Jewish Journal

Adam Greenberg inducted into National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

by Raffi Wineburg, JTA

September 16, 2014 | 8:59 am

Adam Greenberg, who was hit in the head in his first major league plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs in 2005, would get one more try with the Miami Marlins seven years later. (Jewish Major Leaguers)/JTA

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,... read full article

  • Israel falls to Argentina in relocated Davis Cup match

    by JTA

    September 15, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    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

    September 8, 2014 | 11:05 am

    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

    September 8, 2014 | 10:38 am

    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

    September 8, 2014 | 10:15 am

    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...

  • Dodgers’ Jewish phenom Joc Pederson gets first Major League hit [VIDEO]

    Jewish Journal

    September 3, 2014 | 10:41 am

    It wasn't pretty – but the beginning of the Joc Pederson era began with a flare last night. With two outs, nobody on and a 2-2 count the young center-fielder hit a blooper over Washington Nationals' second baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera for his first major league hit. Watch the video below:

  • For Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, there is no joy in debut

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    September 2, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    It was a scenario straight out of “Casey at the Bat”: a screaming crowd, ninth inning, two outs, two men on base, the home team down by two runs, the slugger striding to the plate with a chance to win the game.

    The slugger on Monday night in Dodger Stadium was Joc Pederson, a...

  • Blockers and tacklers: Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

    by HIllel Kuttler, JTA

    September 2, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week.

    A punter may join the group after sitting out the...

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