<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:31:13 -0600 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:31:13 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bill Nye Knocks Belichick]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:59:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/billnye.jpg
The writers of "Saturday Night Live" weren't the only ones taking a shot at the New England Patriots' explanation for the deflategate controversy over the weekend. Bill Nye dished up his expert opinion as...

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<![CDATA[NFL Launches YouTube Channel]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:48:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/77248493.jpg
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most...

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<![CDATA[Kane, Roenick Take "Best Selfie Ever" ]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:43:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was busy playing in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, but Jeremy Roenick made sure to take a selfie with the star during an in-game interview.

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<![CDATA[Toews Racks Up Five Points as Team Toews Wins ASG]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:38:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/462185766.jpg
Jonathan Toews capped off his weekend as an All-Star captain by scoring a goal and dishing out four assists as his team secured a 17-12 win over Team Foligno Sunday night in the NHL All-Star Game.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Versteeg on LTIR]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:06:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a roster move on Sunday night, assigning Kris Versteeg to long-term injured reserve and recalling Dennis Rasmussen from Rockford.

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Died After Heart Attack: Attorney]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:31:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
In a press conference with Liz Banks, the wife of Ernie Banks, the family attorney said the baseball player died of a heart attack.

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<![CDATA[Kane Bests Toews in Skills Competition ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:10:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/462102216.jpg
Boosted by Patrick Kane's victory over Jonathan Toews in accuracy shooting, Team Foligno won Saturday night's All-Star Skills Competition by a score of 25-19.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Play Wild in 2016 Outdoor Game ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:18:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475965333.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be heading outdoors again next season, as they will take on the Minnesota Wild at TCF Bank Stadium in 2016.

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<![CDATA[World Cup of Hockey to Take Place in 2016]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:45:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bettman-gary.jpg
The NHL and NHLPA announced a new World Cup of Hockey tournament on Saturday, saying that the event will take place in September 2016 in Toronto.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Square Off in Accuracy Shooting Event]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:26:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane+Toews.jpg
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are on opposite teams at the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, and the duo will face off in Accuracy Shooting at Saturday's Skills Competition.

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<![CDATA["Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks Remembered]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:38:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ernie-Banks-Chicago-Cubs.jpg
Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who passed away Friday at the age of 83, is remembered by fans across the country and in Wrigleyville.

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<![CDATA[Foligno vs. Toews: How Each Team Should Line Up Sunday]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:43:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/462023210.jpg
Nobody asked us, but we thought it would be fun to play the role of Darryl Sutter and Peter Laviolette and select our ideal lineups for Team Toews and Team Foligno for Sunday's NHL All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[Life and Times of Ernie Banks]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:18:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ernie_banksP11.jpg
Ernie Banks is a baseball legend, the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs and the first black manager in Major League Baseball. He is known for his skills at bat and in the field, as well as his...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Face a Test in Seahawks' Read-Option]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:19:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/russwillsea.jpg
Wilson led all quarterbacks in rushing in 2014 and averaged 7.2 yards per carry

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Passes Away at 83]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:06:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub" and for his iconic catchphrase "Let's Play Two" has passed away at the age of 83.

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<![CDATA[Bears Hire Loggains as Quarterbacks Coach ]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:38:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/124640992.jpg
The Chicago Bears may not have Jay Cutler back in the fold next season, but they did decide on a quarterback coach Friday night as they announced the hiring of Dowell Loggains for the position.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Kane Go Head-to-Head in All-Star Draft ]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:12:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/170892894.jpg
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were already slated to be on separate teams for the NHL All-Star Game, but Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith will also be lining up on opposite sides of the ice after Friday night's...

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<![CDATA[Reports: Ted Lilly Charged with Insurance Fraud]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:02:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/102937572.jpg
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly pleaded not guilty to three counts of insurance fraud earlier this week, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Predators, Jets Striving to Keep Blackhawks from Central Title]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:12:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/462026654.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks aren't defending Central Division champions, and they're not in first place at the All-Star Break, but players within the division still look at them as the team to beat.]]>
<![CDATA[Seabrook, Crawford Trying to Enjoy First All-Star Game]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:04:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492003357.jpg
While guys like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have been to the All-Star Game before, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford are focused on taking it all in as they prepare to make their debut in the midseason...]]>
<![CDATA[Ravens' Cody Being Investigated]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:41:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Terrence+Cody+157365657.jpg
Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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<![CDATA[NFL Patriots Probe ]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:05:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-footballs-AP339355819322.jpg
The New England Patriots used footballs that were under-inflated in the first half of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, evidence so far in the National Football League's...

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<![CDATA[Putting Balls To The Test]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:28:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_deflatedballs0122001_1500x845.jpg
University of Indianapolis football players take part in experiment to demonstrate the potential advantages of a partially deflated ball.]]>
<![CDATA[Inmate Vows $88B Suit for "Gross Stupidity" After Cowboys "Stolen" Victory]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:59:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/terry-hendrix.jpg
A prison inmate still reeling from the Dallas Cowboys' playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers has decided to take action to remedy to defeat, announcing intent to sue NFL officials for $88 billion for "gross...

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<![CDATA[Blount: From Unemployed to Starring Role]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:39:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blountbakpat.jpg
Blount returned to New England, where he played well in 2013, to give the Patriots a powerful force in their running game

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<![CDATA[Bears' Tony Medlin In Charge of Super Bowl Footballs: Report]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:58:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/footballs-night-generic.jpg
With concerns over the “Deflategate” controversy making headlines ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, it appears the fate of footballs for the highly anticipated game will be left in the hands of the Chicago Bears...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Super Bowl 2015 Teasers, Commercials]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:46:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-01-22+at+11.36.10+AM.png
The Super Bowl 2015 commercial madness has already begun.
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<![CDATA[Brady: "I Didn't Alter the Ball"]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:24:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-presser-thumb-AP210855816629.jpg
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he "didn't alter the ball in any way" at a Thurday afternoon press conference amid the "Deflategate" controversy. "I feel like I've always played within...

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<![CDATA[Project Near UC Could Pave Way For New 'Hawks Facility]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:56:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/494195081.jpg
A new office building for employees of the United Center will rise just to the east of the stadium by the fall of next year, officials announced Thursday. But that construction project could be just one step to...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Coach: "No Explanation" for "Deflategate"]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:37:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bill-belechick-deflate-presser-AP145710954535.jpg
Amid an NFL investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick said at a press conference, "I...

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<![CDATA[ESPN Sues Notre Dame Over Open Records Request]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:05:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/157220308.jpg
ESPN has filed a lawsuit against University of Notre Dame, alleging the school is violating Indiana's public record laws by withholding police incident reports about possible campus crimes involving certain...

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<![CDATA[5 Super Story Lines Heading into Super Bowl XLIX]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:32:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/dapatsduo.jpg
Seattle, New England last met in 2012, when Seahawks rallied for a close victory

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<![CDATA[Bears Hire Adam Gase as OC ]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:52:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459468754.jpg
Originally interviewed for the team's head coaching position, Adam Gase has reportedly accepted an offer from the Chicago Bears to be their new offensive coordinator.

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