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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

Baseball and American sports is so depressing I was so excited about the chances of a Chicago Cubs victory in this year’s World Series game that I drove to Wrigley Field to purchase some Cubs souvenirs to celebrate, only to be reminded where those chotskies (not Tsatskeles) came from By Ray Hanania I was so…

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The first Cubs curse was by an Arab

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The first Cubs curse was by an Arab

The first Cubs curse was by an Arab, but it was for a good reason. It was issued by Abdullah al-Tidhatch in 1908 after the Cubs refused to reinstate the league’s first Arab player, Fareed Habibi, according to sources, myths and old wive’s tales By Ray Hanania I worked at Chicago City Hall and I knew…

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Palestinians run in Chicago & California marathons

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Palestinians run in Chicago & California marathons

Palestinians run in Chicago & California marathons Palestinians, American Arabs and others will be among the thousands of runners in marathons across the United States this week including at the annual Bank of America Marathon in Chicago on Sunday Oct. 9, and in Mountain View and Cupertino in California on Thursday, October 13 and San Francisco,…

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Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams

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Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams

Urge FIFA to drop illegal Israeli soccer teams. FIFA urged to take action against soccer clubs representing illegal settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Arab American Institute leads campaign to urge FIFA to adhere to its rules banning clubs organized on occupied territories that discriminate on the basis of religion and/or race Ahead of the…

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Palestine United wins 2016 soccer championship

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Palestine United wins 2016 soccer championship

Palestine United wins 2016 International championship. Soccer team named in honor of Palestine wins 2016 international championship in U.S. Competition A team of Arab teenagers who played soccer under the banner “Palestine United” won the 2016 KICS Cup International Soccer competition hosted here in Chicago. Organized by Coaches Sami Mahdi, Ali Abuhellaleh and Samir Al-Beitoni,…

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UAE first to win 2016 Olympic Medal for Arab World

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UAE first to win 2016 Olympic Medal for Arab World

UAE first to win 2016 Olympic Medal for Arab World The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to win a medal in the Olympic competitions in Rio in Brazil. Sergiu Toma, who was born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union and has been a UAE citizen for many years, won the Bronze Medal…

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