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March 8, 2021 - BASEBALL Major League Baseball: MLB announced a delay in the start of the 2021 Triple-A season from early April to early May. The 2021 Triple-A season will also be shortened from 142 to 120 games. With the recent restructuring of the minor leagues, the Triple-A level replaced the 14-team International League and the 16-team Pacific Coast League with the new 20-team Triple-A East and 10-team Triple-A West. Northwoods League: After sitting out the 2020 season due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the Thunder Bay... Full Story

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Hornets Recall Vernon Carey Jr. and Nick Richards from Greensboro Swarm

G League Greensboro Swarm March 7, 2021 - Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has recalled center Vernon Carey Jr. and center Nick Richards from the Greensboro Swarm, the team's NBA G League affiliate. Carey appeared in 13 games for the Swarm in the G League bubble, averaging 16.0 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game. A first-year player out of Duke, Carey has totaled three points, one assist and one block in three games for the Hornets this season. In nine... Full Story

Simmons Shines as Swarm Conclude Single-Site Season

G League Greensboro Swarm March 6, 2021 - (ORLANDO, F.L.) - The Greensboro Swarm's, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, single-site finale came to a dramatic conclusion as Kobi Simmons knocked down critical free throws in the final moments to earn the victory, 109-105, over the Agua Caliente Clippers (Los Angeles Clippers affiliate) on Saturday at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Greensboro leaves Orlando, Florida, with a 5-10 record overall. The back-and-forth game came down to the final minutes as... Full Story

Ford Scores 27 but Clips Drop Finale to Swarm

G League Agua Caliente Clippers March 6, 2021 - Orlando, FL - The Agua Caliente Clippers (5-10) fall to the Greensboro Swarm (5-10), 109-105, on Saturday night, putting an end to their 2021 campaign. With the game tied at 105 with 19.7 seconds remaining in regulation, a costly foul before the ball was inbounded set Greensboro up for a free throw plus possession. After hitting the freebie and an Agua Caliente intentional foul, the Swarm hit two more at the line to push their lead up to three. The Clippers had a chance to tie on the following possession but James Palmer ... Full Story

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