<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:20:55 -0600 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:20:55 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Did Upset Bears Fan Send Major Snow Message to John Fox?]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:57:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john+you+idiot.JPG
Someone really thinks John is an idiot.]]>
<![CDATA[After Chicago Exit, Where Will Matt Forte End Up?]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:36:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495274554.jpg
The Chicago Bears will let Matt Forte go elsewhere next season, but where will the running back end up?

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<![CDATA[Video: Blackhawks Pay Tribute to Sharp, Oduya Thursday Night]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:31:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-494862172.jpg
On an emotional night at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks paid tribute to Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya as they returned to the arena for the first time since leaving the organization.

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<![CDATA[Matt Forte Pens Touching Goodbye to Chicago Bears]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:54:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/Forte.png
Matt Forte has played his last game for the Chicago Bears.

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<![CDATA[Eaves' Hat Trick Lifts Stars Over Blackhawks 4-2]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:54:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-509693418.jpg
The Dallas Stars had revenge on their minds Thursday night, and Patrick Eaves helped them attain it as he scored a hat trick in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Says NHL Sides With Him on Goal Reversal]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:28:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/GettyImages-170350567.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are still steaming about a goal that was overturned in their Tuesday loss, but head coach Joel Quenneville shared how the league viewed the decision.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Set to Visit White House Next Week]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:12:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/GettyImages-977652501.jpg
For the third and final time during his administration, President Barack Obama will welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to the White House next week to celebrate their 2015 Stanley Cup championship.

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Chicago Runner Tera Moody Prepares for U.S. Olympic Trials]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:02:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000016420569_1200x675_621182531799.jpg
Terra Moody talks with Stefan Holt as she prepares to compete the U.S. Olympic trials.]]>
<![CDATA[Eli Manning Explains His Viral Super Bowl Expression]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:30:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eli-manniing-0210.jpg
Eli Manning says that he was thinking about what big brother Peyton's Denver Broncos would do next when TV cameras caught him with a less-than-impressed look on his face after the team scored a Super Bowl...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Should Brandon Mashinter's Goal Have Counted?]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:38:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brandon+Mashinter1.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Mashinter had a first period goal waved off on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks, but did NHL officials make the right call?

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<![CDATA[Joel Quenneville Storms Out of Press Conference]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:53:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-475798866.jpg
On Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks fell 2-0 to the San Jose Sharks at the United Center, but that's not why head coach Joel Quenneville stormed out of his postgame press conference after just one question....
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<![CDATA[Soccer Star Solo Might Skip Rio Games: Report]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:53:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_58048417797.jpg
U.S. Women's Soccer star Hope Solo said in an interview with Sports Illustrated that she might not go to Brazil for the Summer Olympics because of the Zika virus, the magazine reported Tuesday. Solo and...

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<![CDATA[Pau Gasol Tabbed to Replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:27:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/328knicks.jpg
The Chicago Bulls were briefly without a representative in the NBA All-Star Game after Jimmy Butler was forced to drop out, but the team will indeed have a player in Toronto this weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[How Doug Bruno Influenced Women in Basketball]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:28:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000016356586_1200x675_618389059503.jpg
For nearly four decades Doug Bruno has influenced the game of basketball and those who played it. As we celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports, NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski takes a look at Bruno's impact not only...]]>
<![CDATA[Jimmy Butler Out 3-4 Weeks With Strained Knee]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:03:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Butler.png
The Chicago Bulls are already dealing with plenty of injuries this season, but an update on Jimmy Butler's condition Tuesday did little to provide optimism as the team struggles.]]>
<![CDATA[Bulls' TV Ratings Down Nearly 30 Percent]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:45:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-507448814.jpg
When it rains, it pours. The Chicago Bulls are currently clinging to a playoff spot, and this week it was revealed that the team's local TV ratings have plummeted this season.

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<![CDATA[Bears Considered Long Shots to Win 2017 Super Bowl]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:52:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears.png
Bad news Bears fans: the team may have made some solid progress forward in 2015, but they're still considered one of the long shots to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next season.

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<![CDATA[Could Blackhawks Make Run at Andrew Ladd Trade? ]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:22:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-509386840.jpg
On Monday, the Winnipeg Jets announced a new five-year contract extension for former Chicago Blackhawks star Dustin Byfuglien. Could the contract pave the way for another former Hawk to come back to West Madison...

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<![CDATA[Peyton Manning Explains Eli's Reaction]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:53:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508990438.jpg
Peyton Manning put speculation to rest, explaining why his brother didn't appear to be celebrating.

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<![CDATA[Docs Detail Alleged Manziel Beating]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:39:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/JohnnyManziel-AP_324132097739.jpg
NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel hit his girlfriend Colleen Crowley so severely on Jan. 29 that she suffered a ruptured eardrum and still can't hear in her left ear, the woman's attorney said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Darling's Incredible Act of Kindness Will Melt Your Heart]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:44:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Darling.png
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling is known for his long and winding road to the NHL, but according to a story floating around the web, he should be known for his random acts of kindness instead.

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<![CDATA[Dave Duerson's Family 'Appalled' by Roger Goodell's Couch Analogy]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/72473766.jpg
The family of former Bears safety Dave Duerson is criticizing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for recently comparing the risks of playing football to the “risk in sitting on the couch.”

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<![CDATA[Tweet From Seahawks' Lynch May Indicate Retirement]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:28:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MarshawnLynch-AP_324019937170.jpg
Leave it to Marshawn Lynch to be at the center of attention in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Except this time, Lynch may have given the surest sign he's on the verge of retirement. Lynch, the mercurial...

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<![CDATA[Levi's Stadium Turf Causes Issues for Super Bowl 50 Players]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:50:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/levi-stadium-turf-new.jpg
Players on the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers were forced to change cleats during the first half of Super Bowl 50 due to footing issues with the Levi's Stadium sod. After the halftime show, not only...

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<![CDATA[Celebrities at Super Bowl 50]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:44:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AMBRO_GettyImages-508985750.jpg
Famous faces dotted the crowds at Super Bowl 50 as A-list celebrities flocked to see the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Super Bowl 50]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:58:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508990588.jpg


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<![CDATA[Cannabis Activists: Pot Could Help Cure 1 of NFL's Ills]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:03:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CTE-split-stabler-seau.jpg
With much of the NFL world camped out in the San Francisco Bay Area in the days before Super Bowl 50, researchers released sobering news: late Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler had a degenerative...

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<![CDATA[Broncos Player Surprises Fan With Super Bowl 50 Tickets]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:22:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vernon+1.jpeg
A Denver Broncos player dropped a bombshell on a cancer and heart transplant patient the night before the Super Bowl and was moved to tears by the encounter. Alex Walter, who is undergoing treatment at...

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<![CDATA[Starstruck: Blackhawks Throttle Stars ]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 21:50:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+dallas+stars+kane+0206.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks avenged a blowout loss to the Dallas Stars earlier this season by beating their Central Division rivals 5-1 on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Dunleavy In, Butler Out vs. Timberwolves Saturday]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:11:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mike+Dunleavy+Jr.+1.png
The Chicago Bulls will be without Jimmy Butler on Saturday night, but they will get an important piece back as Mike Dunleavy will make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks, Blues Could Play Outdoors]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:51:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+outside+game.jpg
According to a new report, the Chicago Blackhawks may be heading outdoors yet again for a game next season, taking on the St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Extend Division Lead vs. Stars]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:25:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+dallas+stars+kane+0206.jpg
The top two teams in the Central Division will go head to head on Saturday night as the Chicago Blackhawks battle the Dallas Stars in the Lone Star State.

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<![CDATA[Cubs, Jake Arrieta Avoid Arbitration With Contract]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:58:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jake+arrieta+nlcs+22.jpg
Chicago Cubs fans can breathe a sigh of relief on Saturday, as the team agreed to a one-year contract with Jake Arrieta that will pay the hurler over $10 million in the 2016 season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Stat Pack: Toews, Panarin Join Exclusive Company]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:30:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CHI+PITTS.jpg
Four different Chicago Blackhawks players achieved some pretty remarkable feats on Thursday, leading us into our first ever Madhouse Enforcer Blackhawks Stat Pack.

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<![CDATA[Time-Lapse: Watch the Demolition of Candlestick Park]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:24:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CANDLESTICK+GIF_18147279.gif
As the San Francisco 49ers’ new home, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, gets ready to host Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the development company building a new mixed-used complex released time-lapse video of Candlestick...

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio's Olympics: Six Things to Watch ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:07:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RioAthletesZika-AP_469134667784.jpg
The first Olympics to be held in South America will take place in August, when 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in Rio de Janeiro. Six months out, here are six ways to follow the 2016 Summer...

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