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Omri Casspi, first Israeli to play in NBA, signs with champion Golden State Warriors

(JTA) — Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, signed a one-year contract with the 2017 champion Golden State Warriors.

Casspi, 29, and the Warriors agreed to the contract early Wednesday morning, according to reports. He is expected to provide some offense off the bench...
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Amar’e Stoudemire unsure if he will play basketball again in Israel next year

(JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire returned to Miami from Israel but does not know if he will be back to play basketball despite applying for citizenship.

Stoudemire and his Hapoel Jerusalem club won the Israel Premier League championship last week.

“It felt amazing after a long season to lift up the...
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Jewish pitcher Brad Goldberg makes his White Sox debut

(JTA) — Relief pitcher Brad Goldberg, who is Jewish, made his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago White Sox.

Goldberg, 27, was called up from the minors, the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, over the weekend, after pitcher Michael Ynoa was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip...
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Omri Casspi signs with NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves

(JTA) — Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Timberwolves, his third team in the last month and fifth since joining the NBA in 2009.

Casspi was waived at the end of last month by the...
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Campaign to build baseball stadium in Israel takes off after World Baseball Classic

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Plans to build the first regulation baseball stadium in Israel have gathered steam in the wake of Team Israel’s surprisingly strong performance in the World Baseball Classic.

Members of Team Israel participated in the groundbreaking for the complex in Beit Shemesh, a city located near Jerusalem with...
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Israel’s surprising World Baseball Classic run ends with loss to Japan

(JTA) — Team Israel saw its Cinderella run at the World Baseball Classic end with a loss to Japan in Tokyo.

Japan snapped a scoreless tie with five runs in the sixth inning on the way to an 8-3 victory on Wednesday before more than 40,000 fans packed into the...
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Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

(JTA) — Israel’s surprising squad in the World Baseball Classic lost its first game in the tournament, dropping a rematch with the Netherlands, 12-2.

Israel is now 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament and 4-1 overall. Israel likely must defeat powerhouse Japan on Wednesday to advance...
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Israel upsets Korea in first game of World Baseball Classic

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Team Israel defeated Korea in the first game of the World Baseball Classic.

Israel topped Korea 2-1 in the 10th inning on Monday in Seoul. Team Israel had 8 hits to Korea’s 7 in the hard-fought game.

The Israeli team is scheduled to play the team from Chinese Taipei...
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NBA’s Omri Casspi to be traded to Pelicans

(JTA) — Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, reportedly is being traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The trade, which is set to be announced later on Monday, is part of a five-player  trade which will see All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins...
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Kushner family in talks to buy Miami Marlins

(JTA) — The family of presidential adviser Jared Kushner is in talks to purchase the Miami Marlins baseball team, The New York Times reported.

The Kushners, a New York area real estate Jewish family, regard the team’s $1.6 billion price tag as too high, the Times reported Thursday.

The negotiations,...
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