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Israeli basketball phenom, Deni Avdija, suffers season ending injury

Israeli basketball phenom, Deni Avdija, suffers season ending injury

Israel's Deni Avdija wheeled off following a bad ankle injury during a game against the Golden State Warriors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 07:16
Athletes call on IOC to sanction Iran over Israel boycott

Athletes call on IOC to sanction Iran over Israel boycott

Athletes and human rights activists call on International Olympic Committee to sanction Iran for ordering athletes to avoid Israelis.Elad Benari, 21/04/2021 05:08
Top European soccer teams form breakaway league

Top European soccer teams form breakaway league

New European soccer league splits from mainstream soccer organizations.i24NEWS, 20/04/2021 05:00
Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Hamas, Jews to the gas’ before match against Ajax

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Hamas, Jews to the gas’ before match against Ajax

Police probing incident after Dutch soccer fans call for Hamas to murder Jews en masse ahead of match.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/04/2021 14:24
Israeli sports authorities call to allow all vaccinated fans to enter arenas

Israeli sports authorities call to allow all vaccinated fans to enter arenas

Sports venues have slowly been able to allow certain fan attendance. They are now asking the authorities to relax restrictions again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 12:34
Julian Edelman, New England Patriots star wide receiver, retires

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots star wide receiver, retires

New England Patriots' star wide receiver Julian Edelman, who highlighted his Jewish ancestry on a number of occasions, retires.Marc Brodsky, JTA, 13/04/2021 08:07
NBA great Paul Pierce talks of love of Shabbat in racy video that preceded firing by ESPN

NBA great Paul Pierce talks of love of Shabbat in racy video that preceded firing by ESPN

Pierce, 43, had been a regular contributor on multiple ESPN shows since retiring from basketball in 2017.JTA, 07/04/2021 11:37
Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Summer Games, rescheduled from last March, may go ahead with restrictions in place. However, some are pushing for their cancellation.Dan Verbin, 06/04/2021 02:07
Jewish high school baseball star plans to be first Shabbat observant Major Leaguer

Jewish high school baseball star plans to be first Shabbat observant Major Leaguer

Orthodox Jewish high school baseball player, ranked 14 in Nevada, wants to play pro ball while observing Shabbat.Dan Verbin, Canada, 26/03/2021 21:37
Israel defeats UAE team in first-ever friendly rugby match

Israel defeats UAE team in first-ever friendly rugby match

Israel and UAE face off in rugby in what’s likely the first-ever friendly sports matchup between the 2 countries.JTA Staff, 20/03/2021 19:08
Yeshiva U basketball star set on becoming NBA’s first Orthodox Jew

Yeshiva U basketball star set on becoming NBA’s first Orthodox Jew

Last year Ryan Turell began turning heads with his impressive play, then the pandemic hit and the season was cancelled.Dan Verbin, 18/03/2021 17:25
Middleweight champion who reigned for most of 1980s dies unexpectedly

Middleweight champion who reigned for most of 1980s dies unexpectedly

Legendary middleweight boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler has died unexpectedly at the age of 66.Dan Verbin, 14/03/2021 20:15
Miracle on live TV

Miracle on live TV

ESPN reporter barely harmed despite scenery collapsing on him.Shlomo Witty, 11/03/2021 22:30
NBA fines Meyers Leonard $50,000 for using anti-Semitic slur

NBA fines Meyers Leonard $50,000 for using anti-Semitic slur

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard fined after using anti-Jewish slur during live-stream of a videogame.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 11/03/2021 21:59
Jewish NFL star invites Miami Heat center who used anti-Semitic slur to Shabbat dinner

Jewish NFL star invites Miami Heat center who used anti-Semitic slur to Shabbat dinner

Julian Edelman offers Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard an open hand after his use of anti-Semitic slur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2021 06:41
Miami Heat suspend center Meyers Leonard over anti-Semitic slur

Miami Heat suspend center Meyers Leonard over anti-Semitic slur

Leonard used the anti-Semitic slur “k*ke” while streaming a video game. Club says he will be "away from the team indefinitely".Elad Benari, 11/03/2021 03:32
Diego Schwartzman becomes emotional after finally winning hometown Argentina Open

Diego Schwartzman becomes emotional after finally winning hometown Argentina Open

Jewish tennis star wins hometown Argentina Open for the first time.JTA, 08/03/2021 17:42
Martial artist to resume career after leaving Iran

Martial artist to resume career after leaving Iran

Women's bronze medal winner from Rio Olympics says she was used by the regime as a 'propaganda tool,' hopes to compete in Tokyo games.i24NEWS, 07/03/2021 15:56
Charles Barkley jokes about losing weight to dance the hora at daughter’s Jewish wedding

Charles Barkley jokes about losing weight to dance the hora at daughter’s Jewish wedding

'I need all Jewish people on deck,' says NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley about slimming down to dance the hora at his daughter's wedding.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 07/03/2021 15:22
Deni Avdija named to NBA’s Rising Stars team

Deni Avdija named to NBA’s Rising Stars team

Deni Avdija chosen to represent World Team during All-Star Weekend.Rob Charry, JTA, 05/03/2021 07:48
Watch: Ambassador Erdan greets the Washington Wizards

Watch: Ambassador Erdan greets the Washington Wizards

Ambassador Gilad Erdan to Israeli player Deni Avdija: Seeing you on the court representing Israel is truly heartwarming.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2021 03:57
Kobi Aflalo to sing at NBA event

Kobi Aflalo to sing at NBA event

Israeli singer will sing American anthem ahead of game between Washington Wizards and LA Clippers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2021 08:35
Yeshiva University men’s basketball is on a 35-game winning streak

Yeshiva University men’s basketball is on a 35-game winning streak

The streak is the third longest in Division III men’s basketball history and longest among all current NCAA Division I, II and III teams.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 03/03/2021 18:07
Story of friendship between Israeli and Iranian judo champions being made into TV show

Story of friendship between Israeli and Iranian judo champions being made into TV show

Stories of Sagi Muki and his friend Saeid Mollaei are being turned into a TV series.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 02/03/2021 21:51
Top sports court overturns Iran's suspension from judo events

Top sports court overturns Iran's suspension from judo events

The International Judo Federation banned Iran from international competitions after Saeid Mollaei was forced to avoid facing Israelis.Elad Benari, 02/03/2021 06:04
Israeli windsurfing champ Yoav Cohen prepares for Tokyo Olympics

Israeli windsurfing champ Yoav Cohen prepares for Tokyo Olympics

i24NEWS speaks with Israeli windsurfing champion Yoav Cohen about his preparations for the upcoming Olympic games.i24NEWS, 01/03/2021 15:45
Watch: Fans thrilled about return to NBA games

Watch: Fans thrilled about return to NBA games

Ruptly recorded NY Knicks fans eager to make return to Madison Square Garden following almost a year's break from attending live events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2021 11:55
Tiger Woods in surgery after car crash

Tiger Woods in surgery after car crash

Tiger Woods has been hospitalized after suffering multiple leg injuries in a car crash in California.Gary Willig, 23/02/2021 22:38
Iranian judoka wins silver medal at Tel Aviv Grand Slam

Iranian judoka wins silver medal at Tel Aviv Grand Slam

Saeid Mollaei fled his country after ignoring orders to drop out of a match to avoid facing an Israeli.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/02/2021 22:45
Israeli-born tennis player reaches Australian Open Semis

Israeli-born tennis player reaches Australian Open Semis

Aslan Karatsev, who grew up in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, will face world's #1 Novak Djokovic in Semis of Australian Open.i24NEWS, 17/02/2021 11:41
Aslan Karatsev , Russian-Israeli tennis player, makes history at Australian Open

Aslan Karatsev , Russian-Israeli tennis player, makes history at Australian Open

Aslan Karatsev, who lived in Israel as a child, makes first Grand Slam appearance. 'It's an unbelievable feeling.'Emily Burack, JTA, 17/02/2021 07:43
History: Iranian judoka lands in Israel

History: Iranian judoka lands in Israel

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after speaking out against the regime, will take part in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam this week.Elad Benari, 15/02/2021 00:33
Zach Banner, Alysha Clark, Josh Bell to headline ‘Athletes against Antisemitism’ event

Zach Banner, Alysha Clark, Josh Bell to headline ‘Athletes against Antisemitism’ event

Zach Banner, Alysha Clark and Josh Bell among athletes billed for upcoming panel discussion on efforts to combat anti-Semitism.Ben Sales, JTA, 14/02/2021 21:20
Diego Schwartzman loses in third round upset at Australian Open

Diego Schwartzman loses in third round upset at Australian Open

Diego Schwartzman, Argentine Jewish tennis star, loses to Russia's Aslan Karatsev. 'He was playing amazing tennis, he deserved to win.'Emily Burack, JTA, 13/02/2021 20:51
Amar’e Stoudemire travels everywhere with an antique golden menorah

Amar’e Stoudemire travels everywhere with an antique golden menorah

Amar’e Stoudemire is deeply connected to his Jewish faith and likes to bring a token of his spirituality with him on the road.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 11/02/2021 22:26
Chai Lifeline Israel half marathon is back

Chai Lifeline Israel half marathon is back

Sports are starting to return to our lives: for the first time since COVID-19 broke out, there will be a half marathon race tomorrowArutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2021 21:29
Israeli windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi hopes for Olympic medal

Israeli windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi hopes for Olympic medal

i24NEWS speaks with Israeli Olympic hopeful Shahar Tzuberi.i24NEWS, 09/02/2021 01:33
Watch: Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija's outstanding performance in Miami

Watch: Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija's outstanding performance in Miami

Israeli sensation & Wizards rooky Deni Avdija scores 13 points, grabs 4 rebounds in victory over Miami Heat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 12:26
UAE soccer team to play two friendlies with Maccabi Haifa

UAE soccer team to play two friendlies with Maccabi Haifa

UAE-based Al-Ain soccer team will play Maccabi Haifa in two friendlies after the two signed a cooperation agreement.Elad Benari, 04/02/2021 04:36
Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

Now a Brooklyn Nets coach, ex-NBA star-turned-Orthodox-convert Amar'e Stoudemire gets okay from team not work on the Sabbath.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 27/01/2021 07:14
Israeli Judo champion Sagi Muki on his Tokyo Olympic dreams

Israeli Judo champion Sagi Muki on his Tokyo Olympic dreams

Sagi Muki, Israeli judoka, speaks with i24NEWS about his aspirations ahead of the Tokyo Olympic games.i24NEWS, 26/01/2021 03:28
Jewish teen scouted by MLB won't play on Shabbat

Jewish teen scouted by MLB won't play on Shabbat

High schooler Elie Kligman, dreams of being the first Orthodox Jewish MLB player, and he will never play on Shabbat.Gary Willig, 24/01/2021 15:17
TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

Born in America and currently playing in Italy, TJ Cline has divulged that he is considering moving to play for Maccabi Tel AvivShlomo Witty, 19/01/2021 18:40
Man sets new Guinness World Record for longest free dive

Man sets new Guinness World Record for longest free dive

Danish free driver Stig Severinsen completes record-breaking free dive on Mexico's Baja Coast – 202 metres underwater on single breath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2021 22:42
History in the NBA - Clippers handed their biggest loss ever

History in the NBA - Clippers handed their biggest loss ever

Dallas Mavericks 2nd year star Luka Dončić propelled his team to biggest margin of victory the LA Clippers have suffered in team history.Neriah Weiss, 28/12/2020 10:13
Amar’e Stoudemire shares his Jewish journey, from young scholar to aspiring ‘prophet’

Amar’e Stoudemire shares his Jewish journey, from young scholar to aspiring ‘prophet’

Former NBA star describes his journey into Judaism and goals for the future - including a center combining basketball with Torah study.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 23/12/2020 21:36
Emuna Samuels of Efrat runner-up in European taekwondo championships

Emuna Samuels of Efrat runner-up in European taekwondo championships

Samuels is now ranked first in her category, after taking gold earlier this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 21:37
UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE soccer association to sign agreement with Israel

UAE’s soccer association announces it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli soccer association on Monday in Dubai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2020 05:24
Owner of Jerusalem soccer team filed complaint against fan club

Owner of Jerusalem soccer team filed complaint against fan club

Beitar team owner, fresh off big deal with UAE sheikh for 50% ownership of club, files police complaint against La Familia fan group.Neriah Weiss, 10/12/2020 19:11
Argentina: Rugby players outed over anti-Semitic tweets reinstated

Argentina: Rugby players outed over anti-Semitic tweets reinstated

3 members of Argentina's national rugby team, including the captain, suspended for anti-Jewish tweets - only to be reinstated days later.JTA, 09/12/2020 14:43
Watch: Jlem soccer fans in uproar after UAE acquires 50% stake

Watch: Jlem soccer fans in uproar after UAE acquires 50% stake

Beitar Jerusalem fan group 'La Familia' were far from pleased when team announced UAE sheikh has purchased huge stake in their beloved club.i24NEWS, 07/12/2020 17:47
English Premier League adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

English Premier League adopts IHRA anti-Semitism definition

Combat Anti-Semitism Movement: 'Premier League is sending an important message to fans worldwide that there is no place for anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2020 13:22
Olympic rings return to Tokyo Bay

Olympic rings return to Tokyo Bay

Olympic rings monument reinstalled in Tokyo Bay as organizers prepare for next year's postponed Summer Games.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 14:42
Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold at European championships

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold at European championships

21-year-old Israeli gymnast becomes the first gold medal winner in her category not from a former Soviet republic or Bulgaria.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 01/12/2020 07:24
Emirati royal in talks on buying Jerusalem’s Beitar soccer club

Emirati royal in talks on buying Jerusalem’s Beitar soccer club

Member of the UAE royal family announces plans to buy half of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 29/11/2020 21:41
Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Watch: Argentinian police investigating Maradona's death

Reuters reported that Maradona's lawyer requested search of soccer star's physician's home. No info provided on nature of investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2020 19:56
Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

The former soccer star died at his home just two weeks after he left the hospital following surgery on a blot clot in his brain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 18:39