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Bears hire Marc Trestman as new head coach

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman, to improve their pigskin prowess. Trestman, 57, a longtime NFL assistant, was named Wednesday to his first head coaching post in the league. The 57-year-old Minneapolis native will be the only Jewish head coach in the National...
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Adam Greenberg signs minor league deal with Baltimore Orioles

(JTA) — Jewish player Adam Greenberg will resume his professional baseball career after signing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Greenberg, 31, signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles and will work to get a spot on their Class AAA farm team in Norfolk, Va.

Chosen by the...
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Youkilis not only a Yid, but now a Yankee

(JTA) — The New York Yankees have reportedly reached an agreement with Jewish player Kevin Youkilis to sign him for a one-year, $12 million contract. The deal has not officially been announced, and it reportedly is pending a physical.

Youkilis, a three-time All-Star for the Boston Red Sox before being traded...
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