Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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At the end of a long day of working through tennis drills and playing matches against the nationally ranked competition while training at the U.S. Tennis Association's Crandon Park facility in Florida, 12-year-old Madison Cohen sometimes finds herself staring eye-to-eye with a bathtub filled with water and ice. "It's like torture," said Cohen, who immerses herself in freezing water for...
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In 1935, a little-known German boxer by the name of Eric Seelig shocked the American boxing world by knocking out Mickey Walker, a great middleweight champion of the 1920s. The road to an American arena full of fans applauding for a victorious Seelig -- who routinely wore shorts with a Star of David stitched on the left leg -- had...
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Bill Coren wasn't the best runner in the 1960s when he was part of the Springfield High School track and field squad. The 57-year-old has suffered from Crohn's disease his entire life, which he said prevented him from building the muscle necessary for the bursts of speed and strength most track events require. But the Delaware County native and longtime...
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It's on the field, in the pool and match point for the games
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After getting a defensive rebound, Jordan Freel went "coast to coast," weaving around defenders in a drive to the hoop for a seemingly easy lay-up. With quick moves, lots of hustle and a deadly accurate shot, the 12-year-old controlled the tempo of the boys championship basketball game at the Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday. "We would pass it around," explained...
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Eight sporting greats - one of them deceased - were honored Sunday for their athletic achievements by being inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the Gershman Y in Center City. The honorees included two wrestlers, three basketball players, a track star, a soccer coach - even a sportscaster. "It was always an inconvenience to be a...
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