Basketball

I've had a ball, says Farmar

By Simon Griver, December 1, 2011

With the lockout ended, the NBA's two Jewish stars –Jordan Farmar and Omri Casspi - are relishing the start of the US basketball season, two months behind schedule.

New Jersey Nets guard Farmar has been playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv and another powerful performance last week saw him score 21 points as the Israelis beat Milan to go top of Euroleague Group Three.

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Maccabi march on

By Simon Griver, November 10, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv are planning to continue to capitalise on the NBA lock-out after going joint-top of their EuroLeague group.

New Jersey Nets point guard Jordan Farmar scored 27 points as Maccabi beat Real Madrid 88-82 at Yad Eliyahu.

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Casspi set for France after snub

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

NBA star Omri Casspi has rejected the opportunity to move back to Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Casspi, who has spent the past two years in the USA with the Sacramento Kings, had hoped to secure a move home following the NBA lockout.

But a snag over the amount of tax he would be required to pay has persuaded the 23-year-old to consider joining French side Villeurbane along with San Antonio S

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NBA stars net Maccabi deal

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

The NBA's two top Jewish stars Jordan Farmar and Omri Casspi have signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv, with the American League threatening a lockout for the entire season.

New Jersey Nets guard Farmar who won back-to-back championships with the Los Angeles Lakers before moving to the East Coast, initiated the move to Israel where he is likely to earn $500,000 a year compared with $4 million a year in

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Teenagers in medal hunt in Philadelphia

July 28, 2011

JCC Max Benaim and Libby Walker have been named as the flag-bearers for Team GB's 43-athlete squad taking part at the JCC Maccabi Games in Philadelphia next month.

Tennis starlet Benaim and swimmer Walker have been rewarded for their efforts in raising funds for the trip.

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NBA stars tempted by Israel loan move

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2011

The NBA's two Jewish stars ‑— Omri Casspi of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets — have both held preliminary talks about a temporary move to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Net loss

July 21, 2011

GB's basketball team found the going tough as they were beaten by Turkey, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Power forward Joe Curtis and point guard Joshua Cramer were praised by joint-manager Craig Harris, who led the team with Tamir Grant.

Harris said: "In the end it came down to fitness and not taking our chances."

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Junior success bodes well for 2013

July 21, 2011

GB'S juniors accounted for almost half of the gold medals at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

While Zak Zilesnick stole the show in table tennis, David Garcia was the star turn in badminton.

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Tel Aviv reach final four

By Simon Griver, April 7, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv have reached the final four of the Euroleague tournament in Barcelona.

A 99-77 win over Spanish champions Caja Laboral at the Nokia Arena saw Maccabi take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-game quarter-final series.

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Casspi eyes fresh start in NBA

By David Gold, April 7, 2011

Omri Casspi's future at Sacramento Kings is in doubt after he said that he wants to play at a club where he is appreciated.

The first Israeli to play in the NBA, Casspi said that he "will have to make some decisions at the end of the year".

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