<![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, 24 Jul 2014 01:43:22 -0500 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:43:22 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trestman Says LB, Safety Spots Up for Grabs]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ryan+mundy.jpg
The Chicago Bears have several question marks about who will start on defense, and head coach Marc Trestman says that at least four starting jobs are up for grabs as camp opens.

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<![CDATA[Marathon Training Tips: Dealing With Injuries]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:27:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Training_tip_injuries.jpg
Michael Morrow, a physical therapist for Athletico, discusses injury prevention and knowing the difference between a serious injury and one due to fatigue.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler Shows Up to Camp in Old School Conversion Van]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:05:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler_van.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may be rolling in the dough after signing a seven-year contract in the offseason, but he didn't show up to training camp in Bourbonnais in a Ferrari or a Cadillac. ]]>
<![CDATA[Emery: Conte Will Miss First Preseason Game ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP691227111216_6.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be short a couple of potential starters to begin training camp in Bourbonnais, with Kyle Long and Chris Conte both being ruled out for the first few practices.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #4 Lance Briggs ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:56:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
The Chicago Bears addressed big issues with their defensive line and safety spots, but Lance Briggs will be relied on to bring continuity and effectiveness to the party as the linebackers try to bounce back.

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<![CDATA[Kane Nets Five Goals in Buffalo Hockey Game ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/494772487.jpg
While most hockey players are content to spend their summers in cottages and playing golf, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane hit the ice and positively dominated an adult hockey league game in Buffalo.

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<![CDATA[Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shawn-afryl.jpg
Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Brock Vereen ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/491987437.jpg
We wrap up our "New Bears on the Block" series by profiling safety Brock Vereen, who could end up in a starting role despite being a fourth round pick.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Marian Hossa ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:40:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_wild-4-30.jpg
Madhouse Enforcer continues its series of player evaluations by profiling winger Marian Hossa, who scored 30 goals while finishing in the top five in Selke voting for the Chicago Blackhawks in the...

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<![CDATA[Review: Polar Loop Wearable Device]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Polar_Loop.jpg
Wearable devices are popular these days, but which one is right for you? A look at one of the most popular devices on the market.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #5 Kyle Long ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:04:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/176639311.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offensive line saw massive improvements in 2013, but if the team is going to be successful in 2014, second-year guard Kyle Long will have to take the next step in his development.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Appear 20 Times on National TV in 2014-15]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:37:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP951214797254.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks released their national TV schedule on Tuesday morning, and they will appear on NBC and NBCSN 20 times during the 2014-15 season.

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<![CDATA[WNBA Coach Michael Cooper has Tongue Cancer]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP13030709140.jpg
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a...

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<![CDATA[Bulls Sign Hinrich to 2-Year Deal]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:25:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hinrich_3-11.jpg
The Chicago Bulls have made some big changes this summer as they try to beef up their roster and make a run at the Eastern Conference crown.

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<![CDATA[5 Storylines That Emerged from Blackhawks Convention]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495444875.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' Convention has come and gone, but there were five stories from the weekend that could reverberate through the rest of the offseason.

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<![CDATA[Bourbonnais Restaurants Roll Out Red Carpet for Bears]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1547449381.jpg
If you're looking for places to eat and drink in the Bourbonnais area for Chicago Bears training camp, Grizzly Detail has you covered with some can't miss spots.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Oduya Broke Foot in Game 7]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:07:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/johnny+oduya+game+face.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we put a bow on the annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention, and we take a look at how some of the team's prospects performed last week in their development camp.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Who Will Make the Team's Roster?]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:06:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+11-10.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a peek at the 53 players that could make the Chicago Bears' final roster, as well as the challenge facing head coach Marc Trestman that's unlike any he's ever faced. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp To-Do List: Alshon Jeffery]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:32:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP574659579320.jpg
The Chicago Bears are now blessed with two talented wide receivers, but what does Alshon Jeffery have to do to make sure that last season's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke?

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Wide Receiver]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586863201.jpg
It's been a while since the Chicago Bears have had a great deal of depth at wide receiver, but with Marc Trestman in charge, the team has a ton of weapons to deploy in their offense at the position.

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<![CDATA[Sox Bullpen Holds in 3-2 Win Over Astros]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:55:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cubs_2014_35.jpg
Slump-ridden Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, and four Chicago pitchers retired the final 22 batters to lift the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday...

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<![CDATA["Captain Serious" Tranforms Into "Captain Selfie"]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:29:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews_selfie.jpg
Jonathon Toews is an no-nonsense kind of guy, which is why he's the perfect player to lead the Chicago Blackhawks.]]>
<![CDATA[Eating on the Ultra Run]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:10:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ultrarunner_food_station.jpg
Jeffery has some nutrition advice that comes in handy not just for ultrarunners, but for anyone competing in a long-distance race.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Upbeat But Face Tough Questions at Fan Convention]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:26:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sharp_convention.jpg
The Blackhawks began their fan annual convention Friday at the Hilton Chicago with plenty to be upbeat about, but also a lot of uncertainty.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler Talks About Bears Time Away From His Kids]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008055439_1200x675_308022851634.jpg
Jay Cutler talked to the media ahead of his charity beach volleyball tournament at North Avenue Beach. Cutler said he's looking forward to camp and the upcoming season, but not about being away from his kids.]]>
<![CDATA[Gasol, Mirotic Ready for Challenge with Bulls]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:57:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pau_Gasol_joakim.jpg
The Chicago Bulls introduced Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic to the media on Friday, and both players embraced the challenge of bringing a title back to the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Player Evaluations: Niklas Hjalmarsson]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-red-wings-G4-2.jpg
Niklas Hjalmarsson may not have won the Norris Trophy that Duncan Keith has, but you'd find few Chicago Blackhawks observers who weren't blown away by his 2013-14 season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Convention: 5 Must-See Events]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:06:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews-10-29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks' annual convention has become a must-attend event for fans, but which panels should you check out? We have our must-see list as things get underway at the Chicago Hilton.

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<![CDATA[Cutler, Cavallari to Host Volleyball Tournament for Charity]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:50:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Jay Cutler may be doing a little less "ready, set, hike" and a little more "bump, set, spike" this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Long Booted From High School Football Field]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:33:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/long162441404.jpg
Deerfield High School enforces rule about outsiders using facilities during school hours.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Claim Carlos Boozer: Report]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:26:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Grading+Booz+1.jpg
The Bulls' NBA free agency period appears to have resulted in a basic swap of Carlos Boozer for Pau Gasol.

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Running Back ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/459735897.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is the undisputed starter for the team, but how much of a role will Ka'Deem Carey play?

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Will Sutton]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452705733.jpg
Will Sutton was a dominant pass rusher in his junior season at Arizona State, but took a bit of a step back his senior year. Can he rebound and have a strong rookie season for the Chicago Bears?

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<![CDATA[Soccer Star Spoofs "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in Viral Video]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/466746401.jpg
In a soccer spoof of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Mike Magee stars in a viral MLS video called “Mike Magee’s Day Off.”

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<![CDATA[McEnroe's Son Arrested for Drugs]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:11:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kevin+mcenroe.jpg
Kevin McEnroe, the 27-year-old son of tennis champion John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested in New York City after he was caught with dozens of oxycodone and morphine pills, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Ryan Mundy]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:48:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/187586602.jpg
The Chicago Bears needed help at safety this offseason, and Ryan Mundy is the center piece of the rebuilding effort at that spot.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Camp To-Do List: Marc Trestman]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/491983341.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a lot to do in training camp, but head coach Marc Trestman's job is perhaps the most important of all.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Optimistic About Hawks' Future]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kane+Toews.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the contract extensions Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews recently signed, and both players expressed optimism about the...

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<![CDATA[Bears Rank 18th in Forbes' Most Valuable Sports Teams]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:52:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586863201.jpg
The Chicago Bears have long been regarded as the kings of the Windy City sports scene, and with their 18th place finish in the Forbes Top 50 Most Valuable Sports teams, their place on top has been confirmed.

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