CSN to televise White Sox "Mayor Daley Night' pre-game ceremony (Wed. Aug. 3)

CSN to televise White Sox "Mayor Daley Night' pre-game ceremony (Wed. Aug. 3)

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO TELEVISE MAYOR DALEY NIGHT PRE-GAME CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Coverage to begin at 6:30 PM on Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live featuring a live interview with Mayor Daley, followed by the on-field pre-game ceremony and video tribute, plus Daley to stop by the Comcast SportsNet White Sox announcing booth during the game!

Chicago, IL (August 1, 2011) In celebration of lifelong Chicago White Sox fan Richard M. Daley, Comcast SportsNet has announced it will carry the teams live pre-game ceremony honoring the former Mayor of Chicago prior to the White Sox vs. New York Yankees match-up on Wednesday, August 3. During the pre-game ceremony, Daley will be presented with the 2011 Roland Hemond Award for his 22 years of dedicated service to the city of Chicago.

Beginning at 6:30 PM, Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live hosts Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton will be live at U.S. Cellular Field to kick-off Comcast SportsNets coverage of Mayor Daley Night, which will feature a live, on-field interview with Daley. Prior the 7:10 PM scheduled first pitch between the White Sox and Yankees, Comcast SportsNet will carry the Daley ceremony in its entirety, which will include a special video for the Mayor, the presentation of gifts in recognition of his service to the city and the ceremonial first pitch.

During the course of the game, Daley is also scheduled to stop by the White Sox announcing booth for a live, on-air chat with announcers Ken Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone. Galaxie White Sox Post Game Live airs immediately following the contest showcasing a complete game recap and video highlights from Mayor Daley Night. CSNChicago.com will also provide video highlights immediately following the conclusion of the ceremony.

Viewers can also look forward to additional White Sox-Yankees coverage on GMC SportsNet Central immediately following the game and throughout the series. Plus - White Sox Insider Brett Ballantini provides the very latest White Sox news 247 on CSNChicago.com and via Twitter @CSNChi_Beatnik.

Dwyane Wade gets a little help but saves the day defensively vs. Kings

Dwyane Wade gets a little help but saves the day defensively vs. Kings

It was a gift and the Bulls weren't going to look it in the mouth as Dwyane Wade was poised to finish off another one of his sterling defensive plays with a breakaway dunk with the game tied and Arron Afflalo and DeMarcus Cousins trailing.

Lightly touched by the small of his back by Cousins, Wade miscalculated his liftoff and missed the dunk but was bailed out by the refs for a foul with 14 seconds left.

Then, he bailed the Bulls out.

Wade had his fifth fourth-quarter defensive play, stripping Cousins on a steal on the ensuing possession with the Sacramento Kings having a chance to win, leading to a Michael Carter-Williams dunk and finishing a 102-99 win Saturday night at the United Center.

It was a clock-turning performance for Wade on both ends of the floor, even if his missed dunk is a reminder that he is 35 years old. But putting up 30 with six rebounds and four assists on the second night of a back-to-back is proof positive he took Friday's loss to Atlanta personally and used his play to back up those feelings.

He scored 13 in the fourth, along with the last of his four blocked shots and all three of his steals took place in the final 12.

Cousins dominated the game with 42 and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes, the only Kings player in double figures all night.

Back-to-back triples from Cousins gave him 40 and tied the game at 97, as a third one rimmed out with a little under two minutes left.

Cousins dominated the start of the third quarter, hitting midrange jumpers over Robin Lopez and taunting the Bulls bench after hitting a jumper to put the Kings ahead, 70-63 midway through the third.

It looked like the worst was over when the Bulls made a short run to end the third, surviving the onslaught from Cousins — and surviving their own experimenting as the Paul Zipser played heavy minutes and even finished out the game on the floor.

Zipser scored 13 and Nikola Mirotic scored 11 off the bench, with Jimmy Butler scoring 23 with seven assists and five rebounds in 39 minutes.

Phillips DT Chris Elmore commits to Syracuse

Phillips DT Chris Elmore commits to Syracuse

Phillips senior three-star ranked defensive tackle Chris Elmore (6-foot-0, 270 pounds) has given Syracuse his verbal commitment while on his official visit.

Elmore, who first announced his decision via his Twitter account, was asked why he decided to commit to the Orangemen.

"(Syracuse) is the place for me," according to Elmore via text. "I just feel it and I didn't want to pass up a chance to play for Syracuse and in the ACC."

Elmore, who originally gave then Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck his verbal commitment back last summer reopened his recruiting process once Fleck left WMU to take the head coaching job at Minnesota.

Elmore is now the 20th known verbal commitment to Syracuse and the first from Chicagoland in the Class of 2017.