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BASEBALL Frontier League: The independent Frontier League's new Ottawa (Ontario) team, which will start play in the 2021 season, announced a name-the-team contest with suggestions open until October 28, 2020. This team will replace the city's most recent team called the Ottawa Champions that played five seasons (2015-19) in the independent Can-Am League, which was merged into the Frontier League after the 2019 season. Prospect League: The summer-collegiate Prospect League's expansion te... Full Story

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IceMen Bring Back Luke Shiplo & Craig Martin

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The Jacksonville Icemen, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets and AHL's Manitoba Moose announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Luke Shiplo and forward Craig Martin for the 2020-2021 season. Martin, 25, returns to the Icemen after collecting 23 points (8g, 15a) during his rookie season split between Jacksonville and the Adirondack Thunder during the 2019-20 year. The 6-1, 182-pound forward totaled 75 points (27g, 48a) in 134 games during his four collegiate seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2015-2019. The Trail, BC resident Martin ... Full Story

Lions Clinch First Playoff Berth in Club History with 1-1 Draw at New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. - Orlando City SC (8-2-8, 32 points) clinched a berth in the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday night, earning a 1-1 draw on the road against the New York Red Bulls (8-8-3, 27 points) at Red Bull Arena. With Toronto defeating Atlanta later in the evening, the Lions earned their first playoff berth in Club history, coming in the midst of a Club-record 12-game unbeaten run. Nani scored his fifth goal in regular-season action for the Lions in the match, converting from the penalty spot in the 56th minute to give City the lead. Brian Rowe started his third-straight match, regis... Full Story

Columbus Crew SC Clinches Berth in Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs

COLUMBUS - Columbus Crew SC has officially clinched a spot in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. With five regular-season contests remaining, Crew SC is assured of finishing no lower than 10th place in the Eastern Conference by virtue of its result against New York City FC during tonight's match. Final postseason seeding will be determined in the coming weeks as the Black & Gold (10-4-4, 34 points) conclude the regular season along with all other MLS clubs. Ticket sales information for potential Crew SC Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs home matches will be made available in the near future. Dates f... 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. B.C. Lions - Canadian Football League (CFL)
  2. Wyoming Mustangs - Champions Indoor Football (CIF)
  3. Northern Arizona Wranglers - Indoor Football League (IFL)
  4. Albany Empire - National Arena League (NAL)
  5. Fort Worth - National Lacrosse League (NLL)
  6. Oakland Roots - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
  7. Tampa Bay Tornadoes - National Arena League (NAL)
  8. Motor City Rockers - Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL)
  9. Gastonia - Atlantic League (AtL)
  10. Angel City - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)


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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
AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
ApL, Northwoods, TCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, FL, PA, Pecos

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
BIG3, G League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

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

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

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL, PLL

OTHER
Other Sports
MLR
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
CPL, MLS, USL, USL1
Women's Soccer
NWSL