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Professional sports and Orthodox charities: Two worlds that one wouldn't expect to intersect. But as it turns out, former Mets pitcher and current on-air analyst Nelson Figueroa is a major (league) supporter of Chai Lifeline and the amazing work that they do.
For those unfamiliar with them, Chai Lifeline provides a range of support services for kids fighting cancer and other serious conditions. The organization is perhaps best known for operating Camp Simcha, a summer program tailored to the needs of those children.
Figueroa became involved with the organization through his friendship with Peri Finkelstein, a teen girl from West Hempstead born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. He had met Peri and her family during a game at Citi
Chelsea soccer coach Jose Mourinho told reporters Monday, November 23, that his team had no concerns over travelling to Israel for Tuesday's Champions League match against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli news site The Times of Israel reported.
Prior to Chelsea's departure, the British government had issued a travel warning for Israel, citing a 'high threat of terrorism'.
The violence since October 1 has killed 22 Israelis, an American, an Eritrean and one Arab Israeli, as well as 92
The National Football League stepped up security inside and outside stadiums Sunday, November 15, as America's most popular sports league responded to a series of attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed the National Football League there are no known specific threats, but league commissioner Roger Goodell ordered tighter security at all venues.
The league said security at its games is robust.
Two of the coordinated
Fans of the Turkish National Basketball Team on Saturday pelted the Israeli women's selection with objects while during the playing of Israel's national anthem before the opening round match against Turkey at the European Championship for Women held in Ankara.
A video of the incident shows the Israeli team singing the Hatikva, Israel's national anthem, when Turkish fans suddenly begin throwing objects at them.
Local fans also began booing the Israeli team and some even applauded the fans
Russia risks being excluded from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio over damning allegations.
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, November 11, that Russia must "do everything" to eradicate doping, ordering an inquiry into allegations of major drug abuse in athletics days before the country risks being barred from next year's Olympics.
Moscow is scrambling to respond to a bombshell World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report released this week that alleged systematic doping in Russian