Bulls aim for fifth straight road win tonight on CSN

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Bulls aim for fifth straight road win tonight on CSN

The Bulls will look to continue their hot streak away from the United Center tonight when they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Coverage begins at 6:30 on Comcast SportsNet with Bulls Pregame Live and Bulls Postgame Live following the contest.

Tom Thibodeaus group has been tough to read on the road this season. After picking up road wins against Cleveland and Phoenix to begin their schedule, they lost three straight during the Circus road trip to Portland, Houston and the Clippers. Since then, however, the Bulls have won four straight games outside of Chicago. They accomplished such a streak three different times last season, but the notable absence of Derrick Rose and injuries to Rip Hamilton and Kirk Hinrich have made the unblemished run all the more impressive. At 6-3, no team in the Eastern Conference has a better road record.

Waiting for the Bulls in Memphis is a Grizzlies team looking to get back to its winning ways after a red-hot start fizzled out to begin the month. Lionel Hollins group was the surprise of November, racing out to a 12-2 record one that included wins over Golden State, Miami, Oklahoma City, New York and the Lakers but have since cooled off, going just 3-4 in December. Theyll appreciate being back on their home court, where they are 9-2, after a three-game road trip out West.

Scoring will likely be at a minimum tonight, as the Bulls and Grizzlies both rank in the top-3 in points allowed. Just one team the Clippers on Opening Night has eclipsed the century mark against Memphis, compared with three opponents accomplishing the same against the Bulls.

In what should be a low-scoring affair, the matchup of the night will come from a similar source. Memphis frontcourt Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol have accounted for 52 points and nearly 26 rebounds per game. The trio plays exactly into Memphis efficient, defensive-minded style and, along with point guard Mike Conley, have the Grizzlies' sights set on a fight for the Southwest Division championship.

The expected return of Hinrich to the Bulls starting lineup should help neutralize Conley, who is averaging more than two points better at home than on the road. The Bulls have pushed their way to a one-game lead in the Central Division and could pick up a quality road win tonight against a quality opponent. See if Chicagos frontcourt can come out on top, only on Comcast SportsNet.

Preview: Cubs try for two in a row at Reds tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs try for two in a row at Reds tonight on CSN

The Cubs take on the Reds on Tuesday night, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet. Coverage begins at 6 p.m.

Catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: Jon Lester (9-3, 2.10 ERA) vs. John Lamb (1-4, 4.78)

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Preview: White Sox­-Twins tonight on CSN+

Preview: White Sox­-Twins tonight on CSN+

The White Sox take on the Twins on Tuesday night, and you can catch all the action on CSN+. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (5-7, 3.04 ERA) vs. Kyle Gibson (0-5, 6.05 ERA).

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What's the next move for the Blackhawks?

What's the next move for the Blackhawks?

When the Blackhawks traded Andrew Shaw it meant the team gave up a key player, but also got essential breathing room under the NHL's hard salary cap.

While losing Shaw is a blow, the team netted draft picks and salary cap relief. The move came just after Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen were traded for a pair of draft picks.

CSN Chicago's Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers went on SportsTalk Live to talk about the Blackhawks' recent moves and what's ahead in the video above.

The question now becomes what's next? The Blackhawks have holes to fill heading into the season and now do have some room under the salary cap.

Myers said adding a veteran defenseman is arguably the top priority and Brian Campbell and Andrew Ladd are mentioned as possibilities.

How the Blackhawks will replace Shaw specifically will be tough. Recently signed prospects Tyler Motte and Nick Schmaltz could help to add some depth, but it's hard to rely on those players right away.

Watch the video above to see the full discussion of what the Blackhawks can and should still do in the rest of the offseason.