<![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-usFri, 26 Aug 2016 04:04:40 -0500Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:04:40 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kevin Dineen to Remain on Blackhawks' Staff]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:56:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060211+kevin+dineen.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen reportedly interviewed to be the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, and he found out whether he got that job on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews Named Alternate Captain for Team Canada]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:22:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-523093378.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is used to playing with a "C" on his chest, but he won't be wearing that letter when he skates for Team Canada at this summer's World Cup of Hockey.

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<![CDATA[Defending Champs Return for Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Race]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:10:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tatyana+McFadden.jpg
Bank of America Chicago Marathon champs Tatyanna McFadden and Kurt Fearnley will return to compete for the number one spot during the marathon wheelchair race this year, the organization announced Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Pans Renaming of Cellular Field]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:39:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cellfield0824.JPG
Twitter users, as they're wont to do, were quick to dismiss the new name announced Wednesday for U.S. Cellular Field.
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<![CDATA[LA Dubs 8/24 'Kobe Bryant Day']]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:53:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-Day-8-24-LA.jpg
Wednesday, Aug. 24, which can be abbreviated as "8/24," will be "Kobe Bryant Day" in Los Angeles when Councilman Jose Huizar, Council President Herb Wesson and Councilman Curren Price introduce a resolution...

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<![CDATA[Cubs, Bears Poke Fun at White Sox Stadium Name Change]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:25:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+sox.png
The Chicago White Sox announced Wednesday that they will be changing the name of their stadium, and a couple of their fellow Chicago teams had some fun at their expense.

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<![CDATA[Duncan Keith Drops Out of World Cup of Hockey]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:43:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Duncan+Keith.png
Chicago Blackhawks fans looking forward to next month's World Cup of Hockey will be disappointed to learn that one of the team's biggest stars will not be participating in the tournament.

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<![CDATA[White Sox to Rename US Cellular Field]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:47:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/us+cellular+field+GettyImages-520000826.jpg
The Chicago White Sox announced that their home ballpark will have a new corporate name beginning next season.

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<![CDATA[Video: Jonathan Toews Gears Up for the Blackhawks' Season]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jonathan+toews+GettyImages-491739432.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has never been one to rest on his laurels, and the captain is already in midseason form as he prepares for the upcoming season.

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<![CDATA[Back From Rio, Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Apologizes]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:58:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/feigen-lochte-conger-bentz.jpg
U.S. Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen on Tuesday made his first public comments about the incident in Rio de Janeiro last week that involved Feigen, Ryan Lochte and two of their teammates.In a written statement...

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<![CDATA['Final Five' Set to Tour US]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:20:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16236682575231.jpg
The 'Final Five' are taking New York City by storm before they start a nationwide tour. The gold medal-winning U.S. women's gymnastics team visited the Empire State Building Tuesday morning as they begin...

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<![CDATA[A Look at the Records Kris Bryant Set So Far This Season]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:59:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-591896292_master.jpg
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is one of baseball's best players, and he's made a great deal of history in just his second season.

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<![CDATA[Minnesota Wild to Use Prince Tune as New Goal Song]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:40:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-523341320.jpg
The Minnesota Wild will pay tribute to Prince next season with their new goal song, the team announced Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[MLB Announces 2016 Postseason Schedule]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:51:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/GettyImages-591881986.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are drawing ever closer to a division title, and fans looking to plan their October baseball viewing now have the official MLB playoff schedule to look at.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Marathon Announces 2016 Elite Runners]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:04:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-457314314.jpg
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has traditionally brought some of the world’s best marathoners to the streets of Chicago, and this year will be no different.

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<![CDATA[Raisman Says Yes to Date]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:46:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WEB+RAW+UNDERWOOD+ASKING+ALY+FB+-+00001703.jpg
Aly Raisman caught the attention of many with her incredible performance at the Rio Olympics, but especially Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, who hopes to snag a date with the gymnast the next...]]>
<![CDATA[Nike's Gold Medal Newborn Giveaway]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:27:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Elena+Delle+Donne+Baby+Nikes+Medal.jpg
One of Delaware's most famous athletes took home gold at the Rio Olympics and that means each baby born Saturday in her hometown hospital is taking home a pair of sweet sneakers.WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and...

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<![CDATA[Centrowitz Win Draws Comparisons to Cubs' Title Hopes]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:51:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/GettyImages-592606830.jpg
Matthew Centrowitz's victory in the 1500 meter run was the first by an American male since the 1908 Olympics, and the significance of that feat was not lost on Chicago Cubs fans.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Playoff Watch: Bryant, Montero Hammer Rockies]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:17:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-593256086.jpg
The Chicago Cubs recovered nicely from a tough Friday loss on Saturday, as they blew out the Colorado Rockies behind the batting exploits of Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero.]]>
<![CDATA[Think You Remember the Rio Olympics? Take the Quiz]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:16:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michael-phelps-200m-im-web-aptopix-rio-olympics-_webf-5.jpg
For 17 days in August, athletes from around the world competed in Rio de Janeiro for the ultimate prize in sports: an Olympic gold medal. You probably didn't win gold yourself, but you can try to get the...

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<![CDATA[A Very Premature Look at the 2018 Winter Olympics]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:14:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mikGettyImages-516484680.jpg
The Rio Olympics just ended and it's summer, so is it too soon to think about the Winter Olympics? Never.Here, then, is a look at the United States and its prospects for the 2018 Winter Olympics in...

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<![CDATA[Trailblazers, Record-Setters and More: Rio's Top Moments]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:27:24 -0500 first Olympic soccer gold and a rematch for the two countries, which faced each other in the 2014 World Cup. Two years ago, Germany won 7-1.]]> first Olympic soccer gold and a rematch for the two countries, which faced each other in the 2014 World Cup. Two years ago, Germany won 7-1.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-592597200.jpg


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<![CDATA[Simone Selfies Dominate Rio Closing Ceremony]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:05:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16235012101506.jpg
Being the flag bearer in the Closing Ceremony has its privileges. But it also makes you stick out in the crowd.

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<![CDATA[Rio's Goodbye Party: Images from the Closing Ceremony]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:52:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-593262134.jpg
After 2 weeks of intense competition, one last celebration in Rio.

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<![CDATA[Biggest Letdowns of the 2016 Rio Olympics]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:52:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/587771844-olympics-hope-solo-rio-colombia.jpg
There were plenty of winners during the 2016 Rio Olympics, but there were also plenty of disappointments. Some of the world's best athletes left Brazil without the medals they dreamed about, and instead...

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<![CDATA[Most Painful Moments of Rio Olympics]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:51:30 -0500 when he fractured his tibia while trying to land on vault. Despite his leg being bent grotesquely at a nearly 90-degree angle, Said is already planning a comeback for the 2020 Games.]]> when he fractured his tibia while trying to land on vault. Despite his leg being bent grotesquely at a nearly 90-degree angle, Said is already planning a comeback for the 2020 Games.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/french-gymnast.jpg
There were plenty thrills of victory at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but there were also many agonies of defeat (and a few slips and stumbles thrown in for good measure). Here are some of the moments we...

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<![CDATA['Maybe They Will Kill Me': Runner Stages Protest in Rio]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:06:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-593225412.jpg
When Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa raised his hands at the marathon finish line in Rio on Sunday, he wasn't just celebrating his silver medal in the grueling race.The long-distance runner crossed his wrists...

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<![CDATA[Wrestling Coaches Strip in Protest of Penalty Point]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:56:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/sdfsdfsdfsdf1.jpg
A controversial penalty point at the 65kg bronze wrestling bout resulted in two coaches stripping on the mat.

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<![CDATA[Sam Kendricks Stops Pole Vault for US National Anthem]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:18:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SamKendricks-AP_16229128426671.jpg
An army reservist competing at the Rio Olympics chose patriotism over the pole vault during the preliminaries.

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