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Giro champion Gino Bartali will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship

By Mira Vigevani Gino Bartali, three-time winner of the Giro d’Italia and twice of the Tour de France in the 1930s, will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship...

Astro Alex Bregman in action against the LAD Didgers during game seven of the 2017 World Series. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

Winning Alex Bregman looks forward to Astros’ season

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sitting on a couch near his locker at the Houston Astros’ spring training facility here in mid-March, Alex Bregman is reflecting about an...

Gabriel Leitner of YU drives on a Purchase College defender, Feb. 25.

YU basketball in NCAA contest

NEW YORK — The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team has earned its first berth in the NCAA Division III basketball tournament. On Feb. 25, the Maccabees defeated...

Arielle Gold at her victory ceremony. (Cameron Spencer/Getty)

Bronze for Jewish Coloradan Arielle Gold

SEOUL — American snowboarder Arielle Gold, 21, earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Feb. 13. Gold, who is...

AJ Edelman, the 'Hebrew Hammer' (Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty)

Jews represent at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NEW YORK — The world is about to revolve around Pyeongchang, a mountainous county in the northern half of South Korea, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jewish fans...

Young Arab hockey players practicing on rollerblades in Nazareth.

Meet the Nazareth Tigers, Israel’s Arab ice hockey team

By Larry Luxner NAZARETH, Israel — On a recent Friday evening, as prayers from nearby mosques blared over loudspeakers and the sun dipped below a horizon dotted with...

Chris Watson shows off a memento from Hapoel Beersheba's 2014-15 championship.

Black basketball players love Israel

CHANUKAH 5778SECTION A PAGE 18 NEW YORK — Chris Watson played four standout years of basketball at Niagara University, where he became one of the upstate New York...

Joc Pederson

Pederson breaks record

LOS ANGELES — Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week set a new home run record for Jewish players in one World Series. Pederson, a lefty-swinging...

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin speaking at the opening of the team’s new training center. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty)

New Yorker revives Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — When Peter Feigin took over as president of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, he pledged that the long-beleaguered NBA team would become one of the most...

L-r: Sylvan Adams, Nir Barkat, Ivan Basso, Yariv Levin, Alberto Contador, Miri Regev and Mauroa Vegni.

First ‘Grand Tour’ cycling race in Israel

JERUSALEM — In May, 2018, the Giro d’Italia, a major event in the global sporting calendar, will begin in Jerusalem. This will be the first time in history that a...