Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Inside a South Philadelphia shooting range, a man rattles off round after round of ammunition using a high-powered 357 magnum. Just a few lanes away, Sloane Milstein -- equipped with ear muffs and eye protection -- methodically positions her feet, loads a small pellet into an air pistol, then slowly raises her gun straight ahead. With seemingly endless, piercing shots...
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What do American triathlete Sarah Shulman, Australian soccer player Tal Karp and Ukrainian runner Zhanna Pintusevich-Block have in common? Not only do all three excel in their respective sports, but they're all Jewish. With the start of the new year comes the second-ever Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's 15-month calendar, "Jewish + Female = Athlete." It features information and photographs of 18 of...
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Princeton University graduate Scott Greenman loves everything about the game of basketball, not just the high-flying highlights seen on ESPN, but all of the little, unglamorous aspects of the sport that have increasingly become a lost art. He has a deep appreciation for the mental chess match between coaches, the importance of moving effectively without the ball, and even relishes...
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Runner Peggy Mandell is in fantastic shape. Her legs are muscular, her body is tight, and she has enough cardio capacity to run for long stretches at a time. And when she lines up for the 13.1-mile Philadelphia Distance Run this Sunday, she'll also be twice the age of most of the other participants. The 55-year-old mother of two grown...
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It happened to Philadelphia goalie Max Fenkell two years in a row. First, it was the inline hockey semifinal in the JCC Maccabi Games in 2004. After his Philadelphia team overcame a two-goal deficit against Washington, D.C., to tie the game -- this, in front of D.C.'s home crowd -- Fenkell, 15, gave up the game winning goal with just...
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