<![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 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:54:58 -0500 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:54:58 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Antti Raanta ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:01:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have Corey Crawford firmly established as their starting goaltender, but Antti Raanta showed some flashes of brilliance in the 2013-14 season.

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<![CDATA[Kendricks, Funchess Should Have Bears Taking Notice]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:59:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/454378782.jpg
The Chicago Bears won't know where they'll be picking in the 2015 NFL Draft for at least four months, but in our debut edition of Saturday Standouts, we discuss players that they could end up targeting.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: AFC South ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:56:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/488824603.jpg
The Indianapolis Colts are one of the top teams in the AFC, but can they fend off the hard charging Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans? We examine that question in our AFC South preview.

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<![CDATA[49ers' Ray McDonald Arrested]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:44:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/MCDONALD_leaves_jail.jpg
The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the...

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<![CDATA[White Sox Honor JRW at U.S. Cellular Field]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:16:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/194*120/454397510.jpg
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are introduced individually at a Millennium Park rally as the crowd cheers them on.

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<![CDATA[Could Major Wright Make a Return to the Bears? ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:30:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/454593049.jpg
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut loose safety Major Wright on Saturday, and with M.D. Jennings likely out for the Chicago Bears, could the former Bear make a return to the Windy City?

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<![CDATA[Bears Set 53-Man Roster Saturday ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:18:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453981648.jpg
The Chicago Bears finished off their 53-man roster on Saturday, with Chris Williams and Eben Britton among the notable final cuts made by the team.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: AFC North ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:21:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP93097597726%281%29.jpg
Grizzly Detail's NFL preview marches on as we take a look at the AFC North. Can Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals grab another division title, or will Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers...

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<![CDATA[White Sox to Honor JRW Saturday, Donate $20,000 to Team]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:55:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JRW_stage_Igram.jpg
Special pregame ceremony to be held before game.

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<![CDATA[Cubs to Host Jackie Robinson West on Labor Day]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:25:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/float-llws.jpg
U.S. Little League World Series champions will throw out ceremonial first pitch and lead 7th inning stretch.

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<![CDATA[Mo'ne Davis Celebrates With JRW in Chicago]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mone_Davis_JRW.jpg
Operation Rainbow PUSH Coalition flew in popular Philadelphia pitcher for events celebrating Jackie Robinson West's Little League World Series success.]]>
<![CDATA[Donor Helps Homeless JRW Family]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:47:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jaheim_Benton.jpg
Special pregame ceremony to be held before game.]]>
<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: AFC West ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP836051022041_0.jpg
While the Chicago Bears won't be playing against the AFC West division this season, the battle between Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Alex Smith's Kansas City Chiefs will be one to keep an eye on.

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<![CDATA[49ers' Aldon Smith Out for 9 Games]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:24:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aldon-smith-preason-2014.jpg
The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the 2014 season for violating the league's policies on substance abuse and personal...

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<![CDATA[5 Questions: CSN Chicago's Nina Falcone]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:26:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/450709816.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are less than three weeks away from beginning training camp, and we discussed their salary cap situation, Brad Richards, and more with CSN Chicago's Nina Falcone.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Johnny Oduya ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+v+kings+6.jpg
Our player evaluation series continues on Friday as we examine the season of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya.

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<![CDATA[Bears Roster Begins to Take Shape as Cuts Roll In]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:58:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/jordan+lynch+bears+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears have until Saturday afternoon to trim their roster down to 53 players, and Grizzly Detail is keeping you updated on which players are staying, and which ware leaving.

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<![CDATA[Santonio Holmes Looms Large in Bears Loss]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:57:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_Santonio.jpg
Browns beat Bears 33-13.

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<![CDATA[Frank Thomas Breaks Ground on Suburban Restaurant]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:34:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/frank-thomas_statue.jpg
Hall of Fame former White Sox player plans Big Hurt Brewhouse sports bar and restaurant.]]>
<![CDATA[Reds Steal 7-2 Win Over Cubs]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:53:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Cubs_2014_55.jpg
Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Browns: 5 Questions to Answer ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:17:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453788746.jpg
The Chicago Bears have some questions that still need to be answered, and we take a look at five of the most pressing as they enter their final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Browns: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453981648.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be taking on the Cleveland Browns to wrap up the preseason on Thursday night, and even though the team's starters won't be playing much, there are still several players worthy of...

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: NFC East ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP122193241525.jpg
Grizzly Detail continues our look at the upcoming NFL season by predicting just how many games Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles will win the NFC East by.

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<![CDATA[Abreu Leads Sox Over Indians]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/White_Sox_46.jpg
Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high, seven-game losing streak.

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<![CDATA[USC Player Suspended for Lie]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:21:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/USC+Josh+Shaw.jpg
Holding his firstborn child in his arms should be the happiest time of Derek Ellison’s life. But seeing the baby’s mother in his son’s face brings a mix of emotions – a feeling he describes as "a gift and...

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<![CDATA[Marvin Freeman Talks Baseball, JRW]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:04:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB_Starvin_Marvin_15426100_1200x675_322601027631.jpg
Former White Sox player Marvin Freeman talks to NBC5's Peggy Jusinski about the impact Jackie Robinson West has had on Chicago and the future of youth baseball in the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Harold Baines: JRW Could Inspire Youth Baseball Revival]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:40:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008571723_1200x675_322560067916.jpg
White Sox Hitting Coach Harold Baines talks to NBC5's Peggy Kusinski about how the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars could inspired younger children to play baseball.]]>
<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: NFC South ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP769836197521.jpg
Grizzly Detail continues its NFL preview today with our look at the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints are locked and loaded, but which other team will step up in a big way this season?

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<![CDATA[Rockford IceHogs 2014-15 Schedule Released]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:32:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/490146297.jpg
The Rockford IceHogs finally released their 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday, and we have five games that you should check out if you want to make the trip west to catch a game.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Examining Brad Richards' Potential]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:48:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP547409318630.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be shuffling around their line combinations, but what can they expect from new center Brad Richards?

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<![CDATA[Williams: "It's Been A While Since We've Had Anything to Celebrate About"]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:47:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008570305_1200x675_322503235715.jpg
Kenny Williams speaks at Jackie Robinson West Parade rally at Millennium Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Marathon Training Tips: Mental and Physical Balance]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:11:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Marathon_tips_8-26.jpg
Dr. Philip Skiba discusses the importance of having mental focus as well as the physical aspects of training for a marathon.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Sky Advance to WNBA Eastern Conference Finals]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Elena-Delle-Donne1.jpg
Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter, including the winning jumper with 8.4 seconds left, as the Chicago Sky rallied from 20 points down to beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 on...

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<![CDATA[Jackie Robinson West Rally, Parade Route]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:13:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JRW_nevada.jpg
Jackie Robinson West is one game away from the U.S. Championship Game at the Little League World Series, and thanks to the generosity of MLB players like Carl Crawford, their families are along for the ride.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Joakim Nordstrom ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:50:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joakim+Nordstrom.JPG
Our series of Chicago Blackhawks player evaluations continues today with forward Joakim Nordstrom, who will be looking at grabbing a fourth line role with the team this fall.]]>