<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 06 Dec 2016 00:08:09 -0600Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:08:09 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Baez to Represent Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:54:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-618079840.png
Javier Baez is going to be taking some time away from the Chicago Cubs this spring, but he'll have a good reason for his absence.

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<![CDATA[Official Cubs World Series Movie Available for Purchase]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:07:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+world+series+movie+both+125.png
With snow on the ground and cold temperatures in the forecast, Chicago Cubs fans could certainly use a dose of summer right now, and soon they’ll be able to get a spiritual pick-me-up.

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<![CDATA[Report Reveals Reason for Rajon Rondo Suspension]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:01:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rajon+Rondo+Suspended.jpg
Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo will miss Monday’s game after being suspended by the team, and on Monday afternoon we have a clue as to why he was hit with the ban.

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Season Ticket Prices Set to Skyrocket in 2017]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:42:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619364484.jpg
The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years in 2016, and as a result fans with season tickets are going to have to open their wallets a lot wider next year.

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<![CDATA[Winter Meetings Preview: 5 Players the White Sox Could Trade]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:29:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-531295948.png
The Chicago White Sox are in an interesting position heading into the Winter Meetings, as they decide just how far they're willing to go to rebuild their roster.

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<![CDATA[Rondo Suspended by Chicago Bulls for 'Detrimental' Conduct]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:56:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rondo.png
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team," the Bulls announced Monday.
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<![CDATA[Thursday Night Football Preview: Chiefs vs. Raiders]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:34:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-617476462-chiefs-raiders-oct-2016.jpg
Derek Carr has emerged as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this year. Now he’s got a chance to lead his team to a major win. First place and an inside track to the AFC West title are on the line...

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<![CDATA[Snow Joke: Bears, 49ers Make History with Bad First Quarter]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:28:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-627686318.png
Take a game between two teams with a combined three wins on the season, add a healthy helping of snow, and you get some NFL history as the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49'ers set a mark for futility in their...

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<![CDATA[Bears Blowout 49ers 26-6]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:53:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-627685012.png
After a slow start, the Chicago Bears pounded the San Francisco 49'ers 26-6 to improve their record to 3-9 on the season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Call Up Lars Johansson to Replace Corey Crawford]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:47:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522507568.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had some options on how they wanted to set their roster after Corey Crawford underwent an appendectomy on Saturday, and on Sunday they have made their choice as Lars Johansson was recalled...

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<![CDATA[Top Chicago Boxer Dies After West Side Shooting]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:24:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ed+brown+123+2.png
A top prospect in the boxing ring and an inspiration around the world, Chicago's Ed Brown died Sunday after being shot on the city's West Side.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Update on Crawford After Emergency Appendectomy]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:19:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619017298.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had an unpleasant surprise Saturday as Corey Crawford had to undergo an appendectomy, and head coach Joel Quenneville provided an update on the goaltender's condition after their...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Eric Semborski as Back-Up Goaltender]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:08:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eric+semborski+.png
Every sports fan's dream is to get pulled out of the stands and play for their favorite team, and for one Philadelphia resident, that dream could become a reality as the Chicago Blackhawks had to sign an...

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Undergoes Appendectomy]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:51:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620163066.png
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been an All-Star caliber player this season, but an unexpected medical condition has forced him out of the team's lineup for the time being.

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<![CDATA[Photo: LeBron James Pays Off Cubs World Series Bet]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:50:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lebron+james9.jpg
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James made a bet on the outcome of the World Series with Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, and on Friday he paid the piper after the Chicago Cubs won the championship.

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<![CDATA[Soccer Players Who Missed Doomed Flight Cope With Loss]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:23:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/soccer-plane-crash.jpg
Players of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team who did not travel on the ill-fated flight that crashed Monday are suddenly left to mourn their teammates, NBC News reported.“I still have the chance to hug and kiss...

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<![CDATA[Jon Lester Has Hilarious Reaction to New CBA]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:34:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lester.png
Major League Baseball has a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, but Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is bummed out that one of his "efforts" didn't bear fruit in the negotiations.

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<![CDATA[Jay Cutler to Undergo Shoulder Surgery Over Weekend]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:48:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624669094.png
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is dealing with a serious shoulder problem, and John Fox revealed just how serious the issue is on Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[LeBron James Is Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of Year]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:23:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kingjamesja.jpg
LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016.For leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending the city's 52-year title drought, James was chosen as Sports...

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<![CDATA[Taking the Plunge: Michael Phelps Looks to Dip Into Tech ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:30:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mikemikemike.jpg
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

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<![CDATA[All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home-Field Edge]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:34:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chris+sale3.png
Since 2002, the winner of the MLB All-Star Game has determined home-field advantage in the World Series, but according to an AP report, that practice may be coming to an end.]]>
<![CDATA[Jed Hoyer Discusses Dexter Fowler's Future With the Cubs]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:33:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527173090.png
Chicago Cubs G.M. Jed Hoyer has had plenty to celebrate after the team won the World Series, but he's getting back to work as stories about Dexter Fowler and the Chicago White Sox have dominated the headlines...

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<![CDATA[I Miss Him: Barkley Reveals He and Jordan No Longer Friends]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:16:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jordanbark.jpg
NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley gave an interview on the Dan Le Batard radio show this week where he explained, despite a recent photo that had been making the rounds, he and once close pal Michael Jordan have...

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<![CDATA[Roberto Luongo Mocks Himself After Awesome Panarin Goal]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:18:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615554380.png
Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo looked silly in trying to defend a shootout attempt by Artemi Panarin on Tuesday, but the star kept some good humor about the situation.

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<![CDATA[NHL Announces Start of All-Star Game Fan Voting]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:26:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/462082324-nhl-logo-generic.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks routinely clean up in NHL All-Star voting, and this week the team’s fans will once again get their chance to go to the ballot box.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Remain One of NHL's Most Valuable Franchises]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:50:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-623073822.png
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have done much in the 2016 playoffs, but they are still one of the most valuable teams in the NHL according to a new valuation.

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<![CDATA[Serena Williams on Sexism: Being a Woman Is Not a 'Flaw']]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:26:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/serenaserena.jpg
Serena Williams served up another ace. Only this time it was in the form of an open letter about sexism and wage disparity between males and females in sports.The letter, initially written for Porter...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Cubs Sign Jon Jay to One-Year Contract]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:12:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-602247796.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have dipped their toes into the free agency pool for the first time as they've signed a former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Reports: White Sox Miss Out on Potential Outfield Upgrade]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:37:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-607561998.jpg
The Chicago White Sox went into the offseason looking for an outfielder, but one of the best options is reportedly off the market.

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<![CDATA[Toews to Miss 3rd Straight Game Tuesday Night]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:24:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews7.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will be back on home ice Tuesday night, but they'll still be without one of their most important players when they take on the Florida Panthers.]]>
<![CDATA[White Sox Have Message for Cubs Regarding Sale Trade: Report]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:41:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chris+sale2.png
According to a report, the Chicago White Sox have a message for the Chicago Cubs if the team has any interesting in acquiring star pitcher Chris Sale.]]>
<![CDATA[Thursday Night Football: Cowboys Go for 11th Straight Win]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:03:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16330088209607.jpg
Dak Prescott will face as good a pass defense as he has seen all year when the rookie quarterback tries to run the Dallas Cowboys’ winning streak to 11 in-a-row on Thursday Night Football against the Minnesota...

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<![CDATA[Northwestern's Austin Carr Performs at the Highest Level]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:13:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611828882.png
Austin Carr arrived at Northwestern University in 2012 as an unrecruited walk-on. Now, he leads the Big Ten in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns – a feat that he never expected to accomplish.

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