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Chip Caray, the Cardinals’ TV voice, will call the Cards-Cubs game Sunday with Cubs analyst Jim Deshaies and Marquee Sports Network field reporter Elise Menaker. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.
New voice Rick Ball isn’t replacing Pat Foley. He’s replacing the guy whom fans didn’t widely accept. Ball gives the Hawks a do-over — though they should’ve had nothing to redo with Foley and Eddie Olczyk in the booth.
Word circulated earlier this week that the Hawks were speaking with announcers’ agents. When the Sun-Times reached out to the Hawks, the team didn’t respond until shortly before their announcement.
Where we’ll find the network is still in the works. CHSN plans to announce distribution agreements and other news through the summer. But who has the patience to wait that long? Let’s examine three ways things could go this fall.
Losing has “been absolutely hard,” Sox radio voice Len Kasper said, but he and partner Darrin Jackson are hitting stride through it all.
Replacing NBC Sports Chicago, CHSN said it will launch with agreements with cable, streaming and over-the-air providers, though it didn’t name any in its announcement.
The rookie is being asked to do what the 1985 team did to Chicago: Captivate.
The Bears have had plenty of forgettable seasons in the four decades since they won the Super Bowl. The fact they’ve climbed back to national relevance is a positive.
The Bears are going to Max out their television time.
Fictionalized series worth seeing for spot-on performances by Laurence Fishburne as Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Ed O’Neill as the boorish team owner.
The Bears were chosen for the HBO show for the first time since its launch in 2001.
Hell has frozen over. The Bears will be on “Hard Knocks.”
Walton starred for John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins before becoming a Hall of Famer and one of the biggest stars in basketball broadcasting.
The Basketball Hall of Famer and Grateful Dead superfan overcame many obstacles to become an unlikely broadcaster.
Kevin Cross, the president and general manager of NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago, personally began meeting with those affected Thursday. He’s focused on making sure employees land on their feet.
They’ll play the entire AFC South before facing an NFC North foe for the first time — in Week 11. They have a stretch of three consecutive home games followed by three consecutive road games. What gives?
The Sun’s win over the Fever on Tuesday drew an average of 2.1 million viewers on ESPN2, ESPN+ and Disney+. That topped ESPN’s previous mark of nearly 1.5 million viewers for a Mercury-Sun game on May 22, 2004, in Diana Taurasi’s rookie season.
Games will be shown locally on WCIU-TV, WMEU-TV and Marquee Sports Network.
Behind-the-scenes footage reveals how the Smashing Pumpkins frontman balances his wrestling business with music, parenthood and wedding planning.
ABC, ESPN+ series documents the joys, pressures of three stars during historic era for women’s college basketball.