<![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, 24 Jun 2017 10:56:48 -0500Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:56:48 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jokiharju Enjoys Spotlight as Blackhawks Draft Pick]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:24:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_00413.JPG
Defenseman Henri Jokiharju had to wait until the end of the first round to hear his name called at the NHL Draft, but it was worth the wait as he was picked by the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Bettman Eggs on Fans at United Center]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-698829914.jpg
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is used to getting booed, and he wasn't all that impressed with the job that Chicago Blackhawks fans did at the NHL Draft on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:42:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/David+Ortiz+Retired+Number.JPG
The Boston Red Sox officially retired No. 34 in honor of David Ortiz in a special ceremony at Fenway Park on Friday night."I love you, Boston," Big Papi told Red Sox Nation. "Thank you."Red Sox legends...

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<![CDATA[NHL Draft Live Blog: Blackhawks Look to Make Splash]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:36:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_00371.JPG
The NHL Draft gets underway on Friday night, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be among many teams looking to make a splash at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Butler Shares Heartfelt Goodbye to Chicago After Bulls Trade]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:42:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630819834.jpg
Jimmy Butler had a heartfelt message to Chicago one day after being traded by the Bulls in a blockbuster trade that stunned the basketball world.

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<![CDATA[Butler's Trainer Has Harsh Words Following Bulls Trade]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:32:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-673591772.jpg
The Chicago Bulls made a massive move on Thursday night, trading star forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Panarin to Blue Jackets for Saad]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:54:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/panarin+saad.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a massive trade on Friday before the NHL Draft, sending Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Saad.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:12:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Niklas+Hjalmarsson.png
The Chicago Blackhawks sent Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin, the team announced Friday.

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<![CDATA['Dream Come True': Lauri Markkanen Reacts to Becoming a Bull]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:42:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699983444.jpg
Lauri Markkanen has been dreaming of playing in the NBA "forever," and that dream became a reality Thursday night when he was selected by the Chicago Bulls as part of a blockbuster trade involving star...

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<![CDATA[Wade Reacts to Butler Trade Reports]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:15:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-670021310.jpg
Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade had an interesting reaction to reports that his teammate Jimmy Butler had been traded on Thursday night, taking to Instagram to express his feelings on the deal.

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<![CDATA[Jeter Meets With Marlins, Remains Short on Funds: Report]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683113516.jpg
Derek Jeter met with the Miami Marlins on Thursday and remains short on funds, according to a report by the Miami Herald.Jeter is part of one of three reported groups that is vying for ownership of the...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Release 2017-18 Schedule]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:22:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane4.png
The Chicago Blackhawks announced their 2017-18 schedule on Thursday, and they’ll open the campaign with two straight home games as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Butler Traded to Timberwolves in Blockbuster Trade]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:04:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6720614581.jpg
The Chicago Bulls made a massive move on Thursday night, trading star forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal.

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<![CDATA[Bears Announce 2017 Training Camp Schedule]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:48:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trubisky+halas.png
The Chicago Bears will kick off their 2017 training camp in Bourbonnais on Thurs., July 27, the team announced on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Golden Knights Trade van Riemsdyk to Carolina: Reports]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:14:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-500862116.jpg
Less than 24 hours after plucking him from the Chicago Blackhawks' roster, the Vegas Golden Knights have already traded defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cubs to Send Kyle Schwarber to Minor Leagues]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-688379262.jpg
One of the Chicago Cubs' biggest heroes from the 2016 World Series championship run is heading back to the minor leagues.

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<![CDATA[New Deal Makes Raider's Derek Carr NFL's Highest Paid QB]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/kahrpayydayye.jpg
Carr enters 2017 season on the final year of his rookie contract

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<![CDATA[Tearful Tribute: NHL Honors Bickell With Emotional Video]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699489368.jpg
In a night filled with honors for some of the best hockey players in the country, one emotional moment stood above the rest.

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<![CDATA[Golden Knights Take van Riemsdyk in Expansion Draft]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-655506960.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will say goodbye to defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk after the Vegas Golden Knights selected him in the NHL Expansion Draft.

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<![CDATA[White Sox Announce Buehrle Jersey Retirement Details]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:28:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1258836421.jpg
The Chicago White Sox will retire Mark Buehrle's jersey on Saturday, and the team announced details about the festivities that will take place at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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<![CDATA[White Sox Sign Top Draft Pick Jake Burger]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:25:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683050144.jpg
The Chicago White Sox have inked first round draft pick Jake Burger to a contract, the team announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Addison Russell's Wife Files for Divorce, Attorney Says]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:09:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-694219534.png
After a highly-publicized Instagram post that accused her husband of infidelity, the wife of Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has filed for divorce, her attorney announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Reveal Jersey for 2017-18 Season]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:26:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-654966984.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have long been ranked as one of the top jersey designs in the NHL, and the team unveiled their newest look on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Will Open New Season vs. Penguins]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:49:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Untitled204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will open their 2017-18 season against the defending Stanley Cup champions, as the Pittsburgh Penguins will come to town to kick off the NHL campaign.

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<![CDATA[Hossa Situation Will Have Huge Impact on Hawks' Cap Issues]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:25:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615552548.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the 2017-18 season with a serious allergy condition, but what does that mean for the team's salary cap situation?

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Trade Rumors Shift Again]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:09:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632875910.jpg
Trade rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler are sprouting left and right, but amid reports that Dwyane Wade will be staying with the team, it appears Butler may be sticking with Chicago too.

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<![CDATA[Hossa: 'Playing Hockey Not Possible' During 2017-18 Season]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:41:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marian+hossa81.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa might have to retire from the NHL due to a medical condition, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Baez Strips Down in More Ways Than One for ESPN Body Issue]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:42:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ESPN_Body_Baez_Cover.png
First it was Jake Arrieta, now it’s Javier Baez.

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<![CDATA[Trade Rumors Surrounding Bulls Players Take New Turn]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:22:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6700213101.jpg
It appears rumors surrounding Chicago Bulls trades may be taking a very different turn.

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<![CDATA[Infant Born on Father's Day Gets Perfect Cubs-Inspired Name]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:36:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stephen+case.jpg
One Cubs fan’s first Father’s Day was certainly a memorable one.

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<![CDATA[Golden Knights Having Fun With Expansion Draft Questions]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:36:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-625199132.jpg
The Vegas Golden Knights will put together their team on Wednesday in the NHL's Expansion Draft, and they're asking for help from fans as they assemble their roster.

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<![CDATA[Rizzo Continues Surge as Cubs Romp to Win Over Pirates]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:08:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-697345380.jpg
John Lackey and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Anthony Rizzo homered among his three hits to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[NHL Sets Salary Cap for 2017-18 Season: Report]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:01:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6570898641.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to have some work to do to get under the NHL salary cap for next season, and according to a new report, the team now knows just how much they’ll have to trim from their roster.

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<![CDATA[Arrieta's Home Run Not Enough as Cubs Fall to Pirates]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:44:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-697069422.jpg
Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a two-run homer, Andrew McCutchen hit his 12th home run of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Andres Nocioni Retires From Basketball]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:18:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-83977272.jpg
Former Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni has retired from basketball after his Real Madrid team lost in their postseason run.

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<![CDATA[John Fox Reveals Secret Weapon to Quarterback Training]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:15:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629153734.jpg
With three new quarterbacks, including second overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky, how are the Chicago Bears making sure that their signal callers get enough reps to learn the offense? Head coach John...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Announce Protected Players for Expansion Draft]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:29:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kruger0101.jpg
The deadline has passed for teams to submit their protected player lists for next week's NHL Expansion Draft, but which players will the Chicago Blackhawks prevent from leaving town?]]>
<![CDATA[White Sox Continue Strong Play in Win Over Blue Jays]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 15:22:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-696973406.jpg
Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson hit consecutive home runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

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