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Cleveland Browns Jewish kicker shows up at Jewish kid's b-day

Cleveland Browns kicker Greg Joseph attends a football-themed 5th birthday party at a local Jewish day school. 'A real mensch.'Marcy Oster, JTA, Thursday, 11:50 AM

Drowning out jeers, Polish soccer fans applaud Israeli anthem

Thousands of Polish soccer fans attending match in Warsaw between their national team and Israel’s applaud during the playing of 'Hatikvah.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/12/2019, 6:01 PM

Polish soccer team calls win over Israeli team a 'pogrom'

Official Facebook page of Polish soccer team says it inflicted "a pogrom" on Israeli team with 4 to 0 win.Cnaan Liphshiz, 6/12/2019, 11:56 AM

Ryan Braun breaks Hank Greenberg’s record

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun hits 332nd home run, breaking Hank Greenberg's record - the most home runs for a Jewish player.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 6/12/2019, 7:04 AM

Haredi woman takes first place at Latvia marathon

Beatie Deutsch, a resident of Har Nof, Jerusalem, finishes in first place in the Riga Marathon in Latvia.Ben Shaul, 5/19/2019, 9:52 PM

History in Iran: Athletes will not be boycotted

Iranian Judo Federation agrees to stop boycotting Israeli athletes and to abide by non-discrimination principles of Olympic Charter.Neri Weiss, 5/12/2019, 5:46 AM

Israeli judokas win three medals at Grand Slam Championship

Gefen Primo wins the bronze, Tohar Butbul wins a silver medal and the great Sagi Muki wins the gold medal in Baku, Azerbaijan.Neri Weiss, 5/11/2019, 10:47 PM

PA soccer chief urges Spanish team not to play in Jerusalem

Jibril Rajoub pressuring Atlético Madrid to cancel game in Jerusalem as he is being treated at an Israeli hospital.Elad Benari, 5/10/2019, 4:02 AM

UK Football Clubs visit the Auschwitz death camp

Arutz Sheva speaks with players from the Chelsea Football Club who attended March of the Living as part of campaign against anti-Semitism.Yoni Kempinski, Poland, 5/3/2019, 12:09 AM

NFL player expresses anger over synagogue attack

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman expresses anger over attack on synagogue - and pride for 'strength of our community'.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/28/2019, 8:16 PM

Buenos Aires city honors career of Jewish swimmer Damian Blaum

Argentinean Olympic swimmer who started his career at a Jewish sports club honored by Buenos Aires as 'Outstanding Sports Personality.'JTA, 4/25/2019, 1:56 PM

British, US soccer teams to send group to March of the Living

Chelsea Football Club, owned by Roman Abramovich, and New England Revolution, owned by Robert Kraft, announce joint delegation.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 4/18/2019, 10:03 AM

Jewish outfielder Kevin Pillar traded to San Francisco

San Francisco Giants acquire Jewish outfielder Kevin Pillar from Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for three players.Elad Benari and JTA, 4/3/2019, 4:11 AM

Alex Bregman signs the largest-ever contract for Jewish athlete

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman signs six-year, $100 million contract - the largest deal ever for a Jewish athlete.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 3/22/2019, 7:56 AM

In Jerusalem marathon, thousands run for special ed kids

Thousands run for Team Shalva in the 2019 Jerusalem Marathon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2019, 10:49 AM

Amare Stoudemire granted Israeli citizenship

Former NBA star receives his official Israel identity card in a ceremony at the Interior Ministry. 'A very exciting moment for me.'Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/13/2019, 8:58 PM

Germany: Anti-Semitic tweet against Israeli footballer

German police open investigation after soccer fan tweets Holocaust-related anti-Semitic insult against Israeli player on opposing team.AFP, 3/10/2019, 1:57 PM

40,000 runners take part in Tel Aviv marathon

Over 2,500 international runners took part, with first place going to Demi Samuel Getachew of Ethiopia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 9:29 AM

Omri Casspi, first Israeli in NBA, waived by Memphis Grizzlies

Israeli-born NBA player waived after being sidelined with injury.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/11/2019, 8:06 AM

79-year-old Jewish woman killed by foul ball at Dodger Stadium

Grandmother of seven struck by foul ball at baseball game in LA's Dodger Stadium died four days after being hit.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/6/2019, 10:29 AM

Hank Greenberg bat sells for more than $25,000

Baseball bat used by Jewish hall of famer Hank Greenberg auctioned off for $25,063.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/5/2019, 7:58 AM

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