<![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 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:35:16 -0500 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:35:16 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NYC to Hold Parade for Women's World Cup Champs]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:47:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-479605406.jpg
The city has decided to hold a ticker-tape parade to celebrate the U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup victory, marking the first time in more than half a century that the honor will be bestowed upon female...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign van Riemsdyk to Two-Year Extension]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:48:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/456929468.jpg
He only played in 18 regular season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, but defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk solidified his place as a piece for the future with a new two-year contract extension that he signed...]]>
<![CDATA[NASCAR's Austin Dillon 'Feeling Pretty Good' After Horrific Crash]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:23:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dillon5.jpg
NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, who survived a horrific crash after his car went sailing into the protective fence at the Daytona Speedway Monday morning, said "the safety equipment did it's job." "I'm feeling...
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<![CDATA[Bryant, Rizzo, Sale Selected for MLB All-Star Game]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:43:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-476293290.jpg
The Chicago Cubs will have two representatives at the MLB All-Star Game next week, as Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo were both selected as reserve players for the game.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Open Training Camp at Notre Dame]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+training+camp.jpg
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Blackhawks will open training camp at the University of Notre Dame, the team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[FIFA Bans Former World Cup Inspector for 7 Years]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/harold-nichols-AP_10081916341.jpg
FIFA has banned the official it chose to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates for breaking ethics rules. FIFA says Harold Mayne-Nicholls of Chile is barred from "any kind of football-related...

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<![CDATA[Kyle Busch Brushes Wall in 1st Daytona Race Since Crash]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:15:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479385200.jpg
Kyle Busch brushed the wall early in his first race at Daytona International Speedway since breaking his right leg and left foot in a crash at the track in February.

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<![CDATA[Top Photos: U.S. Wins 2015 World Cup]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:43:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479605440.jpg
The United States defeated Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 World Cup in Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Cubs/Sox Doubleheader a Baseball Lover's Dream]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:38:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+sox+doubleheader+july+3.jpg
Thanks to some ideal scheduling, fans were able to check out the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox in home games Friday, and it served as a great reminder of what makes Chicago fun in the summer.

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<![CDATA[Brother of White Sox Eaton Surprises Him on Field]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eaton+brothers.jpg
The brother of White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton surprised him on the field before Saturday's game in an emotional reunion as Zachary Eaton was honored for his service in the U.S. Air Force.

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<![CDATA[Packers Player Arrested in Miami]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:01:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/andrew+quarless+green+bay+packers+mug+070415.jpg
Miami Beach Police arrested an NFL player after they say he shot his gun into the air early Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Blue Jackets Sign Saad for 6 Years ]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:01:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/saad1.jpg
The Columbus Blue Jackets made it clear when they traded for Brandon Saad that they intended to sign him to a long-term deal, and they did just that Friday as they signed him to a six-year contract.]]>