Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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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As a football player, Alan Veingrad followed a strict training regiment to get himself from 215 pounds at the end of high school - undersized for an offensive lineman - to a solid 290 pounds during the prime of his career in the National Football League. "Everything was laid out. How many repetitions [to do], how much weight goes on...
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The advancement of next generation wireless devices, flat panel displays, digital television, MP3 devices and gaming consoles will push consumer electronics sales to a new high of $135.4 billion dollars in 2006, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Gone are the days of individual components for each function; audio receiver, television, CD player, DVD player, etc. Technology has delivered a...
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"Come on!" Mike Zukerman shouted sternly to himself after his errant shot floated several inches past the end of the table, then bounced off the floor. After a few seconds, the sounds of the game resumed and once again filled the basement room of the Jewish Community Centers Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia: Feet shuffled and sneakers squeaked while the...
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