<![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 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:22:31 -0500 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:22:31 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: 5 Teams Approached Blackhawks About Kane Trade ]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:29:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477271848.jpg
According to a new report, at least five teams have approached the Chicago Blackhawks about a Patrick Kane trade if the team decides to move on from the star winger.

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<![CDATA[Lance Briggs Retires, Joins CSN's Bears Coverage]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:42:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1202331612.jpg
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday afternoon after 12 seasons and seven Pro Bowl appearances.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Re-Sign Nordstrom to 1-Year Deal ]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:38:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joakim+nordstrom42.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks added to their forward depth Wednesday afternoon as they signed forward Joakim Nordstrom to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[2014 Marathon Economic Impact Exceeded $250M: Survey]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:54:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-457114510.jpg
The event was able to bring $102.2 million to the city in 2014 through tourism, according to the study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications...]]>
<![CDATA[Fighter Ronda Rousey Accepts NJ Marine's Ball Invite]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:17:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480821508.jpg
Ronda Rousey said she'd take a night off from kicking and punching to dance and twirl at a Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Rousey, 28 — the reigning MMA superstar and actress — accepted an invitation from

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<![CDATA[LA Selected as U.S. Candidate for 2024 Olympics]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:43:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/09-01-2015-olympics-la-1984-GettyImages-491337875.jpg
Los Angeles was selected Tuesday as the U.S. bid city for the 2024 Olympics. With Boston bowing out earlier this year, the LA City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposal to authorize Mayor Eric...

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<![CDATA[Playoff-Hopeful Cubs Get OF Austin Jackson From Seattle]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:38:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-485034424.jpg
The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners on Monday, boosting their depth for their run at a possible playoff spot.

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:01:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/topSports-GettyImages-485604956.jpg
Click to see dramatic game action photos from professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball and more.

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<![CDATA[Ricketts: 'We Don't Want to Get Ahead of Ourselves']]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:28:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-479838392.jpg
The owner of the Chicago Cubs responded after Jake Arrieta threw an historic no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night, congratulating the pitcher but also warning fans not to think too far ahead. ]]>
<![CDATA[Young Bears Fan Names Brain Tumor 'Aaron Rodgers']]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:49:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1-1-1-483903152.jpg
Miguel Reyes, of Elkhart, Indiana, has a brain tumor that causes him to have seizures, according to The Elkhart Truth. The 14-year-old receives support from his former teacher Peg Kelly, who is a Green...

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<![CDATA[Hester Criticizes Cutler's Approach in New Interview ]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:23:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/devin+hester+falcons.jpg
Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester had some critical words for quarterback Jay Cutler in an interview Monday.

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<![CDATA[Sox Fan Buries World Series Champions Hat at Wrigley]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wrigley+field+view.jpg
One White Sox fan may have jinxed — or perhaps reverse jinxed — the Cubs this year by burying a Sox treasure at Wrigley Field.

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<![CDATA[10 Interesting Facts About Arrieta's No-Hitter]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/GettyImages-486015368.jpg
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta became just the 14th player in team history to throw a no-hitter, and we have ten interesting facts about his historic achievement.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta, Cubs Rock Pajamas After No-Hitter Sunday]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:39:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-486027192.jpg
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta found a unique way to celebrate his no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, sporting mustache pajamas as part of a team pajama party put together by Joe Maddon.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta Throws No-Hitter in 2-0 Cubs Victory ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:40:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-486005752.jpg
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw the 14th no-hitter in team history on Sunday night in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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<![CDATA[Bears Release Former Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:06:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tim+jennings+released.jpg
In a surprising move, the Chicago Bears released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings.

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<![CDATA[Braves Fan Fell to His Death Doing 'Favorite Things': Family]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:35:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_400180067339.jpg
The Atlanta Braves fan who died after falling from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game was doing what he loved when his life ended abruptly, his family said Sunday. Gregory Murrey, 60, landed in an area...

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: Bushrod, Ratliff Issues Could Hurt Bears ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:29:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jay+cutler+bengals+bears.jpg
After every Chicago Bears game, we break down our thoughts on what we saw and what it could mean for the team's future in our Grizzly Details recap.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Will Hold Pajama Party on Flight Back to Chicago]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:01:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joe+maddon+getty.jpg
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is willing to think outside of the box when it comes to motivating his team, and on Sunday he'll break out another trick as he hosts a pajama party on the team's flight home from...

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail Report Card: Bears vs. Bengals]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:50:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+bengals+4.jpg
The Chicago Bears struggled in just about every area of the game in their 21-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, and to help break down the carnage, we present our first report card of...

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<![CDATA[Ratliff Suffers Ankle Injury in Bears' Loss ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+injuries+bengals.jpg
The Chicago Bears may have lost 21-10 on the scoreboard Saturday night, but they suffered even bigger losses on their roster as a host of solid contributors went down with injuries.

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<![CDATA[Bengals Beat Bears 21-10 ]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+bengals+3.jpg
The Chicago Bears dealt with injuries and poor play all over the field on Saturday night as they fell 21-10 to the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason action.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Bengals: 5 Players to Watch]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:49:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+bengals+1.jpg
The Chicago Bears will play their most important game of the preseason on Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, and we have five players that you need to watch in the contest.

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<![CDATA[IndyCar Racer Justin Wilson Remembered at Race]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gettyimages-170552690-justin-wilson-dies.jpg
A moment of silence was observed in memory of Justin Wilson prior to the start of the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers' Vin Scully Will Return ]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:18:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2015-08-28+at+7.49.21+PM.png
Vin Scully, the Dodgers' longtime broadcaster, will return next season to call the team's games, ABC Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel revealed to fans via video message Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

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<![CDATA[University of Illinois' Head Football Coach Fired]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-458251988+%281%29.jpg
University of Illinois' head football coach Tim Beckman was dismissed Friday following allegations of player mistreatment.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney in Trade]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:12:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/GettyImages-454740592.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are rolling the dice with another veteran bullpen arm as they acquired reliever Fernando Rodney in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Files Suit Against Bulls Star Derrick Rose]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:17:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/GettyImages-458331240.jpg
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, claiming he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her.

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<![CDATA[Report: McDonald Indicted on Rape Charges]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:03:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/th-may-25-ray-mcdonald-mug.jpg
Former San Francisco 49'ers and Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald was indicted on rape charges in Santa Clara, California, according to a report.]]>