July 9, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Televise 3 Wizards Games During 2012 NBA Summer League

July 9, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Televise 3 Wizards Games During 2012 NBA Summer League

COVERAGE TIPS OFF WITHBRADLEY BEALS WIZARDS DEBUT VS. HAWKS ON FRIDAY, JULY 13
Bethesda, Md. (July 9, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for multiplatformsports coverage, will provide live coverage and primetime encores of threeWashington Wizards games during the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas July13-18. The networks coverage will feature Bradley Beals first appearance withthe Wizards since being selected third overall by the team in the 2012 NBADraft on June 28. ComcastSportsNets schedule of 2012 NBA Summer League action begins when the Wizardsface Atlanta onJuly 13 at 4 p.m. (7 p.m. encore), which is the opening match-up of the 60-gameleague. The network will also televise the Wizards games against Memphis on July 17 at 6 p.m. (8 p.m. encore) and Milwaukee on July 18 at 4p.m. (7 p.m. encore). Coverage will be led by Comcast SportsNets Wizardsplay-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz and analyst Phil Chenier. Comcast SportsNet will also deliver comprehensive news anddigital media coverage of the 24-team NBA Summer League, which will be playedat the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada,Las Vegas July13-22. For more information on the Wizards 2012 NBA Summer League roster andschedule, please visit www.washingtonwizards.com.
Comcast SportsNets Wizards SummerLeague TV Schedule:DayDate Opponent Live Encore Friday, July 13 Atlanta Hawks 4p.m. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 Memphis Grizzlies 6 p.m. 8 p.m.Wednesday, July 18 Milwaukee Bucks 4 p.m. 7 p.m.All times Eastern

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VIDEO: Lights go out at arena during Sixers-Wizards game

VIDEO: Lights go out at arena during Sixers-Wizards game

During the second quarter of the Wizards-Sixers game on Friday night in Philadelphia the lights at the Wells Fargo Center went out during the middle of gameplay.

Bradley Beal hit a shot and as both teams ran down to the other side of the court, the arena went dark. It didn't go pitch-black, but it was noticeable on the broadcast and play was stopped by the referees.

See for yourself:

Literally lights out in Philly. 🚫💡

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And Beyonce didn't even perform. 

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Wayne Gretzky on Alex Ovechkin: 'I love that he wants to win a Stanley Cup'

Wayne Gretzky on Alex Ovechkin: 'I love that he wants to win a Stanley Cup'

Wayne Gretzky is in town with the Oilers as they faced the Capitals, and he joined CSN's Alan May before the game. Topics included Sidney Crosby, the NHL's rising stars and, of course, Alex Ovehckin.

"Well, listen, it’s no secret to anyone that I love the way he plays and I’m a big fan of his and I'm a good friend of his." Gretzky continued, "What I love most about Alex [Ovechkin] is that he wants to win a Stanley Cup. There’s a lot of guys that say they do, but that really deep down maybe they don’t. He’s one guy that would do and pretty much give up anything and everything to get his name on a Stanley Cup."

Gretzky also mentioned Ovechkin's leadership and the way he plays the game are both something to appreciate. 

"Those are the kind of guys, kind of leaders that you want in your organization. The thing I appreciate most about his game is that he plays hard each and every night." He also paid Ovechkin a compliment, "The greatest compliment we can get as a professional athlete is when people comes up to you and say 'I saw you play and you worked really hard.' That’s what Alex does every game."

In the past, rightly or wrongly, fans and pundits have gone after Ovechkin for the way he plays in the playoffs. It seems like Gretzky would disagree strongly.

"We all have bad games, we all have off nights. He thrives under pressure. He knows he is the focus of this hockey club and they are having another spectacular year."

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