<![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 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:40:30 -0600 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:40:30 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Danault to Make NHL Debut as Blackhawks Take on Oilers ]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:03:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/117271798.jpg
Antti Raanta will get his first start in net since Oct. 25, but the big story for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night will be a rookie center making his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers.

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<![CDATA[Chris Williams Out Sunday for Bears]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:08:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457897090.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have yet another new kick returner on Sunday, as Marc Mariani will replace the injured Chris Williams in the role.

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<![CDATA[Buffalo Bills Hitch Rides Aboard Snowmobiles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:53:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KRAIG+URBIK1.JPG
With Buffalo buried under mounds of snow, the Buffalo Bills had an added challenge getting its team to Detroit: How to get the players out of their driveways. Snowmobiles came to the rescue.

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<![CDATA[Kane Shows Flair for Dramatic Again in Blackhawks' Victory]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:45:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a tough time putting away the Calgary Flames Thursday night, but Patrick Kane was there to save the day as his game-winning goal got the circus trip off to a flying start.

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<![CDATA[Jose Canseco Pranks Everyone with Finger Hoax]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:56:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP565783519558.jpg
Turns out, Canseco will not be selling his appendage to the highest bidder—it was all just a prank.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Sharp on LTIR, Recall Danault]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:06:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a salary cap-saving move on Friday, placing Patrick Sharp on long-term injured reserve and recalling Phillip Danault from the Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores as Hawks Win 4-3]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks blew two different leads, but Patrick Kane's third period goal was enough as they scored a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Shaw to Miss Circus Trip Opener with Upper Body Injury]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:46:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting their circus trip on Thursday night, but they will be a bit short-handed as Andrew Shaw will miss the game with an upper body injury.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Find Consistency as Circus Trip Begins]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their circus trip on Thursday against the Calgary Flames, and they will be looking for some consistency on offense over the next six games.

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<![CDATA[Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Gets Own Bobblehead]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:23:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/77140787.jpg
Ivy and the hand-operated scoreboard are fixtures at Wrigley Field, but Chicago Cubs superfan Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers is as associated with the ballpark as anything else, and he now has the bobblehead to prove...

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<![CDATA[NHL All-Star Fan Voting Opens ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/138029743.jpg
With the NHL set to host its first All-Star Game since 2012, the league has opened fan voting to determine the first six players to make the rosters in Columbus.

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<![CDATA[Trailer Debuts for "Road to the NHL Winter Classic"]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:46:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475965333.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the ice January 1 against the Washington Capitals, and the trailer for the TV show that will profile their journey to the nation's capital has debuted.

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<![CDATA[Is Lovie Smith One of the Bears' Greatest Coaches? ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:51:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/833099691.jpg
Lance Briggs thinks so, but do Chicago Bears fans agree: is Lovie Smith one of the greatest coaches in team history?

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: Special Teams' Struggles Continue in Bears' Win]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459079700.jpg
The Chicago Bears' special teams unit has seen better days, and even in a win over the Minnesota Vikings they still struggled to avoid costly penalties and poor execution.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Rice in China to Promote NFL]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:33:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/rice-horz.jpg
San Francisco 49ers legendary wide receiver and NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice is in China trying to entice the world's most-populous country to tune into NFL football on every given Sunday, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:57:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg
The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place van Riemsdyk on LTIR]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:15:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were forced to make a slew of roster moves on Monday, including placing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk on Long-Term Injured Reserve.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Bears' Adjustment to Vikings Corners a Boost in Victory]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:10:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/459080564.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been a team slow to adjust to what they've been given all season long, but on Sunday their repeated exploitation of a favorable cornerback-receiver matchup paid huge dividends.

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<![CDATA[FanZone: What's Different About the Bears?]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:07:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721089_1200x675_359763523837.jpg
Bears fans take to social media to answer the question: "After today's victory over the Vikings, what is different about this Bears team, if anything?"]]>
<![CDATA[Looking Ahead to Bears-Buccaneers]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:06:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721103_1200x675_359764035509.jpg
Former Bears Coach Lovie Smith returns to Chicago next week.]]>
<![CDATA[Hampton: Confidence a Factor in Bears' Win]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:15:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721097_1200x675_359764547525.jpg
While the Minnesota Vikings aren't the NFL's best team, their loss gave the Bears a much-needed boost of confidence.]]>
<![CDATA[Foley Heads into Hockey Hall of Fame]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:04:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233160.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at Pat Foley's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as Brad Richards' special guest at his 1000th career NHL game.

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<![CDATA[Trevor van Riemsdyk Could Miss Significant Time with Injury]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:32:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk could miss significant time after sustaining a lower body injury while blocking a shot in Sunday's win over the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Blast Stars 6-2 Sunday]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:59:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks used a four-goal outburst in the third period to blowout the Dallas Stars on Sunday night by a score of 6-2.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Change Up Lineup Before Date with Stars ]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:34:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be welcoming a couple of players back to their lineup on Sunday night, with Daniel Carcillo and Joakim Nordstrom taking roles against the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 11]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:04:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/458986756.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the eleventh week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Reggie Wayne Talks Special Bond With T. Y. Hilton]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:30:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-16+at+2.09.54+PM.jpg
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, now in his 14th season, has mentored third year wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who's an emerging star in the league. The players discuss their special bond ahead of the...]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler's Three TDs Lead Bears Past Vikings ]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:32:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vikings+bears+2.jpg
It wasn't the prettiest game, but Jay Cutler's three touchdown passes helped the Chicago Bears to a 21-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Could Trade Cutler and Save $12.5 Million]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:27:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
The Chicago Bears are stuck in a tailspin, and there will be some big decisions to make in the off-season, including one that could involve trading Jay Cutler.

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<![CDATA[Jared Allen Must Step Up Against Former Team Sunday]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:56:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/457134226.jpg
The Chicago Bears are facing a Minnesota Vikings team that struggles against opposing pass rushes, but they'll need Jared Allen to make those woes continue.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Darling, Send Raanta to Rockford]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:54:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a bit of a surprising roster move on Saturday, sending goaltender Antti Raanta down to Rockford and recalling Scott Darling to back up Corey Crawford.

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<![CDATA[Bridgewater, Rudolph Could Pick Apart Bears' Secondary]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:55:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457901324.jpg
Teddy Bridgewater may only be a rookie, but with Kyle Rudolph's return and going against a lackluster Chicago Bears secondary, he could look like a Pro Bowler on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville's Line Tinkering Hinders Hawks vs. Red Wings]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:08:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_5-26.jpg
Every so often, Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville hits his line blender a little too hard, and he did just that against the Detroit Red Wings Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Canseco Says Shot Finger Fell Off During Poker Tournament]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:47:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jose-canseco-getty.jpg
The former baseball star accidentally shot himself in the finger while cleaning what authorities say was a large-caliber handgun last month, but in a recent series of tweets, Canseco says the procedure to...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Offense Sputters in 4-1 Loss to Red Wings ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:09:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/486160917.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were looking to continue their winning streak in the Motor City, but their offense sputtered instead as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Detroit Red Wings.

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<![CDATA[NFLer's Parents Slam Cops on Arrest]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:25:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/familyMcDonald.jpg
The parents of 49ers football player Ray McDonald spoke publicly for the first time since prosecutors decided not to charge the defensive end with felony domestic violence, criticizing the police for the...

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