<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 28 Feb 2017 07:19:03 -0600Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:19:03 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Three Stars: Toews, Darling Lead Blackhawks to Big Win]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:36:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/3+stars.png
It certainly wasn’t easy, but the Chicago Blackhawks still managed to get the job done on Sunday night as they beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in a Central Division showdown.

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<![CDATA[Joakim Noah to Miss Rest of Season for Knicks: Reports]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:23:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/joakim+noah.png
Former Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah got some big money to play for the New York Knicks this season, but what could have been a big-time rebirth in the Big Apple has turned into a big disappointment instead.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears Head Coach Gets New Gig: Reports]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:55:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trestman.png
The Chicago Bears didn't have much success with Marc Trestman as their head coach, but according to a new report, it appears that he'll be getting another coaching job.

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<![CDATA[Cubs, Sox Set to Square Off in Spring Showdown]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:54:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/spring+training1.png
The game doesn't count for anything in the grand scheme of things, but Monday's battle between the Cubs and White Sox still has plenty of intriguing storylines to follow.

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<![CDATA[Bears Won't Pick Up Franchise Tag on Jeffery: Report]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:20:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-453565844.jpg
The Chicago Bears are going into the offseason with some serious question marks on their roster, and the picture became a bit clearer on Alshon Jeffery’s future with the team Monday.

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<![CDATA[Rio's Abandoned Olympic Ghost Town]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:07:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642486626_master.jpg
In the months following the 2016 Summer Olympics, the facilities of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village have fallen into disuse and disrepair. The stadiums, used to hold the competitions for 11,237 athletes...

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<![CDATA[Niklas Hjalmarsson Will Miss Sunday's Game vs. Blues]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:39:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632505084.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are heading into a tough home showdown against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night, but they’ll have to take the ice without one of their best players.

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<![CDATA[Javier Baez Unveils New Tattoo Ahead of Cubs' Spring Opener]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:42:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/baez1.png
Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez got a tattoo of the Major League Baseball logo on his neck before he made the big leagues, but at least with his new ink he showed some more patience.

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<![CDATA[Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:27:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JameisWinston0224_MP4-148796316337200001.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being criticized after comments he made to students at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Pedro Strop Agrees to Contract Extension With Cubs]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:05:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pedro.png
The Chicago Cubs made a significant move to bolster their bullpen for the foreseeable future on Friday, agreeing to a new contract extension with reliever Pedro Strop.

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<![CDATA[Gibson Continues Exodus of Long-Tenured Chicago Athletes]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:38:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630275836.png
Taj Gibson's departure from Chicago on Thursday is just the latest in a long line of high-profile stars who have left the city in recent months.

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<![CDATA[Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:44:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-630219098.jpg
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Trade Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:58:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/taj+doug.png
The Chicago Bulls have made a move at the NBA trade deadline, sending Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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<![CDATA[Broncos Plan to Let Russell Okung Test Free Agency: Report]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:43:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Russell+Okung.png
The Chicago Bears are looking to upgrade at a lot of positions this offseason, and they could have another name to consider as the Denver Broncos are reportedly set to let Russell Okung become a free agent.

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<![CDATA[Bryant Weighs in on Proposed MLB Rule Changes]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:58:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kris+Bryant4.png
Chicago Cubs third baseman has had a pretty good career so far, and he has some thoughts on proposed changes that MLB is putting forth as a way of speeding up the game of baseball.

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<![CDATA[MLS Close to Naming All-Star Game Opponent: Report]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:38:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MLS+All-Star.png
Earlier this winter, it was announced that the Chicago Fire would host this season’s MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field, and it looks like one of the top teams in the world could be making a trip to the...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Goaltender Jeff Glass to 2-Year Deal]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:32:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeff+Glass.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have one of the best goaltending tandems in the league in Corey Crawford and Scott Darling, but on Thursday they bought an insurance policy as they signed Jeff Glass to a two-year...

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<![CDATA[Cutler Reportedly Mulling Retirement as Trade Rumors Swirl]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:26:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler3.png
Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Chicago Bears are engaged in trade talks to ship Jay Cutler out of town, but apparently the quarterback could have other ideas about what his future may hold.

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<![CDATA[Derrick Rose Could Be Traded Again: Report]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:07:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630659010.png
With the NBA trade deadline looming, a former Chicago Bulls star could be reunited with former head coach Tom Thibodeau as teams are taking trades.

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<![CDATA[White Sox to Retire Mark Buehrle's Number]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-127386233.png
One of the key members of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox will be honored at Guaranteed Rate Field this summer as his number will be retired on June 24.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Give Fans Chance to Win Free Tickets]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:52:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+tickets.png
The Chicago Cubs surprised fans with the chance to win free tickets Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady Compiles Hilarious 'Suspect Board' of Possible Jersey Thieves]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:50:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/brady-jersey-GettyImages-485055278.jpg
There's been a lot of serious talk lately about the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker on the night of Super Bowl LI.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fan Marries Wild Fan Before Game]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:06:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wild+blackhawks+wedding.png
Before the goal horn blared at Xcel Energy Center for Tuesday’s game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, the sounds of wedding bells were in the air as a pair of fans had a wedding ceremony...

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<![CDATA[Bears Announce 3 Coaching Staff Hires]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:49:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630768468.png
The Chicago Bears retained most of their coaching staff over the offseason, but they did have some openings to fill, and they hired three new coaches on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Guess Who: Cubs Players Try to Decode Fans' Tweets]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:48:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+quiz+challenge.png
Thanks to the tweets of fans, Chicago Cubs players got to participate in an interesting quiz Wednesday as they tried to identify which players were getting praised or bashed on social media.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Blackhawks Make History in Win Over Wild]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:32:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17053143442658-toews-blackhawks-hat-trick.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got two critical points in the standings with their win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, but they also made some remarkable history thanks in large part to the efforts of Jonathan...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Photo Day Pictures Are Here - And They're Awesome]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:54:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubs+spring+photo+day+221.png
The reigning World Series champs are working hard in preparation to defend their title, but that doesn't mean they can't have a little fun during spring training.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Announce 2017 Promotional Giveaway Schedule]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:04:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630588602.png
Tickets for Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field are going on sale this week, and on Tuesday the team announced what fans can expect in terms of souvenir giveaways for the coming year.

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<![CDATA[Magic Johnson Takes Lakers Reins Amid Front Office Shakeup]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:53:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lakers-shakeup.jpg
Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has been named president of basketball operations in a major front office restructuring for the storied franchise.General manager Mitch Kupchak and executive...

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<![CDATA[Montero, Maddon Grab Drinks After Offseason Controversy]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:02:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maddon+montero.png
In a clubhouse marked by cohesiveness and fun, the tension between Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and catcher Miguel Montero presented an odd situation during the offseason, but it appears that all is well...

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<![CDATA[Police Value Tom Brady's Stolen Super Bowl Jersey at $500K]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:16:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-634604296.jpg
The jersey was reportedly stolen after the Patriots' 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

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