<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 25 May 2016 12:00:41 -0500Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:41 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jason Heyward to Return to Cubs' Lineup Tuesday Night]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:24:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jason+Heyward.png
After missing the last three games with an injury, Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward will be back in the lineup Tuesday night when they battle the St. Louis Cardinals.

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<![CDATA[Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Ind.]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:41:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/102871071.jpg
Tony Gwynn’s family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the tobacco industry, claiming the Padres legend was targeted to use the smokeless tobacco that led to the cancer that killed him.The suit...

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<![CDATA[Nation's Top 12-Year-Old Boxer]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 20:03:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/box+GIF_19483400.gif
The highlight of 12-year-old David "Dynamite" Lopez’s life was becoming the country’s No. 1 boxer for his age and weight last year.The scrappy pre-teen now has a chance to win No.

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<![CDATA[MLB to Review Gay Chorus Incident]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 19:25:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gay+men+chorus+0523.JPG
Major League Baseball will investigate why a recording of a woman singing the national anthem inadvertently played instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus at a Saturday Pride Night Padres game.“We are...

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<![CDATA[First Quarter Report Card: Chicago White Sox]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 15:20:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rollins.png
With a two and a half game lead, the first quarter of the season has gone well for the Chicago White Sox. What has led to the team's resurgence and success so far?]]>
<![CDATA[First Quarter Report Card: Chicago Cubs]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 15:07:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+cubs+weekend.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are now one quarter of the way through their season, and we're taking a look at what has made this team so successful thus far.]]>
<![CDATA[Gay Men’s Chorus Silenced at Game]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 09:58:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CLIP-SDGMC_Padres_1200x675_690991171985.jpg
Controversy brewed at Saturday's San Diego Padres game when a recording of a woman singing the national anthem played instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, which had just taken the field to sing on...

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Preakness Day 2016]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 05:28:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/thumb-GettyImages-533294116.jpg
Take a look at photos from the 141st annual Preakness Stakes. Known as the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the race takes places two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

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<![CDATA[Jersey From Harper Fight for Sale]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 11:55:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/490330798.jpg
The jersey Bryce Harper wore when he got into a fight with Washington Nationals teammate Jonathan Papelbon is now for sale on online auction site Leland.

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<![CDATA[ Barrett-Pierzynski Kerfuffle Turns 10 Years Old]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 13:07:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sox-Cubs.png
On this date 10 years ago, the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox had one of its most iconic moments.

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<![CDATA[YouTubers Land 11 Trick Shot Records: Guinness]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 18:42:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/471564022-Dude-Perfect.jpg
The basketball-lobbing viral video stars of Dude Perfect have taken 11 new records with their exceedingly high-difficulty trick shots, according to Guinness World Records, even taking one from a Harlem...

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<![CDATA[NFL to Reimburse Taxpayers $720K for 'Paid Patriotism']]> Thu, 19 May 2016 16:43:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/paid-AP_84226305861.jpg
The NFL is reimbursing U.S. taxpayers more than $720,000 in so-called "paid patriotism" money that the teams took from the military to allow things like color guard displays at football games, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[MLB Mascot 'Arrests' Pticher]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 13:03:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Phillies+Phanatic+ATV+Theif.jpg
Is the Phillie Phanatic authorized to arrest ATV key thieves?The beloved Phillies mascot gave an assist to Philadelphia police Wednesday when an officer gave him handcuffs to put on Miami Marlins pitcher Jose...

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<![CDATA[Kris Bryant Uses 3 Gloves in 1 Inning]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 12:39:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kris+Bryant.png
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has always praised Kris Bryant for his versatility on the diamond, and he really put that to the test in one crazy inning on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Well Represented in World Championship Quarterfinals]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 07:36:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/USA1.png
The IIHF World Championships will hold their quarterfinal round on Thursday, and Chicago Blackhawks players will participate in all four games held in Russia.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt: Mosquitos Can't Catch Me]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 12:08:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Usain+Bolt+on+Zika.png
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the fastest runner in the world. But can he outrun pesky mosquitoes?The 29-year-old Olympian seems to thinks so.In an interview on the "Today" show Wednesday, the 29-year-old...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Will Pick 14th in 2016 NBA Draft]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 19:34:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bulls+Floor+Logo.jpg
The Chicago Bulls had a slim chance of moving up in the NBA Draft on Tuesday night, but the lottery balls didn't fall their way as they will have the 14th overall selection this June.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Sign Joe Nathan to 1-Year Deal]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 16:21:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-450583450.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have added some insurance to their bullpen on Tuesday, inking veteran reliever Joe Nathan to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA['Cammy Can' Offers Good Luck Charm to Cubs]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:37:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cammy+can.png
When young Chicago Blackhawks fan Cammy Babiarz met Duncan Keith, the defenseman helped lead the Hawks to a title. Now, she's offering her services as a good luck charm to another Chicago team.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Announce 2016 Training Camp Schedule]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:09:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears.png
The Chicago Bears will once again head to Olivet Nazarene University for their annual training camp this summer, and on Monday the team announced the full schedule for their 10 practices in Bourbonnais.

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