CSN to air four-straight nights of championship clinchers

CSN to air four-straight nights of championship clinchers

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO PRESENT FOUR CLASSIC CHICAGO ALL-STAR MOMENTS BEGINNING SUNDAY NIGHT!

Network to replay four Championship Clinchers featuring the 91 Bulls, 98 Bulls,10 Blackhawks and 05 White Sox over four-straight nights (July 10-13)

Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will provide its viewers with four-straight nights of classic All-Star Moments in Chicago sports history during MLBs annual All-Star break featuring the championship clinchers of the 91 and 98 Chicago Bulls, the 10 Chicago Blackhawks and the 05 Chicago White Sox beginning Sunday night, July 10 at 7:00 PM.

Beginning Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet will kick off its All-Star Moments classic championship-clinching game replay schedule with a trip back to 1991 when Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls finished off the LA Lakers for their first NBA title. Other games throughout the week include the Bulls championship clincher against Utah from 1998 (Mon, July 11 at 7:00 PM), the Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship clincher versus Philadelphia (Tue, July 12 at 7:00 PM) and the White Sox 2005 World Series championship clincher against Houston (Wed, July 13 at 7:00 PM).

Note Comcast SportsNets All-Star Moments programming line-up beginning Sunday, July 10:

SUNDAY, JULY 10 at 7:00 PM
1991 NBA FINALS, Game 5: Bulls at Lakers (from 61291) Scottie Pippens game high 32 points, along with ten assists from Finals MVP Michael Jordan and ten key, late fourth-quarter points from John Paxson help propel the Bulls to their first NBA title.

MONDAY, JULY 11 at 7:00 PM

1998 NBA FINALS, Game 6: Bulls at Jazz (from 61498) In one of the most memorable games in NBA Finals history, Michael Jordan (named Finals MVP for the sixth game) hits the immortal game-winning shot with 5.2 seconds left. Jordan scores 45 points in his final game in a Bulls uniform.

TUESDAY, JULY 12 at 7:00 PM

2010 STANLEY CUP FINAL, Game 6: Blackhawks at Flyers (from 6910) Patrick Kanes thrilling game-winning goal in OT brings the city of Chicago of Chicago its first Stanley Cup championship in close to 50 years. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews earns Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 at 7:00 PM

2005 WORLD SERIES, Game 4: White Sox at Astros (from 102605) World Series MVP Jermaine Dye singles in the only run of the game as the South Siders sweep their series against the Astros, ending an 88-year championship drought.

The 2011 MLB regular season resumes on Comcast SportsNet on Thursday, July 14 as the Cubs host the Florida Marlins (7:05 PM first pitch) and the White Sox resume second half play on Friday, July 15 as they travel to face the division rival Detroit Tigers (6:05 PM first pitch).

Viewers are also urged to visit Comcast SportsNets website, CSNChicago.com, 247 for the very latest White SoxCubsBlackhawksBulls news, game previewsrecaps, Insider blogs, videos and much more.

Honda Road Ahead: Bulls continue playoff push against Cavaliers, Hawks

Honda Road Ahead: Bulls continue playoff push against Cavaliers, Hawks

Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue break down the Bulls' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

TNT Bulls are back this week as the team heads into a crucial stretch. 

Currently, the Bulls sit half a game back of the Miami Heat for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and with just eight games remaining on the schedule, each contest is essentially a must-win. 

So, yes, Thursday would be a great time for Jimmy Butler and company to summon their TNT alter ego. The Bulls have sealed 18 straight victories when playing on TNT Thursday, an improbable feat considering those games are usually reserved for two of the NBA's best. 

To continue that run, they'll have to down Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are also fighting for playoff positioning -- albeit at the top of the conference. Good thing the Bulls have a tendency to get up for big games. 

"The Bulls play up and down to their competition," Bulls Pregame and Postgame analyst Kendall Gill said. "They've been doing that the whole season." 

After Cleveland, the Bulls get set to battle another playoff squad, the Atlanta Hawks. 

Watch the video above to see Schanowski, Gill and Perdue break down the matchups. 

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Charlie Tilson will spend another three weeks in a walking boot and is likely out until at least the end of May.

The White Sox outfielder has been wearing the boot ever since he re-aggravated a stress reaction in his right foot earlier this month. Tilson is also rehabbing a torn hamstring that required surgery last August and ended his 2016 season early.

The White Sox later downed the San Francisco Giants 4-3 at Camelback Ranch. Catcher Roberto Pena had a two-out, two-run single in the ninth.

“It’s likely going to be a little bit of a process from there,” Tilson said. “One of those things you have to listen to your body. Like I said, it may take more time than I would like. But the ultimate goal is to be sustainable and get myself back to where I need to be.”

The White Sox top options for center field remain veteran Peter Bourjos and prospect Jacob May. They also could use Leury Garcia in center, manager Rick Renteria said.

Center field is one of several open roster battles with only three full days to go in camp. The team is off on Thursday before playing a pair of exhibition games at Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday.

“We’ll figure it out, and it could be in the next couple of days,” Renteria said. “We just have to allow it to play out and then make a determination at that point.”

The White Sox also have two spots up for grabs in the back of the bullpen. Michael Ynoa, who is out of options, non-roster invitees Anthony Swarzak, Cory Luebke and Matt Purke, and rookie Zack Burdi are vying for jobs. Rookie Juan Minaya is likely to start the season on the disabled list.

Rule 5 draftee Dylan Covey, who pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, could figure into the team’s plans even more if Carlos Rodon starts the season on the disabled list. Covey is expected to start for the White Sox on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres.

Sunday’s starter James Shields said he’s ready for the regular season after throwing five innings. Shields allowed three earned runs and eight hits, walked three and struck out two.

He finished the Cactus League with a 3.45 ERA in 15 2/3 innings.

“Overall I felt good and I’m ready to move on,” Shields said. “These last couple outings I’ve been trying to work on my two-seam fastball. Today it was a little erratic, but overall felt pretty good.”

Nate Jones struck out two in a scoreless inning pitched. David Robertson, Blake Smith and Dan Jennings also pitched a scoreless inning.

Jose Abreu doubled and walked in four trips. Melky Cabrera singled twice in three trips.