June 3, 2010: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic To Air Stephen Stasburg's Final Minor-League Start At 7 P.M. Today

June 3, 2010: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic To Air Stephen Stasburg's Final Minor-League Start At 7 P.M. Today

Bethesda, Md. (June 3, 2010) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for television and online sports coverage, announced that it will air todays (June 3) Buffalo Bisons-Syracuse Chiefs Triple-A baseball game featuring Nationals top prospect and current Chiefs pitcher Stephen Strasburg at 7 p.m. The game, which is scheduled to be Strasburgs final minor-league start before being called up to the Nationals, will be carried live on VERSUS, Comcasts national sports network, at 1 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet will provide additional coverage of Strasburgs final minor-league start during the game online and on television beginning at 1 p.m. Comcast SportsNets Russ Thaler will host a live chat and provide video updates to discuss Strasburgs performance on CSNwashington.com. The network will also deliver television updates each inning to report on the games progress throughout their regularly-scheduled programming.

Strasburg has earned a 3-1 record and a 1.27 earned-run average in five starts with Syracuse since being promoted from the Double-A Harrisburg Senators, where he posted a 3-1 record and a 1.64 ERA in five appearances. Considered Major League Baseballs top prospect, the 21-year-old pitcher was selected number-one overall by the Nationals in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. He is currently scheduled to make his MLB debut with the National on June 8 when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic the official television partner of the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association delivers more than 500 live sporting events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.6 million homes throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Comcast SportsNets digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNwashington.com, is the regions leading source for online sports news and information.

Comcast Sports Group operates 10 sports networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and sports news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Groups networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. Mountain West Sports Network, and CSS. Comcast Sports Group also manages New England Cable News (NECN), the nations largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.

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Report: Barry Trotz added to NHL's competition committee

Report: Barry Trotz added to NHL's competition committee

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has added a new job to his resume. In his latest “30 Thoughts” column, Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman reports that Trotz has been added to the NHL’s competition committee as a coach representative.
 
According to Friedman, “Ken Hitchcock and Barry Trotz are new members of the competition committee, representing the coaches. Excellent choices. No details yet on when the group will meet.”
 
The committee meets to discuss potential rule changes for the next season. All proposals from the committee must be approved by the league’s general managers and then go to the NHL Board of Governors for final approval.

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterwards, Cousins and a numbr of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."

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