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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

After fleeing Iran, could Iranian judoka come to Israel?

Iranian judoka who was ordered by Tehran not to compete against Israel's Sagi Muki invited to competition in Israel - as a refugee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2019, 8:17 AM

Iranian judoka who was forced to lose congratulates Israeli

Saeid Mollaei, who was forced to throw a match in order to avoid competing against Israel's Sagi Muki, congratulates Muki.Elad Benari, 9/3/2019, 6:40 AM

Cleveland Browns cut Jewish placekicker Greg Joseph

Following year with the Cleveland Browns, NFL star Greg Joseph cut from team.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/2/2019, 10:11 AM

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

Iranian judoka speaks out after reportedly seeking asylum in Germany, being forced to throw match to avoid facing Israeli athlete.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2019, 2:58 PM

The Judo Federation chair's threat to the president of Iran

Marius Vizer called Rouhani, telling him: If Iranian judoka refuses to compete against Israeli contender, Iran won't compete in Olympics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2019, 11:34 AM

Jewish tennis player makes third round of US Open

Argentine-Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman makes it to 3rd round of US Open.Emily Burack, JTA, 8/31/2019, 8:19 PM

German soccer fans call sporting director a 'Jewish pig'

German soccer team refuses to acknowledge its fans over anti-Semitic and racist chants.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/26/2019, 8:34 AM

MLB star visits Jewish camp for kids with cancer

Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig visits Camp Simcha for children and teens with cancer, calls it "one of the best days" of his life.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 8/22/2019, 5:33 AM

David Blatt: I can't and won't complain about multiple sclerosis

Olympiacos coach David Blatt writes open letter about life with PPMS, says he's focused on doing his job and doing it well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 2:39 PM

Jewish and Arab girls practice soccer together

Girls' soccer teams from around Israel, as well as PA Arab girls' soccer group, meet Chelsea Football Club delegates for special training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 12:28 PM

'Feels like home': Omri Casspi returns to Israel

Arutz Sheva interview: Israel's Omri Casspi sums up 10-year 'amazing journey' with the NBA, and why he chose to return home to Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 8/14/2019, 12:32 PM

Israeli NBA star returning to play in Israel

After 10 years in NBA, Omri Casspi is coming back to play on Maccabi Tel Aviv. 'Proud to wear Maccabi's jersey with the Star of David.'Tal Polon, 8/13/2019, 11:29 AM

Jewish athletes gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games

2,300 Jewish athletes from 42 countries gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/31/2019, 8:02 AM

'Maccabi Europe' athletes honor 1st Jewish Olympic champ

Jewish athletes will unveil in Budapest a new commemorative headstone at the grave of the first Jewish Olympic champion, Alfred Hajós.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/30/2019, 2:03 PM

Israeli judo team scores gold medal win

Tohar Butbul won the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, Crotia and Peter Paltchik won the bronze in the under 100 kg category.Neri Weiss, 7/28/2019, 10:36 PM

Sandy Koufax statue to be added to Dodger Stadium

LA Dodgers will add a statue of legendary Jewish pitcher Sandy Koufax to their stadium as part of a $100 million renovation project.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 7/24/2019, 11:01 PM

World Muaythai Federation recognizes 'Palestine'

Muaythai Federation Championship recognizes 'Palestine', invites coach to represent coaches in ethical declaration before open ceremony.Mordechai Sones, 7/23/2019, 9:16 PM

Rivlin to Israel's U20 players: You have made us proud

President hosts Israeli under-20 basketball team, which won European Championship second time in a row. 'I take my hat off to you all.'Nitzan Keidar, 7/23/2019, 1:26 PM

Lamar Odom visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite with his kids

“It’s a miracle to be here at this place with my children, reflecting on a better life we will build together,” former NBA star says.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 7/23/2019, 8:14 AM

PA soccer chief loses appeal against FIFA suspension

Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses Jibril Rajoub's appeal against his year long ban from FIFA for "inciting hatred and violence".Elad Benari, 7/19/2019, 6:36 AM

Shilo resident to represent Israel in Muaythai Championship

Kibedy Gordon to represent Israel in IFMA Senior World Championships 2019, Bangkok. Thailand.Mordechai Sones, 7/15/2019, 7:50 PM

British tennis champ says club rejected her due to anti-Semitism

Angela Buxton, who won at Wimbledon in 1956, claims she was rejected by All England Club because of anti-Semitism.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/15/2019, 7:13 AM

Largest Jewish sporting event of the Americas on now in Mexico

Pan-American Maccabi Games being held in Mexico City where Jewish athletes compete in 24 sports.Marcus M. Gilban/JTA, 7/11/2019, 9:47 PM

Mariano Rivera is a big supporter of Israel

Former Yankees pitcher, all-time saves leader: 'As a Christian, I understand that the chosen people of God is Israel - Jewish Israel.'Gabe Friedman, JTA, 7/11/2019, 10:10 AM

BDS takes aim at Arab-Israeli athlete for representing Israel

Israeli-Arab champion shrugs anti-Zionist pressure to not represent Israel in international competition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2019, 12:11 PM

Jewish sluggers face off in home run derby

Alex Bregman and Joc Pederson, the two best Jewish home run hitters in professional baseball, face off in home run derby.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 7/9/2019, 7:57 AM

Iran: Our athletes won't compete against Israelis

Head of Iran’s national Olympic committee says Islamic Republic will never compete against Israel in international competitions.Marcy Oster/JTA, 7/8/2019, 10:06 PM

Israeli equestrian show jumping squad to compete in Olympics

For the first time ever, Israel to field team in Olympics equestrian show jumping competition.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/2/2019, 7:59 AM

Israeli Softball building women’s dream team for 2020 Olympics

Israeli softball recruiting American Jewish college students and recent graduates, aiming to create 'dream team for 2020 Olympics.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/28/2019, 7:23 AM

Jewish wrestler wins WWE championship

Birthright Israel alum Drew Gulak, known as 'the Philadelphia stretcher', wins World Wrestling Entertainment cruiser-weight championship.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/25/2019, 9:44 AM

Chelsea FC Women to play Israel Women’s National Team

Chelsea FC Women to travel to Tel-Aviv to face Israeli women’s national team for 'friendly' match staged to celebrate women’s football.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2019, 12:45 PM

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins 2 gold medals at Euro Games

20-year-old Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram takes two gold medals at European Games in Minsk, Belarus.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/24/2019, 7:22 AM

NFL quarterback spotted at Western Wall

'I fell in love with Israel', says Houston Texans' quarterback Deshaun Watson after visiting Israeli town of Shiloh, in Samaria.David Rosenberg, 6/20/2019, 3:55 PM

Robert Kraft takes 15 past, present Patriots players to Israel

New England Patriots owner is taking 8 current, 7 former players with him to Israel, where he is to receive the Genesis Prize.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 6/19/2019, 5:18 PM

All-time top foreign soccer scorer to be deported from Israel

Interior Ministry says it sees no reason to authorize stay of Argentinian player Pedro Galvan and his family after his contract canceled.JTA, 6/18/2019, 5:26 PM

Toronto Raptors Jewish co-owner: We'll visit Israel if we win

Larry Tanenbaum, co-owner of team currently competing for NBA championship, says he'll bring the club to visit Israel if it wins the title.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/13/2019, 1:07 PM

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, 6/13/2019, 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