Indy vs. DC exhibition game to tip off Saturday

Indy vs. DC exhibition game to tip off Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011Posted: 1:05 p.m.

By AggreySam
CSNChicago.com BullsInsider Follow@CSNBullsInsider
CSNChicago.com will be in Indianapolis for Saturday's exhibition game between the Washington, D.C.-based Goodman League and the Indy Pro-Am. The game, called the "Ball For It All Classic," will be held at the University of Indianapolis' Nicoson Hall.

Organized by Indy Pro-Am founder Carlos Knox, the game will reportedly feature Indiana natives like Clippers guard Eric Gordon, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, Hawks guard Jeff Teague and Pacers players George Hill, Paul George and Lance Stephenson, among others, for the Indianapolis team.

The visitors will reportedly bring Wizards players John Wall and Andray Blatche, Washingtonians Michael Beasley of the Timberwolves and Jeff Green of the Celtics, as well as Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, Mavericks swingman Caron Butler and Chicagoan Will Bynum of the Pistons.

Two-time reigning NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant was scheduled to play, but will apparently miss the contest due to his role in an upcoming movie filming in Louisiana this weekend, though he confirmed via Twitter that he will attempt to participate in a Philadelphia exhibition game Sunday, joining LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and others in a contest against a group of Philadelphia-based NBA players.

Aggrey Sam is CSNChicago.com's Bulls Insider. Follow him @CSNBullsInsider on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Bulls information and his take on the team, the NBA and much more.

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.