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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...

Puig: ‘One of the best days of my life’

Baseball star Yasiel Puig visited a Jewish camp for kids with cancer and called it “one of the best days” of his life. Puig, an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians,...

Israeli pitcher Harel Kronik

Israeli baseball takes first at European qualifiers

By Josh Hasten Does America’s favorite pastime have a chance of becoming Israel’s? Playing in their first major international tournament, Israel’s U18 (“18 and...

Noah Lews

Denverites win gold at Maccabi games

By Sophie Pomeranz, IJN intern The 14th edition of the Pan-American Maccabi Games took place July 5-15 in Mexico City, where 3,800 athletes from 19 countries compete in...

Jack Hughes

Teen is first Jewish No. 1 overall pick in NHL draft

NEW YORK — Jack Hughes, even at 18, is no stranger to making history. And now he’s done it again, becoming the first Jewish player to be drafted No. 1 overall by the...

US Women's National Team

Women’s World Cup Jewish fun facts

By Emily Burack PARIS — There aren’t any Jewish players that we know of at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7 in France. The...

Players from Chelsea and the New England Revolution vie in a charity match at Gillette Stadium, May 15, 2019.

International soccer match fights hate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the New England Revolution and England’s Chelsea Football Club took the field on a chilly evening in mid-May at Gillette Stadium, home of...

Sammy Sadovnik. (Telemundo Deportes)

‘Gooooooaaaal!’ — then, off to visit Israel

By Emily Burack MIAMI — Viewers of soccer on Telemundo are likely familiar with the “gooooooooaaaal” call that their announcers helped make famous. Those who’ve...

Bruce Pearl of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with his team after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 77-71 in the 2019 NCAA tournament.(Christian Petersen/Getty)

Jewish coach heads to Final Four

By Marc Brodsky AUBURN, Ala. — Bruce Pearl has won plenty of accolades and championships in a basketball coaching career spanning nearly three decades, including...