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Rising Sport Hopes to Call Chicago Home

There's no question the World Cup did wonders for soccer's profile in the United States. Now another group of athletes hopes their sport might also catch on stateside. And they hope to make Chicago their capital. Team Handball is the game. And Jacque Messel, president of the Chicago Inter Handball Club, is its avid American advocate. This weekend teams hope to take their sport to a whole new level. Messel tells us more.

The "Battle of Chicago" match between Germany and Poland will take place Saturday, July 17 at the UIC Pavilion.

Music Button: George Thorogood, "Willie and the Hand Jive", from the CD Greatest Hits-30 Years of Rock, (Capitol)

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