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  • Bentsch it like Beckham?

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We have bad news and good news to report on David Beckham.

    As everyone in the free and enslaved world knows (except some benighted American colonials), Beckham is the world's best, or best publicized, soccer player, a multimillionaire and husband of Victoria, aka Posh Spice.

    The bad...

  • L.A. teams are golden at Maccabi Games

    By Carin Davis

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    More than 60 athletes from Westside JCC's Team Westside and The New JCC at Milken's Team L.A. represented the greater Los Angeles area this month during the 25th annual Maccabi Games, scoring numerous gold, silver and bronze wins in such sports as baseball, basketball, swimming,...
  • Briefs: Rep. Lantos calls on NATO to include Israel; Ariel Sharon’s son to the slammer

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Lantos: Include Israel in NATO

    The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee called for Israel's inclusion in NATO. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) made his remarks in a June 22 hearing, calling on NATO to consider expanding its borders beyond Europe and...
  • Briefs: Sheriff wants to prosecute YULA girls after soccer brawl; Graffiti targets Jews in Beverlywood

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sheriff wants to prosecute Yeshiva Girls soccer players for brawling after lost game

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is planning to ask the district attorney to prosecute a YULA student and the girls soccer team coach.

    The request stems from a brawl that occurred on...

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  • Pro soccer rookie Bornstein gives small goals a big kick

    By Carin Davis

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    ChivasUSA's Jonathan Bornstein is the top contender for the 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS) Rookie of the Year award. Not bad for the Los Alamitos native who was not invited to the MLS combine and was chosen in the fourth round (of four) of 2006 MLS SuperDraft (37th pick overall).
    ...
  • Soccer on Sunday, Wickedly Wonderful

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Soccer on Sunday



    Talia Schrager loves soccer. She loves being able to run and kick and shout with other girls. Her mother, Sandra Lepson, loves the assertiveness and self-confidence the game inspired in her daughter.



    But Talia, a second-grader at Beth Am's Pressman Academy on...

  • Overcoming Germanophobia During the World Cup

    By Ivor Davis

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It was more than six decades ago that the Germans were trying to kill me on a nightly basis. Every evening, my family and I would stand at the bottom of our garden in London and listen to the buzz bombs approaching.

    Many were shot down, but many more pierced the defensive guns....

  • My World Cup Runneth Over

    By Roberto Loiederman

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Soccer's World Cup, played every four years, is being contested in Germany by 32 national teams from all parts of the world. One week of competition has gone by, three weeks to go before the championship game on July 9. The world is riveted.

    But not the American sports public, which...

  • Travel Briefs

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Music Festival Celebrates Jewish New Orleans

    Hot on the heels of Mardi Gras, a recovering Big Easy will soon play host to the inaugural New Orleans International Jewish Music Festival. The two-day gathering on April 1-2 will celebrate the rebuilding of Jewish New Orleans following...

  • Maccabiah Games Bring Golden Times

    By Roxana Pourshalimi

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When amateur soccer player Michael Erush went to Israel in July to play for Team USA in the 17th World Maccabiah Games, he was hoping to come home with gold. But following the Israeli team's victory, Erush was content with the American silver-medal win.

    "I always want to do the...

  • The Goalie of Oz

    By Emily Pauker

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Oz Iluz loved to play goalie on his soccer team, but wasn't too keen on math or the math exam that awaited him. So the 12-year-old didn't really want to get on the small No. 14 bus in Jerusalem on that February morning in 2004.

    A suicide bomber also boarded the bus, killing eight,...

  • The Jewish Earthquake

    By Journal Staff

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Squad that he threw his uniform into a fireplace and burned it.

    "I had gone through two years of grueling training and was very disappointed," the 34-year-old defender for the San Jose Earthquakes said in a phone interview. "But I think more has been made of this incident than it...

  • West Valley JCC Open and Synagogue Basketball League

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Shomrei Torah pulled a three-peat, defeating Valley Beth Shalom in the West Valley JCC Synagogue League Championship. Former collegiate and Israeli hoop star, Mark Turnenshine, earned MVP honors for his 37 tournament points.

    The Doorjammers defeated the John's Jocks for the West...

  • Out of Africa

    By Adam Wills

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What started out as a joke between friends fast became a million-dollar goal for a retired Jewish soccer player.

    Ethan Zohn emerged as the sole survivor of the third installment of the CBS reality show "Survivor" during the two-hour Jan. 10 finale, defeating Kim Johnson, a...

  • Jewish ‘Gladiator’

    By Ari Morguelan

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When Carla Simone was young, she dreamed of playing soccer professionally. She looked to superstar Pele as her role model, and encouragement from her parents and coach drove her to succeed in a sport that has captured the public's attention following America's 1999 Women's World Cup...

  • Athlete of the Week: Andrew Felder

    By Ari Morguelan

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Andrew Felder, a 17-year-old Encino native, is our first Athlete of the Week. Felder has excelled on and off the field, according to Maccabi Games coach Kobi Goren.

    A soccer starter for the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines, Felder made team captain as a junior. He is also a...

  • God Takes the Field

    By Larry Derfner

    February 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There's nothing more peculiarly, confoundinglyIsraeli than soccer on Shabbat. But it may be coming to an end. It'sa sign of the times.

    For 70 years, big-league soccer games in Israel --or, before 1948, in Palestine -- have been played on Shabbat. Whilethe game is beloved by all...

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