Les Levine write about Sports for the Cleveland Jewish News. Follow Les on Twitter @LesLevine.

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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak and listen to the Mandel JCC Men’s Club, including several people who claimed they have called me on my radio or television shows. It is not difficult to identify “Bill from Beachwood.” After the men’s club program ended, a man tried to pay me a comp…

When you are taught the game of baseball or any other game, certain axioms are accepted. For example, a “walk is as good as a hit” or “never let the second or third out of any inning be made at third base,” which is something that cost the Indians a chance to win a game when Francisco Lindor…

Years from now, some 12- to 16-year-old teenagers will look back and fondly remember the JCC Maccabi games over the last two weeks in Atlanta and Detroit as their greatest athletic moment, while others may think of it as their ultimate Jewish experience.In Detroit, more than 3,000 people wel…

One never knows how college football recruits will turn out, but from all indications, Ohio State football coach Ryan Day did very well with the 2020 class – his first without former coach Urban Meyer. Classifying players as three-, four- and five-star recruits is like trying to figure out w…

For as many years as I can remember, NFL season-ticket holders have complained about having to pay full price for exhibition games, when the league comes right out and tells you the games don’t mean a thing. So, what does the NFL propose to keep the gravy train going?They have floated out th…

As I predicted last week on my television show, Major League Baseball added Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and closer Brad Hand to the American League All-Star Game roster, joining teammate Carlos Santana, who was elected by the fans to be the starting first baseman for the game July 9 a…

Browns and Indians fans got a look behind the curtain in the past week or so and they have a little better idea about how things work at the professional level. Professional sports franchises do not work the way normal businesses do. I know there has been a pecking order at every radio or te…