Jewish ‘Philadelphia Stretcher’ New WWE Cruiserweight Champ

(JTA) — A Jewish wrestler won the World Wrestling Entertainment cruiserweight championship. Drew Gulak, known as “the Philadelphia Stretcher,” beat Akira Tozawa and the reigning champion, Tony Nesse, in a triple threat...

The 20th World Maccabiah Games

By Dr. Alex Sternberg The 20th World Maccabiah Games, or the quadrennial Jewish Olympics, is set to begin on July 6, 2017, with the spectacular opening ceremonies in the Teddy...

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...

YU Celebrates 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The Yeshiva University Department of Athletics held its second Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony in the Max Stern Athletic Center on the Wilf campus. The 2019 class of...

SportsCenter: Hempstead Town Supervisor Proclaims Jay Fiedler Day

  The Jewish Sports Heritage Association honored former NFL quarterback and Oceanside High School alum Jay Fiedler with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Temple Israel in Lawrence. For his work in...

Fired Up In February

By Judah Rhine Seventh-Grade Semifinals YOF over HAFTR. In front of a full crowd in the HAFTR gym, Flatbush faced off in the semifinals for the Yeshiva League Basketball League. This...

JSL Plays Inaugural Game

The Five Towns Jewish Sports League, an after-school hockey program for yeshiva boys in grades 1—11, got off to a roaring start on Sunday, October 30, under the direction...

Chabad Communities Across Russia Ready for Jewish World Cup Fans

If Rostov-on-Don Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Chaim Danzinger has his way, thousands of Jewish soccer fans who will descend on his storied town and 10 other historic cities for the upcoming World...

Gabe Kapler’s Firing by Phillies Latest Blow for Jewish Baseball

BY MARC BRODSKY (JTA) — 5780 has gotten off to, shall we say, a rocky start for Jewish baseball players and managers. Two major league managers have lost their jobs in the...

Danny Valencia Goes From Major Leagues to Team Israel

For most parents, having a son play on a Major League Baseball team would be a dream come true. For Danny Valencia’s parents, it wasn’t quite enough. Though proud of...
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