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This lightweight is heavily into Sumo

by Tess Cutler

1 week ago

Michael Greenberg and professional sumo wrestler Yama during their August 21 training session (photo courtesy of Michael Greenberg)

At 5-foot-3 and 135 pounds, Michael Greenberg was the lightest sumo competitor at the 14th annual U.S. Sumo Open on Sept. 20 — by a lot. But according to the young Jew from Long Beach, his... read full article

  • For Israeli tennis ace Andy Ram and ‘home’ crowd in Fla., a finale to remember

    by Howard Blas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    It wasn’t Tel Aviv, but thousands of people chanting his name at a Davis Cup match following a grueling victory was a pretty good way for Israel’s Andy Ram to leave the game of tennis to which he had devoted more than half his life.

    Ram, 34, and his longtime doubles partner, Yoni...

  • Adam Greenberg inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    by Raffi Wineburg, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Adam Greenberg saw one pitch in his first major league at-bat, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and effectively ended his MLB career. The ball hit with a sickening thud, popping Greenberg’s helmet off and sending the young ballplayer to the ground, where he clutched...

  • Adam Greenberg inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    by Raffi Wineburg, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Adam Greenberg saw one pitch in his first major league at-bat, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and effectively ended his MLB career. The ball hit with a sickening thud, popping Greenberg’s helmet off and sending the young ballplayer to the ground, where he clutched...

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  • Israel falls to Argentina in relocated Davis Cup match

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Israel lost in the Davis Cup to Argentina in a match that was moved from Tel Aviv to Florida due to the conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

    Israel lost 3-2 after dropping the two singles’ matches on Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Argentina, which was favored, will go on to vie for the 2015...

  • NBA Hawks’ owner to sell control of team, cites racially insensitive remarks

    by Kevin Murphy, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he would sell his controlling interest in the National Basketball Association franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo of a scandal involving the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team.

    ...
  • For female coach of Y.U. men’s team, biggest adjustment may be learning Jewish ways

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Having been a standout player in high school and college, and an assistant coach, new Yeshiva University men’s volleyball coach Jacqui Dauphinais has plenty of knowledge about the sport.

    And in her one season as an assistant for the Maccabees, she showed she wasn’t afraid to...

  • Bruce Levenson: Worse — and better — than Donald Sterling

    by Ami Eden, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Read the email that cost Bruce Levenson his ownership of the NBA franchise the Atlanta Hawks. It’s ten times less raw and salacious than Donald Sterling’s racist rant to his mistress. At the same time, its ten times worse.

    This wasn’t a man allegedly suffering dementia, telling...

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