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BASEBALL American Association: The independent American Association expansion team in the Milwaukee suburb of Franklin will be called the Milwaukee Milkmen when it starts play in a new 4,000-seat ballpark expected to be ready for the 2019 season. Barn Owls, Crop Dusters, Haymakers and War Pigs were the other nickname finalists. Texas Collegiate League: The summer-collegiate TCL is adding a Louisiana-based team called the Baton Rouge Rougarou, named after a mythical Cajun creature, for t... Full Story

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Power Signs New PDC Agreement with the Seattle Mariners

CHARLESTON, W.V. - The West Virginia Power is excited to announce that the team has signed a new Player Development Contract through 2020 to become the Low-A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The changeover to the Mariners marks the third Major League affiliate in Power history (Milwaukee, 2005-2008, and Pittsburgh, 2009-2018). "Joining the Seattle Mariners family is an exciting moment for our franchise," said Power Executive Vice President Ken Fogel. "The Mariners boast a minor league system filled with talent that we cannot wait to showcase at Appalachian Power Park... Full Story

Jim Combs to Step Down as SPHL President

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League announced on Monday that League President Jim Combs will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities, effective November 30. Combs leaves the SPHL after 11 seasons with the league following his hiring prior to the 2007-08 season and his promotion to President before the 2010-11 campaign. "I am very thankful to have been part of the SPHL," said Combs. "On my first day, I told our Board of Gov- ernors that we were going to become the leader in Single-A hockey, and through the efforts of our own- ers, players, coaches, officials, st... Full Story

Liberty Division Championship Belongs to Long Island

(Bridgewater, N.J.) - The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 3-2 in 10 innings on Sunday night in Game Five of the Liberty Division Championship Series at TD Bank Ballpark. The Ducks win the best-of-five series three games to two and are the 2018 Liberty Division Champions! Long Island struck first in the top of the second inning when Taylor Ard doubled and then came home to score on a two-out RBI single by Rubi Silva off Patriots starter Bobby Blevins. Somerset responded in the bottom of the third when Endy Chavez grounded a two-run single up the middle off Ducks starter Denn... Full Story

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Most Popular Teams on OSC

The following minor league and alternative professional sports teams on OurSports Central have been viewed the most over the last seven days:
  1. Winnipeg Goldeyes - American Association (AA)
  2. Newfoundland Growlers - ECHL (ECHL)
  3. Belleville Senators - American Hockey League (AHL)
  4. Soo Greyhounds - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
  5. Trois-Rivieres Aigles - Canadian American League (Can-Am)
  6. Toronto Marlies - American Hockey League (AHL)
  7. Sudbury Five - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada)
  8. Quebec Les Capitales - Canadian American League (Can-Am)
  9. Tucson Sugar Skulls - Indoor Football League (IFL)
  10. Mississauga MetroStars - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)


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Minor Leagues on OSC

OurSports Central provides coverage of select alternative and minor league professional sports leagues in addition to the top junior hockey leagues and college wood bat baseball leagues:

BASEBALL
Affiliated Minor League Baseball
ApL, AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
G League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AAL, AFL, CIF, IFL, NAL
Outdoor Football
AAF, CFL, XFL

HOCKEY
Junior Hockey
NAHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL
Minor League Hockey
AHL, ECHL, FHL, SPHL
Women's Hockey
NWHL

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

OTHER
Other Sports
MLR
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, USL, USL D3
Women's Soccer
NWSL