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Teen makes history as highest Israeli NBA draft pick

By Marc Brodsky WASHINGTON — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...

Israel’s most unlikely sport? Bobsledding

Adam “AJ” Edelman’s first skeleton race representing the Israel Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation was a disaster. The former ice-hockey goalie and speed skater was...

MLB’s official historian was born in a DP camp

By Stephen Silver NEW YORK — From Hank Greenberg to Sandy Koufax to Alex Bregman, Jews and baseball go way back to the 19th century. It’s not just players and fans...

Israeli pitcher earns a victory in MLB debut

Dean Kremer, the first Israeli baseball player drafted into the Major Leagues, was called up to the Baltimore Orioles and earned a victory in his debut — all in less...

Sports angst in a pandemic

the summer simmers on, and the coronavirus pandemic only grows worse in the US, the wide world of sports is suddenly not looking so wide. Fans of major sports are facing...

How to run a marathon — on your balcony

PARIS — Elisha Nochomovitz, a 32-year-old French Jew, was to be among the 17,000 participants in the Barcelona Marathon on March 15. But the marathon, one of...

Coach’s journey from NBA to a championship

PHILADELPHIA — Four years ago, Ben Falk was analyzing professional basketball players for the Philadelphia 76ers. This week, he’s celebrating a championship on a...

Bible Marathon is world’s oldest

Some 4,000 contestants from Israel and around the world participated in the 5th annual international Bible Marathon that ended at the ancient site of Tel Shiloh, at...

Israel’s national baseball team after qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (IAB)

Israeli baseball bound for Tokyo

By Daniel Ben Tal When the news broke that Israel had qualified for next July’s Tokyo Olympic Games in baseball, many locals raised an eyebrow. “Baseball? I didn’t...

Sagi Muki (JNS)

Israeli judoka wins gold

Israeli judoka Sagi Muki on Aug. 28 won the gold medal in the under 81 kg weight category at the Judo World Championship in Tokyo, becoming the first Israeli in history...