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NBC Sports Regional Networks launches MyTeams app

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NBC Sports Regional Networks launches MyTeams app

                                                                                   FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND MOBILE APP PROVIDES FANS COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE COVERING NFL, NBA, NHL AND MLB TEAMS

LIVE STREAMS OF BLACKHAWKS/BULLS/CUBS/WHITE SOX GAMES, INCLUDING PREGAME AND POSTGAME SHOWS, AMONG CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

LIVE AND ON-DEMAND VIDEO, AUDIO AND WRITTEN CONTENT NOW GIVES FANS EXPANDED ACCESS TO THEIR FAVORITE CHICAGO PRO TEAMS

STAMFORD, Conn./CHICAGO, Ill. – Oct. 16, 2018 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today launched MyTeams by NBC Sports, a first-of-its-kind, team-focused mobile app that provides fans customized, all-in-one access to complete coverage of their favorite teams — highlighted by live-game streaming of all NBC Sports Chicago pro game telecasts featuring the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox.  MyTeams aggregates all multi-media content focused on the 25 NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB teams covered by NBC Sports Regional Networks, which includes the Chicago Bears. Starting now, fans anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

MyTeams’ innovative design features individual feeds for each team. Fans select their favorite team or teams, with no limit, in order of preference, to create a customized content offering that matches their passions, priorities and interests. MyTeams’ robust complement of live and on-demand video, podcasts and written content gives fans a single source to easily find, access and consume all of the coverage that matters most to them – including live games in the market where they subscribe, news, entertainment, analysis, commentary and more. The app’s user-friendly interface and creative presentation allow fans to navigate easily between all of their favorite teams.

MyTeams is highlighted by live coverage of NBA, NHL and MLB games produced by NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Washington. Live streams of the networks’ pregame and postgame shows, including NFL programs, will also be available on MyTeams. Live-game coverage will automatically play at the top of the respective team pages when available to fans. Authenticated subscribers of the local NBC Sports Regional Network providing the coverage in their region will be able to watch complete live games and game day shows, as well as the network’s linear television channel, from anywhere in the U.S. at no additional cost.

MyTeams pages are available for six NFL teams, seven NBA teams, five NHL teams and seven MLB teams: The NFL’s Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins; NBA’s Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards; NHL’s Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals; MLB’s Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals.

ICYMI: Bears hire Pagano as defensive coordinator; White Sox favorites for Machado; Bulls and Boylen reportedly agree to new deal

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ICYMI: Bears hire Pagano as defensive coordinator; White Sox favorites for Machado; Bulls and Boylen reportedly agree to new deal

The Bears named Chuck Pagano defensive coordinator, White Sox and Phillies are reportedly the favorites to sign Manny Machado and the Bulls and Jim Boylen agreed to a new contract. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:

Bears

The Bears moved quickly to replace the departed Vic Fangio, hiring former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator. Here's what fans can expect from Pagano in Chicago.

Despite changing defensive coordinators, one should expect continued excellence from the Bears' defense in 2019. This isn't really because of the coach, but because of the players on the Bears' defense.

Cody Parkey remained in the news following his missed field goal in last week's Wild Card game. Parkey appeared on the TODAY show to discuss the fallout from the game.

Also, Goose Island hosted a contest where contestants had one chance to kick a 43-yard field goal (the distance at which Parkey missed his kick). Those who successfully made the kick would be awarded free NFL tickets, though all 103 contestants failed, some miserably. 

Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews might have trolled Staley, the Bears mascot, during Sunday's game against the Saints.

White Sox

Late Sunday night, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that the White Sox have offered Manny Machado an eight-year contract. In the same report, Passan said that the White Sox "could portend the ability to proffer a decade-long offer" as well.

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Phillies are the "clear-cut favorite" to land Bryce Harper. In the same report, Nightengale predicted that the White Sox will sign Machado, as they will be his only suitor if/when the Phillies add Harper. The Phillies reportedly met with Harper in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Machado's high school baseball coach thinks the superstar infielder will sign with the White Sox, too.

The White Sox avoided arbitration with all four of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.

Bulls

Friday, the Bulls recorded their worst first quarter point-differential in franchise history in a 149-124 loss to the Warriors. Golden State led the Bulls 43-17 after the first 12 minutes of the game.

Saturday was much more promising for the Bulls, though they lost to the Jazz 110-102 in a hard-fought loss. Bobby Portis missed Saturday's game with elbow soreness after Warriors forward Kevin Durant seemingly hit the former intentionally during Friday's game.

Before Saturday's game, multiple reports said that the Bulls and head coach Jim Boylen agreed to a new deal. The deal makes sense considering that Boylen signed his previous contract while serving as an assistant coach.

Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews will not participate in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, as Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog beat Toews in the "Last Men In" vote.

The Blackhawks traded defenseman Jan Rutta to the Lightning for Slater Koekkoek on Friday. Tampa Bay drafted Koekkoek, 24, 10th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Where does Koekkoek fit in with the Blackhawks?

Saturday, the Blackhawks surrendered three unanswered goals against the Golden Knights, falling to Vegas 4-3 in overtime. Goaltender Collin Delia gave up all four goals, though he has been great for the Blackhawks in Corey Crawford's absence.

The Blackhawks scored two power play goals on Saturday, continuing their hot streak on the man-advantage.

Cubs

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs want a shot to sign Bryce Harper, though the team's ownership is unlikely to provide approval.

The Cubs agreed to one-year contracts with all seven of their arbitration eligible players. Where does the team's payroll stand now?

Who are the Cubs who can claim to be the only player in the Majors in 2018 to accomplish something?

Len Kasper stopped by the latest Cubs Talk Podcast.

ICYMI: Bears' season ends in unbelievable finish; Blachkawks still own Penguins; Bobby Portis makes impact in return for Bulls

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ICYMI: Bears' season ends in unbelievable finish; Blachkawks still own Penguins; Bobby Portis makes impact in return for Bulls

The Bears season ended in unbelievable fashion, the Blackhawks beat the Penguins for the 10th straight time and Bobby Portis had a good return in another Bulls loss. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:

Bears

The Bears season ended in heartbreak after a Cody Parkey field goal hit the upright and the crossbar before bouncing out in the final seconds. Parkey got booed on his way off the field and Eagles players were thanking him for missing. It turns out the field goal was slightly tipped at the line. The Bears defended their kicker.

Trey Burton didn't play with a "strange" injury and Eddie Jackson dressed, but didn't play

The Bears were stunned at the early playoff exit, so what's next for the Bears?

Blackhawks

The Blackhawks beat the Penguins for the 10th straight time on Sunday. They trailed 2-0, but picked up a 5-3 win. Earlier in the weekend, the Blackhawks sent down Dylan Sikura to Rockford and Sheldon Brookbank joined the coaching staff as an assistant. Here is a recap of how Blackhawks prospects fared at the World Juniors, including Henri Jokiharju's gold medal.

Bulls

Bobby Portis returned to the court on Sunday and had 17 points in 20 minutes. The Bulls lost to the Nets at home, but Portis' play was a bright spot. Elsewhere, Tom Thibodeau is out at Minnesota, but Fred Hoiberg could be in consideration to be his replacement. The Cavs also picked up Cam Payne on a 10-day contract only a few days after the Bulls released him.