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Morata tells Chelsea fans to stop anti-Semitic chant

Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea fans to call a halt to chanting a song in his honour which includes anti-Semitic language. The 24-year-old Spanish international striker — hoping to add to his three goals against Arsenal on Sunday — told the Daily Mail it did not set a good example to young children attending matches. Chelsea […]

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Football: Israel club official quits after anti-Muslim remark

The professional adviser of an Israeli football club known for its far-right fan base has resigned after saying he would never sign a Muslim player, a spokesman said on Thursday. Eli Cohen, a veteran manager who was hired to the position at Beitar Jerusalem earlier this month, had said that past attempts to bring Muslim […]

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SPORT – Paris officially named host city for the 2024 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Centre shortly after the IOC membership voted to approve a deal hashed […]

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Chelsea asks fans to drop anti-Semitic song

The British soccer team Chelsea on Saturday pleaded with fans to ditch an anti-Semitic song about the club”s striker Alvaro Morata after they sang the offensive chant during a 2-1 win at Leicester City, AFP reported. Morata scored his third goal for Chelsea since his club record move from Real Madrid to open the scoring. […]

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Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft touches down in Jerusalem, where he’s bringing football to the Middle East

JERUSALEM — Robert Kraft had two unforgettable comebacks this year. The first came in Super Bowl LI, when his New England Patriots overcame a 28-3 deficit in the second half to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. And the second comeback was Kraft’s return in June to Israel, his second home, with a delegation of […]

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Boxing world in mourning as a former champ and Hall of Famer has passed away

Ultiminio “Sugar” Ramos, a featherweight champion whose diminutive sized masked a giant punch, died Sunday in Mexico City. He was 75. #RIP Sugar Ramos, great @WBCBoxing featherweight champ. Won title @Dodgers stadium, battled Raul Rojas, Mando Ramos in ’70 @olympicaud — OlympicAuditorium (@olympicaud) September 4, 2017 Ramos’ career saw great success and tragedy. He […]

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Vin Scully isn’t planning on returning to Dodgers broadcast booth

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Joe Davis is 29, not even a full year older than Kirk Gibson’s home run. He is an active participant on social media, unlike his Hall of Fame predecessor, Vin Scully. As Scully once told his audience, talking about a tweet: “I called it a ‘twit.’ But I […]

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Floyd Mayweather finishes Conor McGregor in the 10th round of a historic boxing match

We have a winner! The superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather captivated the nation, and with an audience of millions, Mayweather (50-0) finished McGregor (0-1) with a technical knock out in the 10th round. via GIPHY FIFTY! — SB Nation (@SBNation) August 27, 2017 Mayweather announced after the fight that this would be […]

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University of Illinois bans ‘war chant’ during sporting events

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois has ended a long tradition of playing what the program has called a “war chant” during sporting events, an athletic department spokesman confirmed Friday. Many consider the drum music, which is tied to the theme of the university’s former mascot, a stereotypical Native American appropriation. The song has been […]

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Jewish community day with the Padres

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The Jewish community day at Petco Park would have been better if the Padres had won instead of losing 4-1 to the Washington Nationals, but still there was much to enjoy: New hats with Padres inscribed in Hebrew and the Flag of Israel emblazoned above the bill; kosher […]

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LA City Council approves contracts with IOC to host 2028 Olympics

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti (L) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach shake hands during the visit of the 2024 candidate city delegation of Los Angeles at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 10, 2017. [Photo/Agencies] LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Council voted Friday morning by 12-0, unanimously approving the […]

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Loria agrees to sell Marlins to Sherman and Jeter, source says

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has agreed to sell the franchise for $1.2 billion to a group led by New York businessman Bruce Sherman and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, and Major League Baseball is expected to receive the written agreement on Friday, according to a New York based MLB source. Sherman, a […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Trump and golf

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Donald Trump is beginning a 17-day working vacation at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. When Barack Obama was president, Donald Trump tweeted at least 27 times in criticism of Obama for playing golf too much when he should be dealing with the country’s problems (for example: […]

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First Israeli female completes grueling English Channel swim

After 13 hours in open water, Avishag Turk becomes second person ever from Israel to complete the swimming feat By Times of Israel staff Israeli swimmer Avishag Turk swims across the English Channel on August 1, 2017. (Screen capture: YouTube) An Israeli swimmer crossed the English Channel this week, making her Israel’s first woman to […]

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