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NBA’s Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

(JTA) — Jerry Reinsdorf, who as owner of the Chicago Bulls has won six NBA championships, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Reinsdorf was officially enshrined in the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, alongside players including Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes and...
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Argentine boxer Carolina Duer wins world bantamweight title on return to ring

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentine Jewish boxer Carolina Raquel Duer won the interim International Boxing Federation’s world bantamweight title in her return to the ring after two years.

Duer, 38, nicknamed “The Turk,” knocked out Aline de Casia Scaranello of Brazil in the sixth round Friday in Quilmes, a...
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Amar’e Stoudemire says he turned down ‘a lot of money’ to play in Israel

(JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire, the former NBA star whose two-year deal with the Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem was announced last week, said he could have stayed in the NBA, but elected to play in the Jewish state instead.

“I turned down a lot of money in the NBA to play...
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Israeli driver on track to make NASCAR history 

(JTA) — Alon Day could make history as the first Israeli to drive in a NASCAR national series race. Day, a 24-year-old from Ashdod, Israel, is poised to make his debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Aug. 13 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, USA Today reported Saturday. The...
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Amar’e Stoudemire signs two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, has signed a two-year deal with the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team. The team announced the deal on its website on Monday. It did not disclose terms of the deal. Stoudemire has been a minority owner of Hapoel Jerusalem...
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Aly Raisman earns spot on US Olympic women’s gymnastics team

(JTA) — Jewish-American Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has been named again to the U.S. women’s Olympics gymnastics team.

Raisman finished third in the Olympic Trials that finished Sunday night in San Jose, California, to capture a spot on the squad that will compete this summer in Rio de Janeiro,...
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Algeria reportedly cancels soccer match with Ghana because of Israeli coach

(JTA) — Don’t hate the player, hate the Jewish coach, might be Algeria’s sports motto.

Algeria’s soccer team is reportedly pulling out of a friendly match with Ghana because they have an Israeli head coach, according to The Times of Israel reporting from Ghanaian media.

According to the report, the...
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Jewish coach leads Colombia soccer team to 3rd place in Copa tournament

(JTA) — Colombia’s national soccer team finished third in the prestigious Copa America Centenario tournament led by its Jewish coach, Jose Pekerman.

Colombia defeated the United States, 1-0, on Saturday in the bronze medal match at University of Phoenix Stadium. Sixteen countries competed in the centennial edition of the tournament,...
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David Beckham says he feels Jewish thanks to granddad

(JTA) — Former British soccer star David Beckham told a JCC audience in London that although he was not raised Jewish, he feels like a member of the tribe.

Beckham, 41, was asked last week at a public interview at the JW3 center, “Do you see yourself as Jewish in...
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Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team wins historic gold medal at European Championships

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team earned several medals — including a gold for the first time at an international competition — at the European Championships held on its home turf.

On Sunday, the Israelis won in the clubs and hoops category at the competition, which was held over...
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