Leon­sis’ group part­ners with CSN Mid-At­lantic

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Ted Leon­sis’ Mon­u­men­tal Sports & En­ter­tain­ment group an­nounced Tues­day a long-term part­ner­ship with Com­cast Sport­sNet Mid-At­lantic that gives the lo­cal sports mogul a piece of the re­gional sports net­work while also strength­en­ing his Mon­u­men­tal Sports Net­work. The deal, which is still pend­ing NHL and NBA ap­proval, al­lows CSN to re­tain ex­clu­sive rights to Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals and Wizards broad­casts. In a sig­nif­i­cant change, it also makes Mon­u­men­tal Sports an eq­uity part­ner in CSN Mid-At­lantic, with two rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the net­work’s six-per­son board of directors. Terms were not an­nounced, but Mon­u­men­tal is be­lieved to be re­ceiv­ing ap­prox­i­mately one-third own­er­ship of the re­gional sports net­work, some­thing Leon­sis has wanted since he ac­quired the Cap­i­tals in 1999. The Wash­ing­ton Post pre­vi­ously re­ported that the deal will run past 2030. — fresh­man for­ward Brian Sara­m­ago was named Na­tional Soc­cer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica Di­vi­sion I Player of the Week and to the Col­lege Soc­cer News Team of the Week. Sara­m­ago scored his first ca­reer hat trick Satur­day in a 3-3 tie against Bos­ton Univer­sity. … Maryland red­shirt se­nior goal­keeper Cody Nie­der­meier (Broad­neck) was hon­ored as Big Ten Con­fer­ence De­fen­sive Player of the Week. Nie­der­meier posted a ca­reer-high eight saves in a road win at West Vir­ginia on Mon­day and has five straight shutouts. … St. Mary’s ju­nior goal­keeper Zack Haus­sler (Glenelg) was named Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence De­fen­sive Player of the Week, his third weekly honor this sea­son. COL­LEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Maryland mid­fielder Madi­son Maguire was voted Big Ten Con­fer­ence Fresh­man of the Week. MEN’S COL­LEGE SWIM­MING AND DIV­ING: UMBC­sopho­more swim­mer AhmedWah­byand sopho­more diver Eli­jah Wright (Loy­ola Blake­field) were named Coastal Col­le­giate Swim­ming As­so­ci­a­tion swim­mer and diver of the week, re­spec­tively. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE DIV­ING: Tow­son sopho­more Kelsey Jehl was named Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Diver of the Week. MEN’S TEN­NIS: Frances Ti­afoe, 18, achieved a ca­reer-high world rank­ing of No. 100 in the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ten­nis Pro­fes­sion­als and put him­self in po­si­tion to claim the “ATP Star of To­mor­row” award by win­ning his sec­ond ATP Tour Chal­lenger ti­tle at the Stock­ton $100,000 Chal­lenger on Sun­day. The youngest player in the year-end top 100 will re­ceive the an­nual “Star of To­mor­row” honor dur­ing the Bar­clays ATP World Tour Fi­nals in Lon­don next month. Ti­afoe, who is from Riverdale in Prince Ge­orge’s County and trained at the Ju­nior Ten­nis Cham­pi­ons Cen­ter in Col­lege Park, is cur­rently No. 94 in the ATP Sin­gles Race, based on points earned in 2016. This list takes into ac­count only tour­na­ments played dur­ing 2016 and will match with the year-end ATP rank­ings. VAR­SITY BOYS LACROSSE: Park se­nior goalie Sam Cordish has com­mit­ted to Penn­syl­va­nia. Cordish also plays for Greene Tur­tle Lacrosse Club of Tow­son. — VAR­SITY BOYS SOC­CER: South Car­roll beat West­min­ster, 2-1, on Mon­day night, but the Cava­liers won’t be cel­e­brat­ing the vic­tory. South Car­roll ath­letic di­rec­tor Jim Horn said the Cava­liers are for­feit­ing their win be­cause they used an in­el­i­gi­ble player.. —

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