Paralympian wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden, 24, shows… (Kevin Richardson, Baltimore…)
Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago
Reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) will defend her title in the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, race officials announced. McFadden, 25, became last year the first wheelchair racer to sweep all four major marathons — Boston, London, Chicago and New York. She tried cross-country skiing after last season and won a silver medal at the Sochi Paralympics.
Comcast to open cable access for UM games
Many Maryland fans will have easier access to the Big Ten Network under an agreement reached with Comcast, the network said Wednesday. Under the deal — finalized before Maryland and Rutgers enter the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday — Comcast cable subscribers in the principal markets for the schools will be able to access the network without subscribing to a separate sports tier. The network is already available to most local Maryland fans, who often pay a fee added to their cable operators' bills for extra sports programming. According to the network, the agreement means that Maryland and Rutgers fans will generally have the same access to the network as fans in the home states of other Big Ten schools. The network already has similar deals in place with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. Randy Edsall "They've got all three major cable carriers locked in," Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said. "That's great for recruiting and everything else." Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said the moves mean the conference's Eastern push is moving ahead as planned, according to ESPN, which first reported the story.
Boys' Latin named national champ after perfect season
The Boys' Latin lacrosse team, which completed an 18-0 season in capturing the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference this spring, has been named the LaxPower national champion for the 2014 season. The final rankings were compiled using LaxPower's rating formula, which equally weighs national computer ratings with a national poll. Boys' Latin, which was ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 poll from start to finish, defeated rival St. Paul's, 17-11, to capture the program's 10th league championship. McDonogh, which reached the MIAA A semifinals, was the only other area team in the top 25 of the final LaxPower ratings, finishing at No. 21.
Division II college men: Former Centre head coach and Navy assistant Bert Severns will become the first men's coach at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. The program will begin competition next spring. ... Midfielder Jamar Peete (Walbrook) and Limestone have been honored by the South Carolina state legislature with a resolution congratulating them on the third national championship in program history.
NSCAA honors Broadneck graduates Welsh, McNulty
A pair of 2014 Broadneck graduates were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America team. Midfielder Henry Welsh was named to the boys team, and forward Ellie McNulty was named to the girls team. McNulty was an All-Metro first-team selection last year and will play lacrosse next season at Princeton. Welsh and McNulty will receive their awards — along with 47 other boys and 52 other girls — at the NSCAA High School All-America Brunch on Aug. 2 in Orlando, Fla. Good Counsel's Imani Dorsey was named the female High School Scholar Player of the Year. To be eligible for the award, players must be nominated by their coach.A record 200 players were nominated this year.
Varsity hockey: Rob Trantin was named coach at Archbishop Spalding. Trantin is a 2001 graduate of Spalding, where he served as a hockey captain from 1998 to 2001. The son of former hockey coach Bob Trantin, he had been a Spalding assistant since 2009.
NHL: The Washington Capitals have named Todd Reirden assistant coach, general manager Brian MacLellan announced. Reirden, 43, spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Penguins and worked closely with Pittsburgh's power-play unit and defensemen. Under his guidance, the Penguins' power play scored the most power-play goals (164) and posted the highest power-play percentage (.223) in the NHL since 2011.
More Capitals: Single-game tickets for the 2014-15 season will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through 202-397-SEAT, on WashingtonCaps.com, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office.
Colleges: Maryland announced that softball coach Laura Watten, whose contract term expires Monday, has decided to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with family. Kevin AndersonHer Terps teams were 280-228 in nine seasons. ... Mount St. Mary's hired Lynne Robinson Stephen Notebaert as strength and conditioning coach, and UMBC named Casey Cathrall director of strength and conditioning. ... Washington College named Tom Batsios as men's soccer assistant coach.
Golf: Kevin Lee, Steve Martin, Bob Rehman and Larry Siu of the University of Maryland Golf Club won the low-gross championship with a 136 at the Free State Seniors Four Man Team Championship Tournament (two best balls) on Tuesday at Lake Presidential Golf Club. The low-net champions were Chuck Chokshi, Rich Dietrick, Lee Diterman and Cliff Valliant of Turf Valley Country Club, with a 119.