<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Sports]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.com en-usThu, 17 Jan 2019 03:57:16 -0600Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:57:16 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cubs Convention: Bryant, Baez to Appear at Event]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:00:09 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833178992.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are getting set for their annual fan convention this weekend, and here are the players who will be attending.

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<![CDATA[Ozzie Guillen, Frank Thomas Added to SoxFest Lineup]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:28:44 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ozzie_finale_1.jpg
For the first time since he left the team after the 2011 season, former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen will be at the team’s annual Fan Festival later this month, the club announced this week.

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<![CDATA[Gould Discusses Possibility of Returning to Bears]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:36:55 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GouldGameWinner.PNG
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould still has plenty of connections to the Chicago Bears, but with free agency looming, could a reunion with the team be in the cards?

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<![CDATA[Machado's Agent Shoots Down White Sox Rumors]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:04:02 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1054062150.jpg
The baseball world is on pins and needles waiting for Manny Machado to pick his free agency destination, but the superstar’s agent launched an all-out blitz against rumors surrounding the offers his client...

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<![CDATA[Maddon Gives Blunt Answer About Cubs' Harper Chances]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:53:41 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1044918470.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have long been viewed as a team tailor-made for free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, but according to at least one high-profile member of the club’s leadership team, fans shouldn’t hold...

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<![CDATA[Donatell Leaves Bears, Joins Fangio's Staff]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:44:15 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/GettyImages-113580112.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be looking for a new defensive backs coach next season, as Ed Donatell has joined Vic Fangio with the Denver Broncos.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Ricketts Won't Hold Q&A Panel at Convention]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:37:34 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-859443102.jpg
The Chicago Cubs will host their annual Convention at the Sheraton this weekend, but during an offseason with plenty of storylines, fans will not get to hear from the team’s ownership.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Yankees MVP Closer Accused of Child Sex Abuse]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:12:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john-wetteland-mug-blur.jpg
World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland is out on bond, accused in North Texas of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.Wetteland, 52, who now lives in Trophy Club, was booked into the Denton County Jail...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Release Full List of Players Attending Convention]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:37:28 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835610790.png
The Chicago Cubs released the full list of players and alumni who will appear at the team's annual convention Monday, announcing a stacked list of appearances in the the weekend full of festivities.

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<![CDATA[Bears Execs Didn't Know Parkey Would Appear on 'Today']]> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:56:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BEARS+PRESSER+MONDAY+-+12420227_35236559.jpg
It appears the Bears didn't know Cody Parkey would be making an appearance on the "Today Show" just days after his now-infamous double doink that marked the end of the team's season this month.
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<![CDATA[UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's Perfect-10 Floor Routine Goes Viral]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:58:52 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/UCLA_Gymnast_1200x675_1425201731522.jpg
UCLA Bruin Katelyn Ohashi put together a show-stopping gymnastics floor routine Saturday in Anaheim, and video of the performance was viewed over 9 million times within 24 hours of being posted, with even]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Letting Go of Multiple Defensive Coaches, Reports Say]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 23:01:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454956674.jpg
The Chicago Bears have already made a big hire this offseason in Chuck Pagano, but the rest of their defensive coaching staff could get a bit of a shake-up.

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<![CDATA[Report: White Sox Make Big Offer to Machado]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:49:54 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1054062150.jpg
The Chicago White Sox have been one of the biggest pursuers of highly-prized free agent Manny Machado, and according to a new report, they’ve made him a very substantial offer.

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<![CDATA[Foles Interception Dooms Eagles in Game vs. Saints]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:58:38 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1093748282.jpg
The Chicago Bears had their season ended at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but this week a possible victory slipped through the fingers of the defending Super Bowl champions.

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<![CDATA[Pats Honor Daughter of Chargers’ Brandon Mebane]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 23:16:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_02_13.Still003.jpg
The New England Patriots honored the daughter of Los Angeles Chargers player Brandon Mebane before Sunday’s game. Makenna Mebane died on Jan. 3 at the age of 7 weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Assign Davidson to Rockford]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:07:56 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1045138512.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a roster move on Sunday morning, assigning defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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<![CDATA[Dolphins Legend, Super Bowl Champion Bob Kuechenberg Dies]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:42:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_071216035015.jpg
The Miami Dolphins on Sunday said that former player Bob Kuechenberg has died.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Bulls Agree to Re-Worked Deal With Boylen]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:23:06 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1082611784.jpg
In a move sure to stir strong feelings among Chicago Bulls fans, the team has reportedly agreed to a reworked deal with head coach Jim Boylen.

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<![CDATA[We're All Cody Parkey: No Winners at Field Goal Challenge]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:31:45 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Field+Goal+Posts+1-12_35212832.jpg
A large group of Chicago Bears fans braved the cold and headed to the Goose Island Brewery on Saturday to see if they could do what Cody Parkey was unable to do: hit a 43-yard field goal.]]>
<![CDATA[Adrian Amos Gets Big Fine for Hit on Ertz]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:07:24 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1076000302.jpg
Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos has received a significant fine for his hit on Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz during last week’s NFC Wild Card Game at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Pagano Hired as Bears New Defensive Coordinator]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:46:33 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-900094948.jpg
After just one day, the Chicago Bears have already found their new defensive coordinator, as former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been hired by the team.

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<![CDATA[White Sox Avoid Arbitration With Abreu, Rodon]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:00:48 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-942057496.jpg
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with four arbitration-eligible players on contracts, including first baseman Jose Abreu.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trade Jan Rutta to Lightning]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:16:28 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-900605778.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Jan Rutta to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a swap of depth blue liners Friday.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bryant, Baez Agree to Deals With Cubs]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:02:27 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833178992.jpg
Chicago Cubs infielders Kris Bryant and Javier Baez will both get significant raises for next season after both players reportedly agreed to new contracts with the team.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Interview Pagano for D.C. Job]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:29:50 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-900094948.jpg
The Chicago Bears have moved quickly to interview candidates to replace former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, and they went outside the organization for at least one of those interviews.

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<![CDATA[Report: White Sox Avoid Arbitration With Colome]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:17:23 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1005368364.jpg
The Chicago White Sox have reportedly avoided arbitration with relief pitcher Alex Colome, signing him to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Agree to Deals With Arbitration-Eligible Players]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:03:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1003947266.jpg
The Chicago Cubs have reportedly avoided arbitration with a quartet of players at Friday’s deadline, signing them all to one-year contracts.

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<![CDATA[Parkey Shares What He's Done Since Infamous Kick]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:57:39 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1090674158.jpg
Cody Parkey says he went into his now-infamous kick in the Bears' final game of the season with "a lot of confidence."

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<![CDATA[Report: Cubs, Hendricks Avoid Salary Arbitration]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:32:28 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cubsAP_18266677009670.jpg
The Chicago Cubs are going to have to make deals with numerous arbitration-eligible players this offseason, but they reportedly got one deal done to get that process started.

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<![CDATA[Fangio Introduced to Denver Media After Landing Job]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:47:28 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BRONCOS+NAME+FANGIO+HEAD+COACH.+-+13073620_35192216.jpg
Vic Fangio was introduced as the 17th head coach of the Denver Broncos on Thursday, and as he took the reins on the team, he revealed that he was sporting one last tie to the Chicago Bears organization.]]>
<![CDATA[White Sox Ink Jon Jay to 1-Year Deal]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:11:06 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-1034477990.jpg
The Chicago White Sox have once again dipped their toes into the free agency pool, signing outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Brewers Ink Yasmani Grandal to a 1-Year Contract]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:47:11 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1054043820.jpg
Another Chicago Cubs rival made a big splash in free agency on Wednesday, as the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to a one-year deal with catcher Yasmani Grandal.

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<![CDATA[Pace, Nagy Praise Fangio as He Takes Broncos Job]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:28:32 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Vic+Fangio+Sidelines+1-10_35190024.jpg
The Denver Broncos made it official on Thursday, hiring Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their new head coach.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Begin Search for New Defensive Coordinator]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:48:12 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1081058748.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a big decision to make as they work to replace defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

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<![CDATA[Khalil Mack Bows Out of Pro Bowl]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:17:04 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Khalil+mack+12-16.jpg
Chicago Bears superstar Khalil Mack will not participate in this year’s Pro Bowl due to an injury, according to a press release issued by the New York Giants.]]>
<![CDATA[Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Breaks Elbow in Fall on Stairs]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:07:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aly-raisman.jpg
Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow."

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<![CDATA[Bears' Vic Fangio to Be Denver Broncos Head Coach: Reports]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:18:36 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_19007755718894.jpg
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has reached an agreement to become the Denver Broncos' head coach next season, according to multiple reports.

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