<![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 Mar 2015 20:37:01 -0500 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:37:01 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Crawford to Wear Special Mask Friday Night ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/459635432.jpg
When the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night, goaltender Corey Crawford will be wearing a special mask honoring the United States military and the USA Warriors hockey team. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alan-ball9.9.11.jpg
The Chicago Bears continued to retool their offense on Friday morning, agreeing to terms with cornerback Alan Ball on a one-year deal.]]>
<![CDATA[Autistic Boy Forced to Remove His Letter Jacket]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:40:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/LetterJacket.jpg
A mother is outraged after her son's school forces him to remove a varsity letter jacket because special-needs athletes aren't allowed to wear the letters.]]>
<![CDATA[Former UNC Coach, Dean Smith, Leaves $200 to Former Players]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/80261754.jpg
Every letter winner who played for former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith, was granted with a heart-warming suprise a month after his dead: $200 dollars from his estate.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:57:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/839764441.jpg
Chicago Bulls tickets for the eight games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs Rounds 1 and 2 will go on sale on Friday at 11 a.m., the team announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:07:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/topSports-USA-DEN-467516564.jpg
Click to see dramatic sports photos from the NFL, to basketball, baseball and more.

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<![CDATA[Predators' Playoff Ticket Policy Looks to Keep Out Hawks Fans]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:44:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*130/480240741.jpg
Two years ago Bears fans invaded downtown Nashville drank them dry and took over titans stadium. Five years ago Blackhawk fans took over Bridgestone Arena enroute to a Stanley Cup Playoff series win.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Ink Kyle Baun to NHL Contract]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznptljmmu5zwq1nzhhnzzlmdvkzjlmndjiymqzy2uynmex.jpeg
The Chicago Blackhawks added another forward to their roster on Thursday, signing Colgate University forward Kyle Baun to a contract.

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<![CDATA[Wisconsin Basketball Player Accidentally Admits Crush]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:13:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-26-at-5.37.13-PM.jpg
Cattywampus. Onomatopoeia. Antidisestablishmentarianism. For Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin college basketball forward, these are the words of modern love letter.
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<![CDATA[Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond Lifting Senators Toward Playoff Glory]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/467337528.jpg
Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond has played lights out hockey and been embraced by Senators fans in a really unique way.

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<![CDATA[Fall Out Boy to Play at Cubs Home Opener Next Week ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/494962577.jpg
Fall Out Boy has become a band synonymous with Chicago sports in recent years, and they'll make their way into the baseball world as they perform ahead of the Chicago Cubs' home opener at Wrigley Field. ]]>
<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Amari Cooper]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:48:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011610310_1200x675_417429571893.jpg
The Chicago Bears are looking for a wide receiver to replace Brandon Marshall, and if Amari Cooper ends up falling down to the number seven spot, they could have an interesting decision to make.]]>
<![CDATA[Bengals' Devon Still: My Daughter Kicked Cancer's Butt ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Devon+and+Leah+New.jpg
After months of treatment, constant updates on social media and nationwide support, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still shared the news he hoped to hear for over a year.
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<![CDATA[Jonathan Toews' Top Five Blackhawks Moments ]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:18:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews notched his 500th career NHL point on Monday night, and we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate by looking back at his top five moments with the Hawks.

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<![CDATA[VIDEO: Patrick Kane Shows Off Puck-Handling Skills]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:57:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/464523260.jpg
Everyone knows that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is one of the best puck handlers in the game, but a new video adds a new layer to his legend as it shows his skills at ice level.

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<![CDATA[New York Yankees Pay Homage to "The Sandlot" in New Ad]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:10:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brett-Gardner-Yankees-Rangers-0729.jpg
The New York Yankees are paying homage to classic baseball movie “The Sandlot” with a recreation of its famous Babe Ruth scene.

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<![CDATA[Trio of Signings Bolster Bears' Defense]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:38:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/2758730.jpg
The Chicago Bears are trying to fix a lot of problems with limited financial flexibility, and they made steps toward that on Tuesday as they signed three players to 1-year deals.

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<![CDATA[Wrigley Field Renovation Will Take An Additional Year ]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:36:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wrigley+field+bleachers.jpg
With the project already falling behind and the bleachers not ready for occupancy until June, Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says that the Wrigley Field renovation project will take an additional year...

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<![CDATA[Bears to Sign Defensive End Ray McDonald]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ray+mcdonald+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears will sign defensive end Ray McDonald, who was ousted from the San Francisco 49ers in December after officials began an investigation into an alleged sexual assault, to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Bears Reach Deal with DE Jarvis Jenkins]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:16:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453498772.jpg
The team reportedly agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, who most recently played on the Washington Redskins.

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Vic Beasley ]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:33:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/10+Vic+Beasley.jpg
Clemson linebacker Vic Beasley has been shooting up draft boards, but if the Chicago Bears can get an opportunity to select him, should they take the plunge?

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Arik Armstead ]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:28:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP572477083105ArikArmstead.jpg
At 6 feet, 7 inches and 292 pounds, Oregon defensive end Arik Armstead is one of the most imposing athletes in the draft.

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<![CDATA[Bulls' Mirotic is Suddenly NBA's Best Fourth-Quarter Player]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:33:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*136/467379938.jpg
Who needs Derrick Rose when you have a closer like Nikola Mirotic?
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<![CDATA[Top 50 NFL Draft Prospects]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Draft+Logo.jpg
The NFL Draft is coming up at the end of April, but which players will be selected? We rank our Top 50 draft prospects here.

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<![CDATA[Officials Reveal Plans for NFL Draft Chicago Tickets]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/football+generic.jpg
The NFL announced Monday that registration for a chance to win two free tickets to the draft in Chicago begins Tuesday and will continue through April 5.

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<![CDATA[Western Conference Playoff Update]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:05:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/461652760.jpg
With less than three weeks to go in the NHL regular season, we set the stage for the playoff battles still brewing in the Western Conference.

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<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings: Week 25]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/031815rangers.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks dropped a 4-0 game to the Dallas Stars Saturday, but was that enough to prevent them from ascending to the top spot of this week's Power Rankings?

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<![CDATA[NCAA 2015: Best Moments of the Women's Basketball Tournament]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:06:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP384406691239_3_NCAA.jpg
See the highlights, upsets, and dramatic finishes of the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball tournament here.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Season Ticket Prices Go Up Yet Again]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:53:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+tickets+getty.jpg
Crain's Chicago Business reports the cost to buy season tickets will increase for the sixth year in a row next season, making a seat at the United Center to watch a game among the most expensive in the NHL.

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<![CDATA[Utah to Sweet 16 After Georgetown Defeat]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP867223623593.jpg
Utah is headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade.]]>