CSN to relive 2012 Summer Games with 'Team USA - Return to London' beginning Monday, Dec. 24

CSN to relive 2012 Summer Games with 'Team USA - Return to London' beginning Monday, Dec. 24

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO RELIVE THE 2012 SUMMER GAMES WITH TEAM USA RETURN TO LONDON BEGINNING MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

Top events to include womens gymnastics (featuring Gabby Douglas & the Fab 5), mens swimming (featuring the dynamic duo of Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte),
womens swimming, womens beach volleyball, womens soccer and much more!

Chicago, IL (December 19, 2012) Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will provide viewers with a special programming gift this holiday season as the network will present Team USA - Return to London, a series of programming blocks reliving some of the most spectacular, heart-pounding and historic moments of the London Olympics. Courtesy of NBCUniversals epic coverage of the summer games, Comcast SportsNets week-long presentation of Team USA - Return to London begins on Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24 at 7:00 PM CT. Complete schedule appears at bottom of this announcement.

Team USA - Return to London programs will be introduced by NBC commentators Bob Costas (swimming, diving and gymnastics), Dan Patrick (womens beach volleyball) and Liam McHugh (womens soccer semifinal and final). In addition, the coverage will include a number of post-event interviews, and also showcases Costas in-depth interview with Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps.

Highlights of Team USA - Return to London include numerous stellar Phelps performances that helped him reach a record-breaking 22 Olympic medals, establishing himself as the most decorated Olympian of all time; Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings third-consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball; USA womens gymnastics, The Fab Five, as they took the USAs first gold medal since 1996, and all-around gold medal winner Gabby Douglas; Ryan Lochtes gold medal performance in the 400 individual medley; and Team USA womens soccer semifinal match against Canada and the teams gold medal win against Japan, redemption for the their devastating 2011 World Cup finals defeat.

Please note Comcast SportsNets entire Team USA - Return to London programming schedule, beginning Monday, December 24 at 7:00 PM:

Monday, December 24
7:00 PM Womens Gymnastics Team Competition (featuring the Fab 5)

Tuesday, December 25
11:00 AM Mens Swimming Finals (Part I, featuring Phelps & Lochte): 400m indv medley, 200m free, 200m butterfly, 4x200 free relay
12:00 PM Womens Swimming Finals (Part I): 400m indv medley, 4x100 free relay, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m free
1:00 PM Mens Swimming Finals (Part II, featuring Phelps & Lochte): 200m backstroke, 200m indv medley, 100m butterfly, 50m free, 4x100m medley relay
2:00 PM Womens Swimming Finals (Part II): 4x200 free relay, 200m breaststroke, 200m backstroke, 800m free
3:00 PM Womens Soccer semifinal (vs. Canada)
7:00 PM Womens Gymnastics All-Around Competition (featuring Gabby Douglas)
9:00 PM Aly Raisman: Bringing Home Gold (half-hour special)

Wednesday, December 26
9:00 PM Womens Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Match (featuring Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings)

Friday, December 28
9:00 PM Mens Diving Finals

Saturday, December 29
8:00 PM Womens Soccer Gold Medal Match (vs. Japan)

All times are Central Time
Schedule Subject to Change

CSN to carry expanded, live SoxFest 2017 opening night coverage

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CSN to carry expanded, live SoxFest 2017 opening night coverage

4:00 PM on CSN & CSNChicago.com -- LIVE SoxFest 2017 “Opening Ceremonies” coverage - hosted by Chuck Garfien & CSNChicago.com White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes,

featuring live interviews with numerous White Sox players, coaches, and front office execs!

5:00 PM on CSN -- Special SoxFest 2017 edition of “SportsTalk Live” - hosted by David Kaplan featuring special White Sox guests!

Complete SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend on CSNChicago.com’s ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ section via reports from Garfien, Hayes, CSN White Sox beat reporter Siera Santos, and White Sox digital reporters JJ Stankevitz & Paul Roumeliotis, which will include even more player/coaches/front office interviews, along with panel discussion highlights and much more!

Social media highlights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to include the latest Convention news, live streaming segments, and special CSN prize giveaway details! 

Chicago, IL (January 24, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2017 MLB season in a big way with expanded, live Opening Night coverage from “SoxFest 2017,” which will be held downtown this weekend (January 27-29) at the Hilton Chicago.

On Friday, January 27 beginning at 4:00 PM CT on CSN & CSNChicago.com, viewers can look forward to every thrill-packed moment of “SoxFest 2017’s” Opening Ceremonies featuring introductions of White Sox players/coaches/broadcasters/front office executives, plus video montages, and much more.  CSN’s “SoxFest 2017” Opening Ceremonies coverage will be hosted by White Sox Pre/Post Game Live host Chuck Garfien and CSNChicago.com White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes, which will feature live interviews with White Sox players, coaches, and team VIP’s.

Immediately following the Opening Ceremonies coverage at 5:00 PM, CSN’s “SoxFest” coverage continues with live player/coaches/team exec interviews from the annual fan convention, along with detailed 2017 White Sox discussion, on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado (hosted by David Kaplan).

Throughout the weekend, fans can look forward to even more comprehensive SoxFest coverage on CSNChicago.com’s WhiteSoxTalk section (csnchicago.com/white-sox) featuring additional players/coaches/front office executive interviews, feature stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more to be provided via Garfien, Hayes, CSN White Sox beat reporter Siera Santos, CSNChicago.com White Sox digital baseball reporters JJ Stankevitz & Paul Roumeliotis, along the CSN’s team of behind-the-scenes White Sox experts. 

From a social media standpoint, fans can follow “SoxFest” updates all weekend long via Twitter from Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Hayes (@CSNHayes), Santos (@SieraSantos), and Stankevitz-Roumeliotis/WhiteSoxTalk (@CSNWhiteSox). Twitter and Facebook followers will also be able to gain access to the latest fan convention news, live streaming, and information on special prizes to be given away at CSN’s “SoxFest” booth.

In addition, fans are urged to follow @CSNChicago on Instagram & Snapchat for enhanced, exclusive content featuring real-time sights and sounds to experience all the exciting weekend festivities.  Plus, fans can also get interactive with CSN’s “SoxFest” coverage throughout the weekend by utilizing the social media hashtag #WhiteSoxTalk.

Fans are also urged to stop by CSN’s “SoxFest” booth this weekend for autograph signings featuring scheduled appearances by CSN White Sox announcers Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, Steve Stone, and Jason Benetti, along with special, exclusive “player experiences,” where fans can meet White Sox stars for autographs, take selfies, and much more!  Fans in attendance need to follow CSN’s White Sox Twitter handle (@CSNWhiteSox) for full details about the player experience opportunities. In addition, fans can even pick up special CSN White Sox-themed giveaways throughout “SoxFest” weekend (while supplies last). 

Marcus Kruger activated off IR ahead of Blackhawks-Lightning

Marcus Kruger activated off IR ahead of Blackhawks-Lightning

Dennis Rasmussen or Marcus Kruger could play Tuesday night and Corey Crawford will start when the Blackhawks host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Rasmussen did not skate Tuesday morning due to illness but coach Joel Quenneville said the center could still play vs. the Lightning. Quenneville said Kruger is "close" to playing — he was activated off injured reserve on Tuesday afternoon — and his status could depend on how Rasmussen feels.

[SHOP: Gear up, Blackhawks fans!]

The Blackhawks, sitting in second place in the Western Conference, are on a three-game winning streak entering Tuesday's game. The Lightning, the Blackhawks' 2015 Stanley Cup opponent, has struggled with injuries (Steven Stamkos has been out since November) and is last in the Eastern Conference. Despite the Lightning's struggles, Quenneville isn't taking the team lightly.

"Obviously they've had some health issues, significant guys missing big stretches of their year, but they still have guys out there that are skilled and it's an extremely dangerous team and a very competitive East side," Quenneville said. "I'm sure they'll be ready for tonight."

Andrei Vasilevskiy will start Tuesday night for the Lightning. Coach Jon Cooper said J.T. Brown and Jason Garrison are game-time decisions.

BLACKHAWKS VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

7:30 p.m.
TV: CSN
Live stream: CSNChicago.com or NBC Sports app
Radio: WGN 720 AM

Chicago Blackhawks

Forward lines

Ryan Hartman-Jonathan Toews-Richard Panik
Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane
Vinnie Hinostroza-Tanner Kero-Marian Hossa
Andrew Desjardins-Dennis Rasmussen-Nick Schmaltz

Defensive pairs

Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook
Brian Campbell-Trevor van Riemsdyk

Goaltender

Corey Crawford

INJURIES/ILLNESS: Marcus Kruger (right arm), Dennis Rasmussen (ill).

Tampa Bay Lightning (projected; some are game-time decisions)

Forward lines

Ondrej Palat-Vladislav Namestnikov-Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn-Tyler Johnson-J.T. Brown
Bryan Boyle-Valtteri Filppula-Jonathan Drouin
Michael Bournival-Cedric Paquette-Gabriel Dumont

Defensive Pairs

Victor Hedman-Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison-Andrej Sustr
Braydon Coburn-Nikita Nesterov

Goaltender

Andrei Vasilvskiy

INJURIES/ILLNESS: Steven Stamkos (knee), Brayden Point (upper body), Ryan Callahan (lower body), Jason Garrison (illness).