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

    1 week ago

    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...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    From left: Maccabiah standout Andi Murez (Photo by Norbert Von Der Groeben, Stanford Athletics) and her Maccabiah Games trophy.

    Andi Murez, 21, a swimmer from Venice Beach competing in her second Maccabiah Games this year, was named Most Outstanding Athlete out of all the...

  • SoCal athletes find fulfillment at Maccabiah Games

    August 1, 2013 | 11:29 am

    When Dave Blackburn, a six-time starting softball pitcher for the Maccabi USA team, got into a severe car accident in 2010, he had one central fear.

    “I’ll never be able to play softball again,” Blackburn recalled thinking. “I won’t be able to make it to the 19th [Maccabiah]...

  • Age just a number at Maccabiah Games

    July 24, 2013 | 2:47 pm

    Being an alter-kacker — Yiddish for someone who’s an “old fart” — is relative. 

    Many of the species, stereotypically, while away summer days at the beach cabana, sporting white shorts and knee-high dark-checkered socks, playing cards with the boys and grumbling about surgeries or...

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