<![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, 29 Apr 2017 07:08:06 -0500Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:08:06 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Opinion: Trubisky Will Define Pace's Legacy]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:02:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-461783512.jpg
Entering his third year as the General Manager of the Chicago Bears, Ryan Pace has every reason in the world to try to play things conservatively. Instead, he threw the dice and made a gamble that will...

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<![CDATA[2017 NFL Draft Live Blog: Bears Take Trubisky With 2nd Pick]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:46:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6222392781.jpg
The NFL Draft is getting underway in Philadelphia, and we're covering all of the action as 32 teams look to improve their fortunes for the years ahead.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft Preview: Top 10 Players to Watch]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:42:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-614915986.jpg
The Chicago Bears are getting set to use the third overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, and we're examining 10 of the players that they could take as they begin the draft selection process.

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<![CDATA[Bears Hope to Kickstart Rebuild as NFL Draft Begins]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:00:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-627665160.jpg
The 2017 NFL Draft begins on Thursday night in Philadelphia, and the Chicago Bears will hope to get the next big piece in their rebuilding process in the City of Brotherly Love.

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<![CDATA[Bulls Fall to Celtics in Game 5]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:02:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-669222528.jpg
The Chicago Bulls fell to the Boston Celtics Wednesday night 108-97 in Game 5.

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<![CDATA[Trevor van Riemsdyk to Skate for Team USA This Spring]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-655506960.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got swept out of the postseason by the Nashville Predators, but at least one of their players will hope for a different result on the world stage.

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<![CDATA[Canaan Set to Make Bulls History With Game 5 Start]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:01:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619589714.jpg
For the third time in five games, the Chicago Bulls will have a new starting point guard on Wednesday night, and Isaiah Canaan will do something that no Bulls player has done in over 20 years.

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<![CDATA[Cedar Point Ready to Pony Up in Cubs Title Bet]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:57:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cubs+Thing.png
After losing a World Series bet with Great America, Cedar Point will pay the piper next weekend as they live up to their side of the wager.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Make History With Narrow Victory Over Pirates]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:26:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-673025880.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are used to making history on the diamond, and while fans may not have realized it, they did it again on Tuesday in their 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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<![CDATA[Ryan Pace Discusses Strategy Ahead of NFL Draft]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:36:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495249020.jpg
The NFL Draft encourages teams to be deceptive, especially in the run-up to the selection show, but Chicago Bears G.M. Ryan Pace did give some insight into how they're approaching the third overall pick...

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<![CDATA[Coghlan Scores Incredible Run vs. Cardinals]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:02:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-672547392.jpg
Over the years, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has gotten the better of a lot of baserunners, but on Tuesday, former Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan beat Molina in the absolute coolest...

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<![CDATA[Rondo Will Not Play vs. Celtics in Game 5]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:52:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rondo+Game+3.jpg
The fortunes of the Chicago Bulls seemed to change dramatically when point guard Rajon Rondo went down with a broken thumb, but for fans hoping for a miraculous recovery, he delivered some bad news on Wednesday...

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<![CDATA[Clever Sign Encourages Good Behavior at Kids' Games]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:18:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Little_League_Evan_Primakow+Sneak1.jpg
There are plenty of news stories about parents behaving badly at their children’s sporting events, but one baseball league in Wisconsin has found an interesting way to encourage good behavior.

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<![CDATA[White Sox Win Twitter With Brilliant Movie Reference]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:01:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280366.jpg
The Chicago White Sox may or may not win on the field Tuesday night, but there is zero question that they have won Twitter for the day with a brilliant movie reference.

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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Group Buying Miami Marlins: Reports]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:26:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/042517+jeb+bush+derek+jeter.jpg
A group led by New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a deal in place to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.3 billion, according to published reports.

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<![CDATA[Cutler's Agent Weighs in on Retirement Rumors]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:36:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-626327862.jpg
The fate of former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s career has been discussed at length ever since the team cut him loose, but there is apparently one option that he hasn’t even mentioned to his agent.

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<![CDATA[Anthony Rizzo Reflects on World Series Win]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:16:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-670009818.jpg
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has the distinction of catching the final out of the team’s first World Series championship in 108 years, and on Tuesday he reflected on that moment in a new video.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Relieve Dent of Coaching Duties]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:37:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1259.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made another shake-up in their organization, relieving Rockford IceHogs head coach Ted Dent of his duties.

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<![CDATA[NBA Announces Bulls-Celtics Game 5 Start Time]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:25:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6720614581.jpg
The Chicago Bulls will try to take the series lead back when they take on the Boston Celtics in Game 5 on Wednesday night, and we now know when the game will get underway in Boston.

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<![CDATA[Cubs and White Sox Make History With Blowout Wins]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:08:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-672492862.jpg
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox both played divisional opponents on Monday night, and as both offenses lit up the scoreboard, they managed to pull off a feat that they haven’t accomplished in nearly...

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Miffed Over Kitchen's Firing: Report]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:30:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631112184.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made the first move of their offseason on Monday when they cut ties with assistant coach Mike Kitchen, but according to a report, not everyone in the organization was on board with...

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<![CDATA[Fitzgerald, Collins Reportedly Sign Extensions]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:41:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619116240+%281%29.jpg
The athletic programs at Northwestern University have been having a great time as of late, and two of the school’s most notable figures have earned hefty contract extensions.

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<![CDATA[Canaan Set to Start vs. Celtics in Game 5]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:55:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619589714.jpg
The Chicago Bulls will head back to Boston for Game 5 of their series with the Celtics, and when they take the court at TD Garden, they will have a new starting point guard.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Assistant Coach 'Relieved of His Coaching Duties']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3011756.jpg
Blackhawks' Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen has been "relieved of his coaching duties," the team announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[Aaron Hernandez Suicide Letters Released to Family]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:28:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aaronhernandezfeuerherdIB.jpg
Three suicide notes that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez allegedly left in his cell before killing himself last week were handed over to his family Monday, the Worcester County District...

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<![CDATA[Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Picks]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:24:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-670921452.jpg
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs won't get started until Wednesday, but we're checking in with our picks for the four teams that will reach the Conference Finals.

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<![CDATA[Rose Says Attending Bulls Game Was 'A Little Weird']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:29:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/d+rose2.png
The Chicago Bulls were the stars of the show even as they lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the teams’ series on Sunday night, but one player from the team’s past certainly got people talking.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Highest Paid Chicago Athletes]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/highest+paid+athletes+chicago.png
The Chicago sports landscape is crowded with star athletes, but that star status comes with some hefty price tags. So who is Chicago's highest paid athlete? We've got the top ten here for your viewing pleasure!...

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<![CDATA[What Do Chicago Athletes Make? See the Full List]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:06:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/highest+paid+athletes+chicago.png
Chicago sports fans can argue all day about which players are underpaid or overpaid in the city, but which player stands atop the list as the highest paid athlete in the Windy City?

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