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SF Giants manager Gabe Kapler plays video games to stay sharp as he waits for baseball season

By MARC BRODSKY

(JTA) — Like the rest of the world, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler is on hold waiting for his life to resume. But he’s trying to make sure the sitting around prepares him for a Major League Baseball season he hopes will take place.

Kapler is...
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Saints legendary kicker Tom Dempsey is dead from COVID-19 complications

By ALAN SMASON

Tom Dempsey, an unlikely hero with half a foot, but a full heart that made him a champion for legions of New Orleans Saints fans, died on Saturday from complications of COVID-19. He was 73.

The professional kicker, who established a 43-year-old record for the NFL’s longest...
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More firsts for Yeshiva U men’s basketball: 2 All-Americans and the National Coach of the Year

(JTA) — In a history-making season for the Yeshiva University men’s basketball team, here are a couple more firsts: two players named All-America, including one on the first team, and a coach chosen as national Coach of the Year.

The players are Ryan Turell, a sophomore guard from Los Angeles...
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More firsts for Yeshiva U men’s basketball: 2 All-Americans and the National Coach of the Year

By MARC BRODSKY

(JTA) — In a history-making season for the Yeshiva University men’s basketball team, here are a couple more firsts: two players named All-America, including one on the first team, and a coach chosen as national Coach of the Year.

The players are Ryan Turell, a sophomore guard...
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Yeshiva University wins second-round NCAA D3 tournament win, headed to Sweet 16

(JTA) — In a dose of spiritual medicine for a community hit by the coronavirus, Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team continued its record-breaking season with a dominant second-round win in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The Maccabees notched a 102-83 victory Saturday night over Penn State Harrisburg for Y.U.’s 29th...
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Yeshiva U men’s basketball team wins conference title to qualify for NCAA Division III tournament

By MARC BRODSKY

(JTA) — Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team won the Skyline Conference championship game on Sunday to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament for the second time in three seasons.

The top-seeded Maccabees defeated third-seeded Purchase College, State University of New York, 86-74, at...
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Yeshiva U president slams Brooklyn College athletes who knelt during Israeli anthem

– Yeshiva University president Ari Berman slammed the “disrespectful” decision by two Brooklyn College volleyball players to kneel during the playing of “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, at a recent match hosted by the university.

“It is unfortunate that some members of the opposing team disrespected Israel’s national anthem,”...
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Teenage Orthodox pingpong phenom may have to skip Olympics because trials are on Shabbat

(JTA) — An 18-year-old pingpong star may have to skip this year’s Olympics because the U.S. trials are scheduled for Shabbat and she is an Orthodox Jew.

While many Orthodox Jews will informally play sports on Shabbat, they generally do not take part in organized competition.

Estee Ackerman, who won...
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Meet Mitchell Schwartz, the Jewish Kansas City Chiefs lineman heading to Super Bowl LIV

 (JTA) — Kansas City Chiefs lineman Mitchell Schwartz does more than start for perhaps the best offense in the NFL. The 6-5, 320-pound tackle is a star at his position and has been for much of his eight-year career since turning pro following a standout career at the University of...
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Amar’e Stoudemire calls for end of anti-Semitism among African-Americans

(JTA) — Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire called for an end to anti-Semitism among African-Americans.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Stoudemire said he wanted to “address the situation that happened in Monsey, with the brother that had the attacks on the Jewish people. Anti-Semitic attacks.”

His video statement continues:...
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