Digest: D.C. United renews contract with Comcast SportsNet

April 05, 2013|Sports Digest

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D.C. United renews contract with Comcast SportsNet

D.C. United has reached a long-awaited — and long-term — agreement with Comcast SportsNet, but coverage will not begin until May 8 and no matches are currently on the outlet's schedule after Sept. 15. The three-year deal calls for at least 16matches annually. Every other U.S.-based Major League Soccer club, except Chivas USA, will have 21 or more games on local channels this season.

More United: Captain Dwayne De Rosario will miss tonight's match at Sporting Kansas City with an adductor strain.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Varsity field hockey: South River coach Katie Corcoran, who guided the Seahawks (17-1) to the Class 4A state championship in the fall, has stepped down after eight seasons to spend more time with her family. The Edgewater school announced that assistant coach Megan Atkinson will take over. Corcoran also led the Seahawks to a state championship in 2005, her first season as coach.

Glenn Graham

Major League Baseball: The Washington Nationals agreed to a minor league contract with starting pitcher Chris Young.

Colleges: For the third year in a row, athletic teams at Johns Hopkins are working with the St.Baldrick's Foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research. At today's men's lacrosse game against Albany, Hopkins student-athletes and volunteers will shave their heads to promote awareness and hold a raffle and silent auction of various lacrosse items. The event already has raised nearly $3,000. Donations will be accepted throughout the game or by visiting stbaldricks.org/events/hopkinshelpsthekids.

College baseball: Maryland (16-12, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) will play top-ranked North Carolina (26-2, 9-2) tonight at 7 in Chapel Hill. Senior Jimmy Reed, who is 4-2 with a 1.81ERA, will pitch for the Terps. ... Ryan Zakszeski's walk-off single down the left-field line lifted Johns Hopkins (19-2) to a 16-15 victory over Stevenson (16-9), which squandered leads of five and four runs.

College softball: Mount St. Mary's (10-18) earned a 10-0 victory over host Towson (16-22). It was the Mountaineers' first win over the Tigers in five years and their first road win against Towson since 1987.

Women's college tennis: Navy senior Emani Decquir has been named the Patriot League Player of the Month.

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