<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 14 Dec 2017 02:26:21 -0600Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:26:21 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[‘Redskins’ or ‘Redhawks’? Activists Spread Name Change Rumor]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:12:51 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-866004686.jpg
Washingtonians were nearly fooled by an "elaborate hoax" conducted by a Native American rights group saying the Washington Redskins had been renamed.In a far-reaching hoax, a group created several fake...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Winter Meetings Rumor Roundup]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:53:33 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-856427166.jpg
Baseball’s Winter Meetings are starting to wrap up, but the Chicago Cubs are busier than ever as they try to bolster their roster ahead of the 2018 season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Franson on I.R.]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:26:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860718966.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are dealing with some injury concerns on their blue line, and they made a roster move to address them Wednesday as they placed Cody Franson on injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Rival Eyeing Jake Arrieta as Cubs Wheel and Deal]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:09:08 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-823250580.jpg
With the Chicago Cubs signing a pair of starting pitchers and potentially eyeballing even more, it seems as though the Jake Arrieta ship has sailed on the North Side, and now the question is moving on to...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Winter Meetings Rumor Roundup]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:59:01 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-844997976.jpg
The Winter Meetings are going strong in Florida, and although there hasn’t been as much action as there has been in recent years, the Chicago Cubs are one of the most active teams in the market.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Agree to Contracts With Smyly, Morrow]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:58:29 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-587846650.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have made a pair of signings at baseball’s Winter Meetings, signing Drew Smyly and Brandon Morrow to contracts.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Trials to Watch Ahead of 2018 Games]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:26:57 -0600 Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Team Trials: Dec. 15-17, 2017, in Kearns, UT
The top-ranked skater in each distance (500-meter, 1,000-meter and 1,500-meter) will secure a spot on the Olympic team. The second-ranked skater in each distance may be selected to the team if quotas remain unfilled. The U.S. can qualify a maximum of 10 short track speed skaters, including 5 men and 5 women.
Local Olympic hopefuls: Katherine Reutter-Adamek (pictured) of Champaign; Lana Gehring of Glenview]]>
Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Team Trials: Dec. 15-17, 2017, in Kearns, UT
The top-ranked skater in each distance (500-meter, 1,000-meter and 1,500-meter) will secure a spot on the Olympic team. The second-ranked skater in each distance may be selected to the team if quotas remain unfilled. The U.S. can qualify a maximum of 10 short track speed skaters, including 5 men and 5 women.
Local Olympic hopefuls: Katherine Reutter-Adamek (pictured) of Champaign; Lana Gehring of Glenview]]>
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With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, less than two months away, most athletes are competing for their spots on Team USA. With the exception of biathlon and curling athletes...]]>
<![CDATA[Former Chicago Bears Return Star Devin Hester Retires]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:34:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/devin+hester+retires.jpg
Legendary return man Devin Hester is retiring, the former Chicago Bear star announced Tuesday on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[NFL Network Suspends Faulk, 2 Others Over Allegation]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:21:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NFLAP_17257826351257.jpg
The NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and two other former NFL players-turned-analysts on Monday, after they and a former network executive were alleged to have sexually harassed a...

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<![CDATA[Red Sox Pitcher Arrested on Domestic Assault Charge]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:42:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-667818360.jpg
Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, 33, was reportedly arrested Friday night in his Tennessee home and charged with domestic assault.According to NBC Sports Boston, a statement attributed to the Wright...

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Bengals: Winners and Losers]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:10:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-889663526.jpg
The Chicago Bears played arguably their best game of the season on Sunday afternoon as they dismantled the Cincinnati Bengals 33-7 for their fourth victory of the season.

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<![CDATA[Student Helps Dallas Marathon Winner Cross Finish Line After She Collapsed]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:55:32 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/new-dallas-marathon.jpg
The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon had an unexpected ending in the women's division with the winner struggling to reach the finish.Chandler Self won the women's division of the marathon with an unofficial time...
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<![CDATA[White Sox Winter Meetings Rumor Roundup]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:49:15 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-842005550+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago White Sox are still looking to acquire young talent as their rebuilding process continues, and that could mean some activity at this week’s Winter Meetings in Florida.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Bengals: Week 14 in Pictures]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:22:31 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-889672616.jpg
The Chicago Bears snapped a five-game losing streak and throttled the Cincinnati Bengals 33-7 on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Jordan Howard Makes History for Bears]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:51:41 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-889659296.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard had a monster game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon, and he accomplished a feat that no other player in Bears history has ever done.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Winter Meetings Rumor Roundup]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:36:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KyleSchwarber9-19.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are just starting out the Winter Meetings in Florida this week, and they’re already getting active as they try to improve their roster for next season.

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<![CDATA[Bears Snap Losing Streak With Big Win Over Bengals]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:16:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-889567468.jpg
The Chicago Bears marched into Cincinnati and throttled the Bengals 33-7 on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Nearing Contract With Morrow]]> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:59:17 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-868797394.jpg
The Chicago Cubs will likely have a new closer next season, as they are nearing a contract with one of the most coveted relievers on the market.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears vs. Bengals: Offensive Preview]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:17:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-865138828.jpg
The Chicago Bears have lost five games in a row, but they’ll be looking to finally right the ship against a depleted Cincinnati Bengals squad on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Winter Meetings Preview: Potential Cubs Targets]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:34:19 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668852404.jpg
Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings will get underway on Sunday at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and the Chicago Cubs are naturally expected to be one of the most active teams at the meetings.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Snap Losing Streak vs. Lowly Sabres]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:15:41 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-880973218.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will once again have a reshuffled lineup when they take on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[6 Bengals Ruled Out, Amos Doubtful for Bears]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:10:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-859079346.jpg
Injuries have ravaged both the Cincinnati Bengals and Chicago Bears ahead of their game this weekend, and the final injury reports for both teams are loaded with key players that will likely miss the contest.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Activated From Injured Reserve]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:14:53 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860235092.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will get their starting goaltender back on Friday as Corey Crawford has been activated from injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Ohtani Signs Contract With Angels, Reports Say]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:17:15 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622599104.jpg
Shohei Ohtani has decided on his big league home, ending weeks of frenzied speculation and competition among dozens of teams.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Feel Good About Chances to Sign Otani: Report]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:46:58 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622847084.jpg
Highly-prized free agent Shohei Otani’s decision on where he will play next season has generated a tsunami of attention this offseason, and the Chicago Cubs are still right in the thick of the race to sign him.

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<![CDATA[Potential Cubs Hot Stove Targets]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:35:38 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-851781664.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are preparing for the Winter Meetings, and we have some names they could be taking a look at this week.

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<![CDATA[Hinostroza Recalled, Kero Sent Down by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:20:19 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630011048.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made it official on Friday, as they sent down Tanner Kero and recalled winger Vincent Hinostroza from Rockford.

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<![CDATA[Stanton Would Accept Trade to Cubs: Report]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:43:42 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-853152318.jpg
The baseball world is laser-focused on where Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will end up, and according to a new report, Chicago Cubs fans should be very excited about the situation.

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<![CDATA[James Exchanges Trash Talk With Courtside Fan]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:24:01 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-885800158.jpg
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at the United center, but the bigger win may have come in the battle between LeBron and a courtside fan.

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<![CDATA[McPhee, Amos Miss Bears' Thursday Practice]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:30:49 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-853126556.jpg
Injury issues are still dogging the Chicago Bears, as three key contributors on their defense were all still absent from practice Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Will Team USA Compete in the 2018 Winter Games?]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:49:44 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/teamusa2.jpg
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently said it was an "open question" if U.S. athletes would compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because of concerns over North Korea.]]>
<![CDATA[Cubs Sign Tyler Chatwood to 3-Year Deal]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:32:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-853856080.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have been linked with some high-profile free agents on the pitching market, and they’ve finally made their first splash as they signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Waive Tanner Kero]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:12:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6555070521.jpg
Mired in a five game losing streak, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to shake things up a bit, as they’ve waived center Tanner Kero.

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<![CDATA[Lindsey Vonn: I'm Not Representing Trump at Olympic Games]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:11:48 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lindsay-Vonn-Estrella-Esqui.jpg
American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is making it clear she'll be representing her country, but not her president, when she participates in the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

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