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Posted on: September 12th, 2012Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
For the first time, Israel will participate in the qualifying round of the World Baseball Classic. That's the good news. The bad news concerns the dates they'll be playing in Florida. Earlier in the year it was thought the early rounds would start in other countries before moving to Florida in November. Assuming Israel would still be in the WBC games, the Florida site would be Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
Posted on: August 9th, 2012Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
Last year I told you about my "mancation" (men only) to a city to check out its Jewish community and major league team and ballpark. Last year it was Pittsburgh and Cincinnati; this year's first "mancation" destination was Cleveland.
Posted on: July 31st, 2012Special Features → Olympics 2012
Video: Neta Rivkin, a returning Olympian in rhythmic gymnastics, sees participating in London 2012 and winning a medal as the fulfillment of a long-term dream. Her beautiful yet difficult training sessions show how she is preparing to make her dream come true.
Posted on: July 30th, 2012Special Features → Olympics 2012
Video: Vered Buskila is competing as a sailor in her third Olympics and dreams of winning a medal this time. Buskila talks of her love for the sport, her desire to compete at the highest level and the balance she must find between sailing and her other career as a lawyer.
Posted on: July 29th, 2012Special Features → Olympics 2012
Video: Arik Ze'evi, a Judoka & a writer, is a 4-Time European champion, including the 2012 European Championship. Ze'evi is also the Winner of last year's (2011) Grand Slam in Moscow, and has won a bunch of titles & medals throughout his career, but in London 2012, Ze'evi aimes to go for the Olympic medal, again!
Posted on: July 27th, 2012Special Features → Olympics 2012
Video: Tennis player Shahar Pe'er demonstrates her intensive training program. She also reveals her "lucky charm" and talks about the Israeli people, who she loves representing abroad.
Posted on: July 26th, 2012Special Features → Olympics 2012
Video: Israeli Olympian Shahar Tzuberi not only demonstrates his windsurfing skills but also talks about his hometown Eilat and the most important influences on his approach to the sport.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2012News & Views → Global
Bob Costas may soon make history by defying the International Olympic Committee and conducting an on-air memorial of his own.
Posted on: July 11th, 2012Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
Every time Delmon Young come to bat, gets on base or makes a play in the field, we are reminded of his anti-Semitic rant in New York back in April.
Posted on: June 25th, 2012News & Views → Israel
The Olympic Committee of Israel approved its list of 36 athletes to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday.
Posted on: June 24th, 2012Sections → Sports
Israel’s lacrosse team – which did not exist just two years ago – is dazzling the world of sports, defeating Slovakia and France in recent matches to stand 2-0 in its first-ever European Championships. On Thursday, Israel defeated number 17 ranked Slovakia 11-8, and then number 27 ranked France in a drenching rain on Friday. […]
Posted on: June 18th, 2012Sections → Sports
In a dramatic championship final in the All Star Israel Softball League, Lakewood Heimishe Bake Shoppe took home the Holyland Series Trophy, with a stunning 10-7 comeback victory. Players and fans stormed the field, celebrating the roller-coaster victory for Lakewood late into the night.
Posted on: June 7th, 2012Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
The 40th yahrzeit of Abe Stark, who died at 77 in July 1972, is almost upon us. Those of you who remember Ebbets Field, abandoned by the Dodgers in 1957, can recall the Abe Stark sign on the bottom of the scoreboard embedded in the right field wall.
Posted on: June 7th, 2012Sections → Sports
The Holyland Series Final Four is set, with Lakewood Heimishe Bake Shoppe and Lobos advancing to the marquee event, to join top seeds Cafe Rimon and Bagelsbergs. The top tier teams vie for the coveted Holyland Series Trophy, while Brooklyn Lightning and Jerry’s Kids look to take home the Janglo Cup in the tier-two championship.
Posted on: June 1st, 2012Sections → Sports
League observers have pegged Rimon as the championship favorite, after their recent 23-2 landslide win over Bagelsbergs clinched the top seed, and gave them a perfect undefeated record in the regular season.
Posted on: May 24th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, will visit Israel after his title defense fight against Timothy Bradley on June 9, according to his Jewish promoter Bob Arum in a report by JTA.
Posted on: May 21st, 2012Sections → Sports
Torah Tidbits 6 - Jerry’s Kids 4...Café Rimon 14 – Lakewood Heimishe Bake Shoppe 6...Café Rimon 14 – Lakewood Heimishe Bake Shoppe 6
Posted on: May 9th, 2012Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
I was lucky enough to have met and interviewed many Hall of Famers including Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Ted Williams and Stan Musial. I also had the chance to meet and gab with many of the stars from the old Negro Leagues who went on to play in the major leagues after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier – Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin and Satchel Paige. But I never had the chance to meet Jackie Robinson.
Posted on: May 9th, 2012Sections → Sports
Despite a few uncomfortable moments, I came away from the game with a very thankful 13-year-old, with great father-son memories, and happy, knowing that, given the opportunity, the Globetrotters are still fully capable of being America's ambassadors to the world.
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