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Sports

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wears ‘Stronger than Hate’ cleats to honor Pittsburgh synagogue victims

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game, Nov. 4, to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The cleats included the image of the Steelers’ logo and was redrawn to include a Star of David and the phrase “Stronger than Hate.” The Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-16. The day after the shooting […]
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  • Cleveland Browns sign Jewish kicker Greg Joseph

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    By ED CARROLL CLEVELAND (Cleveland Jewish News via JTA) – The Cleveland Browns have signed kicker Greg Joseph, who played football and soccer at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. Joseph, a 24-year-old rookie, was cut by the Miami Dolphins this summer after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic University.  Fellow rookie Jason […]
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  • The ‘best football player who grew up in Israel’ seeks a spot at U.S. college

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By HILLEL KUTTLER TEL AVIV (JTA) – In the summer of 2011, Yuval Fenta saw two guys tossing a football on the beach in Herzliya. He asked to participate. “You’re too small,” they responded. A dejected Fenta retreated, but not before hearing them mention an American football league that played in Israel. Seven years later, Fenta has showed them. Plans Now […]
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  • One for all, and all for one! Local Maccabi delegation returns home with 49 medals

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
      The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers sent 19 athletes and 1 artist as a joint delegation to the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Orange County, Calif. The local teen delegation earned 49 medals (15 Gold, 19 Silver, 15 Bronze). Now in its 36th year in the United States, the games are open to Jewish youth […]
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  • Jewish equestrian opts out of competition and will observe Yom Kippur

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli equestrian rider has withdrawn from Septembers world championships since the competition will take place on Yom Kippur. The International Equestrian Federation event, which will take place this year in North Carolina, is a prelude to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where Israel’s equestrian federation hopes to compete for the first time. Israeli rider Dan […]
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  • Moe Berg, catcher who became a spy, gets an exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Moe Berg is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame – as a spy, not a catcher. The shrine to the national pastime in Cooperstown, New York, recently opened an exhibit on the Jewish player, who gained more attention for his espionage than a 15-year career in which he finished with a batting average of […]
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  • Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Munich Olympics

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli sprinter broke her country’s women’s record in the 100 meters set at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Diana Vaisman, who will be 20 at the end of the month, ran the race in 11.38 seconds last week at the Israel Athletic Championship in Tel Aviv to beat the time of 11.45 by Esther Roth-Shahamorov. On Facebook, Vaisman […]
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  • Many victories celebrated in 2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon; Marathoner out-runs stalker…

    By jwadmin on July 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Eric Lagerstrom, a 29 year old from Gresham, Ore., may have been the official male top finisher in the 2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which was held on a beautiful April day in St. Petersburg, Fla.  However, in the pack of over 3,000 participants was an individual that many considered the true winner. Seventy-nine year old Tony Handler […]
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  • Area Maccabi bound teens psyched for California games

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2018
    The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers(JCCs) will join in the JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest, as part of the Orange County, Calif. Maccabi. The Games are open to Jewish youth between the ages of 13 and 16, and Artsfest for ages 12 to 17. Nineteen teen athletes and 1 artist, from 10 local communities are preparing to attend. The […]
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  • 5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

    By jwadmin on June 15, 2018
    By Ron Kaplan NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – June 8 was the most productive day for Jewish batters in Major League Baseball history. Five members of the tribe combined for six home runs on Friday, June8, to help their respective teams to victory. Here’s the scorecard: Ryan Braun, “The Hebrew Hammer,” hit two home runs, driving in five runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers […]
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