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  • Net gains: Sports programs can score big for Jewish day schools

    October 20, 2014 | 11:23 am

    To understand the place of athletics at a Jewish day school, attend a recruitment open house and watch the children’s eyes. As they listen to the descriptions or tour the stations set up to display the school’s programs and activities, look for the moments when the spark of...

  • David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA dream job

    June 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball.

    Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a different, and totally unprecedented, form of aliyah — to leave the ranks of Israeli basketball to...

  • Hillary, helmets, ‘Crossfire’ and cash

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 26, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Money, they say, is the mother’s milk of politics.  Also of news, sports and the rest of the entertainment industry.  Three recent stories drive that home. 

    When Reince Priebus pressured Comcast’s NBC to drop a miniseries starring Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton, the hostage that...

  • Braun said specimen collector was anti-Semite to drum up support in ’12

    August 19, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun during his appeal of a drug suspension in 2012 told players on opposing teams that the collector of his urine sample was an anti-Semite.

    Braun, the son of an Israeli-born Jewish father, was suspended in July for the remainder of this season...

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  • For ESPN broadcaster, Maccabiah ends just as it was getting started

    July 30, 2013 | 11:07 am

    As a broadcaster, Dan Shulman has seen many athletes get injured during games. Last week at the Maccabiah Games, it was Shulman who got hurt – and the timing was plenty unfortunate.

    The voice of ESPN’s college basketball and Sunday night baseball telecasts, Shulman came to Israel...

  • Syracuse fires basketball coach Bernie Fine amid sex probe

    November 28, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Syracuse University fired assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine amid allegations that he sexually molested boys, rocking the multi-million dollar world of collegiate sports with more questions of sexual abuse and oversight, the university said on Sunday.

    “At the direction of...

  • ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. MNF intro over Hitler remark

    October 4, 2011 | 10:54 am

    ESPN pulled its “Monday Night Football” introduction by Hank Williams Jr. after the singer compared President Obama to Hitler.

    The song was pulled from the introduction to Monday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    ESPN said in a statement that it...

  • Tennessee reportedly sends Bruce Pearl packing

    March 21, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    Bruce Pearl, who guided the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team to unprecedented success and the U.S. men’s squad to the Maccabiah Games gold medal, has been fired by the university, according to ESPN.com.

    Pearl, 51, was informed of his dismissal on Monday, sources said....

  • The Basketball Diaries

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two standout Jewish hoop stars headlining the Pac-10 basketball tournament? It's all part of March Madness. David Bluthenthal, USC's 22-year-old small forward, and Amit Tamir, UC Berkeley's 22-year-old forward/center, each look to lead their team to the conference title at the March...

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