Basketball

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    An Israeli rower took a bronze medal in the Beijing Paralympics Games. Eli Nawi finished third in the men’s single sculls-A event on Thursday in a time of 5 minutes, 39.11 seconds. The event was making its debut at the Paralympics. Israel now has three silver medals and one bronze in the 2008 Games. In… More ▸

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    Israeli shooter Doron Shaziri earned Israel its third silver medal of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Shaziri, who won two bronze medals in Athens in 2004, finished second Wednesday in the men’s R7-50m free rifle 3×40 SH1. Shaziri, a former sniper for the Israeli army, lost a leg in Lebanon in 1987 after stepping on a… More ▸

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    Israeli swimmer Inbal Pezaro won a second silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. She finished 2.04 seconds behind the winner in the women’s 200-meter freestyle S5 class event. “It’s still an unbelievable feeling,” Pezaro, 21, told the Olympic News Service after the race. “It’s my best time so far. I couldn’t have done better… More ▸

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    The Israeli men’s wheelchair basketball team easily defeated China 80-41 at the Paralympics in Beijing. The team recovered fast from Sunday’s loss to the United States, beating China in their second group B match on Monday. Roei Rozenberg led the game with 19 points, while Lior Dror and Dotan Meishar combined for 31 points and… More ▸

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    An Israeli swimmer won a silver medal on the first day of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Inbal Pezaro, 21, finished second in the final of the women’s 100-meter freestyle Sunday. Pezaro, who was born with a spinal disorder that inhibits the use of her legs, won the silver in Athens in the women’s 100… More ▸

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    Maccabi Tel Aviv signed an NBA free agent in what is being called the richest transaction in team history. Carlos Arroyo, 29, a veteran guard who played last season with the Orlando Magic, inked a three-year contract Monday that will pay him an estimated $2.5 million net next season — roughly $5 million in the… More ▸

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    The International Olympic Committee accepted the explanation of an Iranian swimmer who withdrew from a race that included an Israeli. A spokeswoman for the IOC said Monday that the swimmer, Mohammad Alirezaei, had confirmed in writing that he withdrew from the men’s 100-meter breaststroke because of illness, the Associated Press reported. The spokeswoman, Giselle Davies,… More ▸

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    An Iranian swimmer refused to compete against his Israeli counterpart at the Beijing Olympics. Mohammad Alirezaei pulled out of the 100-meter breaststroke race Saturday, apparently in protest at the participation of Israel’s Tom Beeri. An Iranian press report, however, said Alirezaei cited illness for his absence. Iran refuses to recognize Israel and has boycotted the… More ▸

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    Tamir Goodman, once known as the “the Jewish Jordan,” will resume his basketball career in Israel’s top professional league. Goodman, 26, signed with the Maccabi Haifa Heat of the Premier League, the team announced Monday. The 6-foot-3 guard, an Orthodox Jew who was living in his native Baltimore, signed after a two-day tryout at Nova… More ▸

  • You Heard It at the Jcc: Indiana Baller Going Pro

    It wasn’t the yarmulke-wearing, Shabbat-observing Tamir Goodman — once dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated — at a Jewish community center news conference telling the world he was heading to the NBA. Rather it was Eric Gordon — a 6-4, black, non-Jewish shooting guard from Indiana University — who sat before 300 friends, family… More ▸