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Blatt to Lead the Cavs

While the Cavs decide on who to draft with the #1 pick and waiting to hear whether King James would be willing to come home, they are certain about one thing; former Macabbi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt will be leading the way. Mazel Tov to Blatt. This is a great moment in Jewish sports. Click HERE to read more.
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Temple of Aaron's All Star Weekend

On July 12th come hear from Ron Rabinovitz and his amazing story of being pen pals with Jackie Robinson. And then the big Jewish sports event on July 13th leading into the All Star game!!
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquis Headed to Philly

Coming off Tommy John surgery, Jason Marquis has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies. Mazel Tov! Read more HERE.
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sent Down

 Unfortunately, both Josh Zeid and Ryan Kalish have been sent down. Also, Aaron Poreda has been optioned to the Pacific Coast League even though he has been pitching well. We hope to see them all back up soon.
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Maccabi Tel Aviv - Euro Champs!!!

Mazel Tov to Maccabi Tel Aviv on becoming the EuroLeague Basketball Champions!!!! Click HERE for more!     
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Headlines

Peer Lights The TorchIke Hopeful with PiratesZeid and Others Headed to IsraelBraun Ready to ReturnAdam Silver's Jewish Question
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Podlesh Signs with Steelers

Former Jags and Bears punter Adam Podlesh has signed a one-year deal with the Steelers. Click HERE for more.
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Schimmel Draft by the Dream

Shoni Schimmel went 8th in the WNBA draft to the Atlanta Dream. Congrats to Shoni! Read more HERE.
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fuld to Twins

 Sam Fuld has joined the Minnesota Twins. HERE is a nice article about his new role.
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Pearl Building a Mega Jewish Coaching Staff

 The charismatic college coach Bruce Pearl is back. And we missed him. Pearl is the new Head Coach of the Auburn Tigers. Auburn makes a big splash with a proven coach. We are happy to see Pearl back on the sidelines and out from behind a desk.Pearl has wasted no time building a staff bringing aboard Auburn legend Chuck Person and adding two Jewish coaches to his team Harris Adler...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

More Player Movement

 Congrats to Texas Rangers' pitcher Aaron Poreda for putting a stamp on his comeback. Not only has he been called up back to the big leagues, he pitched in last nights win over the White Sox. Poreda had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and missed all of 2013. Read more HERE.Ike Davis has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Davis has struggled through injuries and slumps over the last...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TGR NBA Sportsman of the Year

 Congratulations to the 2014 NBA Sportsman of the Year Omri Casspi. The change of scenery to Houston has helped rejuvenate Casspi's NBA career. The Rockets Forward averaged 6.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 1.2 APG. He played in 71 games, starting 2. This is Casspi's second time winning the award. The Rockets are playoff bound. Others considered were Jordan Farmar, David Stern/Adam Silver,...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Movement

Sam Fuld, who had a nice start with the As, has been designated for assignment. The situation is complicated but HERE is the low down. Brian De La Puente has joined the Bears. After snapping/starting the last two years with the Saints, he joins Marc Trestman's minyan. He is currently behind Roberto Garza on the depth chart. HERE is more information.
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Beginning of the Season MLB Headlines

Braun Hits 3 DingersJosh Zeid Called Up ---- Josh Zeid in Trouble?Davis and Satin in Same SituationKinsler Starts off HotBreslow Heading Back Soon. Hopefully.Valencia Struggles at 2B
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview: Dodger Legend Norm Sherry and JewishBaseballPlayer.com

You may have seen this amazing piece of artwork below. /www.jewishbaseballplayer.com and Greg Harris has really drawn up some amazing interest and excitement through his project. Contacted to this achievement has been his ability to help non-profits raise money. We spoke with Greg and he put us in touch with Norm Sherry as a way to collaborate. If you are a baseball fan you need...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top MLBers Stories Going into 2014

This year's Top 10 Jewish stories to look for on the Diamond:10) Re-emergence of Aaron PoredaA few years ago we were talking about Poreda as next in line of solid Jewish MLBer starters. He emerged quickly with the White Sox and was a major piece of the Jake Peavy trade. Since then his stock has plummeted and he really has not see the majors or been a mainstay in any organization...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Schwartz to Giants

 Geoff Schwartz has signed with the NY Giants. Lots of kosher restaurants to choose from. Click HERE for more.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Offseason News

 The Patriots continue to engage Julian Edelman with a new contract after his breakout year. But things might not work out. HERE is ESPN's view.Gabe Carimi is headed to Atlanta after a brief stint with the Bucs. Read more HERE.Like Carimi now Adam Podlesh is a former Bear as Chicago has released its punter. More HERE.Taylor Mays, coming off injury, is expected to remain with the...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kinsler Goes Off

 In an interview with ESPN magazine, Ian Kinsler goes off on his former team the Texas Rangers. Its making headlines so instead of just tweeting it out you can click HERE for more.
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mekel Sent to D-League

 Israeli Phenom and Mavs point guard was sent down to the NDBL yesterday. He has had knee troubles and the Mavs have a solid amount of PGs so this becomes a good move for the Mavs. Read more HERE.
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Sports Rabbis of the Year

About a month ago we decided to launch our own version  of Top Rabbis. Now that Newsweek is not publishing a list, we hope that this article will fill the void. We got many applicants for the two categories; Rabbis who are/were actual athletes and Rabbis who are sports enthusiasts. We thank everyone for submitting the names of some great rabbis (also thank you to the many of you...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview: Former MLBer and 1st Round Pick Justin Wayne

As my congregants know I have a wall full of Jewish MLBers rookie cards hanging in my office. A congregant walks into my office, looks at the hanging cards and says "hey that's Justin." Of course, I immediately asked for his contact information and Justin was gracious enough to answer some questions. We spoke on the phone for a while and he has some great stories. Justin, while career...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nominate Your Rabbi - America's Top Sports Rabbis

Over the last few years there have been lists after lists of TOP RABBIS. There was Newsweek's Top 50 Rabbis in America, The Forward had a list of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis, and recently Jewrotica.com ran a list of Hottest Rabbis. We are getting into the action and looking for America's Top Sports Rabbis. This list is going to be broken down into two categories:1) Rabbis who...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Two New Jews on Ice

Two new Jews joined the NHL ranks. However, they came up to the pros but fairly quickly off their rosters.Trevor Smith played 25 games for the Maple Leafs and had 4 goals and 9 assists. Yahoo.com reported "Smith broke a bone in his right hand when blocking a shot from Florida's Shawn Matthias in the third period of a 3-1 loss Dec. 17." Hope he gets back soon.David Warsofsky played...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview: Cornell's (and Shalhevet's) JoJo Fallas

There is a lot of talk about the big Jewish kid in Evanston Illinois, Aaron Liberman playing for Northwestern. But before we get all wrapped up in one Orthodox Jew from California, we better pay attention to the East Coast where another former California Orthodox High Schooler is making waves at Cornell. Meet JoJo Fallas, former Red Sarachek MVP and Shalhevet legend. JoJo is working...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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