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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...

Blair Braverman (Christina Bodznic)

‘Proud Jewish sled dogs’ cross the finish line

By Emily Burack NOME, Alaska — Writer and adventurer Blair Braverman raced in — and completed — the historic Iditarod sled dog race, finishing the grueling...

Students at the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass., decked out in Patriots gear, Feb. 1, 2019.

Jewish Patriots fans revel in victory

CANTON, Mass.— At a kickoff party Sunday night, Feb. 3, at the Orchard Cove senior home in this suburb about 25 miles from Boston, boisterous cheers erupted from a...

Julian Edelman wore special cleats for the Patriots' Dec. 16 game agains the Steelers.

Edelman’s cleats pay tribute to Pittsburgh victims

PITTSBURGH — New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore special cleats in honor of the victims of the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue during a...

Dave Nicholls, seated, rides in the bobsled.

Cool Runnings? Meet Israel’s bobsled team

NEW YORK— In the span of just a couple days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being a contender to represent Israel in the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Ben Roethlisberger's cleats, Nov. 4. Will Newton/Getty)

Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger honors Pittsburgh victims

PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The cleats included...

Sagi Muki (JNS)

First time: ‘Hatikvah’ played in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — Israel’s national anthem was played for the first time in Abu Dhabi at a judo tournament. Israeli lightweight Judoka Sagi Muki on Sunday, Oct. 28, won a...