Nate Robinson, a three-time winner of the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest despite standing only 5-9, agreed to play for the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt to offer him Israel’s support in the NBA Finals.
This will be the first time the competition is hosted by a nation other than the United States, Canada, England or Australia.
Just in time for the Olympics, Israel’s Holocaust trust has published an online tribute to Jewish athletes who perished in the Holocaust.
The family of presidential adviser Jared Kushner is in talks to purchase the Miami Marlins baseball team, The New York Times reported.
The Patriots will have a moment of silence for slain American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz prior to their Monday Night Football game against the Bills.
91-year-old Israeli long-distance runner Semion Simkin on Monday won the world championship for senior runners in Lyon, France.
While hardly on par with the New York, Boston and London marathons that draw world-class runners, the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv races are huge for Israel, attracting growing numbers of competitors and providing welcome jolts to the economy.
Israel’s Olympic team is set to compete, after the Jewish state officially announced the five athletes it will be sending to the Sochi games.
Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, has signed a two-year deal with the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team.