Friday, July 21, 2017
The 18 NFL legends — including Jim Brown and Joe Montana — provided thrills for Israeli fans in a country that few of the players had ever visited.
The rising 24-year-old from Buenos Aires, at just 5-foot-7, will look to make some noise at Wimbledon.
Two top National Football League players pulled out of publicity trip to Israel, saying they felt “used” by the government. Bennett tweeted an image of a letter with a longer explanation of why he would not be participating.
Israel is now 4-1 in the tournament overall, and 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament.
Israel was the lowest-ranked team to qualify for the World Baseball Classic. Yet the club started the tournament last week to win its pool in the first round and become the only team to come out of the qualifying round and go undefeated.
Israel beat the Netherlands on Thursday by a score of 4-2 to finish first in its pool in the first round of the quadrennial baseball tournament, in which 16 countries are represented.
The former NBA All-Star, who won the title this season in Israel with Hapoel Jerusalem, told the New York Post that retirement and a return to the NBA are other options.
The 20th Maccabiah is set to open Thursday night in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium with a festive procession of approximately 10,000 athletes from 80 nations.
Israel overwhelmed the Chinese Taipei team 15-7 early Tuesday in Seoul for its second straight win in the country’s first appearance in the tournament.
Lionel Messi, who is Catholic, was called 'Jewish' and 'Zionist' after he donated a pair of soccer shoes to charity while appearing on Egyptian TV.

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