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Sweetness And Light

Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

Cities lose sports teams, as occasionally things have to change, and that's just part of life, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.

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Sweetness And Light

Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

It's called "the beautiful game," but sports commentator Frank Deford says that's because of who plays soccer, not because of how it's played.

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