<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:05:30 -0500 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:05:30 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Seabrook Suspended for Game 2 Hit]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:25:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/seabrook-3-7.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are already trailing 2-0 in their best of seven series against the St. Louis Blues, and their road to a comeback hit a speed bump on Sunday as the NHL suspended defenseman Brent Seabrook...]]>
<![CDATA[90 mph Fastball Hits Player in Face]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:59:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/041914+DeShields+Twitter.jpg
A player for the Corpus Christi Hooks, a minor league baseball team in Texas, was hit by a fastball traveling at 90 miles per hour. DeLino DeShields, Jr. said he didn't feel any pain when the ball slammed...

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<![CDATA[Fans React To Blackhawks Game 2 Loss]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:21:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000006887174_1200x675_231678531891.jpg
Two of the Blackhawks top players could be placed on the bench after what happened during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
NBC5's Michelle Relerford has fan reaction.]]>
<![CDATA[Bickell, Seabrook Could Face Discipline for Game 2 Hits]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Seabrook+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks could be facing the St. Louis Blues short-handed on Monday night, as Bryan Bickell and Brent Seabrook could be suspended for hits in Saturday's game.

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<![CDATA[Blues Stun Blackhawks in 4-3 Overtime Victory]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/485640295.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks once again coughed up a late third period lead, and once again fell in overtime as Barrett Jackman scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Must Stay Aggressive in Game 2 ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:10:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399229.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks tried to play conservatively on Thursday night to protect a one goal lead, and they failed. In Game 2, they have to stick to the plan in order to tie their series in St. Louis.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Depth Key to Road Success vs. Blues ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/450257639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks thrive upon their depth of scoring, and with first line change on the road, it's especially critical that guys like Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw step up their games.

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<![CDATA[Benny the Bull Stars in New Bud Light Ad]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Benny_bud_light.jpg
The Bulls mascot is a featured character in Bud Light's new "Up For Whatever" commercial, designed to show regular guys experiencing an epic night.]]>
<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Will the Blackhawks Beat the Blues?]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
The Blackhawks on Thursday night dropped Game 1 of their series against the St. Louis Blues in triple overtime.]]>
<![CDATA[Seabrook's Scoring Ability on Display in Hawks Loss]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:19:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Seabrook+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks fell behind 1-0 in their first round series with the St. Louis Blues, but players like Brent Seabrook still shone brightly even in defeat.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Golfer Flees Hornet Attack on Course]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Larrazabal.jpg
A Spanish golfer jumped into a nearby lake to escape a swarm of hornets then continued on despite his stinging injuries.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a reputation for being demonstrative, and he certainly lived up to that in the second overtime of Thursday's game.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Miss Golden Chance to Grab Series Lead]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/485399225.jpg
With several third period power plays, the Chicago Blackhawks had plenty of chances to win Game 1 over the St. Louis Blues, but they let those opportunities slip between their fingers.

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<![CDATA[Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Mr. Met: Book]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:11:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mr-met-cohen.jpg
A secret service agent once threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he approached the president during a baseball game at Shea Stadium, according to the man who once portrayed the baseball-headed mascot. AJ Mass, who...

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<![CDATA[McNabb Spends Day in AZ Jail ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:12:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcnabb+arrested+mugshot+background.jpg
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by Maricopa County Justice...

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<![CDATA[2014 Playoffs: Blackhawks Versus Blues]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_blues_1_blurb_2.jpg
Hawks try to knock off their higher-seeded rivals in the first round.

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<![CDATA[Benny the Bull Waves Flag Atop Willis Tower]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:34:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Benny_Willis_Flag.jpg
Are you ready for the playoffs? Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull waved the team's flag on top of the Willis Tower Wednesday. The stunt was shot by BullsTV and will be incorporated into the "Benny...]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks Fans Gear Up For Another Magical Run]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:54:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks_dinosaur_field.jpg
Hawks pride is on display all over the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Road to a Repeat Begins Thursday]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:53:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blackhawks+blues+getty+2013.jpg
Last season, the Chicago Blackhawks cruised into the playoffs as favorites and emerged as champions. Coming in as underdogs this time, can they work the same magic as they try to repeat?

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<![CDATA[First Round Matchups: Backes vs. Toews]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475984677.jpg
When the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues renew acquaintances on Thursday night, the battle between their respective captains will be fascinating to watch.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Kane Finish Among Top in NHL Jersey Sales]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
Sidney Crosby once again has the top selling jersey in the NHL, but both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane finished in the top five of the list that was released by the league Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #23 Dan Hampton]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1351078.jpg
If there is one player that was the embodiment of the toughness that the 1985 Chicago Bears displayed, it was Dan Hampton, and he slides into a well-earned spot on this list.

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<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer's First Round Playoff Predictions]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/game+5-7.jpg
The NHL playoffs are set to kick off on Wednesday night, and before the first puck drops, Madhouse Enforcer is here to make our picks for all eight first round series.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Kane Skates on Third Line Tuesday]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:32:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/466738891.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at how the Chicago Blackhawks may line up Thursday against the St. Louis Blues, as well as how Jeremy Morin is handling his potential benching before...

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<![CDATA[Kane, Saad Get Playoff Mullets Once Again ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:27:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kane-saad-carmelo.jpeg
Mullets seemed to do the trick for Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad as the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2013 Stanley Cup, and the duo is hoping their luck will continue this year as they got the hair cuts again...]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Unveil Plans for Wrigley's 100th Birthday Celebration]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:22:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP110524170393.jpg
Wrigley Field turns 100 on April 23, and the Chicago Cubs are planning a little birthday celebration.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: Stan Jones and Mark Bortz]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:44:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/soldier-field-paint.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been blessed with some excellent offensive linemen, and both Stan Jones and Mark Bortz certainly belong in the discussion among the greatest to ever man the line for Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Bears Waive Cheta Ozougwu Tuesday]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:14:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheta120221326.jpg
The Chicago Bears are still making changes to their roster, and in this edition of Bears Bites, we check out the latest rumblings out of Halas Hall.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Joakim Noah's Priceless Reaction to Chicago Snow]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:56:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joakim_Noah_4-15.jpg
Bulls star was unaware it was snowing while playing inside the United Center Monday, and he wasn't happy when he found out.]]>
<![CDATA[Madhouse Enforcer Presents: The Blackhawks Awards]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:41:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/465835581.jpg
The playoffs are rapidly approaching, but Madhouse Enforcer wants to take one more look back at the season as we give out our Blackhawks Awards.

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<![CDATA[Blues vs. Blackhawks: A History Lesson]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:37:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+blues+edit.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues were two of the league's most violent rivals in the early 1990's, and this year's playoff matchup could contain echoes of that hard-hitting past.]]>
<![CDATA[First Round Matchups: Hitchcock vs. Quenneville]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:19:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/quenneville-1-22.jpg
Ken Hitchcock and Joel Quenneville are both in the top-10 in all-time coaching victories in NHL history, but which tactician holds the edge when the playoffs begin this week?

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<![CDATA[Bulls Beat Magic In Home Season Finale]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:03:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dunleavy_4-14.jpg
Joakim Noah had 18 points and 10 rebounds and eight assists, Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls pulled away late for a 108-95 victory over the Orlando Magic Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #27 Donnell Woolford ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:11:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Donnell-Woolford.jpg
One of the best cornerbacks in Chicago Bears history, Donnell Woolford was an excellent pass defender during his eight years in the Windy City, and checks in at #27 in our countdown.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #26 Curtis Conway]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:50:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Curtis+Conway+getty.jpg
Only three Chicago Bears players have 1000 yards of receiving in consecutive seasons, and that distinction is enough to land Curtis Conway the #26 spot on our Top Draft picks countdown.

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