CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live opening ceremonies coverage of SoxFest 2012 (Friday, Jan. 27 at 4:00 PM)

CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live opening ceremonies coverage of SoxFest 2012 (Friday, Jan. 27 at 4:00 PM)

COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNCHICAGO.COM TO CARRY LIVE OPENING CEREMONIES COVERAGE OF SOXFEST 2012

Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 27 at 4:00 PM -- hosted by Chuck Garfien

Garfien to also provide complete SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend on SportsNet Central and White SoxTalk,

plus White SoxTalk blogger JJ Stankevitz to provide playercoachesfront office interviews, features, live Tweets & more
Chicago, IL (January 24, 2012) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2012 White Sox season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from SoxFest 2012, which is being held in downtown Chicago this weekend (January 27-29) at the Palmer House Hilton.
On Friday, January 27 beginning at 4:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the annual conventions opening ceremonies featuring introductions of White Sox playerscoachesfront office executives, plus - live player interviews following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNets SoxFest 2012 Opening Ceremonies coverage will be hosted by White Sox PrePost Game Live host Chuck Garfien.

In addition, Garfien will file reports for SportsNet Central (6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) and White SoxTalk on CSNChicago.com throughout the weekend featuring interviews with White Sox players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.coms White SoxTalk blogger JJ Stankevitz will also provide viewers with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous playerscoachesfront office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos and videos. Fans can follow CSNs SoxFest 2012 White SoxTalk updates all weekend long via Twitter @WhiteSoxTalkCSN, along with Garfien @ChuckGarfien and Stankevitz @JJStankevitz.

Check out Bears Postgame Live after the game

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Check out Bears Postgame Live after the game

The Bears headed to Dallas trying to avoid an 0-3 start. After trailing 24-3 at halftime, things did not look good.

Turn on CSN after the Bears game goes final to catch all the reaction, interviews and press conferences on Bears Postgame Live.

Sky beat Atlanta to advance to WNBA semis

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Sky beat Atlanta to advance to WNBA semis

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points with 13 assists, Jessica Breland had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs.

The Sky broke it open in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Tamera Young made fast-break layups on consecutive possessions during Chicago's 10-2 run to start the quarter for a 66-52 lead. Atlanta was outscored 31-20 in the quarter.

Chicago cruised in the fourth — setting a season-high for points — and will face Los Angeles in a best-of-five series beginning Wednesday in LA.

Reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne missed her sixth straight game for Chicago with a thumb injury but it didn't seem to faze the Sky on the offensive end. Chicago had 26 assists, made 55 percent of its shots, and Young and Cappie Pondexter each scored 16 points.

Chicago set a WNBA record for the most points in the first quarter of a playoff game when the Sky built a 37-25 lead. But Angel McCoughtry kept the Dream within 56-50 at halftime after scoring 21 points, including 10 of Atlanta's first 14 points.

Tiffany Hayes, who didn't play in the first round due to a one-game suspension for accrued technicals in the regular season, scored 30 points for Atlanta. McCoughtry finished with 27 points, six rebounds and nine assists.

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was in attendance wearing a Cubs jersey.