Iranian Judoka: Regime Pressured Me to Throw Match to Avoid Israeli

In his first interview since fleeing Iran for Germany following the World Judo Championships last week, judoka Saeid Mollaei admitted that Iranian authorities told him to throw a match...

Diego Schwartzman Advances to 3rd Round of US Open

(JTA) — Diego Schwartzman, the highest-ranked Jewish tennis player, has reached the third round of the U.S. Open. The 27-year-old Argentine has yet to drop a set, defeating Egor Gerasmiov of...

NFL’s Nate Ebner Reflects on First Trip to Israel

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — New England Patriots player Nate Ebner published a moving essay in The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday about his first trip to Israel. Ebner, a safety and specials teams...

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki Wins Gold Medal in Tokyo

Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal at the World Judo Championship in Tokyo on Wednesday, becoming the first Israeli to accomplish such a feat. The Israeli news site...

Cleveland Indians Star Yasiel Puig Visits Camp Simcha

(JTA) — Major League baseball star Yasiel Puig visited a Jewish camp for kids with cancer and called it “one of the best days” of his life. Puig, an outfielder...

Kevin Pillar Settles into SF Giants and Jewish Baseball Spotlight

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — For a professional athlete, Kevin Pillar is disarmingly open. Pillar, one of about a dozen Jewish players in the major leagues, spoke...

Omri Casspi Returns Home to Play for Maccabi Tel Aviv

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, will be returning home after 10 years. Casspi will play for Maccabi Tel Aviv, the...

Israeli Soccer Fans Allowed to Wave Flags in Strasbourg

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Authorities in eastern France rescinded a ban they had issued forbidding soccer fans from Israel from flying their country’s flag in the streets of Strasbourg on account of...

Israel’s Under-20 Basketball Team Takes Home European Title

The Israel under-20 men’s basketball team defeated Spain 92-84 to win its second consecutive European championship. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu congratulated the team and told them, “You have done something...

Mike Sweetney: Life On The Rebound

By Dov Lipman Mike Sweetney had it all. Named the best high-school basketball player in the Washington, DC area in 2000, he then joined the list of star centers for Georgetown...
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