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    Israelis cycle in USA’s top race — in Colorado

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado...

    Narron preps Israelis for World Baseball Classic

    PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball...

    Photo was starting point for cross-continental reunion

    BALTIMORE — Jewelry hung from Rosa Zacharia’s ears and neck. Bracelets adorned her wrists and she wore rings on six of her fingers. She and her family were dressed to...

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jewish owner speaks

    BALTIMORE — Jeffrey Vinik, the owner of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, is experiencing a first: his team playing in the Stanley Cup Finals, which...

    Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for Marlins

    MIAMI — For Joel Mael, the Shabbat-observing vice chairman of the Miami Marlins, the team’s free spending in the offseason was wise from a financial perspective....

    Getting the lay-up of it

    Former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach leapfrogs (like LeBron) to Cavaliers WASHINGTON — With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt...

    From Rangers fan to NHL top boss

    NEW YORK — In the late 1960s, Gary Bettman would finish classes at his Queens high school, take the subway to Madison Square Garden and whip out his student ID...

    Merging sports with charity

    BALTIMORE — At the first Detroit Tigers game he attended, in 1940, Bob Matthews saw slugging first baseman Hank Greenberg play. Now a retired orthodontist living in...

    ‘The Cheese Guy’ ages kosher 60-pound wheels in his basement

    ROSH HASHANAH EDITION SECTION D PAGE 3 YONKERS, NY —— If you’’re going to Brent Delman’’s home in this New York City suburb on the first day of Rosh...

    Daughter visits rescuer in Belgium

    BALTIMORE — Tanya Klein grew up knowing that her mother, Tova Silverstein (nee Lowenbraun), had survived the Holocaust in hiding in her native Belgium. Mom, however,...