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Seeking to send a sport soaring

Don Chew leaned in close, crinkled his nose and offered a Cheshire smile that threatened to envelop his face. Yes, he said, he is well aware that his grand dream -- a foreign man pioneering badminton, a foreign sport, in a foreign land -- has been preposterous from the start. But, he said, here's the thing: "It's all coming true." Chew's American tale has its roots in his native Thailand. It incorporates faces from Laos, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. It takes place along the industrial northern tip of Main Street in the city of Orange. There, you'll find a cinder block wholesaler, a cement factory and a metal-cutting shop -- and one large, pink,...

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