation with the loop. Highlights from this week are from XFL, Canadian Football League, Appalachian League, Women's National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, National Women's Soccer League, United Soccer League One... Full Story

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Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report

OSC Original by Dan Krieger
October 5, 2020 - BASEBALL Appalachian League (APPY): In conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) and USA Baseball, the Rookie-Advanced APPY league announced it will transition to a summer-collegiate wooden-bat league starting with the 2021 season. All ten APPY league markets of Bluefield (VA/WV), Burlington (NC), Danville (VA) Princeton (WV), Pulaski (VA), Elizabethton (TN), Greeneville (TN), Johnson City (TN), Kingsport (TN) and Bristol (TN/VA) are expected to be part of the new league and all teams will undergo rebranding prior to... Full Story

Bristol to Continue in Appalachian League

September 29, 2020 - Bristol Baseball, Inc. (BBI), the all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which has sponsored organized baseball in Bristol for more than a half-century, is proud to continue operating in the Appalachian League as the League transitions to a Premier Collegiate Wood-Bat League next summer. "BBI is excited to be a part of this new Premier Collegiate Wooden-Bat League as we partner up with Major League Baseball and U.S.A. Baseball and to be able to welcome college stars to Bristol next summer," commented BBI Preside... Full Story

After MLB Announcement, Atlanta Braves End Affiliation with Appalachian League

September 29, 2020 - DANVILLE, VA - With Major League Baseball's announcement earlier today regarding the future of the Appalachian League, the Atlanta Braves have announced they will end their affiliation with the Danville Braves and City of Danville on September 30. Here is the statement from Major League Baseball regarding the future of the Appalachian League. The Danville Braves are the current longest-standing affiliated team for the Atlanta Braves, boasting a 27-year history with the same major league club. This is the longest affil... Full Story

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Bluefield Blue Jays Bluefield Blue Jays - Bluefield, West Virginia
Bristol Pirates Bristol Pirates - Bristol, Virginia
Burlington Royals Burlington Royals - Burlington, North Carolina
Danville Braves Danville Braves - Danville, Virginia
Elizabethton Twins Elizabethton Twins - Elizabethton, Tennessee
Greeneville Reds Greeneville Reds - Greeneville, Tennessee
Johnson City Cardinals Johnson City Cardinals - Johnson City, Tennessee
Kingsport Mets Kingsport Mets - Kingsport, Tennessee
Princeton Rays Princeton Rays - Princeton, West Virginia
Pulaski Yankees Pulaski Yankees - Pulaski, Virginia

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