<![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-usSun, 25 Sep 2016 21:21:11 -0500Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:21:11 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Live Blog: Chicago Bears Take on the Dallas Cowboys]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:14:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-610472104.jpg
Things aren't going well for the Chicago Bears in Dallas, as they're losing 24-3 to the Dallas Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez's Career in Photos]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/021714+jose+fernandez.jpg


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<![CDATA[Jose Abreu Makes History for the White Sox]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:42:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/white+sox+abreu+GettyImages-607869286.jpg
The Chicago White Sox haven't had much to brag about this season, but Jose Abreu joined an exclusive club with a monster performance on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Alexandre Fortin to 3-Year Contract]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:15:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alexandre+fortin+GettyImages-535546286.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to add scoring depth to their organization, and that's what they did Sunday as they signed Alexandre Fortin to a three-year entry level contract.

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<![CDATA[Fans, Marlins Mourns Death of Pitcher Jose Fernandez]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:06:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-488189159.jpg
Baseball fans and players awoke Sunday morning to the tragic news of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez's untimely death.The ace right-hander was one of three people killed in a boating accident in Miami

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<![CDATA[Kaep Joins High School Protest]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:55:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Castlemont+Football.jpg
Colin Kaepernick stopped by a high school football game in Oakland, California Friday to join players in a National Anthem protest and encourage them to “lift each other up.”When the anthem began before...

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<![CDATA[Anthem Protests Spread to Colleges, WNBA Player Sits]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:19:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/colinkaepernick3.JPG
Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff game.Hours earlier, college football players for Michigan and Michigan State, along with...

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<![CDATA[Mike Ditka Weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's Protest]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:34:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mike+ditka+GettyImages-463267928.jpg
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has weighed in on the protests sparked by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and he certainly did not hold back.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Bring Retiring Catcher David Ross to Tears With Tribute]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:31:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+david+ross+GettyImages-609971946.jpg
They've documented his final season on Instagram and showered him with gifts, but on Friday, the Cubs did something for retiring catcher David Ross they had never done before - made him cry.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Carey, Goldman Out for Sunday's Game Against Cowboys]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kadeem+carey+GettyImages-456938182.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey and nose tackle Eddie Goldman both stayed home as the team traveled to Dallas, but Jay Cutler did make the trip as the team prepares to battle the Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Watch Stephen Colbert's Stint as a Wrigley Hot Dog Vendor]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:09:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+colbert+GettyImages-607336348.jpg
When Stephen Colbert threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game earlier this month, he was hardly recognizable - but he still turned quite a few heads.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Playoff Opponent Watch: Mets Win, Giants Fall]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:25:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+joe+maddon+GettyImages-590465868.jpg
The Chicago Cubs will now officially take on the National League wild card winner in the first round of the playoffs, and that race is as tight as ever after Friday's action.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Reach Pair of Milestones in Win Over Cardinals]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:06:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+cubs+GettyImages-609983768.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have hit some remarkable milestones this season, and they achieved two more on Friday with their win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Host Training Camp Festival]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+fans+GettyImages-522497570.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks fans will get their first look at the team on Saturday morning when the squad takes the ice at the annual Training Camp Festival at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Smart Football Helmets]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:14:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Smart+Helmet.jpg
The Friday night lights will illuminate high school football stadiums across the country this evening -- while new helmet technology is shedding light on one of football's long-time concerns: Concussions.

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<![CDATA[LeBron James Executive Produces New Sitcom for NBC]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:45:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/GettyImages-588692562-LebronJames.jpg
Gentrification is a phenomenon that’s affecting nearly every major U.S. city, and apparently NBA champ LeBron James sees it material ready made for television.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Utley Makes Ridiculous No Look Play For Dodgers]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:20:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Utley+ridiculous+play.png
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley made a ridiculous no-look, behind the back play for an out on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Kristin Cavallari Helps Woman Find a Date at Bears Tailgate]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:07:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cavallari+0922.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may be struggling at Soldier Field lately, but it looks like his wife is doing just fine - when it comes to matchmaking.

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<![CDATA[Bears Elevate Quarterback Matt Barkley From Practice Squad]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:23:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/192*120/ap-jay-cutler.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a move to prepare for life without Jay Cutler this week, as they elevated quarterback Matt Barkley to the 53-man roster.

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<![CDATA[Kaepernick Graces Time Magazine]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:31:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/kap-kneel.jpg
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick graces the cover of Time magazine next month, at the same time a new poll shows he’s the most disliked player in the National Football League.This dichotomy of...

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<![CDATA[Lester, Hendricks Could be Cubs' Top Pitchers in Playoffs]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:27:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lester.png
With the way the duo has pitched this season, it isn't surprising that it appears the Chicago Cubs are leaning toward Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks getting the first two playoff starts, but the possible fate of...

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<![CDATA[Lamarr Houston Thanks Fans for Support After Injury]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:20:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-608569460.jpg
Chicago Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston suffered a season-ending knee injury on Monday, and on Wednesday the defensive star thanked fans for their support in a Twitter post.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Tsegaye Kebede]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:04:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/196*120/Tsegaye+Kebede.jpg
Tsegaye Kebede is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Dickson Chumba]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:04:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dickson+Chumba.jpg
Dickson Chumba is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Freya Ross]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:59:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Freya+Ross.jpg
Freya Ross is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of her career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Jessica Draskau-Petersson]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jessica+Draskau+Petersson1.jpg
Jessica Draskau-Petersson is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of her career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Tera Moody]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:57:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tera+Moody1.jpg
Tera Moody is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of her career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Diego Estrada]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:49:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Diego+Estrada.jpg
Diego Estrada is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Tim Young]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:55:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tim+Young.jpg
Tim Young is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Luke Puskedra]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:44:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Luke+Puskedra.jpg
Luke Puskedra is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Stephen Sambu]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:07:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Stephen+Sambu1.jpg
Stephen Sambu is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Micah Kogo]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:53:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Micah+Kogo.jpg
Micah Kogo is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon this October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Florence Kiplagat]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:53:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kiplagat+chi+marathon.jpg
Florence Kiplagat is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of her career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Gideon Kipketer]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:52:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_828722861551.jpg
Gideon Kipketer is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

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<![CDATA[2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Sarah Crouch]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP_166917272914.jpg
Sarah Crouch is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of her career.

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<![CDATA[Bill Murray Debuts Golf Apparel Honoring Cubs]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:31:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bill+murray+golf+line+cubs.png
For fans of Bill Murray and the Chicago Cubs, a limited edition shirt being released today is something that should certainly be on your shopping list.

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<![CDATA[Last Day to Register for Cubs Postseason Tickets]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:58:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Cubs2.png
Chicago Cubs opened registration for fans to get the chance to purchase single game tickets to postseason games at Wrigley Field.

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<![CDATA[National League Playoff Update: Cubs Win, Nationals Lose]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:13:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lester1.png
The Chicago Cubs made two steps forward in their race for home-field advantage in the National League playoffs on Tuesday as they picked up a win and saw the Washington Nationals fall to the Miami Marlins. ]]>
<![CDATA[US Gymnasts' Doctor, Accused of Abuse, Fired From Univ.]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:36:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/Gymnastics-Beam.jpg
A doctor who for 20 years treated some of America's Olympic gymnasts has been terminated from his post at Michigan State University amid an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations, NBC News...

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