<![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 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:13:18 -0600 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:13:18 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Why Half-Marathons Are Booming]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:19:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-women-half-marathon.jpg
According to statistics from Running USA, half marathons are now one of the most popular race events in the country and women are leading the way in record-breaking participation numbers, making up 61-percent of...]]>
<![CDATA[First Quarter Report: Three Impressions of 2014-15 Blackhawks]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:04:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456992906.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through their season, and there are three impressions that fans should take away from those first 21 games.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks 4th-Most Valuable NHL team]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:42:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495205629.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won the Stanley Cup in 2014, but their franchise's valuation is still on the rise according to new numbers issued by Forbes Magazine.

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<![CDATA[Can Bears Slow Down Lions' Potent Passing Attack?]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:56:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459466318.jpg
The Detroit Lions have one of the league's best receiving tandems in Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, but can a banged up Chicago Bears secondary slow the duo down?

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<![CDATA[First Quarter Recap: Who is Blackhawks' MVP Thus Far? ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:29:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/458599266.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through the 2014-15 season, but who has been the team's MVP thus far?

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<![CDATA[Danault Sent Down to Rockford]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:07:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks sent center Phillip Danault back to Rockford on Monday, likely paving the way for Andrew Shaw to return to the lineup later this week.

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<![CDATA[Pieces of Wrigley Field Up For Sale]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:58:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/80913564.jpg
Looking for the perfect gift for a Cubs fan? Pieces of Wrigley Field that were removed during its renovation are now for sale.

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<![CDATA[Trestman Provides Little Clarity on Briggs, Fuller Injuries ]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:12:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/455467708.jpg
The Chicago Bears played well despite missing two key components of their defense Sunday, and Marc Trestman didn't exactly sound optimistic when discussing their injuries on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Defensive Line Makes Statement in Win Over Bucs]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:39:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459462040.jpg
The Chicago Bears' defensive line racked up five sacks and 12 tackles on Sunday afternoon as they made a huge statement against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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<![CDATA[11 Games In, Who Are the Bears?]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:34:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4594619302.jpg
Dan Hampton says the Chicago Bears still have time to turn their season around.

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<![CDATA[Looking Ahead to Bears-Lions]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:29:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009828451_1200x675_362933315695.jpg
The Chicago Bears take on Detroit on Thanksgiving.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Fans Express Gratitude]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:31:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009828409_1200x675_362933827692.jpg
Sports Sunday viewers answer the FanZone question: "What are you thankful for?"]]>
<![CDATA[Hampton: Thursday's Game Means Everything]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:31:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009828085_1200x675_362933827693.jpg
The Chicago Bears have won their last two games but they've got a formiddable opponent on Thanksgiving.]]>
<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs. Buccaneers]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:35:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459462954.jpg
The Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-13 at Soldier Field on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fall to Canucks]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:05:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/453537993.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks played their third game in four nights on Sunday, but Jannik Hansen ensured their winning streak would end as his hat trick lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 12]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:20:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459467122.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the twelfth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Look to Win Third Straight Road Game]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:39:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233150.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to go three-for-Canada on Sunday as they take on the Vancouver Canucks in British Columbia.

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<![CDATA[Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday Spotlight]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:55:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP747099438720.jpg
New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had a stand-out first season, and recalls that he has always been ready for the Sunday spotlight.

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<![CDATA[Third Quarter Surge Gives Bears Win Over Bucs]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:32:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459459704.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offense struggled out of the gate, but a 21-point third quarter explosion gave them a 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Buccaneers vs. Bears: Three Matchups to Watch ]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:47:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+mccown+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be taking on former head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but there are three matchups that are more interesting than the one happening on the sidelines. ]]>
<![CDATA[Danault to Make NHL Debut as Blackhawks Take on Oilers ]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:03:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/117271798.jpg
Antti Raanta will get his first start in net since Oct. 25, but the big story for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night will be a rookie center making his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers.

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<![CDATA[Chris Williams Out Sunday for Bears]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:08:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457897090.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have yet another new kick returner on Sunday, as Marc Mariani will replace the injured Chris Williams in the role.

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<![CDATA[Buffalo Bills Hitch Rides Aboard Snowmobiles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:53:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KRAIG+URBIK1.JPG
With Buffalo buried under mounds of snow, the Buffalo Bills had an added challenge getting its team to Detroit: How to get the players out of their driveways. Snowmobiles came to the rescue.

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<![CDATA[Kane Shows Flair for Dramatic Again in Blackhawks' Victory]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:45:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a tough time putting away the Calgary Flames Thursday night, but Patrick Kane was there to save the day as his game-winning goal got the circus trip off to a flying start.

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<![CDATA[Jose Canseco Pranks Everyone with Finger Hoax]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:56:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP565783519558.jpg
Turns out, Canseco will not be selling his appendage to the highest bidder—it was all just a prank.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Sharp on LTIR, Recall Danault]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:06:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a salary cap-saving move on Friday, placing Patrick Sharp on long-term injured reserve and recalling Phillip Danault from the Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores as Hawks Win 4-3]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks blew two different leads, but Patrick Kane's third period goal was enough as they scored a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Shaw to Miss Circus Trip Opener with Upper Body Injury]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:46:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting their circus trip on Thursday night, but they will be a bit short-handed as Andrew Shaw will miss the game with an upper body injury.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Find Consistency as Circus Trip Begins]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their circus trip on Thursday against the Calgary Flames, and they will be looking for some consistency on offense over the next six games.

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<![CDATA[Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Gets Own Bobblehead]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:23:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/77140787.jpg
Ivy and the hand-operated scoreboard are fixtures at Wrigley Field, but Chicago Cubs superfan Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers is as associated with the ballpark as anything else, and he now has the bobblehead to prove...

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<![CDATA[NHL All-Star Fan Voting Opens ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/138029743.jpg
With the NHL set to host its first All-Star Game since 2012, the league has opened fan voting to determine the first six players to make the rosters in Columbus.

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<![CDATA[Trailer Debuts for "Road to the NHL Winter Classic"]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:46:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475965333.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the ice January 1 against the Washington Capitals, and the trailer for the TV show that will profile their journey to the nation's capital has debuted.

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<![CDATA[Is Lovie Smith One of the Bears' Greatest Coaches? ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:51:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/833099691.jpg
Lance Briggs thinks so, but do Chicago Bears fans agree: is Lovie Smith one of the greatest coaches in team history?

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: Special Teams' Struggles Continue in Bears' Win]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459079700.jpg
The Chicago Bears' special teams unit has seen better days, and even in a win over the Minnesota Vikings they still struggled to avoid costly penalties and poor execution.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Rice in China to Promote NFL]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:33:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/rice-horz.jpg
San Francisco 49ers legendary wide receiver and NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice is in China trying to entice the world's most-populous country to tune into NFL football on every given Sunday, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:57:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg
The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place van Riemsdyk on LTIR]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:15:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were forced to make a slew of roster moves on Monday, including placing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk on Long-Term Injured Reserve.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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