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President Trump has reportedly intervened in the shoplifting case against one of LaVar Ball’s sons

President Trump has reportedly asked China President Xi Jinping to help resolve the shoplifting case against three UCLA men’s basketball players, according to the Washington Post. The three players — LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley — were arrested last week while on a trip in China for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis […]

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Dodgers, Padres set for Mexico series in May

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to Mexico next season. The Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series May 4-6 in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. An announcement is expected Monday. The Padres will be the home […]

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In Morocco, Israeli judoka permitted to display his country’s name

By TOI staff Israeli judoka Ori Sasson was booted from the Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, Morocco on Saturday after losing to Frenchman Cyrille Maret. But Sasson, a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, was at least allowed to wear Israeli insignia — in contrast to the ban imposed on Israeli national symbols at a tournament last […]

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Raisman claims sexual abuse by Team USA doctor

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman said she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, according to her upcoming interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Raisman, a six-time Olympic medalist and two-time national team captain, shared her story on the “60 Minutes” show scheduled to air Sunday, joining more than 130 other women who […]

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Jewish Trivia Quiz: Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York –Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is the first Jewish major league baseball player to get a walk-off hit in a World Series game. What other member of Bregman’s family accomplished something in baseball?   A. Bregman’s father, Sam, played baseball at the University of New Mexico. In 1989, […]

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Sportscaster Vin Scully vows to ‘never watch another NFL game’ over take-a-knee protests

Legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully declared Saturday night that he will “never watch another NFL game” in response to the player take-a-knee protests during the national anthem. “I am so disappointed. And I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday,” Mr. Scully said during “An Evening with Vin […]

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Astros beat Dodgers to win first World Series crown

The Houston Astros, powered by a record-equalling home run by George Springer won the World Series for the first time on Wednesday with a 5-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. George Springer belted his fifth home run of the Series as the Astros roughed up Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who endured his second […]

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Gush Etzion hoopsters team up with New Jersey Jewish communities

This past week, 14 members of the Elitzur, Gush Etzion basketball team traveled to New Jersey to strengthen the relationship between Israeli and US Jewish communities through sport. The trip was a joint initiative of the Gush Etzion Foundation, the Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, and the JNF of Central New Jersey. While in […]

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Israeli Anthem and Flag Banned for Judo Gold Medalist

A champion Israeli judo fighter was forced to sing his own national anthem beneath an International Judo Federation (IJF) flag during an awards ceremony Thursday because of a ban on Israeli symbols at the sport’s Grand Slam competition in Abu Dhabi. Tal Flicker, who won gold in the men’s under-145lbs category, had to sing his […]

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Tel Aviv beach craze makes the jump from paddle ball to fine art

By Gavin Rabinowitz ODESSA, Ukraine — A mention of matkot (paddle ball) usually brings to mind Israeli men in Speedos on a Mediterranean beach, not a fine art gallery on the Black Sea. But this week, Israel’s unofficial national sport was the subject on display in the Museum of Modern Art in the Ukrainian port […]

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When Girl With Winning Score is Denied Title, Runner-up Offers Trophy: ‘I didn’t win, you did’

It may be the 21st century, but this archaic golf tournament rule said that Emily Nash could not be given a trophy or award for her score – even though she played better than all the boys. The 16-year-old was allowed to compete on the Lunenburg High School boy’s team in the Central Mass Division […]

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Texans owner McNair apologizes for ‘inmates’ remark

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair apologized Friday for saying the NFL “can’t have the inmates running the prison” in regard to player protests during the national anthem. ESPN The Magazine reported McNair made the comment after other team owners in an October 18 meeting on the topic discussed business concerns surrounding the controversial anthem protests. […]

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Tiger pleads guilty to reckless driving, enters diversion program

Tiger Woods pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will resolve a driving under the influence charge from the May 29 incident. Woods, 41, made his plea in a court hearing in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and received one-year probation in addition to a $250 fine plus court costs. […]

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Lazio to take 200 fans to Auschwitz after Anne Frank slur

Lazio president Claudio Lotito said Tuesday the club would take 200 fans every year to visit Auschwitz after images of Holocaust victim Anne Frank were used to offend hated rivals Roma. Lotito made the announcement as he visited the Rome Synagogue two days after Lazio fans posted stickers of Frank in a Roma jersey alongside […]

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