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Boyd Sports to Manage and Operate the Kingsport Franchise in the Appalachian League

ApL Kingsport Mets January 11, 2021 - Kingsport, Tenn. - Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that they will assume the management contract of the Kingsport franchise in the Appalachian League. Boyd Sports, which also owns the Tennessee Smokies, Johnson City Baseball, Greeneville Baseball, and Elizabethton Baseball will assume all business operations of Kingsport Baseball. "We are ecstatic that upper-level baseball will continue in Kingsport with the new look Appy League. We are also excited to partner with Boyd Sports to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Ki... Full Story

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2021 Appalachian League Schedule Announced

ApL December 2, 2020 - CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Appalachian League announced today the schedule for its inaugural season as a newly established collegiate summer league within the Major League Baseball (MLB) and USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline. Opening Day is set for Thursday, June 3, for all 10 Clubs, featuring home series in Danville, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport and Princeton. The 54-game season will feature three two-game series per week through Saturday, August 7, culminating in a one-game Appalachian League Championship... Full Story

Last Week around the Leagues

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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

Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report

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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

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