<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sun, 03 May 2015 09:51:29 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 09:51:29 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Clippers Defeat Spurs]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 03:05:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Clippers-Spurs-Game-seven_5-2-15.jpg
The LA Clippers and San Antonio Spurs faced a "do or die" scenario in Game Seven of their first round NBA Playoffs series on May 2, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Causes "Electronic Overload"]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 22:47:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20150501+Concussion+Fights.jpg
Cable providers of one of the biggest television events, the much talked about Mayweather versus Pacquaio boxing match, is having some problems.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft: Grading the Bears' Picks ]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 16:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+nfl+draft.jpg
The Chicago Bears are (likely) done picking in the NFL Draft, and with six new picks to dissect, we give out our grades on the selections in G.M. Ryan Pace's first performance with the team.

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<![CDATA[Bears Take Fabuluje in NFL Draft ]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 15:02:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tayo+fabuluje.jpg
The Chicago Bears continued to bolster their offensive line in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, taking TCU tackle Tayo Fabuluje.

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<![CDATA[International Star Scratched From Derby]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 13:41:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP206080702346.jpg
International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses.

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<![CDATA[Bears Pick Adrian Amos in Fifth Round ]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 13:13:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/adrian+amos+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears added another safety to the mix on Saturday at the NFL Draft, selecting Adrian Amos out of Penn State in the fifth round.

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<![CDATA[Bears Pick Jeremy Langford in Fourth Round ]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:45:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeremy+langford+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears grabbed a running back in the fourth round for the second consecutive year on Saturday, drafting Jeremy Langford out of Michigan State.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Win See-Saw Game 1 Against Wild 4-3 ]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 09:25:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-wild.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks held a three-goal lead early, but after the Minnesota Wild tied it Teuvo Teravainen's goal gave them a 4-3 victory in Game 1.

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<![CDATA[Bears Draft Hroniss Grasu With Third Round Pick ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 21:07:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hroniss-Grasu.jpg
The Chicago Bears looked to solidify their offensive line in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday night, selecting University of Oregon center Hroniss Grasu.

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<![CDATA[Bears Draft Eddie Goldman in Round Two ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 19:18:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Eddie+Goldman.jpg
The Chicago Bears went with a defensive tackle in the second round for the second year in a row, snagging Eddie Goldman from Florida State.

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<![CDATA[As It Happened: 2015 NFL Draft, Rounds 2 & 3]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:25:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/471689988.jpg
After an action-packed first round of the NFL Draft, things get back underway Friday night as the second and third rounds take place.]]>
<![CDATA[Bob Baffert Has Two Race Horses in Derby]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 17:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bob_baffert.jpg
Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him.]]>
<![CDATA[Kevin White Takes It All In, Says He's Ready for NFL]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 17:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears-kevin-white.jpg
The Bears' new Wide Receiver insisted he won't forget where he's come from, and says he loves when someone tells him, "You can't do it."

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<![CDATA[Wild-Blackhawks: Three Key Players in Game 1 ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:51:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Predators-21-April-2015.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a slight change to their lineup as they brought in Teuvo Teravainen for Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild, and he's one of three players that need to step up in the contest.

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<![CDATA[Wild vs. Hawks: 5 Matchups to Watch]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:52:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild will hit the ice on Friday night, and there are five matchups fans need to pay attention to as the series gets underway.

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<![CDATA["A Bit Experimental": 1st-Time Derby Trainer Faces Extra Challenges]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 17:23:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ky-derby-467883162.jpg
One wildcard contender in Saturday's Kentucky Derby didn't have an easy journey to Churchill Downs. Mubtaahij's entry into the race touched off a 24-hour trek from Dubai to the U.S., with plenty of hurdles along...

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<![CDATA[Series 1 in Action: Bulls Eliminate Bucks]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:48:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/BULLS+BUCKS1.jpg
The Chicago Bulls finally put away the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series.

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<![CDATA[Betting on an Underdog? Try These 5 Derby Hopefuls]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 08:18:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*126/AP648411810136_0_Derby.jpg
Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We got your long shots right here. We're talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for a $2 win bet 10 years ago.

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<![CDATA[Getting to Know Bears WR Kevin White ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 11:57:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/464086532.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White may have had only one big-time season of college football success, but his journey suggests that he is hardly a one-hit wonder.]]>
<![CDATA[Did the Bears Get It Right With Kevin White?]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 10:01:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Did the Bears get it right with their first round draft pick Kevin White? Vote here.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Draft: First Round Winners, Losers ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 08:14:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/471689988.jpg
The first day of the NFL Draft has come and gone, and we have a list of teams that made smart picks in the first round, and those that made picks that were questionable.]]>
<![CDATA[Ducks Roast Flames 6-1]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 00:52:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/471743258.jpg
The Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 6-1, in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

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<![CDATA[Students Protest NFL Draft in Chicago]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:41:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Roosevelt-Univ.-Protest-1.jpg
Students rallied in the South Loop on Thursday evening to protest what they call the "prioritization of corporate greed over students’ needs."

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<![CDATA[Carmelo Anthony Marches in Baltimore Protest]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:09:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/carmelo+in+baltimore+credit+aaronmmaybin.jpg
Knicks star player and longtime Baltimore resident Carmelo Anthony took part in a Freddie Gray protest in the Charm City on Thursday, according to reports. Anthony wore a "Cassius Clay" shirt as he marched with...

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<![CDATA[Pace Dismisses Talk of Friction With Cutler]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:01:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ryan-Pace.jpg
After the Chicago Bears reportedly tried to trade Jay Cutler to the Tennessee Titans, G.M. Ryan Pace dismissed concerns that the rumors could create friction within the organization.
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<![CDATA[Bears Draft WR Kevin White ]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:21:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears-kevin-white.jpg
The Chicago Bears used the seventh overall pick in the NFL Draft to select wide receiver Kevin White out of West Virginia.

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<![CDATA[2015 NFL Draft: Top 10 Picks]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 07:04:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/464649042.jpg
These are the NFL Draft's top 10 picks for 2015]]>
<![CDATA[As-It-Happened: Round One, 2015 NFL Draft]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:48:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/471689988.jpg
The NFL Draft is starting on Thursday night in Chicago, and we'll be covering all of the action with our Grizzly Detail Live Blog.
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<![CDATA[NFL Draft Kicks Off in Grant Park]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:05:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/IMG_11811.JPG
Chicago officially becomes Draft Town Thursday. The highly anticipated three-day event marks the seventh time the Windy City has hosted the NFL Draft.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Denies Collins' Request to Remove Name From Draft]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:12:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/la%27el+collins+getty.jpg
With his draft stock plummeting as he is being interviewed in a criminal investigation, LSU lineman La'el Collins was reportedly looking to remove himself from the NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:40:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/487627597.jpg
Before Bob Baffert won the Kentucky Derby for the first time, he lost. Sure, he's won the world's great horse race three times. Only three other trainers have won more in 140 runnings.

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<![CDATA[Could Titans Move Second Overall Pick? ]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:38:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mariota.jpg
The Tennessee Titans currently hold the second overall pick in Thursday's NFL Draft, but could they be convinced to part with the selection?

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<![CDATA[NFL Mock Draft - First Round ]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:37:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MariotaWinston.jpg
The NFL Draft will kick off on Thursday night, and we have our thoughts on how the first round will shake out.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Becomes Draft Town as NFL Draft Kicks Off]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:30:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/draft-nfl-chicago.jpg
Chicago officially becomes Draft Town Thursday.]]>