<![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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:57:37 -0500 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:57:37 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A Homecoming Fit for a King]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457402746.jpg
LeBron James' return to his home base after four seasons in Miami and two titles has Cleveland talking championship and 70 wins. The Cavs have never won the title and Cleveland hasn't had a champ since the 1964...

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<![CDATA[Toews Lists Lakeshore East Condo]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:38:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468931_1200x675_349955651625.jpg
Captain lists 39th floor condo for $2.25 million as reports fly he's looking for a larger home.]]>
<![CDATA[Players and Fans Celebrate Giants' World Series Win]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP283856501206.jpg
Giants fans and players celebrated their team's eighth World Series win, only two years after they last claimed the title.

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<![CDATA[Maddon Close to Being Named Cubs Manager: Reports]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:07:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/454725128.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have had to slow play their pursuit of Joe Maddon due to the World Series, but according to various reports, they are nearing a deal to make him the team's new manager.

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<![CDATA[Gibson, Ducks Shut Out Blackhawks 1-0]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/458011722.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks put 38 shots on goal on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson stopped all of them in a 1-0 victory.

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<![CDATA[Canseco Accidentally Shoots Own Finger Cleaning Gun]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:13:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jose-canseco-getty.jpg
Former baseball star Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the finger while cleaning what authorities say is a large-caliber handgun in his Las Vegas home Monday afternoon, police told NBC News.

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<![CDATA[Michael Jordan Tweets "I'm Back!"]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:50:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/tlmd_michael_jordan_apuesta.JPG
Michael Jordan is trying his hand at social media, and he went all out for his first tweet Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Raanta vs. Darling: Who Will Win Blackhawks' Back-Up Battle? ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:23:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
Scott Darling will make his second straight start for the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night. Could Antti Raanta's status as the team's back-up to Corey Crawford be in question?

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<![CDATA[Redskins PR Pulls QB From Interview]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/165*120/457968826.jpg
Amid the euphoria of the Redskins' 20-17 overtime victory against the Cowboys on Monday, no one can blame quarterback Colt McCoy's exuberance following his exceptional

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<![CDATA[Chicago Billboard Pokes Fun at Lamarr Houston]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:29:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston+billboard.jpg
Things aren’t looking up for the Chicago Bears right now and while it’s no laughing matter for the team, a Chicago billboard is making light of their recent woes.

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<![CDATA[LA Soccer Team Ceases Operations]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:03:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lafile-chivas-usa-fans.jpg
Major League Soccer announced Monday that Los Angeles Club team Chivas USA ceased operations and that a new franchise would begin play in a new soccer-specific stadium in

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<![CDATA[Slauson Out for Season with Pectoral Tear]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:32:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/451168849.jpg
The Chicago Bears got some really bad news on Monday afternoon, as left guard Matt Slauson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

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<![CDATA[Is It Time for Bears Fans to Panic? ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:36:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457897090.jpg
After an embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots, is it time for Chicago Bears fans to panic?

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<![CDATA[Houston Tears ACL Celebrating Sack in Bears' Loss]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:52:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/453358864.jpg
Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston tore his ACL while celebrating a sack in Sunday's loss, and he will likely be out of action until training camp next summer.

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<![CDATA[Seabrook Slap Shot Caps Blackhawks Win]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:52:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/166647640.jpg
Brent Seabrook fired home a slap shot goal in the second period, and Scott Darling made 32 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Ottawa Senators. Which one of them won First Star honors in the game?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Darling Gets First NHL Win Over Senators ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:51:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rookie goaltender in net on Sunday, and Scott Darling delivered as he made 32 saves in a 2-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Hampton: Bears Are Trending Downward]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:23:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009412180_1200x675_348345923684.jpg
Heading into a Bye Week, Dan Hampton says the Chicago Bears aren't showing signs of improvement.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots Throttle Bears 51-23 ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:48:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+patriots.jpg
Rob Gronkowski scored three times, and Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes as the New England Patriots blew out the Chicago Bears 51-23 on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Dan Hampton: Bears "Disgraceful"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:19:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009412062_1200x675_348341827907.jpg
Hall of Famer blasts Chicago Bears after their 51-23 loss to New England.]]>
<![CDATA[Social Media Erupts Over Bears' Loss]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:09:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009412161_1200x675_348341315808.jpg
Sports Sunday viewers answer the question: "What would you do to fix this Bears team during the Bye Week?"]]>
<![CDATA[Sharp, Versteeg Shine as Hawks Lose to Blues ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:50:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
Aggressive plays by Patrick Sharp and Brad Richards may not have led to a Chicago Blackhawks victory on Saturday, but they were good signs moving forward, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Report: Big Clippers Tax Write-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:50:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_ballmer_clippers_microsoft.jpg
Billionaire Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers in August for $2 billion, but he could write off as much as half of that amount in taxes by 2030, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.]]>
<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 8]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:51:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457913960.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the eighth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Giants Tie Series Against Royals ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:44:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/457868870%281%29.jpg
The San Francisco Giants evened up the World Series 2-2 against the Kansas City Royals, with an 11-4 win in Game 4. The Giants were down 4-1 in the third inning, but scored 10 unanswered runs the rest of...

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<![CDATA[Giants Edged by KC, Down 2-1 in WS]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:12:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/457810112.jpg
Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. The San Francisco Giants were edged by...

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<![CDATA[Top Figure Skaters Performing in Suburbs]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009394232_1200x675_347545155993.jpg
Skate America is bringing the top U.S. figure skaters to the north suburbs this weekend, and a local athelte is among them. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Maddon's Tampa Departure Heats Up Cubs Speculation]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:41:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/maddon-martinez.jpg
Rick Renteria is under contract for two more years as manager of the Chicago Cubs, but with Joe Maddon opting out of his deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, could Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer make a managerial switch?]]>
<![CDATA[Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:48:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a fan of the way Kane plays hockey as well.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but several players had performances worthy of note, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:21:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
The Chicago Bears are a pass-first team, but Sunday's game will provide a huge opportunity for their run game to flourish against the New England Patriots.

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<![CDATA[Jackie Robinson West Featured on Frosted Flakes Box]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jackie+robinson+west+frosted+flakes.jpg
The Little League World Series team that captured Chicago's heart now has a spot in the cereal hall of fame.

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<![CDATA[Predators Power Past Blackhawks 3-2]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:29:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored goals for the Chicago Blackhawks, but a James Neal hat trick powered the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win on Thursday night.

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