<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:51:53 -0500 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:51:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[War of the Words: Battle Heats Up Between SF, KC Librarians]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:07:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Juan+Marichal+and+Dan+by+Jim+Hart.jpg
The war of words is heating up between two public libraries 1,500 miles apart, as dueling librarians do their part to boost their hometown baseball team's quest to win the World Series

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<![CDATA[Ditka Criticizes Bears, Trestman for Rotating Captaincy ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:45:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bc901e77851e4d74b758d5a778eb4b88.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been rotating captains this season, and former coach Mike Ditka thinks that is part of the reason for the locker room turmoil the team finds itself embroiled in.

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<![CDATA[Crawford to Miss Upcoming Road Trip ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456957794.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford won't be making the team's road trip this week, missing games against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Kane, Raanta Lead Hawks to Victory]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:54:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457629866.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks reeled off their fourth win in five games Tuesday, but which player was more crucial to their success: Patrick Kane or Antti Raanta?

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Briggs Left Locker Room During Yelling Match]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs wasn't in the lineup Sunday, and he wasn't in the locker room either during Brandon Marshall's impassioned speech following the team's loss to Miami.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ground Flyers in 4-0 Win ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:30:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457623210.jpg
Antti Raanta was perfect in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA["Polite" Librarians Talk World Series Smack]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:59:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lib-th.jpg
You know things are getting intense when public librarians begin talking smack about the World Series. In a series of back-and-forth tweets, the city librarians in San Francisco and Kansas City began...
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<![CDATA[Cowboys Waive Michael Sam]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GERRY_MCCARTHY__1409761483_39578161-620x503.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam from the team's practice squad.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Goal Horn Rated as Best in NHL]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182647.jpg
Whenever the Chicago Blackhawks score, "Chelsea Dagger" pulsates through the United Center speakers, and Sports Illustrated showed its love of the tradition by ranking it the best goal celebration song in...

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<![CDATA[Crawford Out vs. Flyers, Raanta to Start]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:05:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/456992758.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been stellar so far this season, but he'll be watching from the press box Tuesday as an injury will force him to miss the game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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<![CDATA[Line Shuffle Continues as Versteeg Joins Second Line]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/486345985.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to get their offense going again as Joel Quenneville has put Kris Versteeg on the second line in his latest line shuffle.

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<![CDATA[Marshall Calls Bears' Loss to Dolphins "Unacceptable" ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:01:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/0d7d41844dbe412a83e1a1217ad964dc.jpg
The Chicago Bears' loss to the Miami Dolphins is forcing the team to take stock of where they are, and wide receiver Brandon Marshall is among those most vocal, calling the defeat "unacceptable."

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<![CDATA[Dolphins vs. Bears: Three Phase Report Card ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:40:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/bears+dolphins+getty30.jpg
In our weekly grading of how the Chicago Bears did, we examine the offensive struggles and defensive lapses that led to Sunday's loss against the Miami Dolphins.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Long Walks Back Criticism of Fans Monday]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:05:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/456282376.jpg
After Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears lineman Kyle Long called fans booing the team at halftime "unacceptable." On Monday, he walked back those comments in a radio interview.

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<![CDATA[Hampton: Coach Trestman is on "Shakey Ground"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:58:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009317234_1200x675_345244227542.jpg
10/19/14: Bears Hall of Famer takes Chicago Bears head coach to task after embarrassing loss to Miami Dolphins.]]>
<![CDATA[Who is Leading the Bears?]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:50:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009317145_1200x675_345239619554.jpg
10/19/14: Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton says Brandon Marshall is trying to be the leader of the team at a time when the coaches are failing to hold players accountable.]]>
<![CDATA[Viewers Respond: Why Can't Bears Win at Home?]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:50:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009317046_1200x675_345240131654.jpg
10/19/14: Sports Sunday viewers take to Facebook and Twitter to answer FanZone question.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Offense Collapses Against Dolphins]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:45:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009316999_1200x675_345239619558.jpg
10/19/14: Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton analyzes the Chicago Bears' offensive lineup after a brutal loss to Miami.]]>
<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's Central Division Power Rankings: Week 2]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:07:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks topped the rankings last week, but after their first loss of the season, can they maintain that position this time around?

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 7]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:38:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457509990.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the seventh week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs. Dolphins]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:24:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/bears+dolphins+getty2.jpg
The Chicago Bears came into Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins looking to win for the first time at home this season, but those plans went up in smoke as they dropped a lackluster 27-14 decision on...

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<![CDATA[Bears Look Listless in 27-14 Loss to Dolphins]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/bears+dolphins+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears had a huge win last week, but the momentum completely evaporated early as the Miami Dolphins seized a 27-14 win on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[3 Stars: Toews, Oduya Key as Hawks Down Predators]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:32:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/456942532.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks outshot the Nashville Predators by a wide margin, but it took a sparkling two-way play by Jonathan Toews to deliver them a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[OT Goal Gives Blackhawks 2-1 Victory Over Predators]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:24:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks scored on their first and last shots of the game Saturday night, and it was enough to give them a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.

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<![CDATA["War Machine" Attempts Suicide: PD]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:54:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/War-Machine-vegas-MMA.jpg
Professional mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver, who is accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend and one of her male friends, tried to commit suicide in a Las...

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Sidney Crosby Emulating Patrick Kane]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495442373.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane has some of the best stick-handling skills in the NHL, and center Sidney Crosby is looking to emulate his skills.

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<![CDATA[Is Matt Forte a Hall of Famer? ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455515072.jpg
The Chicago Bears have had some great running backs, but will Matt Forte be among the few that will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Waive Kyle Cumiskey, Trim Roster to 22]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks kept Kyle Cumiskey out of training camp as an insurance policy on the blue line, but with news that the team has waived him, what is the next step?

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<![CDATA[McNabb Calls Cutler "Tony Romo of the Midwest" ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:57:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Donovan+MCNabb+Waves+to+Fans.jpg
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb had some strong words for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, calling him the "Tony Romo of the Midwest" in an interview Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Prospects Russell, Vogelbach Struggling in Arizona Fall League]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:44:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/479187143.jpg
The Chicago Cubs sent seven prospects to this year's Arizona Fall League, but so far shortstop Addison Russell and first baseman Dan Vogelbach have struggled at the plate for the Mesa Solar Sox.

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<![CDATA[Hossa Misses Practice, but Should Play Wednesday vs. Flames]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:44:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456992906.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa didn't practice with the team Tuesday, but head coach Joel Quenneville said that his winger should be in the lineup when they take on Calgary on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[First Look: Dolphins vs. Bears ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4540276842.jpg
The Chicago Bears will look for their first home win of the season when they take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and we have a first look at what the Bears will have to focus on as they prepare for the game.

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<![CDATA[Carcillo Discusses the Decline of Enforcers in NHL ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:17:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo had some interesting thoughts on the decline of the enforcer in the NHL, but is his role all it's cracked up to be?

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