CSN, CSNChicago.com to deliver extended 'BMW Bulls Postgame' coverage following EVERY Bulls-Heat matchup!

CSN, CSNChicago.com to deliver extended 'BMW Bulls Postgame' coverage following EVERY Bulls-Heat matchup!

COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM TO DELIVER EXTENDED BMW BULLS POST GAME LIVE COVERAGE
FOLLOWING EVERY BULLS-HEAT PLAYOFF MATCH-UP

King, Gill & Schanowski host extended BMW Bulls Post Game Live coverage

following EVERY NBA Eastern Conference match-up on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com starting Sunday night, May 15

CSNChicago.com to also provide exclusive behind-the-scenes video and post-game reports

from Bulls Insider Aggrey Sam, along with game highlights, blogs, Bulls In Game Live and much more!

Chicago, IL (May 13, 2011) Its the match-up everyone has been waiting for as Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the NBA Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls (who finished the 2010-11 regular season with the NBAs best overall record at 62-20, eliminated the Indiana Pacers in Round 1 and eliminated the Atlanta Hawks in Round 2 of the 2011 NBA Playoffs), and CSNChicago.com, the networks 247 online home for even more in-depth Bulls playoffs coverage, are ready to bring fans complete wall-to-wall Bulls coverage throughout the teams entire NBA Eastern Conference Finals battle against the rival Miami Heat with extended editions of BMW Bulls Post Game Live following EVERY GAME.

Stacey King, Comcast SportsNets always-entertaining Bulls game analyst and three-time NBA champion, joins hosts Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill (with Gail Fischer providing live locker room interviews with players and coaches) for BMW Bulls Post Game Live starting Sunday night, May 15 (approx. 9:45 PM) immediately following Game 1. Plus every on-aironline edition of BMW Bulls Post Game Live will feature live post-game press conferences with Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, along with interviews featuring Bulls and Heat players. Comcast SportsNets complete NBA Eastern Conference Finals BMW Bulls Post Game Live on-aironline schedule is included in this release.

Comcast SportsNets 247 online home, CSNChicago.com, will provide even more exclusive Bulls playoffs content coverage including the following:

Bulls In Game Live: Real-time, live data combined with timely editorial including compelling elements such as detailed play-by-play, in-game scoring, shot charts, situation statistics, Twitter feeds from Stacey King (@Sky21King) and Bulls Insider Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider NOTE: Sam will be on-site for every homeroad playoff game), LIVE in-game chat sessions, headlines, NBA Playoffs scoreboard, photos and more.
Stacey King Poster Shop: Newly launched area showcases Staceys signature poster videos of slam dunks and must-see plays; also includes @Sky21King Twitter feed and link to the Stacey King Soundboard at Bulls.com.
Game highlights available on CSNChicago.com following every game.
Live, in-game chat sessions featuring King, Schanowski & Gill.
Exclusive, behind-the-scenes video from practice, shoot arounds, postgame, etc.
Beyond the Arc & Running with the Bulls blog updates from Sam and Schanowski, news articles, photo galleries, etc.
SMS alerts available for Bulls breaking news, scores and more.
Additional NBA Playoffs coverage content sharingcross-promotion via ChicagoBulls.com, NBCSports.com & ProBasketballTalk.com.
CSNChicago.coms Bulls coverage is presented by Suzuki

Additional on-air BullsNBA Playoffs coverage highlights on Comcast SportsNet include full-blown weeknight Bulls discussionanalysis on Chicago Tribune Live presented by Captain Morgan, featuring host David Kaplan. Also, every 6:30PM edition of SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-Verse will provide thorough pre-game coverage featuring a complete preview of each match-up, along with numerous playercoaches interviews, and viewers will get the complete wrap-up featuring game highlights and additional post-game interviews on GMC SportsNet Central at 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

Note the following game-by-game breakdown of Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.coms post-game coverage for the Bulls NBA Eastern Conference Finals series vs. Miami:

BULLS vs. MIAMINBA EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS POST-GAME COVERAGE ONCOMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM
Game 1: Sun, May 15 (approx. 9:45 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 2: Wed, May 18 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 3: Sun, May 22 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)
Game 4: Tue, May 24 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live(NOTE: LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 5: Thu, May 26 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live (NOTE: If necessary; LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 6: Sat, May 28 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live (NOTE: If necessary; LIVE on Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

Game 7: Mon, May 30 (approx. 10:15 pm) BMW Bulls Post Game Live (NOTE: If necessary; Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com)

For its five total first round Bulls playoff game telecasts this season vs. Indiana, Comcast SportsNet posted a personal best Bulls playoffs series record of approx. 1.62 MILLION Chicago TV homes viewing these games, which included the highest single game rating for any team in network history (13.69 for Rd. 1, Gm. 3 at Indiana on April 21). Plus, an additional 855,000 households tuned in to Bulls PrePost Game Live for surrounding coverage of the five first round telecasts. Compared to the final first round Bulls playoff average last season (2.97 household avg. vs. Cleveland), Comcast SportsNets first round average this season was a 9.24, an increase of 211 compared to last year (ratings for Adults 25-54 grew 279). Comcast SportsNet also set a new Bulls regular season record with a 4.50 average household rating per game, a 90 increase from last season.

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.