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Fireworks at the opening ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem, July 6. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Maccabiah is good for Israel

By Adam Abrams Maccabiah is world’s third largest sporting event Some 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries prepared to head back to their home countries this week...

Diego Schwartzman practicing in Buenos Aires, Feb. 1. (Gabriel Rossi/Getty)

World’s best Jewish tennis player

LONDON — At Wimbledon, currently underway through July 16, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from...

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, June 15.

NFL Hall of Famers in Israel

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel — An Israeli soldier clapped football great and Vietnam War veteran Roger Staubach on the shoulder at a soccer field here, telling the 1963...

Alejandro Eskenazi, Havana native, now pitches in Israel. (Hillel Kuttler)

From Havana to coaching Israeli baseball

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION C PAGE 12 TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro...

Infielder Cody Decker of Team Israel holds team mascot The Mensch on the Bensch in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

Team Israel baseball gear a home run with kvelling fans

TEL AVIV — A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic,...

Josh Zeid celebrating Israel's win over South Korea. (Getty)

Jamaican bobsledders…Israeli baseball players

Team Israel is steaming ahead in the World Baseball Classic. The team defeated Korea in the first game of the World Baseball Classic, 2-1, in the 10th inning on Monday,...

Left: Team Israel Manager Jerry Weinstein, r, chats with Peter Kurz. Right: Team Israel catch Ryan Lavarnway on a team tour to Israel last month.

Team Israel prepares for World Baseball

When Team Israel heads to South Korea to compete in the World Baseball Classic next week, they’ll be taking a bit of Colorado with them. Quite a bit, actually. The...

Patriot Martellus Bennett, shown here in a game against the San Francisco 49ers, is one of the players slated to visit Israel. (Ezra Shaw/Getty)

NFL players will play exhibition game in Israel

JERUSALEM — A group of National Football Leaguers will visit Israel and play an exhibition game against a squad from the Israel Football Assn. Israel’s tourism and...

Estee Ackerman holding certificates representing the five medals she won in this month's US Open in table tennis.

National Pingpong champ is Orthodox teen

NEW YORK — She’s beaten a table tennis Hall of Famer. She’s beaten Jewish philanthropists in suits and high heels. She’s beaten tennis champion Rafael Nadal. And...

Moshe Dayan greeted the Maccabi players before the game.

Israeli basketball: ‘On the Map’

By Jeffrey Barken The stakes could not have been higher when Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team faced its heavily favored rival, the Russian CSKA Moscow squad,...