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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...

Ahmad Abughaush, the Palestinian Jordanian who won a gold in Taekwondo.

Palestinian wins Jordan’s first ever gold

RIO DE JANIERO (JTA) — Jordan won its first-ever Olympic medal — a gold — thanks to the performance of a Palestinian taekwondo fighter whose family left Israel 20...

Sagi Muki of Israel reacts after being defeated by Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia in Rio. (David Ramos/Getty)

Israel snags bronze in judo

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Yarden Gerbi became the first Israeli to medal at the Rio Olympics, bringing home a bronze in the women’s 63-kg judo competition. Gerbi...

Amar'e Stoudemire when he was a Knick takes on the Rockets.(Scott Halleran/Getty)

Amar’e Stoudemire will play in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, has signed a two-year deal with the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team. The team announced the deal...