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Yeshiva University eliminated from NCAA basketball tournament

The Maccabees, who were making their first appearance in the national tournament, finished their season with a record of 18-11.JTA, 3/4/2018, 10:01 AM

Head of Iran’s wrestling federation quits over Israel policy

Head of Iran’s wrestling federation resigns after criticizing authorities for letting athletes pay the price for ban on facing Israelis.Elad Benari, 3/1/2018, 4:13 AM

Fatah official: FIFA caved to Israeli pressure

Jibril Rajoub, who heads the Palestine Football Association, blasts FIFA for failing to ban clubs based in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/28/2018, 6:46 AM

Argentine star Diego Schwartzman reaches tennis’ top 20

Diego Schwartzman becomes first Jewish player since 1990 to rank among top 20 in Association of Tennis Professionals.JTA, 2/26/2018, 3:37 PM

YU men’s basketball team qualifies for NCAA tournament

A first: Yeshiva University's Maccabee's basketball team advances to NCCA division tournament.JTA, 2/26/2018, 1:55 PM

Qataris angered by Israeli presence at handball tournament

Israel sends athletes to youth handball tournament in Doha. Qataris urged to withdraw their children from the competition.Elad Benari, 2/23/2018, 5:13 AM

Liverpool fans: 'If he scores another few, I'll be Muslim too'

Video clip shows soccer fans cheering Muslim player on their team, expressing willingness to convert to Islam if he just continues to score.Dalit Halevy, 2/18/2018, 8:29 AM

Iran to protest ban of wrestler who boycotted Israeli

Iran’s wrestling federation to protest decision to ban one of its wrestlers for deliberately throwing a match to avoid fighting an Israeli.Elad Benari, 2/18/2018, 5:30 AM

Week after Super Bowl, 7 NFL players tour Israel, meet with PM

Trip to Israel a first for Geoff and Mitch Schwartz, only Jewish brothers to play in NFL during modern era.Mordechai Sones, 2/15/2018, 11:43 AM

Offensive performance during Israeli basketball semifinals

During State Cup semifinals, immodestly-clad women wearing tzitzit appear on court. Culture Minister works to prevent similar occurrences.Ido Ben Porat, 2/13/2018, 12:09 PM

Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA campaign

Real Madrid's Portuguese-born forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins MDA to help promote life-saving blood drive in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2018, 12:42 PM

English soccer team launches campaign to fight anti-Semitism

Chelsea club launches 'Say No to Anti-Semitism' campaign aimed at discouraging anti-Semitism among its players and fans.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2018, 10:05 AM

Watch: Thousands of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball fans salute ZAKA

'For the first time in my life I participated in a basketball game. It's moving to see the appreciation for the important activity of ZAKA.'Mordechai Sones, 1/21/2018, 1:56 PM

'The Land of Israel is not occupied'

Culture Minister Miri Regev praises NBA for changing reference to 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' on website. 'No such country exists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2017, 11:52 AM

NBA apologizes for 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' listing

NBA clarifies it did not produce country listings for website, apologizes for oversight.Elad Benari, 12/29/2017, 4:34 AM

Israeli NBA star lights menorah on Golden State Warriors court

Omri Casspi lights menorah in NBA stadium, following one of the top performances of his career. 'A Hanukkah miracle.'JTA, 12/19/2017, 2:59 PM

Israeli startup hires soccer star Messi as brand ambassador

Argentinian soccer star signs on as brand ambassador for Israeli tech startup Sirin Labs.JTA, 12/13/2017, 9:34 PM

Scottish soccer fans: Jerusalem is Palestine

Fans of Celtic Football Club raise banners against Israel and U.S. President following his recognition of Jerusalem.Neri Weiss, 12/11/2017, 3:38 AM

'We triumphed because we chose life'

London soccer club hosts relatives of Israelis killed in terrorist attacks.JTA, 12/9/2017, 6:21 PM

Russia banned from 2018 Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing under its flag in 2018, insists athletes prove themselves clean.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2017, 8:03 AM

Israel leg of prestigious cycling event faces cancellation

Tourism and Culture Ministers threaten cancellation of touted race, after its website declares course passes through 'West Jerusalem.'Tal Polon, 11/30/2017, 10:21 AM

Argentina’s ‘Jewish’ rugby club wins country’s top tournament

Hindu Club, Rugby team with many Jewish members and fans, wins Buenos Aires league championship.JTA, 11/13/2017, 6:34 PM

Israeli judoka allowed to wear country's name in Morocco

Or Sasson allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, after discrimination in UAE.Elad Benari, 11/13/2017, 2:05 AM

Sports court to hear PA's appeal on 'settlement' clubs

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear Palestine Football Association's appeal against FIFA and its handling of complaint against Israel.Elad Benari, 11/7/2017, 5:35 AM

German fans create photo of Anne Frank in rival team jersey

Stickers showing photo of Anne Frank wearing a German soccer team’s jersey appeared in Dusseldorf, a week after a similar incident in Rome.JTA, 10/31/2017, 2:48 PM

Gush Etzion hoopsters team up with New Jersey Jewish communities

Gush Etzion-based basketball team uses sports to deepen ties between US and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 11:32 AM

'We scored a knockout against boycotters'

Minister Miri Regev praises Israeli Judo team's performance in Abu Dhabi, despite the tournament's refusal to recognize Israel.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 9:03 AM

Report: UAE will stop discrimination against Israeli athletes

Israeli athletes participating in Abu Dhabi judo tournament will be permitted to do so with Israeli flag and Israeli national symbols.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2017, 2:57 PM

FIFA will not sanction Israel over 'settlement clubs'

FIFA president announces the soccer body will not ban Israeli teams from Judea and Samaria as the PA requested.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/27/2017, 9:09 PM

UAE instructed to treat Israeli athletes equally

International Judo Federation calls on UAE to treat Israeli athletes equally during local tournament.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2017, 3:13 AM

Jewish tennis star loses in European Open

Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman loses after reaching European Open final.JTA, 10/23/2017, 7:37 AM

Israeli driver wins NASCAR championship

Alon Day, first Israeli NASCAR driver, wins his championship after placing 4th in European seriesJTA, 10/16/2017, 8:18 PM

Jewish Argentine coach guides Colombia soccer team to World Cup

Jose Pekerman participates in FIFA's World Cup for second year in a row.JTA, 10/16/2017, 7:35 AM

Spanish soccer team's Western Wall visit sparks uproar

Spanish soccer players mobbed by fans at Western Wall, slammed by Arabs over trip to Jewish holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2017, 2:57 PM

Israeli tennis player quits match because of Yom Kippur

Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela forfeits game at Shenzhen Open in order to observe the Yom Kippur fast.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/29/2017, 8:30 PM

Israel gears up to host prestigious Italian cycling race

Upcoming Giro d'Italia to take place in Israel, in what officials are calling the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the country.JTA, 9/19/2017, 7:59 AM

Poll: National anthem protests to blame for NFL's low ratings

The poll shows national anthem protests at fault for NFL's dropping ratings.Tzvi Lev, 9/17/2017, 7:33 PM

Chelsea asks fans to drop anti-Semitic song

British soccer team pleads with fans to ditch anti-Semitic song about the club’s striker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2017, 5:59 AM

FIFA opens disciplinary case against German federation

FIFA opens disciplinary case against the German soccer federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2017, 5:37 AM

Police nab suspects tied to Israeli national team thefts

National basketball team returns to hotel after being booted from EuroBasket 2017, only to discover they have been robbed of valuable items.Tal Polon, 9/6/2017, 11:05 PM

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson inaugurates new judo school in Jerusalem, volunteers with special needs children.Chana Roberts, 9/6/2017, 9:44 AM

First Israeli to win medal in all-around at World Championships

18 year old Olympic hopeful wins first Israeli medal at her first World Championships.JTA, 9/3/2017, 9:26 PM

Stoudemire won't return for second season with Israeli team

Former NBA All-Star did not indicate exact plans for the upcoming season, after tumultuous year with Hapoel Jerusalem.JTA, 9/3/2017, 11:11 AM

Iran excludes soccer player who played against Israeli team

Iran's excludes Masoud Shojaei from World Cup qualifiers, but denies it's punishment for him playing against an Israeli club.Elad Benari, 8/28/2017, 3:07 AM

Watch: Greenblatt visits Arab-Jewish soccer club

Trump's Special Representative visits mixed Arab and Jewish soccer club in Mevasseret Zion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2017, 11:37 PM

Israeli NBA star headlines int'l basketball camp in Israel

Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi of the Golden State Warriors was the face of this year's 'Basketball Without Borders.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2017, 2:26 PM

Israeli-born tennis semifinalist loses match

Israeli-Canadian teen loses in semifinal match of Montreal tennis tournament.JTA, 8/14/2017, 2:36 PM

'Nothing really prepares you for visiting Auschwitz'

Former NBA star Ray Allen writes moving account of his Auschwitz visit.JTA, 8/14/2017, 7:26 AM

Kasparov, the retired champ who can't give up chess

54-year-old former world champion comes out of retirement to play in official tournament in St. Louis against nine top-notch players.AFP, 8/13/2017, 10:44 AM

Iranians blast ban of soccer stars who played against Israel

Thousands of Iranians denounce Tehran regime's decision to blacklist Iranian soccer stars who played against Israel.JTA, 8/11/2017, 12:04 PM

Iran bans two soccer players who played against Israel

Iran drops two soccer players from its national team for having played against Maccabi Tel Aviv.Ben Ariel, 8/11/2017, 2:06 AM

'A society that plays together, stays together'

NBA delegation visits President Rivlin's home in Jerusalem.Chana Roberts, 8/10/2017, 1:45 PM

PA boxer refuses to compete against Israeli

Palestinian Arab boxer could face penalty for refusing to compete against Israel’s 16-year-old Thai boxing champion.Neri Weiss, 8/9/2017, 4:14 AM

Poland condemns attack on Israeli soccer players

Polish government condemns attack on members of Hapoel Petah Tikva near Warsaw, says it is investigating.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2017, 2:06 AM

International Marathon Association dumps Israeli Bible Marathon

26-mile marathon ending at Biblical site removed from marathon umbrella organization because it takes place partially over the Green Line.Gary Willig, 8/3/2017, 10:57 PM

Israeli soccer team attacked in Poland

After an exhibition game in Sochocin, players from Hapoel Petah Tikva attacked by local anti-Semites.Neri Weiss, 8/3/2017, 4:44 AM

European soccer worried about Israeli security situation

After 15 years, UEFA again considering having Israeli teams hold their European tournament 'home games' outside of Israel.Neri Weiss, 7/26/2017, 8:41 PM