NBC Sports Chicago continues expanded, multi-platform Cubs/NLCS coverage this week

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NBC Sports Chicago continues expanded, multi-platform Cubs/NLCS coverage this week

Game 3 coverage Tuesday, October 17 – LIVE from Wrigley Field

“Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 3” at 7:00 PM CT

“Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 3” at approx. 11:00 PM CT

Game 4 coverage Wednesday, October 18 – LIVE from Wrigley Field

“Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 4” at 7:00 PM CT

“Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 4” at approx. 11:00 PM CT

Game 5 coverage (if nec.) Thursday, October 19 – LIVE from Wrigley Field

“Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 5” at 6:30 PM CT (on NBC Sports Chicago+)

“Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 5” at approx. 10:30 PM CT

“In the Loop: Road to a Repeat” Cubs special to air TONIGHT at 10:30 PM CT

NBC Sports Chicago live stream available 24/7 on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive  or via the NBC Sports app

Chicago, IL (October 16, 2017) – NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, will continue to provide fans with LIVE expanded, surrounding coverage of the Cubs hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS this week live from Wrigley Field! 

With the Cubs looking to storm back from an 0-2 series deficit, the NLCS shifts to Wrigley Field this week for Game 3 (TOMORROW – Tue, Oct. 17), Game 4 (Wed, Oct. 18), and an if necessary Game 5 on Thu, Oct. 19.  As it provided fans during the NLDS, NBC Sports Chicago will once again deliver expanded editions of Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group and Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois LIVE from the Brickhouse Tavern overlooking the always-festive Park at Wrigley.

For NLCS surrounding game coverage at Wrigley Field this week, hosts David Kaplan (@thekapman) and David DeJesus (@David_DeJesus3) will be joined by Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) and NBCSportsChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney (@MooneyNBCS) with up-to-the-minute on-field reports and interviews.

Please note the following details for NBC Sports Chicago’s surrounding Cubs-Dodgers NLCS coverage this week from Wrigley Field…NOTE: NBC Sports Chicago live stream also available on www.NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago Chicago subscribers:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

7:00 PM – Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 3 presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan and David DeJesus, this special ONE-HOUR edition of Cubs Pregame Live will break down and preview Game 3 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, pitching match-up and player analyses, a recap of Games 1 & 2, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

11:00 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 3 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postgame Live, hosted by Kaplan and DeJesus, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of Game 3, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Game 4, and much more. This edition of Cubs Postgame Live can also be viewed on Facebook Live (www.Facebook.com/NBCSChicago).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

7:00 PM – Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 4 presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan and David DeJesus, this special ONE-HOUR edition of Cubs Pregame Live will break down and preview Game 4 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, pitching match-up and player analyses, a recap of Games 1-3, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

11:00 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 4 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postgame Live, hosted by Kaplan and DeJesus, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of Game 4, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Game 5 (if nec.), and much more. This edition of Cubs Postgame Live can also be viewed on Facebook Live (www.Facebook.com/NBCSChicago).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

6:30 PM (on NBC Sports Chicago+)Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 5 presented by Fields Auto Group (if nec.) – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan and David DeJesus, this special edition of Cubs Pregame Live will break down and preview Game 5 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, pitching match-up and player analyses, a recap of Games 1-4, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

10:30 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 5 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (if nec.) – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postgame Live, hosted by Kaplan and DeJesus, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of Game 5, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Games 6-7 (if nec.) in Los Angeles, and much more. This edition of Cubs Postgame Live can also be viewed on Facebook Live (www.Facebook.com/NBCSChicago).

TONIGHT at 10:30 PM CT (and airing at 10:30 PM on weeknights throughout the Cubs playoff run), NBC Sports Chicago will provide viewers with expanded Cubs playoff coverage on In the Loop: Road to a Repeat presented by State Farm.  This half-hour show, featuring a rotation of Cubs experts including Kaplan, DeJesus, Crull, Mooney, and additional special guests, will provide fans with up-to-the-minute Cubs-Dodgers NLCS news and updates, player/manager interviews, workout day feature reports, comprehensive game previews/recaps, an overview of the ALCS, and much more.

In addition, NBCSportsChicago.com, will provide even more exclusive Cubs/NLCS content including the following highlights:

  • Live stream of Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conferences (sponsored by Xfinity) following every NLCS game.
  • NBCSportsChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney will provide extensive team/player news, special feature stories, and much more throughout the NLCS. Follow him on Twitter @MooneyNBCS for 24/7 inside access.  In addition, Cubs digital reporter and producer Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) will also provide Cubs reports/features on the beat with Mooney for every NLCS game. Plus – David Kaplan (@thekapman), David DeJesus (David_DeJesus3), and Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) will also provide additional updates and reports from their perspective throughout the NLCS.
  • Complete coverage of the Cubs/NLCS can be found at NBCSportsChicago.com’s “CubsTalk” section presented by Wintrust (http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs ) featuring the very latest game day reports, detailed series analysis, video features, and much more. For complete 24/7 Cubs coverage, fans are urged to followed @NBCSCubs on Twitter.
  • IPowWow – On every edition of “Cubs Pregame Live,” Cubs fans can vote in real-time on a specific topical question that will offer up five choices…fans just need to log onto NBCSportsChicago.com/vote to cast their vote as many times as they choose with the immediate percentages of each choice appearing on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
  • “Cubs Talk PODCAST” presented by Wintrust – Featuring Kaplan, DeJesus, Mooney, Andracki, and an array of special guests, NBC Sports Chicago’s “Cubs Talk” podcast features in-depth Cubs/NLCS discussion on the hottest topics surrounding the series and much more. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Push Alerts: NBC Sports Chicago will deliver Cubs push notifications for breaking team and player news, “Insider” reports, plus game reminder alerts via NBC Sports Chicago’s SportsTalk app for iOS and Android devices.

In addition to its expanded coverage on Facebook Live, NBC Sports Chicago will offer up even more special coverage on its social media platforms including a multitude of NLCS “Sights & Sounds” moments from Wrigley Field will be provided from ‘NBCSChicago’ via Instagram, Instagram Live and Snapchat, along with live updates, replays, gifs & more on Twitter via @NBCSCubs.

NOTE: NBC Sports Chicago’s surrounding coverage details for NLCS Games 6 & 7 (if nec.) in Los Angeles this weekend, will be announced on Friday, October 20.

NBC Sports Chicago to carry expanded, multi-platform Cubs/NLCS coverage this weekend

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NBC Sports Chicago to carry expanded, multi-platform Cubs/NLCS coverage this weekend

Game 1 coverage on Saturday, October 14

“Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 1” at 6:30 PM CT

“Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 1” at approx. 10:30 PM CT

Game 2 coverage on Sunday, October 15

“Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 2” at 6:00 PM CT

“Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 2” at approx. 9:30 PM CT

“In the Loop: Road to a Repeat” Cubs special to air TONIGHT at 9:30 PM CT

NBC Sports Chicago live stream available 24/7 on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive  or via the NBC Sports app

Chicago, IL (October 13, 2017) – Following one of the most intense and thrilling post-season games in MLB history, NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, will be providing fans with LIVE expanded, surrounding coverage of the Cubs highly-anticipated National League Championship Series rematch against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend! 

Game 1 (Saturday, October 14) and Game 2 (Sunday, October 15) of the NLCS will take place in Los Angeles and NBC Sports Chicago will provide viewers with expanded editions of Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group and Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois featuring hosts David Kaplan (@thekapman) and David DeJesus (@David_DeJesus3), along up-to-the-minute on-site reports from Dodger Stadium via Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) and NBCSportsChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney (@MooneyNBCS).

Please note the following details for NBC Sports Chicago’s surrounding Cubs-Dodgers NLCS coverage this weekend…NOTE: NBC Sports Chicago live stream also available on www.NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

6:30 PM – Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 1 presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan and David DeJesus, this special edition of Cubs Pregame Live will break down and preview Game 1 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, a complete series overview featuring pitching match-ups and player analyses, a recap of regular season Cubs-Dodgers head-to-head highlights, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Dodger Stadium via Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

10:30 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 1 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postgame Live, hosted by Kaplan and DeJesus, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of the Game 1, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Game 2, and much more. This edition of Cubs Postgame Live can also be viewed on Facebook Live (www.Facebook.com/NBCSChicago).

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

6:00 PM – Cubs Pregame Live: NLCS Game 2 presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by David Kaplan and David DeJesus, this expanded edition of Cubs Pregame Live will break down and preview Game 2 of the NLCS, which will also feature a thorough recap of Game 1, pitching match-up previews, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Dodger Stadium via Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

9:30 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postgame Live: NLCS Game 2 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded edition of Cubs Postgame Live, hosted by Kaplan and DeJesus, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of the Game 2, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, and a look ahead to Games 3 & 4 (and 5 if nec.) as the NLCS shifts to Wrigley Field beginning Tuesday. This edition of Cubs Postgame Live can also be viewed on Facebook Live (www.Facebook.com/NBCSChicago).

TONIGHT at 9:30 PM/10:30 PM CT (and airing at 10:30 PM on weeknights throughout the Cubs playoff run), NBC Sports Chicago will provide viewers with expanded Cubs playoff coverage on In the Loop: Road to a Repeat presented by State Farm.  This half-hour show, featuring a rotation of Cubs experts including Kaplan, DeJesus, Crull, Mooney, and additional special guests, will provide fans with up-to-the-minute Cubs-Dodgers NLCS news and updates, player/manager interviews, workout day feature reports, comprehensive game previews/recaps, an overview of the ALCS, and much more.

In addition, NBCSportsChicago.com, will provide even more exclusive Cubs/NLCS content including the following highlights:

  • Live stream of Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conferences (sponsored by Xfinity) following every NLCS game.
  • NBCSportsChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney will provide extensive team/player news, special feature stories, and much more throughout the NLCS. Follow him on Twitter @MooneyNBCS for 24/7 inside access.  In addition, Cubs digital reporter and producer Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) will also provide Cubs reports/features on the beat with Mooney for every NLCS game. Plus – David Kaplan (@thekapman), David DeJesus (David_DeJesus3), and Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) will also provide additional updates and reports from their perspective throughout the NLCS.
  • Complete coverage of the Cubs/NLCS can be found at NBCSportsChicago.com’s “CubsTalk” section presented by Wintrust (http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs ) featuring the very latest game day reports, detailed series analysis, video features, and much more. For complete 24/7 Cubs coverage, fans are urged to followed @NBCSCubs on Twitter.
  • IPowWow – On every edition of “Cubs Pregame Live,” Cubs fans can vote in real-time on a specific topical question that will offer up five choices…fans just need to log onto NBCSportsChicago.com/vote to cast their vote as many times as they choose with the immediate percentages of each choice appearing on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
  • “Cubs Talk PODCAST” presented by Wintrust – Featuring Kaplan, DeJesus, Mooney, Andracki, and an array of special guests, NBC Sports Chicago’s “Cubs Talk” podcast features in-depth Cubs/NLCS discussion on the hottest topics surrounding the series and much more. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Push Alerts: NBC Sports Chicago will deliver Cubs push notifications for breaking team and player news, “Insider” reports, plus game reminder alerts via NBC Sports Chicago’s SportsTalk app for iOS and Android devices.

In addition to its expanded coverage on Facebook Live (Facebook.com/NBCSChicago), NBC Sports Chicago will offer up even more special NLCS coverage on its social media platforms including a multitude of NLCS “Sights & Sounds” moments from Los Angeles will be provided from ‘NBCSChicago’ via Instagram and Instagram Live, along with live updates, replays, gifs & more on Twitter via @NBCSCubs.

NOTE: NBC Sports Chicago’s surrounding coverage details for NLCS Games 3 & 4 (and Game 5 if nec.) from Wrigley Field next week, will be announced on Monday, October 16.

Cubs/NLDS Game 5 expanded, multi-platform coverage takes place tonight!

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Cubs/NLDS Game 5 expanded, multi-platform coverage takes place tonight!

Game 5 coverage TONIGHT (Thursday, October 12)

“SportsTalk Live” at 5:30 PM CT (Live from the United Center)

“Cubs Pregame Live: NLDS Game 5” at 6:00 PM CT (re-air on NBC Sports Chicago+ at 6:30 PM)

“Cubs Postgame Live: NLDS Game 5” at approx. 10:00 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+

(also joined in progress on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location immediately following “Blackhawks Postgame Live”)

“In the Loop: Road to a Repeat” Cubs specials to air weeknights at 10:30 PM CT

NBC Sports Chicago live stream available 24/7 on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive  or via the NBC Sports app

Chicago, IL (October 11, 2017) – With the National League Division Series tied  at 2-2, NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, will provide fans with LIVE expanded, surrounding Game 5 series-deciding coverage of the Cubs at the Washington Nationals tonight! 

With the series now shifting back to Washington for this critical, win or go home Game 5, NBC Sports Chicago will begin its Cubs coverage on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado at 5:30 PM, which will be immediately followed by Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group at 6:00 PM with an expanded edition of Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois taking place right after the final out.

NBC Sports Chicago’s NLDS Game 5 Cubs Pre/Postgame Live coverage will be hosted by David Kaplan (@thekapman) and David DeJesus (@David_DeJesus3), along up-to-the-minute on-site reports from Nationals Park via Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) and NBCSportsChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney (@MooneyNBCS).

Please note the following details for tonight’s surrounding NLDS Game 5 coverage…NOTE: NBC Sports Chicago live stream also available on www.NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers:

TONIGHT – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

5:30 PM – SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado – Hosted by Chuck Garfien, this special edition of SportsTalk Live will take place on the concourse of the United Center in advance of tonight’s Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild game (NBC Sports Chicago’s Blackhawks game coverage begins at 6:30 PM on Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live; face-off at 7:30 PM).  Among the show highlights include a complete NLDS Game 5 preview, along with thorough discussion on the keys to a Cubs victory.    

6:00 PM – Cubs Pregame Live: NLDS Game 5 presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan and David DeJesus, this special NLDS Game 5 edition of Cubs Pregame Live will break down and preview tonight’s huge Cubs-Nationals match-up featuring numerous interviews, pitching match-up and player analyses, a recap of Games 1-4, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Nationals Park via Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney. NOTE: This edition of Cubs Pregame Live will re-air at 6:30 PM on NBC Sports Chicago+.

10:00 PM – Cubs Postgame Live: NLDS Game 5 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (time approx. on NBC Sports Chicago+; joined in progress on the main NBC Sports Chicago channel location immediately following “Blackhawks Postgame Live”) An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postgame Live, hosted by Kaplan and DeJesus, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of Game 5, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, and much more. This edition of Cubs Postgame Live can also be viewed on Facebook Live (www.Facebook.com/NBCSChicago).

Throughout the Cubs playoff run, NBC Sports Chicago will provide viewers with expanded Cubs playoff coverage on In the Loop: Road to a Repeat presented by State Farm.  This half-hour show, airing weeknights at 10:30 PM, featuring a rotation of Cubs experts including Kaplan, DeJesus, Crull, Mooney, and additional special guests, will provide fans with up-to-the-minute Cubs news and updates, player/manager interviews, workout day feature reports, comprehensive game previews/recaps, an overview of every other MLB Postseason series, and much more.

In addition, NBCSportsChicago.com, will provide even more exclusive Cubs/NLDS content including the following highlights:

  • Live stream of Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conferences (sponsored by Xfinity) following every NLDS game.
  • NBCSportsChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney will provide extensive team/player news, special feature stories, and much more throughout the NLDS. Follow him on Twitter @MooneyNBCS for 24/7 inside access.  In addition, Cubs digital reporter and producer Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) will also provide Cubs reports/features on the beat with Mooney for every NLDS game. Plus – David Kaplan (@thekapman), David DeJesus (David_DeJesus3), and Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) will also provide additional updates and reports from their perspective throughout the NLDS.
  • Complete coverage of the Cubs/NLDS can be found at NBCSportsChicago.com’s “CubsTalk” section presented by Wintrust (http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs ) featuring the very latest game day reports, detailed series analysis, video features, and much more. For complete 24/7 Cubs coverage, fans are urged to followed @NBCSCubs on Twitter.
  • IPowWow – On every edition of “Cubs Pregame Live,” Cubs fans can vote in real-time on a specific topical question that will offer up five choices…fans just need to log onto NBCSportsChicago.com/vote to cast their vote as many times as they choose with the immediate percentages of each choice appearing on their desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
  • “Cubs Talk PODCAST” presented by Wintrust – Featuring Kaplan, DeJesus, Mooney, Andracki, and an array of special guests, NBC Sports Chicago’s “Cubs Talk” podcast features in-depth Cubs/NLDS discussion on the hottest topics surrounding the series and much more. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Push Alerts: NBC Sports Chicago will deliver Cubs push notifications for breaking team and player news, “Insider” reports, plus game reminder alerts via NBC Sports Chicago’s SportsTalk app for iOS and Android devices.
     

From a social media standpoint, NBC Sports Chicago will offer up even more special Game 5 coverage on its social media platforms including a multitude of NLDS “Sights & Sounds” moments from Washington provided from ‘NBCSChicago’ via Instagram and Instagram Live, along with live updates, replays, gifs & more on Twitter via @NBCSCubs.