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Former Yankees pitcher visits Israel

Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, the all-time saves leader, travels to Israel as part of interfaith mission.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 8/3/2018, 11:37 PM

Will another friendly match be cancelled?

BDS is working to cancel a soccer match between Israel and Northern Ireland. Will they succeed?Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2018, 10:41 AM

Iraqi soccer team plans to play in Ramallah

Iraq's national soccer team planning to travel to Ramallah to face off against PA team. Permission from Israel is required.Ben Ariel, 7/31/2018, 6:45 AM

Former basketball star: I'm like a Jewish Jordan.

Jay Williams, former Duke basketball star, calls himself the ‘black Jewish Jordan.’JTA, 7/27/2018, 1:52 PM

Video of haredi man giving foul ball to kid goes viral

Haredi man sitting with his wife catches a foul ball during Mets game, gives it to a kid immediately. 'This is how its done.'Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 2:38 PM

British Open heckler shouts ‘Free Palestine’ at Tiger Woods

Heckler shouts about 'Palestine' during famous golfer Tiger Woods' backswing during golf tournament, causing Woods to drop club.JTA, 7/24/2018, 7:35 PM

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Judo Federation suspends competitions in Tunisia and UAE after hosts fail to confirm that Israelis would receive equal treatment.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2018, 2:13 AM

ESPN bans football pool participant for anti-Semitic screen name

Participant registered under 'Burn-the-Jews' screen name banned from ESPN's weekly Australian football pool competition.JTA, 7/15/2018, 9:19 PM

Could Messi visit Israel after all?

Plans reportedly underway for friendly match in Haifa between Barcelona FC and Atletico Madrid.Ben Ariel, 7/13/2018, 5:43 AM

NBA star shoots guns with Israeli police during visit

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits police training centers during visit to Israel, prompting criticism from leftist groups.Charles Dunst, JTA, 7/12/2018, 9:03 AM

Watch: Netanyahu cheering at World Cup semi-final

PM and his wife attend World Cup semi-final match together with two children who are fighting cancer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2018, 11:21 PM

Israeli sprinter breaks country’s record set at 1972 Olympics

Diana Vaisman breaks 46-year-old record set at Munich Olympics where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists.JTA, 7/9/2018, 9:37 PM

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits Rivlin

All-Star forward for NBA champion Golden State Warriors visits Israel, meets President Rivlin in Jerusalem.JTA, 7/5/2018, 10:48 PM

‘Jewish rugby team’ in Argentina wins 4th straight title

Identified as 'Jewish rugby team' among national rugby clubs, Hindu Club rugby fans display Israeli flags during some matches.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 7/2/2018, 8:55 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire to return to Israel - if no NBA team wants him

Former NBA all-star plans to return to Israeli basketball, unless he is picked up by NBA team.JTA, 7/2/2018, 7:42 AM

Still in the NBA: Omri Casspi moves to Memphis

Israeli player let go by league champion just ahead of playoffs signs with weak team - and it seems he will play a major role there.Nitzan Keidar, 7/1/2018, 9:07 AM

What brought baseball legend Darryl Strawberry to Israel?

Former MLB All-Star right fielder Darryl Strawberry spotted touring Israel.David Rosenberg, 6/29/2018, 10:36 AM

American-Israeli basketball coach tapped to lead Greek team

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt picked up by Greek basketball team.JTA, 6/28/2018, 7:44 PM

British soccer fans thrown out of Russia after Nazi salute

Soccer fan receives 5-year ban on attending games after singing anti-Semitic songs, performing Nazi salute.Nissan Tzur, 6/25/2018, 8:44 AM

Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow

Hecklers chase, curse, Israelis at World Cup matches in Russia.JTA, 6/23/2018, 11:23 PM

Billionaire helps brings ill Israeli kids to World Cup

Russian Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich donates large sum to help bring children with serious illnesses to see soccer World Cup.JTA, 6/21/2018, 10:05 PM

Watch: Moroccan fans enraged by Israeli flag

World Cup: After Morocco booted from tournament with loss to Portugal, its fans try to tear Israeli flag waved by Israeli fans.Nitzan Keidar, 6/20/2018, 9:46 PM

FIFA asked to ban anti-Israel Iranian soccer player

Soccer fans file complaint FIFA against Iranian forward who reposted Khamenei's anti-Israel tweet.Elad Benari, 6/19/2018, 5:37 AM

Israeli embassy wishes Argentina soccer team success

Israeli embassy in Argentina creates video in support of country’s national soccer team.JTA, 6/18/2018, 5:41 PM

Free meals, internet access for Jewish World Cup fans in Russia

Rabbis from around the world urged soccer fans attending World Cup tournaments in Russia to visit Jewish community facilities.JTA, 6/15/2018, 6:19 PM

How geopolitics keeps Israel out of World Cup contention

Israel's expulsion from soccer league hosting most Middle East nations hamper country's ability to progress towards World Cup.Charles Dunst, JTA, 6/15/2018, 7:28 AM

FIFA confirms taking action against PA soccer chief

Governing body of soccer confirms disciplinary proceedings have started against Jibril Rajoub over his remarks against Messi.Elad Benari, 6/15/2018, 6:06 AM

'FIFA should give Rajoub a red card'

Sports Minister praises FIFA for open disciplinary proceedings against PA soccer chief. 'No place for terrorists in soccer.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2018, 6:59 PM

FIFA to open disciplinary proceedings against Jibril Rajoub

FIFA votes against Palestinian Authority demand for sanctions, promises to open disciplinary proceedings against PA football chief.Orly Harari, 6/13/2018, 2:06 PM

5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

Five Jewish batters score six home runs, setting a record in Major League Baseball history.JTA, 6/13/2018, 12:42 PM

Argentine, global Jewish groups decry soccer match cancellation

Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella DAIA says national soccer team 'capitulated' to terrorists in cancelling game in Israel.JTA, 6/10/2018, 7:38 PM

Abbas thanks Argentina for cancelling soccer game

PA chairman welcomes efforts to prevent Israel from "harming the status of Jerusalem".Elad Benari, 6/8/2018, 2:05 AM

Serial cancellation? Argentinian team nixed meeting with Pope

Even before cancellation of friendly match with Israel, Argentinian national team cancelled preplanned meeting with Pope, born in Argentina.Nitzan Keidar, 6/7/2018, 10:16 AM

WJC: Cancellation of soccer game sets dangerous precedent

World Jewish Congress condemns cancellation of friendly match between Israel and Argentina.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2018, 6:35 AM

Italy's Vice Premier: Hatred should not block a sporting event

Italy’s Vice Premier and Interior Minister expresses solidarity with Israel after Argentina-Israel friendly match is cancelled.Ben Ariel, 6/7/2018, 2:05 AM

'It's not BDS - it's terror'

Sports Minister emphasizes that Argentinian team's cancellation of friendly game came amid terror threats against its players.Nitzan Keidar, 6/6/2018, 9:00 PM

Left celebrates cancellation of soccer match

Opposition takes advantage of match cancellation against Argentina. Football Assoc.: 'We'll act harshly against Palestinian incitement.'Nitsan Keidar, 6/6/2018, 11:51 AM

It's official: Argentina-Israel soccer game cancelled

Israeli embassy in Argentina confirms friendly match scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled, cites threats to star Lionel Messi.Elad Benari, 6/6/2018, 6:41 AM

Arab MK welcomes cancellation of Argentina soccer game

MK Jamal Zahalka urges world to continue pressuring Israel after cancellation of friendly match between Israeli and Argentine teams.Neri Weiss, 6/6/2018, 5:09 AM

Argentine FM: The players didn't want to play in Israel

Argentine Foreign Minister says players of national soccer team did not want to play in Israel but does not confirm game was cancelled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 4:05 AM

Macri tells Netanyahu he cannot change decision on soccer game

PM Netanyahu speaks with Argentine President following cancellation of friendly soccer game in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 6/6/2018, 12:37 AM

Argentina-Israel friendly soccer match cancelled

Following Palestinian Arab pressure, friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s soccer teams cancelled.Elad Benari, 6/5/2018, 11:22 PM

Beitar Jerusalem adds Trump to its name to honor embassy move

'Beitar Trump Jerusalem' honors US president ahead of embassy move.JTA, 5/13/2018, 10:31 PM

Yeshiva U women’s tennis to play in NCAA Division III tournament

Yeshiva University women’s tennis team will participate in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time.JTA, 5/10/2018, 8:01 AM

Sir Alex Ferguson suffers brain hemorrhage

Former Manchester United manager suffers brain hemorrhage, undergoes emergency surgery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2018, 10:45 PM

In historic first, Giro d’Itala race kicks off in Israel

As Giro d'Italia kicks off in Jerusalem, teams from around the world prove that sports is above politics.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2018, 12:18 PM

Tunisia bid for Youth Olympics blocked over ban of Israelis

Bid by Tunisia to host 2022 Youth Olympics blocked because the country recently banned Israeli athletes.Elad Benari, 5/4/2018, 6:13 AM

Netanyahu, Regev meet Israeli Judo champions

PM: We're a cyber power, a water power, and now a sports power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 7:38 PM

Giro d'Italia to respect Shabbat

Israeli authorities assure that international cycling competition in Jerusalem Friday will not entail Shabbat violations.AFP, 5/3/2018, 6:03 PM

'I'm excited to be in Jerusalem'

4-time world champion "Katusha - Alpecin" cyclist Tony Martin excited to compete in Giro d’Italia as it is taking place in Israel this yearEliran Aharon, 5/2/2018, 9:46 PM

Watch: The cycling champ who became a Holocaust hero

Marking launch of Giro d'Italia in J'lem, short film tells story of the heroism and bravery of one of cycling's most accomplished athletes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2018, 12:27 PM

Israel wraps up European Judo championship with 3 medals

Children with special needs incorporated throughout 3-day event, 10 young judokas with physical disabilities perform onstage.Mordechai Sones, 5/1/2018, 10:56 PM

Brazilian soccer legend opens academy in Israel

Ronaldinho Gaucho says new soccer school will help develop Israeli children's talents, aid new immigrants' integration.JTA, 4/30/2018, 8:30 PM

BDS fails to get Argentinian soccer team to cancel Israel match

Argentinian national team to travel to Israel for friendly match despite pressure from BDS groups.JTA, 4/30/2018, 5:12 PM

Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israeli national anthem played European Senior Judo Championships in Tel Aviv after Hatikva banned at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament.JTA, 4/29/2018, 9:12 PM

Josh Rosen picked by Arizona Cardinals in NFL draft

UCLA quarterback who faced anti-Semitic attacks prior to draft picked up by Arizona Cardinals.JTA, 4/27/2018, 2:06 PM

Gran Fondo bicycle race comes to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat joins cyclists in Gran Fondo race down streets of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2018, 12:45 PM