Pats owner helped build stadium

Updated: February 22, 2005, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

New England Patriots: Owner Robert Kraft will visit Jerusalem this week to attend the reopening of a stadium he helped build for an Israeli flag football league.

Kraft's initial $120,000 donation in 1999 helped pay for the Kraft Family Stadium, a former soccer field that was converted into the home of the American Football League in Israel (AFI).

This winter, the owner of the three-time Super Bowl champions donated another $500,000 to pay for artificial turf and other improvements to the stadium.

More than 1,000 men and woman participate in AFI's youth and adult flag football programs, founded by American expatriates living in Israel. Kraft and his wife, Myra, plan to attend the rededication ceremony on Wednesday.

The Kraft Family Stadium is also used for baseball, softball, soccer and rugby.

New York Giants: Running back Tiki Barber makes his debut as a morning television talk show co-host Tuesday on the Fox & Friends show.

Barber, who just returned from Hawaii where he played in his first Pro Bowl, will join regular co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and E.D. Hill for Fox News Channel's morning talk show program. Substituting for Steve Doocy, Barber will assist in highlighting the latest in entertainment and sports news.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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