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The Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast hosts

Locals Host ‘The Rights to Ricky Sanchez’ Sixers Podcast

Perhaps nothing better explains the sensibility of “The Rights to Ricky Sanchez” podcast than the name itself. Sanchez was a middling Puerto Rican power forward,...
baseball on grass

Gabe Kapler Hired to Manage San Francisco Giants

By Marc Brodsky / JTA A month after being fired from his first manager’s post, Gabe Kapler has another shot. The Jewish ex-major league outfielder, a...
J. Russell Peltz is applauded

J. Russell Peltz Celebrates Half Century in Boxing

Boxing has mesmerized J. Russell Peltz since he was a Bar Mitzvah boy in Bala Cynwyd, although circumstances never really gave his boxing career...
Israel’s baseball team with sign that says "Tokyo, Here we come!"

Israel’s Baseball Team Earns Trip to 2020 Olympics

When you consider the odds, the idea that Israel’s national baseball team could qualify for a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo...
head coach alex freedman with a member from team israel and from team kenya

Israeli Lacrosse Team Helps Kenyan Team With Gift

It’s unusual for a sports team to go out of its way to help give its opponents an advantage, but that was the case...
Michael Keitz with the U16 team, on the way to the Maccabi Games in Atlanta

Coach: Maccabi Is ‘My Favorite Week of the Year’

Thousands of Jewish teens from across the United States descended on Atlanta last weekend for another edition of the Maccabi Games. Next weekend, thousands more...
Professional wrestlers Rory Gulak and Drew Gulak, also known as the Philadelphia Stretcher

Gulak Brothers Take Center Stage in Pro Wrestling World

Rory Gulak had no desire to step inside a wooden coffin filled with barbed wire that was set aflame, but when he was a...
The new Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in its new space at the Jewish Community Services Building

Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Reopens in New Space

It’s been a little more than a year since it was made public that the Gershman Y would be vacating its home of more...

Area Native Jake Rosenberg Plays for the Israeli National Baseball Team

The first time Jake Rosenberg realized how much work he was about to do was during his first week in Israel, back in August....
David Feldman, a bare knuckle fighting promoter, stands in front of ring

Promoter David Feldman Reflects on Bare-Knuckle Fighting Ahead of Championship

The late Sen. John McCain was known for many things — his service and subsequent imprisonment in Vietnam, his long career as a legislator,...