<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 21 Oct 2017 07:55:16 -0500Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:55:16 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lester Tweets Message to Fans After Cubs' Loss]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:32:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cubs+Post_Byrne+-+23062318_29382901.jpg
Jon Lester has a message for Chicago Cubs fans as the team's 2017 season comes to an end.
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<![CDATA[Registration Opens Tuesday for 2018 BOA Chicago Marathon]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:50:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2017+chicago+marathon+getty.jpg
Just three weeks after the 2017 event, registration will be open as early as Oct. 24 for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Although different application types open on different dates, all applications...

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<![CDATA[Maddon Offers Heartfelt Congratulations to Dodgers]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:36:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000026259587_1200x675_1077871683755.jpg
Joe Maddon starts off his postgame press conference with a heartfelt congratulations to the Dodgers following the Cubs' season-ending loss in Game 5. ]]>
<![CDATA[Maddon on Lackey: 'I Think That Might Be It']]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:13:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000026259624_1200x675_1077818947564.jpg
Joe Maddon talks about his relationship with John Lackey and the possibility that the Cubs pitcher may not be back next season.]]>
<![CDATA[Maddon Addresses Players Who 'May Not Be Here Next Year']]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:12:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000026259616_1200x675_1077781571713.jpg
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the "emotional" moment he had with players who "may not be here next year." ]]>
<![CDATA[Maddon Addresses Players Who 'May Not Be Here Next Year']]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:10:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CUBS+DODGERS+NLCS+POSTGAME+GM+5+-+22413922_29381116.jpg
For some Chicago Cubs players, the end of the 2017 postseason isn’t just a goodbye for the winter break– it’s a goodbye to the Cubs.]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers Advance to World Series for 1st Time Since 1988]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-863241870.jpg
Enrique Hernandez hit three home runs, including a grand slam, as the Los Angeles Dodgers punched their ticket to the Fall Classic, defeating the Chicago Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night...

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Optimism Should Still Reign for Cubs Fans]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:56:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862925182.jpg
After a storybook 2016 season, the Chicago Cubs were unable to write a happy sequel, but that doesn't diminish an incredibly bright future.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Lands Top High School Recruit]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:25:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ayo+Dosunmu.png
One of the top high school players in the state of Illinois will keep his talents in-state, as Morgan Park standout Ayo Dosunmu has chosen where he will play college hoops.

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Season Ends in Blowout Loss to Dodgers]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:16:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-863220670.jpg
The Chicago Cubs' quest to become baseball's first repeat champion in nearly two decades is over, as they were eliminated from the postseason by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Teams Up With Nike for Charity]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LISNEAKERS.png
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has teamed up with Nike to celebrate the Pats Super Bowl LI victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Nike RKK Air Force 1 Flyknit is the fourth collaboration between...]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers vs. Cubs: Best Tweets of the NLCS]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:42:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-8629524381.jpg
The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are battling it out on the field, but fans are using social media to show off their joy, angst, and in all circumstances, their cleverness.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Set Game 5 Lineup vs. Dodgers]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862922518.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have already stayed alive twice in this postseason, and they’ll look to do it again on Thursday night when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS.

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Comeback Attempt Shares Connections With '04 Red Sox]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:28:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6132033341.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are still down three games to one in the NLCS despite winning Game 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, but they’re hoping that they can be a team that makes some history.

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<![CDATA[Maddon Makes Hilarious Threat After Game 4 Ejection]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:11:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862941620.jpg
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is generally known as a cool customer, but he went ballistic during Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta Confident Cubs Can Come Back in NLCS]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:44:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862915014.jpg
Jake Arrieta made quite an impression during what could be his final start as a member of the Chicago Cubs, but the bearded hurler isn’t ready to call it goodbye just yet.

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<![CDATA[What Baez Said to Himself Before 2 Home Runs in Game 4]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:46:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-862952438.jpg
Before Wednesday, Javier Baez had been 0-for-20 this postseason, failing to register a single base hit against either the Washington Nationals or Los Angeles Dodgers. But that all changed in a big way in Game 4...

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<![CDATA[Full Recovery Expected for Hayward After Injury in Celtics Debut]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:44:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/GettyImages-860330888.jpg
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said he expects Gordon Hayward to make a full recovery from the gruesome injury he suffered in Tuesday's season opener.Hayward underwent surgery Wednesday night,...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Beat Dodgers to Stay Alive in NLCS]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862918244.jpg
The Chicago Cubs staved off elimination and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS.

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<![CDATA[Baez Could Set New MLB Record in Game 4]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:17:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862568878.jpg
Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez is in the team’s starting lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night, and if he doesn’t manage to get a base hit, he has a chance to break a record he wants no part of.

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<![CDATA[Goodell: 'Everyone Should Stand for the National Anthem']]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RGoodell_FULL-150836042626100002.jpg
The NFL Commissioner stated "we believe everyone should stand for the national anthem" at a press conference Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane's Cup Winner in Running for Greatest NHL Moment]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:48:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-171460306.jpg
The NHL is holding a contest to determine the league's greatest moments, and the Chicago Blackhawks are well-represented on the list.

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<![CDATA[Wheaton, McManis Held Out of Bears Practice]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:28:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-156082999.jpg
The Chicago Bears are coming off of a victory on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but they’re also dealing with some injury issues coming out of that game.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Reveal Line Up vs. Dodgers in Game 4]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:07:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862607542.jpg
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be looking to avoid defeat for his team on Wednesday when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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<![CDATA[Schmaltz Expected Back on the Ice vs. Blues]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NickSchmaltz919.jpg
After a five-day layoff, the Chicago Blackhawks will be back on the ice Wednesday as they take on the St. Louis Blues, and they’ll have one of their most important players back with them.

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<![CDATA[LA's Transit System Trolls Cubs Fans on Social Media]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:27:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862607650.jpg
If trailing in the NLCS by three games wasn’t bad enough, even Los Angeles’ transit authority is taking shots at the Chicago Cubs.

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<![CDATA[Portis Suspended After Fight Leaves Mirotic Hospitalized]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:15:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/uspresswire-bulls-mirotic-portis.jpg
Bobby Portis has been suspended following his fight with teammate Nikola Mirotic, which left the forward hospitalized and "out indefinitely."

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<![CDATA[Olympic Gold Medalist Details Sexual Abuse by Team Doctor]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:18:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/McKaylaMaroneyfeuerherd.jpg
Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive...

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<![CDATA[Baez, Cubs' Twitter Account Have Fun Despite Game 3 Loss]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:12:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862603730.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are now trailing three games to none in the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but that's not stopping the team from having some fun.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Beat Cubs, Claim 3-0 Series Lead]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:13:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-862593988.jpg
The Chicago Cubs’ woes against the Los Angeles Dodgers continued unabated on Tuesday night, as they fell in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

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<![CDATA[Mirotic Hospitalized After Practice Fight]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:21:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-645419978.jpg
Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic could be sidelined for a while after an altercation with teammate Bobby Portis at practice.

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<![CDATA[School Band Shows Cubs Support With Amazing Performance]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:37:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-861759596.jpg
A group of school children in suburban Oak Park have shown their Chicago Cubs pride in the coolest way possible.

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<![CDATA[Olczyk to Call Blackhawks' Games This Week]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-154187845.jpg
For fans of Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, we have some really good news for you.

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<![CDATA[Joe Maddon Sets Cubs' Game 3 Lineup]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:17:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-861410584.jpg
After registering just seven hits in two games, the Chicago Cubs will try to get their bats going against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night in Game 3 of the NLCS.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Ticket Prices Plunge Ahead of Game 3]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:11:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479492060.png
The Chicago Cubs are facing a 2-0 series deficit in the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and their predicament means that resale ticket prices are falling ahead of Game 3 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Oldest Woman to Finish a Marathon Dies at 94]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:13:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Harriette-Thompson-Marathoner-2017.jpg
A nonagenarian who set a world record as the oldest woman to complete a full marathon has died, her family confirmed in a published report.Harriette Thompson, 94, smiled and laughed as she crossed the...

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<![CDATA[Joe Maddon Doesn't Care If You Disagree With Him]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:14:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CUBS+VS+DODGERS+NCLS+WORKOUT+DAY+-+15030325_29326217.png
Cubs manager Joe Maddon knows he’s received some harsh criticism for his bullpen choices in Game 2 against the Dodgers – and he doesn’t care.]]>