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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 the NBA.

At the team’s media day photo shoot this week, Stoudemire was seen posing with traditional Chinese cultural elements,...

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 the move after the game.

But the Jewish third baseman’s blast was historic, too: It was his fifth in a...

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 athletes,” the Federation said in a statement about its decision issued on Tuesday.

The ban comes nine months before the...

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. Dolgopyat, 22, scored 15.200 points, just behind Carlos Yulo of the Philippines, who scored 15.300 to win the gold medal...

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 reported.

“It’s just so much fun to go out there and speak one language, and that is sport,” said Kanter,...

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 not earn the starting job for the first game of the National Football League season on Sunday against the Baltimore...

Team USA wins Maccabi Game in Soccer

Team USA remained undefeated in the semi-finals for Soccer,  finishing at 5-0 at the North American Maccabi Games in Mexico City today, July 14. They advanced to the Gold Medal match after defeating Brazil earlier.

The final score was Team USA 7, Mexico 2.

One of the youth members of Team USA, Yana,  hails from the Greater New Orleans area. 

Alex Bregman aims to repeat as All-Star Game MVP after being elected a starter

(JTA) — Alex Bregman will have the chance to make it two in a row as Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game MVP.

The Houston Astros’ Jewish slugger was elected the starting third baseman last week to start the July 9 game in Cleveland, easily outdistancing Hunter Dozier of the Kansas City Royals and Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees with 49 percent of the fans’ ballots.

Bregman as of...

Teenager Jack Hughes is first Jewish player to be No. 1 overall pick in National Hockey League draft

(JTA) — Jack Hughes, even at 18, is no stranger to making history. And now he’s done it again, becoming the first Jewish player to be drafted No. 1 overall by the National Hockey League.

The New Jersey Devils picked Hughes, a Florida native who grew up in Ontario, Canada, on Friday. He’s the son of a Jewish mother and Catholic father — both big-time hockey players back in the...

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram takes 2 gold medals at 2019 European Games

(JTA) — Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.

She won gold medals in the Ball event and Clubs event, both held on Sunday.

She also won a silver medal during competition on Saturday.

Arsham, 20, of Tel Aviv, is looking toward representing Israel and winning a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Congratulations Linoy Ashram!! Two...