CSN & CSNChicago.com to provide daily coverage of Bears Training Camp '12

CSN & CSNChicago.com to provide daily coverage of Bears Training Camp '12

COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM TO PROVIDE DAILY COVERAGE OF BEARS TRAINING CAMP 12

Coverage begins Tuesday, July 24 with Phil Emery & Lovie Smiths LIVE press conferences beginning at 2:30 PM

Kip Lewis to file daily reports from Bourbonnais for SportsNet Central and Chicago Tribune Live;
CSNChicago.coms Bears Insider John Moon Mullin to provide daily online & on-air updates and up-to-the-minute video reports

Chicago, IL (July 23, 2012) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for Bears Post Game Live presented by Illinois Back Institute, will provide viewers with comprehensive on-air and online coverage of Chicago Bears Training Camp 2012 with daily reports on SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-Verse at 6:30 PM, GMC SportsNet Central at 10:00 & 10:30 PM and the midnight edition of SportsNet Central, along with reports on the networks signature weeknight sports talk show, Chicago Tribune Live presented by Captain Morgan (Monday-Friday at 5:30 PM) with host David Kaplan.

On Tuesday, July 24, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will deliver LIVE coverage of General Manager Phil Emery (2:30 PM) and Head Coach Lovie Smiths (3:00 PM) training camp opening press conferences.

Every day throughout the duration of training camp, SportsNet Centrals Bears beat reporter Kip Lewis and CSNChicago.coms Bears Insider John Moon Mullin will be providing viewers with the very latest training camp video highlights, breaking news, playerscoaches interviews, injury updates and more from Bears camp in Bourbonnais, IL for both SportsNet Central and Chicago Tribune Live.

In addition, CSNChicago.com also has Bears training camp covered 247 from a daily online perspective with the very latest breaking news updates, roster moves, free agent signings, interviews and much more at CSNChicago.coms Bears team page (csnchicago.compagesbears). CSN Chicago digital will produce a daily Bears Talk show hosted by Lewis and Mullin -- offering detailed, position-by-position player analysis, as well as features from former Bears quarterbackCSN Bears Post Game Live analyst Jim Miller and Bowens Breakdown featuring former NFL safety Matt Bowen.

Fans can also look forward to up-to-the-minute breaking news Twitter updates from Mullin @CSNMoonMullin, Lewis @KipLewisCSN, Miller (@15Miller) and Bowen (@MattBowen41), along with the networks main Twitter handle @CSNChicago and Bears Talk handle (@BearsTalkCSN) for feed of Bears news articles and features.

Plus, CSN Chicago digital producers Jake Flannigan and Scott Krinch (@BearsTalkCSN) will provide live blogging coverage via Bears Talk on CSNChicago.com including real-time news stories, player interviews, behind-the-scenes photos, fan interviews, videos and live Tweets. CSNChicago.com Bears Training Camp content will featured on NBCSports.com, ProFootballTalk.com and NBCChicago.com and through partnerships with the Chicago Tribune, Bleacher Report and SB Nation.

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.

That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services. 

Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child. 

With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve. 

"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said. 

Watch the couple's entire story in the video above. 

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Sunday:

Stranger than fiction: Dodgers sweep Cubs as Lester vs. Kershaw doesn’t live up to expectations

Miguel Gonzalez throws six perfect innings as White Sox take series against Tigers

Joe Maddon has no choice but to ignore the noise and put his faith in young Cubs lineup: ‘If you want to freak out, freak out’

Two days out, White Sox already excited about facing former teammate Chris Sale

Fire midfielder Dax McCarty named to U.S. national team roster

Jose Abreu relishing opportunity to help mentor Luis Robert, White Sox newest Cuban addition

How patient will Cubs be with Ian Happ and the rookie learning curve?

Takuma Sato holds off Helio Castroneves to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

Sky continue early season struggles in loss to Sun

Honda Road Ahead: Cubs offense looks to build off showing against Clayton Kershaw