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Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame

On Sunday July 27, two of Chicago’s greatest baseball players in the 20th Century – Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux – were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa along with pitcher Tom […]

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Bears start training camp

The Chicago Bears started their quest for the 2015 Super Bowl by opening training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. This year’s camp is the second for head coach Marc Trestman and his staff. Their goal is to improve from their 8-8 record in 2013-14 and make the NFL playoffs which the Bears […]

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Argentina Defeats the Netherlands on Penalty Kicks

In a tough defensive battle, Argentina held on to win its semifinal game against the Netherlands on penalty kicks 4-2. Now Argentina has earned the right to face powerhouse Germany in the World Cup Final game on Sunday July 14. And Lionel Messi has the chance to cement his legacy next to Diego Maradona as […]

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Seventh heaven; Germany crushes Brazil 7-1

Didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Brazilian side which was destroyed by Germany on Tuesday June 8 in the World Cup semifinal. Stunned Brazilian fans wept openly at the historic loss by their beloved team. How historic? It was the largest margin of victory in World Cup semifinal history. No World Cup […]

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World Cup Predictions-The Quarter Finals

In my previous World Cup article, I predicted the outcomes for the remainder of the games. So, how am I doing? Saturday’s Games Brazil vs. Colombia. Prediction Colombia – Correct! I predicted a Brazilian victory and was not disappointed. The home team withstood a furious challenge from the Colombians, but won the game on a […]

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Dreams dashed: USA loses 2-1 to Belgium in extra time

So close, but yet so far. That’s what the US Men’s Team can say about their World Cup experience. In games against Portugal and then Belgium, the team came close to winning only to miss opportunities and give the victory to the other side. In the elimination round game against Belgium on July 1, 2014, […]

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Argentina advances in 1-0 win against Switzerland

Argentina advances in 1-0 win against Switzerland The Swiss knew what they had to do to defeat Argentina and advance to the quarterfinals – contain Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar. Messi is one of the few players who can take over a game at the international level. He did this several times for Argentina in […]

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France Defeats Nigeria 2-0

France continued its path to the World Cup with a victory over Nigeria on June 30, 2014. The victory sends the French side to the quarterfinals while Nigeria exits as one of only two African teams to make the elimination round. It seems the African continent’s hopes will rest with Algeria who plays Germany on […]

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Brazil defeats Chile on penalty kicks

World Cup host Brazil is one of the world’s most passionate soccer strongholds. The country demands excellence from its team and expectations always run high. It was no different in a very tense game on Saturday June 28, 2014 as Brazil defeated Chile on penalty kicks. It was a cold way to end a game […]

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Mexico’s World Cup Dream dies on penalty kick

Mexico’s World Cup Dream dies on penalty kick The Mexican national team had a struggle to get to the World Cup in Brazil. The road was fraught with tough qualifying matches and considerable controversy about coaching and lineups. Yet, El Tri managed to get into the tournament and made it to the elimination round. And […]