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Premier Li and Australia’s Turnbull watch football game

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L4) watch a football game in Sydney, March 25, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Premier Li Keqiang and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull watched a football game on Saturday in Sydney, the latest sports event the premier has participated in with other countries’ leaders. Both […]

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Cubs’ Epstein named World’s Greatest Leader

Theo Epstein was tabbed World’s Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine, which published its annual list on Thursday morning. The Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations found himself atop a list that included Alibaba founder Jack Ma (No. 2), Pope Francis (No. 3), Melinda Gates (No. 4) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (No. 5). LeBron James […]

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US routs Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win World Baseball Classic

LOS ANGELES — The tension-filled odyssey was nine innings from its end. No more worries about satisfying the sometimes conflicting allegiances of his country, his players, and the major league teams for which they play. After 11 years, 27 games and repeated snubs from some of the brightest stars in baseball, the United States finally […]

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Dallas Green, first Phillies manager to win the World Series, dies at 82

Dallas Green, the bearish, blustering, boom box-throated manager who in 1980 whipped a talented but complacent Phillies team to the franchise’s first world championship, died Wednesday at 82, a team official confirmed. Green spent most of his long baseball career with a Phillies organization that signed him as a Delaware high-schooler in 1955. Over the […]

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Jerry Krause, GM during Bulls’ dynasty, dies at 77

Jerry Krause, the general manager as the Bulls became a global brand with a dynamic dynasty that produced six NBA championships in eight seasons, died on Tuesday after battling persistent health issues, including osteomyelitis. He was 77. Krause, who always called himself a scout at heart, retired last spring from Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. […]

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Vahe Gregorian: Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

WAKARUSA, Ind. — More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet,” inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka, Kan., by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year. So this was overdue but due, nonetheless, which is why former Kansas Sen. […]

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Team Israel and their Jewish mothers

Lazar Berman Team Israel’s “Cinderella” run through the World Baseball Classic was fun, wasn’t it? Despite bowing out of the second round of the tournament on Wednesday after falling to Japan 8-3, the players certainly enjoyed themselves as much as their fans. They sported T-shirts that read “Jew Crew.” Utility man Cody Decker, one of […]

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US women threaten boycott of hockey’s world championship

Faced with a boycott by most of the country’s top women players, USA Hockey officials are refusing to back down, suggesting the powerhouse American team might field a substitute roster for the upcoming world championships. Tensions between the sides reached a crescendo Wednesday when such veterans as Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel and Meghan Duggan announced […]

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World’s Oldest Golfing Club to Finally Admit Women

For the first time in a 273-year history, the world’s oldest golfing club will finally allow women to become members. After the issue failed to pass by a narrow margin during a vote in May 2016, members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers voiced their disappointment at barring women from becoming members at the […]

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Meet the Jewish MVP leading Princeton to the NCAA Tournament

Spencer Weisz, the Ivy League’s Player of the Year, is a senior forward and a Maccabiah Games gold medalist By Marc Brodsky Spencer Weisz #10 of the Princeton Tigers attempts to go up and under against the Saint Joseph’s Hawks during the second half at the L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on December 14, 2016 in […]

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Debutants Israel still undefeated at World Baseball Classic

Tokyo/Washington (dpa) – Israel continued their magical run at the 2017 World Baseball Classic with a 4-1 victory in Tokyo over traditional powers Cuba in their opening game of second round action on Sunday. Blake Galien drove in two runs as the World Baseball Classic (WBC) debutants have still not lost in the quadrennial baseball […]

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The ‘Mensch on the Bench’ might be Israel’s baseball team’s secret weapon

They have been dubbed the “Jamaican bobsled team” of this year’s World Baseball Classic. Team Israel is ranked 41st in the world. But this week, they beat the Netherlands, South Korea and Chinese Taipei, all of which are ranked significantly higher. Danielle Barta, who lives in Jerusalem and works as the regional director of the […]

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Dirk Nowitzki eclipses 30,000 career points in Mavericks’ win over Lakers

Only six players in NBA history have ever scored 30,000 career points. Three of them were Los Angeles Lakers when they did it, and one reached the milestone against the Lakers in their Tuesday night loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki stepped back, away from Larry Nance Jr., and took that infuriatingly gorgeous fadeaway […]

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Israel stuns Taiwan to stay unbeaten in world baseball tourney

Heavy underdog wins 15-7, racing off to 2-0 start and all but clinching spot in next round in first-ever World Baseball Classic appearance By Times of Israel staff Team Israel outfielder Zack Borenstein batting against Taiwan’s Kuo-Hua Lo in Seoul, Korea, on March 7, 2017. (screen capture: Fox Sports) Israel’s national baseball team clobbered Taiwan […]

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