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BY Heather Norris
July 21, 2014

Team Israel wrapped up a strong World Lacrosse Championship debut late last week with a seventh-place finish. The team clinched the seventh spot with a 15-10 win over Japan on Friday, July 18. After falling behind 5-4 at halftime, Israel stormed back in the second half of its final match of the championships. Ari Sussman, CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
July 16, 2014

The Israel national lacrosse team secured a top-eight finish in the FIL World Lacrosse Championship and a spot in the quarterfinals Tuesday with a 15-1 win over 6th-ranked Germany. Attackman Ari Sussman, who leads the tournament with 30 points, netted three goals and two assists in the Germany match while Matthew Cherry (four goals, one CONTINUE »

Despite turmoil at home and protests at practices, coaches say the Israel national team is ready to play.
BY Heather Norris
July 11, 2014

Amid turmoil at home, the Israeli national lacrosse team made their FIL World Championship Friday, July 11 with a 19-4 win over 10th-ranked Sweden. The team traveled to host state Colorado earlier this month, just days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were found in the West Bank and a week before Israel CONTINUE »

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Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club owner talks strategy
BY Jim Williams
July 2, 2014

Mark down the date: Friday, June 20, 2014. It was the day that the world realized that Israel had become a force in the world of professional basketball. Former Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt, who led the yellow and blue to both the 2014 Euroleague and Israeli Basketball Super League championships, was CONTINUE »

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David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA dream job
BY Anthony Weiss/JTA
July 2, 2014

LOS ANGELES — In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball. Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a different, and totally unprecedented, form of aliyah — to leave the ranks of Israeli basketball to coach in the CONTINUE »