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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,...

Koby is surrounded by members of the Glendale Raptors Rugby Club. (Justin Purdy)

Glendale Raptors sign rookie Koby Gruenwald

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 4 The Glendale Raptors Rugby Club welcomed its newest team member on Dec. 13. This new Raptor brings to the team a love of sports,...

1933 Goudey baseball card of Moe Berg of the Washington Senators, #158. (Wikimedia)

Rare baseball card signed by Moe Berg sold

WASHINGTON — One of only two baseballs known to be signed by Moe Berg, a former major league catcher who served as a US spy and spoke seven languages, sold for...

The JCC Sox, champs of the Aleph division, l-r: Cory Smith, Jeff Hoffman, Yuri Tavbin (captain), Jordan Spigel, Brian Havermann, Steve Levine (captain), Justin Pierce, Steve Williamson, Scott Monheit, Matt King. Not pictured: Justin Blue, Steve Ferradino.

Trophies for JCC Sox, YAD Balls

THE Denver Jewish Softball League wrapped up another successful season, Aug. 28, with 18 teams. This year marked the second year of the league’s new system, with a...