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Immortal Enemies

You’re going to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the United Center, and you’ve been excited for days. You’ve told friends and relatives, all of whom are envious. “Do they still chase each other with the bucket?” “Do they still jam the ball under their jerseys?” “Do they still stick the ball under their opponents’ jerseys?” […]

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Lost & Found

Soccer was a pretty big deal in Chicago in 1981. When the Chicago Sting won the Soccer Bowl, the championship of the North American Soccer League, they returned to a hero’s welcome: thousands of people greeted the team at O’Hare and an estimated 150,000 watched them parade down LaSalle Street. It was the first championship […]