Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When next football season rolls around, Andrew Goodman might have to tackle his greatest challenge yet. The 18-year-old senior hopes to go from captain of the George Washington High School football team to earning a spot on the roster at Penn State University. Making such a celebrated squad as a walk-on will take a lot of time in the gym...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The life of an up-and-coming boxer is often filled with weekends that Ran "Sweet Dreams" Nakash is finding all too familiar: traveling to a different city, sleeping at a ragged motor inn, and pummeling an opponent and dazzling the crowd -- all while ultimately losing money. Yes, Nakash, 29, improved his professional record to 11-0 last week with a dominant...
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Jared Shelley, JE Feature
With a seemingly endless line of championship banners hanging high above its court, the Abington Friends School boys basketball team worked out in much the same way past squads have prepared over the last 29 years -- with a tough, physical practice under the watchful eye of coach Steve Chadwin. When two offensive players couldn't seem to score against just...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
In international play, American soccer hardly gets any respect from the world community -- the United States has never even been close to a World Cup victory. On the other hand, it remains a passion in the extreme for fans around the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina -- where fútbol is undoubtedly king -- American players in the Pan American...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
All that was missing was some wood paneling, a few rock posters tacked to the walls and somebody's mom shouting down the basement steps that dinner was ready. For the most part, ping-pong is known as a light-hearted form of entertainment. Yet it's clearly serious business for the competitors who filled the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel University over the...
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