<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:33:00 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:33:00 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Grammar Police Criticize Greg Maddux HOF Plaque]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:15:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Greg_maddux_HOF_plaque.jpg
The Cooperstown plaque for the former Braves and Cubs pitcher has provoked a social media debate over grammar.

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<![CDATA[Brandon Marshall Thinks Jay Cutler Can Be MVP]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was interviewed by NFL Network's Michael Irvin Wednesday at Bears camp in Bourbonnais. Among the questions the Cowboys Hall of Famer had for Marshall was just how good...

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<![CDATA[Hayes Likely Won't Sign with Blackhawks]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/102421934.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been developing prospects and getting them to the NHL well over the past few years, but Kevin Hayes likely won't be one of them, as it appears he will test free agency instead.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Shaw's Season Under the Microscope]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:54:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw_4-23.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks announced this week that their preseason tickets will go on sale Monday morning at 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: Jared Allen]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:53:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459727065.jpg
There are a lot of players that are going to be crucial to the Chicago Bears' chances for success in 2014, but none match the potential impact that Jared Allen could have on the team.

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<![CDATA[Long Cleared to Return from Viral Infection ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:47:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/long162441404.jpg
The Chicago Bears got some good news on the injury front Wednesday, as Kyle Long was cleared to begin his conditioning stint and receiver Alshon Jeffery returned to the practice field.

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<![CDATA[Fans React to Long Cubs Game]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:52:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008194995_1200x675_313521731745.jpg
7/30/14: Baseball fans -- some visiting from other cities -- react to being a part of the longest game in Chicago Cubs franchise history. The North Siders finally beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in a game lasting...]]>
<![CDATA[Four Storylines to Watch When Bears Camp Resumes ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:20:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492704205.jpg
The Chicago Bears are enjoying a day off from training camp in Bourbonnais, so it's a good time to take a look at some of the biggest storylines that have emerged so far during practices.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Stars in New TV Spot ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick_Kane_commercial.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has featured in several memorable TV spots, but he jumps up a level in a new ad that also features JJ Watt and Bryce Harper, among others.

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<![CDATA[Lose the Cords While Working Out]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:28:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Beats_wireless_blurb.jpg
Do you run to music or a podcast? If so, then consider enhancing your listening experience by cutting the cord and going to wireless headphones.]]>
<![CDATA[Blues Band Shows Bears Pride in New Tune]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:50:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/154978436.jpg
With training camp underway, Bears fans are gearing up for the official start of football season.

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<![CDATA[Derrick Rose Scrimmages in Public for Team U.S.A.]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:34:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Derrick_Rose_USA.jpg
Bulls former MVP point guard is trying out for Team U.S.A. and plays before cameras for first time since tearing meniscus.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Killing Football Player From Chicago Acquitted]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:48:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/demarius-reed.jpg
A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

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<![CDATA[Derrick Rose Sends Message to All the Doubters]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:26:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/derrick+rose+presser.jpg
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has a message for everyone doubting his return to the game.]]>
<![CDATA[Jeffery Misses Monday Practice with Sore Foot]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:48:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP574659579320.jpg
The Chicago Bears were missing yet another player from the mix on Monday, with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery sitting out with a sore foot.

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<![CDATA[Ford, Carey Look to Make a Mark in Back-Up Battle]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/459054065.jpg
The Chicago Bears' back-up running back battle is one of the more intriguing ones of camp so far, but Ka'Deem Carey and Michael Ford are more focused on bettering themselves than beating each other.

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<![CDATA[Hossa, Keith Headline Potential Hawks Hall of Famers ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/467727957.jpg
While it may be a while before the Chicago Cubs or White Sox have another player inducted into the Hall of Fame, there are numerous members of the Chicago Blackhawks who may someday be immortalized in the Hockey...

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: What Will IceHogs' Lineup Look Like? ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:46:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/180917777.jpg
Could Teuvo Teravainen spend the beginning of the season with the Rockford IceHogs instead of the Chicago Blackhawks? One writer thinks so, and his thoughts kick off this edition of Hawks Headlines.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Cutler Works with Second Team Receivers]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/462559291.jpg
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has the starting job sewn up, but he's still been taking plenty of extra reps with the second team wide receivers, as we'll discuss in this edition of Bears Bites.

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<![CDATA[Over 25,000 Compete in SF Marathon]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:05:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/marathon_preps_sf2.jpg
Thousands of people from all over the country winded their way through the streets of San Francisco bright and early Sunday to compete in the city's annual marathon. A Berkeley woman won the San...]]>
<![CDATA[Bostic Hopes Versatility Becomes Calling Card with Bears]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:53:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/176705447.jpg
The competition for playing time at linebacker is wide open in Chicago Bears training camp, and Jon Bostic is looking to take advantage by improving his versatility at several spots in the front seven.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears for 2014: #2 Jay Cutler]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:53:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
The Chicago Bears are a team whose offense is finally catching up to the modern NFL game, but if Jay Cutler can't stay healthy and on the field, all of their progress might be for naught in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Houston, Mills Involved in Scuffle at Camp ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:56:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston.jpg
The Chicago Bears' defensive line didn't have much bite last year, but in the first days of training camp, they are really showing their teeth this time around.

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<![CDATA[Quinn Proclaims Frank Thomas Day in Illinois]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:48:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/frank-thomas-jersey.jpg
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a proclamation making Sunday Frank Thomas Day as the former Chicago White Sox slugger is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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<![CDATA[Jennings Misses Saturday Practice With Quad Injury]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:25:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/465990621.jpg
The Chicago Bears got nipped by the injury bug on Saturday morning in Bourbonnais, with Tim Jennings missing practice and Willie Young leaving early with quadriceps injuries.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Reinsdorf Released From Hospital]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:20:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Jerry-Reinsdorf.jpg
Chicago Bulls and White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has been released from the hospital, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Reinsdorf Hospitalized in New York]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:49:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Reinsdorf+Smart.jpg
Chicago Bulls and White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was hospitalized Friday night after an "episode of light-headedness," the Chicago White Sox said in a statement.

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<![CDATA[Mills Looks to Regain Form As Bears Wrap Up First Practice]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:13:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/451069809.jpg
Jordan Mills broke his foot in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers last season, and on Friday he took a significant step forward in his recovery as he participated in the first day of training camp for...

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<![CDATA[Taylor Townsend Plays Doubles Match Solo ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:00:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Taylor_Townsend.jpg
Taylor Townsend continued to make headlines in the tennis world when she was forced to play a doubles match by herself at the World Team Tennis event Thursday night after her partner was injured.

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<![CDATA[Fuller, Ferguson Take Different Approaches to Rookie Seasons]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:06:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492704205.jpg
Training camp is always a unique experience for a rookie, but in the case of Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller and DT Ego Ferguson, they're taking different routes to ensure a successful transition.

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<![CDATA[Bulls' Joakim Noah Stars in New Chicago Anti-Violence PSA]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:32:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joakim+noah+PSA.jpg
Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah stars in a new public service announcement to help stop gun violence.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Saad's Season Scrutinized ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/494771679.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at the seasons of Brandon Saad and Corey Crawford, as well as what Patrick Kane did to make a picture with a fan a memorable one.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Fales, Clausen Ready to Succeed in QB Battle]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:39:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/151090320.jpg
The Chicago Bears will get their training camp underway on Friday morning, and we have all the latest news and notes from Bourbonnais.]]>
<![CDATA[White Sox Top Twins 5-2]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:43:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/White_Sox_37.jpg
Hector Noesi allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings and Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Auction House Offers Jordan's $33 Million Bulls Contract]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:15:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/air-jordan-1.JPG
A Dallas-based auction house is offering for sale one of the most significant contracts in NBA history.]]>