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Oxford Dictionary updates 'Yid' entry to include Tottenham fans

Dictionary updates definition of word "Yid" to include supporters of North London soccer team traditionally drawing local Jewish fans.AFP, 2/13/2020, 8:33 AM

Israeli mother of 5 wins Miami half-marathon race

Beatie Deutsch, religious mother of 5, wins half-marathon in Miami.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/11/2020, 8:45 AM

Journalist ties Kobe Bryant’s death to conspiracy theory on Jews

Journalist from Argentinian state television links Kobe Bryant's death to conspiracy theory on Jews, blames 'Zionists' for NBA star's death.JTA, 1/30/2020, 7:03 PM

Yeshiva University men’s basketball earns first national ranking

Yeshiva University's men's basketball team ranked in the Division III Top 25 for the first time ever.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/30/2020, 5:00 PM

Stoudemire wipes away tears upon hearing of Kobe Bryant’s death

Stoudemire wipes away tears during game in Israel upon hearing of death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant in helicopter crash.Marcy Oster - JTA, 1/27/2020, 6:50 PM

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others killed in a helicopter crash in southern California.David Rosenberg, 1/27/2020, 1:28 AM

Israel’s Olympic baseball team preps for Tokyo

The Olympics squad is Israel’s first-ever in baseball and only the fourth in any team sport - winter or summer.Hillel Kuttler, JTA, 1/26/2020, 8:07 AM

Amar’e Stoudemire signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Hapoel Jerusalem fans accuse Stoudemire of being a 'traitor' for signing with rival club.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/22/2020, 9:14 PM

Aly Raisman won't compete in 2020 Olympics

Aly Raisman, Jewish-American Olympic medalist, says she won't compete in Tokyo Olympics. 'Never underestimate the power of a kid's dreams.'Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/20/2020, 9:19 AM

Chelsea soccer team adopts the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Chelsea FC becomes first sports team in the world to adopt International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2020, 3:25 PM

Chelsea soccer club unveils new Holocaust mural

Chelsea soccer club unveils mural with Jewish soccer players murdered at Auschwitz.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/18/2020, 9:29 PM

Israel gets its first Formula One race car driver

Roy Nissany named the official test driver for the UK-based Williams Group, a top Formula One team.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/16/2020, 2:13 AM

Iranian Olympic medalist defects to Europe

Kimia Alizadeh, only woman to win an Olympic medal for Iran, becomes latest athlete to defect from Iran,cites 'injustice' towards athletes.Gary Willig, 1/12/2020, 2:52 PM

Holocaust survivor and world’s oldest Olympic champion, turns 99

Agnes Keleti, the world's oldest living Olympic champion who netted 10 medals, survived Holocaust and immigrated to Israel in 1957.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/10/2020, 9:17 AM

Amar’e Stoudemire calls on Jews to 'stay strong'

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire releases video in support of Jewish people following series of anti-Semitic attacks in New York area.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/6/2020, 6:10 PM

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Stern, who is credited with leading NBA through a period of growth in the 1980s, dies several weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 11:24 PM

David Blatt signs with the New York Knicks

Israeli former Cleveland Cavaliers coach returns to NBA in consulting position for New York Knicks.Gary Willig, 12/18/2019, 9:27 PM

Soccer star: 'No chance I'll cooperate with New Israel Fund'

Israeli soccer star withdraws from project because of NIF involvement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2019, 10:13 AM

Haredi mother of 5 may have to give up her Olympic dream

American-Israeli marathon runner may have to give up on Olympic race after run bumped up from Sunday to Saturday.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/10/2019, 8:43 AM

Julian Edelman wears custom cleats to support Israeli baseball

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wears custom star of David cleats in support of baseball in Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/10/2019, 7:40 AM

Watch: Iranian athletes are coming to Israel

Iranian refugee judokas enroll in the Tel Aviv Judo Grand Prix.ILTV, 11/29/2019, 8:28 AM

Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Prosecutors in Belgium decide not to prosecute soccer supporters who sang at a match about burning Jews.Ben Ariel, 11/26/2019, 5:02 AM

Soccer stars help produce US remake of Israeli reality show

US women's national team players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris help remake an Israeli TV show for the US.Emily Burack, JTA, 11/22/2019, 7:13 AM

When Messi met sick children

Sylvan Adams, who is behind the "Save a Child’s Heart" project, brings children from Africa to meet Argentine soccer star.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2019, 11:40 PM

Lionel Messi & Argentina's soccer team arrive in Israel

Argentinian national soccer team arrives in Israel ahead of much-anticipated soccer match against Uruguay in Tel AvivYoni Kempinski, 11/17/2019, 9:34 PM

European athletics championships to age 18 coming to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mayor: 'After months of effort, I am delighted we will host European Championship. Look forward to great sporting celebration.'Orli Harari, 11/13/2019, 2:09 AM

BDS launches campaign against Tel Aviv soccer match

Soccer match to be held in Tel Aviv between Argentinian and Uruguayan national teams targeted by anti-Israel boycott.JTA, 11/11/2019, 7:16 AM

Hall of Famer Roger Staubach honored for his support of Israel

Former Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach honored for his long-time support of Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/5/2019, 7:45 AM

Iranian judoka recognized as refugee in Germany

Saeid Mollaei fled to Germany after being ordered to throw away match in order not to compete against an Israeli.Elad Benari, 11/3/2019, 3:15 AM

Jewish Raptors owner says boycott hasn't kept team from Israel

Co-owner of NBA's Toronto Raptors rejects claims boycott has kept the team from visiting Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/1/2019, 8:32 AM

Amar’e Stoudmire will play basketball in China

Former NBA star who played for Hapoel Jerusalem and is in process of converting to Judaism to play in Chinese Basketball Association.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/1/2019, 7:11 AM

Retired soccer players play for peace

Brazilian veteran soccer legends beat Israel’s in ‘peace match’ in Haifa.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 10/30/2019, 2:34 PM

Diego Schwartzman finishes 2nd at Vienna Open

Argentine-Jewish tennis player finishes second at Vienna Open, is now 14th ranked player worldwide.Emily Burack, JTA, 10/29/2019, 7:29 AM

Chaim Bloom to join Boston Red Sox as head of baseball ops

Boston Red Sox hire Tampa Bay Rays' Chaim Bloom to lead team's baseball operations.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/28/2019, 7:47 AM

Steelers to hold moment of silence for synagogue victims

Pittsburgh Steelers will hold moment of silence at the start of their Monday night game on first anniversary of Tree of Life attack.Ben Ariel, 10/28/2019, 4:43 AM

A year later, Argentine soccer team to play in Israel

Argentina’s national soccer team to play in Israel, a year after previous friendly match was cancelled due to BDS pressure.Elad Benari, 10/25/2019, 6:25 AM

Iran blasts ban from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation claims decision to ban it from international competitions was based on "false claims".Elad Benari, 10/24/2019, 6:43 AM

Israel will send largest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Team Israel is to include about 85 athletes in 18 sports. Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/23/2019, 5:24 PM

Iran banned from judo competitions over boycott of Israel

International Judo Federation upholds ban on Iran from all competition.Elad Benari, 10/23/2019, 6:22 AM

New record set in the world's oldest marathon - in Samaria

Following in the footsteps of the most ancient marathon track, runners make their way through Samaria for 5th annual Bible Marathon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2019, 1:04 PM

Maccabi Tel Aviv waves lulav before big game

Players on top Israeli basketball team perform Sukkot mitzvah day before first home match of the EuroLeague.Nitsan Keidar, 10/16/2019, 10:24 PM

NBA team refutes claims it caved to BDS

Portland Trail Blazers refutes reports it ended sponsorship with rifle scope manufacturer who has contracts with IDF due to BDS pressure.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/13/2019, 11:41 PM

Israeli gymnast wins silver medal at World Championship

Artem Dolgopyat wins the silver medal for the second time at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019, 8:13 PM

David Blatt steps down as head coach of Greek basketball team

Former NBA and Israeli basketball coach steps down as head coach of the Greek Olympiacos team after multiple sclerosis diagnosis.Marcy Oster/JTA, 10/7/2019, 9:52 PM

A first: Saudi soccer team to play against Palestinian Authority

For first time ever, Saudi national soccer team to play against PA team in Samaria, despite need to receive permission from Israel.AFP, 10/4/2019, 8:21 AM

Israeli windsurfer takes silver medal at World Champtionships

Katy Spychakov, 20, comes in second at the RS:X World Championships at Lake Garda in Italy.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/29/2019, 1:35 PM

Israel denies entry to Gazan soccer players

PA soccer chief livid after Israel denies travel permits to Gazan soccer players due to their links to terrorism.Elad Benari, 9/24/2019, 5:34 AM

Gymnast Linoy Ashram wins 6 medals, qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram wins six medals at world championships in Baku, netting four silvers and two bronzes.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/23/2019, 7:43 AM

Israel’s national baseball team is going to the 2020 Olympics

For the first time ever, Israel's national baseball team secures spot at the summer Olympics.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/22/2019, 9:39 PM

Iran criticizes suspension from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation says its suspension from international competition it "was a pre-planned scenario".Elad Benari, 9/20/2019, 6:39 AM

Iran suspended from judo competitions

International Judo Federation suspends Iran for forcing Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei to throw a match in order to avoid Israeli.Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 4:40 AM

Mariano Rivera granted Presidential Medal of Freedom

Israel-supporting former Yankees pitcher granted top civilian award by President Trump. “Maybe the greatest pitcher of all time.”Tal Polon, 9/17/2019, 11:40 AM

Israeli baseball team places fourth in European contest

Israel’s national baseball team advances to Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/16/2019, 9:28 AM

Israeli baseball team advances in Olympic qualifying tournament

Israel’s national baseball team advances to quarterfinals of the European Baseball Championship in early Olympic qualifying tournament.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/12/2019, 8:43 PM

NBA star hosts basketball clinic for Orthodox and Muslim kids

Boston Celtics basketball star Enes Kanter hosts free basketball clinic in Brooklyn for Muslim and Jewish kids.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/9/2019, 9:48 PM

'Ban Iran, PA from the Olympics'

National Council of Young Israel calls on PA to be banned from Olympics for glorifying 1972 massacre.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 4:55 PM

Top-ranked Jewish tennis player advances to US Open quarterfinal

Argentinian-Jewish player Diego Schwartzman advances to US Open quarterfinals for second time in three years.Emily Burack, JTA, 9/4/2019, 7:44 AM