Basketball

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    An Argentine Jewish basketball team made the country’s top professional division. Centro Juventud Sionista, or the Zionist Youth Center, is believed to be the first Jewish team to make the top level in Argentina. The team recently won the second-division championship, gaining automatic entry as one of the 20 clubs in the top league. Sionista… More ▸

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    Maccabi Tel Aviv lost its bid for a third European basketball title. The Israeli team lost Sunday in Prague to CSKA Moscow, 73-69, in the final. Frequently cited by commentators as the best basketball team in Europe, Maccabi crushed Spanish opponent Tau Ceramica, 85-70, in the semifinal Friday. But Maccabi, which had a weak season… More ▸

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    Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel’s leading basketball team, is again in the European league’s Final Four. The semifinals and finals will be held Friday through Sunday in Prague’s Sazka Arena. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the European championship in 2004 and 2005 and was in the finals in 2001. A record number of Israelis are expected in… More ▸

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    An Israeli player helped lead the University of Maryland women’s basketball team to an NCAA championship. Shay Doron scored 16 points as the Terrapins defeated Duke, 78-75, in overtime Tuesday night. More ▸

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    An NBA basketball team celebrated its Jewish heritage. The Golden State Warriors gave out free T-shirts to 500 fans at their March 27 game against the Washington Wizards to honor franchise founder Eddie Gottlieb, j., the Jewish newspaper in northern California, reported. More ▸

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    Jerusalem hosted a local version of the Special Olympics for the first time. Mayor Uri Lupolianski on Tuesday launched the winter games of the Special Olympics in Jerusalem, attending a gymnastics exhibition and a floor hockey match. The municipality is holding the games in association with the Israeli Special Olympics organization in various locations around… More ▸

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    Red Sarachek, Yeshiva University’s longtime basketball coach, died Monday at age 93. Sarachek was an influential figure in New York City basketball for decades. He coached Yeshiva’s team from 1942-43 and 1945-69. More ▸