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.

Fire continue road trip Wednesday at improved Seattle on CSN

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Fire continue road trip Wednesday at improved Seattle on CSN

One team is playing as well as it has all season and is closing in on a playoff spot. The other team is facing the possibility of elimination by the end of the night.

A hot Seattle Sounders team hosts the struggling Chicago Fire on Wednesday on CSN. Coverage begins at 9:30 p.m.

Seattle (11-13-5, 38 points) is 5-1-2 in its past eight matches. The Sounders have been boosted by the arrival of Argentine playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro and likely Rookie of the Year winner Jordan Morris has been red-hot. Lodeiro has three goals and eight assists in nine matches. Morris is up to 12 goals on the season after scoring four in the past four games.

“Of course we are very, very careful with their transition with guys like Morris up in front,” Fire coach Veljko Paunovic said. “They can be very dangerous in attack.”

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The Fire played at New York City FC on Friday. The team returned to Chicago before making the trip to the Pacific Northwest. All that travel in a short period of time plus facing a surging team in front of a big crowd at CenturyLink Field is not a good recipe for success for the Fire.

While the Sounders are closing in on the playoffs — they sit three points back of sixth-place Portland but have two games in hand — the Fire (6-14-9, 27 points) are trying to get out of last place. The Fire are five points below the closest teams in the standings, Columbus and Houston. If Montreal beats San Jose and D.C. defeats Columbus, both games that will finish before kickoff Wednesday in Seattle, the Fire would need to get at least a tie to avoid being eliminated from playoff contention.

Despite the long odds to make the playoffs, Paunovic says motivation is not a problem.

“That’s part of our job, keep them motivated and work on that,” Paunovic said. “So far because of their commitment, I think that was easier to do. We of course have to continue doing that. The team is already addressed on that.

“We have the responsibility for ourselves. We have the responsibility for our profession and we have a responsibility for our supporters.”

The Fire arrived in Seattle without goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who is out for the second straight game with a toe injury. Lampson hasn’t started in MLS play since Aug. 6. The only other injury listed by the club is John Goossens, who has missed the past two matches with a back injury. Goossens is questionable.

The big news out of Seattle is that Clint Dempsey’s irregular heartbeat, which has kept him out of the past five matches, has ended his 2016 season early. Dempsey’s loss is massive, but Seattle still has plenty of talent for the Fire to worry about.

“They like to keep the possession, especially in the opponent’s half,” Paunovic said of the Sounders. “They have very quality players in the final third. Since the coming of Lodeiro I think the team improved very well. They look more confident and of course they have much better results. Playing at home I think they have very good support and they feel more confident, but they are a team that is not unbeatable. They also had early in the season their issues and there are some weaknesses we can say that we detected and we are going to try to take advantage of.”

Chicago Fire at Seattle Sounders

When: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

TV: CSN

Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Bears make Joique Bell, CJ Wilson signings official, send Kyle Fuller to IR

Bears make Joique Bell, CJ Wilson signings official, send Kyle Fuller to IR

With injuries all over the place, the Bears had a bevy of roster moves to announce on Tuesday night.

The most notable of those were the signings of running back Joique Bell and defensive lineman CJ Wilson, as well as moving injured defensive back Kyle Fuller to injured reserve.

Bell is a five-year NFL veteran whose played in 68 games in his career, most recently over the course of four seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2012 to 2015. In his career, he's rushed for 2,234 yards and 22 touchdowns on 561 attempts.

Wilson has spent the past six seasons in the NFL and has played for Bears division rivals the Green Bay Packers and the Lions, as well as the Oakland Raiders. He's played in 78 games in his career, contributing 111 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

Fuller hasn't appeared in any of the Bears first three games after appearing in 32 games over his first two NFL seasons.

Additionally, the Bears announced that linebacker John Timu has been elevated to the active roster and that linebacker Jonathan Anderson and tight end Greg Scruggs have been waived.