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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

Jacqui Dauphinais, second from left, was an assistant coach last season for the the Yeshiva University men’s volleyball team that won its conference championship. (Adena Stevens/Yeshiva University)/JTA

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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

    JTA

    August 26, 2014 | 10:50 am

    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...

  • 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...

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