September 7, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Televise 70 Games During Capitals 2012-13 Regular Season

September 7, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Televise 70 Games During Capitals 2012-13 Regular Season

NBC SPORTS GROUPNETWORKS TO PROVIDE FULL 82-GAME REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE
CAPITALSCENTRAL AND CAPITALS POSTGAME LIVERETURN THIS SEASONBethesda, Md. (Sept. 7,2012) ComcastSportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for multiplatform sportscoverage, and the Washington Capitals have announced the teams 70-gameregional television schedule for the 2012-13 NHL regular season. The networks coverageof the Capitals this season also features the return of its comprehensivepregame and postgame shows with CapitalsCentral and Capitals Postgame Live.Through Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports Network and NBC, theCapitals entire 82-game regular-season schedule will be televised throughoutthe region by the NBC Sports Group. As previously announced, NBC Sports Networkwill air up to 11 games exclusively, with one game scheduled for NBC (Feb. 3vs. Los Angeles).As part of its flex scheduling, NBC has the option to select one of three lateseason games currently scheduled for NBC Sports Network.Comcast SportsNets live coverage of the Capitals thisseason begins with the teams opener on Oct. 12 against New Jersey (7 p.m.) The networks gamecoverage will be led by seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, veteran analyst Craig Laughlin and longtime rink-side reporter Al Koken, who are entering their 16thconsecutive season together.Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live return this season to provide extended coveragesurrounding games on Comcast SportsNet. Alan Maywill again serve as analyst for the half-hour pregame and postgame shows, with Koken(road games) and Rob Carlin (home games) alternating as hosts. Beninati andLaughlin will contribute to the coverage from the arena, with Jill Sorenson, thenetworks Capitals TV beat reporter, and Capitals Insider Chuck Gormleyproviding reports. Expanded Capitals coverage will also be featuredon the networks news and entertainment programs, including Geico SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live, and across its digitalplatforms, highlighted by CSNwashington.com.Comcast SportsNets coverage of the upcoming Capitals seasonincludes 64 games on Comcast SportsNet and six games scheduled on ComcastSportsNet Plus. The networks entire 70-game Capitals schedule will beavailable in HD to all cable and satellite providers throughout the region. Forinformation regarding Comcast SportsNet Plus HD carriage and channel location,check with your provider or go to CSNwashington.comor CSNbaltimore.com for information.(Seeattachment for Comcast SportsNets 2012-13 Capitals television schedule)CSN Capitals 2012-13 TV ScheduleCapitals Composite 2012-13 TV Schedule

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Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona

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Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- Four people were killed Sunday when bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players collided with a van on a northwestern Arizona highway.

The fatalities were passengers in the van, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said. But the bus occupants emerged uninjured.

"All on the bus came through OK with some bumps and bruises," Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple (DAHL'-rimp-ul) said in an email.

Dalrymple said the bus was only carrying members of the franchise's staff but would not say how many. There were no players on board.

The two vehicles collided in the afternoon on U.S. 93, about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman, according to DPS.

The crash shut down at least one lane of the highway that serves as the main route between Phoenix and Las Vegas.

The bus was on its way to a Dallas Cowboys fan event in Las Vegas. Charles Cooper, manager of GameWorks entertainment center in Vegas, said the session with 50 to 75 fans was scheduled for 3 p.m. PDT. People were already waiting when the president of a Las Vegas Cowboys fan club called to relay news of the accident. The event was subsequently canceled. Cooper says the team mascot was supposed to appear.

After the Las Vegas stop, the bus was scheduled to go on to Oxnard, California for the team's training camp. Members of the organization typically take a bus two weeks before the camp starts and make stops along the way.

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Report: Former 4-star CB to enroll at Maryland after leaving Florida

Report: Former 4-star CB to enroll at Maryland after leaving Florida

Former four-star cornerback J.C. Jackson will enroll at Maryland and be immediately eligible to play for the Terrapins in 2016, according to a report from 247Sports.com.

Coming out of the high school class of 2014, Jackson as the 21st-best player in the country at his position and the No. 243 overall player in the nation according to Rivals.com.

He signed with Florida and redshirted his freshman season. In April 2015, he was charged with three felony counts of armed robbery and another felony charge of burglary stemming from an alleged home invasion in Florida. 

In Nov. 2015, Jackson was found not guilty on all four charges. He did not return to play for the Gators, instead transferring to Riverside CC (Calif.). 

Maryland head coach DJ Durkin is the former defensive coordinator at Florida. He served on the program's staff from 2010-14.

Maryland is losing three starters in its secondary from 2015, with senior Will Likely being the only featured player returning. That lack of depth figures to give Jackson an opportunity to start in 2016.

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Nats option Giolito, Taylor to make room for Zimmerman and Solis

Nats option Giolito, Taylor to make room for Zimmerman and Solis

Less than 90 minutes after their 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres, the Nationals wasted no time in making a pair of roster moves to pave the way for the expected returns of first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and reliever Sammy Solis from the disabled list.

The two casualties were starter Lucas Giolito, who struggled earlier in the day in his third MLB appearance, and outfielder Michael Taylor, who went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss. Both were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

Zimmerman and Solis are expected to return to the Nationals on Tuesday when they play at the Cleveland Indians. The Nats are off Monday before they begin an 11-day, nine-game road trip with stops also in San Francisco and Arizona.

Zimmerman will rejoin the Nats after rehabbing from a left rib cage strain. He has been on the disabled list since July 7. He went 5-for-12 with a homer and five RBI in three minor league rehab games with the Single-A Potomac Nationals.

Solis has been on the DL since July 8 with right knee inflammation. He pitched two rehab games, one with Potomac and one with Single-A Hagerstown. Solis gave up one run on a homer in his two total innings of work.

Giolito goes back down to Triple-A after making one start with the Nats. He allowed four runs, two of them earned, in 3 2/3 innings against San Diego. Giolito has given up six earned runs in 11 total big league innings this season.

Taylor also returns to Syracuse. He was called up on July 8 when Zimmerman was placed on the DL. Taylor is hitting .222 with seven homers and 14 RBI in 66 games this season.

With Zimmerman back in the infield, Trea Turner is expected to be the odd man out. That could mean a return to the Nats' bench, or an experiment with him in center field. Turner began learning the position several weeks ago by playing six games at center in Triple-A. With Taylor now out of the mix, he could be at the very least the team's backup option at the position.

Whether they will start him there soon, though, is hard to tell. 

"I got to get Zim back in the lineup. He’s a big part of our offense," manager Dusty Baker said. "We just got to try to find a place with Zim coming back, find a place for [Turner] to play."

"I did it in Syracuse and I'll do it here if they need me to," Turner said of playing center.

"It's something that I've embraced. It's something that I'll do if they need me to."

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