<![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-usWed, 18 Jan 2017 06:57:06 -0600Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:57:06 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunds for Coach]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:55:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jamaican+Bobsled+Team.jpg
The climatologically challenged team is attempting to crowdfund a salary for a head coach for the next Olympic games in 2018 in PyeongChang, according to a GoFundMe page posted by the team's social media...

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<![CDATA[David Ross Talks About His New Role With the Cubs]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:45:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000021619638_1200x675_855573059740.jpg
Retired catcher David Ross developed quite a following with the Cubs, and his time on the North Side isn't done yet, as the team named him special assistant to baseball operations on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama's 12 Best Jokes During the Cubs' White House Visit]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:37:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631833486.png
The 2016 Chicago Cubs were hot nearly all season long - and at the White House ceremony honoring the World Series champs, President Obama's jokes were on fire.

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<![CDATA[Butler Uses Heckler as Motivation in Win Over Grizzlies]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:07:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620893754.jpg
We've all seen hecklers at sporting events, and while most of the time athletes tune them out, Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler did something even better: he shut the loud fan up.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Legends, Politicos on Hand for Team's White House Visit]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:35:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631833596.jpg
Chicago Cubs players and coaches were at the White House Monday to be honored by President Barack Obama, but legends from the team's past and various political dignitaries also showed up to see the unique...

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<![CDATA[8 Top Moments From the Cubs' White House Visit]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:17:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631834024.jpg
A World Series championship Chicago Cubs team hasn't visited the White House in 108 years. President Barack Obama made sure it was a memorable one.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Cubs Present Gifts to President Barack Obama]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:14:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631834018.jpg
In one of his final days in office, President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House Monday, and the team presented him with a slew of remarkable gifts.

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<![CDATA[Dexter Fowler Brings President Obama a Special Gift]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:25:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fowler-dexter-cubs-podium.jpg
What is it with Dexter Fowler and giving unbelievable presents?

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<![CDATA['Among Sox Fans, I Am Cubs' No. 1 Fan': Obama Honors Cubs]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:09:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631831536.jpg
Coming from a Chicago White Sox fan, it may have seemed like President Barack Obama's comments at the White House Monday were proof he has been converted to North Side fandom -- and the Cubs certainly thought...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Benched Soler for Lack of Hustle, McLeod Says]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:10:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jorge.png
One of Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s favorite sayings is “Respect 90,” but on Sunday it was revealed that one player didn’t always live up to the skipper’s expectations last season.]]>
<![CDATA[SD Companies Won't Move Chargers]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:23:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/Dean+Spanos+vs+Jacksonville.JPG
So the Chargers said they are going to move to Los Angeles. Now they actually have to MOVE to Los Angeles. Anyone who has ever moved before understands what an undertaking this is.
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<![CDATA[Opinion: Blackhawks Heading Into Statement Game Against Wild]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:09:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631417324.png
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned during Joel Quenneville's time with the Blackhawks, it’s that the regular season takes a back seat to the postseason, but that theory will face a challenge on Sunday night...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Convention: 3 Remaining Roster Questions for 2017]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:33:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-618093562.png
As the Cubs wrap up their annual fan convention, there are still a few interesting questions that need to be answered as the team prepares for the 2017 campaign.

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<![CDATA[Nick Schmaltz Recalled From Rockford IceHogs]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611916344.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are in desperate need of offensive firepower, and they dipped into their farm system to get it Saturday as they brought back forward Nick Schmaltz.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Anisimov In, Campbell Likely Out vs. Wild]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:25:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ARTEM+ANISIMOV1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov missed Saturday's practice due to illness, but the team got some good news on his condition ahead of their game Sunday vs. the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears Star Devin Hester Likely Retiring From NFL]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:14:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-451167859.png
A former Chicago Bears star had a monster game on Saturday, but after his new team lost, it appeared that he was getting ready to step away from the NFL.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Convention Headlines: Arrieta, Ross Steal the Show]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:24:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621155070.png
The Chicago Cubs celebrated their championship over the weekend at Cubs Convention, and we have all of the headlines that the team made while at the packed event.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cubs Announce Championship Ring Bearer Fan Contest]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:06:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621089704.png
The Cubs are offering 20 fans the chance to present a player or coach with their World Series championship ring during a ceremony at Wrigley Field through a new contest that is sure to inspire some creativity.

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<![CDATA[Minnesota Wild Apologize After 'Violent' Mascot Skit]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:18:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nordy+birthday+mn+wild+skit.png
Hockey fans are used to seeing some pretty brutal fights on the ice, but it’s usually between the players – not the mascots.

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<![CDATA[Jake Arrieta, Cubs Agree Strike Deal]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:59:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+arrieta+GettyImages-618480032.png
Jake Arrieta has agreed to a hefty contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Announce New Role for David Ross]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:45:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/david+ross+GettyImages-620135562.png
The team named the retired catcher lovingly known as "Grandpa Rossy" to the role of special assistant to baseball operations, the Cubs announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[The Internet Roasts the New LA Chargers Logo ]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:44:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chargers-dodgers.gif
When the Chargers organization announced the move to Los Angeles Thursday, they changed their logo on social media, and fans unleashed an all-out blitz.
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<![CDATA[Reports: Fowler, Chapman Will Join Cubs at White House]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:52:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-620750120.jpg
Even though they've signed free agent contracts with other teams, Dexter Fowler and Aroldis Chapman reportedly are planning to join their former Chicago Cubs teammates for an important date with the president...

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<![CDATA[Details Released on Cubs' Planned Visit to White House]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:50:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621152150.png
The Chicago Cubs were hoping to get to the White House for a visit with President Barack Obama, and according to NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern, the team got their wish.

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<![CDATA[Chargers Move to LA]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:40:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chargers-Fan-Sad-GettyImages-630777752.jpg
Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos announced the NFL team’s move to Los Angeles on Thursday, a change that had been discussed for months and dreaded by many in San Diego. "After much deliberation, I have made...

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<![CDATA[Video: Anthony Rizzo 'Shoots the Puck' at Blackhawks Game]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:38:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rizzo+shoot+the+puck.png
With Cubs Convention set to take place over the weekend, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is back in the Windy City and he made his way to the United Center for the Blackhawks’ win over the Red Wings on...

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<![CDATA[Cubs to Visit White House, Obama Monday]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:13:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621152150.png
The Chicago Cubs were hoping to get to the White House for a visit with President Barack Obama, and according to NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern, the team got their wish.

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<![CDATA[Biles, Raisman Ditch Leotards for Bikinis in New SI Issue]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:17:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/allysimone.jpg
The two gold medal-winning Olympians are ditching their leotards for slightly more revealing attire. Both women will appear in the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

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<![CDATA[Steelers Bring High-Powered Offense to Kansas City]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:30:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SteelersChiefs.jpg
A recovered Ben Roethlisberger brings a Steelers offense doing almost everything right into Kansas City on Sunday for a shot at the AFC championship game.The Steelers quarterback aggravated an old foot injury...]]>
<![CDATA[4 Blackhawks Named to NHL All-Star Game]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:20:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+kane+toews+GettyImages-493068540.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be well-represented at the NHL All-Star Game later this month, as four players, including Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, were named to the Central Division team.

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<![CDATA[Carli Lloyd Wins FIFA Best Player Award]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:03:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631342200.jpg
Lloyd beat Olympic gold medalist Melanie Behringer of Germany and five-time winner Marta of Brazil.

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<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo Wins FIFA Best Player Award ]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:53:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631342524.jpg
He beat runner-up and great rival Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual awards.

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<![CDATA[Charles Tillman Pens Heartfelt Letter on Chicago's Violence]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:12:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-138145189.png
Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman may not patrol the field in Chicago anymore, but the explosion of gun violence in the city has certainly caught his attention.

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