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Julian Edelman named Super Bowl MVP

Patriots wide receiver with Jewish heritage named Most Valuable Player as New England bests Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl.JTA, 2/4/2019, 7:09 AM

Watch: The Super Bowl explained by Israelis

Jewish Agency's Israeli emissaries discuss what they've learned (and it's not much) about America's favorite sport.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 2/1/2019, 9:40 PM

Hank Greenberg’s bat is up for auction

Bat used by legendary Jewish baseball player currently selling for over $8,000.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/30/2019, 9:47 PM

Polish Olympic swimmer won’t coach Malaysian team

Olympic swimmer Bart Kizierowski refuses offer to coach Malaysian team over ban on Israeli athletes after country loses Paralympics rights.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/29/2019, 4:01 PM

'There is no place for anti-Israel discrimination in sports'

Israeli Paralympic swimming champ hopes decision to strip Malaysia of championship will deter other countries from banning Israelis.Benny Toker, 1/28/2019, 1:24 PM

One injured in Israeli Arab soccer riot

Fans of Israeli Arab Sahknin soccer team throw chairs, bottles, and even benches onto field following loss to Maccabi Petah Tikva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 10:57 PM

Robert Kraft’s New England Patriots advance to Super Bowl LIII

Prominent Jewish philanthropist, winner of the 'Jewish Nobel' to see the NFL team he owns in its ninth Super Bowl since 2000.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/22/2019, 9:52 AM

Malaysia: We won't host any more events involving Israel

Malaysia's foreign minister reiterates that Israeli swimmers will not be permitted into the country for Paralympics qualifier.Elad Benari, 1/17/2019, 6:26 AM

Disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea over fan anti-Semitism

UEFA begins disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea following alleged anti-Semitic chanting.Ben Ariel, 1/16/2019, 6:25 AM

Julian Edelman's cleats yield $10k to family of shooting victims

Firm pays $10k for New England Patriots' wide receivers' game cleats to benefit families of Pittsburgh shooting victims.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 1/13/2019, 8:30 AM

Malaysia will not allow Israelis to attend Paralympics qualifier

International Paralympic Committee disappointed over Malaysia's refusal to allow Israeli swimmers to attend competition this summer.Elad Benari, 1/13/2019, 5:29 AM

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins 'Jewish Nobel'

Philanthropist Robert Kraft, 77, is the winner of the $1 million Genesis Prize, the so-called Jewish Nobel.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 1/9/2019, 3:57 PM

PA rejects soccer players who played in Israel

PA soccer federation head Jibril Rajoub bans Arab players who are playing in Israeli leagues from being part of “Palestine” soccer team.Elad Benari, 1/8/2019, 6:37 AM

Young woman wins table tennis Gold on fast day

Estee Ackerman of New York wins US Championship on 10th of Tevet.Mordechai Sones, 1/1/2019, 5:26 PM

Beitar Jerusalem soccer player stabbed

Hours after last night's game against Hapoel Haifa, member of J'lem team stabbed at entrance to his house in Ashdod. Investigation underway.Neri Weiss, 1/1/2019, 2:18 PM

Rapper apologizes for anti-Semitic lyrics quoted by NBA star

Rapper whose song lyrics got LeBron James into hot water when apologizes to Jewish community.Ben Ariel, 12/26/2018, 5:11 AM

LeBron James apologizes for sharing song's 'Jewish money' lyrics

Lakers forward LeBron James offers apology after posting lyric from rap song discussing 'Jewish money'.Sam Sokol, JTA, 12/25/2018, 7:33 AM

LeBron James sparks controversy quoting 'Jewish money' lyrics

Basketball star LeBron James comes under fire after posting lyrics to new rap song about 'getting Jewish money'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 8:35 AM

Ex-Major Leaguer goes from baseball to prison to Torah study

Former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra said to be attending weekly Torah study classes with Chabad.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/18/2018, 7:27 AM

Patriots' wide receiver honors Pittsburgh victims

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, pays tribute to 11 victims of shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue.Elad Benari, 12/17/2018, 5:44 AM

Israel has a bobsled team, and it wants to compete in Olympics

In days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being an Olympic contender for Israel. It all started with a Facebook post.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 12/12/2018, 6:32 PM

Watch: Soccer superstar Messi joins 'Beitar Jerusalem' fan club

J'lem soccer team owner presents Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi with fan club membership card at event in Barcelona.JTA, 12/6/2018, 1:21 PM

Israeli basketball players greeted by Auschwitz sign

Players of Maccabi Tel Aviv encounter "Arbeit Machi Frei" sign at their hotel in Istanbul.Neri Weiss, 12/6/2018, 3:39 AM

Rivlin meets paralympians 50 years after paralympics in Israel

President meets with paralympians to mark 50th anniversary of 1968 Tel Aviv Paralympics. 'You are the Maccabees of our generation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2018, 3:37 PM

Spain: Water polo match against Israel cancelled

Spanish sports minister apologizes after Barcelona water polo match against Israeli team canceled due to organizer’s decision to boycott it.JTA, 11/27/2018, 3:21 PM

Argentina: Soccer fans chant ‘killing the Jews to make soap’

Home-team fans chant about 'killing the Jews to make soap' during match with team associated with Jews, riot when the visitors win.JTA, 11/25/2018, 10:25 AM

Israeli basketball coach: I would've voted for Michelle Obama

Israeli-American basketball coach David Blatt: If you’ve got leaders like we’ve got right now in the world, we’re in big trouble.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/23/2018, 10:08 PM

Hockey fan donates $19,000 prize to synagogue shooting victims

Washington Capitals hockey fan donates winnings from raffle to fund benefiting those wounded in synagogue massacre.JTA, 11/14/2018, 7:23 AM

Sabbath-observant soccer fans travel to Spain to watch match

Group of Argentinian Jewish soccer fans fly to Spain for final match - only to find game has been delayed due to weather.JTA, 11/11/2018, 6:37 PM

Omri Casspi receives NBA championship ring

First Israeli to play in the NBA receives his championship ring from the Golden State Warriors.Ben Ariel, 11/7/2018, 6:07 AM

Popular Brazilian soccer team uniforms honor Pittsburgh victims

Players for one of Brazil’s largest soccer teams wear uniforms featuring names of Pittsburgh shooting attack victims during Sunday match.JTA, 11/6/2018, 4:21 PM

Soccer teams ask to change finals ‘to respect Jewish community’

Presidents of two soccer club finalists for Libertadores cup ask that final match be rescheduled 'to respect our Jewish fans'.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 11/5/2018, 4:02 PM

Steelers hold moment of silence for synagogue shooting victims

Watch: Pittsburgh Steelers hold moment of silence in honor of victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting that left 11 dead, 6 wounded.JTA, 10/29/2018, 7:29 AM

Watch: Minister tears up as Israeli anthem played in UAE

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev tears us as she hears Israeli anthem played for first time Arab Gulf state.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2018, 7:19 PM

European soccer lifts ban on airing World Cup in Judea, Samaria

Public broadcaster will be allowed to air preliminary games of the World Cup and Euro 2020 - including in communities of Judea and Samaria.JTA, 10/24/2018, 8:27 PM

Israel’s Youth Olympic team brings home 3 medals

Israeli team brings home one gold medal, one silver, and one bronze at this year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.JTA, 10/21/2018, 3:22 PM

Report: Olympian not considering selling his gold medal

Israel's only Olympic gold medalist changes his mind about selling prized medal.Gary Willig, 10/16/2018, 8:16 PM

Israel’s only Olympic gold medalist auctioning his medal

Windsurfing champion Gal Fridman says financial situation is forcing him to part with precious Olympic medal.JTA, 10/16/2018, 6:43 PM

Chelsea to send racist fans on trips to Auschwitz

Chelsea Football Club considering sending racist supporters on trips to Nazi concentration camp instead of imposing banning orders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018, 5:03 AM

10 American Jewish baseball players to become Israeli citizens

8 pitchers, 2 batters to become Israeli citizens to play for Israeli baseball team during 2020 Olympic games.JTA, 10/10/2018, 10:58 PM

Regev: 'UEFA scores own goal'

Culture and Sport Minister attacks European Football Association demand not to broadcast Israeli team matches to Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 6:43 PM

Israeli national team won't be broadcast in Judea and Samaria?

Israeli broadcaster reportedly not allowed to broadcast in Judea and Samaria national team qualifying matches for Euro and World Cup.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 1:14 PM

Erdan: Suspend Rajoub from International Olympic Committee

Strategic Affairs Minister calls on IOC to suspend PA official Jibril Rajoub who has already been suspended by FIFA.Neri Weiss, 10/3/2018, 5:01 AM

Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen to start with Arizona Cardinals

Jewish quarterback Josh Rosen plays with 'a lot of confidence,' Cardinals coach says.JTA, 9/26/2018, 9:50 AM

French soccer club to ban fan who used Nazi salute

Lyon supporter who made Nazi salute during game against Manchester to be banned from attending further games.JTA, 9/20/2018, 10:49 PM

‘Best footballer who grew up in Israel’ seeks spot at US college

21-year-old running back Yuval Fenta, Israel's Offensive Player of the Year, intends to start this season at a US college.Hillel Kuttler - JTA, 9/18/2018, 7:58 AM

Moran Samuel takes silver at world rowing championships

Paralympic Champion reaches great heights once again only 4 months after giving birth; Dani Fridman breaks personal and Israeli record.Mordechai Sones, 9/16/2018, 4:38 PM

Israeli gymnast wins another silver medal

19-year-old Linoy Ashram wins silver medal in the individual all-around final of the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/14/2018, 8:33 PM

Israeli teen athlete takes home two medals

Israel's Linoy Ashram wins 2 medals at World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.JTA, 9/14/2018, 10:27 AM

Israeli judokas to participate in UAE tourney under Israeli flag

Following cancellation of previous events due to refusal to permit Israeli national symbols, Israeli flag to be featured at UAE event.JTA, 9/13/2018, 3:22 PM

Jewish baseball player-turned-spy gets Hall of Fame exhibit

Moe Berg is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame – as a spy, not a catcher.JTA, 9/9/2018, 8:42 AM

UAE judo competition to treat Israelis equally

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam reinstated after its organizers promise equal treatment to Israeli athletes.Elad Benari, 9/4/2018, 4:44 AM

Argentinian soccer star scrambles to stay in Israel

Argentinian soccer player living in Israel for a decade loses contract - and faces deportation - but hopes to stay in country.JTA, 9/2/2018, 3:58 PM

'Inciting to murder Israelis didn't seem to bother FIFA'

Why was PA soccer head only booted from FIFA after his calls against Messi? 'When Rajoub incited to murder Israelis, FIFA was silent.'Benny Toker, 8/27/2018, 1:17 PM

Rajoub to appeal FIFA suspension

Head of PA soccer federation says he will appeal FIFA’s year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.Ben Ariel, 8/26/2018, 5:55 AM

PA soccer chief criticizes FIFA suspension, blames Israel

Jibril Rajoub says FIFA decision to suspend him for one year is based on misinformation based in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/25/2018, 1:07 AM

FIFA suspends PA's soccer czar over call to burn Messi shirts

"The Disciplinary Committee has decided that Jibril Rajoub's utterances promote hatred and violence."Guy Cohen, 8/24/2018, 4:20 PM