Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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.
Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire was honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award in Israel for his philanthropy and leadership in building bridges among communities.
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.
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.
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, reportedly is being traded from the Sacramento Kinds to the New Orleans Pelicans.
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.
The family of presidential adviser Jared Kushner is in talks to purchase the Miami Marlins baseball team, The New York Times reported.

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