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Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

2 days ago

Trainer David Thorpe is flanked by two of his pupils — Israelis Gal Mekel, left, and Omri Casspi, both playing in the NBA. (Courtesy David Thorpe/JTA)

Rodney Glasgow catches a pass, pivots, takes one dribble and lays the ball in the basket.

David Thorpe, Glasgow’s coach and trainer for a couple of weeks this summer, steps in to offer... read full article

  • Amar’e Stoudemire scoring for United Hatzalah

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    1 week ago

    In this season of good deeds, Amar’e Stoudemire is making a point.

    In the upcoming NBA season, United Hatzalah is hoping the New York Knicks’ standout scores plenty of them.

    Stoudemire, 31, has launched Amar’e Saves to promote a campaign that encourages youngsters to contribute...

  • LeBron returns, Blatt bests former team as Cavs cruise past Maccabi Tel Aviv

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ return to his hometown NBA team routed Maccabi Tel Aviv in a game that pitted the Cavs’ new coach, David Blatt, against his former squad.

    On Sunday, James scored 12 points in playing only the first half of the 107-80 victory over the 2014 ...

  • This lightweight is heavily into Sumo

    by Tess Cutler

    September 19, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    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 svelte frame is one of his biggest assets.

    “I think a lot of people are going to...

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

    by Howard Blas, JTA

    September 16, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    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

    September 16, 2014 | 10:38 am

    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

    September 16, 2014 | 8:59 am

    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...

  • 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...

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