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

by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

2 weeks ago

Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first major league at-bat, vs. the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Sept. 1, 2014. (Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers)/JTA

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... read full article

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

    by HIllel Kuttler, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Chargers football commentator uses Jewish stereotype in on-air exchange

    JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Hank Bauer, a longtime radio analyst for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, used a Jewish stereotype in an exchange with his on-air colleague.

    In the waning moments of Sunday’s Chargers-49ers preseason football game, play-by-play man Josh Lewin said if he were paying to attend he...

  • Sabras and slap shots: North Americans bring hockey know-how to Israel

    By Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    August 18, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Drew Koike knew a bit about Israel: its capital, location, climate and biblical roots. But it never dawned on the 14-year-old Washingtonian that hockey existed in the country.

    That was until earlier this year, when the coach of his hometown hockey program invited Koike and two...

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  • For ex-WNBA chief Donna Orender, NBA breakthrough for women a show of respect

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    August 15, 2014 | 11:32 am

    As a former WNBA president who played in what is considered the first U.S. professional basketball league for women, Donna Orender has been eager for a trailblazing female to join the National Basketball Association in a prominent role.

    So she was plenty pleased last week when...

  • Sterling’s last bid to halt L.A. Clippers sale blocked by court

    Reuters

    August 14, 2014 | 10:28 am

    Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his final chance to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, when a California appeals court refused on Wednesday to halt the deal.

    The three-judge panel rejected...

  • Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized, NBA says

    Reuters

    August 12, 2014 | 11:09 am

    Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape recording.

    The deal closed...

  • FCC chairman tells Time Warner to end Dodgers TV dispute

    by Tim Reid, Reuters

    July 30, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told Time Warner Inc on Tuesday to end its dispute with DirecTV and other cable operators that has left most fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team unable to watch games on local television.

    In a strongly worded letter,...

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