<![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 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:41:39 -0600 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:41:39 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
It is now common knowledge that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not start Sunday’s game against Detroit but his fallout on the field and with the fans doesn’t stop there.

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<![CDATA[Questions Surround Trestman's Handling of Cutler Demotion]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:27:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459960262a.jpg
The Chicago Bears' decision to bench Jay Cutler came directly from Marc Trestman, but questions were raised Thursday about how he handled the demotion.

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<![CDATA[Cutler: "I'd Like to Stay Here"]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:07:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010197847_1200x675_374625347820.jpg
Jay Cutler speaks after being benched for Sunday's game.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:04:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453989948+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears are dealing with the aftermath of making a switch at quarterback this week, and both Jimmy Clausen and Jay Cutler are trying to focus on supporting one another during the transition.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers Empathizes With Cutler]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:51:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459954730.jpg
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Jay Cutler and Aaron Kromer, saying he'd have a "major problem" with the situation.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Cutler Benching Unnecessary]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:35:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459992820.jpg
The Chicago Bears' decision to bench Jay Cutler is questionable enough, but the way they handled it is even worse as they used anonymous sources to deliver the news.

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<![CDATA[Vote: Who Should Bears Fire?]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:09:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has stood behind Jay Cutler all season long, but on Wednesday night it appeared he has changed course as multiple reports emerged that Jimmy Clausen will start against the...

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<![CDATA[Road to the Winter Classic: Episode 1 Recap ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:54:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_5-26.jpg
Did you miss the premiere episode of Epix's "Road to the NHL Winter Classic"? Madhouse Enforcer has you covered with everything you need to know about the series so far.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling Reassigned to Rockford]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:49:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks appear to have chosen Antti Raanta as their back-up goaltender, sending Scott Darling back to the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Coach Q: "Unlikely" Keith has Mumps ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:44:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/451177164.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville says it's "unlikely" that defenseman Duncan Keith is infected with mumps after he missed Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[Kane Goal Gives Hawks 5-3 Win Over Wild]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:07:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/456092778.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks nearly blew a 3-1 lead on Tuesday night, but a late power play goal by Patrick Kane helped them to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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<![CDATA[U.S. to Bid for 2024 Olympics]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:15:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-aros-olimpicos-juegos-olimpicos-olympic-rings-getty-images-470969827.jpg
The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence. The USOC board heard presentations from four candidate cities...

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<![CDATA["Very Angry Bears Fan" Sings Holiday Tunes With a Twist]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:15:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/A+Very+Angry+Bears+Fan+Christmas.jpg
Chicago Bears fans aren’t exactly pleased with the team’s performance this season, but one fan put a hilarious holiday twist on the team’s nearly unbearable season.]]>
<![CDATA[McCaskey Pushed by Saints Fan: Officials]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:25:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/George-McCaskey.jpg
Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey was pushed by a New Orleans Saints fan during Monday night’s game at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Keith, Crawford Extend Leads in All-Star Balloting ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:33:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/489816057.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have become a huge hit with fans over the past several years, and they continue to prove it at the ballot box as four players are in position to start the NHL All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[White Sox Introduce New Signings]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:17:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/455208014_8.jpg
The Chicago White Sox have had an eventful offseason, and they showed off the fruits of their labor Tuesday as they introduced Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, and Melky Cabrera to the media.

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<![CDATA[Keith Ruled Out for Blackhawks Tuesday]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:12:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/458307842.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has been ruled out of Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild due to illness.

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<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs Saints]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:07:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/46051986810.jpg
The Chicago Bears are talking a good game about not being resigned to their fate, but they didn't show that on the field as they put forth a listless effort in a 31-15 drubbing at the hands of the New Orleans...

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<![CDATA[Bennett Calls Out Teammates After Loss to Saints]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:08:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/459183898.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been accused by plenty of fans and writers for giving up on the season, but those accusations found voice within the organization Monday as Martellus Bennett called out his teammates...

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<![CDATA[Week 15 Report Card: Saints vs. Bears ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:22:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/460520698.jpg
The Chicago Bears have stumbled mightily down the stretch of the season, and they took another series of missteps on Monday night as they lost in blowout fashion to the New Orleans Saints.

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<![CDATA[Listless Bears Fall 31-15 to Saints ]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:34:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
The Chicago Bears looked to play spoiler for the New Orleans Saints' playoff hopes, but they merely served as a springboard instead as they lost by a 31-15 margin on Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Joakim Nordstrom]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:47:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/490146297.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been skating with only 12 forwards on their roster recently, but they added some depth on Monday as they recalled Joakim Nordstrom from the AHL.

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<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings: Week 11]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:43:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/457623216.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won nine of their last 10 games, but is that enough to land them atop the heap in our weekly power rankings?

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<![CDATA[Lester Talks World Series in Cubs Intro]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:39:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010141164_1200x675_372875331795.jpg
As Jon Lester was officially introduced as a Cubs player Monday, he discussed his enthusiasm at gaining the chance to help the team win the World Series.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Kromer Could be Fired for "Cause" After Season]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:49:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kromer153641709.jpg
The Chicago Bears may or may not let go of offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer after the season, but if they do, he could feasibly be terminated "for cause" according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Forte Could Run All Over Saints Monday Night]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:58:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460466000.jpg
The Chicago Bears are eliminated from playoff contention, but that doesn't mean they can't play spoiler against the New Orleans Saints, and Matt Forte could help them do it.

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<![CDATA[Brothers' Bond Captured at Marathon]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/image33.JPG
Thousands of runners crossed the finish line at the Metro PCS Dallas Marathon on Sunday, but there was one picture that captured everyone’s heart. Brothers Judson and Trace Greer are competitive runners,...

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Flames vs. Blackhawks]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:21:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/457276698.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't make it look pretty, but they got the job done on Sunday night against the Calgary Flames thanks to great performances from their Three Stars of the game.

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<![CDATA[Brees Looking to Thrive vs. Bears' Pass Defense]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:02:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457498604.jpg
The Chicago Bears have the second-worst pass defense in the NFL, and that could be just what the doctor ordered as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints look to bounce back from an embarrassing Week 14 loss.

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<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant Surpasses Jordan]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:53:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/Kobe-Bryant-passes-Jordan-points_12-14-14.jpg
On Sunday evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kobe Bryant further cemented his place in basketball lore by becoming the third greatest scorer in NBA history. Bryant passed Michael Jordan's total of 32,292 points...

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<![CDATA[Saad Lifts Blackhawks Over Flames ]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:31:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/457603994.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks won for the 12th time in 14 games on Sunday night, knocking off the Calgary Flames by a score of 2-1.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 15]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:22:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460466000.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the fifteenth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Eagles' McCoy on Playing Sunday Night]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:12:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP383450712423.jpg
Philadelphia Eagles' star running back, LeSean McCoy, ran for 159 yards and a touchdown in a convincing win against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. McCoy looks to continue that trend against the Cowboys...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Swap Morin for Blue Jackets' Erixon]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:09:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Morin1.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks finally made their decision on the fate of Jeremy Morin Sunday, trading him to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Tim Erixon.

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<![CDATA[Sox Snag Cabrera on Three-Year Contract]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:58:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/454435556.jpg
The Chicago White Sox continued their busy off-season on Saturday night as they agreed to terms with outfielder Melky Cabrera on a three-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Look to Win 9th Straight vs. Islanders]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:24:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457253202.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will attempt to win their ninth game in a row on Saturday when they take on former Hawk Nick Leddy and the New York Islanders.

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<![CDATA[Crosby to Sit Out after Swollen Face Causes Mumps Fears]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:35:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/12.15_crosby.jpg
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby showed up for practice on Friday with a swollen face, and after media scrutiny the team has opted to have him sit out for the next two games as attempt to figure out if...
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<![CDATA[Cutler Emerges as Sympathetic Figure in Kromergate]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:59:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459954730.jpg
While Aaron Kromer's ironic pleas to allow the Chicago Bears to handle his criticism of Jay Cutler internally fell on deaf ears, the Bears' quarterback emerged as a sympathetic figure with a really smart...

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<![CDATA[Bears Stand Pat After Kromer Apology Goes Public]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:18:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/459956290.jpg
The Chicago Bears are dealing with the fallout of Aaron Kromer criticizing Jay Cutler in a recent report, but both parties involved looked to move forward on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Redhawks Win Pop Warner Super Bowl]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:49:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hoffman-Estates-Red-Hawks-1.jpg
The Hoffman Estates Redhawks defeated the Arizona Deer Valley Snakes 16-0.

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<![CDATA[Did Hawks Handle Toews' Injury Properly? ]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:29:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/460223566.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks seem to have dodged a bullet as the injury that forced Jonathan Toews from Thursday's game doesn't seem to be serious, but did they handle the situation properly?]]>