<![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-usSun, 20 Aug 2017 22:22:14 -0500Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:22:14 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Predators' Mascot Nails Blackhawks With Insult Tweet]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:44:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-669632864.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were swept out of the playoffs by the Nashville Predators, but that wasn't enough humiliation for the Predators' mascot apparently.

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<![CDATA[Toews Not One of NHL's Top Centers, New Ranking Says]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:11:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews+blackhawks.png
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has three Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals on his resume, but those impressive accomplishments didn’t help him in a new ranking of the top centers in the NHL.

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<![CDATA[Trubisky's Mom Posts Adorable Pic of QB on His Birthday]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trubisky+halas.png
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky celebrated his 23rd birthday this weekend, and his mom marked the occasion by posting an adorable old photo on social media.
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<![CDATA[Avila Delivers Cubs a Wild Win Over Blue Jays]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:42:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835985254.jpg
The famous Blue Angels repeatedly rocked Wrigley Field on Sunday afternoon, but it was the Chicago Cubs who drew the loudest ovation as they scored a stunning comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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<![CDATA[America Still in Turmoil a Year After Kaepernick's Protest]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:31:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kaepernickfeuerherd.jpg
What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans...

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<![CDATA[Five to Watch: Bears vs. Cardinals]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:47:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-830394358.jpg
With injuries throughout their lineup, the Chicago Bears will be relying on their depth players to step up Saturday, and we've highlighted five of them that fans should keep an eye on.

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<![CDATA[David Ross Goes Skydiving at Air and Water Show]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:06:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/David+Ross+Skydive+8-19.png
Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and showed off his moves on “Dancing With the Stars,” but he added another item to his resume this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Jordan Howard Won't Play vs. Cardinals Saturday]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:34:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-626147908.jpg
Some of the Chicago Bears’ biggest stars won’t be on the field when they take on the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Cardinals, St. Louis Group in Spat Over 'Rally Cat' Custody]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:52:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17222136197280.jpg
A custody battle is brewing in St. Louis over the now-famous cat that darted across the field during a Cardinals game against Kansas City. The feral feline who interrupted the Aug.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta, Baez Help Cubs to Win Over Blue Jays]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:47:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835268246.jpg
Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday in a rare interleague matchup.

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<![CDATA[Video Game Weighs in on Bears' QB Controversy]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-830489702.jpg
There is plenty of debate going on right now about which player should be the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback, but according to a new video game, the issue is pretty cut and dried.

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<![CDATA[White Sox to Call Up Prized Prospect for Doubleheader]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:07:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-646064020.jpg
The Chicago White Sox will call up another one of their top prospects next week, as pitcher Lucas Giolito will make his team debut next week.

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<![CDATA[Quarterback Depth Chart Unchanged, Fox Says]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:18:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrubiskyGlennon.jpg
Mitchell Trubisky may have been the Chicago Bears' most exciting player on the field in their first preseason game, but that hasn't impacted where he's at on their depth chart.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Kelvin Sheppard]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:56:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-500237184.jpg
With Nick Kwiatkoski out of the mix with a concussion and Danny Trevathan still recovering from offseason surgery, the Chicago Bears bolstered their linebacker corps by signing Kelvin Sheppard on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Smith Discusses Players Kneeling During Anthem]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:13:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-612537608.jpg
One of the biggest controversies in the NFL revolves around the decision of players to sit or kneel during the National Anthem, and University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith weighed in on that situation...

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<![CDATA[Lester Heads to Disabled List With Shoulder Fatigue]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:44:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-680130608.jpg
That sound you heard was a giant sigh of relief from Wrigley Field, as the Chicago Cubs believe that Jon Lester’s injury is relatively minor.

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<![CDATA[Montero Returns to Wrigley for First Time After Cubs Exit]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:30:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MonteroArrieta.jpg
For the first time since his controversial remarks about Jake Arrieta got him a one-way ticket out of Chicago, Miguel Montero will be back in the Windy City on Friday as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Raiders' Sean Smith Charged With Assault: DA]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:35:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sean-smith-us.jpg
Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with assault, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.Smith allegedly beat his sister's boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena...

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<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:23:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+EMBARRASSING+SCHOOL+THUMB2.jpg
From bad school pictures to awkward first day wardrobes, Team USA members can now look back on some of their most embarrassing school moments and laugh.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Host Impromptu Flash Mob at Daley Plaza]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:39:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17053143442658-toews-blackhawks-hat-trick.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to get fans excited for the coming season, and to celebrate they hosted an impromptu flash mob at Daley Plaza Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Rizzo Joins Exclusive Club With Grand Slam]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-831480164.jpg
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo blasted a grand slam in the first inning of Wednesday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds, and he joined a pretty exclusive club thanks to the long ball.

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<![CDATA[Garcia, Anderson Help White Sox Make History]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:30:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GarciaAnderson+8-17.jpg
The Chicago White Sox may have had a tough time in their brief two-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, but thanks to Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia, they at least made some history on the West...

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<![CDATA[Bulls Projected to be Worst Team in NBA]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:06:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-497949518.jpg
After trading away Jimmy Butler and waiving Rajon Rondo, the Chicago Bulls have signaled they are ready for a rebuilding process, and a new projection suggests fans may be in for a long season.

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<![CDATA[Maddon Blasts Umpire's Decision as 'Asinine' After Ejection]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:53:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833182672.jpg
The Chicago Cubs notched an exhilarating victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night thanks to Javier Baez’s game-winning run, but manager Joe Maddon wasn’t around to see it.

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<![CDATA[Kris Bryant Gets Adorable Marriage Proposal]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:37:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bryant+proposal+2.png
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant may be off the dating market, but that didn’t stop one intrepid youngster from proposing marriage to him on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Photographer Hit in Groin After Ceremonial 1st Pitch]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:06:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520535618.jpg
The ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park missed its target Wednesday night and gave a nearby photographer something to remember.Red Sox fan Jordan Leandre’s pitch went off course and struck photographer Tony...

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<![CDATA[Cornelison Surprises Hawks Fans With Lunch-Time Tune]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622092332.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are about a month and a half away from hitting the ice, but anthem singer Jim Cornelison is already in midseason form.

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<![CDATA[Schwarber Pays Surprise Visit to Chicago Firehouse]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:45:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-821353776.jpg
Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber surprised a group of firefighters on Wednesday, as he popped into Engine 112 in the city’s North Center neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[Wade Voices Displeasure With 'NBA 2K18' Rating]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:26:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-651920092.jpg
Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade is entering his 15th NBA season, and despite his age, he still has plenty of fire left when it comes to defending his game.

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<![CDATA[White Sox Top New Ranking of Best Fan Experience in Chicago]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:19:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16238004229383-White-Sox-Guaranteed-Rate-Field.jpg
The Chicago White Sox haven’t been doing a lot of winning on the field this season, but there is one area where they are absolutely dominating: fan experience.

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<![CDATA[Soldier Field Tabbed as Possible 2026 World Cup Host]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-119682553.jpg
As part of a three-country bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the United States revealed the venues that could potentially host games if their bid is victorious, and an iconic Chicago stadium made the cut.

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<![CDATA[Bryant, Rizzo Signing Autographs in Chicago This Weekend]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:33:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6157602121.jpg
Chicago Cubs stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo will be signing autographs on Saturday evening, but for fans wanting to participate, there may be some serious sticker shock.

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<![CDATA[Five Most Intriguing Games on Bulls' 2017-18 Schedule]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631411124.jpg
The Chicago Bulls released their schedule this week, and we're highlighting the five most interesting games in the coming year.]]>
<![CDATA[Reinsdorf Reveals 'Classy' Gesture Cubs Made to Renteria]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:54:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479833868.jpg
The Chicago Cubs gave championship rings to just about everyone connected to the organization after they won the World Series last year, but according to Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, they even...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Marathon Announces International Elite Field]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:43:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marathon+2016+champs.jpg
Several international running stars will take part in this year's 40th anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon, including defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat, organizers announced...

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<![CDATA[5 Drugs Found in Tiger Woods' System After Fla. Arrest]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tiger_Woods_to_Enter_DUI_Offender_Program.jpg
Golf legend Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system — including painkillers, a sleeping aid and the active ingredient in marijuana — during his Memorial Day arrest on suspicion of drunken driving near...

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<![CDATA[Long Thrown Out of Practice After Scuffles]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:35:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499470712.jpg
Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long was kicked out of the team's final training camp practice on Monday, head coach John Fox said.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Tickets Go on Sale Next Week]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:11:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496846308.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will start their regular season this October, and soon fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to games at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Named NHL's Top Winger]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6329551341.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane may have lost his primary running mate when Artemi Panarin was traded this offseason, but that doesn’t diminish his standing among the NHL’s top wingers, according to a new...

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