The 6-foot-5 pitcher’s plan for success: Bringing kosher food everywhere and walking to games on Shabbat.
The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted New York native Jacob Steinmetz in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft.
The 6-5 guard, known for his passing and scoring, along with his basketball intellect, played sparingly in his one season for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
His is a story of comeback, from physical injury and mental anguish. And an Arkansas rabbi helped along the way.
Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman has been an unabashed Philadelphia 76ers fan for more than four decades, ever since his father, Rabbi Marshall Maltzman, brought home the team’s coach — and one of the greatest Jewish basketball players of all time — Dolph Schayes, for a Passover Seder. At the time, Sixers-Celtics was one of the fiercest rivalries in sports. Philadelphians loved Wilt Chamberlain and loathed Bill Russell, but saved plenty of venom for Celtics coach Red Auerbach. “I hated his cockiness,” Maltzman recently recalled. “And he broke our hearts every year.”
ESPN’s Suzy Kolber has been a football fan since way back. At age 8 she dressed up in a helmet and shoulder pads for Halloween. Earlier this month, her love for the gridiron earned her the Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award from the Maxwell Football Club. It was the first time in its 69-year history that the suburban Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — During his days in the National Football League, Reggie White was listed at 6 foot 5 inches and 300 pounds. But if you asked anyone who ever played against him, they would tell you that he played even bigger, that he might have been the greatest gridiron warrior to line up on the defensive side of the ball.But, as demonstrated
PHILADELPHIA — One bright spot for Democrats on a generally gloomy Election Day was the election of Josh Shapiro to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.In his first run for public office, Shapiro, 31, won with 54% of the vote, despite having to campaign in a suburban Philadelphia district with more registered Republicans than
PHILADELPHIA — When the two-time defending champion University of Connecticut Huskies — the Goliath of NCAA women’s basketball — were upset last weekend, it was an Israeli hoops sensation who delivered the final blow.Liad Suez, a 22-year-old sophomore, made all eight of her shots in the second half, including the game-winner, to lead the
On a cold night in early February, greater Philadelphia’s Akiba Hebrew Academy girls basketball team was struggling as it battled longtime rival Kimberton Waldorf School for first place of the Tri-County League.But then Miriam “Memmie” Lindemann got hot.A 5-foot-5 shooting guard, Lindemann stood with the ball at the top of the key, 20 feet