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CSN continues its expanded Cubs NLCS pregame/postgame coverage this week!

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CSN continues its expanded Cubs NLCS pregame/postgame coverage this week!

Game 3 coverage on Tuesday, October 18

“Cubs Postseason Live: Pregame NLCS Game 3” at 6:00 PM CT on CSN

“Cubs Postseason Live: Postgame NLCS Game 3” at approx. 10:15 PM CT on CSN

Game 4 coverage on Wednesday, October 19

“Cubs Postseason Live: Pregame NLCS Game 4” at 6:00 PM CT on CSN

“Cubs Postseason Live: Postgame NLCS Game 4” at approx. 10:00 PM CT on CSN

Game 5 coverage on Thursday, October 20

 “Cubs Postseason Live: Pregame NLCS Game 5” at 5:00 PM CT on CSN

“Cubs Postseason Live: Postgame NLCS Game 5” at approx. 10:00 PM CT on CSN

Cubs Hall of Fame legend RYNE SANDBERG to make a special appearance for every road pre/post-game edition of “Cubs Postseason Live”

“SportsNet Central: Cubs Playoff Central” airs TONIGHT at 10:30 PM CT

Chicago, IL (October 17, 2016) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs, will continue to provide fans with expanded, surrounding coverage of the Cubs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2016 National League Championship Series! 

With the series tied at 1-1, the NLCS shifts to LA this week for Game 3 (Tuesday, October 18), Game 4 (Wednesday, October 19) & Game 5 (Thursday, October 20) and CSN is set to once again deliver expanded, one-hour pre-game editions of Cubs Postseason Live presented by Fields Auto Group, along with extensive post-game coverage on Cubs Postseason Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.

Hosts David Kaplan (@thekapman) and Todd Hollandsworth (@hollytime28) will be joined via a special appearance from Cubs Hall of Fame legend RYNE SANDBERG, along with LIVE up-to-the-minute on-field reports from Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) and CSNChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney).

In addition, TONIGHT at 10:30 PM CT (and airing at 10:30 PM every evening on non-game nights throughout the playoffs), CSN will provide viewers with expanded Cubs playoff coverage via GMC SportsNet Central: Cubs Playoff Central.  This half-hour show, featuring a rotation of Cubs experts including Kaplan, Hollandsworth, Crull, Mooney, and Luke Stuckmeyer, 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, a Toronto-Cleveland ALCS overview, and much more.

Please note the following details for Comcast SportsNet’s surrounding Cubs-Dodgers NLCS coverage this week:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (GAME 3)

6:00 PM – Cubs Postseason Live presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by CSN’s David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth, and featuring Cubs Hall of Fame legend Ryne Sandberg, this special ONE-HOUR, pre-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live will break down and preview Game 3 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, a pitching match-up and player analysis overview, a recap of Games 1 & 2, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

10:15 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postseason Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live, hosted by Kaplan and Hollandsworth, along with additional post-game analysis from Sandberg, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of the Game 3, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Game 4, and much more.

NOTE: Cubs Postseason Live following Game 3 will also air on CSN+ just in case the Cubs game ends prior to the Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia game, which will be airing on the main CSN channel location. Viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete channel location details. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 (GAME 4)

6:00 PM – Cubs Postseason Live presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by CSN’s David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth, and featuring Cubs Hall of Fame legend Ryne Sandberg, this special ONE-HOUR, pre-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live will break down and preview Game 4 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, a pitching match-up and player analysis overview, a recap of Game 3, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney.

10:00 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postseason Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live, hosted by Kaplan and Hollandsworth, along with additional post-game analysis Sandberg, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of the Game 4, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Game 5, and much more.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 (GAME 5)

5:00 PM (note special start time)Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group – Hosted by CSN’s David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth, and featuring Cubs Hall of Fame legend Ryne Sandberg, this special ONE-HOUR, pre-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live will break down and preview Game 4 of the NLCS featuring numerous interviews, a pitching match-up and player analysis overview, a recap of Game 3, along with the latest on-field pre-game reports from Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney. NOTE: this pre-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live will also air on CSN+ at 6:00 PM. Viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete channel location details. 

10:00 PM (time approx.) Cubs Postseason Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois – An expanded post-game edition of Cubs Postseason Live, hosted by Kaplan and Hollandsworth, along with additional post-game analysis Sandberg, will feature Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, live locker room player interviews, a complete breakdown of the Game 5, plus, additional live on-field, post-game reports from Crull, a preview of Games 6 & 7 if necessary, and much more.

In addition to the comprehensive Cubs NLCS coverage on CSN, viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com throughout the playoffs even more comprehensive 24/7 coverage, including:

  • Live stream of Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s post-game press conferences.
  • “Cubs Pulse,” a one-stop social media and behind-the-scenes destination that reveals the latest real time trending topics, player buzz and expert insight from Twitter and Instagram.  Plus, “Cubs Pulse” aggregates all Cubs player tweets, along with fan tweets that utilize the hashtag #CubsTalk.
  • “Cubs In-Game Live,” – featuring STATS Inc.’s enhanced Game Zone real-time tracking system – is a second screen platform for PCs, tablets and mobile devices that combine state-of-the-art infographics, data visualization of real-time statistics and game info with rich social interactivity tied to CSN Chicago’s live game broadcasts.
  • Push Alerts: CSN Chicago will deliver Cubs push notifications for breaking team and player news, “Insider” reports, plus game reminder alerts via CSN Chicago’s SportsTalk app for iOS and Android devices.
  • CubsTalk, CSNChicago.com’s high-velocity, real-time, comprehensive Cubs playoffs news and opinion section featuring original commentary, reporting and aggregation. CubsTalk contains interactive content and continually updated insights from the network’s digital and on-air talent, which includes the #CubsTalk podcast.
  • CSNChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney will provide extensive team/player news, special feature stories, and much more throughout the NLCS. Follow him on Twitter @CSNMooney 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.  Follow @CSNCubs on Twitter for full team coverage, giveaways, fan photos and the very latest team news.
  • Cubs coverage on CSNChicago.com/Cubs is presented by Wintrust.

NOTE: CSN’s surrounding coverage details for Game 6 (Sat, Oct. 22 - if nec.) & Game 7 (Sun, Oct. 23 - if nec.) back at Wrigley Field, will be announced later this week.

Crosstown quiz: Which player or manager are you?

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Crosstown quiz: Which player or manager are you?

Ever wondered which Crosstown player or manager you are most like?

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NBC Sports Chicago employees volunteer at Michele Clark Magnet High School for Comcast Cares Day

NBC Sports Chicago employees volunteer at Michele Clark Magnet High School for Comcast Cares Day

Saturday is Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBC Universal’s signature day of community service.

In Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago teamed up with NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago for a day of volunteerism at Michele Clark Magnet High School in the Austin neighborhood. Employees teamed up to try to make a difference in a local community.

“This is one of the best days of the year for our network at NBC Sports Chicago because we get to partner with our friends at NBC5 and Telemundo Chicago to another great location,” NBC Sports Chicago senior director of communications Jeff Nuich said. “We are landscaping, we’re playing basketball with the kids, arts and crafts, but today really is about giving back.”

Charles Anderson, the principal of Michele Clark, noted how important it is to see someone from outside the Austin community show support for the students.

“This has been amazing for our students because this is now an opportunity for them to see that someone really does care outside of us,” Anderson said. “Sometimes they think only in the school, it’s just you guys, nobody else. Now they see that someone is out here that is caring for us with this.”

Volunteers participated in a variety of fun projects and activities that included educational entertainment, sports clinics, “be a buddy, not a bully” activities with children, building garden beds and more.

“It’s just a testament to the fact that we can all do great things together, said Calvin King, the executive director of Free Lunch Academy. “Things go from idea to manifestation, but it takes a team to get there and I think that Comcast Cares Day is a prime example.

“We care every day and we show it in different ways. Great events like this, at least on an annual basis, allow us to do it as a collective, but there are many things we can do as small groups or as individuals throughout the year.”

Watch the video above to see Comcast Cares Day in action.