Former NBA Commissioner David Stern is dead at 77


David Stern, the former NBA commissioner, succumbed to a brain hemorrhage on January 1, 2020, for which he had undergone emergency surgery more than two weeks earlier. He was 77.

Stern had been reportedly dining at Brasserie 8 1/2, a New York City classic French restaurant on...
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David Stern, longtime NBA commissioner, undergoes emergency brain surgery

(JTA) — David Stern, the former NBA commissioner, underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage after collapsing at a New York City restaurant.

Stern, 77, was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon from the Brasserie 8 1/2 on Manhattan’s West Side.

During his NBA tenure from...
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Gabe Kapler hired to manage San Francisco Giants

(JTA) — A month after being fired from his first manager’s post, Gabe Kapler has another shot. The Jewish ex-major league outfielder, a one-time coach for Team Israel, was named manager of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Kapler, who has a Jewish-themed tattoo on each leg, was let...
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Jewish co-owner of NBA champion Raptors denies claim that boycott has kept his team from visiting Israel

(JTA) — The co-owner of the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors said he has not taken the team to Israel yet as he said he would due to scheduling conflicts and not the boycott movement.

Larry Tanenbaum said two months before the Raptors’ victory in the Finals in June that...
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Amar’e Stoudemire will play basketball in China

(JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire has traded the Middle East for the Far East.

The former NBA All-Star has signed a deal to play this season for the Fujian Sturgeons in the Chinese Basketball Association.

His profile appears on the team’s website.

Stoudemire had been attempting to make a comeback in...
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Alex Bregman breaks a World Series home run record

(JTA) — Most of the news surrounding Houston Astros slugger Alex Bregman on Tuesday night focused on his “bat carry” — how he ostentatiously carried his bat down to first base while watching his first inning home run sail over the left field fence before dropping it. He apologized for...
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Iran banned from all judo competition over boycott of Israeli athletes

(JTA) — The International Judo Federation has ordered Iran banned from all competition over its boycott of Israeli athletes.

The ban will be in effect “until the Iran Judo Federation gives strong guarantees and prove that they will respect the IJF Statutes and accept that their athletes fight against Israeli...
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Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat wins silver at World Championships and qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Games

(JTA) — Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won a silver medal in the men’s floor exercise at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, becoming the latest Israeli to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

It is Dolgopyat’s second silver medal at the World Championship, after winning one in 2017....
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NBA star Enes Kanter hosts Brooklyn basketball clinic for Muslim and Orthodox Jewish kids

(JTA) — Boston Celtics basketball star Enes Kanter hosted a free basketball clinic in Brooklyn for Muslim and Jewish kids.

The event on Sunday was organized by Kingsway Jewish Center and the Turkish Cultural Center of Brooklyn to unite the Turkish Muslim community and the Orthodox Jewish community, News12 Brooklyn...
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Josh Rosen won’t start season as the starting quarterback for NFL’s Miami Dolphins


(JTA) — Josh Rosen, the Jewish quarterback traded to the Miami Dolphins this offseason, will have to wait a little longer to get his chance in the Florida sun.

Rosen, the UCLA star who was drafted in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, could...
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