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Bryant out for nine months after shoulder surgery

Reuters

2 days ago

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Photo by Keith Allison

Kobe Bryant's NBA season effectively ended on Wednesday after he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that will sideline him for nine months, the Los Angeles... read full article

  • What Jewish ethics tell us about ‘Deflategate’

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    3 days ago

    “Deflategate,” the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots that has made national news, made its way to a Houston business conference led by a rabbi.

    Rabbi Yossi Grossman, dean of the Jewish Ethics Institute, on Monday transformed the football prattle into a high-minded...

  • Lakers’ Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, season in jeopardy

    Reuters

    4 days ago

    Kobe Bryant's NBA season could be over after the guard agreed to have surgery on a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Monday.

    The five-time National Basketball Association champion will have surgery on Wednesday and a timeline for his return...

  • Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff, likely out for season

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has a torn rotator cuff, according to preliminary results of an MRI exam, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Thursday.

    Bryant, who hurt his right shoulder on a dunk in the second half of Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, will return...

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  • NBA icon Harvey Pollack seriously hurt in auto accident

    JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Harvey Pollack, an iconic figure in the NBA, was seriously injured in a car accident.

    Pollack, 92, the director of statistical information for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been hospitalized since the one-car accident on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia. He is unable to communicate...

  • For a Jewish baseball purist, Cuba beckons

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    December 29, 2014 | 10:02 am

    To the dismay of baseball fan Kit Krieger, future travels to Cuba will no longer include get-togethers with ex-Washington Senators pitcher Connie Marrero.

    Marrero, who played for Washington from 1950 to 1954, died in Havana last April at age 102, a few months after Krieger’s last...

  • Gal Mekel back in NBA with New Orleans Pelicans

    JTA

    December 8, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    Gal Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA, has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.

    Mekel played for the Pelicans on Saturday in a 120-100 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, a day  after his signing was announced. He missed his four shots and went scoreless, but the 6-3...

  • Retiring Donovan gets one last taste of victory

    by Simon Evans, Reuters

    December 8, 2014 | 10:22 am

    Landon Donovan ended his career with a third title in four years as the LA Galaxy enjoyed a 2-1 extra-time win over the New England Revolution in Sunday's MLS Cup and said he would struggle to replace the joy of victory.

    Donovan, the all-time top scorer in Major League Soccer and...

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