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CSN and to carry live opening ceremonies coverage of SoxFest 2016

CSN and to carry live opening ceremonies coverage of SoxFest 2016

Comcast SportsNet & to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 29 at 4:00 PM -- hosted by Chuck Garfien & Bill Melton

Garfien & Siera Santos to also provide complete SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend on ‘SportsNet Central and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’; White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ digital reporter J.J. Stankevitz to provide player/coaches/front office interviews, features, live Tweets & more

Chicago, IL (January 26, 2016) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2016 White Sox season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2016 “SoxFest” fan convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 29-31) at the Hilton Chicago.

On Friday, January 29 beginning at 4:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet & will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the annual convention’s opening ceremonies featuring introductions of current and former White Sox players/coaches/front office executives, live interviews with White Sox players following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more.  Comcast SportsNet’s 2016 “SoxFest” coverage will be hosted by White Sox Pre/Post Game Live hosts Chuck Garfien & Bill Melton, who will be joined by White Sox beat reporter Siera Santos and’s White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes. 

At 5:00 PM on Friday, “SoxFest” coverage continues with live, talkback interviews from the annual fan convention, along with detailed 2016 White Sox discussion, on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado (hosted by David Kaplan).

In addition, Garfien & Santos will file reports for SportsNet Central at 6:00 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight on Friday(6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight on Sat/Sun) and for’s WhiteSoxTalk section throughout the weekend featuring interviews with White Sox players, coaches and fans.  Plus,’s Dan Hayes and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ digital reporter J.J. Stankevitz will also provide fans with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous players/coaches/front office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more.  Fans can follow Hayes’ “SoxFest” updates all weekend long via Twitter @CSNHayes, along with Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Santos (@SieraSantos), Stankevitz/WhiteSoxTalk (@CSNWhiteSox) and the network’s primary Twitter account, @CSNChicago.

In addition, fans are urged to stop by Comcast SportsNet’s “SoxFest” booth throughout the weekend for autograph signings, interactive games for a chance to win White Sox tickets, entertaining social media activities, plus - fans can even pick up a special CSN White Sox-themed giveaway throughout the weekend (while supplies last).

High School Lites Roundup: Basketball Week 8

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High School Lites Roundup: Basketball Week 8

High School Lites has a show full of highlights from important conference games this week as we feature plenty of unique conferences. We have top teams from the SouthWest Suburban and Public League Red Division while also featuring plenty of top games from the White Division of the Public League.

For the first time ever, High School Lites also has a girls basketball game featured in the Viewers' Choice Game of the Week.

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Curie's DaJuan Gordon

Team of the Week, Presented by Saint Xavier: Stevenson girls basketball team

Viewers' Choice Game of the Week: 

Marengo 68, Burlington 52 (Girl's)

This Week's Highlights:

Whitney Young gets close win over the Uplift in this week's mixtape series

Bolingbrook dominates Homewood-Flossmoor in blowout victory 

St Laurence takes care of business against DePaul Prep

Cary Grove gets win over Huntley in back-and-forth game 

Whitney Young knocks off North Lawndale in close win 

Dunbar gets blowout win over DuSable

Westinghouse has great energy in 4-point win over Clark

Geneva picks up OT win over Naperville North

Thornwood overpowers Bradley Bourbonnais

Fremd gets 20-point win over Barrington

Cary Grove gets one-point win against Huntley

Sports Talk Live: Cubs convention edition

Scott Changnon

Sports Talk Live: Cubs convention edition

On the latest Sports Talk Live Podcast we join David Kaplan and Kelly Crull at the Chicago Cubs Convention for interviews with Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant and many more.

Listen to the full episode here or via the embedded player below:

Sports Talk Live Podcast