Single Dad’s Hoop Dreams Come True in Tel Aviv

When the NBA passed on him, guard Tyrese Rice found a home in Israel—and led Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth Euroleague crown

Soccer, Like Politics, Is About Corruption, Incompetence, and Obsessing With the Jews

Ravaged by allegations of widespread corruption, FIFA—world soccer’s controlling body—focuses on Israel

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jack. What Jews Love About Baseball Is Jewish Players.

A new exhibit paints the sport as a vehicle for assimilation, but Greenberg, Koufax, and even Ryan Braun are Jewish role models

What’s the Jewish Equivalent of a Jamaican Bobsledder? Maybe an Israeli Curler.

Hoping to compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Israeli recruiters are looking for North American curlers to join the team

These Jewish Ice Dancers May Be the Ones To Watch at the Winter Olympics—in 2022

Gigi and Luca Becker and Eliana Gropman—day-school classmates—took top novice medals at this year’s U.S. championships

Why We Won’t Be Covering Sochi

Russia is eager to hide its abominable persecution of gays behind Olympic pomp. We mustn’t let it.

Where’s the Jewish Jeremy Lin? Maybe Playing in New York’s Yeshiva League

At the Heschel School, an ambitious plan to become a basketball powerhouse is paying off and turning scholars into ballers

How LeBron James and the Miami Heat Brought Me and My Grandfather Together

Retired in Century Village, he has a newfound passion for NBA basketball that keeps him going and keeps us connected

For Long-Suffering Chicago Bears Fans, Hope For Victory Has a New Name: ‘The Rabbi’

Tonight, Coach Marc Trestman faces his first test as he sends his players to face the rival Green Bay Packers

A Passionate Rivalry Between Two Women—On the Chess Board and Everywhere Else

International chess champions Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush play the game of life to a draw

Aspiring Basketball Stars Head to Suburban Westchester, Where the ‘Shot Doctor’ Is In

John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould

How a Jewish Kid From Connecticut Made It to the Major Leagues

Josh Zeid plays for one of the worst teams in baseball but still says he’s living the dream

In the U.S., Soccer Has a Distinctive Voice, and It Belongs to Andrés Cantor

In the run-up to next year’s World Cup, the Argentine-born announcer is perfecting his signature call: GGGGOOOOAAAALLLL!

Forget Who Is a Jew. For British Soccer Fans, Question Is, Can You Be a Yid?

For decades, Tottenham Spurs fans have used the slur as a badge of pride. Now the Football Association wants them to stop.

The International Olympic Committee Says These Athletes Can Go to Sochi. Israel Says No.

Are the government’s tight standards in pursuit of medals deferring qualified Jewish athletes’ sporting dreams?

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