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White Sox-Cubs Crosstown Cup Round 2 coverage to air this weekend on CSN

White Sox-Cubs Crosstown Cup Round 2 coverage to air this weekend on CSN

Comcast SportsNet’s Crosstown Cup Round 2 coverage gets underway this Friday, August 14 LIVE from U.S. Cellular Field starting at 2:00 PM!

CSN to carry LIVE coverage of ALL THREE Crosstown battles this weekend with extensive coverage provided by

Kasper, Deshaies, Harrelson, Stone, Melton, Hollandsworth, Kaplan, Garfien, Crull, Boden, Mooney and Hayes

CSNChicago.com to also provide LIVE video stream of post-game press conferences, plus detailed “Crosstown Cup” analysis via ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ & ‘CubsTalk,’

along with numerous feature stories & in-game “Tweets” from CSN on-air/digital talent 

Cubs and White Sox fans can get interactive throughout the weekend by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #CrosstownCup

Chicago, IL (August 11, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, is ready for Round 2 of the “Crosstown Cup” with expanded, LIVE coverage of ALL THREE GAMES this weekend and it all starts up this FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 as the White Sox host the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.  Plus - CSNChicago.com will be there to provide dedicated 24/7 coverage of this always-entertaining city series.

Comcast SportsNet’s Round 2 “Crosstown Cup” coverage gets underway this Friday, August 14 at 2:00 PM CT with an expanded, one-hour, U.S. Cellular Field remote edition of Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group (hosted by David Kaplan, analysts Todd Hollandsworth & Bill Melton, Cubs reporter Kelly Crull, and White Sox reporter Chuck Garfien), featuring a complete “Crosstown Cup” Round 2 series preview, interviews with players and coaches, special features, and much more.  First pitch coverage of this “Cubs telecast” on CSN begins at 3:00 PM featuring Len Kasper & Jim Deshaies with the game call.  Immediately following the game, fans can look forward to a complete game recap/analysis, plus live post-game press conferences featuring manager press conferences, player interviews and much more on Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.

Saturday’s (August 15) game at U.S. Cellular Field will be “White Sox telecast” on Comcast SportsNet featuring the announcing tandem of Ken “Hawk” Harrelson & Steve StoneWhite Sox Pregame Live presented by Orland Park Toyota gets the viewing day underway at 5:30 PM LIVE from U.S. Cellular Field (hosted by Chuck Garfien featuring Melton, Hollandsworth as analysts, along with Cubs reporter Kelly Crull, and White Sox reporter Chris Boden); first pitch coverage begins at 6:00 PM, which will be followed by Subaru White Sox Postgame Live immediately after the game.  On Sunday, August 16, Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group will begin at 12:30 PM LIVE from U.S. Cellular Field (featuring the same coverage team as Friday); first pitch coverage begins at 1:00 PM, which will be followed by Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinoisimmediately after the game.

In addition, Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, will provide even more exclusive “Crosstown Cup” content including the following highlights:

  • Live stream of White Sox manager Robin Ventura’s post-game press conferences (sponsored by Xfinity) following every Crosstown game.
  • Complete coverage of the “Crosstown Cup” 24/7 from CSNChicago.com Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney), White Sox Insider Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes), plus - additional coverage provided by CSN “Pre/Post Game Live” hosts Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) and David Kaplan (@thekapman), along with Todd Hollandsworth (@hollytime28), and Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull).  CSNChicago.com digital baseball reporters Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) and JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) will also be providing game day reports, analysis and features, along with additional White Sox content via John Paschall (@John_Paschall).
  • “White Sox/Cubs Pulse,” a one-stop social media hub that reveals the latest trending topics and player buzz from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Plus, “White Sox/Cubs Pulse” aggregates all White Sox/Cubs player tweets, along with fan tweets that utilize the hashtag #CrosstownCup. Fans can also get interactive on Twitter by utilizing hashtags #CrosstownCup, #WhiteSoxTalk, and #CubsTalk, plus – for the latest news, up-to-the-minute updates and more, fans are urged to follow @CSNWhiteSox and @CSNCubs.
  • WhiteSoxTalk & CubsTalk, CSNChicago.com’s high-velocity, real-time, comprehensive White Sox & Cubs news and opinion sections featuring original commentary, reporting and aggregation. WhiteSoxTalk & CubsTalk is under the banner of NBC SportsTalk, NBC’s successful digital franchise on NBCSports.com that includes ProFootballTalk, HardballTalk, ProBaskteballTalk, ProHockeyTalk, CollegeFootballTalk and GolfTalkCentral. SportsTalk was extended to CSNChicago.com through the creation of BlackhawksTalk, BullsTalk, CubsTalk, WhiteSoxTalk, ChiFireTalk, BearsTalk, PrepsTalk, IrishTalk and B1GTalk which contains interactive content and continually updated insights from the network’s digital and on-air talent.
  • CSNChicago.com’s state-of-the-art “AT&T U-Verse Lounge” to provide expanded White Sox & Cubs “Crosstown Cup” content throughout the week.
  • CSN Chicago’s White Sox & Cubs content will also be distributed via its digital network of partnerships including NBCSports.com, NBCNews.com, Yahoo! Sports and Xfinity.com.

Note Comcast SportsNet’s full coverage breakdown for the upcoming White Sox vs. Cubs “Crosstown Cup” series:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

2:00 PM – Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group – One-hour, expanded edition pre-game show LIVE from U.S. Cellular Field

3:00 PM – CUBS at WHITE SOX (L) – “Cubs telecast” featuring Len Kasper & Jim Deshaies

6:00 PM – Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (time approx.) – complete game recap/analysis, plus live post-game press conferences and player interviews

7:00 PM – Cubs at White Sox (game replay)

10:00 PM/10:30 PM/12:00 AM – SportsNet CentralFull Crosstown Cup recap, along with the latest news/highlights from the day in sports

12:30 AM – Cubs at White Sox (game replay)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

5:30 PM – White Sox Pregame Live presented by Orland Park Toyota – Special edition pre-game show LIVE from U.S. Cellular Field

6:00 PM – CUBS at WHITE SOX (L) – “White Sox telecast” featuring Ken “Hawk” Harrelson & Steve Stone

9:00 PM – Subaru White Sox Postgame Live (time approx.) – complete game recap/analysis, plus live post-game press conferences and player interviews

9:30 PM/10:00 PM/10:30 PM/12:00 AM – SportsNet CentralFull Crosstown Cup recap, along with the latest news/highlights from the day in sports

12:30 AM – White Sox at Cubs (game replay)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

12:30 PM – Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group – Special edition pre-game show LIVE from U.S. Cellular Field

1:00 PM – CUBS at WHITE SOX (L) – “Cubs telecast” featuring Len Kasper & Jim Deshaies

4:00 PM – Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (time approx.) – complete game recap/analysis, plus live post-game press conferences and player interviews

10:00 PM/10:30 PM/12:00 AM – SportsNet CentralFull Crosstown Cup recap, along with the latest news/highlights from the day in sports

12:30 AM – Cubs at White Sox (game replay)

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SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Jimmy Butler leaves game unable to put any pressure on right leg after apparent non-contact injury

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ESPN

Jimmy Butler leaves game unable to put any pressure on right leg after apparent non-contact injury

The NBA may have lost another top superstar due to injury.

On Friday, Jimmy Butler appeared to have suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee. He left the game against the Houston Rockets unable to put any pressure on his right leg and needed assistance getting back to the locker room. 

Here's a video of the incident:

Coach Tom Thibodeau said that Butler will have an MRI when the team returns to Minnesota on Saturday.

Butler drew a lot of headlines last weekend after not playing in the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

Entering Friday, Butler led the league with 37.3 minutes played per game.

The Bulls also take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Saturday night.

White Sox prospect Micker Adolfo sidelined with elbow injuries

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USA TODAY

White Sox prospect Micker Adolfo sidelined with elbow injuries

PHOENIX, Ariz. — One of the White Sox prized prospects will be on the shelf for a little while.

Outfielder Micker Adolfo has a sprained UCL in his right elbow and a strained flexor tendon that could require surgery. He could avoid surgery, though he could be sidelined for at least six weeks.

Though he hasn’t received the same high rankings and media attention as fellow outfield prospects Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert, Adolfo is considered a part of the White Sox promising future. He’s said to have the best outfield arm in the White Sox system.

Adolfo had a breakout season in 2017, slashing .264/.331/.453 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 112 games with Class A Kannapolis.

Adolfo, along with Jimenez and Robert, has been generating buzz at White Sox camp in Glendale, with a crowd forming whenever the trio takes batting practice. Earlier this week, the three described their conversation dreaming about playing together in the same outfield for a contending White Sox team in the future.