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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 Football League.

Over the past five seasons he served as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football...

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 Chicago Cubs in the ninth round of the 2002 draft, Greenberg was beaned in his only Major League at-bat, as...

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 to the Chicago White Sox in June, is expected to play third base, replacing Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to...