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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...

L-r: Harrison Rae with Sam and Ben Orkin near the Inca ruins.

Orkins kayak the world

This summer, brothers Ben and Sam Orkin of Aurora traveled throughout Peru navigating rivers in remote areas of the country. “Traveling provides a chance to gain a...

Zach Strom carries the ball during last summer's Maccabiah tournament.

In rugby, USA top of the pile at Maccabiah

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION A PAGE 12 When he first heard from a teammate that there was an international rugby team composed exclusively of Jewish players, Zach...

New York Giants offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty at mini camp on May 25, 2017 in East Rutherford, NJ. (Evan Pinkus/AP)

Jewish Giant

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION D PAGE 6 NEW YORK — As a rookie in the National Football League, New York Giants offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty was splitting most...

Fireworks at the opening ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem, July 6. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Maccabiah is good for Israel

Maccabiah is world’s third largest sporting event Some 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries prepared to head back to their home countries this week following the...

Diego Schwartzman practicing in Buenos Aires, Feb. 1. (Gabriel Rossi/Getty)

World’s best Jewish tennis player

LONDON — At Wimbledon, currently underway through July 16, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from...

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, June 15.

NFL Hall of Famers in Israel

RAMAT HASHARON, Israel — An Israeli soldier clapped football great and Vietnam War veteran Roger Staubach on the shoulder at a soccer field here, telling the 1963...