<![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 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:21:02 -0600 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:21:02 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Northwestern Beats University of Illinois, 24-14]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:23:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nu+u+of+i.jpg
It was the battle of the Big Ten in Illinois today, as the University of Illinois took on #16 Northwestern at Soldier Field for the Land of Lincoln trophy. The Wildcats bested the Illini 24-14.

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<![CDATA[Cubit Agrees to 2-Year Deal to be Illinois' Coach ]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:38:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cubit.jpg
Cubit was promoted from offensive coordinator to interim coach after Tim Beckman was fired just before the start of the season.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tom Brady Dresses Up for Turkey Day Surprise]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:47:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tom+Brady+102915.jpg
Looks like the New England Patriots' star quarterback couldn't resist having a little bit of fun on Thanksgiving.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Packers: Three Positives ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:54:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498876740.jpg
The Chicago Bears have plenty to be happy about after a 17-13 win over the Green Bay Packers, and we have all the details in this week's Three Positives.]]>
<![CDATA[Photo: Is Kristin Cavallari Raising the Next Jay Cutler? ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:49:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+throws+vs+raiders.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has had himself a busy week, with a new baby and a big win over Green Bay, but one member of his family isn't ready to relax this weekend.

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<![CDATA[A's Pitcher Hosts Syrian Refugees]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:09:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/DSC_15321.jpg
Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle and his activist girlfriend Eireann Dolan, both natives of Illinois, hosted 17 Syrian refugee families for a Thanksgiving meal in Chicago on Wednesday night with Mayor...

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Packers Report Card ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:57:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498875034.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a big statement in their win over the Green Bay Packers, but which parts of the team excelled, and which parts faltered at Lambeau Field?

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<![CDATA[NFC Playoff Picture: Bears Improve Standing With Big Win ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:11:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498895270.jpg
With their win over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, the Chicago Bears certainly kept their playoff chances alive, but how steep a climb do they face to get into the postseason?]]>
<![CDATA[Great-Grandma, 102, Plays Baseball]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:33:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/102-year-old-grandma-baseball.gif
A San Diego cul-de-sac has been transformed into a concrete baseball diamond, home to the Zimmer family’s annual Thanksgiving game for about 22 years. The instruction comes from the team’s oldest and feistiest...

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Flock to Stores Ahead of Black Friday]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:29:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000015322815_1200x675_574925379934.jpg
Dozens of Chicagoans flocked to stores ahead of Black Friday. NBC 5's Alex Maragos reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Fend Off Packers in 17-13 Battle]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:06:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498895270.jpg
The Chicago Bears pulled off a Thanksgiving miracle on Thursday as they went into Lambeau Field and beat the Green Bay Packers 17-13.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears vs. Packers: 5 Players to Watch]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:23:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/GettyImages-456282326.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be looking for their first win over an NFC North opponent on Thursday when they take on the Green Bay Packers, and we have five players that will be key to that effort.

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<![CDATA[Brett Favre’s Number to be Retired at Halftime]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:37:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-56396130+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears will take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, and even though he won't be on the field, long-time nemesis Brett Favre will still cast a big shadow over the game as his number is...]]>
<![CDATA[Kero a Hero as Blackhawks Best Sharks]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:40:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498779488.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got the California leg of their circus trip off to a good start with a win over the San Jose Sharks, but which players played the biggest role in the victory?

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<![CDATA[Forte to Start "In Name Only" Thursday]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:24:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/165*120/GettyImages-456402808+%281%29.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte will be back in the lineup on Thursday, but according to a report, his playing time may leave him a little steamed on Thanksgiving.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Steamroll Sharks in 5-2 Slugfest ]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:17:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks11.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got the California-portion of their road trip off to a great start on Wednesday as they beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Sharks Preview ]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:45:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_59505653957.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost two games in a row, but they'll be looking to get off the skids on Wednesday when they battle the San Jose Sharks.

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<![CDATA[First Quarter Review: Three Stars ]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:10:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brent+Seabrook.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a quarter of the way through their 2015-16 season, but who has the team's best player been thus far?

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:01:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ice-Skating-AP_81832566505.jpg
Click to see dramatic game action photos from professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball and more.

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<![CDATA[Martellus Bennett Ruled Out for Thursday vs. Packers ]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:38:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/martellus+bennett+bears+cardinals.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be without one of their biggest playmakers when they take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, as Martellus Bennett will miss the Thanksgiving throwdown with a knee injury.

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<![CDATA[Durant's New Sneaker Is Taboo to Some in Prince George's]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:09:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KD8+PG+County.jpg
With his latest Nike sneaker, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant attempted to pay homage to the Maryland county where his journey to NBA all-star and MVP began, but some find it offensive. The $180...

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<![CDATA[Warriors Beat Lakers, Set Record]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:44:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/Lakers-lose-to-Warriors-record-nba.jpg
The Golden State Warriors made history against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The Warriors went to 16-0 with the 111- 77 win is an old-fashioned game of blowout basketball, which marked the best...

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<![CDATA[Jeffery, Forte Among Bears Limited in Practice Tuesday ]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:18:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeffrey+and+forte.jpg
The Chicago Bears had quite a few players listed as "limited" in practice on Tuesday, but the team is optimistic that they could get some key pieces back for their Thursday game against Green Bay.

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<![CDATA[Bears Open Practice Window for WR Kevin White]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kevin+white+bears.jpg
Chicago Bears fans got some good news on Tuesday as the team officially opened the three-week practice window for rookie wide receiver Kevin White, but does that mean his return to the field is imminent? ]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Unveil Jerseys for 2016 Stadium Series Game]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:38:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ToewsStadiumSeriesJersey.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have unveiled the jerseys that they will wear on Feb. 21 when they take on the Minnesota Wild in an outdoor game in Minneapolis.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks One of NHL's Most Valuable Franchises]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:10:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477604226.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks continue to see success on the ice, and that means that more money is flowing into their coffers as they remain one of the league's most valuable franchises in a new ranking.]]>
<![CDATA[Broncos vs. Bears Rewatch: Breaking Down Sunday's Loss ]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:51:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Broncos+Bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears fell 17-15 to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and we are breaking down the four plays that stood out as difference-makers in the contest.]]>
<![CDATA[Cavallari Announces Birth of Daughter on Social Media]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:49:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/472832424_KristinCavallari_CutlerBaby.jpg
Kristin Cavallari announced on social media that she has given birth to her first daughter with husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
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<![CDATA[Bears Waive Jimmy Clausen]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:22:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-455939296.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have a new back-up quarterback against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, as Jimmy Clausen was waived and David Fales was elevated to the 53-man roster.]]>
<![CDATA[Ditka Curse Ends as Packers Beat Vikings]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:50:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mathews+bridgewater.jpg
The dreaded Mike Ditka Curse has apparently been lifted from the Green Bay Packers, as they knocked off the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Top NFL Photos: Week 11]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:17:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_386456190580.jpg
Get an up-close look at all the best NFL plays and players from Week 11.

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<![CDATA[Denver Freezes Bears' Playoff Hopes]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:14:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears+Broncos.png
The Chicago Bears saw their winning streak come to an end on Sunday as they lost 17-15 to the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field.]]>
<![CDATA[Forte Breaks News on Injury Status Sunday]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:56:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495274554.jpg
The question of whether or not Matt Forte would play for the Chicago Bears on Sunday has been raging all week, but did the running back just break his own news on Twitter?

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<![CDATA[Canucks Clobber Blackhawks 6-3]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:25:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cauncks+hawks+crawford.jpg
Behind nine combined points from Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the Vancouver Canucks knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Teravainen, Dano Ruled Out for Blackhawks vs. Flames Friday ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:06:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Side-Black1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are taking on the Calgary Flames on Friday night, but they'll have to do so without two of their best young players.]]>
<![CDATA[Willie Young Fined For Hit on Nick Foles in Win Over Rams ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:06:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/GettyImages-455569326.jpg
One key Chicago Bears defensive player was penalized for a hit on Nick Foles last week in St. Louis, and on Friday the league hit him again with a sizable fine.

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<![CDATA[Clausen Rates Poorly Among NFL Backups]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:50:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jimmy+clausen+vs+seahawks.jpg
Chicago Bears back-up quarterback Jimmy Clausen didn't exactly blow anyone away with his performance in relief of Jay Cutler this season, but where did he rank on a list of NFL back-ups?

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