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.
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.
Israel on Monday in Seoul topped Korea 2-1 in the 10th inning. Team Israel had 8 hits to Korea’s 7 in the hard-fought game.
“I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community,” he said in a statement issued Wednesday evening.
The 34-year-old basketball player signed a two-year deal with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem last year.
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.
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, was waived by the Pelicans on Saturday, after suffering a broken thumb Thursday night in his debut with the team.