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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. 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

By MARC BRODSKY

(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...

Ryan Braun breaks Hank Greenberg’s record for most home runs by a Jewish player

(JTA) — Ryan Braun now holds the record for most home runs by a Jewish baseball player.

The 35-year-old outfielder passed Hank Greenberg on Friday when he hit his 332nd career homer in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Braun, who has spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers and now also holds the team’s all-time home run record, tarnished his reputation in the baseball community in 2012. After...

Bruce Pearl coaches Auburn to its first NCAA men’s basketball Final Four

By MARC BRODSKY

(JTA) — Bruce Pearl has won plenty of accolades and championships in a basketball coaching career spanning nearly three decades, including guiding the U.S. men’s team to the 2009 Maccabiah Games title. Now, however, he’s on the precipice of college hoops nirvana.

On Sunday, Pearl’s Auburn University squad reached the Final Four with a 77-71 upset of Kentucky in overtime in the championship game of the Midwest...

Alex Bregman is baseball’s newest Jewish star

By HILLEL KUTTLER

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. (JTA) – Sitting on a couch near his locker at the Houston Astros’ spring training facility here in mid-March, Alex Bregman is reflecting about an encounter his father had at the World Series last fall.

It was in Los Angeles, between innings of the opening game. Sam Bregman was headed for a Dodger Stadium concession stand to grab a nosh wearing his Astros...