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Bandits Ink Veteran Taylor to Two-Year Deal

October 7, 2018 - ROSEMONT - The Chicago Bandits have signed veteran third baseman Nadia Taylor to a two-year extension, team officials announced Saturday night. Taylor launched five home runs across four games in her first year with the Bandits, which tied for the fourth-best mark on the club. The former Texas standout standout also chipped in 24 RBI while hitting .270. Her .984 fielding percentage ranked among the top-10 in National Pro Fastpitch during the 2018 season. "We are excited to have Nadia back in Rosemont for the next two s... Full Story

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Bandits, Svekis Agree to One-Year Extension

September 26, 2018 - ROSEMONT - The Chicago Bandits have signed catcher Gwen Svekis to a one-year extension, team officials announced Wednesday morning. Svekis, whom the Bandits selected third overall in the 2018 NPF Draft, appeared in 19 games as a rookie, batting .269 with one home run and six RBI. She sported a spotless 1.000 fielding percentage behind the plate, as well. She launched her lone home run of the season as part of a five-RBI performance in a 21-0 rout of the Beijing Shougang Eagles on July 12. "We were encouraged by Gwen... Full Story

Atlanta and Boston to Join Major League Rugby for 2020 Season

September 21, 2018 - SALT LAKE CITY - Major League Rugby announced today the acceptance of two new member teams based in Atlanta and Boston, two cities known for their passionate sports fans. The new teams will begin play in the 2020 season, the third season for the young league. Atlanta's team joins recently successful teams from Major League Soccer and Lacrosse in a city known for its love of sports, and rugby specifically. Nearby Life University in Marietta boasts one of the country's top college rugby programs and produced many current ... Full Story

Raptors Travel to Canada

September 14, 2018 - As a preview to the upcoming second season of Major League Rugby, the Glendale Raptors professional team is traveling to Toronto this weekend, challenging MLR newcomers the Ontario Arrows in an exhibition match. Raptors Head Coach David Williams is looking forward to the competition: "It's hugely exciting to play against a previous opponent again, and especially one that will be entering Major League Rugby next season. It's always good to get on the road with the team and play a really competitive side," he said. "Traveling ... Full Story

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