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Jewish teen comes up short for ping pong Olympic dream

NEW YORK — A Jewish teen from suburban New York City came up short in her bid to make the US Olympics table tennis team and did not compete in the trials on Shabbat....

With Adelson’s help, Raiders might move to Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Sheldon Adelson met with the owner of the Oakland Raiders team owner to discuss the casino mogul’s plan to build a billion-dollar stadium for the NFL team....

Cavaliers fire David Blatt, former Israeli coach

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Israeli-American head coach David Blatt, who led the team to the NBA finals last season and to the best record in the Eastern...

Israel’s female athlete of the year is kickboxer, Nili Block

By Josh Hasten, JNS THE “COVER photo” quote featured on 20-year-old Nili Block’’s Facebook page says, “When My Body ‘Shouts’ Stop, My Mind ‘Screams’...

Basketball for all in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Israel’s first ever basketball league for people with special needs was launched in Jerusalem on Monday, Jan. 11. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat started the...

Aly Raisman has tough road to Rio

GLASGOW — Once the music started playing — not the “Hava Nagila” tune that made her the Jewish poster child of the London Games, but something equally folksy — Aly...

Oral cancer survivor in Ride to Conquer Cancer

By Christine DeSouza, Heritage Florida Jewish News MIAMI — It all started with a little bump on his neck. Now Jason Mendelsohn is on a mission to conquer cancer and...

Sandy Koufax: The Yom Kippur decision

WASHINGTON — Jesse Agler was pretty talented as a catcher and pitcher in Little League, yet his parents benched him regularly. That’s because the Aglers had a...

Israelis cycle in USA’s top race — in Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado...

Narron preps Israelis for World Baseball Classic

PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball...