<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 18:43:05 -0500Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:43:05 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[What Makes a Triple Crown-Winning Horse?]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:23:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480966886.jpg
"The 37-year wait is over! American Pharaoh is finally the one! American Pharaoh has won the Triple Crown!"Those words from famed horse racing announcer Larry Collmus at the Belmont Stakes last year marked the...

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<![CDATA[10 Players the Bears Could Target on Day 2 of NFL Draft]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:53:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears1.png
The Chicago Bears hold two picks on Day Two of the NFL Draft, but who will they take? We bring up 10 possibilities for the Monsters of the Midway.]]>
<![CDATA[Analysis: Leonard Floyd Completes Bears' Linebacker Overhaul]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:50:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-181454916.jpg
The Chicago Bears could have three new linebackers for the 2016 season after they drafted Leonard Floyd out of Georgia. So what exactly will he bring to the Bears?

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<![CDATA[Rams Open Draft in Chicago by Selecting Jared Goff]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:16:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/525600350-nfl-draft-2016-chicago.jpg
The NFL Draft in Chicago is officially underway on Thursday night, as the Los Angeles Rams have selected quarterback Jared Goff with the number one overall pick.

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<![CDATA[Best Style Moves from the NFL Draft Red Carpet]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:07:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-525682684-elliott.jpg
See all the best shots from the 2016 NFL Draft red carpet in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft Live Blog: First Round]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:59:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/draft+town+GettyImages-525624154.jpg
On Thursday evening, the Los Angeles Rams will go on the clock as they kick off the 2016 NFL Draft, live from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Among Most Profitable Franchises in Sports]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:24:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4549566741.jpg
In a new ranking of the most profitable franchises in sports, the Chicago Bears have flexed their financial muscles once again.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft: Schedule of Events for Thursday in Draft Town]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:21:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471750456.jpg
The NFL Draft is set to kick off on Thursday, and fans can expect a lot of fun events and activities throughout Draft Town.

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<![CDATA[11 Players the Chicago Bears Could Target With 11th Pick]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+nfl+draft.jpg
The Chicago Bears hold the 11th pick in the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, and we have 11 players the team could potentially target.

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<![CDATA[Kentucky Derby: Test Your Horse Race Knowledge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_522153153543.jpg
The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held May 7 at Churchill Downs, featuring spectacular hats, plenty of bourbon and some of the fastest thoroughbreds in the world.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Place Miguel Montero on 15-Day Disabled List]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:15:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-485020572.jpg
The injury bug has bitten the Chicago Cubs again, as catcher Miguel Montero has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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<![CDATA[LaRoche Tweets Reminder About ‘Take Your Child to Work’]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:33:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LaRoche.png
Former Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche took to Twitter to remind people to take advantage of being able to take their kids to work Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Cubs, White Sox Making History With Hot Starts]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:17:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+sox.png
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox are both off to hot starts, and if previous history is any indication, then both clubs have a real shot at a championship.

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Fails to Earn Vezina Trophy Nomination]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:04:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crawford+GettyImages-506091184.jpg
The NHL revealed the three nominees for the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night, and Chicago Blackhawks fans will not be happy with the three players selected.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Game Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:21:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Wrigley+Field+Bleachers2.jpg
Wednesday's Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field was postponed due to inclement weather, according to a release from the team.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Hoop Team Named]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:16:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2016++Olympic+sue+bird.jpg
The 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team will have a strong connection to the University of Connecticut.UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is the head coach of the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this...

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<![CDATA[Arrieta Assails 'Idiots' Who Accuse Him of Steroid Use]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:17:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ArrietaThrows.jpg
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta has a remarkable transformation story, but he had strong words for those that accuse him of using illegal means to achieve his success.]]>
<![CDATA[Blues' Organist Delivers 'Chelsea Dagger' to Blackhawks After Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:24:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-524252222.jpg
Normally when the Chicago Blackhawks hear the song "Chelsea Dagger," it means the team scored a goal. On Monday night, the tune took on a whole different meaning in St. Louis.

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Join in Olympic Fever 100 Days Out]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:01:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gymnasts-olympics.jpg
The Rio Olympics are 100 days off, and the buzz is all about who will represent Team USA. While many athletes have earned their spots and a chance to bring home the gold, others will be vying for a place on the...

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<![CDATA[Fans React to Disappointing Game 7 Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:04:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000017521912_1200x675_673839683576.jpg
“There’s always next year” wasn't something we were prepared to have to say about our Chicago Blackhawks Monday night. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Team Wants Supreme Court to Take Trademark Case]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:42:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-453831984.jpg
The Washington Redskins want the Supreme Court to take up their trademark battle with the government over whether their name is offensive, which could jeopardize whether the team can make money from the...

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<![CDATA[Quest for Cup Comes to Early End: Hawks Eliminated in Game 7]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:08:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Kane1.png
The St. Louis Blues have eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks from the playoffs with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Blues: Three Keys to a Game 7 Victory]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:29:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+bluesGettyImages-521056044.jpg
Players dream of playing in a Game 7, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to finish off an impressive comeback as they take on the St. Louls Blues on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Feats of Architecture: 11 Summer Olympic Stadiums]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:49:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508730980-nrazil.jpg
Cities that host the Olympics spend millions or billions of dollars building stadiums. The Bird's Nest in Beijing is among the most unique, but all of them are impressive. Take a look at venues from the...

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<![CDATA[Teuvo Teravainen Will Play in Game 7 vs. Blues]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Teuvo+Teravainen.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will have Teuvo Teravainen in their lineup in Game 7 after the winger was absent from morning skate before Monday's game.

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<![CDATA[How Have the Blackhawks Fared in Game 7 Action?]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks1.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have played in four Game 7's under head coach Joel Quenneville. How have they fared as a team, and which players have stood out in those critical contests?

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<![CDATA[Decades After Chernobyl, Another Chance for Paralympian ]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:32:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16113695576026-oksana.jpg
Paralympian Oksana Masters recently returned to Ukraine, where she spent her first seven and a half years shuttled among three orphanages. Masters visited with orphaned children that stared at her with an...

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<![CDATA[Lakers Split With Byron Scott]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:05:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lakers-fire-coach-Byron-Scott.jpg
Los Angeles Lakers had fired head coach Byron Scott after his two seasons in charge of the team led to the two worst seasons in the history of the franchise, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports was first...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks-Blues Start Time Set for Game 7]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:11:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523591654.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will contest Game 7 of their series on Monday night, and the NHL announced the start time for the game after the Hawks' Game 6 win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Blues 6-3]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:00:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522279592.jpg
There will be a Game 7 in the Gateway to the West Monday night as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Saturday night at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: Three Keys to a Game 6 Victory]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523113780.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to stay alive once again on Saturday night as they take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of their series at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Andrew Shaw Rejoins Blackhawks Lineup Saturday Night]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+shaw+GettyImages-522513894.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will welcome Andrew Shaw back into their lineup on Saturday night, and he'll be skating with some familiar faces.

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<![CDATA[Blues' Pietrangelo: 'It Will Be Fun to Win' in Chicago]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alex+Pietrangelo.png
St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo seems pretty confident that his team will eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night at the United Center, virtually guaranteeing a win.]]>